31 October 2010

Girls Swimming and Diving: Tigers take second in Missota

Kaitlyn O'Reilly (below) and Elizabeth Wolfe

200 medley relay team: Elizabeth Wolfe, Kaitlyn O'Reilly, Caitlin Kracke, Ellie Sundet

Farmington won four events and finished second in the team standings at the Missota Conference Championships held Saturday, Oct. 30, in Northfield.
Kaitlyn O'Reilly captured two individual gold medals, winning the 200 individual medley and 100 backstroke. O'Reilly also joined with Elizabeth Wolfe, Caitlin Kracke and Ellie Sundet to capture 200 individual medley relay honors.
The other Farmington first came from Wolfe who won the conference 100 breaststroke for the second consecutive year.
Host Northfield claimed the 2010 league title with 455 points, followed by Farmington 342, Shakopee 335, Chanhassen 325, Chaska 219, Red Wing 166 and New Prague 120.
The second place finish was a big jump in the standings for the Tigers who ranked fifth at the 2009 conference finals.
"There was an outside chance that we could have have beaten them (Northfield)," Farmington coach Jen Marshall said. "What really did us in was their strongest event. In diving they accumulated 60 points. That was just too much to overcome."
Other Farmington point scorers:
200 freestyle: 8. K. Kracke; 9. Sarah O'Reilly; 10. Sundet; 15. Chloe Holton
200 individual medley: 9. Cora Ruzicka; 15. Delaney Wright
One-meter diving: 12. Kendall Novak; 13. Jade Alm; 14. Terra Klima; 15. Nikki Cayard
50 freestyle: 4. C. Kracke; 10. Robin Ellis; 16. Abby Haugen
100 butterfly: 6. Ruzicka; 8. Hannah Seitzinger; 11. Holton
100 freestyle: 3. K. Kracke; 10. Sundet; 13. Wolfe; 14. Seitzinger
500 freestyle: 8. S. O'Reilly; 10. Sara Kintner; 14. Maggie Alexander
200 freestyle relay: 4. (Ellis, K. Kracke; S. O'Reilly, Haugen)
100 backstroke: 5. K. Kracke; 7. Wright; 10. Ellis
100 breaststroke: 7. Haugen; 9. Kintner

Girls Cross Country: Tigers take 10th at Section 1AA Championships

Maricia Pacheco

Farmington finished 10th among 14 teams at the Section 1AA Championships held Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Brooktree Golf Club in Owatonna.
Lakeville South defeated crosstown rival Lakeville North 40-84 to win section team honors. Both schools advanced to the Class AA state meet slated for this Saturday, Nov. 6, at St. Olaf College in Northfield.
The Tigers finished with 249 points, three better than 11th place and Missota Conference rival Northfield.
"That was one of our goals since they beat us by 10 points at the conference meet," Farmington coach Heidi Revels said.
"The girls ran a great meet. They have worked hard this season. Everyone has improved their personal times. Considering the competition, they should be really proud of themselves."
Freshman Maricia Pacheco continued to run at the front of the Tiger pack, placing 20th overall in 15:46, her best time of the 2010 season.
Sophomore Maria Kiminski and junior Bailey Opsal hit the finishing chute within a second of each other, Kiminski taking 49th in 16:33.8 and Opsal 50th in 16:34.6. Eighth-graders Sofia Chadwick and Victoria Jacoby each cracked the 17:00 minute barrier. Chadwick was 61st in 16:50.6 and Jacoby 69th in 16:59.7.
Junior Marissa Stewart (74th, 17:19.1) and eighth-grader Morgan Nedved (76th, 17:25.1) completed the Tiger varsity lineup.

Boys Cross Country: Fenske returns to state: Tigers 8th in Section 1AA

A strong finish by Elliot Fenske at the Section 1AA Championships held Thursday, Oct. 28 at Brooktree Golf Club in Owatonna, earned the Tiger senior a return trip to the Class AA state meet.
Fenske, who finished 28th at the state meet last fall, sat in 11th place with 800 meters to go in the 5000-meter race before a strong closing kick moved him up to seventh in the final rankings. The top 10 finishers advanced to state.
"Elliot was battling a bit of a cold," Tiger coach Keith Revels said, "but he found a different gear the last 400 meters or so."
Fenske finished in 16:25.3 to punch his return ticket to state and finished almost a minute and a half and 53 places in front of the next Tiger runner.
As a team Farmington finished eighth in a 14-team field, one spot higher than in 2009. Owatonna edged Lakeville North 54-61 to win the section title. Both advanced to the state meet team competition.
Farmington finished with 263 points, one fewer than Rochester John Marshall and two better than Missota Conference rival Northfield.
"Not a bad showing," Revels said. "We had six runners in under 18:31. Our pack moved up in the field."
Junior Lincoln Kirchoff and sophomore Ben Olson hit the finish line together; Kirchoff finishing 60th in 18:06.8 and Olson 61st in 18:07.5. Freshman Dan Block and senior Carl Elmer formed another duo with Block placing 67th in 18:23.4 and Elmer 68th in 18:25.4.
Sophomore Adam Wallenta ranked 72nd in 18:31 and sophomore Alec Wilson 86th in 19:03.9 to round out the varsity scorecard.
Fenske will take the short ride to Northfield this Saturday, Nov.6. to run the state meet course at St. Olaf College.

Tiger Scoreboard: Oct. 31, 2010

Girls Swimming and Diving
Saturday, Oct. 30
Missota Conference meet at Northfield
Northfield 455, Farmington 342, Shakopee 335, Chanhassen 325, Chaska 219, Red Wing 166, New Prague 120

Friday, Oct. 29
Section 1AAA quarterfinals
Northfield 3 Farmington 0 (6-25, 20-25, 23-25)
Wednesday, Oct. 27
Section 1AAA opening round
Farmington 3 Hastings 0 (25-16, 25-23, 25-13)

Boys Cross Country
Thursday, Oct. 28
Section 1AA Championships at Brooktree Golf Club in Owatonna
Owatonna 54, Lakeville North 61, Red Wing 79, Rochester Mayo 113, Rochester Century 144, Lakeville South 167, Hastings 208, Farmington 263, Rochester John Marshall 264, Northfield 265, Austin 269, Albert Lea 288, Winona 341, Faribault 387
Individuals: Elliot Fenske finished seventh overall and qualified for the Class AA state meet scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 6, at St. Olaf College in Northfield

Girls Cross Country
Thursday, Oct. 28
Section 1AA Championships at Brooktree Golf Club in Owatonna
Lakeville South 40, Lakeville North 84, Rochester Century 102, Albert Lea 138, Winona 163, Owatonna 164, Austin 193, Red Wing 193, Rochester Mayo 226, Farmington 249, Northfield 252, Faribault 315, Rochester John Marshall 339, Hastings 357

29 October 2010

Alumni News

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27 October 2010

Girls Swimming: JM too much for Tigers

No doubt smarting from its second place finish to Farmington at the recent True Team section meet, Rochester John Marshall scored nine first place finishes in 12 events to defeat the Tigers 97-81 Tuesday night, Oct. 26, at the Dodge Middle School pool.
The dual meet win was the tenth in as many tries for the Rockets. Farmington finished its dual meet season with a 6-4 mark.
The final score was one-sided but according to Farmington coach Jen Marshall there was a little more to the story than the numbers.
"John Marshall came in with their best lineup whereas we swam some off events in final preparation for this Saturday's conference meet," she said. "Moving people around gave our girls the opportunity to swim something different. It also gave them a break mentally."
Farmington's three first place finishes came at the end of the meet when the Rockets were swimming "exhibition" status: Kaitlyn O'Reilly in the 100 backstroke; Elizabeth Wolfe in the 100 breaststroke and Kirsten Kracke, Sarah O'Reilly, Delaney Wright and Wolfe in the 400 freestyle relay.
Finishing second for the Tigers were Kracke in the 500 freestyle; Hannah Seitzinger in the 100 backstroke and Sara Kinter in the 100 breaststroke.
Next up for the Tigers are the Missota Conference Championships slated for Saturday, Oct. 30, in Northfield.

Tiger Scoreboard: Oct 27, 2010

Section 1AAAAA Quarterfinals
Lakeville North 39 Farmington 14
Farmington 6-0-0-8 14
Lakeville North 7-10-16-6 39
LN-Heid 12 run (Heid kick)
Far-Record 14 run (run failed)
LN-Hayes 11 pass from Heid (Heid kick)
LN-Fg Heid 25
LN-Berg 37 run (kick)
LN-Oxton 7 pass from Heid (Heid kick)
Far-Record 52 run (Beenken run)
LN-Eskuri 2 run (kick failed)

Girls Swimming
Rochester John Marshall 97 Farmington 81

26 October 2010

Football: Record reaches milestone but Tigers out in section

CJ Record surpasses 1000-yard mark

Lakeville North survived a first half Farmington threat and brutal wind conditions to defeat the Tigers 39-14 in a Section 1AAAAA quarterfinal game played Wednesday night, Oct. 26, in Lakeville.
The highlight of the night for the visitors was another quality performance by senior tailback CJ Record who gained an unofficial 123 yards on 23 carries and scored a pair of touchdowns on 14 and 48-yard runs. The yardage pushed Record past the 1000-yard mark (1006) for the season.
The loss closed the season for Farmington which finished 1-8, the first time since 1982 the Tigers have posted just one victory.
The 40-mile per hour wind gusts played havoc with both teams over the first 20 minutes of the opening half that featured among other things: a -12 yard kickoff; a two-yard punt; a kickoff that sailed through the uprights; runaway officials' caps flying around the field like Frisbees and a pass reception by an unsuspecting line judge.
Through all of that the Tigers trailed just 7-6 with fewer than four minutes to go before halftime thanks to a 14-yard touchdown run by Record.
But from that point forward North lived up to its second-seed ranking. The Panthers scored 10 points in the final 3:25 of the half and then scored again on the first possession of the second to build a commanding 24-6 lead.
North dominated play on both sides of the ball in the third period, scoring two touchdowns and a safety while holding the Tigers to a net of 10 yards and one first down on three possessions.
"I thought our special teams did a good job of keeping us in the game in the first half," Tiger coach Mark Froehling said. "But defensively I didn't think we tackled very well and offensively, we just couldn't get our inside running game going. When we don't do those things, we are going to have problems."
After falling behind 33-6, the visitors got back on the board in the final period when Record skirted left end and outran the Panther secondary on a 52-yard scoring jaunt. Earlier in that drive a 60-yard scoring run by Tyler Grubb was wiped out by an illegal block penalty.
Panther reserves scored the final touchdown on an 80-yard march late in the final period.
Record's performance made him the first Farmington runner to pass the 1000-yard barrier in a season since Derek Waldbillig gained 1196 in 2008. The rest of the offense struggled, however, picking up fewer than 60 yards.
Defensively, Blake Weinand led the way with seven tackles. Nathan Graham finished with six and Sebren Baer, Eric McWright and Ryan Schoenning each chipped in with five. Grubb came up with a fumble recovery for the Tigers.

Girls Soccer: Alberts named to all-state, all-metro teams

Devyn Alberts

The awards just keep coming for Tiger girls soccer standout Devyn Alberts.
For openers, the midfielder, who totaled 10 goals and 10 assists during her senior season while helping Farmington to its best-ever finish in the Missota Conference, won the team's most valuable player award.
Soon after, she won repeat all-Missota Conference honors and the conference Player of the Year award for the second straight season.
This week Alberts added two more lines to her already impressive resume' by landing berths on the coaches association all-state team and the Minneapolis StarTribune's all-metro squad. No other Farmington soccer player has ever received either recognition.
"A dynamic player like Devyn comes along about once a decade," Tiger coach Rob Carpentier said. "She is a heady player who consistently works hard and offers no excuses for the way she or her team plays when things don't go according to plan.
"Devyn's steady effort and attitude make her an ideal leader by example."
Alberts has accepted a scholarship to play for the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay next fall and her high school coach said the NCAA Division I school is fortunate to have her in the fold.
"I wouldn't be surprised if she starts for them from day one and is team captain as a sophomore," Carpentier said.

25 October 2010

Alumni Tracker: Lamberty all-MIAC golfer

Rachel Lamberty

2008 FHS graduate Rachel Lamberty had an outstanding fall season for the St. Mary's University (Winona) women's golf team. Lamberty, a junior transfer for the Cardinals, shot 256 for 54 holes to tie for ninth place at the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) Championships played earlier this month at Bunker Hills Golf Club in Coon Rapids. Her performance earned all-MIAC recognition.
After starting at defensive back for two seasons for Hamline University, former Tiger Lucas Jones is seeing the game from a different perspective this fall. A shoulder injury suffered in high school baseball had been bothering him for a couple years and after consultation with doctors the joint was found to be lacking proper blood flow. Jones is sitting out the 2010 Piper season but is staying close to the action by serving as a student assistant coach at the MIAC school.
Two other ex-Tigers, Michael Doherty and Trevor Davis, are seeing a lot of playing time for the Pipers. Doherty is a starting defensive lineman and last week in a 30-3 loss to Concordia, Davis was the team's third-leading tackler with five solos and two assists.
2001 Tiger three-sport athlete Luke Sturm is an assistant football coach at Wadena-Deer Creek High School and will serve as an assistant girls basketball coach at the same school this winter...1989 FHS male Athlete of the Year Matt Walter's Annandale football team finished the regular season 3-5 and will play at Zimmerman in the opening round of the Section 6AAA playoffs.
Carson and Tyler Jones, twin brothers who not only starred in baseball and football at FHS but later at St. Olaf College, are doing well in their post-collegiate professions. Carson is working at Baird Financial in Edina and Tyler is employed in a chemical analysis position for Legends Technical Services in St. Paul.
1998 FHS female Athlete of the Year and former volleyball player at the College of St. Benedict Krista Anderson, coaches middle school volleyball at McGuire Middle School in Lakeville...Monica (Cyrus) Shaw, the 1995 Tiger female Athlete of the Year, who went on to play volleyball at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, teaches computer literacy and coaches volleyball at Richfield Middle School...
Three former FHS girls hockey players who led the Tigers to a second place finish in the 2007 Class A state tournament are wrapping up collegiate careers this season: Erin Johnson at Bemidji State University; Kelli Johnson at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and Erin McNamara at St. Olaf College...Former Tiger boys hockey standout Alex Carlson is a sophomore forward on the Ohio State University men's puck team.

22 October 2010

Girls Swimming and Diving: Tigers 11th at True Team State

Section 1AA champion Farmington finished 11th in the talent-laden Class AA True Team State Swimming and Diving Meet held Thursday, Oct. 21, at the University of Minnesota Aquatics Center.
State power Wayzata edges Stillwater 2339-2310 to win the team title. Edina placed third at 1915.5, followed by Maple Grove 1661, Mounds View 1428, Prior Lake 1394.5, Woodbury 1374.5, East Ridge 1164.5, Lakeville North 1155, Eastview 1130.5, Farmington 953 and Duluth East 803.
"Participating in this meet was an exciting experience," Tiger coach Jen Marshall said. "The 12 best teams in the state competed and we were proud to be part of that.
"The girls performed right where I expected them to at this point in the season where we are turning the corner and heading into the championship season."
Senior Elizabeth Wolfe turned in the highest Farmington finish of the night, taking sixth in the 100 breaststroke. Wolfe also combined with Kaitlyn O'Reilly, Caitlin Kracke and Ellie Sundet to take 12th place in the 200 medley relay.
O'Reilly had the busiest and most productive night for the Tigers. In addition to swimming a leg of the 200 medley relay, she took 7th in the 100 backstroke, 10th in the 200 individual medley and swam on the 12th place 200 freestyle relay team with Caitlin Kracke, Kirsten Kracke and Sundet.
Caitlin Kracke added to her relay successes with two top 20 finishes in individual events, placing 14th in the 100 freestyle and 20th in the 50 freestyle.
The other Tiger top 20 finish belonged to Delaney Wright who ranked 20th in the 100 backstroke.
"Competing against the best only makes us better," Marshall said. "The girls have perhaps the best foundation they've ever had as the second part of the season begins."
Other Farmington point scorers:
200 medley relay: 26. (Robin Ellis, Abby Haugen, Cory Ruzicka, Victoria Resch); 33. (Delaney Wright, Sara Kintner, Chloe Holton, Hannah Sundt); 46. (Sydney Geiger, Amanda Brasgalla, Katie Aaron, Kayla Watne)
200 freestyle: 26. Kirsten Kracke; 37. Ellie Sundet; 41. Sarah O'Reilly; 42. Holton
200 medley: 39. Ruzicka; 43. Wright; 46. Maggie Alexander
50 freestyle: 33. Ellis; 39. Haugen; 45. Resch
One-Meter Diving: 28. Terra Klima; 31. Jade Alm; 32. Kendall Novak; 39. Nikki Cayard
100 butterfly: 36. Ruzicka; 38. Hannah Seitzinger; 44. Holton; 47. Aaron
100 freestyle: 32. Sundet; 39. Wolfe; 47. Brooke Christensen
500 freestyle: 32. Kintner;39. Alexander; 40. S. O'Reilly; 47. Seitzinger
200 freestyle relay: 26. (Ellis, Ruzicka, S. O'Reilly, Haugen); 38. (Seitzinger, Resch, Sundt, Novak); 43. (Andrea Pellicci, Brasgalla, Geiger, Watne)
100 backstroke: 23. K. Kracke; 24. Ellis
100 breaststroke: 33. Haugen; 37. Kintner; 40. Resch
400 freestyle relay: 31. (S. O'Reilly; Holton, Wolfe, K. Kracke); 39. (Christensen, Alexander, Wright, Kintner); 41. (Sundt, Watne, Brasgalla, Seitzinger)

Tiger Scoreboard: Oct. 22, 2010

Girls Swimming and Diving
Class AA True Team State Meet at the University of Minnesota
Wayzata 2339, Stillwater Area 2310, Edina 1915.5, Maple Grove 1661, Mounds View 1428, Prior Lake 1394.5, Woodbury 1374.5, East Ridge 1164.5, Lakeville North 1155, Eastview 1130.5, Farmington 953.5, Duluth East 803

21 October 2010

Football: New Prague rushes by Tigers in season finale

New Prague rolled up rushing yardage by the acre in a 28-14 Missota Conference win over the Tigers, Tuesday night, Oct. 20, in New Prague.
The Trojans didn't gain a yard through the air but finished with 442 on the ground to help raise their record to 5-3; 5-2 in the conference. Farmington finished the regular season 1-7 overall and 1-6 in the Missota.
Neither team moved the ball on its first possession, but after that the Trojans had their running game in gear.
"442 yards rushing," Tiger defensive coordinator said. "That's a figure I'm not sure I've seen since I've been here."
The yardage didn't necessarily come three yards at a time, either. New Prague had a bundle of plays that covered more than 10 yards; three that accounted for 167.
New Prague built a 21-0 halftime lead. Two of the scores came on runs from scrimmage of 44 and 70 yards.
The Tigers won the battle of the second half, scoring first on an eight-yard pass from Darren Beenken to Kevin Olund and later on a 24-yard dash by Tyler Grubb who also booted both extra points.
Farmington finished with 247 yards of total offense, including 130 rushing and 117 passing.
CJ Record (98 yards) and Grubb (33 yards) accounted for almost all of the rushing yards. Beenken connected on six of 14 throws, including two to Record for 63 yards. Olund grabbed two for 11 and Sebren Baer and Austin Bassett each had a reception.
End Eric McWright paced the defensive effort with 11 tackles. Tommy Korbein had seven, Jake Schaeppi six and Baer five.
The Tigers have less than a week to forget the regular season finale as the Section
1 playoffs begin Tuesday, October, 26. Farmington drew the seventh seed and will travel to Lakeville North (6-2) to take on the second-seeded Panthers.

Girls Cross Country: Tigers sixth in Missota

Bialey Opsal and Maricia Pacheco

The young Tigers had four runners crack the 17:00 minute barrier while finishing sixth at the Missota Conference Championships held Tuesday, Oct. 19, at the New Prague Golf Club.
Chanhassen and Shakopee tied atop the final standings with the Storm gaining the championship on the tie-breaker, higher finish by the sixth runner. New Prague ranked third at 90, followed by Chaska 126, Red Wing 132, Farmington 142, Northfield 156 and Holy Angels 172.
Farmington's top two runners ran in each other's shadow most of the 4000-meter course with freshman Maricia Pacheco finally edging junior Bailey Opsal for 20th place in almost identical times of 16:06.
Pacheco's last second surge earned her all-Missota Conference honorable mention (13th through 20th) recognition; Opsal missed by a place.
Sophomore Maria Kiminski ranked 31st (16:50); eighth-grader Sofia Chadwick 33rd (16:52); eighth-grader Victoria Jacoby 37th (17:02); junior Marissa Stewart 44th (17:26) and seventh-grader Maricella Pacheco 50th (18:15).
"We had four girls finish under 17:00 and our fifth was two seconds over," coach Heidi Revels said, "so as far as times went I was pretty pleased.
"I was a little bit disappointed in our sixth place finish but when you don't have more runners up at the top that's what happens."
The Tigers have one more meet on their 2010 schedule, the Section 1AA Championships scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 28, at Brooktree Golf Club in Owatonna.

Boys Cross Country: Fenske takes fourth in Missota; Tigers fifth

Elliot Fenske

Elliot Fenske capped his distinguished Missota Conference career with another top five finish as the Tigers placed sixth at the Missota Conference Championships held Tuesday, Oct. 19, at the New Prague Golf Club.
Favored Red Wing won its second straight league crown with a 44-point total. Conference newcomers Chanhassen and Chaska took the second and third spots with 59 and 83 respectively, followed by Shakopee 114, Farmington 126, Northfield 126, Holy Angels 177 and New Prague 183.
Farmington finished with an identical point total as Northfield but won the sixth place nod on a tie-breaker because its sixth runner had a a better time than Northfield's.
Fenske, who finished fifth in the 2009 meet, moved up to fourth in standings, finishing the 5000-meter course in 16:33.
"Elliot ran tough," coach Keith Revels said. "He always does. The guys in front of him could make some serious noise at the state meet."
The Tigers could just have easily moved up another notch in the standings but Carl Elmer, their No. 2 runner all season, battled upper leg cramps most of the way and was the sixth Farmington finisher for the day.
"I feel bad for Carl," Revels said. "He has run well all season. He had to stop but fortunately he got doing again. He ended up being that sixth runner who got us the tie-breaker."
Dan Block broke the 18-minute barrier to finish 26th in 17:59 and grab the second spot for the Tigers. Ben Olson placed 30th (18:10); Lincoln Kirchoff 32nd (18:11); Adam Wallenta 34th (18:15); Elmer 43rd (18:46) and Alec Wilson 50th (19:15).
"If we had a healthy Carl, we'd have made a run at fourth," Revels said. "All in all, it wasn't a bad outing."
The Tigers now prepare for their final meet, the Section 1AA Championships slated for Thursday, Oct. 28, at Brooktree Golf Club in Owatonna. Fenske will have special motivation for the section as the top finishers move on to the state meet the following week. Fenske placed 28th at state last fall.

Volleyball: Trojans trip Tigers in Missota finale

The Tigers stayed with New Prague through the first three games but ran out of gas in the fourth in a 3-1 Missota Conference loss to the Trojans, Monday, Oct. 18, in New Prague.
The Trojans won the first two hotly contested games 25-22 and 25-20 before the visitors rallied to win game three 25-13. New Prague regained control in the deciding contest, winning by a 25-18 count.
The loss left Farmington with a final regular season record of 8-18; 2-5 in the Missota Conference. New Prague finished 7-16 overall and 3-4 in league play.
Katie Habeck closed out her stellar Missota Conferecnce career with another good night. The 6-2 senior senior accounted for 21 of her team's 28 kills, a team-high 15 digs, 25 serve receptions and a pair of service aces.
Brook King chipped in with 34 serve receptions and nine digs. Mia Johnston and Andrea Smith led in set assists with 16 and 10 respectively. Jordan Bridges had a team-high five blocks and also added five kills.
Seeding for next week's Section 1AAA tournament takes place over the weekend and coach Mike Woody is expecting to land in the sixth or seventh position (out of 11 teams) which would mean a home match in the opening round scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 27.
Farmington is the defending section champion and Woody said that despite his team's sub-500 record, a playoff run is not out of the question.
"We have the talent to play with anyone in the section," he said.

Tiger Scoreboard: Oct. 21, 2010

New Prague 28 Farmington 14
Farmington 0-0-7-7 14
New Prague 7-14-0-7 28
NP-Dittberner 13 run (Dittberner kick)
NP-Trewartha 44 run (Dittberner kick)
NP-Shetka 70 run (Dittberner kick)
Far-Olund 8 pass from Beenken (Grubb kick)
NP-Hatch 10 run (Dittberner kick)
Far-Grubb 24 run (Grubb kick)

20 October 2010

Tiger Scoreboard: Oct. 20, 2010

Boys Cross Country
Missota Conference Championships at New Prague Golf Club (5000 meters)
Red Wing 44, Chaska 59, Chanhassen 83, Shakopee 114, Farmington 126, Northfield 126, Holy Angels 177, New Prague 183

Girls Cross Country
Missota Conference Championships at New Prague Golf Club (400 meters)
Chanhassen 47, Shakopee 47, New Prague 90, Chaska 126, Red Wing 132, Farmington 142, Northfield 156, Holy Angels 172

19 October 2010

Tiger Scoreboard: Oct. 19, 2010

New Prague 3 Farmington 1 (22-25, 20-25, 25-13, 18-25)

18 October 2010

Tiger teams lace up (and more) for the cure

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and several of the Tiger fall sports teams joined forces with Northfield in helping raise funds for the cause.
The project started in Northfield after the death of Raider soccer player Haley Bollum's mother from the disease. Haley's teammates decided to make a statement of support by conducting a fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer research.
A key component of the project was having the Northfield girls team wear pink shoe laces, the universal color for the fight against breast cancer, for their games.
Because Northfield and Farmington were scheduled to play each other in several sports during the span of the project, FHS athletic director Jon Summer was contacted and several Tiger teams, including boys and girls soccer, volleyball, football, swimming and diving and cheerleading were asked if they wanted to join in the effort. All jumped at the chance.
The Tiger soccer, volleyball, football and cheerleading teams donned pink shoe laces for the match-ups with Raiders. The volleyball girls added pink hair ribbons and their fans came dressed in pink colors for the match. Obviously, the swim team didn't need laces so they competed in pink caps.
All in all, the project helped raise more than $8000 for the Komen Foundation and left a lasting impression on the Farmington teams that participated.
Volleyball coach Mike Woody said his team enjoyed the opportunity and it plans to continue wearing their pink laces for the remainder of the season.
Football coach Mark Froehling offered that the opportunity to participate reinforced the educational component of athletics.
"Our players got an opportunity to be part of something bigger than themselves," he said, "an opportunity to contribute on a bigger societal scale."
The Tiger swimming team not only took part in the "pink night" but also donated $200 to the cause.
"It felt good to give back," coach Jen Marshall said.
The centerpiece of the project was the Farmington-Northfield girls soccer game played in Northfield where more than 800 fans attended the Missota
Conference match-up.
"We loved being part of it." Tiger coach Rob Carpentier said. "I have personally lost my mother, grandmother and great-grandmother to one form of cancer or another. It was nice to see there are more important things in the world than soccer."

Girls Swimming and Diving: True Team Section Champs!

For the first time in school history a Farmington team has won a spot in the True Team state swimming and diving meet.
The Tiger girls used their superior depth and balance to win the Section 1AA meet held Saturday, Oct. 16, at Faribault.
Coach Jen Marshall's young and talented squad finished the day with 772 points to defeat favored Rochester John Marshall and earn the state berth.
John Marshall scored 688 points followed by Faribault 648, Winona 571 and Owatonna 510.
"The depth of the team really came through." Marshall said. "The girls are starting to understand what the coaches have been talking about all season. We are a talented and very deep team."
Two Tigers won individual events. Kaitlyn O'Reilly set a new pool record in claiming the 100 backstroke title in 1:01.37 and Elizabeth Wolfe led the field in the 100 breaststroke with a finishing time of 1:11.60.
The championship though came on the back of multiple high finishes in almost every event.
In all three relays Farmington placed three teams among the top 10. In three individual events-100 backstroke, 200 medley and 200 freestyle-the Tigers had four top ten finishers.
"Our relays performed very well," Marshall said. "We've been moving personnel around and I think we've finally nailed down who will be on them for the conference and the section. The B, C and D teams swam exceptional races. They beat a lot of teams who were seeded higher than they were."
Farmington Top 10 finishers:
200 individual medley relay: 2. Wolfe, Kirsten Kracke, Caitlin Kracke, K. O'Reilly; 6. Robin Ellis, Abby Haugen, Cory Ruzica, Victoria Resch; 10. Delaney Wright, Amanda Brasgalla, Chloe Holton, Hannah Sundt
200 freestyle: 5. Ellie Sundet; 7. Sarah O'Reilly; 7; K. Kracke, 10. Sara Kintner
200 individual medley: 2. K. O'Reilly; 7. Ruzicka; 9. Wright; 10. Holton
50 freestyle: 4. C. Kracke
One-meter Diving: 9. Nikki Cayard
100 butterfly: 5. Ruzicka; 6. Hannah Seitzinger
100 freestyle: 6. C. Kracke; 8. Sundet
500 freestyle: 5. Kinter; 6. S. O'Reilly; 8. Maddie Alexander
200 freestyle relay: 5. Ellis, Sundet, Haugen, S. O'Reilly; 8. Resch, Seitzinger, Sundt, Holton; 10. Alexander, Ruzicka, Brasgalla, Kintner
100 backstroke: 1. K. O'Reilly; 5. K. Kracke; 6. Ellis; 7. Wright
100 breaststroke: 1. Wolfe; 6. Haugen
400 freestyle relay: 4. Sundet, K. Kracke, C. Kracke, K. O'Reilly; 6. S. O'Reilly, Kintner, Wright, Wolfe; 10. Alexander, Sundt, Seitzinger, Brasgalla
The girls now have three days to prepare for the state meet slated for Thursday, Oct. 21, at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center in Minneapolis.
"Winning the section really boosted our girls' confidence," Marshall said. "They now believe they are contenders in both the conference and section. Things are coming together at the right time."

17 October 2010

Tiger Scoreboard: Oct. 17, 2010

Girls Swimming and Diving
Section 1AA True Team at Faribault
Farmington 772, Rochester John Marshall 688, Faribault 648, Winona 571, Owatonna 510

16 October 2010

Tiger Scoreboard: Oct. 16, 2010

Chaska 16 Farmington 6
Chaska 6-3-7-0 16
Farmington 0-0-6-0 6
Ch-Koehler 44 pass from Watts (kick failed)
Ch-FG Childers 22 FG
Ch-Bronmann 9 pass from Watts (Childers kick)
Far-Record 43 run (run failed)

Football: Tigers come up short in home finale

Tiger gang tackling

Tyler Grubb for five

For the third time in as many weeks the Tigers came up just short in their search for their second victory of the season.
Short as in CJ Record twice being stopped inches from the goal line, once on a failed two-point conversion in the third period and once on a fourth down-and-goal from the four-yard line late in the fourth quarter.
Short as in a 37-yard yard field goal try by Tyler Grubb in the final period. Short as in a 16-6 Missota Conference loss to league newcomer Chaska in the regular season home finale, Friday, Oct. 15, at Tiger Stadium.
"We were right there," coach Mark Froehling said following his team's fifth straight loss. "We had our opportunities but we didn't take advantage.
"We were much better in the second half. We had the ball in their end of the field more but we didn't take advantage. That's been our story much of the season."
Three turnovers kept the Farmington offense in neutral over the first 24 minutes while the Hawks took advantage of good field position to forge a 9-0 lead.
Chaska scored its touchdown early in the second period following a gritty goal line stand by the Tigers and then added a 22-yard field goal just before intermission.
Chaska scored again to open the third period but later in the quarter, Sebren Baer came up with a pass interception that gave the Tigers the ball inside Chaska territory for the first time.
On the next play, Record skirted left end and out-ran the Hawk secondary for his third touchdown of the season. Record's run for a two-point conversion failed, however, leaving the home team with a 10-point deficit.
The remainder of the game the Tigers knocked and knocked but couldn't get in the end zone door. Grubb's field goal try fell just short of the uprights and Record was stopped in the shadow of the goal line after the offense had moved the ball from its own one-yard line to the Chaska four.
"We kept playing until the end," Froehling said. "We played with a lot of heart. I'm very proud of this team."
Record had another big night running the ball, picking up 149 of his team's 195 rushing yards on 17 carries.
After throwing for five touchdowns in the past two games, sophomore Darren Beenken had a rough night, connecting on 10 of 26 throws for 90 yards and three interceptions.
"They (Chaska) have some good athletes and they covered our crossing patterns well," Froehling said. "They were very physical and didn't give us much space to throw the ball."
Dayne Eich led the receiving corps with two catches for 45 yards. Baer caught three for 26 and Record and Austin Bassett each had two for short yardage.
Tommy Korbein and Kevin Olund led the way for the defense with eight tackles apiece. Sackmaster Eric McWright recorded seven stops, including a sack, and Cory Johnson had six.
The Tigers close regular season play at New Prague, Wednesday, Oct. 20, and then begin preparations for Section 1AAAAA post-season play that begins the following Tuesday.

15 October 2010

Girls Swimming and Diving: Tigers tune up for True Team with win over New Prague

Farmington rolled to a convincing 95-85 win over New Prague, Thursday, Oct. 14, at the Montgomery-Lonsdale pool.
The dual meet victory was the second straight for the Tigers and raised their record against Missota Conference competition to 4-2.
The 200 medley relay team of Sydney Geiger, Kaitlyn O'Reilly, Abby Haugen and Sarah O'Reilly blazed to a seven-second win in the night's opening event and the visitors were never seriously challenged.
Kaitlyn O'Reilly (100 freestyle), Sarah O'Reilly (100 butterfly), Geiger (100 backstroke) and Kirsten Kracke (200 medley) each won individual events and the 200 freestyle relay quartet of Kaitlyn O'Reilly, Hannah Seitzinger, Robin Ellis and Victoria Resch led the field.
The big difference in the point totals, however, came from Farmington's piling up second through fifth place points.
Second place Tiger finishers included Caitlin Kracke in the 50 and 200 freestyle; Haugen in the 200 medley; Jade Alm in diving and Kirsten Kracke in the 500 freestyle.
Ellis (100 freestyle and 200 medley), Seitzinger (200 freestyle), Elizabeth Wolfe (50 freestyle), Kendall Novak (diving), Andrea Pellicci (500 freestyle) and Ellie Sundet (100 butterfly) each scored third place points.
The meet served as a warm-up for this Saturday's (Oct. 16) Section 1 True Team Championships slated for Faribault.

Boys Soccer: North edges Tigers out of section

Lakeville North scored two minutes into the second half and held on for a 1-0 win over Farmington in the Section 1AA quarterfinals played Thursday, Oct. 14, in Lakeville.
The Panthers controlled the time of possession and used a physical defense to limit the Tigers scoring opportunities.
"We had some chances but we were bested by the North defenders," coach Julian Buss said. "They were physical but not cheap. Our direct kick opportunities were limited."
Junior goalie Chad Stivers had another strong outing in the losing effort, stopping 16 of 17 shots, including several rebounds from close range.
The loss left the Tigers with a final season record of 6-11. Lakeville advanced to the section semifinals with a 7-5-5 mark.
"I think the boys were disappointed with the loss," Buss said, "but overall they were happy with the way they played strong all game.
"We know that we can compete with anyone out there. Farmington boys soccer is moving in the right direction."

Tiger Scoreboard Oct. 15, 2010

Boys Soccer
Section 1AA Quarterfinals
Lakeville North 1 Farmington 0

Girls Swimming and Diving
Farmington 95 New Prague 85

14 October 2010

Girls Tennis: Century takes out Tigers...again

Rochester Century, the fifth-rated Class AA team in the state, eliminated Farmington from the Section 1 team tournament last week 7-0.
Thursday, Oct. 14, the Panthers gave the Tigers a second dose of season-ending medicine when they defeated all four Farmington entries in the opening round of the section individual tourney.
"It was odd to draw all of their players in the first round," coach Jack Olwell said. "We competed hard but Century is just a very good team."
In singles play, Maggie Rudorfer lost 0-6, 0-6 to Century's Jessie Aney and Meghan Lindstrom fell by the same score to Kelsey Frechette, the runner-up in the 2009 state tournament.
In doubles play, the Tiger tandem of Danielle Froehling and Katie Burgess played what Olwell called their best match of the year in a 1-6, 1-6 loss.
"Both Danielle and Katie hit the ball exceptionally well," he said. "Danielle's forehand was on fire."
Brianne Kashak and Emilee Shearer, the other Tiger doubles team, lost in straight sets, 0-6, 0-6.

Girls Cross Country: Opsal helps Tigers to 4th place at Shakopee Invitational

Maricia Pacheco
15th Place at Shakopee Invitational

Bailey Opsal placed eighth overall to pace the Tigers to a fourth place finish at the 2010 Shakopee Invitational held Tuesday, Oct. 12, at Memorial Park in Shakopee.
Shakopee edged Missota Conference rival New Prague 56-59 to win the team title. Another Missota school, Chanhassen ranked third with 90, followed by Farmington 112, Northfield 130, St. Francis 163, Richfield 169, Robbinsdale Cooper 181 and St. Paul Central 212.
Opsal ran what coach Heidi Revels termed "her best race of the season" to lead the Farmington effort. The junior veteran completed the 4000-meter course in 16:00.4.
"Bailey's been working very hard," Revels said. "That's a good place for her to be with our two biggest races of the season coming up."
Two other Tigers finished among the top 20. Maricia Pacheco ranked 15th in 16:19.2 and Maria Kiminski 17th in 16:22.8. Sofia Chadwick cracked the 17:00 barrier, placing 31st in 16:53.5.
Victoria Jacoby finished 41st in 17:29 and Natalie Sitzman 56th in 18:22.3 to round out the Farmington scorecard.
Marissa Stewart and Maricella Pacheco ran well enough in the junior varsity race to earn spots in the varsity lineup for next week's Missota Conference Championships in New Prague.
"It's going to be tough competition in the conference with Shakopee and New Prague," Revels said, "but we hope to move up in the standings. With the improvement the girls have shown I think we can do it."

Boys Cross Country: Fenske 5th, Tigers 6th at Shakopee

Elliot Fenske
5th ar Shakopee Invite

Elliot Fenske finished fifth in a field of 70 runners to help the Tigers to a sixth place finish in the 11-team Shakopee Invitational held Tuesday, Oct. 12, at Memorial Park in Shakopee.
Forest Lake dominated the race, winning the team title with 34 points. Host Shakopee ran a distant second with 90, followed by New Prague 115, St. Paul Central 120, Robbinsdale Cooper 136, Farmington 137, Chanhassen 143, Northfield 171, Richfield 212, St. Francis 275 and Breck 329.
Fenske ran the 5000-meter course in 17:12.3 while finishing behind a pair of Missota Conference rivals. Shakopee's Trent Lusigan won the race in 16:16.6 and teammate Nick Lindstron placed second in 16:35.
"Elliot ran well with some top notch runners." coach Keith Revels said. "He will see them again next week at the conference meet."
The Missota Conference Championships are slated for Tuesday, Oct. 19, at the the New Prague Golf Club.
Carl Elmer led a pack of four Tigers who finished within a span of 15 seconds. Elmer ranked 26th in 18:15.5; Lincoln Kirchoff 33rd in 18:21.7; Dan Block 34th in 18:22.7 and Ben Olson 39th in in 18:30.5. Adam Wallenta placed 43rd (18:41.5) and Alec Wilson 61st (19:19.2).
"We're starting to see our No. 2-No. 5 guys respond a bit," Revels said. "Hopefully, we'll take another step in the right direction next week."
Revels said Red Wing is the odds-on choice for Missota honors with Shakopee not too far behind.
"We beat Northfield and Chanhassen at this meet and I think our pack matches up well with New Prague," he said. "We'll need to be on next week."

13 October 2010

Volleyball: Chaska spikes Tigers 3-0

Brook King
28 serve receptions and 17 digs

Missota Conference newcomer Chaska proved a tough guest, shutting out the Tigers 3-0, Tuesday night, Oct. 12, at Tiger Gym. The Hawks won two close games 25-19 and 25-21 before pulling away in game three 25-11.
The loss dropped Farmington to 9-17 overall and 2-4 in the conference. Chaska stands 10-7 and 3-3.
Katie Habeck continued her season-long assault on the stat sheet with a team-high 12 kills, 17 serve receptions and 15 digs.
Brook King had a big night for the defense, finishing with team-highs in serve receptions (28) and digs (17).
Bekah Lippert led in blocks with five and she and Jordan Bridges chipped in with six kills apiece.
Mia Johnston and Andrea Smith finished with 12 and 10 set assists respectively. Smith had two of the team's four service aces.
Farmington closes out it regular season, Monday, Oct. 18, at New Prague. The Tigers begin defense of their Section 1AAA championship next week.

Girls Soccer: Irish take out shorthanded Tigers in Section 3AA opener

Rosemount scored twice in each half on the way to a 4-0 win over Farmington in the opening round of the Section 3AA tournament held Tuesday, Oct. 12, in Rosemount. The Irish had defeated the Tigers 2-0 in a non-conference game earlier in the season.
"We played as well as we did in the first game," Tiger coach Rob Carpentier said. "We actually scored the first goal but it was disallowed...The big thing though was we couldn't overcome the loss of two of our regulars who were out with injuries."
Carpentier was referring to senior captain Shelby Calhoun and junior goalkeeper Taylor Meyer who were both out with ankle problems.
"Alex Frost was gallant in goal for us," Carpentier said, "but she is 5-6 and Taylor is 6-0. Throw in the difference in wing span and that makes it tough."
Farmington actually finished with more shots and time of possession than it did in the first meeting of the two teams, but couldn't find the back of the net.
The Irish lead 2-0 at intermission and then added two more goals in the final 10 minutes when the Tigers tried to ramp up the offensive pressure.
The loss dropped Farmington's final season record to 9-8-1, the second straight winning season for the Tigers who placed a best-ever third place in the Missota Conference with a 4-2-1 mark.

Tiger Scoreboard Oct. 13, 2010

Girls Cross Country
Shakopee Invitational (4000 meters)
Shakopee 56, New Prague 59, Chanhassen 90, Farmington 112, Northfield 130, St. Francis 163, Richfield 169, Robbinsdale Cooper 181, St. Paul Central 212

Boys Cross Country
Shakopee Invitational (5000 meters)
Forest Lake 34, Shakopee 90, New Prague 115, St. Paul Central 120, Robbinsdale Cooper 136, Farmington 137, Chanhassen 143, Northfield 171, Richfield 212, St. Francis 275, Breck 329

Girls Soccer
Section 3AA Quarterfinals
Rosemount 4 Farmington 0

Chaska 3 Farmington 0 (19-25, 21-25, 15-25)

10 October 2010

Volleyball: Tigers 1-3 at Burnsville Invite

Farmington won one of four matches at the talent-filled Burnsville Invitational held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 8-9, at Burnsville High School.
The Tigers started the meet on a positive note, outpointing Chisago Lakes 20-25, 25-15, 15-10. In the the second round they played well against host Burnsville but lost two close games, 23-25, 22-25.
In Saturday's rematch with Missota Conference rival Chanhassen, a team that had won the previous match between the two teams 3-0, the locals won the first game 25-18 before falling 18-25 and 13-15 in the next two. Farmington closed out the tourney with a 16-25, 22-25 loss to Totino Grace.
Earlier in the week, the girls roared to a 25-18 win in Northfield (15-4) in game one of a Missota Conference match, but then lost the next three 18-25, 21-25 and 13-25.
"We just couldn't recover mentally after we lost a close one in game three," Woody said. "The girls played hard but they were mentally defeated before game four even began.
"We are truly talented enough to compete with every team in our section but we have to believe that when we lose a close one we can come back and win the next one."
The 1-4 week left the Tigers with a season mark of 8-17 as they head into the final week of the regular season. Tuesday, Oct. 12, they entertain conference newcomer Chaska and Thursday they head to New Prague to take on the Trojans.

Alumni Alley: Deegan, Fischer still moving the pile

Wade Fischer

Jimmy Deegan

Tiger offensive line coach Pat Hudak will be happy to know that two of his former charges are still practicing what he preached to them at FHS.
Center Wade Fischer and tight end Jimmy Deegan are two of the big reasons that William Penn University, located in Oskaloosa, Iowa, is unbeaten (6-0), ranked 15th in the most recent NAIA poll and leads all schools in their division in rushing offense.
After last week's 52-31 shootout win over Iowa Wesleyan the Statesmen are averaging a robust 416 yards a game on the ground while scoring 46.5 points per game. Fischer has started every game for William Penn since arriving in the fall of 2007. Deegan has also caught a couple of passes for 32 yards this season.
Former Tiger Jessye Stock who helped the Tigers to a couple of girls hockey state tournament appearances and later graduated from the University of St. Catherine is a nurse at Fairview-Southdale Hospital in Edina...Another former Tiger, Kjerstin Moody, is teaching Scandinavian Studies at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter.
Ex-Tiger runner Jill Jolley is a client manager for Blue Cross-Blue Shield in Eagan. Her younger brother, former Tiger athlete Jeff Jolley, recently earned a PhD in biological science and is employed by US Fish and Wildlife in Vancouver, Washington.
1987 Tiger grad Larry Murray who went on to play football at Virginia Military Institute (VVMI), has made a career out of the US Army and is currently a Lieutenant Colonel in charge of a basic training unit at Ft, Jackson, South Carolina.
1989 male Athlete of the Year Matt Walter's Annandale football team is 3-3 after a 47-7 win over Mound-Westonka last week...Al Erickson, son of former Tiger boys basketball coach Randy Erickson and ex-Tiger athlete Jill Horstman, is a defensive back for the Lakeville North football team this fall.

09 October 2010

Tiger Scoreboard Oct. 10, 2010

Girls Soccer
Apple Valley 5 Farmington 1

Boys Soccer
Apple Valley 5 Farmington 0

Burnsville Tournament
Farmington 2 Chisago Lakes 1 (20-25, 25-15, 15-10)
Burnsville 2 Farmington 1 (23-25, 22-25)
Chanhassen 2 Farmington 1 (25-18, 18-25, 13-15)
Totino Grace 2 Farmington 0 (16-25, 22-25)

Boys Soccer: Tigers give No. 1 Apple Valley a battle

Apple Valley, the top-rated Class AA team in Minnesota, defeated the Tigers 5-0 Saturday, Oct. 9, at Tiger Stadium for its 41st straight victory, a new state record.
No. 41 didn't come easily, however, as a feisty Farmington side held the high-flying Eagles to just one goal in the opening half.
"I told the boys before the game I wanted them to do two things," coach Julian Buss said. "To play tough for all 80 minutes and to play as a team. I walked away from the game happy and proud of our team."
Apple Valley (17-0) didn't score its first goal until 6:38 remained in the opening half and led just 1-0 at intermission.
The Eagles ramped up their offense early in the second period, scoring three times in the first eight minutes and then tacking on a fifth goal with 16:16 remaining.
"I told our boys at halftime to use the moment to realize how far the Farmington program has come," Buss said. "We're playing the best team in the state and it's a one goal game."
The loss in the regular season finale leaves the Tigers with a 6-10 record entering this week's Section 1AA tournament. Farmington opens post-season play Thursday, Oct. 14, at Lakeville North.

Girls Soccer: Eagles down Tigers 5-1

Apple Valley used a three-goal second half to down Farmington 5-1 Saturday afternoon, Oct. 9, at Tiger Stadium.
The Eagles led 2-0 at intermission before Laine Trowbridge scored off a corner kick by Shelby Calhoun to cut the deficit in half.
Apple Valley responded 15 seconds later, however, and later added two more scores to win going away.
"The shots were about even and offensively we played fine," coach Rob Carpentier said. "The defense had its worst game of the year. Four of their five goals came on counters. That tells you we had the ball a lot...We just played 'ole' defense. That about sums it up."
Tough luck and injuries also played a role in the loss. The Tigers missed three shots from point blank range in the first half and goaltender Taylor Meyer and co-captain Calhoun both left the contest with ankle injuries.
Carpentier said he is expecting Meyer back for next Tuesday's section opener but Calhoun's sprain suffered late in the game looked more serious and makes her questionable for the first post-season game.
The Tigers finished the regular season with a 9-7-1 record, their second straight winning season.
Farmington earned the fifth seed in the competitive Section 3AA field and will open post-season play Tuesday night, Oct. 12, at Rosemount.

Football: Raiders foil Tiger upset bid

In a game every bit as entertaining as the final score, Northfield held off an impressive Farmington comeback for a 21-16 Missota Conference win over the Tigers, Friday, Oct. 8, in Northfield.
The Raiders remained unbeaten (5-0) in conference play and tied with Shakopee for the league lead while the fast-improving Tigers slipped to 1-4.
"I think that this team has come farther from the start of a season to this point than any I have had in my 18 years of coaching," coach Mark Froehling said. "I thought we made big strides last week against Holy Angels and we made some more tonight.
"We got down early but never quit. We played hard until the last whistle. We have grown up a lot as a team over the past two weeks."
Early on the Raiders looked like they were going to make easy work of their visitors, scoring on their first two possession on runs by their slippery tailback Davonte Jacobs who finished the night with 174 yards on 25 carries.
"When we could get him penned in we were ok," defensive coordinator Gary Burr said, "but when he had some space he was tough to bring down."
The Tigers battled to 14-14 halftime draw on two late second period touchdown passes by sophomore quarterback Darren Beenken, a four-yard strike to Dayne Eich and a 36-yard bomb to Nathan Graham.
Farmington looked to be headed for the go-ahead score on the opening drive of the second half. moving all the way to the Raider three-yard line where Graham was stripped of the ball after another long pass completion.
The Tigers had another chance to take the lead with eight minutes to play in the contest when Tyler Grubb booted what appeared to be a 37-yard field goal. But an illegal procedure penalty negated the kick and Grubb's subsequent 42-yard attempt fell short of the uprights.
Northfield took over at its own 25-yard line and marched for the winning points. mostly on the running of Jacobs who scored the touchdown on a twisting 16-yard run with under four minutes to play.
Farmington had one last ray of hope when a Northfield snap out of punt formation was batted out of the end zone, but a sack, a grounded ball and two incompletions ended the upset bid with a minute to play.
The final numbers mirrored the scoreboard with the Raiders holding a 293-252 advantage in total yardage.
Farmington gained most of its yards through the air with Beenken connecting of 11 of 22 throws for 161 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Graham had four receptions for 86 yards and Eich three for 46 to lead the Tiger receiving corps.
Tyler Grubb saw extended action in the backfield for the first time in several weeks and led Tiger rushers with 55 yards on eight carries. CJ Record was bothered by a sore back but still picked up 43 yards on 14 tries.
Defensive end Eric McWright had another banner day for the defense, finishing with a team-high 10 tackles. Ryan Schoening and Jake Schaeppi each had nine and Kevin Olund and Blake Weinand registered six apiece.
Farmignton returns home Friday, Oct. 15, to entertain Missota Conference newcomer Chaska before closing the regular season Wednesday, Oct. 20, at New Prague. Section 1 play begins, Tuesday, Oct. 26.
"We're looking to keep improving evey week," Froehling said. "These games ahead of us are there for us to win."

Tiger Scoreboard Oct. 9, 2010

Northfield 21 Farmington 16

Farmington 0-14-0-2 16
Northfield 14-0-0-7 21
No-Jacobs 12 run (Stets kick)
No-Jacobs 19 run (Stets kick)
Far-Eich 4 pass from Beenken (kick failed)
Far-Graham 36 pass from Beenken (Grubb run)
No-Jacobs 16 run(Stets kick)
Far-Safety (center snap out of end zone)

08 October 2010

Boys Soccer: Tigers win second straight; blank New Prague 3-0

Chad Stivers

Tiger coach Julian Buss said he was worried about his team's trip to New Prague on Thursday, Oct. 8, to face the winless Trojans in the last game of the conference season.
"New Prague is still making the difficult transition to varsity soccer," Buss said. "They hadn't won a game and hadn't scored many goals.
"But it was a home game for them and chance for their seniors to pull off an upset. An away game against a team desperate for a win is always difficult."
The Trojans put up a good fight but the visitors dominated play, piling up a season-high 17 shots on goal on the way to a 3-0 win.
Tyler Petter-McCauley (from Justen Thelen) scored his first varsity career goal with eight minutes remaining in the first half to give his team the lead.
Thelen (from Brandon Scott) and Elijah Kierski (from Sam Leske) added second half goals for the winners.
After back-to-back stellar performances, Tiger goalkeeper Chad Stivers all but had the night off as the Trojans finished the night without a shot on goal. Nonetheless, Stivers posted his second shutout of the season.
The Tigers close the regular season Saturday, Oct. 9, with a home game against Apple Valley, the state's top-rated team.
Section 1AA play begins Tuesday, October 12, against an opponent and at a location to to be determined by a seeding process that takes place over the weekend.

Girls Soccer: Tigers roll over Trojans

Alyssa Parco

Six different players scored goals as the Tigers blew by New Prague 7-0 in a Missota Conference game played Thursday, Oct. 7, in New Prague. The shutout was the second in three days for Farmington who blanked Chaska 4-0 on Tuesday.
The victory upped the Tigers record to 9-6-1 and 3-2-1 in the conference, good enough for third place, their highest-ever finish in the final league standings.
"Looking back, our inability to finish against Holy Angels and a key injury to Ashley Kimmel, who had to miss the Nortfhield and Shakopee games, really hurt us in the conference," coach Rob Carpentier said.
Carpentier had no regrets about the win at New Prague, however. As a matter of fact, he was more than pleased.
"We played very well," he said. "We had good focus and intensity from the get-go. We achieved our goal of playing 80 minutes with intensity."
Alyssa Parco scored twice for the winners with Kimmel, Gabby White, Elena Koch, Devyn Alberts and Kelli Harstad adding a goal apiece.
White, Kimmel, Parco, Harstad, Natalee Chromy and Laine Trowbridge each registered assists for the Tigers.
Farmington brings down the curtain on the 2010 regular season Saturday when it entertains Apple Valley at Tiger Stadium. A win against their Section 3AA rivals could vault them to third place in the section seedings; a loss could mean a fifth place seed.
"We could end up playing Apple Valley again, or maybe Rosemount, in the first round," Carpentier said.
After the weekend seeding process, section play begins Tuesday, Oct. 12, at the higher seeded schools.

Winter Athletics Registration Night

The Farmington Athletics Department will host the Winter Athletics Registration Night on Monday, October 25th - 7:00pm at Farmington High School. For more information, please check out the Winter Athletics Registration Night release located under "Registration Info" off the athletics website.

Girls Swimming and Diving: Tigers fly by Hawks 100-80

Caitlin Kracke

Farmington won the first four events and flew by the Chaska Hawks 100-80 Thursday, Oct. 7, in a Missota Conference dual meet held at the Dodge Middle School pool.
The 200 individual medley relay quartet of Kirsten Kracke, Elizabeth Wolfe, Caitlin Kracke and Ellie Sundet won the opening event and the home team was never threatened.
The Tigers led by a lopsided 100-55 before swimming the final two events as exhibitions (no points scored).
O'Reilly, the Kracke sisters and Abby Haugen also posted a win in a relay event, leading the field in the 200 freestyle.
O'Reilly made it four first place finishes for the night by winning the 100 backstroke and 200 freestyle
Farmington claimed three other firsts in the runaway win: Kaitlin Kracke in the 50 freestyle; Sarah O'Reilly in the 100 freestyle and Caitlin Kracke in the 200 individual medley.
Four more Farmington performers placed second: Chloe Holton, 100 butterfly; Nikki Cayard, one-meter dive; Sundet, 100 backstroke and Haugen 100 freestyle.
"Last night's meet allowed us to solidify our conference and section team," coach Jen Marshall said. "Overall, we had some great performances. Chloe Holton looked really strong in the fly and Sara Kinter was impressive in the breaststroke."

07 October 2010

Tiger Scoreboard Oct. 8, 2010

Girls Soccer
Farmington 7 New Prague 0

Boys Soccer
Farmington 3 New Prague 0

Girls Swimming
Farmington 100 Chaska 80

Northfield 3 Farmington 1 (25-18, 18-25, 21-25, 13-25)

06 October 2010

Girls Cross Country: We're No. 2

Maria Kiminski

Like Avis rental car company, the Tiger girls have grown accustomed to finishing No. 2.
Tuesday, Oct. 5, the Tigers trailed only Visitation at the seven-team Rogers Invitational held at Fox Hollow Golf Club in St. Michael. Farmington also finished ruuner-up at last week's New Prague Invitational.
Visitation dominated the race, taking the first four individual spots and placing six runners in the top 10. Farmington was a solid second with 53, followed by Benilde-St. Margaret's 102, St. Paul Central 125, Blaine 144, Delano 150 and Rogers 157.
Tiger freshman Maricia Pacheco and sophomore Maria Kiminski each made the top 10. Pacheco covered the 4000-meter course in 16:41.9 to take fifth. Kiminski ranked 10th in 16:52.
The next three Farmington finishers cracked the top 15: junior Bailey Opsal, 12th;(17:11.6); eighth-grader Sofia Chadwick, 13th (17:14.4) and eighth-grader Victoria Jacoby, 15th (17:27.9).
Eighth-grader Morgan Medved earned a spot in the varsity lineup for next week with an 18th place finish in 17:57.7 and junior Natalie Sitzman ranked 27th in 18:17.4.
"In comparing all of the times over the course of season, there has definitely been an improvement each week," coach Heidi Revels said. "The times from this year are also better than last year's....Having such a young team that continues to improve like that is exciting for our program."
Tuesday, October 12, the Tigers travel west for the Shakopee Invitaional, a tune-up for the following week's Missota Conference Championships in New Prague.

Girls Tennis: Tigers out in Section 1AA

Maggie Rudorfer

Rochester Century lived up to its No. 5 state ranking with a dominant 7-0 win over the Tigers in Section 1AA opening round play Tuesday, Oct. 5, in Rochester.

The Panthers lost just six games all day and won in straight sets at each position.

"They are deserving of their lofty ranking," Farmington coach Jack Olwell said. "They made short work of us and they are a very young team."

Olwell said Maggie Rudorfer at No. 1 singles may have drawn the the toughest assignment of the day, matching up with the No. 1 ranked Class AA player in Minnesota.

"Maggie lost 0-6, 0-6," Olwell said, "but she engaged her opponent in some long rallies and kept her on the court a long time."

Despite the lopsided loss, Olwell said that he was not disappointed with his team's effort against some pretty long odds.

"In this sport lower seeds almost never get by higher seeded opponents," he said. "I am proud of how our girls did not hang their heads before, during or after the match."

The loss eliminated the Tigers from the section team tournament. Section 1AA individual play begins nest week.

Rudorfer and Meghan Lindstrom will represent Farmington in singles play. Competing in the doubles bracket will be the Tiger tandems of Danielle Froehling/Katie Burgess and Brianne Hashak/Emilee Shearer.

Girls Soccer: Offense fires up in 4-0 shutout of Chaska

Gabby White

After scoring just one goal in their last three games the Tigers exploded for two in each half in a 4-0 Missota Conference win over Chaska, Tuesday, Oct. 5, at Tiger Stadium.
The victory bumped Farmington's season record up to 8-6-1 and 3-2-1 in conference play.
Coach Rob Carpentier said his team followed a familiar pattern in its second game in as many nights.
"A poor first half and an exceptional second," he said. "They outworked us in the first half and we only had four shots. But we managed to score twice on counters that turned into goals."
Kelli Harstad and Devyn Alberts netted the first half goals, both on assists from Gabby White.
White notched her first varsity goal and Laine Trowbridge added an insurance score in the second half, both off assists from Natalee Chromy.
"Gabby (White) was definitely the star of the game," Carpentier said.
The Tigers wrap up their Missota Conference season Thursday, October 7, and close out the regular campaign with a non-conference clash with Apple Valley Saturday at Tiger Stadium. Section 3AA play begins next week.

Boys Cross Country: Tigers 5th at Rogers Invitational

Carl Elmer

Elliot Fenske turned in another sterling individual performance as the Tigers finished fifth in a six-team field at the Rogers Invitational run Tuesday, Oct. 5, at the Fox Hollow Golf Club in St. Michael.
Host Rogers won the meet with 53 points, followed by Blaine 65, Benilde-St. Margaret's 68, St. Paul Central 91 and Delano 135.
Fenske ran the up-and-down, 5000-meter course in 16:24.3, six seconds behind winner Caleb LeClaire of Rogers.
"Elliot was closing fast at the end of the race and with the hills, that was a very solid time," coach Keith Revels said.
Carl Elmer was the next Tiger in the chute, placing 18th on 18:03. Ben Olson(22nd; 18:12), Dan Block (23rd; 18:12) and Adam Wallenta (29th) finished in a 14-second span. Lincoln Kirchoff ranked 32nd in 19:00 and Alec Wilson 35th in 19:13.
"We had five runners under 18:35 and that's a definite improvement for us," Revels said, "but to be competitive in the conference race we need to get some more guys into the 17-minute range. The clock is ticking."
One reason for optimism is the return of Chad Retterath from a leg injury. Retterath ran in the junior varsity race and finished second overall in 18:51.
"That would have made him No. 6 on the varsity today," Revels said. "Hopefully he returns to our top five next week."
Tuesday. Oct. 12, the Tigers compete in the Shakopee Invitational, their last test before the Missota Conference Championships slated for Tuesday, Oct. 19, at New Prague.

Boys Soccer: Tigers snap losing skid, beat Chaska 4-3

Justen Thelen

Senior captain Justen Thelen scored a pair of goals and assisted on another and Chad Stivers had another big night in goal as the Tigers beat Chaska 4-3 Tuesday, Oc. 5, at Tiger Stadium.
The victory snapped a six-game losing skid for Farmington and raised its season record to 5-9; 2-4 in the Missota Conference.
Mike Ricker ignited a three-goal Tiger outburst in the first half with a long, high shot that nicked the goal post and dropped into the net. Thelen added the second two, one on a penalty kick and the other on crisp passes from Reid Wolf and Jared Wolt.
Chaska came out more aggressively in the second half, scoring twice in the first 21 minutes. That's when Stivers amped up his game.
The junior netminder turned away several Hawk scoring chances over the next five minutes and Cole Landwehr (from Thelen) gave his team a little breathing room with the final Tiger goal with 14:14 to play.
Chaska netted its third goal with just over nine minutes left but couldn't get the tying goal past Stivers.
"I don't know what we would have done without him back there," coach Julian Buss said. "For awhile there it looked like he was making an outstanding save every minute.
"I couldn't help but thinking how frustrating it must have been for Chaska. They were doing everything they needed to score but Chad had other plans."

05 October 2010

Tiger Scoreboard Oct. 6, 2010

Boys Soccer
Farmington 4 Chaska 3

Girls Soccer
Farmington 4 Chaska 0

Girls Cross Country
Rogers Invitational
Visitation 20, Farmington 53, Benilde-St. Margaret's 102, St. Paul Central 125, Blaine 144, Delano 150, Rogers 157

Boys Cross Country
Rogers Invitational
Rogers 53, Blaine 65, Benilde-St. Margaret's 68, St. Paul Central 91, Farmington 94, Delano 135

Girls Tennis
Section 1AA
Rochester Century 7 Farmington 0

Volleyball: Tigers go 1-3 in Rochester tourney

Katie Habeck

Farmington won one of four matches at the Rochester Century tournament played Saturday, Oct. 2 in Rochester.
The Tigers lost back-to-back 2-0 decisions to host Century and White Bear Lake, defeated Blooming Prairie 2-0 and then lost to Mankato East 2-1 in their final match.
"We played very well considering it was homecoming week," coach Mike Woody said. "We lost a close one to Century and White Bear Lake played well all day. We beat a good Blooming Prairie team in our third match but ran out of gas at the end against East."
The 1-3 run left the Tigers with a season mark of 7-12. They are 2-2 in Missota Conference play.
In the win over Blooming Prairie, several Tigers made major contributions.
Leading the way was Katie Habeck who accounted for nine of her team's 16 kills and also chimed in with a dozen service receptions and five digs.
Brook King led in serve receptions with 14 and matched Habeck's total of five digs. Mia Johnston and Andrea Smith split the setting duties, finishing with 18 and 13 respectively. Bekah Lippert had a team-best five blocks.
Despite the losing effort at the tournemant, Woody remained optimistic about his young team's possibilities as it winds down the conference season and prepares for post-season play.

"I still feel the gtirls are right on the brink," he said.

Brook King

Girls Soccer: Tigers rally for tie at Shakopee

The Tigers overcame another sluggish first half to forge at 1-1 tie with Shakopee Tuesday, Oct. 4, at Vaughan Field in Shakopee.
Kelli Harstad's second half goal following crisp passes from Tia Jacoby and Devyn Alberts produced the draw that ended with two scoreless five-minute overtimes.
The Sabres led 1-0 at halftime thanks to a rebound shot in front of the Farmington goal midway through the opening period.
The Tigers best scoring chance in the first 40 minutes came just before intermission when Harstad bounced a shot off the crossbar.
"We were a lot better in the second half and overtime," coach Rob Carpentier said.
"We had chances for more but couldn't find the winner. We're still having trouble trying to score."
Farmington outshot Shakopee 6-1 in the extra sessions with Tiger goalkeeper Taylor Meyer coming up with a big save on the Sabers only shot on net
The Tigers own a 7-6-1 for the season and are 2-2-1 in the Missota Conference. Shakopee is 8-4-1 overall and 4-0-1 in league play.

Boys Soccer: Sabers shutout Tigers 4-0

Shakopee (9-4-1) scored twice in each half to defeat Farmington 4-0 Tuesday, Oct. 4, at Vaughan Field in Shakopee.
The loss was the sixth straight for the Tigers who have scored just four goals during the losing skid. The defeat dropped the Tigers season record to 4-9; 1-3 against Missota Conference competition.
Tiger coach Julian Buss said the story of the game was a familiar one.
"I don't mean to be repeating myself but we have to do a better job of finishing off our scoring opportunities," he said. "We are playing some very good teams and because of how we play, we won't always get as many chances as the other team.
"Our margin for error isn't as large as some teams. I always feel if we can hold the other team to three goals or less we have a chance to win."
Buss doesn't always have a manager for road games and said he didn't have save numbers for goaltender Chad Stivers. Whatever the numbers, the junior netminder was clearly on his game.
Stivers made save after save to keep his team in the contest.
"Chad wasn't even a goalie last year," Buss said. "He has been very solid for us, not just tonight but in almost every game. He's calm and he reacts well. He has great instincts and vision."

Tiger Scoreboard Oct. 5, 2010

Girls Soccer
Farmington 1 Shakopee 1

Boys Soccer
Shakopee 4 Farmington 0

04 October 2010

Boys Soccer: Losing skid hits five

Goals were scarce for the Tigers last week in a pair of Missota Conference losses.

Tuesday, Sept. 8, Holy Angels scored two second half goals to defeat the locals 2-0 at Tiger Stadium and Thursday at Northfield the Raiders jumped to a 5-0 halftime lead on the way to 6-2 victory.

The losses extended the Tiger losing streak to five games and left them with a
4-8 season record; 1-3 in Missota Conference play.

Farmington coach Julian Buss called the Holy Angels contest "a winnable game".
"I thought we played well," he said. "We had a good loud crowd and the band and dance squad were there. Unfortunately we were not able to take advantage of our scoring opportunities."

At Northfield the visitors had no answer for the Raiders who dominated the first 40 minutes of play.

The Tigers picked up the pace after intermission with goals by Brandon Scott and Sam Leske cutting the deficit to three scores before Northfield added a late insurance goal.

"The first half was just too much to overcome," Buss said.

Farmington closes out its regular season with a hectic four-game schedule: Monday, Oct. 4 at Shakopee; Tuesday versus Chaska at home; Thursday at New Prague and Saturday against Apple Valley at Tiger Stadium.

Alumni Alley: Ex-Tigers still rate at collegiate level

Cody Eich, University of Minnesota-Duluth

Over the years, a significant number of former Tiger athletes have moved on to compete at the collegiate level and this fall several are doing so for nationally rated teams.

Right at the top of the list is Cody Eich, a junior safety for the University of Minnesota-Duluth football team that is ranked No. 1 in the latest NCAA Division II national poll. Eich is the third leading tackler for the Bulldogs with 19 solos and seven assists through five games. Tiger grad Otimio Masso is a freshman defensive back for UMD.

At the NCAA Division III level, 2010 FHS alum Steven Arentz is a freshman linebacker for the 18th ranked University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire team. In the same poll, Bethel University, where 2009 male Athlete of the Year Derek Waldbillig is a sophomore running back and kick returner, was among teams receiving votes.

Two former Tigers, Wade Fischer and Jimmy Deegan, are starters on the offensive line for William Penn University (Iowa) that currently sits at No. 16 in the NAIA national rankings with a perfect 5-0 record.

2009 Tiger female Athlete of the Year Kirstee Rotty transferred from the University of St. Thomas to St. Olaf College this fall and is back on the volleyball court. The defensive specialist ranks second in digs for the Oles who occupy the No. 13 spot in the NCAA Division III rankings.

Former Tiger track standout Kaitlin Mincke is a redshirt sophomore on the University of Minnesota women's cross country team. The Gophers are rated 27th in the NCAA Division I poll.

Girls Swimming and Diving: O'Reilly shines; Tigers take second at Marauder Invitational

For the second time in three weeks the Tigers used their superior depth to finish near the top of a large metropolitan area meet.

After winning the Bloomington Invitational on Sept. 18, the girls placed second among 15 teams at the talent-filled Marauder Invitational held Saturday, Oct. 2, at the University of St. Catherine is St. Paul.

Powerhouse Mounds View won the team title with 1,608 points with the Tigers runners-up with 1,172.5. Edina's junior varsity placed third at 1,040, followed by St Louis Park 831, Benilde-St. Margaret's 740.5, Hopkins 684, Henry Sibley 570.5, Moorhead 536, Saint Cloud Apollo 478, Minneapolis 403, Anoka 390, Watertown-Mayer/Delano 372, Cold Spring Rocori 304, Richfield 238 and Maple Grove (B) 208.

Farmington's strong showing could be traced to its balance and depth. The Tigers won three of the meet's 12 events and finished among the top 10 in 11. In the 100 backstroke, they garnered four of the top 10 spots.

The 200 individual medley relay team of Kaitlyn O'Reilly, Elizabeth Wolfe, Caitlin Kracke and Ellie Sundet started the meet with a flourish by edging Mounds View by .78of a second for the title.

O'Reilly later went on to win the 200 individual medley and 100 backstroke and joined forces with Caitlin Kracke, Kirsten Kracke and Sundet to finish second in the 400 freestyle relay.

In addition to their work on the relay teams, the Kracke sisters also fared well in individual events. Caitlin finished fourth in the 50 freestyle and fifth in the 100 freestyle while Kirsten ranked second in the backstroke and fifth in the 200 medley.

Wolfe finished runner-up in the 100 breaststroke; Sara Kintner fourth in the 500 freestyle and Robin Ellis sixth in the 100 backstroke. Cory Ruzicka took ninth in the 100 butterfly and Delaney Wright placed 10th in the 100 backstroke.

The 200 freestyle relay quartet of Biff Donner, Kirsten Kracke, Abby Haugen and Sarah O'Reilly took fourth place.

03 October 2010

Tiger Scoreboard Oct. 3, 2010

Rochester Century Tournament
Farmington 2 Bloomington Prairie 0 (25-19, 25-19)
Rochester Century 2 Farmington 0 (24-26, 17-25)
White Bear Lake 2 Farmington 0 (21-25, 21-25)
Mankato East 2 Farmington 1 (25-23, 22-25, 11-15)

Girls Swimming
Marauder Invitational at College of St. Catherine
1. Mounds View 1,608. 5; 2. Farmington 1,172.5; 3. Edina (B) 1,040; 4. St Louis Park 831; 5. Benilde-St. Margaret's 740.5; 6. Hopkins 684; 7. Henry Sibley 570.5; 8. Moorhead 536; 9. Saint Cloud Apollo 478; 10. Minneapolis 403; 11. Anoka 390; 12. Watertown-Mayer/Delano 372; 13. Cold Spring Rocori 304; 14. Richfield 238; 15. Maple Grove (B) 208

02 October 2010

Football: Tigers lose Homecoming thriller

A failed two-point conversion in the game's final minute proved the difference in Farmington's 28-27 Homecoming loss to Holy Angels Friday night, Oct. 1, at Tiger Stadium.

Darren Beenken's six-yard scoring pass to Sebren Baer with 56 seconds to play pulled the Tigers to within a point and coach Mark Froehling said he felt it was the right time for his team to go for the win.

The play was designed to come out of kick formation and called for holder CJ Record to pitch the ball to the trailing Nathan Graham who would have a run-pass option. But the pitch was mis-timed and the play was over before it really started.

"We've run that play periodically for many years with great success," Froehling said. "I thought the situation was set up well for success assuming they would rush to block the kick and leave the edge undefended....I'm fine with the decision, but regret we couldn't execute it a little better to give the play a chance.

Farmington owned the scoreboard most of the night, holding leads of 14-7 at halftime and 21-7 early in the third period before the Stars scored three unanswered touchdowns to take the lead for good with five minutes to play.

"After we went up by two touchdowns right after the half, we went through a quarter and a half where we couldn't seem to do much right," veteran assistant coach Gary Burr said. "We couldn't catch a break."

Beenken hit Kevin Olund and Austin Bassett with short touchdown passes to account for the first half scores and workhorse Record raced 68 yard yards on the first play from scrimmage in the second half for the third Tiger six-pointer.

The loss overshadowed an outstanding individual performance by Record who surpassed the 200-yard rushing mark in a game for the second time this season with 219 yards on 31 carries.

"CJ's hard work is really paying off for him, Froehling said. "He is a good zone type of running back with good vision, speed and cutting ability.

Sophomore Beenken threw for three touchdowns for the first time in his young career, completing nine of 18 throws to six different receivers. Graham caught two for 56 yards and Dayne Eich grabbed two for 32.

"Coach Miskowicz (Lew) is our offensive coordinator and has done a great job of staying with our new offense," Froehling said. "The line has been playing more aggressively. Darren has become more consistent and we are catching the ball better."

Eric McWright (No. 25) had a career night on the defensive side of the ball, finishing with nine tackles, including five for loss, four of them quarterback sacks. Jake Schaeppi had six tackles, Tommy Korbein five and Blake Weinand four.

Defensive coordinator Burr also had words of praise for interior linemen Bret Hoffman and Andy VanBlarcom who did a good job of stuffing the Stars inside running game. The Tigers outgained Holy Angels 353-216 in the contest.

With the loss Farmington dropped to 1-4 for the season and 1-3 in the Missota Conference. Friday, October 8, the Tigers travel to Northfield (4-1; 4-0) for their annual battle for the Tractor Trophy.

Tiger Scoreboard Oct. 2, 2010

Holy Angels 28 Farmington 27

Holy Angels 0-7-14-17 28
Farmington 7-7-7-6 27
F-Olund 3 pass from Beenken (Grubb kick)
F-Bassett 3 pass from Beenken (Grubb kick)
HA-Workman 23 run (Kotovic kick)
F-Record 68 run (Grubb kick)
HA-Woods 11 pass from Workman (Kotovic kick)
HA-Schneider 66 pass from Workman (Kotovic kick)
HA-Vayash 3 run (Kotovic kick)
F-Baer 6 pass from Beenken (Kotovic kick)

01 October 2010

Volleyball: Tigers rebound; shutout Stars

What a difference two nights can make.
Tuesday, Sept. 28, the Tigers fell to Section 1 rival Rochester Mayo 3-0 at Tiger Gym. Forty-eight hours later on the same floor, coach Mike Woody's team rebounded for a 3-0 Missota Conference win over Holy Angels.
The Tigers won the first two games 25-16 and then put an exclamation point on the Jam the Gym Night victory with a 25-22 triumph in the match-clincher.
"We passed well and played with confidence," Woody said. "The girls have changed their mentality on offense and are going for the kill every time they can.
"We've been playing well for most of the last two weeks; we were just finally able to break through in this one."
Katie Habeck totaled 16 kills in three-game set while Bekah Lippert and Laura Steege chipped in with six and five respectively. Setter Haylee Lundquist had 14 assists and Mia Johnston added three service aces.
Defensively, Brook King registered 24 service receptions and also had a team-leading 16 digs. Habeck added 13 digs to another solid all-around performance.

Girls Tennis: Regular season ends; Section starts Oct. 5

The Tigers closed the books on their 2010 Missota Conference season with a pair of losses. Tuesday, Sept. 28, they dropped a tough 4-3 decision to Chaska and Thursday they fell to New Prague 6-1.

"We had some stirring comebacks against Chaska," coach Jack Olwell said, "but came up one match short. We had some good matches and I thought the girls showed the results of the hard work they have put in."

The Farmington singles wins came from Meghan Lindstrom at the second position and Megan Stivers at the fourth slot who ground out a long, three-set victory.

The third doubles tandem of Jessica Autey and Rachel Molitor also won a three-set marathon.

Melanie Kappes provided the lone Farmington point against New Prague, winning at third singles 6-4, 2-6, 6-4.

"Melanie never gave up," Olwell said. "She ran every ball down and refused to give in. It was her best match of the year."

The Tigers open Section 1 play Tuesday, October 5, against an opponent to be determined by a seeding process.

Girls Swimming and Diving: Northfield downs Tigers 96-88

Missota Conference favorite Northfield flexed its muscle in a 96-88 dual meet win over the Tigers Thursday, Sept. 30, at the Northfield Middle School pool.

"They are probably the team to beat in the conference right now," Tiger coach Jen Marshall said. "They're really stacked in a couple of events like diving and the fly."

Farmington won two of the nine individual events. Kaitlyn O'Reilly took top honors in the 200 medley and Elizabeth Wolfe led the field in the 100 breaststroke. O'Reilly, Ellie Sundet, Kirsten Kracke and Caitlin Kracke combined to win the 400 freestyle relay.

The Tigers also scored six runner-up finishes: Caitlin Kracke in the 50 and 100 freestyle; Kirsten Kracke in the 100 backstroke and 200 freestyle; Sara Kinter in the 500 freestyle and Abby Haugen in the 100 breaststroke.

"The girls performed well," Marshall said. "Not exceptional but right where I expect them to be at this point in the season.

"We've entered the 'dog days' of our season and are starting to get a little sluggish. But we're still on track for a great championship season. That's what we are focusing on."