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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...
The Staples-Motley track and field teams were able to set their first marks of the season at the Thundering Herd High School Classic at North Dakota State University on April 1, against multiple teams from Minnesota and North Dakota. Audrey Brownell won the 1,600 meter run in 5:13.39. She started...
The Staples-Motley basketball boosters donated $1,309 to the family of Ashley Robben, a former player who is now battling leukemia. The money was raised during games throughout the season. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)  
Baseball Monday, Apr 8, vs. Pine River-Backus @ Northwestern University  Tuesday, Apr 16, @ Pelican Rapids  Thursday, Apr 18, 4:30 p.m. @ Menahga  Friday, Apr 19, 4:30 p.m. @ Hawley    Tuesday, Apr 23, 4 p.m. home vs. Crosby-Ironton  Thursday, Apr 25, 4 p.m. @ Park Rapids Tuesday, Apr 30, 4: p....
The Staples Sportsmen’s Club Field Day and Online All Day Field Day will be held Saturday, April 27, from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. The preceding traditional classroom Firearm Safety Classes (FSC) will be held on six days, beginning Monday, April 15. Students must be 12 years old by the start of this year’s...
The Staples-Motley sixth grade boy’s basketball team won the Greater Minnesota MYAS championship held in Hutchinson March 16. Kneeling: Austin Dumpprope, Blake Mongan, Ben Stevens; standing: Kade Potter, Ben Rutten, Jaxston Kritten, Oskar Doll, Angel Luna, JJ Winter. Coaches Nick Doll, Joshua...
For the first time in recent memory, the Staples-Motley spring sports teams were able to start their first week of practice outside on March 11. Pictured, Cardinal softball, baseball and track and field athletes practice hitting, throwing, catching, running and jumping. (Staples World photos by...
Gage Bjerga saw his state championship added to the Cardinal Pride sign on March 7. Staples-Motley now has 68 individual state champions to go along with their 31 team state championships. Bjerga won the state wrestling 107 pound bracket, bringing the total of state wrestling champions from Staples...
Alex Schultz slips past the Crosby-Ironton defense for a score in the second half. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The Staples-Motley boys basketball team advanced to the Section 7AA semifinal with a 59-49 win over Crosby-Ironton on March 9. The game was played at Central Lakes College in Brainerd, a venue change since all four teams in the bracket were much closer to Brainerd...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   Gage Bjerga placed first, Colbe Tappe was second and Elijah Greenwaldt was fourth in the individual state wrestling tournament. Caden Kramer and Luke Bjerga did not place, but Kramer had two wins and Bjerga had one win at state. State champion Bjerga used the...

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