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The Staples-Motley wrestling team had three champions at the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Invite on Jan. 6. Elijah Greenwaldt, Turner Beachy and Colbe Tappe each won their weight class with three straight wins. The Cardinals also won two dual matches at a triangular meet on Jan. 5, defeating Wadena-Deer...
The Staples-Motley boys basketball team had a cold spell in the second half as a close game against Osakis turned into a 61-46 loss on Jan. 5. The score at halftime was 29-27 as the Cardinals had balanced scoring. In the second half, the Cardinals were hurt from the outside as one Osakis player...
The Staples-Motley boys basketball team won their first game but lost the second in a tournament at Walker Dec 27 and 29. In the first round, they beat Lake of the Woods 85-43, then lost their second game against Warren-Alvarado-Olso 63-41. Against Lake of the Woods, Isaiah Schultz scored 21 in the...
The Staples-Motley wrestling team competed at the Rumble on the Red at the Fargodome in Fargo Dec. 29-30. The huge event had 40 teams from Minnesota, 30 teams from North Dakota and one team from South Dakota. Partial results from day one show that Elijah Greenwaldt, Colbe Tappe and Owen Winter each...
The 1945 Minnesota State Hockey Tournament program had this photo of the Staples team. Front row from left, Wayne Stewart, Emory Dupre, Anthony Langer, Allen Johnson and Donald Eddy; back row, Benjamin Baker, Richard Bacon, William Finn, Ronald Thompson and Coach Wayne Koski.
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The 1945 Staples hockey team has a new display at the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Museum in Eveleth. The Staples team played in the very first Minnesota state tournament in February of 1945. Staples graduate Ron Manning (1960) found a photo of the team and presented...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The Staples-Motley School Board approved a request for entry into the Heart O Lakes Conference for athletics. At the Dec. 19 school board meeting, Activities Director Josh Lee said the request is being made to find out if the conference would allow Staples-Motley...
The Staples-Motley boys won 50-36 against Pine River-Backus in the first round of the Pillager holiday tournament The Staples-Motley girls lost their first round game, also against Pine River-Backus, 58-50. The second game of the tournament was canceled because of weather. In the boys game, the...
The Staples-Motley wrestling team had wins at the first nine weights, to beat Fargo Davies 45-28 at the Frazee Duals on Dec. 17. Eli Greenwaldt, Jack Carlson, Turner Beachy and Jason Trantina all earned pins, while Riley Reese, Colbe Tappe and Dustin Converse won close decisions. Team results...
The Staples-Motley girls basketball team won one of their first three games of the season. The Cardinals opened at home with a 53-43 loss to Browerville on Nov. 29, then traveled to Wadena-Deer Creek on Dec. 1, where they lost 65-29. The next day the team took a farther trip to Greenway, where they...
The Staples-Motley boys basketball played two notable games to open the season, but they both turned out to be losses. The Cardinals opened the season at Wadena-Deer Creek on Dec. 1, where they came back from a seven point halftime deficit, but ended up with a 57-55 loss. The next game was at...

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