Alec Hamilton is a sports reporter and general assignment reporter at the Hastings Star Gazette. He is a journalism graduate of Drake University.
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Calling this season a rebuilding one for the Rosemount girls' basketball team is not quite accurate, but neither is retooling. The Irish lost seven seniors (four of whom are now playing in college) who led the program to three-straight section finals, but they also return two talented players who have seen varsity time and can be a solid core to rely on.
Bright future The Rosemount Irish wrestling team is ready to turn the page after a disappointing last couple seasons. Despite not having a winning record since the 2013-14 season, there are plenty of reasons to be optimistic about the upcoming year.
Rosemount High School held its annual "Skate with the Irish" event Nov. 22 to benefit the 360 Communities Rosemount Family Resource Center and the high school counselor's office.
The Rosemount girls' hockey team played three-straight games last Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the first two at the Rosemount Community Center as part of a five-game homestand. The Irish fell in all three games to Eastview, Simley and at Burnsville and are now 1-7-1 overall, 0-4-0 in the South Suburban Conference.
It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the Farmington and Rosemount U-12B girls' hockey teams last Wednesday, Nov. 29, at Schmitz-Maki Arena in Farmington. Their game was chosen as the Minnesota Wild's Youth Hockey spotlight game, where the Wild organization picks a youth hockey game, comes to the arena and gives the players involved as close to a professional hockey experience as possible. Mike Cassano, the director of player development for the Farmington Youth Hockey Association, detailed all the effort that went into making the event happen.
Coming off their deep section playoff run last season, the Rosemount Irish girls' basketball team has started slowly this year. The Irish fell 64-43 at Hastings on Thursday, Nov. 30, to drop to 0-3 in their non-conference schedule to start the year. In their three games so far, Rosemount has struggled offensively, averaging 44 points per game. They have not scored more the 45 points in a single game while in each game they have given up more than 50. Hastings
The Rosemount girls' basketball team kicked off its regular season with a tournament in Elk River the weekend after Thanksgiving. The Irish fell to seventh-ranked in class 4A Wayzata and host Elk River to start the season 0-2. The first game for the Irish against Wayzata was tight at halftime as they trailed 22-21. However, Wayzata was able to pull away and Rosemount fell 57-45.
The Rosemount girls' hockey team tied North/Tartan co-op 2-2 in their only action over the Thanksgiving week on Tuesday, Nov. 21. With the tie, the Irish are 1-2-1 overall and are 0-1-0 in the South Suburban Conference. The Irish started the scoring near the end of the first period when senior Abbey Sweetman scored, assisted by freshman Claire Dupuis and eighth-grader Ava Webster.
The Rosemount girls' swimming and diving team sent 12 entries in 11 events to the state meet at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center and came away with a fourth-place finish (133 points) as a team, just one point behind third-place Wayzata. This comes on the heels of their sixth-place finish at state last season. The Irish had 10 of those entries reach the finals Saturday, Nov. 18, after a very strong showing in the preliminaries Friday night.
The Rosemount girls' hockey team has started somewhat slowly in their first three games. The Irish beat Woodbury in their season opener before dropping two in a row to East Ridge and Apple Valley. With the one South Suburban Conference loss to Apple Valley, Rosemount temporarily sits at the bottom of the standings.