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Jan. 4, 2018 1. Staples Vet Clinic 20-12 2. Mason Bros. 20-12 3. Ted and Gen’s 17.5-14.5 4. Lefty’s 15.5-16.5 5. Spectrum Marketing 14-18 6. Ghost Team   9-23 High Team Series-  Staples Vet Clinic 1,630 High Team Game-  Staples Vet Clinic   573    High Ind. Series/ high games Ruth Lugert 502 190...
The Staples-Motley girls basketball team struggled to score in a game at Bemidji on Jan. 4, falling 78-24. The Cardinals fell to 1-9 on the season but they have been competitive in conference games and will have more opportunities for wins as the season progresses. Team results  Staples-Motley 24,...
People sometimes pick the oddest subjects when trying to “one-up” another person. Odd things like Minnesota’s winter weather, for instance. I recently overheard a co-worker talking to someone from the East Coast, where they had just had a major snowstorm. “Yeah,” I heard him say at one point, “but...
Josh Lombard drives into the lane while Zach DeMars gets tangled up with a Royalton player. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
The Staples-Motley boys basketball team lost a halftime lead, and cold shooting led to a 63-59 loss to Royalton on Jan. 4. The Cardinals jumped out to an early lead and ended up ahead by three at halftime. But in the second half, they couldn’t crack the Royalton zone defense as well and allowed...
The Staples-Motley wrestling team looked good against two ranked teams but came home with two losses, 44-28 to Class AAA Cambridge-Isanti and 45-19 against Class AA Delano on Jan. 5. “We wrestled well against Cambridge-Isanti, I thought we could have done better against Delano,” said coach Dave...
Staples-Motley athletes are learning that there are higher goals for sports participants than just winning, there are many other aspects that make up a winning program. Much of their awareness is coming through programs started by Activities Director Travis VanOverbeke, who was honored by the...
The expression “in like a lion, out like a lamb” is closely associated with the arrival of spring. For whatever reason, it seems to be associated with the month of March. Perhaps it’s because, in many places, it’s a pivotal month in the transition between winter and spring. It meaning – more a wish...
The Staples-Motley boys basketball team lost two close games in the Little Falls holiday tournament Dec. 28-29, losing a second half lead against North Branch and falling 72-64, then leading Little Falls in the second game, only to lose on the final basket, 65-64. The Cardinals played right with...
The Staples-Motley girls basketball team started getting back to full health at the Little Falls tournament Dec. 28-29, but they still have some improving to do as they lost both games of the tournament. The Cardinals fell in the first round, 77-48 to St. Cloud Apollo. The second game was closer...

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