Sports

Scout Strickland, left, and Jasiah Paskewitz (25) stop a UNC runner for no gain in the Homecoming win. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
Cade Schmidt broke tackles all night long, carrying the Staples-Motley football team to a 34-14 Homecoming win over United North Central on Sept. 28. Schmidt scored four touchdowns and ran for 286 yards to lead the team to their first win of the year. The Cardinals got off to a slow start, fumbling...
The Staples-Motley swim team showed individual improvement, even as injuries and sickness cut the team numbers. Other swimmers stepped up and did their best. On Sept. 18, the team lost 116-49 to Fosston-Bagley, but the junior varsity won 54-37. “What an exciting night for them, I am so proud of the...
The Staples-Motley cheerleaders and  the Cardinal mascot revved up the runners at the Cardinal 5K on Sept. 22, the first event of the Homecoming week. The event was a fundraiser for the Staples-Motley Football Boosters. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)
When you stop and imagine the hazards that can claim the life of a wild bird or beast, your first choices are likely to be something other than a microscopic pathogen. We think of a grouse in the talons of a goshawk, a deer in the jaws of a timber wolf, a winter blizzard that suffocates a pheasant...
The Staples-Motley girls tennis team placed seventh out of eight teams in the Litchfield tournament on Sept. 22, but they were just one win away from fourth place in a competitive tournament. The top three teams were Class AA teams and Litchfield, ranked third in Class A   Top finishers for the...
The Cardinal volleyball team is having fun with games this season, here celebrating a spike. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)
The Staples-Motley volleyball team had a successful week with three tournament wins and one conference win. After falling to Pequot Lakes 3-0 on Sept. 20, the Cardinals placed second in the 12 team Walker Tournament on Sept. 22, winning three of their four matches in the tournament. They continued...
The Staples-Motley football team couldn’t keep up with seventh ranked Otter Tail Central in a 52-12 loss on Sept. 21. In the first half, Cade Schmidt answered an OTC touchdown with an 80 yard run and scored another touchdown before the half ended, to cut the lead to two scores. Those were the last...
The Staples-Motley girls and boys cross country teams both brought home first place medals after winning the Bagley/Fosston Invitational on Sept. 18. The top five varsity runners for each squad finished in the top 20 in this 20 team meet. For the girls, Kira Sweeney worked on closing the gap behind...
Kearra Kern, above, played at number two doubles in the conference tournament
The Staples-Motley girls tennis team gained valuable experience by playing big school teams on Sept. 11 and at the Mid State Conference tournament on Sept. 15.  The Cardinals lost 7-0 to East Grand Forks, 7-0 to Bemidji and 5-2 to Detroit Lakes, with Rose Han and Jenna Dvorak getting wins at...
Duck hunting is expected to be good when Minnesota’s regular waterfowl season opens a half-hour before sunrise on Saturday, Sept. 22, according to the Department of Natural Resources.  “The number of breeding ducks in Minnesota and North America has remained fairly high in recent years, so...

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