Matt Steichen has been the sports editor at the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications from Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa. He has previously been a sports writer at the Sioux City Journal and Le Mars Daily Sentinel and the sports editor at the Austin Daily Herald.
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Santa Claus made a stop at the Rosemount Community Center on Saturday, Dec. 3, to meet with local kids and find out if they’ve been naughty or nice this year...
Rosemount Girls Basketball The Rosemount girls' basketball team lived up to its own lofty expectations during the first week of the regular season. Coming off a 16-win regular season and their second straight trip to the Section 3AAAA championship game, the Irish strolled through their first three nonconference games, winning by an average of 20 points. They started the three-game homestand with a 55-39 win over Park of Cottage Grove last Tuesday and followed that up by topping Owatonna 66-41 last Thursday and besting Hastings 60-40 on Friday.
Rosemount Boys Hockey Rosemount put twice as many shots on goal as Eagan in Saturday's South Suburban hockey opener, but it wasn't enough to secure a victory. The Wildcats took the lead with a goal in the final minute of the second period and added an empty-netter in the final minute of the third to finish off a 3-1 win at Eagan Civic Arena. The Irish put 29 shots on Eagan's goaltender, but Jake Smith's power-play score midway through the second period was the only one to find its way to the twine. Griffin Jagoe and Noah Berg assisted.
Player of the Year Noah Carlson, Rushford-Peterson FIRST TEAM QB — Brad Davison, sr, Maple Grove QB — Owen King, jr, Caledonia RB — Noah Carlson, sr, Rushford-Peterson RB —...
Five all-state swims spearheaded the Rosemount girls' swim and dive team to its second straight sixth-place finish at the Class 2A state meet. The Irish's 400 freestyle relay closed out the meet with the team's highest finish, a sixth-place effort that earned 26 points and boosted them past conference rival Lakeville South with a final total of 106 points at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center in Minneapolis. Edina defeated Wayzata 353-279 to claim the 2A team title.
Even in defeat, the Rosemount girls' hockey team continued to show signs of progress last week. Coming off their first win since the 2014-15 season in last Saturday's season opener, the Irish lost to Henry Sibley 2-1 in overtime last Tuesday and 4-1 to Apple Valley in their South Suburban Conference opener Saturday afternoon at Rosemount Community Center. Only three of the team's 25 losses last season came by three or fewer goals, and its two losses to Apple Valley came by a combined score of 17-1.
Rosemount boys hockey coach Brad Stepan is willing to admit that this will be a rebuilding year for his program, but it's not something that seems to bother him too much. The Irish began practice last week without 14 seniors, including their top nine point-scorers, that led the program to a 14-13 record last winter, its best mark since the 2007-08 season. Stepan knows it will be a tough act to follow, but is excited about the challenge and the opportunities that now lay ahead for what he describes as a very coachable group of returning players.
It didn’t take long for the Rosemount girls hockey team to better its win total from all of last season. The Irish, coming off an 0-25 season, opened the 2016-17...
The Rosemount girls swimming and diving team was pushed all the way to the final event on its way to its sixth straight Section 3AA title Friday. The foursome of...
Rosemount found a way to keep pace with a Champlin Park spread offense that racked up 42 pass attempts in the first 48 minutes of Friday night's Class 6A state...