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Coach Nathan Thelen discusses strategy with doubles players at the section meet.
The Staples-Motley tennis team gave out season-ending awards recently. Haley Cichos and Jenna Dvorak earned All Conference awards, with Rose Han, Allison Knosalla and Gerogia Kruchten named to the Honorable Mention All Conference team. The Cardinals finished their season with a 7-6 record and they...
The Cardinals jump for joy when they complete their third set comeback against Walker-Hackensack-Akeley on Oct. 20. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The Staples-Motley volleyball team played well in stretches but ended up with a 3-1 loss against Walker-Hackensack-Akeley on Oct. 20. The two teams were expecting a closely contested match and there were spectacular plays on both sides of the net. The first set...
Sivert Klefsaas scored on three long touchdown runs as the Staples-Motley football team matched Hawley in scores, but they lost the extra point battle, falling 21-18 on Oct. 23. The home game was moved to the artificial turf field at Alexandria because of snow on the Staples-Motley field. Klefsaas...
Dusty Koval (61) and Sam Opheim (54) stand up their opponents.
The Staples-Motley football team started their game against West Central Area with a strong defense, but the offense was unable to capitalize on two drives in the first half. In the second half, the Cardinals were flat on both sides of the ball and ended up with a 40-0 defeat. In the first quarter...
The Staples-Motley volleyball team moved their record to 3-0 with a straight set defeat of Park Rapids on Oct. 15. The Cardinals have not dropped a set in their first three games. Team results Staples-Motley 3, Park Rapids 0 25-11, 25-21, 25-22 Morgan Becker: digs-12, kills-8 Leah Bestland: Ace...
The Staples-Motley girls start out on a successful section championship. From right, Kyanna Burton, Aften Robinson, Ashley Robben, Naila Mikhaeil, Audrey Brownell, Addisyn Cichos and Arabella Moore. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)  
From right, Lyle Brownell, Issiah Tabatt, Tanner Robben, an opponent, and Luke Brownell.
The Staples-Motley girls cross country team ran away with what was expected to be a competetive Section 6A meet. All seven runners had one of their top performances on a tough course at New London-Spicer on Oct. 15. The race started out with a pack of nine runners breaking away early, four of them...
Emmet Anderson finishes the section race in front of his cheering sisters, Norah Anderson and Sondra DeLaCruz, and his grandmother, Pat Anderson.  
Chandler Braith escapes tacklers for a big run after a catch.  The Cardinals tied the game at six in the second quarter on a touchdown by Sivert Klefsaas, but two Pillager touchdowns put them down 22-6 at halftime. Pillager scored twice more in the second half before Hunter Martin ran in a score...
Emmet Anderson won the Mid State Conference cross country meet for the fourth year in a row, finishing in 16:19 at Crosby-Ironton. “That is an amazing feat,” said Coach Bruce Furhman. “He worked in establishing the race pace and then ran a negative split in his second mile, meaning his second mile...

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