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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The Farmington boys swimming and diving team more than held its own Saturday in a meet that featured five teams from the South Suburban Conference. Led by 10 top-three finishes,...
Two of the state's best teams made it a challenging trip to the Prior Lake Duals for the Farmington wrestling team. The Tigers opened with a 61-14 rout of New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva, but were then turned back by Class 2A, fifth-ranked, Simley 45-24 and Class 3A, fifth-ranked, St. Michael-Albertville 49-23.
The Farmington girls' basketball team shot 40 percent from the floor while building a nine-point halftime lead in its 51-40 triumph over Henry Sibley Friday night at Tiger Gym. Five players scored at least eight points as the Tigers improved to 3-0. "I felt we moved the ball well against their 2-3 zone and got some great looks at the basket," Farmington coach Liz Carpentier said. "I thought we dominated the boards and were able to get out and run in transition."
The Farmington dance team earned second place in the high kick division Saturday at the Lakeville North Invitational. The team's highest ratings came in visual effectiveness and creativity, and practicality of content categories.
The Farmington boys' hockey team came away with a split in its first two South Suburban Conference games of the season last week. The Tigers came from behind to tally a 2-1 overtime road victory at Shakopee last Thursday, but two days later Lakeville North avenged its three head-to-head losses a season ago by posting a 4-0 shutout at Ames Arena.
The Farmington girls' hockey team got in the win column in the South Suburban Conference by hanging on to defeat Shakopee 2-1 last Tuesday at Shakopee Ice Center. Carly Simon opened the scoring with a power-play goal late in the first period and Ellie Moser, coming off a hat trick against Hastings, scored the insurance goal the Tigers ended up needing. Shakopee scored on the power play late in the final period to get back within a goal, but goaltender Abby Bollig finished off a 24-save effort to preserve the lead.
The Rochester John Marshall boys basketball team can breathe a sigh of relief. The Rockets don’t face Farmington this season and won’t have to try to stop Sam Wilson. Neither...
Farmington Wrestling For the first time in a long time, the Farmington wrestling team started the season last week featuring a lineup that didn't include the likes of state champions Taylor Venz and Victor Gliva, or all-stater Jamin LeDuc. The trio was part of a 2016 senior class that led the Tigers to back-to-back state team berths the last two seasons. The program started what felt a bit like a new era with a quadrangular at Eastview Friday night and head coach Chad Olson was pleased with what he saw during the Tigers' 2-1 effort.
Farmington Boys' Hockey At this stage of the season, new Farmington boys' hockey coach Lee Goren isn't all that concerned with wins and losses. Exhibit A: His response when asked about his squad's final two games of last week, a 6-2 win over Rochester John Marshall last Thursday and a 5-1 loss at Eden Prairie Saturday night.
Farmington Girls Hockey The Farmington girls' hockey team finally put together the breakout offensive game it had been looking for Friday night. After scoring just four total goals in their first five games, the Tigers torched the Schmitz-Maki Arena nets for six while doubling up Hastings 6-3 in a nonconference matchup. Two of those goals came from Jenna Gerold and Ellie Moser in the first period as the Tigers mounted a 12-1 advantage in shots on goal.