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“Survival of the fittest” is an expression we often apply to individuals; their strength, cleverness, or other traits that might be valuable in enduring harsh conditions, competing, and generally coming out on top. But in the big picture, survival of the fittest is about the fate of a population,...
The Staples-Motley girls golf team placed third at the Detroit Lakes Invitational on May 22, placing third out of six teams. Alix Peterson led the team with 84, placing eighth in the meet. Adriana Dickey was 10th at 86. Bo Erholtz shot 92 and Ava Schneider 94 to round out the varsity scoring. The...
The Staples-Motley baseball team lost 10-0 in the first round of the Section 8AA playoffs on May 29, facing second seeded Perham. The Cardinals finished the season 4-16, and had a six game skid to end the year. On May 22, they lost at Upsala/Swanville 8-6 and dropped a doubleheader at Bertha-Hewitt...
Thomas Kossan pulls in a throw at second base to try and stop a steal attempt.   
Many who own a dog entertain the possibility that theirs may be special. Not just in the sense that every child is special to its parent, but “special” in that it may actually be a cut above the average. A few of us may even be right. Or maybe it’s one or two things that our dog can do that leave...
Reid Busker lets a pitch fly.  
The Staples-Motley softball team lost in the opening round of the Section 6AA playoffs, facing the top seed Albany, falling 31-0. The Cardinals finished the season without a win. They suffered from a lack of experienced pitchers but they were able to score runs in most of their games.  
Cade Schmidt takes a whack at a pitch during the doubleheader against Park Rapids. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
The Cardinals are 4-12 overall, but have three wins in a tough conference. One example is the doubleheader split the Cardinals had against Park Rapids on May 17. They lost the first game 9-2 but battled back to win the second game 9-6. The team had another doubleheader at Aitkin on May 19, where...
Staples-Motley track and field team compted in the Mid State Conference meet at Crosby-Ironton on May 18. The girls team placed fifth and the boys were third. The Cardinals will be at their subsection meet on Thursday, May 24, at Sauk Centre and then the Section 6A meet on Thursday, May 31, at...
Baseball pitcher Mason Nyhus cleaned up the win against Lake Park-Audubon, pitching two innings and giving up one run. Thomas Kossan started the game and earned the win on the mound. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)
The Staples-Motley baseball team split two different doubleheaders in the past week, beating Detroit Lakes 8-7 on May 10, but dropping the second game 7-2 On May 14, the team beat Lake Park-Audubon 12-2, then lost to Pelican Rapids 14-0 in the second match.

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