Kristofer Taylor smashes a ball deep to the outfield. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)
The Staples-Motley baseball team blanked Crosby-Ironton 6-0 in the first game of a doubleheader on April 23. They came out on top in a close game in the second game, winning 9-8. The Cardinals split a doubleheader at Park Rapids on April 25, winning the first game 11-3 and falling 10-9 in the...
Audrey Brownell
Several Staples-Motley track and field athletes qualified for the Fargo Elite Meet on April 20, competing with many of the top athletes from North Dakota and northern Minnesota in the meet. Audrey Brownell won the 800 meter girls race in her fastest time of 2:19. Bella Hines ran the 3,200 race,...
Jade Storry
The Staples-Motley boys golf team placed fourth at the Pines Golf Course on April 18, finishing tied as the top small-school team at the mostly big-school meet.  Carter White tied for second with one over par 73, one stroke behind the leader. The meet was played on a cold and windy day, but the...
Staples-Motley softball players are protected in their new dugout siding at their home game on April 9. (Photo by Mark Anderson)  
Audrey Brownell broke her own school record in the 3,200 meter run, finishing in 11:06.72 in her first outdoor race at that distance this season, April 11, at Pillager. After a fast opening lap and slow second lap, Brownell settled into a steady pace for the next five laps and finished with a 1:15...
Griffin Bettis slides in safe at third
The Staples-Motley baseball team used three bunts to score the winning run in the eighth inning of a 4-3 win against Wadena-Deer Creek on April 9.  Elijah Kossan bunted in Hayden Rutherford for the winning score, but there were plenty of highlights before that. The Cardinals were cruising with a 2-...
Lilly Tyrrell tracks down a fly ball (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
The Staples-Motley softball team took one win in five games during the opening week of the season. They beat Pine River-Backus 19-14 in a game played at Northwestern University on April 11, then lost the second game 11-1 against Wadena-Deer Creek. Earlier in the week, the Cardinals opened the...
The Motley Lions recently made a donation to the Staples-Motley Wrestling Club to help purchase a new wrestling mat. (Submitted photo)  
The Staples-Motley 8th grade girl’s basketball team won the runners-up trophy at the Minnesota State Pacesetter Basketball tournament held April 6 in St. Cloud. Front: Aleea Holst, Sophia Luna, Chloe Larson. Back: Alyce Scheler, Brooklyn Winter, Brooke Reisenauer, Jaida Holst, Carolyn Hoppe, Clara...


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