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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...
Kelsie Weite returns a shot during the doubles tournament on Aug. 24. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
The Staples-Motley girls tennis team took back the traveling trophy for the Highway 10 tournament Aug. 24, where doubles matches were played in Staples and singles matches were played in Wadena. The team played three competitive matches on Aug. 27, losing to Brainerd, Princeton and Minnewaska. At...
The Railroad Days Dash 5K for Kinship Partners had a varied cast of competitors for the Aug. 27 race, with runners, walkers, kids, adults, senior citizens, dogs and babies all taking part in the event, creating some interesting sights along the course. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)
The top 20 finishers in the Railroad Days 5K Dash for Kinship Partners, held Aug. 27, are; Top 20 men: Kenny Miller, Wadena, 16:03; Jeff Thompson, Staples 18:30; Taylor Johnson, Waite Park, 18:43; Paul Gorton, St. Paul, 18:45; Eric Januszewski, Staples 19:17; Shawn Kittridge, St. Cloud 19:31;...
Staples-Motley cross country captains, from left, Mikayla Sauber, Coleman Klimek, Taylor Yungbauer, Nick Tabatt, Blake Gerard and Alex Miller.
By Mark Anderson News Editor   The Staples-Motley girls and boys cross country teams will both be very young, but they both plan to be very fast this year. “We have good numbers and good athletes,” said Coach Bruce Fuhrman. “The boys have a solid nine to ten runners and the girls have a lot of new...
Staples-Motley football captains Hunter Berggren and Matt Miller.
Coming off their first winning season in five years, including a playoff win, the Staples-Motley football team is looking to take another step forward with the ultimate goal of making it to state. “Our goal is to win our home games. That will help us win the district and will give us a good shot at...

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