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By Mark Anderson News Editor   The Staples-Motley boys basketball team took an early lead against Long Prairie-Grey Eagle on Feb. 16, let them back into the game in the second half, then closed it out with a run to win 65-57. After taking a 12-2 lead, the Cardinals kept fighting LPGE runs. “Thy...
February 16, 2017 1. Mason Bros. 15.5-4.5 2. Spectrum Marketing 15-5 3. Staples Vet Clinic 13-7 4. Ted and Gen’s   7.5-12.5 5. Lefty’s   7-13 6. Ghost Team   2-18 High Team Series-  Staples Vet Clinic 1,714 High Team Game-  Staples Vet Clinic   611   High Ind. Series/  high games Ruth Lugert 579...
Alex Erpelding is congratulated by former record holder Mark Carlson as teammates and fans stand and applaud his school record of 171 wins and 100 pins. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
Alex Erpelding wasn’t aware he was about to set a school record for wins at the dual wrestling match against United North Central on Feb. 9. “I knew something was up but I didn’t know what,” he said.  After pinning his opponent with his powerful cradle, “I turned around and saw all the people and...
Jasiah Paskewitz dances around his opponent for a takedown. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
The Staples-Motley wrestling team recorded 10 pins and two forfeits in defeating Breckenridge 72-12 in the first round of the Section 6A tournament on Feb. 14. The Cardinals will now face third seeded Barnesville on Friday, Feb. 17, at 6 p.m. at Breckenridge High School. The winner of that match...
The Staples-Motley wrestling team took a large contingent of wrestlers in grades 5 through 9 to a junior varsity dual at Aitkin on Feb. 11. The Cardinals came out on top by a score of 66-53. Before the match, the Aitkin wrestling boosters served the teams a lunch. The event was set up by Staples-...
Hunter Carlson shown in his new Valley City State University jersey. (Submitted photo)  
Hunter Carlson shown in his new Valley City State University jersey. (Submitted photo)
Valley City State University (VCSU) football coach Dennis McCulloch announced that Staples native Hunter Carlson has signed a letter of intent to attend VCSU and play football for the Vikings this fall.  A 6-foot-5, 275-pound lineman, Carlson is currently a senior at Staple-Motley High School. He’s...
After passing 1,000 career points, Gavin Smith set Staples-Motley basketball records scoring 43 points with 10, three pointers as he fueled an incredible comeback against Detroit Lakes on Feb. 10, only to fall short by two points in a 84-82 loss. “Gavin’s performance in the last two minutes was...
Thursday Twilight League Bowling Wadena Lanes   February 2, 2017 1. Mason Bros. 12-0 2. Spectrum Marketing 10-2 3. Staples Vet Clinic   9-3 4. Lefty’s   3-9 5. Ted and Gen’s   1-11 6. Ghost Team   1-11 High Team Series-  Mason Bros.                         1,686 High Team Game-  Staples Vet Clinic...
Playing a big school on an early Saturday afternoon, after not having played a game in eight days, the Staples-Motley girls basketball team could’ve been in for a letdown. “It was not one of our better games, but we got the win,” said Coach Craig Wolhowe about the team’s 51-40 victory over Bemidji...

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