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Results of the Kinship Railroad Days Dash 5K run, held Aug. 25. Age category winners: Males 0-19 Jedia Billman 23:45, Joe Gorton 24:00, Garrett Bjerga 24:14 Males 20-29 Taylor Johnson 18:23, Dakota Guderjohn 18:55, Joshua Freese 19:22 Males 30-39 Eric Januszewski 19:52, Andy Moore 20:16, Ryan Smith...
Several members of the Staples-Motley swimming team picked up right where they left off last season, and some of the younger members got off to a good start in the first meet of the season against Sauk Centre on Aug. 27. “Their strokes are looking stronger, and they are having a more positive...
The Staples-Motley tennis team finished in third place at their home tournament on Aug. 22 and played a quadrangular meet at Brainerd on Aug. 25.  At the eight team home tournament, Tasha Achermann placed second at number three singles, Rose Han was third at number one singles and the team of Haley...
The Staples-Motley cross country team got off to a fast start by dominating a small meet in their first race of the year. The girls and boys teams each had five runners finish in the top ten to win the Central Minnesota River Run, held at Menahga on Aug. 27. Several newcomers made a big splash at...
The Staples-Motley volleyball team earned one win in three pool play matches at the Royalton tournament on Aug. 24, and extended their tournament round to a third set before falling. The team’s next action will be Tuesday, Sept. 4, at home against Bertha-Hewitt. Team results Royalton Tournament S-M...
The Staples-Motley football players invited their mothers to a special practice on Aug. 23, to show them what they are working on this year. Pictured above, offensive coach Nick Schultz, right, lines players up and explains one of the team’s plays. Head Coach Chris Kappler had another group of...
Children take off at the start of the Kinship Railroad Days Jr. Dash on Aug. 25, with the Staples-Motley cross country team inspiring the runners to keep running all the way to the finish line. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)  
I’m hearing “Where has the summer gone!” a lot these days. It’s being spoken more as a statement than a question. On paper, it would merit an exclamation mark, rather than a question-mark. If you polled everyone on the season they most look forward to, odds are high the winner would be summer. It’s...
Volleyball captains Kiara Storry and Kiera Dumpprope believe the team is looking a lot better this year, and much of it is due to the team’s attitude. “We’re doing a lot more team bonding things, with everyone grades 8-12,” said Storry. Dumpprope agreed, “we get along a lot better,” she said. With...
Two seniors will lead the Staples-Motley swim team this year, Leah Crider, left, is in her first year of swimming, while Lili Schneider, right, has been a team leader for years. Coach Amanda Olson said the team has shown a lot of growth both individually and as a team the past two years. “The...

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