Sports

Kids attending the Staples-Motley football game on Sept. 16 had a wild time on the outskirts of the stadium, dodging in and out, catching passes and running with the ball.  
Kira Sweeney earned a first place medal at the Pine River Backus cross country meet on Sept. 13, as both the girls and boys teams had solid performances to finish second. The teams both fell back a little bit at their next meet at New London-Spicer on Sept. 19. At Pine River, Sweeney ran 18:45 to...
Camryn Banaka tips a ball over the net.
The Staples-Motley volleyball team had a rough start last week losing to Sebeka Sept. 13, Crosby-Ironton on Sept. 15, but went 1-3 in the tournament at C-I Sept. 17, placing second in the bronze division. Results S-M vs. Sebeka - L 22-25, 14-25, 12-25 Mardi Opheim - 6 Digs, 2 Assists, 1 Kill;...
Mikalya Sauber coming in to the finish line. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)
The Staples-Motley boys cross country team was second and girls team finished fifth at the Wadena-Deer Creek Johanna Olson Invite held Sept. 6. Coach Bruce Fuhrman said he was pleased to see the team’s top runners out with the front runners in both races. Both teams still need runners to step up...
Lili Schneider finished second in the 100 breaststroke and also swam the breaststroke leg of the medley relay. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
The Staples-Motley girls swim team dropped a dual meet 124-49 to Ogilvie-Mora on Sept. 8, but still had a lot to be proud of. “The majority of girls dropped even more time, with more personal bests and great attitudes.” said Coach Amanda Olson. “I’m very proud of how they’re progressing and how...
The Staples-Motley girls tennis team, won 6-1, at Park Rapids on Sept. 8  The Cards lost 4-3 to Roseau and claimed victory over Parkers Prairie 6-1, on Sept. 9. In the Roseau match, all three doubles matches went to a super-tiebreaker after the first two sets were split. Sarah Willgohs and Bryn...
The Staples-Motley football team beat Frazee 26-14 on the road Sept. 9 using a balanced attack. The Cardinals rushed for 85 yards and passed for 145, with Matt Miller making two touchdown catches. The Cardinals scored first on a Mason Rychner quarterback sneak to start the second quarter. A few...
Jenna Trantina had a good serving game against B-H with four ace serves.
The Staples-Motley volleyball team lost in three straight sets to Bertha-Hewitt on Sept. 6. The Cardinals stayed close but one or two runs in each set left them behind and unable to come back. Scores were 25-19, 23-25, 21-25. Statistical leaders included:  Mardi Opheim - Ace Serves - 1; Digs - 5;...
The Staples-Motley girls tennis team played in two triangular meets; against Moorhead and Detroit Lakes on Aug. 28, coming out on top in both with 7-0 wins. They dropped a 4-3 match to Long Prairie-Grey Eagle and won 6-1 against Long Prairie-Grey Eagle on Sept. 2. In the match against fifth-ranked...

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