Weather Forecast


Softball, lacrosse host section games Wednesday

Two opening-round section tournament games will be going on just a few hundred feet from each other Wednesday night at Farmington High School.

The Farmington boys lacrosse team finished the season with a program-best record of 7-5, earning it the No. 8 seed and home-field advantage against No. 9 seed Rochester John Marshall. The two teams will square off for the second time in just over two weeks on the Tiger Stadium turf Wednesday at 5 o'clock.

The winner will play top-ranked Eastview Friday in Apple Valley.

The Farmington softball team finished the regular season as Missota Conference co-champions and played to a record of 13-4, earning them the No. 2 seed in Section 1AAA and a first-round home game Wednesday against the winner of a 3:30 play-in game between Rochester Century and Winona. The second game will be at 5:30.

The winner advances to the double-elimination section Final Four this weekend at Todd Park in Austin.

Matt Steichen

Matt Steichen has been the sports editor at the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications from Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa. He has previously been a sports writer at the Sioux City Journal and Le Mars Daily Sentinel and the sports editor at the Austin Daily Herald.

(651) 460-6606