Farmington girls track and field coach Tom Hart is looking for 22 returning varsity letter-winners to keep his program going in a positive direction after a 2009 season where the Tigers finished fourth at both the conference and section meets and qualified a record four events for the state meet.
Rob Laden has some talent to work with and some holes to fill in his first season as a high school softball coach.
Laden, who has spent the last 12 years coaching club, youth and traveling softball in Lakeville, ran his first practice Monday afternoon with a varsity squad that was missing five starters from last year’s team that Heather Ballstadt guided to a 14-10 record.
Rochester Mayo’s Sam Calcagno almost single-handedly knocked Farmington out of the Section 1AAAA basketball tournament last Wednesday night.
Calcagno, who entered averaging 10 points per game for the 10-14 Spartans, drilled four three-pointers and rang up a career-high 37 points in an 84-76 victory over the fifth-seeded Tigers in Rochester.
Prom season in Farmington got off to a running start last weekend.
There were 85 dresses sold cheap at a prom event held Friday through Sunday at downtown’s Grand Hall Studio. That has event organizer Michelle Overbey excited, but it’s only the beginning. Overbey, who owns downtown secondhand store Shidor, still has 150 dresses left to sell.
There might not be people sleeping in cardboard boxes in Rambling River Park, but poverty is present in Farmington all the same. Now, a bunch of high school students aim to increase awareness, and hopefully lend a helping hand.
They say you can’t judge a book by its cover. And for good reason — lots of times, you just don’t know what you’re going to find on the inside.
That’s kind of true, two-fold, when it comes to the two new book clubs at Farmington High School.
Sometimes, kids say the darndest things. And sometimes those things get blown out of proportion and cause some really big problems.
That’s what happened at Farmington High School over the past couple of weeks - a few students had some arguments. Harsh words were spoken. Some of those words were misconstrued. Interpretations were made. Comments were posted on the Internet, and before long, the rumor of a planned school shooting surfaced.
Three state-qualifying events led Farmington to a third-place finish in the eight-team Section 1AA Swimming and Diving Championships Saturday in Rochester.
The Tigers scored 267 points, edging Hastings (261) and Owatonna (240) for a spot in the top three. Rochester Century won the meet and beat runner-up Northfield by nearly 100 points, 386-288.
Carl Elmer, Eric Adrian and Nick Albano backed up their state rankings at Saturday’s Section 2AAA Individual Tournament in Prior Lake.
All three Farmington wrestlers reached the finals in their respective weight classes to qualify for the Class AAA State Tournament, which got under way Wednesday night at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
Farmington gymnast Terra Klima saved her best for last in her record-setting junior season.
Klima, competing in her first Class AA State Meet Saturday night at the University of Minnesota Sports Pavilion, broke her own school record with a score of 9.5 on the uneven parallel bars. The score earned her a sixth-place finish, which matched the finish of Farmington’s last state qualifier, current head coach Lynn Bauman, in 1993.
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