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...
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Farmington’s five-match winning streak came to an end with a 5-2 setback against South St. Paul Friday morning at the Boeckman Middle School courts. … Archive Material - Subscription required...
A return to its home turf got the Farmington offense going again last Thursday night. … Archive Material - Subscription required to continue reading Log in or activate your account...
Atop the pre-season list of things the Farmington football team was going to rely on this season were a veteran-laden defense, an accomplished kicker and a receiving core with big-play...
The Farmington girls tennis team ran its dual record to 4-0 while winning its own Farmington Invitational for the first time in over a decade Friday morning at the Boeckman Middle School courts. The Tigers finished tied with Cannon Falls in the team race with 14 points apiece, but won the tiebreaker thanks to their 4-3 head-to-head win over the Bombers. Farmington also topped third-place Belle Plaine 4-3 and fourth-place New Life Academy 6-1.
Coaches from both sides took away some positives from Thursday night's season-opening 0-0 overtime tie between Rosemount and Farmington at Tiger Stadium. Irish coach Mike Floersch was pleased that his team was able to create 16 shots on goal in its first game of the season. "We feel like the players are learning quickly about how the game is played at the varsity level. Our touches and passes are fun to watch as we are able to move the ball around nicely," he said.
The Farmington volleyball team started the season in fine fashion last Thursday with a convincing sweep of the Austin Packers at Tiger Gym. The Tigers used sustained runs in all three games to pull away for a 25-13, 25-9, 25-12 victory. A long service run by Emma Fahning helped build an 18-5 lead in Game 1. Game 2 featured a 9-0 streak by the home team and Game 3 ended with an 11-1 surge.
For the fourth straight year the Farmington girls soccer team opened the season with a win and a loss at the Prior Lake Invitational. The Tigers advanced to the finals of the four-team tournament with a 4-0 shutout of Hill-Murray Friday night before bowing out to the host Lakers for the fourth straight year, 2-0 on Saturday. Kali Adriano-Allard and Kelly Kornmann each scored a pair of goals against Hill Murray. Goalkeeper Ashley Becker, who earned 10 shutouts last year, picked up her first of the 2013 season.
All the miles put in at the Dodge Middle School pool over the last couple weeks are already paying off for the Farmington girls swimming and diving team. The Tigers upset Chanhassen 544-522 to win the team championship at the second-annual Missota Conference Relays last Tuesday at Northfield Middle School. "This was a huge meet for us right out of the gate. Our experienced swimmers performed well, but it was the younger girls who really stepped up," coach Jen Marshall said.
The Farmington boys and girls cross country teams established their varsity seven for tomorrow's Dakota County Invitational with a two-mile time trial Friday in Northfield. Returning state track and cross country qualifier Justin Hyytinen set the pace for the boys, running a time of 10 minutes, 33 seconds. Alex Hart followed in 10:57 and first-year cross country runner Devon Webb was third in 11:08.
The Farmington football team will have plenty of experience to rely on this fall as it chases one last Missota Conference championship. The Tigers return eight starters on each side...