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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The Farmington Tigers softball team played a true spring game Tuesday evening at Farmington High School and blew out the Rochester Mayo Spartans despite the weather. The Tigers won 17-2 in four innings amidst the howling wind, periodic rain and sporadic hail. But perhaps most important is that they are playing outside during the first week of April, more than three weeks before they played their first game outside last spring (April 26 versus Apple Valley).
Numerous past Farmington and Rosemount athletes are having success playing collegiate sports around the country. Others are coaching or have continued their love for athletics in other ways. Below are several former Irish and Tigers who saw success in athletics after leaving their respective high schools. If you know of someone who is continuing their passion for sports past high school, please let me know at email@example.com .
Former Farmington and Rosemount athletes are having tremendous success at all levels of collegiate athletics. With baseball and softball seasons now underway across the country, here are a few former Tiger and Irish ball players who have continued their passion beyond prep sports. Should you know of any former athletes who have continued playing or working in sports at the collegiate level or beyond, please send tips to firstname.lastname@example.org .
A week of rain and the beginnings of immense snow melt have already created troublesome flooding that is bound to get worse over the next few weeks. At the same time, some spring sports have already started with the rest coming this week or next. Just like last year, we are potentially looking at a delayed spring sports season as fields dry out. And that will create a hectic and stressful April and May.
While the Farmington Tigers wrestling team had a great deal of success this season, one individual's biggest accomplishment came off of the mat. Over the past two years, Matt Clark has embodied the Tigers' mission to develop young men not only as wrestlers, but off the mat as well.
The 2018-2019 season came to an end Wednesday for the Farmington Tigers boys' basketball players after they lost to the Lakeville South Cougars 71-51 at Lakeville South in the first round of the Section 1AAAA playoffs. It was the four-versus-five matchup with the Tigers the No. 5 seed and Cougars No. 4. It was the third time this season the two teams faced each other, with the previous two games won by Lakeville South by identical 56-53 scores.
The Farmington Tigers girls' basketball team was upset Friday night by the Lakeville North Panthers in the Section 1AAAA championship game 37-35 in a game filled with its fair share of drama including a wild ending.
Farmington Tiger juniors Luke Peterson and MacAron Kukowski both found the podium last weekend at the state individual wrestling tournament at the Xcel Energy Center March 1-2. Peterson took fourth in his third trip to the Class AAA state tournament at 145 pounds while Kukowski finished sixth in his second time at state at 195. Also competing in their first trips to state were freshman Hunter Frost at 106, sophomore Austin Hamel at 152 and fellow sophomore Chase Vought at 160.
Members of the Farmington Tigers boys' swimming and diving team competed in eight different events this past weekend at the Class AA state swimming and diving meet and all eight of those entries advanced to either the consolation or championship finals. Making the championship finals were junior Seth Krause—who took sixth in the one-meter dive with a total of 342 points—an improvement of six spots from last year; senior Zach Nelson in the 500-yard freestyle who took eighth with a time of 4 minutes, 46.35 seconds after swimming a 4:40.89 in the preliminaries and the 400 freestyle relay team of Krause, Nelson and seniors Eric Heddinger and Ben Moorlach that also took eighth with a time of 3:13.10 (3:11.80 in the preliminaries).
The Farmington Tigers girls' basketball team will play in their second-straight Section 1AAAA championship game against the Lakeville North Panthers Friday, March 8, at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester. If the Tigers' play has proven anything the past few weeks, it is that they're more than ready for the challenge.