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Staples-Motley will host the Section 6A cross country meet on Friday, Oct. 28, at The Vintage Golf Course.  Racing starts at 4 p.m. There are only two races at a section meet, the girls varsity and boys varsity. In the girls race, Staples-Motley is ranked first in the state, but there are two other...
The Staples-Motley tennis team with their Section 8A championship trophy. Front row from left, Lauren Rutten, Ellizabeth DiGiovanni, Georgia Kruchten, Livia Trif and Mya Pesta; back row: Jaida Holst, Madison Perius, Corinne Olson, Amy Rollins, Ronnie Noska, Kenzie Erickson, Andrea DiGiovanni, Kiera Mevvissen and Heidi Zimmerman. (Submitted photos)
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The Staples-Motley tennis team triumphed in the Section 8A tournament to win the team title and qualify for the state tournament. They will also be sending two individuals to state, as Lauren Rutten won the singles tournament and Ronnie Noska placed second.  “The...
The Staples-Motley volleyball team lost a close match against Verndale, 3-2 on Oct. 11, then came back to win 3-0 against Long Prairie-Grey Eagle on Oct. 13. With one game remaining in the regular season, the Cardinals have a 15-10 record. Volleyball playoffs start on Thursday, Oct. 27. In Section...
The Staples-Motley football team played one of the top teams in the state and fell 56-0 to Barnesville on Oct. 14. Barnesville has only given up four touchdowns all year and has scored at least four touchdowns in every game they have played this year and are ranked near the top of the state....
Maddison Perius
With a 5-2 win over Park Rapids on Oct. 4, the Staples-Motley tennis team earned second place in the Mid State Conference and ensured they will be the top seed for the Section 8A tournament, which starts this week.  The Cardinals also won at Minnewaska 4-3 on Oct. 3. Park Rapids was a hard hitting...
Cardinal fans cheer as Miranda Schotzko hits a spike. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)
The Staples-Motley volleyball team earned a 3-0 win against Pillager on Oct. 4, then lost 3-0 against Detroit Lakes on Oct. 6. Against Pillager, the Cardinals got an early lead in each set, then broke it open midway through. In the first set, Jade Storry hit a bunch of serves in a row, including...
Kyanna Burton lowered the Staples-Motley girls 5k record twice in one week, running 18:40 to win a home meet on Oct. 3, then she placed fifth at Alexandria in 18:38 on Oct. 8. Burton also had the previous school record, running 18:47 at the state meet in 2019. In the home meet, Burton also set the...
The Staples-Motley football team had one of their best offensive games, but gave up too many big plays to stay close in a 49-6 loss to Ottertail Central in their Homecoming game on Oct. 7. Cole Tetlie scored the touchdown for the Cardinals. On the first play, Eli Rutten completed a screen pass to...
Kenzie Erickson
The Staples-Motley girls tennis team overcame a scrappy Melrose team, winning 7-0 on Sept. 26. They played again the next day and battled in a close match against Bemidji before falling 3-4 on Sept. 27. Against Melrose, both teams hit the ball well, but the Cardinals overcame their opponents with...
The Staples-Motley volleyball team split their matches in the past week, falling to Wadena-Deer Creek on Sept. 27 and winning a conference match against Crosby-Ironton on Sept. 29. Both matches were in straight sets. The Cardinals are now 11-6 for the season and are tied for second place in the Mid...

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