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Nick Tuckner – Sports Director

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    4-0 Fun, Homecoming Friday

    The Hastings Raiders Football Team headed back to work on Monday, following Friday's 14-6 road win at Simley, and are now entrenched in Homecoming Week, with Saint Thomas Academy bringing their identical 4-0 record to town, this Friday night. KDWA's Nick Tuckner was joined by Raider Head Coach Dana Strain, Defensive Lineman Brandon Klym, and Tight End Brett Pacholl, to look back at the Simley win!

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    Powder Puff Moved To Wednesday!

    The Hastings High School Homecoming Powder Puff Football Games, that were scheduled for Monday, have been postponed until WEDNESDAY night, still at McNamara Stadium (Todd Field) at 7:00pm. Just move your plans from Monday, to Wednesday, and come have some fun! KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more.

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    Raiders 4-0, Cardinals 0-6

    In Friday Night Football in the Tri-County Area, the Hastings Raiders Football Team jumped to 4-0 for the first time under Head Coach Dana Strain, with a defense-dominated, gritty, 14-6 road win, while Prescott was knocked out of playoff contention, with a 47-23 road loss at Osceola. KDWA's Dick Cragg, and Nick Tuckner have more on both games, plus more on Monday's upcoming Homecoming Powderpuff Games at McNamara Stadium (Todd Field).

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    Simley Waits For Undefeated Raiders

    The Hastings Raiders Football Team will play Week Four on the road at Simley, Friday night, on KDWA, as the Raiders look for their fourth win of the season, all in consecutive order, to start the year. Head Coach Dana Strain joined KDWA Sports on Thursday for a Pre-Game Interview, which you can hear in its entirety in Friday's Raider Pre-Game Show, beginning ay 6:15pm, from Inver Grove Heights. Here are excerpts from what you will hear, Friday!

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    Must-Win For Cardinals At Osceola

    The Prescott Cardinals Football Team will look to build their road to the playoffs, by first, making the trip to Osceola on Friday night, where the Cardinals are looking to win four straight, in qualifying for the upcoming postseason. Head Coach Kevin Haglund joined KDWA Sports on Thursday, but you can hear the complete interview with Coach, in the Pre-Game Show, for Prescott Sports Saturday on KDWA, at 12:35pm, after the Prescott Coaches' Show.

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    Soccer Teams Sweep Titans

    As part of a Raider road soccer sweep on Tuesday, the Hastings Raiders Boys Soccer Team jumped to 6-2 overall, with a huge 2-1 win at Metro East Conference Rival Tartan, with Joe Carlson scoring both goals for the Raiders. Head Coach Jamie Swanson joined fellow former Raider Soccer Player Nick Tuckner for more on the sixth win of the season, and preparing for a tough Duluth Marshall team on Saturday afternoon.

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    Raiders Swimmers Tame Tigers

    The Hastings Raiders Girls Swimming and Diving Team scored their marquee win of the 2018 Season on Tuesday night, beating the Farmington Tigers, 101-84, in a thrilling mid-season dual meet. Head Coach Katie McAlpin joined KDWA Sports on Wednesday for a recap!

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    Hastings Powder Puff Monday

    Homecoming Week is almost here at Hastings High School, and one of the fun early-week events will again be the Powder Puff Football Games at McNamara Stadium (Todd Field), which will also double as a fundraiser for Hastings Family Service. Raider Senior Brianna Amundson joined KDWA Sports on Tuesday to share the detail on Monday's football fun!!

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    Park SuperFans Peach Sportsmanship

    In our September "Wolfpack Update" with Park High School Activities Director Phil Kuemmel on Tuesday, we talked about the Park SuperFans, following their impressive show of sportsmanship after Friday's Football Game, as the group cleaned up the entire Park side of the bleachers at McNamara Stadium (Todd Field). Kuemmel was impressed, as well, as even the AD didn't know that the students did what they did. It was a true show of sportsmanship, in the midst of a long-standing rivalry, that all fans should be proud of, and look to emulate.

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    Reaction, Highlights, and MORE!

    There was plenty of excitement in the air this past Friday night, when the Hastings Raiders came back to beat Park 24-21, to jump to 3-0 on the year, and Head Coach Dana Strain, Running Back Corbin Leflay, and Corner Back Noah Kullmann all joined KDWA's Nick Tuckner to talk about it! There may also be a couple of fun "surprise highlights" in today's sports update!!

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    Prescott To Prepare For Osceola

    The Prescott Cardinals Football Team is getting back to work to open the week, after their 48-7 loss to New Richmond on Friday night, with the trip to Osceola coming up this week. The Cardinals will need to win four consecutive games to qualify for the postseason, and it needs to begin Friday night. Head Coach Kevin Haglund gives credit to not only New Richmond for their win, but also credits his Cardinals for not throwing in the towel.

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    Raiders Win Thriller, Cardinals Fall

    It was a game to remember in Hastings on Friday night, as the Hastings Raiders Football Team rallied from behind, to force a late see-saw battle, in which the Raiders overcame a ton of adversity, and prevailed 24-21, against an extremely talented Park Wolfpack squad, LIVE on KDWA. Unfortunately, on the other side of the river, Prescott fell to 0-5 overall, and now 0-3 in the Middle Border Conference, as New Richmond chalked up their first win of the season, 48-7 at Laney Field. Dick Cragg and Nick Tuckner have the game recaps in this weekend's "Week In Review".

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    Two Giant Football Games Friday!

    Two huge football games take place within a 7-mile stretch of Highway, as the Hastings Raiders host Park, and Prescott is at home against New Richmond, with both games featuring some fun side stories, heading in to Friday night! Both Head Coaches Dana Strain of the Raiders, and Kevin Haglund of the Cardinals both joined KDWA Sports for our Pre-Game Interviews on Thursday. You can listen in to the entire interviews in our Pre-Game Shows, beginning at 6:15pm Friday for Hastings, and in our Prescott Sports Saturday Replay at 12:35pm, this weekend! But for now, here is a little to get you fired up for Friday night!

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    Two Straight Shutouts, STA Thursday

    The Hastings Raiders Boys Soccer Team earned their second consecutive shutout on Tuesday night, knocking off rival South Saint Paul, 3-0 at McNamara Stadium-Todd Field. Head Coach Jamie Swanson joined KDWA Sports on Wednesday, to chat about the squad's 4-2 start through six games, with Saint Thomas coming to town on Thursday night!

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    A.D. Smith On Fall, Homecoming

    At Prescott High School, the Fall Sports Season is nearing the halfway point for some teams, and even starting to talk playoffs for others, as we get closer to Homecoming, the first week in October. Athletic Director-Assistant Principal Matt Smith joined KDWA Sports on Wednesday for a program-wide update!

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    Tuesday Night Raider Rewind

    In area local sports on Tuesday night, the Hastings Volleyball Team gave Park all they could handle, but the Wolfpack held on to a 3-1 win over the Raiders, while the Hastings Boys and Girls Soccer Teams played at Todd Field against South Saint Paul! The Raider Boys won 3-0, while the Girls fell to the Packers, 3-2, at McNamara Stadium (Todd Field). KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more on all three games!

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    Raiders, Wolfpack Tackle Cancer Friday

    With the Hastings Raiders Football Team set for a HUGE Highway 61 Showdown with the Park Wolfpack on Friday, it will be more than just another football game, as the Raiders, Wolfpack, and Fans will band together for the annual "Tackle Cancer" Game, which supports the Randy Shaver Tackle Cancer Fund. KDWA Sports caught up with Raider Parent Representative Angie McLay, to give some of the details for the presentation, Friday night.

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    Football Coaches Look Back

    KDWA Sports caught up with both Head Coach Dana Strain of the Hastings Raiders Football Team, and also Head Coach Kevin Haglund of the Prescott Football Team, as both Coaches look back at their Friday night wins, with the Raiders trouncing Hill-Murray 36-6, and Prescott falling to Somerset 42-21.

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    Friday Final: Hastings 36, Hill-Murray 6.

    The Hastings Raiders Football Team again showed their depth, and flexed some Blue and Gold Muscle, with another huge win in Week Two of the 2018 Season, this time pounding the Hill-Murray Pioneers, 36-6, in a game where Hastings held the Pioneers to minus-26 yards rushing, and 47 total yards in the win. The Park Wolfpack are next on Friday, in a game of epic magnitude, back at McNamara Stadium (Todd Field). You won't want to miss it. KDWA's Stat Man Dick Cragg has some of the "Video Game" Stats for the Raiders against the Pioneers.

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    Friday Final: Spartans 42, Cardinals 21.

    The Prescott Cardinals Football Team is still searching for their first win of the season, following Friday's 42-21 loss to the Somerset Spartans, at Laney Field, on Friday Night. Will Piletich scored three times for the Spartans, with Jack Petersen adding two more touchdowns on the ground. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has the recap from Week 4 of the Season.

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    Home Opener Friday For Raiders

    With the Hastings Raiders Football Team set to open the Home Season at McNamara Stadium (Todd Field) Friday night, against the Hill-Murray Pioneers, Head Coach Dana Strain joined KDWA's Nick Tuckner on Thursday for a look at how last week's success at Henry Sibley, can get the Raiders fired up to get to 2-0.

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    Cardinals Host Spartans Friday

    The Prescott Cardinals Football Team will be searching for their first win of the Season in Friday night's home test with the Somerset Spartans at 7pm, in a game that KDWA Sports will have re-played for Prescott Sports Saturday, after the Prescott Coaches Show, at 12:35pm. Head Coach Kevin Haglund joined KDWA Sports on Thursday for our Pre-Game Interview, which you can hear in its entirety, on Prescott Sports Saturday, as well. Here are some clips from the interview:

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    Swimmers Win Relays, NSP Thursday

    The Hastings Raiders Girls Swimming and Diving Team won the Metro East Conference Relays, last week, and are now zoned in on Thursday's dual meet with North Saint Paul, and also this Saturday's Hastings Invitational, at the Hastings Middle School Pool. KDWA's Nick Tuckner caught up with Hastings Head Girls Swimming and Diving Coach Katie McAlpin, with more on the last week of action, and the upcoming fun!

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    Raiders React To Sibley Win

    After their 49-0 road shutout over Henry Sibley, last Thursday, the Hastings Football Team now has their sights set on to this Friday's Home Opener, United Way Kickoff, and Little Raiders Night, as Hill-Murray comes to town. Head Coach Dana Strain, Quarterback Sully Levos, Nose Tackle Godswill Pepple, and Wide Receiver Jackson Kirchoff all joined KDWA Sports with reaction to their win, and preview this Friday!

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    Re-Group, Re-Energize For Somerset

    After their tough 31-14 road loss at Amery, the Prescott Football Team was back at practice, hoping for a much better four-quarter outing against Middle Border Conference Rival, Somerset, this coming Friday night. Head Coach Kevin Haglund joined KDWA Sports to open the week, with more.

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