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Season Preview: Prescott Volleyball

The Prescott Volleyball Season is now underway, and Head Coach Patti Tulip of the Cardinals joined KDWA Sports on Wednesday, to share the excitement surrounding the defending Middle Border Conference Champions.

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September Park Wolfpack Update

Fall has been quite busy, and very exciting at Park High School, in Cottage Grove, so far, with the hiring of a brand new Girls Gymnastics Coach, and the thrill of a 2-0 football team. Park Activities Director Phil Kuemmel joined KDWA Sports on Wednesday, for a Wolfpack Update.

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Coaching Shuffle For Raider Softball

The Hastings High School Softball Program has shuffled their Coaching Staff heading in to the 2016 Season, as longtime Head Coach Dean Robinson will move down to Assistant Coach, while Assistant Ken Lundquist will assume Head Coaching duties, effective immediately. HHS Athletic Director Tom Johnson has more on the flip-flop, and the importance of keeping Coach Robinson on board as an assistant.

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Cardinal Runners Get Extreme To Open Season

Through trails, hills, and even water, the Prescott Cardinals Boys and Girls Cross Country Running Teams opened their season at last weeks River Falls Extreme Meet, using it to prepare for their head-to-head meets, beginning later this week. Co-Head Coach Steve Peterson joined KDWA Sports for an update on Tuesday.

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Positives In Simley Loss, As Hill Looms

The Hastings Raiders Football Team played a pretty good game on Friday at Simley, but fell 13-10 to the Spartans. Head Coach Dana Strain joined KDWA Sports to look back at the loss, and to preview this Friday at home, vs. Hill-Murray.

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Shifting Focus To Ellsworth Friday

The Prescott Cardinals Football Team is looking to improve after their 42-40 loss to Saint Croix Falls, as Ellsworth comes to town for the Conference Opener, this coming Friday. Head Coach Matt Smith has a recap of the loss to SCF, and a preview of this week with the Panthers.

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Hastings 14U Tennis Fundraiser Monday At Green Mill

The Hastings 14U Tennis Team is preparing for their trip to Nationals, in South Carolina, in October, by joining forces with the Hastings Green Mill, on Monday, August 31st! 20 Percent of sales on Monday will go to raise funds for this once-in-a-lifetime experience for our Hastings student-athletes. Be sure to tell the Green Mill that you are ordering to help the Hastings 14U Tennis Team go to Nationals, and your meal will go to help our kids!! You can order via dine-in, carry-out, and even delivery! Why cook Monday? Help our kids instead!

   

Week In Review: Friday Heartbreak

It was a tough night on the gridiron for both the Hastings Raiders and Prescott Cardinals Football Teams, as both squads played well enough to win, but both fell in the final drives of their respective games. Hastings (1-1) lost at Simley, 13-10, while the Cardinals (1-1) lost a wild 42-40 game vs. St. Croix Falls, at Laney Field. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has the recap of the Prescott game, while Dick Cragg adds the Hastings wrap, and we also have more with Hastings Girls Tennis Coach Craig Raway, in this week's "Week in Review".

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Pre-Game Preview: Hastings at Simley

The 1-0 Hastings Raiders Football Team, coming off of a short week of practice, will head to Inver Grove Heights for the first road game of the season, matching up with the Simley Spartans, LIVE on KDWA, Friday night at 7:00pm. Join KDWA Sports from Simley, beginning at 6:05pm for the pre-game show. Head Coach Dana Strain talked with KDWA's Nick Tuckner on Thursday, and we have a portion of that interview, which you can also hear in the Pre-Game Show, Friday.

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Pre-Game Preview: Prescott vs. SCF

After their opening road win of the season last week, at Barron, the Prescott Cardinals Football Team is again looking for big things, as they host St. Croix Falls in the Home Opener on Friday night, at 7pm. Head Coach Matt Smith joined KDWA's Nick Tuckner for a preview on Thursday.

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Season Preview: Raider Girls Tennis

Head Coach Craig Raway (pictured) of the Hastings Raiders Girls Tennis Team joined KDWA Sports on Wednesday, following their Lakeville South Invitational, where they finished in second place. Coach Raway also has more on the Duluth trip, and the lineup so far!

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Raiders 1-0, Set For Simley Friday

After their opening win of the season on Monday over Henry Sibley, the Hastings Raiders Football Team was right back at practice on Tuesday, as they prepare for a road trip to Simley, on a short week, this Friday on KDWA, at 7pm. Head Coach Dana Strain joined KDWA Sports on Tuesday to look back at their first win.

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MONDAY FINAL: Hastings 20, Sibley 2

After a frustrating 48 hours or so, the Hastings Raiders Football Team took out some of that aggression on the Henry Sibley Warriors, as the Raiders picked apart the Henry SIbley Warriors, in all facets of the game, winning their delayed opener, 20-2, at McNamara Stadium-Todd Field, Monday afternoon on KDWA. Statistician Dick Cragg has the complete recap.

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Cards 1-0, Set For Home Opener

Head Coach Matt Smith of the Prescott Cardinals Football Team joined KDWA Sports to open the week, following their 42-6 road victory at Barron, last Friday. The Cardinals are now already preparing for St. Croix Falls, this Friday night.

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Raiders Postponed Until 1pm Monday

With their game postponed on Saturday, after strong storms expectedly ripped through the Tri-County Area, the Hastings Raiders Football Team will now have to unfortunately open their 2015 Season on Monday AFTERNOON, at 1pm. Fortunately, KDWA Sports will be there LIVE from McNamara Stadium, for all of the action, beginning with your mini pre-game show at 12:30pm. Join Nick Tuckner, Tom Grabow, and Dick Cragg for all of the action! Listen at work, using the FREE TuneIn Radio app.

   

FRIDAY FINAL: Prescott 42, Barron 6.

The Prescott Cardinals Football Team played a complete team game on Friday night, in Barron, as Nolan Schock (11) rushed for over 100 yards, and four touchdowns, while the Cardinal defense suffocated the Golden Bears offense all night long, in their 42-6 road win. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more on the win!

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PREGAME PREVIEW: Raiders vs. Warriors

Game number two of our wild football weekend will bring us back home, for the 2015 Hastings Raiders Football Opener, as the Henry Sibley Warriors come to town for a 2014 Playoff Quarterfinal re-match, LIVE on AM 1460 KDWA. Head Coach Dana Strain joined KDWA Sports on Thursday, looking ahead to the weekend, as part of our Pre-Game interview. Of course, you can listen to the entire interview in Saturday's Pre-Game Show, on AM 1460 KDWA, beginning at 6:05pm Saturday night!

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PREGAME PREVIEW: Cardinals at Golden Bears

The Prescott Cardinals Football Team will open their long-awaited 2015 Season on Friday night, LIVE on AM 1460 KDWA Radio, as they travel to Barron, and meet their non-conference Rival, the Golden Bears. Head Coach Matt Smith joined KDWA Sports on Thursday for our weekly Pre-Game Interview. Listen to a portion of the interview here, with it in its entirety, during the Pre-Game Show, Friday, at 6:30pm, and Prescott Sports Saturday, at 12:30pm.

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Cardinal AD Igou On Fall Sports

Now that all Fall Sports are open, and some even competing in matches and games this week, Prescott High School Athletic Director Kyle Igou talked with KDWA's Nick Tuckner on Wednesday, to talk Golf, Football, Volleyball, and Cross Country!

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Wild Football Weekend on KDWA

You couldn't ask for a much more exciting way to begin the Fall Sports Season in the Tri-County Area, with back-to-back Football Games in back-to-back nights, as the Prescott Cardinals travel to Barron on Friday, and the Hastings Raiders set to open at home, Saturday, against Henry Sibley. Both games will be LIVE on KDWA, KDWA.com, and the TuneIn Radio App at 7pm!

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McGree East Rink Approved By Council

At the Monday Hastings City Council Meeting, the Council unanimously approved the proposed name change to the East Rink of the Hastings Civic Arena to "McGree East Rink", honoring longtime newly-retired Arena Manager, Hockey Coach, Parent, and Raider Supporter Jim "Sliver" McGree (far right). KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more on the news, but check out KDWA News for more, from Monday's City Council Meeting, and more from Council Members on the well-deserved honor.

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Season Preview: Raider Volleyball

With the 2015 Season now underway, at Hastings High School, the Hastings Raiders Volleyball Team is looking to build on their 19-8 campaign, in 2014. Head Coach Rita Girgen, and Assistant Coach Marissa Holmes both joined KDWA Sports to talk about the first week of practices and try-outs.

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Raiders Strong In First Morning Practice

It was the first day of practice, Monday, for the Hastings Raiders Girls Swimming and Diving Program, and Head Coach Katie McAlpin joined KDWA Sports for our first Fall Sports Preview interview of the week! Coach McAlpin is looking forward to the season, which begins at the Metro East Conference Relays on September 3rd!

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First Games On KDWA This Weekend

With all sports now open throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin, many scrimmages and even some games will be played later this week, especially in Football, with two openers on KDWA this week. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more on this busy week.

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Week In Review: Football In The Air

Football was center stage this week, as both Hastings and Prescott Teams worked on getting ready for next weekend's opening games of 2015, and KDWA's "Week In Review" takes you to both sides of the river. Check out all of our cuts with Football Coaches Dana Strain and Matt Smith, along with Hastings AD Tom Johnson, new Hastings Boys Soccer Coach Jamie Swanson, and much, much more!

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