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For the Detroit Lakes meet on Oct. 11, Staples-Motley coaches put the captains in charge of the lineup and let the girls swim things they aren’t used to or for the first time in a meet. The result was some interesting races and awesome time drops, according to Coach Amanda Olson. “It really proves...
The Staples-Motley volleyball team played two tough teams and then had a disappointing tournament, falling to Verndale 3-1 on Oct. 3, losing to Detroit Lakes 3-1 on Oct. 5, and ending up 0-3 in the Long Priarie Tournament on Oct. 6. The Cardinals have three games and one tournament left in the...
Small game license sales were down about four percent in 2017 compared to the previous year, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources annual small game survey. Results for 2017 include, by species: Ducks – 63,426 hunters, representing a six percent decrease from 2016. Despite...
The Staples-Motley football team’s offense was slowed down by West Central Area in a 14-0 loss on Oct. 5. The Cardinals had 137 total yards, 69 passing and 68 rushing, but only converted one of eleven third down attempts, making it hard to sustain their drives. The team gave up one touchdown in the...
There’s an expression in the world of photojournalism and documentary photography that says a lot about what it takes to regularly capture outstanding images with a camera. It’s attributed to a photographer who worked primarily in the 1930’s and 1940’s. When asked how he managed to do such...
A basketball registration meeting for parents of Staples-Motley students in grades thee through six will be Monday, Oct. 22, at 5:30 p.m. at the high school cafeteria. This is for both boys and girls basketball players. The meeting will cover registration, uniforms and the player handbook.
Haley Cichos
The Staples-Motley girls tennis team ended the regular season with a valiant effort against ninth ranked Minnewaska on Oct. 2. The Cardinals did not back down, making every match competitive and they earned a couple of wins in a 5-2 loss. The two wins came from Jenna Dvorak at number two singles...
Leah Crider and Joelle Bounds brought pumpkins to the true team swim meet, and both had excellent meets at the True Team section. The team has now adopted pumpkins as their season symbol. (Submitted photo)
The Staples-Motley/Verndale girls swim team recorded their second JV victory at St. Cloud Apollo on Oct. 2, then the varsity swam well against some of the top teams in the area at the True Team section on Oct. 6. “We’ve been working on being more aggressive with our races and the girls have been...
Kira Sweeney
Already enjoying a successful season, many Staples-Motley cross country runners had their fastest times ever when they competed in the Perham Invitational on Oct. 4. For the girls, Kira Sweeney and Kyanna Burton were both outstanding, setting PRs to lead the team to fifth place in the high powerd...

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