Bill Finn’s family accepted the Hall of Fame award for Finn, who died in 1990. Front right is presenter Pam Sachs, a former Motley teacher who dressed up like Bill Finn for the ceremony.   
The first four athletes inducted into the Staples-Motley Hall of Fame were Bob Peterson, Warren Mertens, Del Cerney and Arden Beachy. The following biographies were read at the induction ceremony on April 5. Bob Peterson Bob graduated from Staples high school in 1956 and was a four-sport athlete...
Del Cerney with his Hall of Fame presenters, his father Franklin Cerney, left, and coach Mel Nefstead.  
Bob Peterson with his Hall of Fame presenters, daughter Darci, left, and granddaughter Diana Wiederich  
Warren Mertens with his Hall of Fame presenters, Beau Mertens, Jill Mertens-Baker and Brian Baustian. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)  
The 1985 Staples Girl’s Basketball team and 1988 Staples-Motley Football team were the first two teams inducted into the Staples-Motley Hall of Fame held April 5, at Centennial Auditorium and at-large award was given to Derald and Juanita Miller.The following was read at their inductions. Derald...
Players and coaches from the 1988 Staples Motley football team gathered for the team’s induction into the Hall of Fame. Front: Bryan Winkels, Coach Ron Beachy, Coach Bob Koenig, Steve Jennissen; back, Bill Flaten, Darren Holst, Arden Beachy, Loren Steinkraus, Coach Jerry Reck, Ron Opheim, Coach...
The 1985 Staples girls basketball team entered into the Staples-Motley Hall of Fame with most of their members present. From left, Kari Wolhowe, Ron Beachy, DeAnne Olander, Darci Peterson, Donna Botehlo, Kristi Anderson, Ramelle Beachy, Kyra Odden, Karla Howard, Annette Pugsley, coach Dale Hausmann...
Arden Beachy with his presenters, daughter Jaelin Beachy and coach Ray Gildow.  
Staples-Motley Youth wrestlers participated in the NYWA (Northland Youth Wrestling Association) Region tournament on March 24 in Fosston. The Cardinals were seeded 8th out of ten teams and fought their way to a 5th place finish, earning the team their first ever trip to the NYWA State Tournament in...


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