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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For the second straight meet the Farmington boys' swim and dive team won more events but came up short in the team race. The Gators won just five of the meet's 12 events, but secured 16 out of a possible 24 second- and third-place finishes while securing a 99-88 victory in their home pool last Thursday at Northfield Middle School.
The Farmington girls' basketball team continued to see progress last week in its first-ever appearance at the St. Olaf College Holiday Hoops Classic. Some new players stepped up and the Tigers found a way to win two out of three close games and tie Eastview for second place in Northfield. Molly Mogensen and Sydney Blandin were each named to the all-tournament team for their efforts.
Farmington finished first in seven of 12 events in last Tuesday's dual meet with Rosemount, but the Irish's depth allowed them to outscore the Tigers 99-87 in a South Suburban Conference dual at the Rosemount Middle School pool.
The Farmington girls' basketball team once again showed signs of its progress Dec. 20 at Shakopee, but couldn't hang on for a victory. The Tigers built an 11-point lead by halftime, but couldn't hit the clutch shots or grab the late rebounds it needed to thwart Shakopee's second-half comeback. The Sabers, winners by identical 68-34 scores in last year's series, rallied to win 57-50 on their home court.
Rosemount’s string of fast starts continued Thursday night and carried it to another victory.
Two Farmington wrestlers came away from the talent-filled Christmas Tournament with winning records over the weekend in Rochester. Second-ranked, 113-pounder Trayton Anderson was the Tigers' top finisher at the 34-team individual tournament at Rochester Community Technical College, wrestling to second place with a 3-1 record. He defeated fourth-ranked Jared Johnson of Kasson-Mantorville, 4-2, in the semifinals before falling to top-ranked Aaron Cashman of Shakopee in the finals.
A pair of Ellie Moser goals lifted the Farmington girls’ hockey team to a 2-1 victory on the road at Apple Valley last Tuesday. Moser started the scoring with an...
The Farmington boys' hockey team concluded another up and down week with a 4-1 loss to Burnsville Saturday at Schmitz-Maki Arena. The loss dropped the Tigers to 4-5 overall and 2-2 in the South Suburban Conference. They have yet to put back-to-back wins together. Their first back-to-back setbacks came last Tuesday when they followed up a 4-0 shutout at Lakeville North with a 3-2 home loss to Owatonna.
With Amanda Davenport and Abby Schwartz still sidelined due to injury, some other gymnasts had to step up and lead the Tigers at last Tuesday’s meet at Eastview High School...
With the entire 2016 cross-country season in the books, Farmington can now say with quite a bit of certainty that it is home to two of the best young girls distance runners in the nation. Sophomore Lauren Peterson competed for the final time this calendar year Saturday at Foot Locker Nationals at Balboa Park in San Diego and placed 25th with a time of 18 minutes, eight seconds on a challenging 5,000-meter course.