Six Staples-Motley wrestlers qualified for the state preliminaries after the Section 6A individual tournament on March 16. The six wrestlers advancing were Aidan Winter, Colbe Tappe, Dalton Wells, Conner Dobson, Logen Weite and Cole Winkels. Tappe and Weite each placed fourth in their weight at the...
Following is the list of state champions from Staples, Motley and Staples-Motley schools, compiled by the Staples-Motley Athletic Hall of Fame Committee. The current count is 30 team titles and 63 individual championships. Girls tennis is one team not on this list, but deserves recognition. The...
The Staples-Motley wrestling team had plenty of heroes in their 36-30 Section 6A playoff victory over Border West on March 11, with the most unlikely one Bendeguz Pali, an exchange student who is just learning the sport of wrestling. In the next round, the Cardinals lost to West Central Area 58-16...
Addison Lorber gets to the basket past two defenders.
The Staples-Motley girls basketball team lost a close game 79-76 against Lake Park/Audubon on March 8, then ran past Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 75-43 on March 11. They finished the regular season with a 84-55 loss against Corsby-Ironton. “It was a busy week of games,” said Coach Bruce Fuhrman. “We are...
Dominic Gomez scores a basket in a game earlier this season.
The Staples-Motley boys basketball team finished their regular season with a 65-47 win over Norman County East/Ulen-Hitterdal on March 12. Earlier in the week they lost to Pequot Lakes 74-48 on March 8 and fell 60-47 at Wadena-Deer Creek. Against NCE-UH, Isaiah Schultz drained seven three pointers...
Mandy Carter dives for a loose ball to earn a steal. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)  
Emmet Anderson signs his National Letter of Intent to attend the University of Minnesota and run cross country and track for the Golden Gophers. Pictured, Anderson with his parents and sisters, from left, Mark, Norah and Nicky Anderson and Sondra DeLaCruz. Anderson also signed a Big Ten Conference tender at the event. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)
By Dawn Timbs Staples World reporter   It’s official. Staples-Motley senior Emmet Anderson, the state’s leading boys cross country and track runner, will be joining the University of Minnesota Gopher men’s cross-country and track team next fall. Anderson signed his NCAA (National College Athletic...
Staples-Motley students in Tony Spandl’s physical education class practiced cross-country skiing on March 2. (Photo by Mark Anderson)  
After two weeks off from games, the Staples-Motley boys basketball team went cold in the second half in a 65-41 loss to Crosby-Ironton on March 2, The team had a poor first half in a 64-53 loss to Bagley on March 4, then put two good halves together in a 54-38 win at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle on...
Lauren Rutten made multiple defenders swing and miss trying to block her shot in the game against Browerville. The Cardinals ended up fall ing 61-48 in a close game on March 1. The team then lost 52-33 at Detroit Lakes on March 5. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)  


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