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Blayne Dumpprope blocks his opponent and pulls him to the mat during the section tournament. (Submitted photo)
The Staples-Motley wrestling team had an extremely successful section individual tournament, as six wrestlers qualified for the state tournament and two others came close, losing in a true second match. The state-bound wrestlers are: Spencer Miller at 113 pounds, Blayne Dumpprope at 120, Owen...
Former Staples wrestler Jerry Cleveland will be honored by the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Minnesota Chapter at their Hall of Fame Banquet on Saturday, April 22, at the Austin Holiday Inn Conference Center.  His biography from the NWHOF:  Jerry Cleveland has given back to the Sport for 42 years...
Landowners can generate revenue by allowing public hunting on their private land in 46 Minnesota counties, including Todd and Wadena, through the Department of Natural Resources’ Walk-In Access program. Sign-ups are open Monday, Jan. 23, to Friday, April 28.  Eligible parcels must be at least 40...
By Mark Anderson News Editor   The Staples-Motley boys basketball team took an early lead against Long Prairie-Grey Eagle on Feb. 16, let them back into the game in the second half, then closed it out with a run to win 65-57. After taking a 12-2 lead, the Cardinals kept fighting LPGE runs. “Thy...
February 16, 2017 1. Mason Bros. 15.5-4.5 2. Spectrum Marketing 15-5 3. Staples Vet Clinic 13-7 4. Ted and Gen’s   7.5-12.5 5. Lefty’s   7-13 6. Ghost Team   2-18 High Team Series-  Staples Vet Clinic 1,714 High Team Game-  Staples Vet Clinic   611   High Ind. Series/  high games Ruth Lugert 579...
Come out for a friendly meet and greet with your 2016-2017 Staples-Motley Varsity basketball players, Saturday, Feb. 25 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Staples-Motley High School main gym. There will be an opportunity to get autographs from your favorite players at the end of evening. Enjoy fun...
Millie Klefsaas performs on the balance beam at the Section 8AA gymnastics competition at Bemidji on Feb. 18. The Staples-Motley student, competing for the Brainerd Warriors, was the all around champion in the meet and qualified for the state meet in all four events. She was the section champion in...
Jenna Trantina drives to the basket. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
The Staples-Motley girls basketball team clinched the Mid-State Conference title with a 63-43 win over Crosby-Ironton on Feb. 17, to post a 7-1 conference record. Their only loss was to Pequot Lakes, who finished with two losses in the conference schedule. The Cardinals also defeated Holdingford 63...
Alex Erpelding is congratulated by former record holder Mark Carlson as teammates and fans stand and applaud his school record of 171 wins and 100 pins. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
Alex Erpelding wasn’t aware he was about to set a school record for wins at the dual wrestling match against United North Central on Feb. 9. “I knew something was up but I didn’t know what,” he said.  After pinning his opponent with his powerful cradle, “I turned around and saw all the people and...
Jasiah Paskewitz dances around his opponent for a takedown. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
The Staples-Motley wrestling team recorded 10 pins and two forfeits in defeating Breckenridge 72-12 in the first round of the Section 6A tournament on Feb. 14. The Cardinals will now face third seeded Barnesville on Friday, Feb. 17, at 6 p.m. at Breckenridge High School. The winner of that match...

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