Farmington’s Adam Royle didn’t make it to the finish of his first race at Daytona International Speedway. Royle earned a position in the front row of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series UNOH Battle at the Beach, but was forced to withdraw because of mechanical problems after 53 laps of the 150-lap race.
Farmington youth track runners Elijah Green and Erick Morena qualified for this weekend’s AAU Regional Qualifier in Indianola, Iowa, with their performances at the Junior Olympics District meet in Brooklyn Center.
Aaron Lane has spent the last seven months honing his skills in all the disciplines required of a 19th-century soldier.
But the 16-year-old son of Bob and Bobbi Lane of Farmington isn’t some overly-dedicated Civil War reenactor. He’s a pentathlete. The modern pentathlon features fencing, equestrian show jumping, a combination of running and shooting, and swimming, all of which Baron Pierre de Courbertin, the father of the modern Olympic Games, believed represented the necessary skills for battle.
The Farmington VFW baseball team showed just how much its offense has improved during a fourth-place finish at the sub-district tournament.
Farmington belted three home runs —including two grand slams — and tallied 34 runs while splitting four games at South St. Paul. A 5-4 extra-inning loss to South St. Paul on Saturday left the team with a 14-8 record for the summer.
Playing with its full roster, Farmington’s Legion baseball team lost to South St. Paul 7-2 last Wednesday.
With five starters missing from the lineup attending the University of South Dakota football camp, Post 189 was predictably worse off in Monday’s rematch.
Fifth-seeded Farmington managed to make some noise in the South Division Senior Babe Ruth Tournament last weekend.
Farmington upset fourth-seeded Faribault 7-4 in the opening round, then put a scare into top-seeded Bloomington, holding a 5-2 lead late in an eventual 8-5 loss on Friday night. The team concluded a 3-14 summer season with a 10-8 loss to No. 3 Lakeville North on Saturday at Alimagnet Park in Burnsville.
A little over a year ago, Katie VandenBosch played tennis for the first time.
Now, she owns an Olympics bronze medal.
VandenBosch, a Farmington High School graduate, was one of eight Minnesota athletes selected to participate for Team USA in the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games, which began in late June in Athens, Greece.
The Farmington Senior Babe Ruth baseball team was outscored 48-15 while dropping four straight games last week.
Farmington lost to Faribault 9-3 last Tuesday, then was swept by undefeated Burnsville 12-3 and 15-7 Wednesday before a 12-2 setback to Bloomington on Thursday.
Josiah Hakala played tennis at Farmington High School, and his love of competition didn’t end with the final match of his senior year. He kept playing after high school, but there seemed to be something missing. None of the matches he played really meant anything. He was playing for fun, not playing to win.
Farmington Community Education will open registration online for the fall youth football program beginning July 1. The program provides youth in grades 1-6 an opportunity to experience the game of tackle football, learn skills, build teamwork and develop good sportsmanship. Practice begins Aug. 29 and deadline for registration is Aug. 15.
A long, successful weekend at the Grand Rapids Invitational finally caught up with the Farmington Legion baseball team Monday night.
Post 189, coming off back-to-back wins over North St. Paul and Marshall on Day 2 of the tournament Saturday and a three-hour drive back to Farmington on Sunday, were swept 1-0, 10-2 in Faribault.
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