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    Coach Strain On MSHSL Football Move

    Hastings High School Head Football Coach and Math Teacher Dana Strain joined KDWA Sports on Thursday, to talk about his sport moving from Fall to a modified Spring Season, the challenges that presents, but also encourages his football players to play another Fall Sport like Cross Country or Soccer! Coach Strain also talks about getting everything ready for not only the Spring Season, but also heading back to the classroom, whether it be in-person, or virtually, and those challenges, too!

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    Soccer Games Begin August 27th

    The Hastings Raiders Boys and Girls Soccer Schedule has now been released via the Metro East Conference, and the Raiders will be playing each conference team once in Boys and Girls Doubleheaders, beginning with practices on August 17th, and the first games at North Saint Paul, on Thursday, August 27th, LIVE on KDWA! KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more on the early season schedule! Find our complete broadcast schedule, as it stands today, at kdwa.com!

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    2020 Preview: Raider Girls Tennis

    The Hastings Raiders Girls Tennis Season is just days away, and the team has a ton of talent and leadership coming back to the team, along with some new players that will add to the leadership ranks for this 2020 campaign. Head Coach Marissa Welch joined KDWA's Nick Tuckner on Wednesday, to preview the season, including what the Girls have been doing this Summer to prepare, keeping the Kids safe from Co-Vid, the leadership coming back, and the excitement surrounding Monday!

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    Hens Face Royals Or Muskies Sunday

    The Miesville Mudhens Playoff Picture that was a bit muddy after being swept by Dundas over the weekend, has been cleared up just a little bit, with Northfield clinching a State Tournament berth on Tuesday, winning their best-of-three series, 2-1, with a 4-1 win over Rochester. Now, the Royals will host New Market on Friday night at 8:00pm, with the winner of the game traveling to Miesville, Sunday at 2pm to play for the final State Seed, and the loser going home for the season. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more, as KDWA prepares for Sunday's broadcast.

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    MSHSL's Leighton On Fall, Raider Nation

    The Minnesota State High School League's Communications Coordinator, and 31-year Sports Writing Veteran Tim Leighton joined KDWA Sports to talk about the Fall Sports landscape for the 2020 Season, advice for Coaches and Athletes, plus, shares some fond memories about being on the beat with KDWA's Own Nick Tuckner, covering Raider Nation and beyond! The two talked at length regarding everything related to this different feel to Fall, but the names brought up when it comes to Raider Nation, will bring plenty of memories flooding back for many!

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    2020 Fall Preview: Raider Girls Soccer

    One of our area High School Sports Programs set to open practices for 2020, is the Hastings Raiders Girls Soccer Team under Head Coach Scott Meier, following the best season in School History, in 2019. Coach Meier joined KDWA Sports for an interview you will be able to hear in its entirety on Saturday morning, for this week's Hastings Coaches Show, at 9:05am, but for now, check out clips from Monday's fun! Coach Meier talks about the excitement heading on to the 2020 Season, which will begin on Monday, for the Raiders.

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    Dukes Sweep Mudhens Sunday

    The Miesville Mudhens were swept on Sunday by the Dundas Dukes, in their best-of-three series, as the Dukes used an eight run seventh inning to earn their bid to the State Tournament in Shakopee, beating the Hens, 8-1, at Memorial Park. Now, the Mudhens await either New Market, Rochester, or Northfield, next Sunday at 2:00pm, in an elimination game for the final State Tournament spot out of Class 1B. KDWA Sports will have more throughout the week!

       

    Park High Preparing For Fall Sports

    Continuing with our coverage of the upcoming Fall Sports Season, and fallout from the MSHSL Fall Sports "Return To Play" Meeting on Tuesday, KDWA Sports was able to catch up with Park (Cottage Grove) High School Athletic Director Phil Kuemmel. Kuemmel has more on getting the Fall Season going, registration for Fall Sports, the potential for emergence of not just three, but FOUR-Sport Athletes in 2020-21, and a hat tip to all of the Coaches scrambling to prepare the best possible experience for our area kids.

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    Raider Reaction To Fall Changes

    With the news of Minnesota High School Football and Volleyball moving to a modified Spring Season, but all other Fall Sports beginning on time, Monday, August 17th, Hastings High School Athletic Director Trent Hanson joined KDWA's Nick Tuckner on Wednesday morning, to get the "ball rolling" for the Fall! Hanson discusses the changes to Football and Volleyball, the fact that Student Athletes will not be forced to "choose" a sport in the Spring, the turnaround for Athletic Directors and Coaches from now until the 17th, and much more! You can also listen to the complete interview, as part of our Hastings Coaches Show, at 9:05am, Saturday!

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    Minnesota Football, Volleyball To Spring

    The Minnesota State High School League announced on Tuesday that Football and Volleyball will not be played this Fall, as they will be moving to a modified Spring Season, where likely Football and Volleyball will be played from March through May, and then Spring Sports beginning afterwards, and go through July. All other Fall High School Sports in Minnesota will be allowed to begin, as scheduled, on Monday, August 17th, albeit with a few tweaks to scheduling, and amount of games and matches allowed per week. As a reminder to listeners, the Minnesota State High School League does NOT govern club or youth sports. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more on the announcements from Tuesday, and we will also have more with Hastings High School Athletic Director Trent Hanson, and Park Athletic Director Phil Kuemmel after they meet with respective Conference officials from the Metro East and Suburban East, later this week. Please stay tuned to KDWA for more:

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    Sizzling Summer For Girls Pucksters

    Another area Team that has been in Summer Camp mode over the last few weeks, has been the Hastings Raiders Girls Hockey squad, under Head Coach Tim Duggan, heading in to his second year at the helm. Coach Duggan joined KDWA's Nick Tuckner on Tuesday to break down the Summer Fun, including a bumper crop of 51, yes fifty-one Raiders coming out through a busy month of July. The Raiders will be ready for November!

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    Raider Boys Soccer Set For Season

    We will learn much more about the status of the 2020 Fall Sports Season in Minnesota throughout the week, but that hasn't stopped our Hastings High School Teams from planning, and opening Senior-Led Captains practices, including the Raider Boys Soccer Squad. Head Coach Jamie Swanson joined us for the Hastings Coaches Show, this past Saturday, and we have a couple clips to open the week, as Coach Swanson and Boys are getting ready for whatever the MSHSL throws at us.

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    Wild Blank Canucks In Game One

    The Minnesota Wild won their opening game of the NHL Playoffs, in Edmonton, late Sunday night, playing a well-rounded complete game, winning 3-0 over the Vancouver Canucks, in game one of their best-of-five series. Jared Spurgeon scored twice, Kevin Fiala added a power-play goal, and South Saint Paul Native Alex Stalock stopped 28 of 28 Vancouver shots, for a playoff shutout. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more on the Game One win, and previews Game Two, Tuesday night, at 9:30pm, LIVE on KDWA Radio, with Bob Kurtz and Tom Reid!

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    Hens Drop Three, Still #2 Seed

    Even though it was a rough end to the regular season, with three consecutive losses to Elko, Northfield, and Lyon's Pub, the Miesville Mudhens Amateur Baseball Team still earned the #2 Seed in the Section 1B Playoffs, and will take on #5 Dundas in their best-of-three series on Friday night, at 8:00pm. All Mudhens games will be heard LIVE on KDWA Radio, throughout the postseason run! KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more on seeding, and first round series matchups.

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    Week In Review: Summer In To Fall!

    The news about Summer Camps is also starting to mix in with our 2020 Fall Sports Previews, as all of our High School Teams here in the Tri-County Area are excited to start getting back to some sort of "normal", with their teammates, classmates, and friends! KDWA's Nick Tuckner wrapped up the week with our "Week In Review", talking Summer Hoops with Hastings Boys Head Coach Chad Feikema, Wisconsin Fall Sports start dates with Prescott AD Matt Smith, plus our first 2020 Fall Sports Preview interview with 2019 State Runner Up Golf Coach Chad Salay of the PRescott Girls! All of that and more, in our Sunny Weekend Sports on KDWA!

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    Fall Sports Preview: Prescott Girls Golf

    In Wisconsin, "Low Risk" High School Sports will be allowed to open on Monday, August 17th, and that includes the 2019 State Runner Up Prescott Cardinals Girls Golf Team, led by Head Coach Chad Salay. Coach Salay joined KDWA's Nick Tuckner on Thursday for a preview of the 2020 Season, and more on what many of his golfers have been doing during what has actually been a very busy, active, offseason.

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    Raiders Hire Korenchen For Volleyball

    The Hastings High School Athletic Department has announced the hiring of Anne Korenchen as new Head Volleyball Coach, taking over for Amy Johnson, who took the Head Coaching Job at Park High School, after last season came to an end. HHS Athletic Director Trent Hanson was quoted through an e-mail that "Anne is a native of Sauk Centre, Minnesota, where was a multi-sport athlete in volleyball and basketball for the Mainstreeters. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Anne began her coaching career as a Junior Olympic volleyball coach at age 18, and previously coached volleyball and taught math at Sauk Centre High School. Anne has served as a math teacher and assistant high school volleyball coach in Hastings for the last four years. She also coaches in the local Hastings Heat JO program." KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more on the hiring of the former Raider Assistanct Coach, elevated to the top spot, in 2020.

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    Wisconsin Fall Start Dates Announced

    Prescott High School now has clarification from the WIAA as to when they will be starting their 2020 Fall Sports Season, as the start dates will be determined by the "risk" of co-vid infection, by sport. Prescott High School Athletic Director and Assistant Principal Matt Smith joined KDWA's Nick Tuckner on Tuesday to announce the start dates for Cross Country, Girls Golf, Football, and Volleyball, plus talks about guidelines, sanitization, and Student-Athlete responsibility!

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    State Moving To Shakopee, Milroy

    The Minnesota Baseball Association has announced that with New Ulm backing out of hosting the 2020 State Amateur Baseball Tournament, the Class B State Tournament will now be held in Shakopee, with Class C moving all the way down to Milroy and Springfield, in Southwestern Minnesota. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more on the announcement, and change in venue for State.

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    Raider Hoops "Camping" In July

    The Hastings Raiders Boys Basketball Team has also been "camping" since early July, and have gotten a ton done, even in a weird Summer surrounded by Covid-19, according to Raider Head Coach Chad Feikema. The Raiders have been able to practice and hold some inter-squad scrimmages, throughout the summer, in anticipation for a full 2020-21 season.

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    Week In Review: Fall Anticipation

    In our KDWA Sports "Week In Review", we continue to look forward to the 2020 Fall Sports Season, by introducing fans to New Head Prescott Football Coach Jordan Hansen, talked with Park High School AD Phil Kuemmel on what has been happening on campus this Summer, more on a few local sports fundraisers, and much more! Check out our Sports Updates 22 minutes after every hour, or right here at kdwa.com!

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    Mudhens Start Hot, Playoffs Near

    The Miesville Mudhens Amateur Baseball Team is out to a 10-1 start through their first eleven games of this shortened 2020 Season, and it has been a combination of not only Hitting, Pitching, and Defense, but also from a variety of players on the roster. Hens Manager Matt VanDerBosch joined KDWA Sports on Thursday to talk about the hot start, the depth on the roster, and what's coming up this weekend, with two HUGE road games on Friday and Sunday!

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    Coach Hansen Introduced To Prescott

    KDWA Sports was able to introduce High School Sports Fans to New Prescott Head Football Coach Jordan Hansen on Wednesday, as he looks forward to his first year in Cardinal Red, not only on the football field, but the classroom, as well. Coach Hansen has more on his background, what brought him to Prescott, his ideas on the program offensively and defensively for 2020, and much more!

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    Girls Soccer Golf Tourney Coming!

    The Hastings Raiders Girls Soccer Team is still looking for foursomes and players for their upcoming Golf Tournament Fundraiser on Sunday, August 16th! Head Coach Scott Meier has more information on the Tourney, as we are now less than one month away from teeing off.

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    Park Preparing For Full Fall Schedule

    With Fall Sports still uncertain heading in to the 2020 High School Season, many of our area Athletic Directors are in a holding pattern, as they await more guidance from State officials, and the Minnesota State High School League. At Park High School, AD Phil Kuemmel has more on the situation, and what Park Wolfpack Student Athletes have been up to this Summer, preparing for the school year. Also, Kuemmel says good-bye to a Park Legend, with the recent passing of Hall of Fame Baseball Coach Granville "Granny" Smith.

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