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The Staples-Motley track and field teams competed in the Heart-o-Lakes Conference Indoor Track & Field Meet held March 26 at Concordia College in Moorhead. Girls results 55 - 6. Aften Robinson 8.15, 11. Brooke Ferdon 8.34, 20. Aleeah Halverson 8.69, 23. Malaya Reem 8.81 200 - 14. Ferdon 33.01,...
Two weeks ago, few would have predicted the speed with which snow has disappeared. Seasonal transitions are normally more gradual. Summer eases into autumn. Leaves change color at an unhurried pace, and we finally notice evening temperatures demanding a jacket or sweatshirt. Autumn takes its time,...
Staples-Motley Hall of Fame swimmer Del Cerney and his teammate Mark Lelwica shared a podium at the 1988 State Swim Meet, and are pictured above at the homecoming reception after the meet with state diver Hank Larson. The two shared many Staples swimming records, Cerney in the 200 individual medley...
Hi. Here are some of our awards given out at our end of year banquet and some comments.  The Staples-Motley boys basketball team held their year end banquet, with the following awards given out: MVP - Sivert Klefsaas Most Improved Varsity - Issac Kronenberg Most Improved JV - Lyle Brownell Coaches...
Warren Mertens (51) goes up for a rebound with teammate Bob Rego in the Mid State game against Little Falls. Staples won 76-52outrebounded the flyers 30-18. Mertens also scored 38 points in a game that season. In baseball, Mertens was a star pitcher and hitter who was also inducted in the Bemidji...
Two hall of famers in one photo. Coach Jerry Riewer, left, with the 1973 District 24 baseball trophy won after beating Brainerd and Aitkin. At right is Hall of Fame inductee Warren Mertens. Between the two are Doug Cizek and Joe Neznik. The team lost in the region finals that year.  
Bill Finn, top row, far right, and his 1972 Motley football team that won the Longbow Conference title and were rated in the top two of nine man football all season. Finn, also a basketball, baseball and track coach at Motley, died in 1990, but will be inducted into the Staples-Motley Hall of Fame...
Hall of Fame wrestling coach Don Dravis went through a lot of emotions at the 1985 district wrestling tournament (4 photos above), but had calmed down by 1988, giving advice to wrestler Darren Heldman, right.  
Coaches Don Dravis, Bill Finn and Jerry Riewer, athletes Del Cerney, Arden Beachy, Warren Mertens and Bob Peterson, the 1985 Staples girls basketball team and the 1988 Staples-Motley football team, plus supporters Derald and Juanita Miller as at-large inductees. The Hall of Fame Committee will host...
Front row from left, Ramelle Beachy, Kristi Wolhowe, Kyra Odden, Darci Peterson and Kari Wolhowe; back row, Tosha Martell, Tricia Bates, Kris Borash, Annette Pugsly, Kristi Anderson, Karla Howard and Deanne Olander.  

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