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Will Danilyuk spins with is opponent to remain on top.
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The Staples-Motley wrestling team started the season with positive attitudes and an upward trend in the number of wrestlers competing. But the team also has a heavy heart as they start the season. “We are saddened by the recent loss of legendary Staples-Motley...
My wife and I are regular listeners to public radio. Not just for the classical music that soothes frayed nerves on my lengthy drive home from work, but also for some of the features that you don’t get on commercial radio. We don’t consider ourselves gourmet cooks, but one show we regularly listen...
Pictured, Haley Cichos controls the ball in Staples-Motley girls basketball season opener. The Cardinals also won their second game of the year, 58-51, at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)  
  For Mitch Albers, a bowhunter who lives in the western suburbs of the twin cities, bow hunting is a whole lot more than harvesting a deer. For Albers, who has been bow hunting most of his life, hunting with a bow is the chance to spend quality time in the woods when other hunters are not usually...
Kaila Erbe gets fouled taking a shot early in the season opener. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The Staples-Motley girls basketball team finished strong to win their opening game of the season, 64-47 against Wadena-Deer Creek. Kaitlyn Smith opened the game with two three pointers to give the Cardinals an early 6-2 lead. Balanced scoring the rest of the half...
At the Staples-Motley football banquet, the following players were given awards: from left, Izaiah DeMars, team Most Improved; Sivert Klefsaas, Back of the Year, All Section nominee, All District nominee; Ryan Wick, Lineman of the Year,  All Section nominee, All District nominee; Cade Schmidt, team MVP,  All Section nominee, All District nominee,  All District Linebacker of the Year, 2019 All Star team member; Issac Kronenberg, Team Spirit award,   All Section nominee, All District nominee. (Submitted photo
The 2019 Staples-Motley football statistics were released at their banquet Nov. 14. The Cardinals finished with a 7-3 record.  Team statistics: 2,614 total yards gained (opponents 2,116) 2,071 rushing yards (opponents 1,567) Rushing yards per game: 207.1 543 passing yards (opponents 549) 3rd down...
Cade Schmidt was selected to play in the Minnesota Football Showcase on Saturday, Dec 7, at U.S. Bank Stadium, home field of the Minnesota Vikings. Kickoff will be at 1:05 p.m. As a running back for the Staples-Motley team, Schmidt gained 446 yards on the ground and scored eight touchdowns, and was...
Josh Greenwood shot a 206.8 pound buck, edging out Bryan Motl’s buck by one pound, to win the Staples True Value Big Buck Contest. His prize was a Savage Axis Creedmoor rifle, sponsored by Wahoo Valley Deer Hunters Association. (Submitted photos)  
The Department of Natural Resources is seeking comments on a proposal to allow off-highway vehicle (OHVs) access to certain areas of the Huntersville Forest Landing Campground in Huntersville State Forest in northwestern Minnesota. Currently, OHVs must be trailered in and out of the campground. The...
The Staples-Motley girls swim team bettered their best times in every single event at the Section 6A meet on Nov. 7.  “That’s the first time that’s been done for at least the last three seasons,” said Coach Amanda Toft. For a team that has been looking at improvement throughout the season, this was...

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