30 October 2014

New Head Girls Lacrosse Coach named at Farmington

The Farmington Athletic Department is excited to announce that Steph LaVictoire will become our new girls lacrosse coach.  Welcome to Steph.

Section Volleyball Playoffs tonight

Section Volleyball
The Tiger girls volleyball will be traveling to Rochester Mayo on today Thursday, October 30th to compete against the Spartans in the section semi-finals.  If  the Tigers win they would play in the section final on Saturday at eleven am at the Rochester Civic Center.
Good Luck Tigers!

28 October 2014

New Girls Golf Coaches

I would like to announce that Mr. Keith Revels and Mr. Shawn Anderson will be the new girl’s golf coaches at Farmington High School.  Keith and Shawn will be acting as Co-Head coaches.  Both coaches bring much experience to the position, and they are starting their second stint as the girls golf coaches at Farmington.

Upcoming Events

State Cross Country
This Saturday Justin Hyytinen and Lauren Peterson will compete in the state cross country meet at St. Olaf College in Northfield.  The state cross country meet is a great event, and is very well run.  St. Olaf provides a great venue for this state championship.
Best of Luck to Justin and Lauren!

Section Volleyball
The Tiger girls volleyball will be traveling to Rochester Mayo on Thursday, October 30th to compete against the Spartans in the section semi-finals.  If  the Tigers win they would play in the section final on Saturday.
Good Luck Tigers!

November 8th State Quarter Final Football at Farmington
We will hosting a state tournament quarterfinal football game in Farmington on November 8th at 6pm.  We will be hosting the winners of Setion 1AAA and Section 4AAA.

24 October 2014

Tiger Volleyball Advances in Section Play

The Tigers volleyball team defeated John Marshall tonight in three games.  This quarterfinal win most likely means that the Tigers will travel to play top seated Rochester Mayo next Thursday in  rematch of last years five game thriller.

23 October 2014

Justin Hyytinen 1st at Sections/Lauren Peterson 3rd

On a beautiful to run today at the Section Meeting in Owatonna, Tigers Justin Hyytinen took first place in the boys meet to advance to the state meet on November 1st at St. Olaf College.  Lauren Peterson took third in the girls race and also qualified for state.  Both Justin and Lauren competed at the state meet last year.  Great Job!

Friday events

Football will travel to Rosemount for the first round of the section playoffs at 7pm.
Volleyball will host Rochester John Marshall at 7pm in the Quarterfinal round of the section volleyball tournament.

Section CC today

Good Luck to the Tiger boys and girls cross country teams today.  The teams travel to Owatonna to compete in the sections meet for a chance to compete at the state meet at St. Olaf on November 1st.

22 October 2014

Winter Practice Shuttle Bus Schedule

Go Tigers!!
Farmington Tiger
Shuttle Bus
BMS, DM, Schmitz/Maki, ISC, and FHS
Beginning October 27th (running Monday-Friday: all school days)
1.Shuttle pick up at BMS North Doors at 2:30pm
Pick up middle school boys swimmers and wrestlers
2.Shuttle goes to DMS and drops off students at 2:35pm
Pick up wrestlers, hockey players,
3.Shuttle goes to BMS and drops off athletes at 2:40pm
4.Shuttle picks goes to FHS and drops off MS athletes in the high school programs at 2:50pm
Pick up boys swimmers, boys and girls hockey players, gymnasts
5. Shuttle departs FHS at 3:10
6.Shuttle goes to DMS and drops off swimmers pick up gymnasts-3:15
7.Shuttle goes to BMS/Hockey Arena-3:20 pick up gymnasts

8. Shuttle goes to ISC and drops off cheerleaders, gymnasts 3:25

Thanks to Neil Strader Lakeville South AD

Farmington would like to say a big Thank You to Mr. Neil Strader for presenting at our Captains Council meeting this morning.  We appreciated your message and your humor.

21 October 2014

Captains Council meeting Wednesday October 22nd 7:30am

I am happy to announce that we will have a guest speaker for our next Captians Council meeting. Neil Strader AD from Lakeville South is going to be coming to make a presentation to our captains. I am sure it will be a great message with some great humor involved. Remember the meeting is tomorrow 7:30 am October 22nd in the Large Lecture Hall.

Section Events this Week

Section Events this week
Thursday CC at Owatonna
Friday VB home TBD at 7pm
Friday FB at Rosemount at 7pm

Also Farmington will host the 
SSC JV girls swim and dive meet this Saturday

15 October 2014

Stratribune article on Justin Hyytinen

Farmington's Justin Hyytinen digs deep as he approaches the finish line during the South Suburban Conference Cross Country Meet, Friday at Eagan High School. ] (Matthew Hintz, 101514, Eagan)

During his childhood days, Justin Hyytinen envisioned himself as possibly being a three-sport athlete in high school. Hyytinen enjoyed playing football, hockey and baseball. He was passionate about hockey.
The Farmington senior didn’t expect to be starring in something totally unassociated with any of the three as he approaches graduation. He is one of the state’s premier distance runners.
Hyytinen started running track in the spring of his freshman year and gave up football that fall to run cross-country. He didn’t decide to go out for the cross-country team until the opening day of practice.
“The first day of track I went with the distance runners,” Hyytinen said. “I kind of got hooked on it after that day. It was hard, but I loved it.”
It showed from the outset. At the end of his sophomore season in 2012, he posted a time of 16 minutes, 11.4 seconds over the 5,000-meter course to finish 29th in his first Class 2A cross-country state meet at St. Olaf College in Northfield.
“I think his first state meet convinced him he could have success as a runner,” Farmington cross-country coach Lisa Lippold said. “It’s easy to look up to a kid who runs great times, but Justin leads by example.”
Hyytinen gained even more confidence running track in his junior year. At the Hamline Elite meet, he edged Richfield senior Obsa Ali in the 1,600-meter run with a meet record time of 4:14.05. Ali, who had won the cross-country title earlier that school year, currently runs for the University of Minnesota.
“Beating Obsa was crazy,” Hyytinen said. “That was my holy-moly moment.”
Hyytinen opened this season ranked in the top 10 in the Class 2A individual poll by the cross-country coaches association. But things haven’t always gone as planned, though, due to injury and illness.
“I changed shoes this year and suffered plantar fasciitis,” Hyytinen said. “I decided to try and run through it. That was hard on me because it’s my final high school season.”
He recently won the Victoria Lions Invitational with a time of 15:40 over the 5-kilometer terrain. The Chaska course is one of his favorites to run.
“I didn’t perform as well as I could have when I was injured,” Hyytinen said. “I’m starting to get healthy now.”
It comes at the perfect time. The Section 1 meet is a little more than a week away in Owatonna.
“One thing I’ve learned as a runner is you have to have patience,” Hyytinen said.
He has taken just that approach as he has tried to lead his Tiger teammates to the state meet. The top two teams in the section qualify for state.
“He has shown incredible work ethic over the past three years that has reshaped our cross-country team tremendously,” Lippold said. “He not only leads our team in races, but does a great job motivating and leading our team at practice and outside of practice.
“During his sophomore cross-country season, our team Saturday group runs consisted of two or three runners. Now, in his senior year, we are seeing nearly every athlete take part in it.”
Hyytinen’s strong work ethic also carries over to the classroom. He sports a 4.16 grade-point average, ranking seventh in a class of about 450 students.
“Justin is an amazing student-athlete,” Lippold said. “He wants to lead by example and wants the younger kids to be able to look up to him as a role model.”
Hyytinen is a member of the National Honor Society and on the executive board, president of the Tiger Leadership Club, Student Council, Link Crew, Captains Council and a math tutor. A résumé like that has Division I schools clamoring for him to enroll.
“I love going to school, and it’s an atmosphere I thrive in,” Hyytinen said. “I pride myself on working hard.”

14 October 2014

New Gymnastic Coach

I would like to announce that I will be recommending Amanda Lund to become our new Varsity Gymnastics Coach.  Amanda is in her first year teaching Social Studies at FHS after teaching and coaching for a year in Missouri.  She is a 2005 graduate of Pine Island where she was a three sport athlete (volleyball, gymnastics, and track and field).  Amanda served as a captain in all three sports.  She was named the Pine Island Student Athlete of the Year her senior year.  Amanda has served as a gymnastics coach at the club level as well at the middle school and high school level for the past five years.   We are excited to have her as our new coach for the upcoming 2014-2015 school year.  Please take a moment to welcome Amanda when you next see her.

13 October 2014

VB at PL/Football vs Lakeville South this Wednesday

The Tiger girls volleyball team will finish up its first SSC conference schedule Tuesday night against the states top rated team at Prior Lake.  The Tiger football team will host Lakeville South this Wednesday night at 7pm.

Girls Swim and Dive True Team Champions

Congratulations to the Tiger Girls Swim and Dive team who were crowned champions at the True Team section meet at Hastings last Saturday.  Coach Marshall and her athletes will move on to compete at the state True Team meet Thursday October 16th at 7pm at the U of M.

NCAA Initial Eligibility meeting at Shakopee

Shakopee High School is putting on a NCAA Initial Eligibility meeting here at Shakopee High School on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 7pm in our High School Auditorium.  The guest speaker will be The University of Minnesota Compliance Officer, Jeremiah Carter.  Mr. Carter will share a presentation on NCAA Eligibility and then take questions.
If you have thoughts about being a college athlete this would be a great meeting for athletes and parents.

10 October 2014

Upcoming Events

SSC conference cross country meet is being held at Eagan High School
The Tiger football team will be traveling to Prior Lake tonight for their homecoming.
Girls Swim and Dive will compete in the True Team meet on Saturday at Hastings.

Girls Soccer loses to Mayo in shoot out

The girls soccer team lost a heart breaker last night, falling to Mayo in a shoot out.  The girls played their hearts out but came up short.  Great effort by the girls and the coaches.

09 October 2014

Individual Section tennis today

Our girls tennis players will be competing in the section individual tournament today in Rochester.  Good luck ladies!

Girls section soccer home tonight with Mayo/upcoming events

Section girls soccer tonight home vs Mayo, lets get a big crowd to support the girls!  The game starts at 7pm
FB tomorrow night travels to Prior Lake
CC runs at the Conference meet on Friday at Eagan
GSW will be competing at the True Team meet this Saturday at Hastings
Good luck to all the Tiger athletes.

07 October 2014

Results from Tuesday night

Girls volleyball holds on to win an exciting 5 game match vs Lakeville North
Girls soccer beat John Marshall in the section quarter final tonight 4-0 and will host Mayo on Thursday at 7pm.
The Tiger boys soccer team gave a valiant effort tonight losing 2-1 to JM.  This shows great improvement on the boys part.  They had lost to JM 10-0 earlier in the year, and they were the 1 seed with the Tigers being the 8th seed.

Events today

Girls section soccer home at 7pm with Rochester JM
Boys section soccer at 7pm at Rochester JM
Girls Volleyball home Lakeville North
Girls Swim and Dive at Eagan

06 October 2014

Thank you to Eric Rodine

A big THANK YOU to Mr. Eric Rodine. He gave an awesome presentation to the Farmington Tiger parents tonight at our winter parent meeting! Eric talked about what role goals and purpose play in the high school sports, and how coaches are transitional leaders for our student athletes. It was a great message and a great way to start off our upcoming winter seasons.

Reminder of Winter Sports sign up meeting tonight at 7pm

2014-2015 Winter Athletics Registration Night on Monday, October 6th at Farmington High School.  Featuring guest presenter Eric Rodine Activities Director from Prior Lake High School

The Farmington Athletics Department will hold the 2014-2015 Winter Athletics Registration Night on Monday, October 6th at Farmington High School. All Farmington School District Parents/Guardians and their sons and/or daughters, Grades 6-12, who are interested in participating in a winter athletics program offered by the Athletics Department are encouraged to attend. Please note that during the winter athletics season we will not be offering middle school basketball and 6th grade participation is limited to the sport of wrestling. The registration night will begin at 7pm with a presentation by Eric Rodine Activities Director from Prior Lake High School.  Eric will be presenting information about the Why We Play program.  The program is the most recent effort by the MSHSL to refocus the purpose of high school educational based athletics.  This presentation will be followed by sport specific coaches meeting at 7:40pm.   All Parents/Guardians and their sons and/or daughters are encouraged to attend the sport specific coaches meetings at 7:40pm

03 October 2014

Tigers lose homecoming football game to Shakopee

Tigers lose the homecoming football game 35-7 to Shakopee tonight.

Last night results

Result from last night
Volleyball, and boys and girls soccer, and girls swim and dive were all defeated last night by Lakeville South.

Middle Schools girls tennis home with Jordan canceled today

Middle School girls tennis vs Jordan is canceled today.

02 October 2014

Middle School Events Postponed/9a and 10a football still on.

Middle school soccer, football, tennis and cross-country are canceled today.  10A and 9A football game are on.

Coronation Results/Today's Events

Congratulations to our Homecoming Court for 2014
Wyatt Ferm was crowned King last night and Destiny Schmitz was crowned Queen.  Thanks to everyone who helped plan all the events yesterday, it was a good night.

Events Today
Girls Swim and Dive home Lakeville South
Boys and Girls Soccer at Lakeville South
Section girls tennis at Mayo
Volleyball at Lakeville South

Good Luck Tiger Athletes!

01 October 2014

Events today

Homecoming Events for 10/1
Parade downtown 6pm
Coronation at FHS at 8pm
Bon Fire to follow

Tuesday results

Tuesday Results
Volleyball lost 3-0 to Eagan
Girls soccer lost 2-0 to Eagan
Boys soccer lost 3-0 to Eagan
Girls Swim and Dive lost to Hasting 93-87

**Girls tennis defeated Century in the first round of section team play, they advance to play at Mayo on Thursday.