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Cade Schmidt was selected to play in the Minnesota Football Showcase on Saturday, Dec 7, at U.S. Bank Stadium, home field of the Minnesota Vikings. Kickoff will be at 1:05 p.m. As a running back for the Staples-Motley team, Schmidt gained 446 yards on the ground and scored eight touchdowns, and was...
Josh Greenwood shot a 206.8 pound buck, edging out Bryan Motl’s buck by one pound, to win the Staples True Value Big Buck Contest. His prize was a Savage Axis Creedmoor rifle, sponsored by Wahoo Valley Deer Hunters Association. (Submitted photos)  
The Department of Natural Resources is seeking comments on a proposal to allow off-highway vehicle (OHVs) access to certain areas of the Huntersville Forest Landing Campground in Huntersville State Forest in northwestern Minnesota. Currently, OHVs must be trailered in and out of the campground. The...
The Staples-Motley girls swim team bettered their best times in every single event at the Section 6A meet on Nov. 7.  “That’s the first time that’s been done for at least the last three seasons,” said Coach Amanda Toft. For a team that has been looking at improvement throughout the season, this was...
Staples-Motley tennis team, the Section 5A runners-up, celebrated at their team banquet Nov. 4. Front row from left, Corrine Olson, Allison Knosalla, Nicki Carter and Tasha Achermann; back row, Katherine Michel, Amy Rollins, Jenna Dvorak, Kenzie Erickson, Katie Smith, Georgia Kruchten, Haley Cichos...
Staples-Motley volleyball players at their awards banquet, front row from left, Ava Schneider, Alix Peterson, Aubrey Brandt, Heidi Lombard, Libby O’Neil, Frankie Hansen; back row, Leah Bestland, Bo Erholtz, Bella Martin, Tabetha Allen, Leah Danilyuk, Klaire Storry, Brooke Heldman, Mackenna Bjerga...
The Staples-Motley girls were Section 6A champions and the boys team placed second, as both teams qualified for the state cross country championships. Kyanna Burton won the girls race and Emmet Anderson was first in the boys race. Close behind the winners were Aften Robinson in the girls race and...
Cardinal lineman Ryan Wick (77) made a lot of big defensive plays in the two playoff games. Pictured, Wick brings down a Pillager runner in the backfield. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)
The Staples-Motley football team won their first playoff game 44-0 against Wadena-Deer Creek, but found much tougher going in a 28-8 loss to Pillager in the second round. The Cardinals ended the season with a 7-3 record, with some big wins against quality opponents. “This season was a great step in...
Members of the Staples-Motley Cardinal Tennis Team paused for a photo Oct. 23, prior to their official send-off to the Minnesota State Tennis Tournament which took place the next day. Pictured, from left, are Tasha Achermann, Rose Han, Haley Cichos and Jenna Dvorak. Leading the send-off were the Staples Fire Department and Staples Police. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)
Four players competing at the state tournament ended a great season for the Staples-Motley tennis team, with senior Tasha Acherman and juniors Rose Han, Haley Cichos and Jenna Dvorak competing in doubles.  “They played teams that have much more state tournament experience, so it was challenging,”...
The Cardinals volleyball team cheered during their third game against Fergus Falls Oct. 23, as the score was tied 14 - 14. Pictured on the court, from left are Tabetha Allen, Aubrey Brandt, Mackenna Bjerga, Bella Martin, Heidi Lombard, Leah Bestland. On the bench, from left, are Ava Schneider, Alix Peterson. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)
The Staples-Motley volleyball team struggled with the height of the Fergus Falls team and lost 3-0 in the opening round of the Section 8AA playoffs. “We knew coming into the section game that they were going to be tough,” said Coach Gretchen Bestland. “Even though it is not how we wanted the season...

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