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    Week In Review: State News, and More

    Looking back at the week that was in Local Tri-County Area Sports, we looked back at young seventh grader Ashtyn Stewart's trip to the Section and State Swimming and Diving Meets, where she finished 18th in Minnesota on Thursday, plus more on the beginning of the Winter Sports Season from both Hastings, Prescott, and Park High Schools, with more sports beginning on Monday!

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    18-19 Preview: Raider Hoops

    The Hastings Raiders Boys Basketball Team will hit the court for ther first practices of the year on Monday, at the Hastings High School Field House, and KDWA's Nick Tuckner caught up with Head Coach Chad Feikema on Thursday for a Season Preview! The Raiders will open their game season on November 30th, in the Red Wing Tournament, against Hudson.

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    Lady Cardinals Open Season Friday

    The Prescott Cardinals Girls Basketball Team will open their much-anticipated game season on Friday night, as the Cardinals head North to Saint Croix Falls in their opening showdown with the Saints. Head Coach Ron Murphy joined KDWA Sports on Thursday for a preview!

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    Two Tough Games For Raiders

    After their first two games of the season against Section 3AA rivals, the Hastings Raiders Girls Hockey Team is out to an 0-2 start, yet Head Coach Josh Colvin and the Raiders aren't worried one bit. Coach Colvin joined KDWA Sports on Wednesday to look back at the first two games, and to preview the next two on Thursday and Saturday!

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    Seventh Grader Stewart To State!

    The Hastings Raiders Girls Swimming and Diving Program will send their first Seventh Grader to the State Meet, since Katie Seleskie in 1995, as Ashtyn Stewart will be representing the Raiders at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center on Thursday, in the 100 Butterfly. Head Coach Katie McAlpin joined KDWA Sports on Tuesday with a pre-state update!

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    Roberts Excelling At Northwestern

    Hastings High School Alumnus and University of Northwestern (Saint Paul) Sophomore Soccer Player Danielle Roberts just finished up her second season for the Eagles, playing in 22 games, and scoring four goals, in 2018. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more on Roberts' collegiate athletic success!

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    National Signing Day Wednesday

    At Park High School in Cottage Grove, they are preparing for a huge signing ceremony on Wednesday, as numerous Wolfpack Student-Athletes will be signing their National Letters of Intent to compete in Athletics, and study academically in College. Park High School Activities Director Phil Kuemmel joined KDWA Sports to open the week on Monday, with more.

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    Week In Review: Winter Is Here

    Looking back at the week that was in local Tri-County Area Sports, the transition period between Fall and Winter Sports continued on the radio, with saying good-bye to the best Hastings Football Season in recent memory, with Head Coach Dana Strain in a two-part interview. Plus, we talked more about the upcoming Winter Season with two Coaches who open practice on Monday, with Hastings Boys Hockey Coach Adam Welch, and Prescott Boys Basketball Coach Nick Johnson.

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    Raider Boys Hit The Ice Monday

    Head Coach Adam Welch of the Hastings Raiders Boys Hockey Team joined KDWA Sports on Thursday for our 2018-19 Season Preview Interview, as the year is slated to begin for Boys Hcokey Teams across the State of Minnesota, on Monday. Coach Welch talked about team preparation for the year for Players and Coaches alike, plus looks ahead to what will likely be an exciting year, for the Boys on the ice!

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    Cardinals Ready For Repeat

    The defending Division Three State Boys Basketball Champion Prescott Cardinals will hit the floor for their first practice of the 2018-19 Season next Monday, and Head Coach Nick Johnson joined KDWA's Nick Tuckner on Wednesday for a preview of what to expect, that first week!

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    Cardinal Girls Hoops Underway

    The lone Tri-County Area Team that opened Winter Practice on Monday, was the Prescott Cardinals Girls Basketball Team, under Head Coach Ron Murphy, who joined KDWA Sports on the way to practice, on Tuesday afternoon. Coach Murphy was extremely pleased with his Cardinals' effort on Day One.

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    Collegiate Cardinals Soaring

    The Prescott Football Program has been well-represented in College Football over the last few years, as many players have made an impact for their respective teams, with some even earning whispers of chances at the "Next Level". Prescott High School Activities Director and Former Head Football Coach Matt Smith has more on some of the young Men playing well in college.

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    2018 Fall Recap: Hastings Football

    After their Sectional Runner-Up Finish to the 2018 Hastings Raiders Football Season, Head Coach Dana Strain joined KDWA's Nick Tuckner to look back at his best year as a Head Coach, at 8-2, and also talked about the Senior Class, the future of Raider Football, and more on the exciting Turf Project at McNamara Stadium (Todd Field) that will be unveiled, next Season, in our two-part Recap.

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    Raider Howd Closes Career At State

    Hastings Senior Cross Country Runner Eric Howd earned 61st place, out of the 174-athlete field at the 2018 Minnesota State Cross Country Meet, held at Saint Olaf College, this past Saturday, Howd's finish put him near the top-third of all finishers, rounding out a Raider Career that really blossomed, this Fall. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more on the Raider Senior's finish at State!

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    Week In Review: Spectacular Season Over

    The wonderful 2018 Hastings Raiders Football Season came to an abrupt conclusion on Friday night, in the Section 3AAAAA Championship Game, as host team Saint Thomas Academy toyed with the Raiders all night, making drive after drive hurt Hastings' best chance at a State Tournament, in over 15 years, with a 41-6 thrashing of the Blue and Gold. Though bittersweet, the Raiders still had their best season under Head Coach Dana Strain, finishing with an awesome 8-2 overall record. More on the end of the season early next week, in our Season Recap with Coach Strain.

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    Section Title Game Friday on KDWA

    The Section 3AAAAA Football Championship will hit the KDWA Radio Airwaves on Friday night, at 7:00pm, and Head Coach Dana Strain of the Hastings Raiders shared his pre-game thoughts on their chance at the State Tournament, against Saint Thomas, in Mendota Heights.

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    Raider Howd Qualifies For State

    Hastings High School will again feature a member of their Cross Country Team at the Minnesota State Meet, this Saturday, at Saint Olaf College, in Northfield, as Raider Senior Eric Howd blazed his trail to the Big Race, following a speedy finish at Sections, in Owatonna. Raider Head Coach John DeWall joined KDWA Sports on Wednesday for a look back at Sections, and a preview of State!

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    Punter Schommer Awarded Again

    Former Prescott Cardinal, and now University of Wisconsin Senior Punter Owen Schommer has earned even more accolades for the 2018 Season, this time, being named to the d3football.com "Team of the Week" for Special Teams, after his performance last weekend against UW-Eau Claire. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more on the Punter who should start garnering some looks from the next level, after his Senior Season. (Photo Courtesy Of Patti Schommer)

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    2018 Season Recap: Boys Soccer

    Looking back at one of the best Hastings Raiders Boys Soccer Seasons since 1996, finishing at 10-5 overall, Head Coach Jamie Swanson joined fellow Former Raider Nick Tuckner on Tuesday, for a fun 2018 Season Recap Interview. Coach Swanson talked about a couple of the big moments, wins, and also looked back at another wonderful Senior Class.

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    Own A Piece Of Todd Field Thursday

    Do you want to get your own piece of McNamara Stadium (Todd Field), before the new turf goes in? In response to a number of inquiries, McNamara Stadium will be open to the public from 4:00-6:00PM this Thursday, November 1, if any community members would like to take a small sample of the Todd Field grass for their personal use. Interested people should bring their own small garden tool or shovel, and a small bag or box necessary to transport their turf sample. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more on Thursday's fun!

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    Wolfpack Tough, Raiders Move On

    The Highway 61 Rivalry took place on Saturday night for the "Last on the Grass" at McNamara Stadium (Todd Field), and the Hastings Raiders Football Team used a strong team defensive effort, and two touchdowns from Ben Streeter, to win over the Park Wolfpack, 14-0, before the rain began. KDWA's Stat Man Dick Cragg has the statistical recap, but we will have much more with Coach Dana Strain in Monday afternoon's Sports Updates! The Raiders jump to 8-1, while Park ends their season at 5-5, and Hastings will now play at Saint Thomas Academy, next Friday night, for the Section 3AAAAA Championship, right here on KDWA! (Photo Courtesy-Trent Hanson)

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    Week In Review: Transition Time

    In this edition of the KDWA Sports "Week in Review", Athletic Directors on both sides of the river joined us, to discuss Winter Sports Registration protocol, and much more during this short transition period between Fall and Winter Sports Seasons, and we also take a deeper look in to when the respective Winter Teams begin.

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    Winter Set To Open In Prescott

    With the transition period between Fall and Winter also here at Prescott High School, Activities Director-Assistant Principal Matt Smith joined KDWA's Nick Tuckner to chat about Winter Registration, Start Dates, and more on the Forensics Team, plus Band and Choir News all in one update!

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    Blue Raiders Trump Purple In Playoffs

    The Hastings Raiders Volleyball Team proved to be the better team on Tuesday in the Section 3AAA Playoffs, after being given the #10 Seed having to go up to #7 Cretin Derham Hall, only to come from behind, and beat them 3-2 on their home floor, ending Cretin's season, and moving the Raiders on to the Section 3AAA Quarterfinals on Thursday, at #2 East Ridge, at 7pm. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more on the volleyball win, and also more on the Section 3AAAAA Football Quarterfinal, where Park earned the right to play at Hastings, on "Section Semifinal Saturday", beating the Warriors, 28-0.

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    2018-19 Hastings Girls Hockey Preview

    With the High School Girls Hockey Season set to begin across the State of Minnesota on Monday, KDWA Sports was able to chat with Hastings Head Girls Hockey Coach Josh Colvin, on a multitude of Pre-Season topics, including Coaches Preparation, First Week Fun, Scrimmages, and the Schedule.

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