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 The Staples-Motley volleyball team won their final dual match against Menahga 3-1 on Oct. 14, made it into the finals at the Upsala Tourney, Oct. 17, but lost two extremely close games, finishing third out of nine teams. The Cardinals finished the season with a 16-10 record, earning the second...
The Staples-Motley boys cross country team takes off at the Proctor Invitational on Oct. 15, with Hunter Klimek (7210) and Emmet Anderson (7212) leading the way, in front of the airplaine that is on display at the Proctor Golf Course. Cardinal sports teams are in postseason play this week, from...
Two Staples-Motley doubles teams are making their first trip to the state tournament this week. Haley Cichos and Jenna Dvorak won the section doubles title while Tasha Achermann and Rose Han placed second in the tournament to also qualify for state. Both doubles teams will open the tournament at...
The Staples-Motley football team found little traction in their 40-0 loss at Barnesville on Oct. 16. The Cardinals only had 63 total yards from scrimmage, they converted two of their three fourth down attempts and only made two of eleven third down tries. Meanwhile, the defense gave up 394 yards...
The Staples-Motley Red and White 5th-6th grade youth tackle football teams recently completed their season with a combined 10-0 record.  Team members include, front row from left, Zachary Tabatt, Anthony DiGiovanni, Cody Cueva, Reed Olds, Ashton Anderson, Xander Moench, Owen Carlson, Brodie Cyrus,...
Mackenzie Wilds finishes strong as the rain sends most spectators to hide under their umbrellas. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
The Staples-Motley cross country teams have high hopes of making it to state when they run the Section 6A meet on Thursday, Oct. 24. “It appears both teams are returning to full strength as we head into the section meet at Pierz,” said Coach Bruce Furhman. “We will continue to train hard this...
The Staples-Motley girls swim team held a junior high meet with Brainerd on Oct. 14. “This meet is always one that our swimmers look forward to because they finally can see how they compare to swimmers their own age,” said Coach Amanda Toft. The varsity swim team will compete in the Mid State...
My late father-in-law, Pat, had a fireplace phobia.  His was the focal point of a comfortable living room, and whenever there was a family gathering during the cold weather months—Thanksgiving and Christmas being the conspicuous events—we would lobby to build a fire.  Lobby, because he usually...
The Staples-Motley tennis team with their second place Section 5A trophy, after nearly reaching the state tournament with a 4-3 loss in the section finals. From left, Katherine MIchel, Amy Rollins, Rose Han, Tasha Achermann, Lauren Rutten, Allison Knosalla, Haley Cichos, Georgia Kruchten, Katie...
The Staples-Motley girls tennis team stormed into their first Section 5A tournament and nearly came away with the team title, dropping the championship match 4-3 to New London-Spicer on Oct. 8. In the individual tournament, both Cardinal doubles teams made it to state, as Jenna Dvorak and Haley...

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