Staples-Motley Football captains, from left, Cade Schmidt, Jordon Carlson, Scout Strickland and Evan Nanik. There will be a fifth captain spot reserved weekly for a player who steps up their leadership role that week.   
After having 10 runners at the state cross country meet last year (the boys team and three individual girls), the Staples-Motley cross country teams are in position for the rest of the state to take notice again. The boys team graduated one senior from their top nine and have several younger...
Staples-Motley Football Coach Chris Kappler talks to the team as they take a break after a hard practice. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
As a former offensive lineman, new Staples-Motley football coach Chris Kappler knows what it takes to win in the trenches. “We are stressing the fundamentals, executing steps, hand position, getting off the ball,” said Kappler. “The little things lead to big success.” Kappler is in his eighth year...
Haley Cichos
The Staples-Motley/Verndale Tennis team played through misty and gusty conditions in their first tournament at Osakis on Aug. 20. The Cardinals placed second with a record of 2-1, with wins over Yellow Medicine East and Morris, and a loss to the host team. Coach Nick Doll was happy to see Lauren...
If your summer travels happen to take you to one or more of Minnesota’s popular resort areas, sooner or later you’ll come across souvenirs celebrating Minnesota’s state bird. Not the loon, to be clear; that’s the official state bird. Our unofficial state bird – which you’ll see on tee-shirts,...
Staples-Motley fall sports athletes held their first official practices on August 13, with the girls swim team, football, volleyball, girls tennis and cross country all going through their drills. The tennis team will see the first competitive action with a tournament at Osakis on Monday, Aug. 20,...
The Staples-Motley Community Education Summer Recreation program’s Minor League players, for boys and girls grades 3-4, batted against a pitching machine and played out the hit balls. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)  
Lauren Rutten and Jenna Dvorak - 1st place
The Staples-Motley Verndale Tennis Boosters held their 1st annual Tie-Dye Doubles Tennis Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 4, in Staples.  Players were encouraged to double up and wear tie-dye if possible for a fun event getting area players some extra tournament play and practice leading up to the fall...
If your fast food habits occasionally include French fries at McDonald’s, then you have indirectly been a party to a skirmish that appears to have ended in an unexpected retreat. It was recently announced that a regional power in corporate potato production, North Dakota-based R.D. Offutt, Inc.,...
Staples-Motley Summer Recreation held the Little League Championship on July 24, with Motley Dairy Queen facing Staples Ace Hardware. Pictured above and below, scenes from the game. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)  


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