Sports

    Izabella Edin earned a fourth place medal at the Class A State Tennis Meet on Oct. 28, winning her first two matches and dropping her final two. “It was good, it was a lot of fun,” she said. “I love the competition atmosphere at state, and there were a lot of fans that came out to watch.” Those...
Dalton Holmberg (2) and Mason Nyhus (8) team up to tackle a Pillager runner. Holmberg had this stop, a sack and busted up a fourth down play on this drive.
The Staples-Motley football team fell behind early then struggled in the second half of a 43-13 playoff loss at Pillager on Oct. 29. Pillager scored first on a punt return, then drove in for a touchdown and a 16-0 lead after their second interception of the first half. The Cardinals came back by...
Kira Sweeney finished second in the section girls race and Emmet Anderson was fifth in the boys race, qualifying both Staples-Motley runners for the state cross-country meet. The girls team placed fifth, thanks to Taylor Yungbauer finishing her cross country career with a great race, right behind...
Mason Rychner returns an interception for a touchdown in Staples-Motley’s 46-0 playoff win. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)  
Ray Gildow spotted this bear near his home. (Submitted photo)
Although I am not a bear hunter, I have always been fascinated by these amazing animals. They can be up to six feet tall and adults vary in weight from 150 pounds to 500 pounds or more. The Minnesota record for the largest black bear killed during the hunting season is over 600 pounds.  The DNR...
Ok! I am old school deer hunter and this article is about the truth as I see it, perhaps many of you hunters will not agree with me, in fact, probably most of you won’t, but I just have to get this subject off my chest. I still deer hunt by climbing up in an eighteen-foot ladder stand tied to a...
Posing with their second place trophy from the Section 8A tennis tournament, the Staples-Motley tennis team, front row from left, Melissa Zetah, Lexi Johnson, Ashley Smith, Izabela Edin Brynn Williams; back row, Anna Willgohs, Kelsie Weite, Katie Benson, Haley Dietman, Claire Wolhowe, Sam Schimpp, Kelsi Peterson and Toni Brings. (Submitted photo)
Izabella Edin didn’t drop a game until the final set in the section singles tournament, where she beat Julia Smith of Park Rapids 6-0, 6-2, to earn a spot in the state tennis tournament. The Staples-Motley team fell one match short of advancing to state as a team, with a 4-3 loss to Roseau in the...
The Staples-Motley girls swim team hosted Detroit Lakes on Oct. 13. Coach Amanda Olson said the team had hard workouts before the meet and were tired, but had some great performances anyway. “Seeing how strong the girls swim when their muscles are exhausted makes me excited to see what they can...
The Staples-Motley cross country teams ran a final regular season meet at Park Rapids on Oct. 17, as they prepare for the section meet. Both teams finished in fifth place against a large field with quality runners. Only the varsity runners competed in this meet. The Section 6A meet will be Thursday...
Students in grades K- 3 can sign up for Cardinal basketball practices at Staples Motley High School, beginning Nov. 3. Practices will be held Thursday evenings from 5:30-6:45 and Saturday mornings 9-10:15 a.m.. The first practice will be held  Thursday, Nov. 3; 5:30-6:45 p.m. Practice schedule for...

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