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The Staples-Motley football team was unable to stop the Hawley offense in a 54-20 loss at Hawley on Oct. 1.  Staples-Motley fell behind 21-0 before Sivert Klefsaas scored on a 60 yard run for a touchdown. Isaiah Schultz threw a touchdown pass in the second quarter, but the Cardinals were still...
Staples-Motley third and fourth graders put on a display of flag football during the Football Under The Lights event on Sept. 21. Four Cardinal teams played while family and friends watched. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)  
Members of the Staples-Motley volleyball team cheered after scoring another point during their second game against the New York Mills Eagles Sept. 21. Pictured at their home court, from left, are Maggie Claussen, Jayce Kobliska, Emilya Case, Bo Erholtz and Leah Bestland. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)
The Staples-Motley volleyball team had three wins in one week, starting with a 3-0 win at Little Falls on Sept. 20. The Cardinals overcame a hard-hitting New York Mills team 3-1 on Sept. 21, after dropping the first set and on Sept. 23, they took Aitkin 3-0, moving their Mid State Conference record...
Staples-Motley 2021 graduate Emmet Anderson, center, runs for the Minnesota Gophers in the college portion of the Roy Griak Invitational. Anderson finished the 8K (5 mile) race in 100th place in 26:18. Earlier this season he ran in a Division III race at St. Olaf and finished in third place in 25:...
Isaiah Schultz takes off on a scramble behind the blocking from Dominic Gomez (60). (Photo by Jeremy Moulton)
Sivert Klefsaas scored three touchdowns and Isaiah Schultz scored one to lead the Staples-Motley football team to a 26-18 win over Pillager in their Homecoming game Sept. 24. Schultz also passed for 103 yards. The game opened with two quick scores for the Cardinals. Schultz had an eight yard run...
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The Staples-Motley cross country teams competed in the highest level meet in Minnesota, The Roy Griak Invitational at the University of Minnesota on Sept. 24. The Cardinals faced top runners and teams from multiple states, including Kentucky, Kansas and all the states surrounding Minnesota. The...
Medal winners at the Litchfield tournement, from left, Allison Knosalla, Elizabeth DiGiovanni, Lauren Rutten and Ronnie Noska. (Submitted photo)
The Staples-Motley girls tennis team played well against big school competition finishing fourth at the Litchfield Invitational on Sept. 25. The Cardinals also played well in a loss to Pequot Lakes on Sept. 23. Team results Litchfield Invitational: Delano 33, Owatonna 23, Annandale 21, Staples-...
The Staples-Motley girls tennis team did not meet the challenge of a competitive Crosby-Ironton team and lost 5-2 on Sept. 14. The Cardinals came back to defeat Wadena-Deer Creek 5-2 that same day, then two days later they won some close matches to beat Perham 4-3. Against Crosby-Ironton, the...
The Staples-Motley cross country teams ran against large school competition at the Little Falls Lucky Lindy  meet on Sept. 16. The Cardinal girls team tied with Perham for third place after the first five runners but fell to fourth on the tiebreaker sixth runner. The girls were competing without...
The Staples-Motley volleyball team never got going in a 3-0 loss at Pequot Lakes on Sept. 16, but had better success at the Walker-Hackensack-Akely tournament on Sept. 18, where they won four of their six matches to place second in the tournament. At the WHA tournament, the Cardinals lost their...

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