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This ball team photo sent Dave Anderson down memory lane. He wore the jersey from the team’s second year to the Staples World office. It was bright orange with green and white accent stripes and had “Miller’s Gulf” on the back. Miller’s Gulf sponsored the team by purchasing bats and balls, but team...
What is it about moving water that attracts us so irresistibly? Say what you will about a breathlessly still, reflective lake surface “smooth as glass,” a state uncommon enough to be worth a remark. It’s great for a water skier carving graceful or dramatic arcs and kicking up a “rooster tail” of...
The Staples-Motley girls swim team had some top placers in the Fosston-Bagley Invitational on Sept. 29. Highlights include: 200 medley relay team of Leah Crider, Lili Schneider, Adriana Dickey and Joelle Bounds swam their best this season with a 2:14 and took 4th. Schneider took 2nd place in the...
The Staples-Motley boys and girls cross country teams ran well at the University of Minnesota Roy Griak meet on Sept. 29, helping the boys’ team maintain their number three ranking in the state and the girls popped into the ratings at number twelve in the Minnesota High School Coaches Association...
Ellie DiGiovanni
The Staples-Motley tennis team played two very competitive matches and ended up winning one, but losing the other. The Cardinals beat Little Falls 5-2 on Sept. 27 and  lost at Perham 5-2 on Oct. 1. The close matches will help the team get ready for postseason play, which begins Thursday, Oct. 11 at...
Scout Strickland, left, and Jasiah Paskewitz (25) stop a UNC runner for no gain in the Homecoming win. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
Cade Schmidt broke tackles all night long, carrying the Staples-Motley football team to a 34-14 Homecoming win over United North Central on Sept. 28. Schmidt scored four touchdowns and ran for 286 yards to lead the team to their first win of the year. The Cardinals got off to a slow start, fumbling...
The Staples-Motley swim team showed individual improvement, even as injuries and sickness cut the team numbers. Other swimmers stepped up and did their best. On Sept. 18, the team lost 116-49 to Fosston-Bagley, but the junior varsity won 54-37. “What an exciting night for them, I am so proud of the...
The Staples-Motley cheerleaders and  the Cardinal mascot revved up the runners at the Cardinal 5K on Sept. 22, the first event of the Homecoming week. The event was a fundraiser for the Staples-Motley Football Boosters. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)
When you stop and imagine the hazards that can claim the life of a wild bird or beast, your first choices are likely to be something other than a microscopic pathogen. We think of a grouse in the talons of a goshawk, a deer in the jaws of a timber wolf, a winter blizzard that suffocates a pheasant...
The Staples-Motley girls tennis team placed seventh out of eight teams in the Litchfield tournament on Sept. 22, but they were just one win away from fourth place in a competitive tournament. The top three teams were Class AA teams and Litchfield, ranked third in Class A   Top finishers for the...

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