March 20, 2019
Two Moorhead High wrestlers qualified to compete in the 2019 State Wrestling Tournament on March 1-2 at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
State qualifiers were:
- Ryan Luthi, who took second place in the 138-pound weight class at the sectional tournament held Feb. 23 in Rocori, and
- Riley Schock, who took second place in the 170-pound weight class in the sectional tournament.
Schock placed sixth at state. During the state tournament, he got his 110th pin to tie the school record held by Sam Grove. Schock ended his career at 184 overall wins, missing the record for overall career wins by three.
Photo: Moorhead High’s Riley Schock competes against Matt Boyum from Chaska in the wrestling state tournament. Photo credit: Joleen Giefer
March 20, 2019
On March 11, 2019, the Moorhead School Board heard an update about the first meeting of the High School Conceptual Design Task Force. The task force will meet three or four times to review conceptual design details for replacing Moorhead High School before presenting to the School Board later this spring.
March 18, 2019
The new Moorhead Community Education spring catalog, which mailed March 15, includes more than 200 learning opportunities for people of all ages and interests. To request a free catalog or to register for a class by credit card, call Community Education at 218-284-3400 or go online at https://communityed....ools.org.
March 15, 2019
After stealing the ball, Moorhead High’s Quentin Hegg goes in for a layup during the Class 4A, Section 8 boys basketball quarterfinal game at Moorhead High School on March 5. The Spuds won 71-59, but lost the section semifinal game against Buffalo. Moorhead’s Drew Hagen reached 1,000 career points during the game against Buffalo on March 8.
March 14, 2019
From a young age, Kristi Rusten was interested in becoming a teacher. She spent time helping in her mom’s classroom and babysitting for several families. A kindergarten teacher at Ellen Hopkins Elementary School, Rusten was named the 2019 Hopkins Teacher of the Year.
March 13, 2019
Edina Hornets 4 - Moorhead Spuds 2. That was the final score to Moorhead High’s opening game in the 2019 Minnesota Boys Hockey State Tournament on March 7 at the Xcel Center in St. Paul.
March 12, 2019
Student population in Moorhead Area Public Schools increased from 3,939 in 1958 to 7,539 in 1968. This substantial growth led to several new building projects and remodels during this period.
March 7, 2019
Moorhead High’s Chrisanto D’Agostino successfully snatches 112 kilos (246.9 lbs.) during the Spud Thud weightlifting meet at Moorhead High School in early February. D’Agostino lifted the most weight of any competitor in the event with this snatch and with a 140 kilos (308.6 lbs.) lift in the Clean and Jerk category.
March 5, 2019
Moorhead High’s Riley Polomny breaks away with the ball and goes for two points during the girls basketball Class 4A, Section 8 tournament quarterfinals held at Moorhead High School on Feb. 26. Moorhead was edged out by Buffalo in the last seconds of the game. The Bison converted a layup just as the clock ran out to win 62-60.
March 4, 2019
Moorhead High’s Maleeck Harden-Hayes dangles from the hoop after dunking the ball during the last regular season home game at Moorhead High School on Feb. 26. His teammates leapt to their feet as Harden-Hayes caught an alley-oop pass and stuffed the ball, hanging on the rim as the ball passed through the net.
March 4, 2019
For the 19th straight year the Moorhead Spuds played in the Section 8AA boys hockey final. With the 3-2 win over Brainerd, the Spuds are again headed to the Minnesota boys hockey state tournament. This will mark the 16th state appearance for Moorhead.