Sports

The Staples-Motley swim team took on a variety of competition in three meets, against Fosston-Bagley on Sept. 27, against Park Rapids on Sept. 29 and a four team meet on Oct. 1 against Perham, Fosston-Bagley and Crookston. “We had some great swims as well as some learning experiences,” Coach Amanda...
The Staples-Motley cross country teams had two individual winners as both teams won the Deer River meet on Sept. 27. Emmet Anderson won the boys meet in 17:03 and Hunter Klimek was close behind in third place in 17:27. Kira Sweeney won the girls meet easily as the Cardinals placed six runners in...
The Staples-Motley football team scored three touchdowns in the second quarter and then held on to defeat United North Central 30-14 on Sept. 23. The victory is the third straight win for the Cardinals, running their record to 3-1. At UNC, Eric Lisson opened the scoring in the first quarter with a...
Sam Schimpp swings a forehand shot against Crosby-Ironton. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
The Staples-Motley tennis team cruised through two matches on Sept. 20, beating Wadena-Deer Creek 6-1 and Crosby-Ironton 7-0. They then placed third in the Litchfield Invite on Sept. 24. At the tournament, Izabella Edin and Sam Schimpp won their brackets. Edin defeated players from Owatonna,...
The Wadena County 4H shooting sports team competed in the Minnesota 4H State Shoot at Alexandria Shooting Park, Sept 9-11. Above, front ; Autumn DeLeon, Taylor Horton, Katie Benson, Xander Lincoln, Otto Mattson, Rashad Lincoln, Ethan Trout and Melissa Trout; back; archery coaches Anita and Kevin...
The Staples-Motley cross country teams competed against hundreds of runners at the Milaca Mega Meet on Sept. 24. The boys team placed 16th out of 41 teams while the girls were 12th out of 34 teams. There were 290 finishers in the boys race and 251 in the girls. Only the varsity teams ran in this...
The Staples-Motley volleyball team beat Bertha-Hewitt 25-22, 25-21, 25-22 on Sept. 26, beating a team they had lost to earlier in the season. Before that, the Cardinals lost to Pillager 22-25, 16-25, 16-25 on Sept. 20 and to Pequot Lakes 12-25, 18-25, 25-27 on Sept. 22. The Cardinals started...
The Staples-Motley swim team had two competitive meets but came up short in both, losing to Fosston-Bagley 91-79 on Sept. 20 and dropping 51-34 to Holdingford. “It was a tough loss because they came really close to having their first win,” said Coach Amanda Olson about the Fosston meet, “but I...
I am a huge perch fishing fan and I make no excuses for it. Yes, I know they seldom make for heart stopping trophy photos, but they are the best eating fish we have in the Upper Midwest and the time to catch them starts now in the early fall.   Perch numbers in Minnesota are mysteriously dwindling...

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