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The Staples-Motley football team lost 47-7 to Barnesville on Oct. 15. Dayton Anderson scored on a 61 yard pass from Isaiah Schultz for the team’s points.  The Cardinals fell behind 29-0 in the first half before scoring a touchdown in the second half. The team was stopped on all ten of their third...
The Staples-Motley girls tennis team lost their semifinal game in the Section 8A playoffs on Oct. 12, falling to Crookston 2-5. Two singles players and two doubles teams competed in the individual section tournament on Oct. 14. Lauren Rutten advanced to the semifinals of the singles tournament,...
The Staples-Motley cross country teams had the individual champion in the boys race and the girls team ran to first place at the Mid State Conference meet on Oct. 14, at Detroit Lakes. Issiah Tabatt raced to the individual win in 16:54. The rest of the team ran well but were edged out in the team...
The Staples-Motley volleyball team won two matches in straight sets, againstVerndale 3-0, on Oct. 12 and Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 3-0, on Oct. 14. The wins put the Cardinals record at 21-6, on the season with one regular season game to play. Section 6AA playoffs begins Thursday, Oct. 28. The...
Klaire Storry and Bo Erholtz team up to snuff out a shot while Leah Bestland has their back in case it gets through.
The Staples-Motley volleyball team beat Crosby-Ironton 3-1 on Oct. 7, then won two and lost two in the Perham tournament on Oct. 9. The win against Crosby-Ironton was the last Mid State Conference game. The Cardinals finished in second place with a 4-1 conference record. The team’s overall record...
Maddison Perius blocks a backhand volley back to her opponents in the playoff win against Parkers Priarie (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)
The Staples-Motley girls tennis team opened the Section 8A tournament with a 7-0 over Parkers Prairie on Oct. 7. The win put them into the semifinals against Crookston on Tuesday, Oct. 12, at Fargo Courts Plus in Fargo. Two days before the section tournament, Staples-Motley lost an extremely close...
Lyle Brownell (1085) leads a group up the hill at Alexandria. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)
The Staples-Motley cross country teams ran two meets in three days, at Crosby-Ironton on Oct. 7 and at the Alexandria Meet of Champions Oct. 8. At Crosby-Ironton, the girls team had five runners in the top eight to win the meet by a big margin, with Brainerd in second place.  The boys placed third...
By Mary (Riewer) Samuelson   My husband (John Samuelson) and I spent two days at the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament in Flushing, NY, Thursday and Friday, Sept. 2 and 3. We purchased the tickets from a School Silent Auction. Thursday we had tickets for the evening matches at Arthur Ashe Stadium, where...
The Staples-Motley volleyball team won in straight sets at Pillager on Sept. 28, then won in straight sets at Park Rapids on Sept. 30. Team results Staples-Motley 3, Pillager 0; 25-21, 25–13, 25-17 Leah Bestland: aces-3, assists-27, digs-7, kills-3 Morgan Becker: kills-11, digs-25, block-1 Maggie...
The Staples-Motley girls tennis team continued winning this season with a 6-1 win at Melrose on Sept. 27. The Cardinals have one more match on Tuesday, Oct. 5 before they begin postseason play Oct. 7 and Oct. 11. Staples-Motley 6, Melrose 1 Singles: Lauren Rutten W 6-1, 6-0; Allison Knosalla W 6-1...

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