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Emmet Anderson won the Mid State Conference cross country meet for the fourth year in a row, finishing in 16:19 at Crosby-Ironton. “That is an amazing feat,” said Coach Bruce Furhman. “He worked in establishing the race pace and then ran a negative split in his second mile, meaning his second mile...
Leah Bestland has choices of who to set.
The Staples-Motley volleyball team opened their season with two convincing wins. The Cardinals defeated Crosby-Ironton 3-0 on Oct. 8 and won against Swanville on Oct. 10, also 3-0. Tabetha Allen led the team against C-I with 11 kills, and Morgan Becker took over against Swanville, with 12 kills....
Haley Cichos outjumps her shadow as she leaps to hit a volley against Crosby-Ironton on Sept. 29. The Staples-Motley girls are the number three seed in the Section 5A tournament. Their first match was Oct. 5, after this newspaper went to print. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)  
Aften Robinson runs past the competition at Perham.
The Staples-Motley cross country teams both won a high level meet at Perham on Sept. 30. Both the Cardinal boys and girls teams were challenged early in the race, but finished strong to win the meet. Team results Girls results Staples-Motley 32, Perham 47, Pequot Lakes 47 2. Kyanna Burton 19:32, 3...
The Staples-Motley Athletic Hall of Fame has postponed their planned induction of the 2020 class that was planned for October, and has decided to host an event in the spring, because of COVID-19 concerns. “We were hoping for better news on the virus and outlook but all things considered, we have...
Emmet Anderson leads the pack down the hill in the first 400 meters against West Central Area and Perham, with Lyle Brownell and Luke Brownell right behind.
The Staples-Motley cross country teams shot towards the top of the state rankings after strong performances at their home meet Sept. 18. The girls team is now ranked number one in the Minnesota State High School Coaches Association poll and is undefeated in five meets this year. The boys team is...
Kyanna Burton takes off in front in the girls race. Following this race, the Staples-Motley girls were ranked at the top of the state and the boys team was number two in the Minnesota State High School Coaches Association poll. Anderson was ranked number one in the boys individual poll and Burton...
The Minnesota State High School League’s Board of Directors approved a reconsideration of fall activities, a decision that brings football and volleyball back to the fall season. The Staples-Motley schedules had not bee released at the time of publication. The plan, which fits within COVID-19...
Every September, arrive some unmistakable signs that one of the most delicious times of the year is arriving. Delicious, that is, if you love the drama and excitement of radical changes in the world around us, and—especially—if your pulse quickens when you imagine peering through cattails at...
The Staples-Motley girls tennis team took on rival Pequot Lakes on Sept. 15. Georgia Kruchten pounds a return.  

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