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Staples-Motley volleyball players take the floor by running through an archway formed by students at their first home game on Aug. 30. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)
The Staples-Motley volleyball team made some quality plays but also had a few stretches where they fell behind in two losses, 3-1 against Pine River-Backus and 3-1 against Foley.  Against Pine River-Backus, the Cardinals fell behind in the first set after struggling with their serving. Steffany...
Luke Brownell (996) and Issiah Tabatt.
The Staples-Motley girls cross country team placed third at the St. Olaf Showcase on Sept. 1, a huge achievement in a race of mostly big schools held in Northfield. The Cardinals finished ahead of four teams that are ranked in the Class AAA top ten, and only finished behind nationally ranked...
The Staples-Motley girls tennis team played some extremely close matches last week, losing 4-3 to Moorhead and beating Detroit Lakes 4-3 on Aug. 30. They beat section rival Crookston 4-3 on Sept.1 and lost a rematch with Moorhead 5-2. In these close matches, the super tiebreaker comes into play. In...
Staples-Motley fans shield their eyes from the sun in what looks like a group salute, as Eli Rutten (35) and Conner Kuhns (30) make the first tackle on the opening kickoff.
The young Staples-Motley football team opened their season with a 45-6 loss at Wadena-Deer Creek, but the young team, many getting their first significant varsity playing time, had positive plays and will be able to learn from the game. The Cardinal touchdown was scored by Benet Robinson on an...
Drew Potter
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The Staples-Motley football team is starting the season with a young team and a new coach.  Drew Potter said the young team is learning a new system and he’s interested in seeing how quickly they can pick it up as a team and how well they adjust to varsity play....
The Staples-Motley girls volleyball team started the season out strong, going 3-1 at the Royalton tournament held Aug. 26. They won their final game against Pillager, 26-16, 25-14. Despite losing some top level graduates from last year’s record setting team, the Staples-Motley volleyball team still...
Ellie DiGiovanni
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   Lauren Rutten and Ronnie Noska started the tennis season on fire, going undefeated in their first matches and winning their bracket of the Highway 10 Tournament on Aug. 23, played at Staples-Motley and Wadena-Deer Creek. The Cardinals defeated Long Prairie/Grey...
The SM girls cross country team is the defending state champion, with all of their top runners back this season. They should be in the top tier of teams again this year. Perham was only six points away at the state meet and probably their main rival again this year.  In Section 6A, the Cardinals...
Twenty-five students participated in a recent Minnesota DNR Firearm Safety Class held at the Sportsmen’s Club’s shooting range, located at McGivern Park in Staples. PIcture above, from left, are Owen Roline, Verndale; Caleb Nierengarten, Elk River; Henry Zimmerman, Motley; instructor Russell Kleinschmidt, Staples; Allison Winer, Sebeka; Madison Leibold, Pillager, Ahna Bursch, Staples. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)
By Dawn Timbs Staples World reporter   Students attending a five-day Minnesota DNR Firearm Safety Course in Staples, demonstrated what they’d learned during their final exam Aug. 13, at McGivern Park’s shooting range. All 25 students successfully received certification. This course is necessary for...
The Staples-Motley football team held their first practice on Aug. 15.  The Cardinals start the season on Thursday, Sept. 1 at Wadena-Deer Creek. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)  

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