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Tiger round-Up

Boys hockey begins playoffs

The Farmington Tigers boys' hockey team have finished up their regular season with a 7-18 overall record and were 3-15 in the South Suburban Conference. The Tigers were 1-2 in their last three games, with losses on the road at Burnsville and Rosemount, and a win over Hastings at Schmitz-Maki Arena. Farmington has earned the fifth-seed in Section 1AA and will be on the road against Owatonna, the fourth seed, at the Four Seasons Centre in Owatonna on Thursday, Feb. 22. Hastings and Dodge County played a play-in game on Tuesday, Feb. 20, and the winner of the game goes on to play Lakeville North, the top seed. Should Farmington win, they will play the winner of North and whoever comes out of that play-in game on Saturday, Feb. 24.

Girls basketball will be a top seed

The Farmington Tigers girls' basketball team are winners of five of their last seven with two games left in their regular season. The Tigers are 16-8 so far in the regular season and are third in the South Suburban Conference, two games behind Lakeville North and six behind conference champion Eastview. Based on the current QRF standings, North has comfortable lead for the top seed in the Section 1AAAA playoffs, which start Feb. 28. Farmington sits in second but could try and make a case for the top seed should they beat the Panthers in the regular season finale.

Boys basketball stays around .500

The Farmington Tigers boys' basketball team continues to stay around .500 heading into the last two weeks of the regular season. The Tigers have struggled in South Suburban Conference play, going 4-10 so far with four conference games remaining. Looking ahead to sections, Farmington looks to be around a No. 5 seed in Section 1AAAA. Given what they have left on their schedule, the Tigers will need the teams ahead of them to lose section matchups at the end of the season and they would need to beat Lakeville North, who leads the SSC with Apple Valley and is ranked third in Class 4A.

Wrestling falls to Northfield; preps for individuals

The Farmington Tigers wrestling team fell to Northfield 46-15 in the first round of team sections this last week. Coach Henry Gerten said that he thought his team had a shot of knocking off Northfield, but some key matches did not go their way. The Tigers won four matches in the dual: junior Trayton Anderson won at 126 pounds by a 13-2 major decision, freshman Austin Hamel won at 138 by a 9-1 major decision, sophomore Luke Weierke won by another major decision (10-2) at 170 and fellow sophomore MacAron Kukowski won 10-3 at 195.

The Tigers now get ready for individual sections this weekend and Gerten says they hope to have a couple wrestlers advance to the state tournament and almost all the rest place.

Alec Hamilton

Alec Hamilton is a RiverTown Multimedia sports reporter covering Hastings, Farmington and Rosemount athletics. He graduated from Drake University with a journalism degree in 2014. 

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