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There’s an expression in the world of photojournalism and documentary photography that says a lot about what it takes to regularly capture outstanding images with a camera. It’s attributed to a photographer who worked primarily in the 1930’s and 1940’s. When asked how he managed to do such...
A basketball registration meeting for parents of Staples-Motley students in grades thee through six will be Monday, Oct. 22, at 5:30 p.m. at the high school cafeteria. This is for both boys and girls basketball players. The meeting will cover registration, uniforms and the player handbook.
Haley Cichos
The Staples-Motley girls tennis team ended the regular season with a valiant effort against ninth ranked Minnewaska on Oct. 2. The Cardinals did not back down, making every match competitive and they earned a couple of wins in a 5-2 loss. The two wins came from Jenna Dvorak at number two singles...
Leah Crider and Joelle Bounds brought pumpkins to the true team swim meet, and both had excellent meets at the True Team section. The team has now adopted pumpkins as their season symbol. (Submitted photo)
The Staples-Motley/Verndale girls swim team recorded their second JV victory at St. Cloud Apollo on Oct. 2, then the varsity swam well against some of the top teams in the area at the True Team section on Oct. 6. “We’ve been working on being more aggressive with our races and the girls have been...
Kira Sweeney
Already enjoying a successful season, many Staples-Motley cross country runners had their fastest times ever when they competed in the Perham Invitational on Oct. 4. For the girls, Kira Sweeney and Kyanna Burton were both outstanding, setting PRs to lead the team to fifth place in the high powerd...
This ball team photo sent Dave Anderson down memory lane. He wore the jersey from the team’s second year to the Staples World office. It was bright orange with green and white accent stripes and had “Miller’s Gulf” on the back. Miller’s Gulf sponsored the team by purchasing bats and balls, but team...
What is it about moving water that attracts us so irresistibly? Say what you will about a breathlessly still, reflective lake surface “smooth as glass,” a state uncommon enough to be worth a remark. It’s great for a water skier carving graceful or dramatic arcs and kicking up a “rooster tail” of...
The Staples-Motley girls swim team had some top placers in the Fosston-Bagley Invitational on Sept. 29. Highlights include: 200 medley relay team of Leah Crider, Lili Schneider, Adriana Dickey and Joelle Bounds swam their best this season with a 2:14 and took 4th. Schneider took 2nd place in the...
The Staples-Motley boys and girls cross country teams ran well at the University of Minnesota Roy Griak meet on Sept. 29, helping the boys’ team maintain their number three ranking in the state and the girls popped into the ratings at number twelve in the Minnesota High School Coaches Association...
Ellie DiGiovanni
The Staples-Motley tennis team played two very competitive matches and ended up winning one, but losing the other. The Cardinals beat Little Falls 5-2 on Sept. 27 and  lost at Perham 5-2 on Oct. 1. The close matches will help the team get ready for postseason play, which begins Thursday, Oct. 11 at...

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