Sports

Izzy Olander and Miranda Schotzko
The Staples-Motley volleyball team had two losses in their opening week of dual matches, falling to Verndale on Aug. 29 and to Foley Aug. 31.  Against Verndale, the Cardinals won the first set but fell in three straight after that. Livi Lorber and Miranda Schotzko each had six blocks in the game....
The top runners for the Staples-Motley cross country teams showed they are in great shape in the first race of the year, a home meet at The Vintage golf course in Staples. The top two girls runners and the top boys runner had excellent races, but the traditionally tough course on a hot day proved...
Football vs. Frazee The Staples-Motley football team opened their season at home against Frazee on Sept.  1. Because of early newspaper deadlines for Labor Day, this newspaper was printed before the game was played.  Check staplesworld.com for results and recap of the game.   Rutten, Noska remain...
Heidi Zimmerman
The Staples-Motley volleyball team opened their season with a second place finish at the Royalton tournament held Aug. 25. The Cardinals won their pool with wins over Milaca and Braham, also splitting two games with Pierz. That put them into the championship game against Foley, where they lost 19-...
The Staples-Motley 7th grade girls basketball team traveled to the Target Center for the Great Five-State Championships held July 21-23.The team placed fourth out of seven teams, with a win over past state champs Mountain Iron Buhl, and six points in the semi-finals to Florence, SD, the eventual...
The Minnesota State High School League realigned their postseason sections for the 2023-24 school year. The section alignments are reordered every two years. For fall sports, the Staples-Motley teams all stay in the same section with mostly the same teams as the past two years. The biggest change...
Staples-Motley fall sports teams started practice on Monday Aug. 14. Here are the varsity schedule for the fall sports teams:   Football  Saturday, Aug. 26 Scrimmage 9:00 a.m. at Melrose Friday, Sept. 1 7 p.m. home vs. Frazee  Staples-Motley High School Friday, Sept. 8 7 p.m. at Breckenridge...
The Staples-Motley trap shooting team followed up their spring season with a summer league. Pictured are some of the shooters practicing under Coach Steve Benson. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)  
Youth tennis players learned the game and practiced their skills during the summer camps in Staples this year. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson).  On the last day of camps, the players had fun smashing water balloons with their rackets. (Submitted photos)

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