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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...
The Staples-Motley swim team lost 44-111 to Sauk Centre in their first meet of the season held Sept. 30.  “Overall, the team did fantastic,” said Coach Amanda Olson. “We had a majority of the team drop considerable time from our practice team trials last week, and we had a handful of girls swim...
The Staples-Motley volleyball team won their first match of the regular season, against Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 25-19, 25-21, 26-24 on Aug. 30. “The win was a great way to start the season,” said Coach Gretchen Bestland. “It’s nice to see their time spent in the gym, teamwork and perseverance...
Jacob Bendson pulls down the PL quarterback for a sack that helped the team make their first stop of the game. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
By Mark Anderson News Editor   The Staples-Motley football team lost 39-16 to Pequot Lakes in their season opener at home on Sept. 1. The Cardinals ran the ball well, made some big plays on defense, but two fumbles, an interception and poorly timed penalties proved costly for the team. The Cards...
The Staples-Motley volleyball team picked up a win in the Royals Invite in Pierz, Aug. 26. The Cardinals lost their first game to Royalton, 12-25, 23-25, split against East Central 19-25, 25-18 andpicked up a win with more total points. The team lost to St. Cloud Cathedral 13-25, 11-25. In the...
Jack Tyrrell and Hunter Klimek team up in the cross country race. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
The Staples-Motley cross country teams opened their season at a meet in Menahga on Aug. 19. Both teams finished fourth and both were led by eighth grade runners. Kira Sweeney placed second in the girls race and Emmet Anderson was sixth for the boys. Team results Girls varsity Team scores: United...

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