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The Staples-Motley football team ran for 336 yards and scored eight touchdowns in a 54-18 win at Wadena-Deer Creek on Aug. 30.  The Cardinals scored three touchdowns in the first quarter to take a 20-0 lead. The teams traded touchdowns in the second quarter, but the Staples-Motley defense stopped...
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By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   Emmet Anderson won the St. Olaf High School Showcase, a cross country meet with teams from around the state, and Hunter Klimek was close behind in fifth place on Aug. 29. The Staples-Motley boys placed eighth in a field of mostly big school Class AA teams. The...
Emmet Anderson sprints away from Colden Longley of Bloomington Jefferson to win the St. Olaf High School Showcase on Aug. 29. Anderson’s time of 15:44 was a meet record and a personal best. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)  
Staples-Motley senior football players, from left, Izaiah DeMars, Boston Smith, Ryan Wick, Cade Schmidt, Issac Kronnenberg, Emmitt Winkels and Garrett Carlson. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)s
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   After a good showing at their scrimmage on Aug. 24, the Staples-Motley football team is making plans to improve on their one win season last year. But more than that, they are doing it as a team and a community. “This is a great group of kids. They have worked...
Sophomores Adriana Dickey and Evelyn Gonzalez (on phone screen) will be the captains of the Cardinals swim team this season.
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The Staples-Motley swim team starts the season with a lot of young swimmers who are showing the potential for growth. “Our team is very young, the oldest team members being sophomores, but they are ready to challenge themselves and make each other better,” said...
Seniors Bella Martin, Alix Peterson and Mackenna Bjerga will be volleyball captains this season.
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The Staples-Motley volleyball team has been building momentum the past few years and the team is starting to see the benefits. The Cardinals finished in third place at the eight team Royalton tournament on Aug. 23, taking second in their pool play after three...
Tasha Achermann, left, and Haley Cichos advance to the net while getting a big doubles win against their rival Osakis team.
The Staples-Motley tennis team hosted a tournament along with Wadena-Deer Creek on Aug. 21. The Cardinals followed up the tournament by playing some big school teams at a quadrangular match in Branerd. They lost 3-4 to Brainerd, with Lauren Rutten, Jenna Dvorak and Allison Knosalla getting the wins...
 By Ray Gildow   As I was sitting and contemplating writing my next outdoor article with Max, my black lab, and constant outdoor walking partner, it occurred to me that the world is just getting overwhelmed with so much negative news that something needs to be written about all the great things we...
Captains and seniors on the Staples-Motley cross country teams, from left, Emmet Anderson, Hunter Klimek, Jack Tyrrell, Gabe Misner, Isaac Christoffersen, Addison Lorber and Madysen Hull. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
The Staples-Motley cross country team sent both the girls and boys teams to the state tournament last year, with the girls placing fifth and the boys seventh. Both teams have high expectations this year again, but will need to do some replacing to get back to that level. Both the boys and girls...

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