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Staples-Motley cross country coaches Bruce Fuhrman, Tony Spandl and Steve Jennissen speak with runners before a recent practice at Pine Grove Park in Staples. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)  
From left, tennis coaches Izabella Edin, Katie Noska and Nathan Thelen.
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The Staples-Motley tennis team will play an abbreviated season but they are looking to make the best of it. “We are hoping to have all of our matches that are scheduled. Most of all we are looking forward to having fun and being competitive,” said coach Nathan...
 By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The Staples-Motley boys and girls cross country teams are both ranked in the top five in the Minnesota State High School Coaches Association preseason poll.  Those high expectations include two state medal winners returning, Emmet Anderson for the boys and Kyanna...
The Staples-Motley varsity tennis schedule was recently finalized. Schedules are subject to change. Tuesday, Aug. 25 4 p.m. Home vs. Detroit Lakes Thursday, Aug. 27 4:30 p.m. at Wadena-Deer Creek Tuesday, Sept. 1 4 p.m. at New London-Spicer Thursday, Sept. 3 4 p.m. home vs. Parkers Prairie Tuesday...
The Staples-Motley 13U Babe Ruth baseball team ended their season with a 2nd place finish at the first annual Pat and Carolyn Held 13U tournament. Due to weather on Friday night, Staples-Motley played their first game at 7:30 Saturday morning and lost a close game to Dawson-Boyd 5 to 3. The...
It’s only mid-August, far too soon to wish away summer. But there’s also no doubt that early signs of autumn are already evident.  If you have a canine that rouses you before the sun peeks over the eastern horizon, wanting to be let out for its “morning business,” you can hardly miss the nip in the...
Staples-Motley teammates surround Alex Schultz, center, after his game winning hit during a regular season game this year. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)  
Volleyball summer camp
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   Football and volleyball will be played in the spring, while cross country, girls tennis and girls swimming will have shorter seasons with fewer contests due to COVID-19 spreading in the state. No announcements were made regarding postseason competition and state...
With the signature of President Trump on Tuesday of last week, the Great American Outdoors Act of 2020 became law, a legislative package that some are calling the most significant piece of conservation legislation in a half century. The average “man-on-the-street” may have been unaware of this,...
Staples-Motley Summer Recreation’s track and field jamboree had young athletes trying out different events. Pictured, long jumpers fly into the sand and shot putters throw water balloons instead of heavy shot puts. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)  

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