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    Raptors Fly Over Raiders Thursday

    The Hastings Raiders Girls Hockey Team fell to 1-3-0 overall, and 0-3 in Section 3AA play, losing at former Conference Foe, East Ridge, 6-1, in a game that the Raptors owned from the opening face-off. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more, as the Raiders now prepare for another top Section 3AA Team, Eagan, Saturday at 6pm, on KDWA!

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    Girgen Swimming At State This Weekend

    The Hastings Raiders Girls Swimming and Diving Team will send Junior Natasha Girgen to the Minnesota State Meet, this weekend, at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center. Head Coach Katie McAlpin joined KDWA Sports on Wednesday to talk about Girgen's trek through Sections, to State, in the 100 and 200 freestyle races.

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    Cardinals Set For Saints After Scrimmage

    The Prescott Cardinals Girls Basketball Team is getting closer to their first game, after 10 days of practice, and their first scrimmages of the season, Saturday in River Falls. Head Coach Ron Murphy joined KDWA Sports for an update on Wednesday, as the Cardinals build towards Tuesday's opener with Saint Croix Falls.

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    Raiders Best Royals For First Win

    The Hastings Raiders Girls Hockey Team won their first game of the season on Thursday night, beating old Conference Rival Woodbury, 2-0, behind goals from Josie Kummer and Maddie Junker, and were aided by 14 Alayna Kunshier saves, in her first shutout of the year. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more.

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    Raider Girls Basketball Season Opens

    With Monday the 13th now here, more Winter Sports Opened their 2017-18 Season, and the Hastings Raiders Girls Basketball Team is one of those squads, excited to hit the court! Head Coach Padrick Judd joined KDWA's Nick Tuckner on Monday for a 2017-18 Season Preview.

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    Park Sneaks Past Raiders In Opener

    Wolfpack Senior Tina Press scored twice, including the empty net game-sealer with less than 10 seconds to go, in Park's 4-2 win over Hastings, in the Girls Hockey opener at McGree East Rink, Thursday night. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has a brief recap.

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    Four Raiders Sign Letters Of Intent

    Four Hastings High School Student Athletes signed their National Letters of Intent to compete both academically and athletically at fine instuitions across the country, beginning next year. For more on the signing ceremony for Trey Rogers, TJ Pottinger, Callie McNary, and Krystal Carlson, check out our feature story from Thursday, below!

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    Brookshaw Selects NDSU For Baseball

    Prescott Cardinals Senior Student Athlete Peter Brookshaw has selected North Dakota State University as his destination to play Division One Baseball, beginining next year, as he signed his National Letter of Intent on Wednesday, and KDWA Sports was there. Listen in to Brookshaw during his signing ceremony!

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    Cardinals Ready For Practice Monday

    Coming off of their best season in school history, which ended with a trip to the State Championship Game, in Madison, the Prescott Boys Basketball Team has a new team, a new identity, but the same hunger that has won the school 45 consecutive Middle Border Conference games. Head Coach Nick Johnson joined Tuck for a Season Preview on Wednesday.

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    Raider Soccer Season Recaps

    The Hastings Girls and Boys Soccer Seasons were very successful throughout the 2017 Fall Sports Campaign at Hastings High School, and KDWA's Nick Tuckner was joined by both Girls Head Coach Scott Meier, and Boys Head Coach Jamie Swanson to wrap up the season.

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    2017 Hastings Football Season Recap

    With a 2017 Season Recap Interview on the Hastings Raiders Football Season, Head Coach Dana Strain joined KDWA's Nick Tuckner one final time to look back at the 3-7 campaign, say goodbye to the Seniors, and look ahead to 2018!

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    Fall Fading In Rear View Mirror

    With the end of Fall here, and the beginning of Winter Sports about to pick up considerably, KDWA Sports had more throughout this past week, regarding both the end of Fall, and the start of Winter.

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    National Signing Day Next Wednesday

    Eleven Student-Athletes from three area High Schools will be signing their National Letters of Intent to compete academically, and athletically, at institutions throughout the country, next Fall. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has the list of kids signing next Wednesday, at Hastings, Prescott, and Park High Schools!

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    Raider Runner Nogle Shocks Section

    Hastings Senior Cross Country Runner David Nogle has done something that no other Raider Runner has ever done, and that is qualifying for the Minnesota State Meet, in his first season coming out for the sport. With more on this amazing feat, and how it came to be, one of the best story tellers, and teacher-coaches at Hastings High School John DeWall joined KDWA's Nick Tuckner on Thursday, with more!

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    2017-18 Season Preview: Prescott Girls Hoops

    The Prescott Cardinals Girls Basketball Team is the next squad to open practice for the 2017-18 Winter Sports Season on Monday, at Prescott High School. Head Coach Ron Murphy joined KDWA Sports on Wednesday for a Season Preview interview, as we gear up for Monday.

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    2017 Park Hall Of Fame Class

    The Park High School Athletic Department will induct their annual Hall of Fame Class later this month, and Park Activities Director Phil Kuemmel joined KDWA Sports with more on the upcoming ceremony, and the inductees!

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    Raiders Begin Girls Hockey Practices

    With Hockey now underway in Minnesota, Head Coach Josh Colvin of the Hastings Girls Hockey Team joined KDWA's Nick Tuckner on Tuesday, to talk about the first couple of days of practice. Plus, find out more about this weekend's trip to Duluth for scrimmages!

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    Winter Officially Underway At HHS

    Monday officially kicked off the 2017-18 Winter Sports Season in Hastings, and Raider Athletic Director Trent Hanson joined KDWA's Nick Tuckner to tackle a multitude of topics. The pair talked about the sports remaining on the Fall Schedule, and more on the beginning of Winter!

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    Weah New Park Boys Hoops Coach

    Park High School in Cottage Grove has announced that former Assistant Coach Mike Weah has accepted the job as new Head Boys Varsity Basketball Coach, succeeding Ed Leslie, who took a college assistant coaching job, before the season. Park AD Phil Kuemmel announced the new hire to KDWA Sports.

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    Eagles Dominate, Raiders Season Ends

    The Hastings Raiders Football Team ended their 2017 Season on Saturday night in the Section 3AAAAA Semifinals, as the #5 Raiders were bulldozed by the #1 Apple Valley Eagles, 56-13, at Apple Valley High School. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has a quick recap, as it will be Apple Valley and Saint Thomas in the Section Final, next week, as STA beat Park 13-7 in Overtime also on Saturday. We will have a complete Season Recap interview with Head Coach Dana Strain, at next Saturday's final Football Coaches Show of the 2017 Season, from Perkins.

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    Week In Review: Fall Meets Winter

    In our KDWA Sports "Week in Review" this week, we looked back at the Fall Sports Season, but also looked forward to the excitement of Winter. A season recap with Prescott Cross Country Coach Steve Peterson, and Previews with Athletic Directors Matt Smith of Prescott, and Phil Kuemmel of Park, plus more on Monday's first Girls Hockey Practices with Hastings Head Coach Josh Colvin.

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    Wolfpack Update: Transition Time

    With Dance Team beginning practice this past Monday the 23rd, Winter Sports are now officially underway at Park High School in Cottage Grove, and Activities Director Phil Kuemmel joined KDWA's Nick Tuckner on Thursday to bridge the gap between Fall and Winter Sports, in Wolfpack Country!

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    Winter Sports Open November 6th At PHS

    The Winter Sports Season is set to begin at Prescott High School on Monday, November 6th, with the Prescott Girls Basketball Team being the first team to get things going for 2017-18. Cardinal Athletic Director Matt Smith joined KDWA Sports on Thursday during the transition period between the end of Fall, and the beginning of Winter!

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    2017-18 Hastings Girls Hockey Preview

    Even though Hastings may have a severe case of Football Fever after the big playoff win on Tuesday night, we are now just days away from Monday's first practices of the Minnesota High School Girls Hockey Season. Hastings Varsity Head Coach Josh Colvin caught up with KDWA's Nick Tuckner on Wednesday for our Season Preview Interview.

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    Raider Defense Wins Game In Final Minute

    It was the game we all expected between two Section, District, and Conference Rivals, but it was the Hastings Defense that had the last word, stuffing Henry Sibley outside of the goal line, on a 4th down play in the final minute, instead of kicking a 23-yard field goal, the Raider defense denied the Warriors ANY points, hanging on to advance, winning 16-14 on Tuesday night, in West Saint Paul!

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