October 22, 2019
Moorhead High’s Caden Triggs punts the ball during an early season football game. Moorhead split games the last two weeks, dropping a heartbreaker to St. Cloud Tech on Oct. 11, and ending with a win against Bemidji on Oct. 16.
In St. Cloud, Moorhead took command of the Tigers, scoring on the first possession of the game and again after an onside kick. Keanan Wendt scored both touchdowns for the Spuds, and Triggs added the extra point and a field goal to end the first half with Moorhead up 17-0.
The Tigers took over during the second half and converted the two-point conversions on two touchdowns to bring the score to 17-16. The Spuds had another chance to score, but lost the ball in a quarterback sneak with the Tigers taking it back 73 yards for a touchdown and two-point conversion to take the lead 17-24. Moorhead had one final try with a minute remaining but fumbled the ball.
On Oct. 16 Moorhead played the undefeated Lumberjacks in Bemidji. The Spuds’ defense held the Jacks on their first possession. Trey Feeney connected with Lee Karfear to put the Spuds up 7-0 with the extra point by Triggs. Bemidji scored but was not able to convert the point.
With minutes to play in the second quarter, Feeney found Drew Hagen in the end zone and with the extra point by Triggs the Spuds extended their lead to 14-6 at the half.
Both defenses played tough during the second half. In the fourth quarter, Moorhead’s Hayden Netland came up with an interception in midfield. The Spuds had a 3rd and 18 situation, and Feeney answered the call, finding Brady Walthall over the middle and a 33-yard reception. Triggs knocked in a 25-yard fieldgoal to make the score 17-6. Karfear sealed the win by intercepting the ball.
The Spuds play St. Cloud Apollo at 6 p.m. Oct. 22 at Moorhead High in the first round of the Section 8, 5A football tournament. They won 49-6 and will play at Alexandria at 2 p.m. Oct. 26.
Game information for this article provided by Riley Swenson.
Photo: Bill Grover
October 21, 2019
The Moorhead High School Key Club is sponsoring a carnival from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28 at Moorhead High School with games and fun for children ages preschool to grade 4. Admission is $4 per child or $10 per family.
October 18, 2019
As part of Moorhead’s Indigenous People’s Day celebration, students in Moorhead Area Public Schools learned about Native American culture during the day. Students at Horizon Middle School East and West Campus learned about dancing and drumming, Horizon West sixth-grade students had Lakota language lessons, and students at Moorhead High School heard a presentation about Indigenous history.
October 17, 2019
The Moorhead High girls soccer team lost 1-0 to Maple Grove on a penalty kick in the last three minutes of play during the Class 2A, Section 8 semifinal tournament game on Oct. 12 to end the season at 13-5. The boys soccer team also fell to Maple Grove 0-4 in the 8AA semifinals to end the season 13-3-2.
October 17, 2019
Over the past few years community members have been involved on several task forces to review high school instructional and facilities needs for Moorhead Area Public Schools. District leaders will discuss the progress on these efforts and the rest of the district’s strategic priorities to move the district forward during the State of the District on Thursday, Oct. 24.
October 16, 2019
Moorhead High’s Jalen Ennen spikes the ball during the Oct. 8 volleyball game against Bemidji at Moorhead. The Spuds took the match 3 to 1. The Moorhead volleyball invitational is Oct. 18-19 at Moorhead High.
October 10, 2019
Moorhead Indian Education, a program of Moorhead Area Public Schools, is among the community sponsors for this year’s Indigenous Peoples’ Day, set for Monday, Oct. 14, in Moorhead.
October 10, 2019
Moorhead High’s Azylen Lunak and Kylie Dumas return the ball during a girls tennis doubles match against Detroit Lakes at Courts Plus in Fargo on Oct. 1. Lunak and Dumas earned the #1 seed for the 8AA section tournament on Oct. 10-11 in Sartell.
October 9, 2019
Moorhead High’s Jackson Gotta (35) wraps up Sauk Rapids-Rice’s Tayton Philavanh, as Hayden Netland (40) assists with the takedown. Jacob Wesley (65) holds the line to stop forward momentum for the Storm during the Oct. 4 football game at Moorhead. With the 34-0 win, the Spuds improved to 4-2 for the year behind another strong defensive effort and a balanced attack by the offense.
October 8, 2019
For several years, staff members at Horizon Middle School East Campus have been moving toward feedback-based grading, which focuses on students’ learning instead of their achievement on a particular assignment. Tom Schimmer, author of “Grading from the Inside Out,” spoke at a parent night at the beginning of the school year to explain the change in grading philosophy.
October 8, 2019
You are invited to attend an informative 20-minute “Be SMART” presentation at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15 in the Moorhead High School auditorium. Retired educators Sarah King and Martha Wheeler will share safety information from BeSMARTforkids.org.