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The Staples-Motley wrestling team hosted a home triangular meet where they faced a strong West Central Area team and lost 63-17, then nearly overcame Osakis, but ended up with a 41-36 loss. Against both teams, the Cardinals had several opportunities to win matches but ended up getting caught and...
Friends and high school teammates of Cade Schmidt met him on the field of U.S. Bank Stadium after the experience of the Minnesota Football Showcase. (Submitted photos)
Cade Schmidt was one of 86 Minnesota High School football players to be chosen for the All-State Football Showcase at US Bank Field, the Minnesota Vikings Stadium, on Dec. 7. The “North and South” teams participated in various opportunities including trips to Children’s Hospital and The U of M...
Issac Kronenberg swoops in for a layup. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The Staples-Motley boys basketball team opened the season with a 80-66 loss at Wadena-Deer Creek, then followed up with a 66-52 win at home against Verndale. The Cardinals started the season short a couple of players due to injury, including two of their top...
Elizabeth Danilyuk dribbles past the defense as Alix Peterson sets a pick. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
The Staples-Motley girls basketball team looked good despite a 59-48 loss to Breckenridge on Dec. 3, then suffered cold shooting and turnovers in a 56-49 loss to Park Rapids on Dec. 6. “Against Breckenridge we played really well,” said Coach Brian Smith. “I was pleased with our effort. They are a...
Will Danilyuk spins with is opponent to remain on top.
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The Staples-Motley wrestling team started the season with positive attitudes and an upward trend in the number of wrestlers competing. But the team also has a heavy heart as they start the season. “We are saddened by the recent loss of legendary Staples-Motley...
My wife and I are regular listeners to public radio. Not just for the classical music that soothes frayed nerves on my lengthy drive home from work, but also for some of the features that you don’t get on commercial radio. We don’t consider ourselves gourmet cooks, but one show we regularly listen...
Pictured, Haley Cichos controls the ball in Staples-Motley girls basketball season opener. The Cardinals also won their second game of the year, 58-51, at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)  
  For Mitch Albers, a bowhunter who lives in the western suburbs of the twin cities, bow hunting is a whole lot more than harvesting a deer. For Albers, who has been bow hunting most of his life, hunting with a bow is the chance to spend quality time in the woods when other hunters are not usually...
Kaila Erbe gets fouled taking a shot early in the season opener. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The Staples-Motley girls basketball team finished strong to win their opening game of the season, 64-47 against Wadena-Deer Creek. Kaitlyn Smith opened the game with two three pointers to give the Cardinals an early 6-2 lead. Balanced scoring the rest of the half...
At the Staples-Motley football banquet, the following players were given awards: from left, Izaiah DeMars, team Most Improved; Sivert Klefsaas, Back of the Year, All Section nominee, All District nominee; Ryan Wick, Lineman of the Year,  All Section nominee, All District nominee; Cade Schmidt, team MVP,  All Section nominee, All District nominee,  All District Linebacker of the Year, 2019 All Star team member; Issac Kronenberg, Team Spirit award,   All Section nominee, All District nominee. (Submitted photo
The 2019 Staples-Motley football statistics were released at their banquet Nov. 14. The Cardinals finished with a 7-3 record.  Team statistics: 2,614 total yards gained (opponents 2,116) 2,071 rushing yards (opponents 1,567) Rushing yards per game: 207.1 543 passing yards (opponents 549) 3rd down...

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