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Seniors Bella Martin, Alix Peterson and Mackenna Bjerga will be volleyball captains this season.
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The Staples-Motley volleyball team has been building momentum the past few years and the team is starting to see the benefits. The Cardinals finished in third place at the eight team Royalton tournament on Aug. 23, taking second in their pool play after three...
Tasha Achermann, left, and Haley Cichos advance to the net while getting a big doubles win against their rival Osakis team.
The Staples-Motley tennis team hosted a tournament along with Wadena-Deer Creek on Aug. 21. The Cardinals followed up the tournament by playing some big school teams at a quadrangular match in Branerd. They lost 3-4 to Brainerd, with Lauren Rutten, Jenna Dvorak and Allison Knosalla getting the wins...
 By Ray Gildow   As I was sitting and contemplating writing my next outdoor article with Max, my black lab, and constant outdoor walking partner, it occurred to me that the world is just getting overwhelmed with so much negative news that something needs to be written about all the great things we...
Captains and seniors on the Staples-Motley cross country teams, from left, Emmet Anderson, Hunter Klimek, Jack Tyrrell, Gabe Misner, Isaac Christoffersen, Addison Lorber and Madysen Hull. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
The Staples-Motley cross country team sent both the girls and boys teams to the state tournament last year, with the girls placing fifth and the boys seventh. Both teams have high expectations this year again, but will need to do some replacing to get back to that level. Both the boys and girls...
The Kinship program has hosted the Railroad Days Dash for 10 years, and now another mentoring program is picking it up. Sisters With Sass was started by Rachel Johnson of Staples and provides training, mentorship, education and resources for girls and women in the area. The run/walk will have the...
The Staples-Motley volleyball team hosted a scrimmage on Aug. 16. The Cardinals open their regular season on Friday, Aug. 23, with a tournament at Royalton. Their first five duel matches are on the road before they come home on Thursday, Sept. 19, to play Park Rapids. The Cardinals will host a 12...
Runners take off in the Ziegler 5K, around the trees at Pine Grove Park.   
Staples-Motley tennis team at a recent practice, front row from left, Kenzie Erickson, Keara Kern, Allison Knusalla, Georgia Kruchton, Corinne Olson, Nicole Carter and Ellie DiGiovanni; back row, Tasha Achermann, Haley Cichos, Amy Rollins, Lauren Rutten, Katie Smith, Jenna Dvorak, Rose Han and Katherine Michel. (Submitted photo)
The Staples-Motley tennis team saw great improvement throughout the team last year. Late in the season, the Cardinals competed well against some state level competition, and with all of their varsity players back, it has inspired them to look at the next level this year. “Many of the girls have...
The Vintage at Staples will host the Fall Senior Open on Friday, Sept. 6, with an 11 a.m. shotgun start. Age categories are: Senior, 50-59; Masters, 60-69; and Super Seniors, 70-plus. Golfers will be in two divisons, Men’s or Pro’s. Tournament entry fee includes golf, cart and lunch. To register,...
With bubbles blowing in the background, the start of the kids fun run takes off before the Ziegler 5k. The fun run also finished through the bubbles.  

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