Denfeld News

2011 News

January 2
The combined Denfeld/Central hockey team will face Duluth East for the first time at the new Amsoil Arena.

January 3
Denfeld students joined kids from Central and East to celebrate the first high school hockey games at Amsoil Arena.

January 23
Some Denfeld faculty and staff members are unhappy with Central administration and feel support is lacking during the Red Plan transition.

March 2
Hockey traditions run deep with the Staubers of Duluth, including two brothers coaching in postseason games this weekend for UWS.

March 5
East and Central closed out their long basketball rivalry with an unusual start to their final regular-season meeting.

April 18
Greg Anderson (class of 1979) won the Pro Stock final in the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Concord, N.C.

April 19
Denfeld senior Paige Stratioti is in a rivalry that’s helped make the 400-meter race the highlight of the high school girls track and field season.

April 20
Al Amatuzio (class of 1942) was named Business Person of the Year at the annual Joel Labovitz Entrepreneurial Success Awards.

May 2
Al Amatuzio (class of 1942) reflects on his success as founder and chief of Amsoil Inc.

May 16
Rob Hargraves (class of 1991) is part owner of the Other Place Bar and Grill, the Twig Bakery and Cafe and the Runway Bar.

May 17
Brett Larson (class of 1991) is talking with the Sioux City Musketeers of the United States Hockey League about the team’s head coach position.

May 18
C. J. Ham and Paige Stratioti were at their best during the Lake Superior Conference track and field championships.

May 23
Brett Larson (class of 1991) is the new head coach of the Sioux City Musketeers of the United States Hockey League.

May 23
Lincoln Park School, the heartbeat of Duluth's West End neighborhood, is set to close this spring.

June 3
Denfeld senior Paige Stratioti had the fastest 100-, 200- and 400-meter times in the Section 7AA track and field preliminaries.

June 12
Denfeld senior Paige Stratioti crossed the finish line in a personal-best 54.77 seconds to win the 400-meter race in the Minnesota Class AA state meet.

June 13
Patrick Plys (class of 1982) fought back from cancer and a stroke to circle Lake Superior by bike.

June 30
Hunter Hall of Famer Rudy Monson (class of 1947) has died at age 81.

July 2
Ken Sunnarborg and Pug Norlander recall Rudy Monson's performance in the 1947 Minnesota State Basketball Championship.

July 6
Former Principal Ed Crawford and Vice Principal Tonya Sconiers are returning to Denfeld.

July 17
Jack Puglisi (class of 1960) was known as "Jarring Jack" on the gridiron and became a nationally-known gun collector. He died at age 69.

August 18
Greg Anderson (class of 1979) appeared at the 11th annual Powerhouse Car
Show as part of a fundraiser on behalf of the ALS Association.

August 22
Matt Kero (calss of 2011) was found dead in his bed at home. He was 18.

August 22
Greg Anderson (class of 1979) won the Pro Stock division for the third time at Brainerd while denying another racer an opportunity to make history.

August 24
Paul Nace (class of 1947) died at age 82. He was the point guard on Denfeld's only state champion basketball team.

August 24
An autopsy provided few answers for the family of Matt Kero (class of 2011).

August 25
Duluth radio legend Lew Latto (class of 1958) died at his home on Fish Lake at age 71.

August 26
Matt Kero (class of 2011) was eulogized at Mitchell Auditorium on the St. Scholastica campus following his untimely death.

September 2
Denfeld football players haven’t let construction on their school take focus away from the upcoming season.

September 6
Greg Anderson (class of 1979) posted his fifth win of the season, and 70th overall, as he claimed the Pro Stock title at the NHRA U.S. Nationals in Clermont, Ind.

September 19
Gary Lepisto (class of 1978) reveals expertise in working with citizen and elite athletes in the October issue of Running Times.

October 12
Bob Larson has died died after a battle with pneumonia and lung cancer.

October 13
Senior Leah Hamm is an inspiration to her Denfeld soccer teammates.

December 2
Denfeld’s longtime choir director Mark Overland is retiring at the end of the school year after 27 years of teaching in Duluth.

December 22
Dan Doyle (class of 1991) has been working as a human mannequin at Mainstream Fashions for Men.

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