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 boys' soccer team ended its regular season with a 1-0 loss to Lakeville South and a 1-0 victory over Eagan. They finished with a 9-2-5 overall record and were 4-1-4 in the South Suburban Conference, which put them in fourth place. Meanwhile, the girls finished the regular season in a slump by losing six straight and closed with a 2-12-2 overall record. However, head coach Aaron Johnson said his team still has plenty of optimism, especially given their draw in the section playoffs.
The Farmington Tigers girls' swimming team narrowly edged Apple Valley on Tuesday, Oct. 3, at Robert Boeckman Middle School. The meet came down to the last event, the 400 freestyle relay, and the Tigers took first and second in the event to seal the victory. Overall, Farmington won just three events but were able to rack up points in the other places. "The Apple Valley meet was very exciting as it came down to the last relay," head coach Jennifer Marshall said. "Finishing first and second in that event was quite an impressive race."
The Farmington Tigers’ came back from 21 points down in the rain and storms Friday, Oct. 6, during homecoming, but lost to Burnsville 35-27. Sophomore quarterback Ryan Buchert passed for almost 300 yards and three TDs in the comeback effort, but the loss drops Farmington to 2-4 overall and 1-4 in the Metro South sub-district.
The Farmington Tigers football team ended their three-game losing streak with a 31-16 victory over the Eagan Wildcats at home Friday, Sept. 29. The Tigers came from behind down 13-0 in the second quarter and with the win are 2-3 overall and 1-3 in the Metro South subdistrict.
Recent Farmington High School graduate Maddie Muelken is well known for her dominance on the softball field, helping the Tigers' softball team to a 4A state championship this past season, however she may have just won her most important victory yet: beating cancer. Just a little more than five months after being diagnosed with Stage 2 Hodgkin's lymphoma, Muelken received the fantastic news in August that she was cancer free.
The Christian Life Academy girls' volleyball team is 7-3 overall on the season so far and are in sole possession of second place at 3-1 in TCAC-Div I, just a half game behind Nova Classical. So far, the Hawks have wins against North Lakes, Trinity, Shattuck-St. Mary's, Community of Peace, Heritage Christian, Hmong Academy and Calvin Christian. Their three losses have come at the hands of West Lutheran twice and Nova Classical. Last week
The Farmington boys' and girls' cross-country teams hosted the Farmington Cowbell Classic this past week at Southern Hills Golf Course. The boys won the meet ahead of Eagan and the girls were runners-up to Henry Sibley. Freshman Anna Fenske won the girls' varsity race by more than half a minute (18 minutes, 11.14 seconds) and behind her in second was junior Lauren Peterson (18:49.46). Combined, the two teams had five runners in the top-10, nine in the top-25 and almost all their runners in the top-50. The fields in both races featured over 100 runners each.
The Farmington Tigers football team ended their three-game losing streak with a 31-16 victory over the Eagan Wildcats at home Friday night, Sept. 29. The Tigers came from behind down 13-0 in the second quarter and with the win are 2-3 overall and 1-3 in the Metro South subdistrict.
The Farmington boys' and girls' cross-country teams competed in the annual Roy Griak Invitational hosted by the University of Minnesota at Les Bolstad Golf Course in St. Paul. Freshman Anna Fenske continued her fantastic season by finishing third, with a time of 18 minutes and 31.40 seconds, in a field of 415 runners that featured some of the best runners in the Midwest. Led by Fenske, the Farmington girls' team took 14th out of 45 teams in the Gold division. Meanwhile, the boys' team took 31st out of 46 teams.
The Rosemount Irish hosted the Farmington Tigers during the RHS Centennial Celebration/homecoming and shut out Farmington 24-0 on Saturday, Sept. 23. The game was a defensive struggle until the fourth quarter when the Irish were able to pull away and turnovers were once again a major problem for the Tigers. Rosemount is now 2-2 overall and 2-0 in the Metro South subdistrict, which puts them in sole possession of second place behind Lakeville North. Farmington has lost three games straight after their opening win against Woodbury, are 1-3 overall and 0-3 in the Metro South.