Denfeld News

2012 News

January 6
As many as 1,000 people are expected for Saturday's funeral of World War II hero Mike Colalillo (class of 1948).

January 13
Denfeld's basketball team has had several players handle the scoring load during its six-game winning streak.

January 29
Bill Gronseth (class of 1987) has been chosen as the new superintendent of Duluth Public Schools.

February 10
Read the Winter 2011/12 issue of the Denfeld Alumni News.

February 12
Level-four Spanish students at Denfeld have become pen pals with students from a predominantly Latino school on the northwest side of Chicago.

February 13
Denfeld Principal Eddie J. Crawford has been appointed interim assistant superintendent of Duluth Public Schools.

February 14
Frank Huie (class of 1979) is returning to his position as Denfeld's head football coach.

April 5
The 50 care kits Denfeld National Honor Society members have assembled are for classmates struggling with poverty or family turmoil.

April 14
Hundreds turned out at St. Lawrence Catholic Church to pay respects to one of the best athletes to come out of Duluth, Larry Tessier (class of 1947).

April 15
Greg Anderson (class of 1979) is the winningest driver in the short history of the zMax Dragway.

April 30
Denfeld alums are raising $20,000 for an arch at the Duluth Heritage Sports Center to display the rich legacy and history of Hunter Hockey.

May 7
Greg Anderson (class of 1979) held off teammate Jason Line to win the Pro Stock final at the NHRA Summit Racing Equipment Southern Nationals.

May 7
Gary Lepisto (class of 1978) and his daughter, Amanda, repeated as champions of the Moose Run five-kilometer road race in Moose Lake.

May 12
Steve Anderson (class of 1971) became one of the better-known golf figures in Northeastern Minnesota. He died on May 11 after suffering a stroke at home.

May 13
Paige Stratioti (class of 2011) won the 400-meter event and was a member of the winning 1,600 relay team as North Dakota State won the Summit League outdoor women’s title.

May 14
Janee Harteau (class of 1982) is set to become Minneapolis’ first female police chief.

May 21
J.D. Foldesi won two events to lead the Denfeld boys to the championship of the Hibbing Invitational on Saturday. The Hunters’ girls squad placed second.

May 26
Nikki Logergren’s double and McKenzie Klaas’ home run added insurance in the Hunters’ 5-0 win in a Section 7AAA softball quarterfinal at Wade Field.

June 4
When Denfeld students graduate this week, it will bring to a close the last year of major transition for Duluth’s high schools.

June 13
Tonya Sconiers has been appointed principal at Denfeld High School.

June 30
Denfeld's Nikki Logergren had power at the plate as the Duluth News Tribune's prep softball Player of the Year.

July 16
Ben Jukich (class of 2001) has been selected to participate in the Korean Baseball Organization’s all-star game for the second consecutive year.

July 22
Harry McDonald (class of 1959) was posthumously presented USA Hockey’s Walter Yaciuk Award for outstanding contribution as a volunteer.

July 22
Retired Denfeld physical education teacher Janet Peterson (a.k.a. "Mrs. Pete") reunites with her Central classmates from 1932.

August 3
Aaron Haupert (class of 1999) has been named coach of the Duluth Clydesdales of the Superior International Junior Hockey League.

August 3
Members of the Denfeld class of 1989 were city-champion little leaguers in 1983. They're getting their old D & H Ceramics team back together again for the Beer Hunter softball tournament this weekend.

August 5
The Denfeld Hunter Hall of Fame has 20 new members. An induction ceremony was held in the Denfeld Auditorium on July 28.

October 18
Due to more conference realignment starting next season, Denfeld's annual football games against Grand Rapids are on permanent hold.

October 24
Kim Swanstrom began her second stint as Denfeld’s volleyball coach three seasons ago with the goal to merge the Central and Denfeld teams and build a winning program.

November 22
Recovering from brain-cancer surgery and a stroke, Jon Donahue (class of 1983) has new-found appreciation for everyday blessings.

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