Notebook: Farmington names new athletics director

Tschida will guide transition to South Suburban

Farmington High School has a new athletics and activities director, naming Bill Tschida to the position this week.

Tschida, who also will be an assistant principal, has been principal of Holy Trinity High School in Winsted since 2007. He has held administrative positions in several other Minnesota schools, including Adrian, Watertown-Mayer and Sleepy Eye-St. Mary’s. He also has coached high school baseball, volleyball and hockey, as well as college baseball and hockey.

Tschida replaces Jon Summer, who left in July to be an assistant principal and athletics director at Chaska High School. Summer did not have an assistant principal title at Farmington, and he cited added administrative duties as one of the reasons the Chaska position was attractive.

One of Tschida’s duties will be to guide FHS athletics’ transition to the South Suburban Conference, which the school will join in the 2014-15 school year.

Football Week 2

Rosemount and Eastview, two teams that reached the Class 6A quarterfinals last season, will meet Friday, Sept. 6, at Eastview in the second week of the 2013 high school football season.

Both teams have ambitions of winning the South Suburban Conference and going deep in the playoffs. They did not meet last season.

In other South Suburban games next week, Burnsville is at Eagan, Bloomington Jefferson is at Apple Valley and Lakeville North plays at Bloomington Kennedy. Farmington’s home opener is against Northfield.

In non-conference games involving South Suburban teams, Wayzata travels to Lakeville South and Prior Lake goes to defending state Class 6A champion Eden Prairie.

Town team state tourney

Eagan and Savage each went 1-1 during the first weekend of the state Class B men’s amateur baseball tournament. The tournament resumes Friday, with the championship game scheduled Monday afternoon in Delano.

After losing games last weekend, Eagan and Savage now are faced with having to win five in a row to win the state title.

Savage will play Moorhead in an elimination game at 5 p.m. Friday in Maple Lake, with another elimination game between Eagan and Austin following at 7:30 p.m.

Lou LaChapelle pitched a complete game as Eagan defeated Victoria 7-2 in its state tournament opener Aug. 24. He held Victoria to three hits.

Tony Johnson was 3-for-4 and scored two runs. Roy Larson also had three hits and Eric Peterson was 2-for-5 with two RBI.

Cold Spring defeated Eagan 10-1 in a winners’ bracket game Sunday, holding the Bandits to two hits.

Savage, which has a number of Burnsville High School graduates on its roster, opened the state tournament with a 2-1 victory over St. Michael. Winning pitcher Brandon Walczak worked the first eight innings, allowing four hits and striking out five. Cody Aasen had two of Savage’s four hits and drove in a run.

Shakopee beat Savage 8-2 in the winners’ bracket Sunday. Catcher Ben Braaten had two hits for the Outlaws and scored a run.

Back to Rosemount

The Rosemount High School football staff added a coach with a connection to the Irish’s 1981 state championship team – Brett Sadek, who was the quarterback of that squad. He will work with the Irish’s sophomore team.

Brett Sadek, a longtime District 196 teacher, coached in the Apple Valley High School football program for about 20 years. He also is head coach of the Dakota United PI Division adapted floor hockey team.

Rosemount’s head coach during its 1981 state championship season was Bob Sadek, Brett’s father. Bob Sadek, who retired from teaching in District 196 in 2009, died May 31 after several years of battling heart disease.