The fifth grade Staples Motley girl’s basketball team finished their season winning first place at the Park Rapids tournament held March 6. Front, from left, Maddison Johnson, Amber Robben, Ashley Smith, Josie Beachy. Second row: Courtney Jasmer and Jenna Trantina. Standing, Rebecca Daly, Tateum Sowers, Chelsea Nanik, Mardi Opheim and Samantha Schimpp. (Submitted photo)
Instructor Francisco Jimenez, left, and two of his Tae Kwon Do students competed in the recent Minnesota state Tae Kwon do tournament. In the women’s division, Kari Erickson finished first in form and first in breaking boards, while Alex Jensen, competing in 11 years and under division, was first in form, first in breaking boards and second in sparring.
Center: Taylor Smith getting ready for his turn with Julie Ehrsman.
Left: Coach Richgels with Katie Campbell, Rosie Matthews, Brian Mitts, Matthew Martin and Julia Anderson.
Above: Team members included, front row, left to right: Gaven Christensen, Megan Lindgren, Logan Paklonsky, Matthew Martin. Back row: Taylor Smith, Brian Mitts, Katie Campbell, Julia Anderson, Rosie Matthews, Jenna Shaffer and Becky Oberlander.
Participating in the Staples Motley basketball winter program were first graders (front row, left to right): Rose Han, Avery Beachy, Abbigail DiGiovanni, Chloe Caldwell, Janna Dvorak, Ava Schneider. Back row: Libby O’Neil, Abby Brown, Kira Sweeney. Assisting from the Staples Motley Cardinal girls’s basketball team were Abby Smith and Mikayla Wing.
Participating in the Staples Motley basketball winter program were first graders (front row, left to right): Ryan Zietlow, Kyler Ottomoeller, Jacob Schmitz, Alex Giza. Second row: Alex McIlravy, Alex Morlock, Adam Oberlander. Assisting from the Staples Motley Cardinal boy’s basketball team were back row: Derek Wolhowe, Tanner Roberts, Jason Johnson, Isaac Fuhrman.