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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...
Dalton Holmberg evades a tackler for a first down in the first half. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
Dalton Holmberg scored a rushing touchdown and Matt Miller caught a touchdown pass from Mason Rychner late in the game to give the Staples-Motley football team a 14-7 win over Osakis on Sept. 16. “I’m proud of our effort,” said Coach Travis VanOverbeke. “We played well defensively, and offensively...
The Staples-Motley girls tennis team tied for first place at the Mid State Conference tournament held Sept. 17, with a score of 39 points, the same as Pequot Lakes. The teams faced each other again in a dual meet Sept. 19 and broke the tie with a 4-3 win. In conference tournament play, Lexi Johnson...
The Staples-Motley swim team poses for a photo before the Park Rapids Invite. (Submitted photo)
The Staples-Motley swim team experienced their first big swim meet of the season on Sept. 17, competing in the seven team Park Rapids Invite.  “This meet was filled with a lot of learning, personal bests and even better memories,” said Coach Amanda Olson. “It’s been amazing to watch this team come...
Kids attending the Staples-Motley football game on Sept. 16 had a wild time on the outskirts of the stadium, dodging in and out, catching passes and running with the ball.  
Kira Sweeney earned a first place medal at the Pine River Backus cross country meet on Sept. 13, as both the girls and boys teams had solid performances to finish second. The teams both fell back a little bit at their next meet at New London-Spicer on Sept. 19. At Pine River, Sweeney ran 18:45 to...
Camryn Banaka tips a ball over the net.
The Staples-Motley volleyball team had a rough start last week losing to Sebeka Sept. 13, Crosby-Ironton on Sept. 15, but went 1-3 in the tournament at C-I Sept. 17, placing second in the bronze division. Results S-M vs. Sebeka - L 22-25, 14-25, 12-25 Mardi Opheim - 6 Digs, 2 Assists, 1 Kill;...
Mikalya Sauber coming in to the finish line. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)
The Staples-Motley boys cross country team was second and girls team finished fifth at the Wadena-Deer Creek Johanna Olson Invite held Sept. 6. Coach Bruce Fuhrman said he was pleased to see the team’s top runners out with the front runners in both races. Both teams still need runners to step up...

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