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The Staples Motley boys track team had six victories, including two relay wins, to win their home meet on April 28. The girls team finished third. The boys opened the meet by winning the 4x800 meter relay with Ryan Trout, Tyler Johnson, Frank Karbowiak and Isaia Ross-Bahn carrying the baton to...
The Staples Motley boys won two meets in two days, sweeping an invitational at Blueberry Pines in Menahga on April 29 and coming back to win the Cardinal Invitational at The Vintage in Staples on April 30. Andrew Israelson tied for first at Menahga with a 78, then shot under par at home with 71 to...
The Staples Motley baseball team won a doubleheader at Crosby Ironton on April 26, 12-5 and 7-3. On April 29, the Cardinals lost two against Osakis, 13-2 and 10-0. In the first game against C-I, the Cardinals took an early two run lead and were never threatened. Reid Busker pitched a complete seven...
Down one run with one out in the final inning against Pillager on April 29, Jenna Trantina hit a bloop single, then scored when Lisa Kossan crushed a triple all the way to the fence. Quinn Uhlman hit a sacrifice fly to right field, scoring Kossan and giving the Staples Motley softball team a 12-11...
Brady Smith starts a double play from his third base position, scooping up a ground ball, stepping on base and firing to first for the out.
The Staples Motley baseball team lost a doubleheader to Pequot Lakes on April 19, then lost to Lake Park-Audubon 14-3 on April 21. Against Pequot Lakes , early walks led to runs and the Cardinals were never in the first game, as Trey Skeesick had the only hit for the team, a double. In the second...
Isaiah Ross-Bahn led the 800 meter race from start to finish at the Foley Invitational, winning the race in 2:10
The Staples Motley track teams competed at Park Rapids on April 19 and at Foley on April 22. Coach Marly Simmons said many athletes set personal bests in the two meets. For the boys, Max Giza and Isaiah Ross-Bahn dominated the Foley meet, each winning an individual race and teaming up on the...
Millie Klefsaas cleared 10 feet, 8 inches in the pole vault to set a Staples Motley school record at a meet at Wadena-Deer Creek on April 14. Klefsaas broke Kelsey Griffith’s 10’7”, set in 2003. “I saw some great things in the pole vault, hurdles and distance events,” said Coach Marly Simmons. “...
With the entire arena watching, Alex Erpelding grabs a leg in the 160 pound championship match at the state wrestling tournament. (Submitted photos)
Alex Erpelding came up two points short in the state championship 160 pound wrestling match, to finish second. Eric Lisson won three matches at 126 pounds to earn a fifth place medal. The other three Staples Motley wrestlers did not place. Spencer Miller won two matches at 106 pounds to finish in...
The Staples Motley boys basketball team continued a late season slide with a 68-65 loss at Osakis on Feb. 12. The Cardinals have been in a lot of close games but have lost five of their last six. Staples Motley fell behind early and although they outscored Osakis 46-36 in the second half, it wasn’t...

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