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It’s that time of year for which many waterfowlers live for, and at the same time dread, knowing the season is ending too soon.  Bitter cold fronts, northwest winds and wind wept snow fire up those die hard waterfowlers who know that this transition towards winter will set the annual migration, or...
The Staples-Motley football team will be playing at Pillager twice in a row, after losing their final game of the regular season 44-22 at Pillager on Oct. 17.  That left Staples-Motley as the eighth seed in the Section 6AA playoffs with Pillager the number one seed and the Cardinals played that...
The Staples-Motley girls cross country team finished third in the Bemidji Invitational on Oct. 16, with Kira Sweeney and Kyanna Burton finishing third and fourth in the race. The boys team also ran but did not record their times due to a course malfunction. The girls were third as a team.  Both...
Early reports in most of the prime hunting areas for bear are showing significant decline in the number of bears harvested. Grouse hunters are discovering birds are almost impossible to find, although grouse hunting may get better after the leaves have fallen. The DNR reports that the number of...
The Staples-Motley volleyball team will open the Section 8AA tournament at Detroit Lakes on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. “We are excited that we get a rematch with DL,” said Coach Gretchen Bestland.  The Cardinals lost 3-1 to DL earlier in the season, but were still adjusting their lineup after...
The Staples-Motley volleyball team will open the Section 8AA tournament at Detroit Lakes on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. “We are excited that we get a rematch with DL,” said Coach Gretchen Bestland.  The Cardinals lost 3-1 to DL earlier in the season, but were still adjusting their lineup after...
In their last home meet of the season, the Staples-Motley/Verndale swim team lost 109-56 to Perham/New York Mills on Oct. 22. A packed crowd and extra activities made for a wild night. Senior Lili Schneider won two races in her last home meet. “Between Senior Night, Verndale football players racing...
Scout Strickland fills the hole and stops the running back. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)
The Staples-Motley football team answered three touchdowns with immediate scores of their own, but they weren’t able to score in overtime against Wadena-Deer Creek and ended up losing 18-24 on Oct. 12. Cade Schmidt scored all three Cardinal touchdowns, but neither team was able to convert their...
The Staples-Motley volleyball team ended a losing streak with a 3-2 win against Aitkin on Oct. 11. They competed against Menahga on Oct. 15, falling 3-1. The Cardinals finish the regular season with a tournament at Upsala on Thursday, Oct. 18. The Section 8AA playoffs start Thursday, Oct. 25, at...
Brayden Christensen leads Isaac Christoffersen on the finishing hill as fans encourage them to kick it in.
The Staples-Motley cross country teams are Mid State champions, both as individuals and as a team. Kira Sweeney won her third straight conference title in the girls race and Emmet Anderson won for the boys for the second year in a row. “Our kids were outstanding in today’s competition in winning...

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