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The Staples-Motley football team beat Frazee 26-14 on the road Sept. 9 using a balanced attack. The Cardinals rushed for 85 yards and passed for 145, with Matt Miller making two touchdown catches. The Cardinals scored first on a Mason Rychner quarterback sneak to start the second quarter. A few...
Jenna Trantina had a good serving game against B-H with four ace serves.
The Staples-Motley volleyball team lost in three straight sets to Bertha-Hewitt on Sept. 6. The Cardinals stayed close but one or two runs in each set left them behind and unable to come back. Scores were 25-19, 23-25, 21-25. Statistical leaders included:  Mardi Opheim - Ace Serves - 1; Digs - 5;...
Mikalya Sauber coming in to the finish line. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)
The Staples-Motley boys cross country team was second and girls team finished fifth at the Wadena-Deer Creek Johanna Olson Invite held Sept. 6. Coach Bruce Fuhrman said he was pleased to see the team’s top runners out with the front runners in both races. Both teams still need runners to step up...
Lili Schneider finished second in the 100 breaststroke and also swam the breaststroke leg of the medley relay. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
The Staples-Motley girls swim team dropped a dual meet 124-49 to Ogilvie-Mora on Sept. 8, but still had a lot to be proud of. “The majority of girls dropped even more time, with more personal bests and great attitudes.” said Coach Amanda Olson. “I’m very proud of how they’re progressing and how...
The Staples-Motley girls tennis team, won 6-1, at Park Rapids on Sept. 8  The Cards lost 4-3 to Roseau and claimed victory over Parkers Prairie 6-1, on Sept. 9. In the Roseau match, all three doubles matches went to a super-tiebreaker after the first two sets were split. Sarah Willgohs and Bryn...
The Staples-Motley girls tennis team played in two triangular meets; against Moorhead and Detroit Lakes on Aug. 28, coming out on top in both with 7-0 wins. They dropped a 4-3 match to Long Prairie-Grey Eagle and won 6-1 against Long Prairie-Grey Eagle on Sept. 2. In the match against fifth-ranked...
The Staples-Motley swim team lost 44-111 to Sauk Centre in their first meet of the season held Sept. 30.  “Overall, the team did fantastic,” said Coach Amanda Olson. “We had a majority of the team drop considerable time from our practice team trials last week, and we had a handful of girls swim...
The Staples-Motley volleyball team won their first match of the regular season, against Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 25-19, 25-21, 26-24 on Aug. 30. “The win was a great way to start the season,” said Coach Gretchen Bestland. “It’s nice to see their time spent in the gym, teamwork and perseverance...
Jacob Bendson pulls down the PL quarterback for a sack that helped the team make their first stop of the game. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
By Mark Anderson News Editor   The Staples-Motley football team lost 39-16 to Pequot Lakes in their season opener at home on Sept. 1. The Cardinals ran the ball well, made some big plays on defense, but two fumbles, an interception and poorly timed penalties proved costly for the team. The Cards...

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