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The Staples-Motley boys basketball team lost two games, 63-40 to Royalton on Feb. 27 and 81-43 to Pequot Lakes on Feb. 28. With one more regular season game to go, the Cardinals are set to face the top seed Perham on Thursday, March 7, at 7 p.m., in the Section 8AA playoffs opening round. Against...
Owen Bjerga, top gets mixed up in a scramble while earning second place at the state wrestling tournament. (Submitted photos)
The three Staples-Motley state wrestlers made a big splash at the state tournament March 1-2, As Owen Bjerga placed second, Spencer Miller placed third and Blayne Dumpprope had one win and two close losses. “The boys wrestled well,” said Coach Mark Carlson. “I was proud of their effort and...
Spencer Miller drives his opponent to the mat during the state wrestling tournament.  
Blayne Dumpprope gets out of a jam by grabbing his opponent’s leg.  
Three Staples-Motley wrestlers won first place in the section tournament and will wrestle at the state tournament Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2. Blayne Dumpprope at 138 pounds, Spencer Miller at 152 and Owen Bjerga at 160 are all returning to state. “All three wrestled extremely well, they...
The Staples-Motley girls basketball team will open the 2019 playoffs at Barnesville on Thursday, Feb. 28, with a 7 p.m. game. The Cardinals finished the regular season with a seven game losing streak, but were still strong enough to gain the fifth seed and will play the fourth seed, Barnesville....
Twenty students of Tae Kwon Do in Staples were awarded new belts and certificates Feb. 14, at the Landmark Inn in Staples. The students, who tested on Feb. 2, are part of the National Tae Kwon Do Institute, taught by Master Instructor Francisco Jimenez. Pictured above, back row from left: Gabe Ritter, Samantha Motl, Sarah Carlson, Dylan Huhn, Nathan Ritter. Center: Instructor Jimenez, Jaden Polkow, Huntington F. Kleinschmidt, Israel Ritter, Tucker Fitzgerald, Gunner F. Kleinschmidt, Lilith Tester, Giselle P
An awards ceremony was held recently recognizing 20 students of the National Tae Kwon Do Institute (Staples branch) who received new belts and certificates after testing on Feb. 2.  The special event was held at the Landmark Inn in Staples, where Tae Kwon Do classes are held each week on Tuesdays...
Staples-Motley wrestler Blayne Dumpprope helicopters his way around an opponent in the Section 6A wrestling semifinals to score a takedown. Dumpprope, Spencer Miller and Owen Bjerga all won their weight class to qualify for the state wrestling tournament. See page 6a. (Staples World photo by Mark...
Gordon Enyart sinks a half-nelson deep to turn his opponent and eventually get a pin against Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale/Parkers Prairie. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)  
Every team’s goal is to be at their best for tournament time, and the Staples-Motley wrestling team used that formula to give the section’s top seed a scare, before falling in the second round of the tournament on Feb. 12. The Cardinals beat Breckenridge 54-19 in the opening round, then lost 46-30...

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