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 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.
Farmington Gymnastics Absences and injuries forced the Farmington gymnastics team to piece together a makeshift lineup at the last minute in what head coach Amanda Lund described as a "fairly rough" first meet of the season Saturday. The Tigers traveled to the eight-team Becker Invitational and settled for a sixth-place total of 127.45 points. In the process, gymnasts Amanda Davenport and Abby Schwartz went down with injuries that Lund said could keep them out awhile.
Farmington Girls Basketball The Farmington girls' basketball team has begun the season with back-to-back victories for the first time since the 2010-11 season. The Tigers supplied an entertaining opener for their home fans with a 58-27 rout of St. Louis Park last Tuesday at Tiger Gym and returned to the court three days later for a hard-fought 55-45 road win at Irondale. A whopping 65 fouls were called in the Irondale game.
Player of the Year Noah Carlson, Rushford-Peterson FIRST TEAM QB — Brad Davison, sr, Maple Grove QB — Owen King, jr, Caledonia RB — Noah Carlson, sr, Rushford-Peterson RB —...
The schedule-makers provided a challenging first week of the season for the Farmington girls' hockey team. The Tigers opened with contests against the top two South Suburban Conference finishers from a season ago and came out on the wrong side of a couple of 3-1 finals. They lost last Tuesday's season opener to defending conference and section champion Lakeville South on the road at Hasse Arena, and then came up short in Friday night's home debut at Schmitz-Maki Arena.
After four practices last week and six scrimmages over the weekend, Lee Goren is starting to see what he has to work with as the new head coach of the Farmington boys' hockey team. His Tigers have quite a bit of experience to rely upon with 14 varsity players back from last year's team that went 19-10-1, including three wins over defending state champion Lakeville North, and reached the state tournament for the first time in 16 years. What they don't have are their top six point scorers, who were all lost to graduation.
The Farmington girls hockey team hung with four solid opponents over the weekend in a series of scrimmages in Hibbing, giving head coach John Holmes confidence his squad will also...