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FHS hosts first-ever boys volleyball matches

Mason Mortimer sets the ball for his teammates during the win over the Warriors. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia

A new sport is in town and the excitement around it is palpable. Farmington High School is fielding a boy’s volleyball program for the first time this spring, and last night they hosted the school’s first-ever boys’ volleyball matches. The Tigers varsity and junior varsity squads, under the leadership of A.J. Dubek and Ann Wilcek, welcomed Eastview and Henry Sibley last night at FHS for a triangular.

Both teams went 2-0, the varsity improving to 2-2 with the JV moving to 4-0. There was a tremendous turnout for the event, the crowd easily matching those that show up for boys and girls basketball games in the winter.

The Minnesota Boys High School Volleyball league is in its inaugural season as part of an effort that began in the fall of 2017 to bring boys volleyball to Minnesota high schools. There are currently 22 schools in the state who have a total of 38 varsity and JV teams playing, split into North and South conferences.

Other South Suburban Conference teams to join the Tigers in playing are Shakopee, Eastview, Prior Lake, Lakeville North and Lakeville South. The sport is not yet sanctioned by the Minnesota State High School League. Check back in the coming weeks for more about the team.

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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