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The Staples-Motley wrestling team had four Section 7A champions and one second place finisher, so they will be sending five wrestlers to the state tournament. Section champions were Gage Bjerga at 106 pounds, Caden Kramer at 114, Colbe Tappe at 152 and Luke Bjerga at 189. Eli Greenwald was second...
Audrey Brownell shows the two new numbers she is putting up on the Cardinal Pride sign on Highway 10 in Staples, showing the number of athletic state champions who have come out of the Staples-Motley school district. Brownell won the state track and field 800 and 1,600 meter titles in June, the...
The 14U Bronco League baseball team played their games this summer with every player changing positions every inning, each of them getting a chance at catching, pitching, fielding and hitting. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)  
Staples-Motley graduate Emmet Anderson, center running with former Minnesota Gopher teammate Matt Wilkinson, left. Wilkinson qualified for the Olympics in the 3,000 meter steeplechase by placing second in the U.S. Championships in June. The Olympic Games start July 26 in Paris, France, with the...
Action from the grades 5 and 6 Bronco League summer recreation team. (Staples World photosby Mark Anderson)  
The Staples-Motley trap team participated in the Minnesota Clay Target League Trap Shooting Championship on June 11 at Alexandria. Ronnie Noska placed 16th in the girls varsity division with a score of 84.  In junior varsity shooting, Amy Rollins was fifth and Abby Brichacek placed 11th. Alex Leach...
The Staples-Motley summer softball league had so many girls sign up, they divided the 14& program into two teams this year. Pictured, Cardinal athletes from both teams pictured in action on June 11. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)  
Noah Larson clears a hurdle at the state track meet, setting a personal best in the event. (State track and field photos by Bill Johnson, Picture Day Pro)
Four Staples-Motley track and field athletes changed the top ten listings for the school’s all-time records in six events this season. Audrey Brownell set school records in the 800 and 1,600 meter runs. Avandre Brandt moved up to a tie for second in the long jump and sixth in the high jump. Sawyer...
The Staples-Motley Summer Recreation program started with T-Ball on June 5, with the area’s smallest athletes learning to throw, hit and run, and making impressive plays while doing it. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)  
Uselman leads golfers to top four team finish Mallory Uselman is heading to state golf for the third year in a row, leading another amazing accomplishment, the Staples-Motley girls team making the cut to play on day two of the Section 6AA golf meet. The girls team had a slow start to the season...

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