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HHS Faculty 43, HMS Faculty 31

In the United Way of Hastings-Hastings High School Student Council Faculty Basketball Game Fundraiser, the Hastings High School faculty defeated the Hastings Middle School Faculty, 43-31 on Tuesday, in front of a huge crowd at HHS. (Photo Courtesy of KDWA's Cassandra Hodgson)


Trying To Tame Tigers On Friday

The Hastings Girls Hockey Team is preparing for their final two regular season games, this weekend, heading to Farmington on Friday night, before coming back home to face Simley on Saturday at 5:15pm. Head Coach Jeff Corkish gave KDWA's Nick Tuckner an in-depth interview on Tuesday afternoon.

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FINAL: River Falls 47, Prescott 21

The Prescott Cardinals Girls Basketball Team was first out-sized, and then out-played late, as River Falls used a 29-9 second half, to propel past Prescott, 47-21, in Tuesday's LIVE broadcast on KDWA!

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Final Two Regular Season Games This Week

It was a fantastic Senior Night on Friday for the Hastings Girls Hockey Team, earning a 4-1 win over Tartan, but now their focus has shifted to this Friday's game at Farmington, and Simley on Saturday, back home. KDWA Sports talked with three players, as Erin Moes, Kiki Radke, and Anna Williams talked puck, with Nick Tuckner.

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Cardinals Fly In To Final MBC Games

The Prescott Cardinals Boys Basketball Team is at 14-1 through their first 15 games of the season, as the squad can now see the playoff light, at the proverbial end of the tunnel! Head Coach Nick Johnson joined KDWA's Nick Tuckner at this past Saturday's Prescott Coaches Show at Ptacek's, to give fans an update.

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Week In Review: Raiders Keep Winning

In our KDWA Sports "Week In Review" for this weekend, KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more on the Hastings Girls Hockey Team's 4-1 win over Tartan, Friday, plus Friday's Girls Basketball Score from Hastings' win over Henry Sibley, and more with Head Coach Gerry Rupp of the Hastings Boys Swim Team, and Tiffany Peine with the United Way, regarding Tuesday's Big Fundraiser Basketball Game.

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Matinee Final: Mahtomedi 7, Hastings 1

The Hastings Boys Hockey Team led #4-A Mahtomedi (16-2-1 overall) 1-0 after one period, but all that did was wake up the Zephyrs' offense, scoring seven unanswered goals, in their 7-1 romp over the Raiders (7-11-1 overall). Hastings has a full week off, as they prepare for Tartan at home, next Thursday on KDWA!


Wrestlers Roar In To Final Meets Of Season

In our weekly Hastings Raiders Wrestling Report, Head Varsity Coach Josh McLay talked about the busy last weekend, with three meets, ninth grade state, and a youth tournament all in the same four-day span!

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From Park Thriller, To Mahtomedi Thursday

What a game it was on Tuesday night, as the Hastings Raiders Boys Hockey Team came back from a late 4-2 deficit, to beat Park, 5-4 at the Hastings Civic Arena! KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more on the win, as the Raiders prepare for a rare weekday matinee, when Hastings will travel to Stillwater, in a showdown with highly ranked Mahtomedi, Thursday at 3pm on KDWA.

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Raider Nordic Ski Surging In Metro East

The Hastings Boys and Girls Nordic (cross country) Ski Teams are having another great year, with both teams flashing some elite talent in the Metro East Conference. Head Coach John DeWall joined KDWA's Nick Tuckner on Wednesday, to look back at the not-so-snowy Winter, thus far.

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Swimmers Set For Senior Night

The Hastings Boys Swimming and Diving Team took care of North St. Paul, and then placed second in the True Team Section meet on Saturday, at the Hastings Middle School Pool. Head Coach Gerry Rupp has news on the last two meets, plus news on Vova Tipler breaking a nearly 40-year old school record in Diving!

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Cardinals Beat Tigers, Seniors Talk

The Prescott Cardinals Boys Basketbal Team kept rolling on Tuesday night, defeating New Richmond 64-44 in Middle Border Conference Play, now holding the top spot in the conference, outright! KDWA Sports caught up with three Senior Players in Garrett Ryan, Joe Haas, and Monty Stenroos, to chat about a few of the big games over the last week.

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United Way Faculty Basketball Fundraiser

The United Way of Hastings, the HHS Student Council, United Way Junior Board, and Hastings Young Life are joining forces for a Hastings High School-Hastings Middle School Faculty Basketball Game fundraiser on Tuesday, January 27th, at 6:30pm, at the Hastings High School Field House. Tiffany Peine from the United Way of Hastings joined KDWA Sports on Monday, to promote the upcoming community event! (Photo Courtesy Of The United Way of Hastings)

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Two In A Row, Park Here Tuesday

The Hastings Raiders Boys Hockey Team has won two straight games, outscoring Henry Sibley and South St. Paul by a combined 12-3 score on Thursday and Saturday, in Metro East Conference Play. Head Coach Russ joined KDWA Sports for a two-game recap on Monday, and also previews their two-game set this week, with Park Tuesday, and Mahtomedi Thursday! (Reminder-Thursday's game at Mahtomedi will now be a 3:00pm Start, at the St. Croix Valley Rec Center in Stillwater)

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FINAL: Hastings 75, East Ridge 3.

Though there were plenty of open weights on the East Ridge side of the meet, the Hastings Raiders Wrestling took care of business on Friday night, beating former SEC Rival East Ridge, 75-3 at the HHS Field House on Friday, on Youth Night! 9th Grade State, and a Youth Tournament will continue at the Field House all weekend!


Week In Review: Winter Fun

This weekend's edition of our KDWA Sports Week in Review takes you around the Winter Sports landscape, talking plenty of Basketball, and Hockey, plus chat about a couple of local sports happenings over the next couple of weeks!

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Raiders Now Lead Metro East Conference

The Hastings Boys Basketball Team jumped to 11-3 overall, and now lead the Metro East Conference at 5-1, following their 67-52 win at Mahtomedi on Tuesday. Head Coach Chad Feikema joined KDWA Sports on Wednesday for a recap!

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Wrestlers Win Two At Kiffmeyer

The Hastings Raiders Wrestling Team won two of three meets at the St. Cloud Kiffmeyer Tournament, this past Saturday, and Head Coach Josh McLay joined KDWA Sports on Wednesday, to look back. Also, Coach McLay previews their triangular at Mahtomedi on Thursday, and Friday's meet with East Ridge, and not North St. Paul, as previously scheduled.

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Boys Set For Sibley; 50 Years Announcement

After a couple of hard-fought losses to Eastview and Hill-Murray last week, the Hastings Boys Hockey Team is looking to right the ship at Henry Sibley on Thursday. Head Coach Russ Welch joined KDWA Sports on Tuesday to recap last week, preview this weekend, and also talk about "Hockey Day in Hastings" on January 31st, where the "50 Years of Raider Hockey" will be celebrated with former coaches, players, and managers!

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Cardinals Pound Mounders, Durand Next

In one of the weirdest games you might see in a while, the Prescott Cardinals Boys Basketball Team pounded Elk Mound in a rematch of last season's Section Championship, 45-13. And no, it was not a football game. Head Coach Nick Johnson of the Cardinals took some time to join KDWA's Nick Tuckner for an update on Tuesday.

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Boys Hoops Surging In To Mahtomedi

The Hastings Raiders Boys Basketball Team continued their wonderful start to the 2014-15 Season, now 10-3, after two wins against top teams in the area, this past weekend. Head Coach Chad Feikema has a recap, plus a preview of Tuesday's big game at Mahtomedi.

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Hastings Skating Rinks Now OPEN

The City of Hastings has officially opened all of the skating rinks, and warming houses for the rest of the Winter, and Hastings Parks and Recreation Sports and Recreation Coordinator Phil Vargas joined KDWA Sports on Monday to talk about all of the details. (Pioneer Park Pictured)

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FINAL: Hastings 68, Red Wing 67

They did it again. After trailing Red Wing (#3-MN-AAA) by as many as 17 points in the second half, the Hastings Raiders Boys Basketball Team fought all the way back, to beat the Wingers (11-3 Overall) 68-67, and jump to 10-3 overall on the season. Craig Nielsen led the way with 32 points, and Joe Dittrich hit the game-winning shot with less than five seconds remaining. More with Head Coach Chad Feikema on the last two wins, in Monday's Sports Updates!


FINAL: Hastings 57, Tartan 56

The Hastings Raiders Boys Basketball Team again proved that they are for real on Friday night, as Hastings (9-3 Overall) defeated 2013-14 State Tournament Team Tartan (11-4 overall) in front of a jam-packed Hastings High School Field House Crowd, as Craig Nielsen's late field goal, and a team block at the buzzer gave them a 57-56 win over the highly-ranked Titans. KDWA Sports will have more on the win, in Monday's Sports Updates!


Week In Review: Mid-Winter Updates

In this edition of the KDWA Sports "Week In Review", our Nick Tuckner caught up with Head Hastings Boys Hockey Coach Russ Welch, Hastings Boys Swim Coach Gerry Rupp, Prescott Girls Basketball Coach Ron Murphy, and more!

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