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The Staples-Motley cross country teams had multiple winners in two meets, at Wadena-Deer Creek on Sept. 5 and at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle on Sept. 11. Emmet Anderson won both varsity boys races, and Kira Sweeney was first at W-DC and second at LP-GE. In the team competition, both girls and boys...
The Staples-Motley football team scored a touchdown on their first drive, but fumbles and missed conversions left that as their only score of the night, and they lost to Crookston 32-7 on Sept. 8. On the first drive, after Cade Schmidt ran for a first down, quarterback Chase Davis converted a...
Did you read that? The Bassmasters organization recently named Mille Lacs Lake as the best smallmouth bass fishing lake in the United States. That is an incredible recognition considering all the great smallmouth bass fishing areas in America. What is really amazing to me is that it wasn’t that...
After Kyle Serich (75) trips up a Crookston runner, Scout Strickland (51) and Isaac Swendsrud (58) move in for the tackle. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)  
Being a dog owner, it got my attention when I read some newspaper headlines that some cases of dog flu had recently been identified in Crow Wing, Kandiyohi, Ramsey, Sherburne and Wright counties in Minnesota. As of August 17, eleven cases of dog flu were reported to the Board of Animal Health in...
We value justice and fairness as ground rules in our lives, but we also know from experience that life doesn’t necessarily deal everyone an even hand.  Some have opportunities greater than their peers.  Some have challenges and travails that others don’t face.  Recently I spent time with a lifelong...
Staples-Motley High School will host a 5K Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, Sept. 30, at 9 a.m. Registration begins at 8 a.m. ‘Cardinal Pride’ is the theme of this event, which is being held in conjunction with Homecoming Week, 2017.  To pre-register (required), email rossmcrae83@yahoo.com; or stop by the...
The Staples-Motley girls tennis team ran into a tough Foley team and lost 7-0, but came back to defeat Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 6-1 in a triangular meet on Aug. 31. Kelsi Peterson played well at number one singles, with two close matches. Rose Han and Jenna Dvorak came close to an upset against...
The Staples-Motley football team was outmanned in their season opener, but they continued working hard until the end of their 52-0 loss to Pequot Lakes. “They flexed their muscles on us a bit and showed us their age,” said Coach Travis VanOverbeke. “Strength, turnovers, and field position...
The Staples-Motley volleyball team dropped their first set against Long Prairie-Grey Eagle on Aug. 29, but came back to win the next three to win their home opener. “This was a great win on our home court to start the season,” said Coach Gretchen Bestland. “What I am most impressed with is that...

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