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    Hastings Athena, Apollo Winners Named

    Hastings High School has named their Athena and Apollo Award winners for the 2016-17 School Year, given to one female, and one male each school year, honoring Athletic accomplishment. This year, Jacob Brown and Jen Koudelka have been named the Raider recipients. Athletic Director Trent Hanson joined KDWA Sports again on Thursday with more.

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    Raiders Not Informed Of Postponement

    Fans throughout the Tri-County Area waiting for a LIVE Softball Broadcast on Thursday were left scratching their heads, as the Hill-Murray Pioneers never showed up to the Hastings High School Fields. Umpires were ready to work, as were Radio Broadcasters, Coaches, and Kids, but at 4:15pm, Hastings High School was notified that they were not included in a memo from the Metro East Conference, earlier in the day, that all Baseball and Softball Games on Thursday were postponed due to weather below 40 degrees. KDWA's Nick Tuckner tried to put the situation in to words after the postponement.

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    All-State Wall Needs Photographs

    Hastings High School is looking for the help of the community, tracking down 8x10 photographs of 40-plus years of All-State recognized athletes, for HHS' All-State Wall. Hastings High School Athletic Director Trent Hanson joined KDWA Sports on Wednesday to put out the call for help!

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    Tennis Seniors Speak On Season

    The Hastings Boys Tennis Team is out to a very nice start to the 2017 Season, and on a chilly Wednesday, KDWA Sports was able to catch up with three Senior Leaders in Alec Rudh, Brad Risch, and Reese Estabrook, to chat about the year, so far.

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    Numerous Tuesday Postponements

    There was plenty of rain in the Tri-County Area once again on Tuesday, forcing numerous High School Sports Teams indoors for practice, and postponing numerous games. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more on Mother Nature's bad attitude, in our Sports updates.

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    Tough Patch, But Playing Well

    Though many outsiders may look at the Hastings Raiders Softball Team's record falling from 6-0 to 6-5 in less than one week, and be worried, Head Coach Ken Lundquist, and team are not. The Raiders have faced three top ten teams in the state, as well as conference championship contender North Saint Paul, since Saturday. Coach Lundquist joined KDWA Sports for an update on a rainy Tuesday afternoon.

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    Fast Game, Tough Loss

    In a game that was played in just over one hour, the Mahtomedi Zephyrs won a 1-0 pitchers' duel over Hastings, in Monday afternoon baseball, on KDWA Radio, as Mat Nicklay and Grant Taival each threw complete games, with the help of some awesome defense, and a strong South wind blowing in. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more from Monday's opening game of another BUSY Spring Sports week!

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    Hastings Tennis Surging In First Half

    The Hastings Boys Tennis Team is out to a sizzling start to the Spring Sports Season, and Head Coach Mick Willette joined KDWA Sports to open the week, looking back at the beginning of 2017! KDWA Sports will also have clips from some of our Tennis Players, later this week!

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    Busy Spring Sports Week Concludes

    The final game broadcast of the week had the Hastings Raiders Baseball Team falling to Tartan at home 5-2, on Friday, and KDWA's Nick Tuckner has the recap of the loss, and much, much more in this weekend's edition on the KDWA Sports "Week in Review".

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    Ernst, Raiders No-Hit Packers

    Hastings Junior Pitcher Lauren Ernst (pictured), the Raider Defense, and their thunderous bats took home a 10-0 win, with a NO-HITTER, against the South Saint Paul Packers, in six innings, on Thursday at HHS! KDWA Sports Director Nick Tuckner was there for the historic moment for the Junior Pitcher, and her team!

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    Boys Lacrosse Opens 2-1 Through Three

    The Hastings Raiders Boys Lacrosse Team is out to a 2-1 start through three games, with some big Metro East Conference games coming up on both Tuesday and Thursday of next week, at McNamara Stadium, Todd Field! Head Coach Brady Wasvick joined KDWA's Nick Tuckner on Thursday afternoon, for an update!

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    Raiders-Spartans Pushed To Thursday

    The Hastings Raiders Baseball Team had their Wednesday game at Simley washed out due to rain, but will try to make it up on Thursday afternoon, at the some time, and of course on the same radio station! KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more.

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    Cardinals Win Prestigious Sportsmanship Honor

    The Prescott Cardinals Boys Basketball Team earned one of the more prestigious awards given out to one team from each of the sports, every year, and that is the WIAA State Tournament Sportsmanship Award. Athletic Director Kyle Igou, and Head Coach Nick Johnson joined KDWA Sports on Wednesday to discuss this community wide honor!

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    Raider Softball, Tennis Win Big Tuesday

    The Hastings Raiders Girls Softball Team took care of business on the road again, this time beating Mahtomedi 6-1, Tuesday, LIVE on KDWA Radio. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has the game recap, and also gives a bonus update on the Hastings Boys Tennis Team, who jumped to 7-1 on their season, with a 7-0 win over North Saint Paul.

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    Coach Sandkamp Excited About Young Team

    The Hastings Raiders Girls Track and Field Team has had a nice start to their 2017 Season, and KDWA's Nick Tuckner talked with Raider Head Coach Greg Sandkamp to find about the team, and their first few meets.

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    Benson's Late Heroics Lift Raiders

    After trailing 3-0 through the first five and a half innings, the Hastings Baseball Team couldn't muster much off of University of Minnesota Recruit Ryan Duffy, but got to him in the sixth, for three runs to tie the game, 3-3, forcing extra innings, and some late-game heroics from Raider Senior Catcher Cole Benson. Benson's bases-loaded single in the bottom of the ninth, lifted Hastings to their 2nd win of the year, and first at home, 4-3 in nine innings.

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    Cardinals Off To A Sizzling Start

    The Prescott Cardinals Varsity Baseball Team is out to a nice 6-1 start through the first seven games of the year, as they prepare for another huge end to this week. Head Coach Jeff Ryan, 2nd Baseman Luke Murphy, and Centerfielder Zach Dolan all joined KDWA Sports for an update.

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    More Raiders Sign Letters Of Intent

    KDWA Sports was there for an unprecedented third signing ceremony of the school year, at Hastings High School, as four athletes (From Left: Jackson Schichel, Rachel Reinke, Adam McSorley, and Bri Froehling) signed their National Letters of Intent in front of a huge seventh hour crowd, on Wednesday. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more in Thursday's Sports!

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    Cardinals Bounce Back Over Wildcats

    The Prescott Cardinals Softball Team jumped back on the winning track on Tuesday, with a 10-2 win over a very tough River Falls Team, following last week's losses to two Conference Championship Teams. Head Coach Matt Smith talked with KDWA's Nick Tuckner on Wednesday to look back!

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    Park Looking For Hall Nominations

    Park High School in Cottage Grove is looking for nominations for the Park High School Athletic Hall of Fame, as they search for the Class of 2017, who will be inducted, in November. Park Athletic Director Phil Kuemmel joined KDWA Sports with details on Wednesday.

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    Four Raiders Signing Wednesday

    For an unprecedented third time this 2016-17 School Year, Hastings High School will have a group of Senior Student Athletes signing their National Letters of Intent to compete academically and athletically in College. Hastings High School Athletic Director Trent Hanson joined KDWA Sports on Tuesday afternoon with a preview!

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    Prescott Track Season Underway

    The Prescott Cardinals Boys and Girls Track and Field Team is now in to their meet portion of the schedule, following strong showings at both the River Falls Indoor Meet, and their first outdoor meet at Saint Croix Central, late last week. Co-Head Coach Mark DeWitz joined KDWA Sports to talk about the early season.

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    Softball Opens With Two Wins

    The Hastings Raiders Softball Team opened the season with a 2-0 record, following wins over Henry Sibley and Hill Murray, last week. Head Coach Ken Lundquist joined KDWA Sports to talk about the hot start, before heading to Tartan for another huge early season game on Tuesday!

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    Hastings Winter All-Conference Honors

    The Hastings High School Athletic Department has released their 2016-17 Winter Sports All-Conference list, which includes All-Conference, All-Conference Honorable Mention, and All-State Athletic Honors. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has the complete list to open the week!

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    Busy Week In Tri-County Sports

    The week that was in local Tri-County Area Sports was fun on both sides of the river, including our first Hastings Baseball and Softball Broadcasts of the season, more from the Prescott diamonds, a Hastings Track update, an update with Phil Vargas on Adult Sports, plus numerous game recaps with KDWA's Nick Tuckner!

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