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Owen Bjerga runs around his opponent after a takedown attempt in the match against Park Rapids.
The Staples Motley wrestling team stayed right with two tough teams on Jan. 7, losing to Park Rapids 34-31 and to Pequot Lakes/Pine River/Backus 41-28. The Cardinals were short handed because of injuries but still managed to push their opponents to the edge. The Park Rapids match came down to an...
  Three-point baskets seem to be key for the College of Saint Benedict (CSB) girl’s  basketball team’s offense so far this season.  Through 11 games, the Blazers have made 76 long-range shots – nearly double their opponents’ total of 41. CSB is averaging 6.9 three pointers per game, while its...
One of my favorite TV commercials of all time was produced some years ago by Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Minnesota, the health insurance provider. It was a commercial about wellness, and about achieving that state by being active. You know the one. A middle-aged man in a short-sleeved shirt with a...
By Mark Anderson News Editor   The Staples Motley girls basketball team came close in their opening game of the Little Falls tournament Dec. 29-30, falling to North Branch 51-48. But they came back to beat St. Cloud Apollo 78-43 in the second game. Against North Branch, The Cardinals took an eight...
The Staples Motley boys basketball team had their two highest scoring games of the year at the Little Falls tournament Dec. 29-30. The Cardinals lost their first game, 88-78 to Hutchinson, then came back strong to beat Upsala 90-45. Team results Staples Motley 78, Hutchinson 88 Scoring: Gavin Smith...
Takedown action Spencer Miller dumps the West Central Area wrestler to the mat for a takedown on his way to a win.
By Mark Anderson News Editor   The Staples Motley wrestling team beat Winona 38-24, then lost to two tough teams, 43-22 to West Central Area and 42-31 to St. Cloud Tech, at a quad meet on Jan. 2. “We were about where we thought we would be, were we need to be,” said Coach Dave Anglin. “We got a...


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