Sports

Staples-Motley Little Cardinal cheerleaders perform at halftime of the Homecoming football game on Oct. 6.  
Isaac Swendsrud pulls down a WCA runner. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
The Staples-Motley football team scored first, but were denied the rest of the way as they fell 40-7 to West Central Area on Oct. 6.  Dalton Holmberg got the first Cardinal touchdown after a nice drive in the first quarter. The defense held and the Cardinals had another scoring opportunity, but...
Alex Davis rises up for a spike.
The Staples-Motley volleyball team is looking for more consistency as they play against good competition. The Cardinals lost three matches in straight sets, where they were very close in the first set, but dropped one of the next two by a wide margin. Coach Gretchen Bestland said the team is trying...
Autumn Nelsen rises out of the water during the butterfly race against DL.
The Staples-Motley girls swimming team hosted a powerful Detroit Lakes team on Oct. 3, and performed well with many fastest times of the season. “The girls were having fun, and a lot of improvement took place, expecially for this point in the season,” said Coach Amanda Olson. Team results The 200...
The Staples-Motley girls team had the top three finishers at the Sauk Centre Invitational on Oct. 3, and the boys team continued their hot season, winning their second consecutive meet. For the girls, Kira Sweeney was way out in front for a clear win, but Addison Lorber and Ashley Robben had some...
The Staples-Motley girls tennis team starts their postseason this week, as they play Park Rapids in the Section 8A tournament on Thursday, Oct. 12, at Courts Plus in Fargo. The winner of that match will play top seeded Roseau the same day. The championship match is Friday, Oct. 13. The individual...
Staples-Motley fall sports coaches and athletes came together to review their fall sports seasons on Oct. 4 at Timbers Event Center. Two more Cardinals Coffee events are scheduled for 7 a.m. on Feb. 7, for winter sports and May 2 for spring sports, also at Timbers Event Center. Pictured above,...
Colton Paskewitz, left, and Trey Skeesick, football and basketball teammates at Staples-Motley High School, met again on the football field Sept. 30, but this time they were playing for different teams. Colton, a junior at the University of Northwestern, St. Paul, plays for the Northwestern Eagles...
The Staples-Motley swim team has been increasing their workouts as they pass the mid season point.  “They are tired, and they are working so incredibly hard in practice,” said Coach Amanda Olson.  “The girls are staying consistent with their times so I can’t wait to see how they perform once they’...
Mike Zauhar with two nice fall perch
When I see the acorns falling off the oak trees and the deer are snarfing them up like crazy, I know it’s time to hit the water and start fishing the fall perch run. Perch numbers on many Minnesota lakes have been down for the past few years and the DNR is not certain why, but there are still...

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