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The Staples-Motley girls basketball team had a close, exciting matchup against Park Rapids, ending up losing the lead in the final minute to fall 72-68 on Feb. 2. They followed that game  with a low-energy performance at Pequot Lakes on Feb. 5, falling 69-25. The Park Rapids game was a matchup...
The Staples-Motley wrestling team had two convincing wins at Park Rapids on Feb. 2, defeating the host team and Crosby-Ironton. On Feb. 4, the Cardinals defeated Paynesville 60-15, but then lost to Holdingford. Team results Staples-Motley 60, Paynesville 15 106 Turner Beachy W fall, 113 Aidan...
Haley Cichos launches a three point shot against Wadena-Deer Creek. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
Haley Cichos scored 15 points in the second half to lead the Staples-Motley girls basketball team back from a six point halftime deficit to beat Wadena-Deer Creek 55-51 on Jan. 26. That worked so well, she scored 16 points in the second half on Jan. 29, as the Cardinals turned a four point halftime...
The Staples-Motley boys basketball team fell to 0-4 in the Mid State Conference with a 63-47 loss at Crosby-Ironton on Jan. 26 and a 69-39 loss at Aitkin on Jan. 29.  Team results Staples-Motley 47, Crosby-Ironton 63 Scoring: Sivert Klefsaas 10, Isaiah Schultz 10, Chandler Braith 6, Damon Halverson...
Aiden Winter earns a takedown in a closely contested match against Frazee. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
The Staples-Motley wrestling team stood strong in four competitive matches, winning two and losing two.  On Jan. 26, the Cardinals beat Pierz 42-37 and lost to Eden Valley-Watkins 51-21. On Jan. 30, the Cardinals beat Border West 40-34 and lost to Frazee 47-30. Team results Staples-Motley 42 Pierz...
Colbe Tappe avoids a shot by his opponent.
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The first home wrestling match of the season might as well have been Senior Night on Jan. 22, as all five Staples-Motley seniors had impressive wins during the triangular meet, leading the team to victories over Walker-Hackensack-Akeley-Nevis, 54-21, and Osakis,...
The Staples-Motley boys basketball team earned their first win of the season on Jan. 18 with a 63-53 victory at Menahga. In the first half, Isaiah Schultz and Sivert Klefsaas scored 12 points each as the Cardinals took a two point lead. Adam Oberlander had 11 points in the second half to help the...
The Staples-Motley girls basketball team opened their season with a 63-37 loss at Pillager on Jan. 16, a 64-52 win a Upsala on Jan. 18 and a 76-44 loss at Crosby-Ironton on Jan. 22. Coach Bruce Fuhrman said the first game was a learning experience for both coaches and player “The girls team is...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   On Jan. 15, family, coaches, friends and an online following watched Staples-Motley student Max Strickland sign a letter of intent to play college football at Concordia College in Moorhead. “It was an easy decision, once everything was boiled down,” said...
Five straight pins were not enough for the Staples-Motley wrestling team to overcome Mille Lacs in their first triangular meet of the season, falling 42-33. The Cardinals beat Proctor-Hermantown 52-18 in their second match. Against Mille Lacs, Aidan Winter earned a pin at 113 pounds, Owen Winter at...

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