PHOTOS: FHS softball celebrates state championship with community celebration
The Farmington High School softball team held a celebration Tuesday, July 25, in the recital hall at FHS in front of over 150 people to honor their state championship. The team's state title is the first team state championship in FHS sports history.
The FHS band performed to start the event and Steve Berdan, president of the Tiger Fan Club Boosters, served as the master of ceremonies. The keynote speaker was head coach Paul Harrington, along with individual speeches by the three senior captains: Maddie Muelken, Emily Berdan and Catie Dully. Guest speakers were athletic director Bill Tschida, school board member Steve Corraro, FGFA president Mike Moe and FHS principal Jason Berg.
Tschida and the three senior captains unveiled the FHS softball banner that was updated to show their most recent section and state titles. Two MSHSL state championship plaques were also displayed, along with a FHS softball helmet that will be displayed at Target Field in the town ball display.
The event ended with a group picture of the varsity softball team and all FGFA youth players in attendance, and then a video looking back upon the season. A reception with refreshments and cookies was held afterwards.