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Staples-Motley quarterback Isaiah Schultz, right passes the ball while blockers keep the defense away from him. From left, Sam Opheim, Dusty Koval, Cole Winkels, Alex Ross-Bahn, Max Strickland (1) and Logen Weite. The pass ended up in the hands of Chandler Braith, who evaded tacklers for a first...
The Staples-Motley football team came out flat to start the game against Ottertail Central, which proved to be ready for the Cardinal mistakes. The Cardinals fell behind 20-0 before Sivert Klefsaas broke a long run to the 10 yard line. But the drive stopped short of the goal line. Late in the...
Morgan Becker and Bo Erholtz (8) team up to block a Pequot Lakes spike in their game Oct. 29. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)
The Staples-Motley volleyball team got back in the winning column with a 3-1 victory over Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Oct. 27, then played well against undefeated Pequot Lakes, but ended up with a 3-0 loss on Oct. 29. The Cardinals made Pequot Lakes work for their points, doing a good job of blocking...
The Staples-Motley football team made the long drive to Roseau, but once they got there they took to the air. Isaiah Schultz threw for 197 yards and two touchdowns as the Cardinals beat the Rams 20-6 on Oct. 30. The first touchdown pass was a 30 yarder to Max Strickland in the first quarter. The...
Coach Nathan Thelen discusses strategy with doubles players at the section meet.
The Staples-Motley tennis team gave out season-ending awards recently. Haley Cichos and Jenna Dvorak earned All Conference awards, with Rose Han, Allison Knosalla and Gerogia Kruchten named to the Honorable Mention All Conference team. The Cardinals finished their season with a 7-6 record and they...
The Cardinals jump for joy when they complete their third set comeback against Walker-Hackensack-Akeley on Oct. 20. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The Staples-Motley volleyball team played well in stretches but ended up with a 3-1 loss against Walker-Hackensack-Akeley on Oct. 20. The two teams were expecting a closely contested match and there were spectacular plays on both sides of the net. The first set...
Sivert Klefsaas scored on three long touchdown runs as the Staples-Motley football team matched Hawley in scores, but they lost the extra point battle, falling 21-18 on Oct. 23. The home game was moved to the artificial turf field at Alexandria because of snow on the Staples-Motley field. Klefsaas...
Dusty Koval (61) and Sam Opheim (54) stand up their opponents.
The Staples-Motley football team started their game against West Central Area with a strong defense, but the offense was unable to capitalize on two drives in the first half. In the second half, the Cardinals were flat on both sides of the ball and ended up with a 40-0 defeat. In the first quarter...
The Staples-Motley volleyball team moved their record to 3-0 with a straight set defeat of Park Rapids on Oct. 15. The Cardinals have not dropped a set in their first three games. Team results Staples-Motley 3, Park Rapids 0 25-11, 25-21, 25-22 Morgan Becker: digs-12, kills-8 Leah Bestland: Ace...
The Staples-Motley girls start out on a successful section championship. From right, Kyanna Burton, Aften Robinson, Ashley Robben, Naila Mikhaeil, Audrey Brownell, Addisyn Cichos and Arabella Moore. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)  

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