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The Staples-Motley girls tennis team swept the singles matches and won one doubles match to win at Detroit Lakes on Aug. 31. Two of the singles matches needed tiebreaker wins for the Cardinals to come out on top. Ronnie Noska won in two sets, winning the tiebreaker in each set after it was tied 6-6...
After opening their season with three wins at a tournament, the Staples-Motley volleyball team won their first full match, defeating Pine River-Backus 3-1 on Aug. 31. They won a second road game at Menahga on Sept. 2. Like they did at the tournament, the Cardinals spread the ball around so multiple...
Staples-Motley football players rush the field as Sivert Klefsaas (20) leaps to greet them after the Cardinals won the football opener 22-16 in overtime against Wadena-Deer Creek. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   Sivert Klefsaas scored a touchdown in overtime and the Staples-Motley defense broke up a pass on fourth down to hold on to the lead as they beat Wadena-Deer Creek 22-16 in their season opener on Sept. 2. Staples-Motley started the game ahead when Klefsaas scored...
The Staples-Motley girls tennis team won the Highway 10 Tennis Tournament, finishing five points ahead of Rocori, who loaded up their doubles teams but didn’t have the same firepower in singles. The tournament on Aug. 25 had doubles matches played at Staples-Motley and singles matches at Wadena-...
The Staples-Motley volleyball team opened their season with three wins at the Royalton tournament on  Aug. 27. Team results Staples-Motley 0, Foley 2; 17-25, 19-25 Leah Bestland: Set Assists-16, Digs-5 Bo Erholtz: Kills-1, Blocks-1, Digs-1 Morgan Becker: Assists-1, Kills-5, Digs-14 Jayce Kobliska...
A lower turnout in the Railroad Days 5K fun run didn’t diminish the exciting finishes as people raced to get to the line. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)  
The Staples-Motley Cardinals baseball team stood for the National Anthem prior to the start of their game against New London-Spicer Aug. 14, at Pine Grove Park in Staples. The Cards defeated the Wildcats 5-4 at the second annual Pat and Carolyn Held Youth Baseball Tournament, taking home the...
Staples Motley beat New London Spicer 5-4 to claim the championship of the 2nd annual Pat and Carolyn Held youth baseball tournament.  The Cardinals reached the finals by going 3 and 0 in pool play with wins over Pillager 9 to 4, Long Prairie 11 to 1 and 2 to 0 over last years champion Motevideo...
Nominations are now open for the Staples Motley Athletic Hall of Fame. Nomination period is Aug. 1-Dec. 1, 2021. Nomination forms can be accessed on the hall of fame web page. Nominees must be graduated or have left or retired as a coach from the Staples or Motley district for seven years. All...
The Railroad Days 5K run/jog/walk will take place Saturday, Aug. 21, at 8:30 a.m. Registration can be completed online at eventbrite.com, or on the day of the race at Staples Alliance Church. Registration ends at 8:15 a.m. the day of the race. Following the 5K, the Junior Run will start around 9:30...

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