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.
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Forty-seven area runners, 36 from Rosemount and 11 from Farmington, completed Grandma's Marathon Saturday, June 17, from Two Harbors to Duluth. Rob Donahue was the top area finisher, running a 26.2-mile time of 3 hours, 16 minutes, 30 seconds to place 484th out of 6,439 runners. Farmington runners Jennifer Bergstrom and Sarah Morgan both broke four hours and placed in the top 20 percent of the 2,932 women's division finishers.
The 11AAA Farmington baseball team placed second at the Shakopee Tournament. Back row, left to right: Coach Jason Kesti, Coach Tony Carlson, Coach Brian Boyles, and Coach Greg Carlson. Middle row, left to right: Tyler Ruesink, Cyrus Elrod, Kelin Rasmussen, Brandon Hrncir, Tanner Rezny, Josh Berreth, and Dalton Kesti. Front row, left to right: Ethan Bombardier, Tyler Carlson, Brock Boyles, Sam Carlson, and Dillon Carlson. The Rosemount 9AAA baseball team won the Woodbury Tournament over the weekend.
A total of 326 runners took to the streets of Farmington Saturday, June 17, for the 38th-annual Dew Run. Farmington boys track coach Adam Lippold celebrated being named the new Tiger girls cross-country coach earlier in the week by winning the feature four-mile race in 21 minutes, 50 seconds. He defeated runner-up Carter Altman, a member of the Tiger boys cross-country, by 2 1/2 minutes. Farmington runner Lauren Peterson, coming off her state title in the 3,200-meter run two weeks ago at the Class 2A state meet, won the women's title in 25:12.
It took the top two teams in the state to finally put an end to Farmington’s run at the state girls lacrosse tournament.
The ending was fit for the big screen, but the Farmington softball team didn’t need any help from Hollywood.
Their endurance was the main reason Farmington’s Anna Fenske and Lauren Peterson were able to pull well ahead of the rest of the pack over the course of 5,000 meters and finish 1-2 at the state cross-country meet last fall. Their speed made them state track champions over the weekend at Hamline University in St. Paul.
The senior members of the Farmington girls lacrosse team have put a lot of effort into building a winning tradition over the last four years. But until last Tuesday, that tradition had also included running up against the brick wall that was Lakeville South in the section tournament. The Tigers amassed a 36-13 record from 2014 to 2016, but all three of those seasons featured a loss to South during the South Suburban Conference season and another one in the Section 1 playoffs.
Their endurance was the main reason Farmington’s Anna Fenske and Lauren Peterson were able to pull well ahead of the rest of the pack and finish 1-2 at the state cross-country meet last fall. Their speed made them state track champions over the weekend at Hamline University in St. Paul.
The Farmington softball team captured the school's first-ever state team championship in any sport today when Emma Frost blasted a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 10th inning in Mankato to defeat Anoka, 1-0. Senior pitcher Maddie Muelken tossed 17 straight shutout innings in back to back shutouts of the Class 4A tournament's top two seeds, Anoka and defending champion Chanhassen.
The Farmington baseball team's season came to an end with a pair of closely-contested losses June 3 at Memorial Field in Dundas. The Tigers had sixth-ranked Lakeville North on the ropes in the semifinals, but the Panthers plated two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to rally for a 3-2 win. Starter Mitch Fox kept the game close by holding North to three runs on six hits over the first 5 2/3 innings. Brady Bean gave Farmington a 2-1 lead in the top of the fourth by ripping a two-run triple down the right field line. Trevor Wright accounted for the team's other two hits.