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The Staples-Motley baseball team came up on the short end of a close game in the first round of the playoffs, falling to Wadena-Deer Creek 4-0, with just a total of five hits between the two teams. Reid Busker pitched for the Cardinals and gave up one earned run on three hits in six innings....
Peter Cote of Motley got his first hole in one at the Pine Ridge golf course in Motley, May 5. Cole was using a 6 iron on the par three 15th hole when his shot rolled in.  
Lexi Johnson is surrounded by friends and teammates while she signs a letter of intent to play tennis at Concordia College in Moorhead. (Submitted photo)  
The Staples-Motley girls golf team started climbing their way towards the front of the pack in several meets over the past week. It started May 3 at Park Rapids, when three Cardinals broke 100 and the team placed fifth out of 16 teams. Leah Bestland shot 45 and 48 for an 18 hole total of 93, to...
In their 9-5 win against Wadena-Deer Creek on May 4, The Staples-Motley softball team relied on several big plays. Sam Schimpp applies the tag to get a runner out at home. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)    
One of the predictabilities of Minnesota’s general fishing opener is that, more often than not, it coincides with Mother’s Day weekend. For some, “coincide” may mean “conflict,” especially if one spouse cares little for fishing, but cares a lot about Hallmark-inspired holidays. For a lucky minority...
The Staples-Motley baseball team traveled to Wadena-Deer Creek on May 4 and played well but got nowhere in an 8-0 loss. “They are a very talented team,” said Coach Mitch Anderson. “Their pitcher had our number as we were unable to generate any offensive production.” WDC picked up a couple of runs...
The Staples-Motley girls and boys track and field teams competed at Pillager May 4, as they prepared for the true team section meet held May 9.SM has a meet at Melrose May 11 and will host the Mid State Conference meet Tuesday, May 16, starting at 4 p.m. Team results  Girls results Becker 183,...
Hunter Berggren explodes out of the shot put circle as teammate Luke Schmieg looks on.
The Staples-Motley boys track team performed well at home as they had seven first place finishers to help them win the Cardinal Invite on April 28. The girls team finished fifth. Matt Miller powered three of the wins for the Cardinals, winning the 100 and starting out two winning relays. Noah Han...
Lisa Kossan and Allison Cushing led a 13 hit performance for the Staples-Motley softball team as they defeated Pillager 14-8 on April 28. Of Kossan’s four hits, three were doubles. She also scored four runs and had three RBI. Cushing had three hits, five RBI and scored once. Sarah Kossan was the...

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