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Dalton Hoemberg (2) bursts through line on his 36 yard scoring run, led by blocks from Kyle Serich (75), Scout Strickland (51) Braden Tyrrell (50) and Cade Schmidt (22). (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
The Staples-Motley football team overcame a slow start and used big plays to turn the tide in a 27-6 win over Long Prairie-Grey Eagle on Sept. 15. The Cardinal coaching staff spent the first half encouraging the team to focus on every play, but they didn’t get results from all eleven on every play...
Swimming at Ogilvie on Sept. 5, the Staples-Motley girls swim team had to adjust to a 25 meter pool, instead of their usual 25 yard pool.  Because of the longer distance, “We don’t know if the had any personal bests, but the girls swam their hearts out and they had some awesome races,” said Coach...
The Staples-Motley girls tennis team sized up some of their section competition. They lost to Park Rapids 4-3 on Sept. 7 and fell to Roseau 6-1 on Sept. 8, but played competitively against two teams they could face again in the postseason. The Cardinals also mixed their lineup around and came up...
This year will be remembered for hurricane and tropical storm-generated destruction on a scale that is hard for land-locked Minnesotans to imagine. We are hit by tornadoes with some regularity, and those who live or have businesses located in flood plains – like the Red River Valley in Northwest...
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)  
The Staples-Motley volleyball team got their second win in a row in their second matchup of the season, beating Bertha-Hewitt 3-1 on Sept. 5. Just like their first win of the season, the Cardinals fell behind early and dropped the first set. But they came back strong to win the next three in close...
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...

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