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With most of their lineup taking part in their first postseason match, the Staples-Motley girls tennis team was extremely conpetitive at the Section 8A tournament, Oct. 11-13. The team match couldn’t have been any closer, with two matches going into a third set and four more sets that went into...
I can hardly believe it but I have been hunting deer for 57 years.  I started when I was 16. My first hunt was near Craigsville in northern Minnesota. Well, it should have been 58 years, but the season was closed in 1971 because Minnesota had some back to back harsh winters that nearly wiped out...
For the Detroit Lakes meet on Oct. 11, Staples-Motley coaches put the captains in charge of the lineup and let the girls swim things they aren’t used to or for the first time in a meet. The result was some interesting races and awesome time drops, according to Coach Amanda Olson. “It really proves...
The Staples-Motley volleyball team played two tough teams and then had a disappointing tournament, falling to Verndale 3-1 on Oct. 3, losing to Detroit Lakes 3-1 on Oct. 5, and ending up 0-3 in the Long Priarie Tournament on Oct. 6. The Cardinals have three games and one tournament left in the...
Small game license sales were down about four percent in 2017 compared to the previous year, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources annual small game survey. Results for 2017 include, by species: Ducks – 63,426 hunters, representing a six percent decrease from 2016. Despite...
The Staples-Motley football team’s offense was slowed down by West Central Area in a 14-0 loss on Oct. 5. The Cardinals had 137 total yards, 69 passing and 68 rushing, but only converted one of eleven third down attempts, making it hard to sustain their drives. The team gave up one touchdown in the...
There’s an expression in the world of photojournalism and documentary photography that says a lot about what it takes to regularly capture outstanding images with a camera. It’s attributed to a photographer who worked primarily in the 1930’s and 1940’s. When asked how he managed to do such...
A basketball registration meeting for parents of Staples-Motley students in grades thee through six will be Monday, Oct. 22, at 5:30 p.m. at the high school cafeteria. This is for both boys and girls basketball players. The meeting will cover registration, uniforms and the player handbook.
Haley Cichos
The Staples-Motley girls tennis team ended the regular season with a valiant effort against ninth ranked Minnewaska on Oct. 2. The Cardinals did not back down, making every match competitive and they earned a couple of wins in a 5-2 loss. The two wins came from Jenna Dvorak at number two singles...

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