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The Staples-Motley volleyball team lost in the first round of the playoffs, 3-0 at Pequot Lakes. Scores were 8-25, 17-25, 13-25. Team stats included: Mackenna Bjerga: digs-5, assists-11 Kiera Dumpprope: ace-1, kills-3 Tabatha Allen: kills-5, blocks-3 Alex Davis: digs-8, assist-1 Kayla Erbe: digs-10...
Thursday Twilight League Bowling Wadena Lanes   Oct. 26, 2017 1.  Staples Vet Clinic 24.5-7.5 2. Mason Bros. 19-13 3.Lefty’s 19-13 4. Ted and Gen’s 15-17 5. Spectrum Marketing 14.5-17.5 6. Ghost Team   4-28   High Team Series-  Staples Vet. Clinic             1,725 High Team Game-   Staples Vet....
Lili Schneider placed third in the 100 freestyle and Emily Veronen was third in the 100 backstroke, as both swimmers earned all conference honorable mention for their performances at the Mid State Conference meet at Detroit Lakes on Oct. 27. Schneider’s time of 59.84 seconds was her personal best...
Josh Lombard attempts one of his 42 passes thrown in the playoff game. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
The Staples-Motley football team made some big plays, but allowed too many by Wadena-Deer Creek in a 42-20 playoff loss on Oct. 24. The offense played well, except for five turnovers, and the defense played well, except for a few big plays. The Cardinals tied the game at 8 in the first quarter with...
154 runners follow Emmet Anderson down a hill 400 meters into the Section 6A meet. Also visible in the front group are Tanner Robben, Ben Bartczak and Hunter Klimek. In the middle of the pack are Jack Tyrrell, Brayden Christensen and Bentley Christensen. The boys team won the race to advance to state. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)
Kira Sweeney and Emmet Anderson are Section 6A cross country champions, Addison Lorber and Ashley Robben qualified for state as individuals, and the Staples-Motley boys team upset the competition to take home the team title and a win a trip to the state meet. Sweeney won the girls race in 19:31 and...
On a recent drive over the network of county roads that leads to the family cabin, my wife and I watched a pair of tractors pulling large mowers, hugging the sloping ditch that borders the asphalt. In their wake was a fresh-cut carpet lying flat to the ditch contour, ahead of them standing greenery...
Mason Nyhus evades Pillager defenders to earn extra yards after catching a pass. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
The Staples-Motley football team saved their best game of the season for their last regular season game. The Cardinals with a win over 8th ranked Pillager 20-12 on Oct. 18. The keys to the win were defense and passing. The Cardinals attempted 45 passes, compared to just over 10 running plays,...
Mackenna Bjerga sets the ball while Alex Davis runs around to get ready for the spike.
The Staples-Motley volleyball team only managed one split at the Upsala tournament on Oct. 19, falling 2-0 to Holdingford, Upsala and Walker-Hackensack-Akely, before splitting games with Milaca, 11-25, 25-21. Camryn Banaka had 11 digs while Kiara Storry and Kayla Erbe each had five digs against...
Evelyn Gonzalez flips during the diving competition. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
The Staples-Motley swimming and diving team had multiple winners in a dual meet with Perham on Oct. 23, but they couldn’t match the depth of Perham and ended up on the short end of a 101-77 loss. First place finishes included: the medley relay team of Emily Veronen, Lili Schneider, Autumn Nelsen...
The expression in the title above has almost certainly been overworked.  I’m sure I’ve “worked it” myself more than once.  But that’s because it’s so fitting and so true.  For some it’s a complaint that at this season there are too many pressing chores; keeping up with falling leaves, last-minute...

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