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    Raiders Quietly Awaiting Quarterfinals

    With the regular season now in the rear view mirror for the Hastings Raiders Boys Hockey Team, they are now feverishly preparing for their Section 1AA Quarterfinal opponent, both mentally and physically, as they get set for the playoff grind. Head Coach Adam Welch joined KDWA Sports on Tuesday to talk about their final regular season win at Rochester Mayo, the Sectional Seeding process, and how excited the Raiders are to have the #1 seed, beginning Thursday night, LIVE on KDWA, at 7pm!

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    Raiders Earn Top Slot In Playoffs

    The Hastings Raiders Boys Hockey Team earned the #1 overall seed in the upcoming Section 1AA Playoffs, and will host the play-in winner of Dodge County and Rochester John Marshall (who play Tuesday in Rochester), at home, Thursday, at 7:00pm. KDWA's Nick Tuckner breaks down the entire playoff seeding and bracket!

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    Cardinal Girls Ready For Playoffs

    The Prescott Cardinals Girls Basketball Team is getting ready for Friday's Regional Semifinals at the Nest, and KDWA Sports caught up with Head Coach Ron Murphy, and Senior Leaders Haylee Yaeger, and Allie Murphy, as they aim for a Regional Championship, and beyond!

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    Prescott Boys Hoops Earn Top Seed

    The Prescott Cardinals Boys Basketball Team earned the #1 Seed in their WIAA Division 3 Playoff Bracket, and will not have to play until the Regional Semifinals, on Friday, March 1st, at the Prescott High School Gym, against either Tuesday's winner of Elk Mound and Somerset. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more on the seeding!

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    Raiders Close Regular Season 19-4-1

    Saturday Night at Graham Arena, the Hastings Raiders Boys Hockey Team ended their regular season with one of their biggest wins of the season, giving Rochester Mayo only their second home loss of the year, in a 5-2 Raider victory, finishing 19-4-1, heading in to Section 1AA play, Thursday night. KDWA's Nick Tuckner shares some excitement, heading in to Sunday's seeding meeting.

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    Raptors Shock Raiders, Ending Season

    The 2018-19 Team Wrestling Season came to a shocking conclusion on Friday night, in Eagan, as the East Ridge Raptors upset the Hastings Wrestling Team, 38-25 in the Section 3AAA Championship, earning the Raptors their first trip to the State Team Meet, in School History. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more on how the Team Season came to a close on Friday.

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    Raiders Win 10-4 On Senior Night

    On Senior Night, Thursday at the Hastings Civic Arena, the Hastings Raiders Boys Hockey Team honored their Seniors in a BIG way, scoring ten goals, including five in the third period, in taming the Farmington Tigers, 10-4, LIVE on KDWA, with one game to go in the regular season, Saturday at Rochester Mayo. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more in the recap, including the call of Alex Foster's first goal of the year, in the second period.

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    Raiders Drop Packers, Zephyrs Friday

    The Hastings Raiders Girls Basketball Team earned a huge early-week win over South Saint Paul on Tuesday, and are now looking for the Season Sweep over Mahtomedi, on the road, Friday night. Head Coach Joe Lynch joined KDWA Sports on Thursday for an update.

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    Three Raiders Sign Letters Of Intent

    At Hastings High School, Thursday was a special day for three Senior Student Athletes, with (from left) Matt Schlottman (Valley City State-Basketball), Noah Kullmann (Northwestern University-Iowa-Football), and Natasha Gergen (Saginaw Valley State-Michigan-Swimming) all signing their National Letters of Intent for Academics and Athletics, with scholarships for 2019. Listen in to Thursday's signing ceremony here:

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    Cardinal Track Coming Soon

    With all of the Cold and Snow over the past few weeks, it might be hard for some sports fans to start thinking Spring, however, for the Prescott Track and Field Team, along with their Husband and Wife Coaching Tandem of Emily and Carl Calabrese, they are already ready to go. With just about a month to go before first practices of the season, the Coaches talk about preseason preparation!

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    Klimek Rescues Raiders In Overtime!

    The Hastings Raiders Boys Hockey Team survived a scare from a very tough South Saint Paul Team on Tuesday night, trailing by a goal late, all to tie it up on Jax Schauer's 15th of the season, before Jack Klimek's heroics won the game, 42 seconds in to the overtime period, giving Hastings a much-needed, heart-stopping, 4-3 win over the Packers. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has the final goal of the game, and as always, with a little Raider flair to it!

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    Seventh Straight Win In Thriller

    You heard it LIVE to open the week, on KDWA Radio, as the Prescott Cardinals Boys Basketball Team pulled off a last-second win in a battle of two 12-win teams, as Parker Nielsen found Mitch Schommer for his only two points of the game on game-winning layup with 3.2 seconds to go in their 61-60 win over River Falls. Head Coach Nick Johnson joined KDWA Sports on Tuesday to look back. (Tuesday's game with Amery is rescheduled for Saturday at 1:00pm.)

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    Coaches vs. Cancer Thursday Night

    The Hastings Boys Basketball team is proud to announce the fourth annual Coaches vs Cancer game at 7pm on Thursday, February 14th against Mahtomedi. All students attending the game will get free pizza from Green Mill, and will also be eligible for halftime door prizes. We are also passing the hat for the Black family during the game. Melissa, a teacher at Pinecrest, was stricken with breast cancer this summer and has completed her treatments and surgeries. Charlie is a counselor and coach at Hastings Middle School, and is also a former basketball and football player at Hastings High School. Please come out to the Hastings High School Field House to celebrate with us!

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    2018-19 Season Recap: Girls Hockey

    The season is now over for the Hastings Raiders Girls Hockey Team, and Head Coach Josh Colvin joined KDWA's Nick Tuckner, to wrap up the 2018-19 Campaign, some of the fun moments, looking back at the Seniors, saying good-bye to retiring Coach Steve Benson, and peeking ahead to next year!

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    Prescott Girls Seeded Second

    The Prescott Cardinals Girls Basketball Team earned the #2 Seed in their 12-team WIAA Division Three Playoff Bracket, and KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more on how all of the seeding, and first round match-ups shake down, beginning with the Quarterfinals, on February 19th. The Cardinals will have a first round bye, and will play the winner of Osceola and Barron on Friday, February 22nd at 7pm.

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    Patriots Finish Tourney In Fourth Place

    The 59th annual Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Patriot Middle School Basketball Tournament came to a conclusion on Saturday night, with the SEAS Boys finishing their tournament in 4th place, falling to Hill-Murray in the 3rd Place Game, 45-37 to Hill-Murray. KDWA's own Former Patriot, Nick Tuckner, has more on the final day of the tourney.

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    SEAS Girls, Boys Both Win Friday

    On day one of the 59th annual St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Middle School Basketball Tournament, LIVE on KDWA, the SEAS Girls and Boys both won on Friday night, as the Girls toppled the Transfiguration Tigers, 41-28, and the SEAS Boys defeated the Hastings 8th Grade Public Team, 48-32. Now, the Boys will play again at 12:45pm, Saturday afternoon, and then at either 5:45 or 7pm, Saturday evening, LIVE on KDWA!

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    Friday Night Girls Hoops Recap

    In High School Girls Basketball on Friday night, the Prescott Cardinals won a huge Middle Border Conference Showdown with the New Richmond Tigers, 52-48 at the Nest, while the Hastings Raiders Girls led by two at halftime, but succumbed to Tartan, 68-59 at the Hastings High School Field House. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more on both Girls games from Friday night.

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    Cardinal Girls Host Tigers Friday

    The Prescott Cardinals Girls Basketball Team has won four straight games, and are now 15-2 overall, heading in to Friday night's home showdown with the New Richmond Tigers. Head Coach Ron Murphy joined KDWA Sports for an update on Thursday afternoon.

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    Season Ends In Section Quarterfinals

    The 2018-19 Season came to a close for the Hastings Raiders Girls Hockey Team on Wednesday night, in the Section 3AA Playoff Quarterfinals, falling on the road at #1 Eagan, 4-1, ending their season with an 8-16-1 overall record. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more in Wednesday's game recap.

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    Raider Wrestlers Preparing For Sections

    The Hastings Raiders Wrestling Team is now preparing for the upcoming Section 3AAA Playoffs, with the Team Tournament, on Friday, February 15th, at Eagan, LIVE on KDWA, and the Individual Tournament, the next weekend, in Bloomington. Head Coach Josh McLay joined KDWA Sports on Wednesday to catch fans up on the last two weeks of meets, and tournaments.

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    Sneak Attack Snow Postponements

    Mother Nature thought she could play some rotten tricks on huge night for Local, Tri County Area Sports, with a sneak-attack snowfall that dropped nearly five inches of snow in Hastings before 5pm, cancelling or postponing numerous games and meets for Tuesday evening. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more on the snowfest!

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    Playoffs Begin Wednesday!

    The Section 3AA Girls Hockey Playoffs begin LIVE on KDWA, Wednesday night, as the #8 Hastings Raiders travel to #1 Eagan, to face the Wildcats, in a win-or-go-home game, with both teams' seasons on the line! Raider Head Coach Josh Colvin talked with KDWA Sports on a snowy Tuesday afternoon, as Hastings prepares for what is seemingly a yearly playoff match-up.

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    Huge Comeback, Polars Next

    After being down 30-17 at halftime, and as much as 18 points with 14 minutes to go in the game, the Hastings Raiders Boys Basketball Team churned out their biggest comeback of the year, in a complete team victory, winning 67-64, at Simley, this past Friday night. Head Coach Chad Feikema joined KDWA Sports on Monday to look back at the big win, and to preview North Saint Paul on Tuesday.

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    Cardinals Winners Of 5 Straight

    The Prescott Cardinals Boys Basketball Team has won five straight games, since their tough road loss at Saint Croix Central, right after Christmas Vacation, and are now primed for a three-game week, beginning with Tuesday's trip to Osceola. Head Coach Nick Johnson joined KDWA Sports with an update.

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