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    River Rumble Set For Friday At Vets

    The River Rumble Baseball Series will take place again this year on Rivertown Days Friday, with the Hastings-Prescott Legion Game at 5:00pm, followed by the Amateur Game with the Hawks and Pirates at 8:00pm. The games will also have a dual purpose with both towns raising food and money for the United Way of Hastings! KDWA Sports spoke with Hastings Hawks President Bruce Karnick, and Pirates Manager Michael Lytle on the upcoming Friday night FUN!

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    2018 Fall Preview: Prescott Football

    We are now less than two weeks away from the first football practices of the season for the Prescott Cardinals, and 2nd Year Head Coach Kevin Haglund is now settled in to his position, extremely excited about the possibilities for the 2018 campaign. Coach Haglund joined KDWA's Nick Tuckner for the first time this season on Wednesday, for our much anticipated Season Preview Interview!

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    Rivertown Days Sports Start Thursday

    Rivertown Days Sports officially begin on Thursday with the 40th Annual Tennis Tournament, and the YMCA Glow Run, and KDWA Sports is extremely excited to provide you with the information you need, to make your way around all of the Sporting Events, throughout the weekend!

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    AD Smith On Athletic Code Meetings

    With more on the Prescott High School and Middle School Athletic Co-Curricular Code Meetings coming up over the next three weeks, Athletic Director and Assistant Principal Matt Smith joined KDWA Sports on Tuesday, to share information with Athletes, and Parents alike!

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    Pioneer Park Refurbishment Postponed

    The Pioneer Park Basketball Court refurbishment project that was a result of the Timberwolves "Our Courts, Our Future" contest has been postponed to the week of July 30th, due to the predicted high chance of rain on Thursday and Friday, according to City of Hastings. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more on the Breaking News.

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    Tennis Association Ready For Tourney

    With Rivertown Days Week now officially here, and the Rivertown Days Tennis Tournament set for its 40th consecutive year, beginning on Thursday, KDWA Sports was able to catch up with Hastings Tennis Association President Sadie Reiners to chat about the upcoming tournament, and the association itself! Also, we will have more with some of the HTA Summer Interns later this week.

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    PHS Mandatory Athletic Code Meetings

    Prescott High School will be holding mandatory Athletic Code Meetings for Student Athletes, and at least one parent or guardian, coming next week, and two more in the following two weeks thereafter. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more on these mandatory Pre-Season meetings for players and parents!

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    Week In Review: Rivertown Preview

    Looking back at the week that was in local Tri-County Area Sports, KDWA Sports was able to focus in on the YMCA of Hastings, including their sports offerings, and their portion of Rivertown Days 2018, had more with Hastings Parks and Recreation's Phil Vargas on two Rivertown Days Tournaments, plus chatted with Hastings High School Trap Shooting Coach Earl Robinson on their fantastic 2018 Season. All of that and more in this edition of the KDWA Sports "Week In Review".

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    RTD Glow Run Set For July 19th

    With Rivertown Days now less than one week away, KDWA Sports caught up once again with YMCA Sports Director Brian Davis, this time to talk about the upcoming Glow Run, and Nick Clare Memorial Run, on Thursday, July 19th. KDWA's Nick Tuckner also asked about where the money raised will go, as many youth, and families will benefit from the event!

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    River Rumble Baseball On July 20th

    Don't forget that the Rivertown Days River Rumble Baseball Series is coming back to Vets' Park, next Friday, July 20th, as the Hastings and Prescott American Legion and Amateur Baseball Teams battle, LIVE on KDWA! The Raiders and Rivermen will start the night at 5:00pm, with the Hawks and Pirates playing in the night cap at 8:00pm. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more!

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    Hastings Trap Shooters On Target

    In their seventh year as a team, the Hastings High School Trap Shooting Team continued to grow, and improve with Conference and State accolades throughout the Spring of 2018, and Head Coach Earl Robinson joined KDWA Sports on Wednesday to chat about the sport, and the season as a whole! (Photo Courtesy of Jeremy Rother)

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    Football Is Coming Soon!

    Can you believe that the first High School Football Practices are now less than three weeks away in Prescott? The Cardinals will open practice on August 1st, and the Hastings Raiders will follow on August 13th. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has a look at what both teams will be up to through the first few weeks.

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    New Courts, Rivertown Days, and More

    Hastings Parks and Recreation will be having a very busy Rivertown Days Weekend, with the unveiling of the New Basketball Courts at Pioneer Park, courtesy of the Minnesota Timberwolves, plus news on the Rivertown Days Kittenball and Volleyball Tournaments on Saturday the 21st, with Parks and Recreation Athletics Coordinator Phil Vargas.

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    YMCA Summer Sports Sizzling!

    The Hastings Area YMCA is very busy with numerous youth sports programs taking place throughout our community, and YMCA Regional Sports Director Brian Davis took some time to join KDWA Sports for a Summer Update, as we open the week. Later on this week, we will also catch up with Davis, regarding the upcoming Rivertown Days Glow Run, that will be taking place on Thursday, July 19th.

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    Week In Review: Summer Update

    Over the past week, KDWA Sports had said good-bye to the Spring, and even looked ahead to Fall Sports which will begin on Ausust 1st in Prescott with Football, and on Monday, August 13th in Hastings, for all teams. Hastings High School Athletic Director Trent Hanson headlines the week that was in Tri-County Sports, talking end of spring, and upcoming projects including Todd Field, during a fairly calm Independence Day Sports Week, in the area!

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    Post-Fourth Sports Fireworks

    Thursday, KDWA Sports had plenty of after-the-fourth Sporting Events coming up across the Tri-County Area, especially with Rivertown Days now just over two weeks away in Hastings! KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more on the Josh Wagner Memorial Golf Tournament, Rivertown Days Tennis, and Volleyball news too!

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    Mudhens Split Series With Aces

    The Miesville Mudhens Amateur Baseball Team did indeed finish off the Red Wing Aces, Tuesday, jumping to 16-2 overall, following their Fourth of July Win, splitting the Season Series at one game each. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more on the win. Our next LIVE Mudhens broadcast will be Sunday, July 15th, as they host Cannon Falls at 2pm.

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    HHS Academic Awards, Athletic Projects

    In Part Two of our Spring Recap and Summer Update with Hastings High School Athletic Director Trent Hanson, we talked about a wonderful academic award for the Hastinsg Girls Golfers, plus shifts focus to some of the big athletic-related projects at the High School Track, Middle School Gyms, and of course, McNamara Stadium (Todd Field).

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    Volleyball Tourney Added To RTD 2018

    Not only will there be Tennis and Kittenball Tournament this Rivertown Days 2018, but another Tournament has also been fueled up, as Hastings Parks and Recreation will also host a Volleyball Tournament! KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more on the upcoming event!

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    A.D. Hanson Recaps Raider Spring

    After a slow start due to the weather, the Spring Sports Season went extremely well both on the field of play, and in the classroom, as Hastings High School Athletic Director Trent Hanson told KDWA Sports to open the week. KDWA Sports will also have more with Hanson regarding the work that will be done at Todd Field over the next year, in Tuesday afternoon's Sports updates! Stay tuned!

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    Josh Wagner Golf Tourney July 13th

    The first annual Josh Wagner Memorial Golf Tournament will take place on Friday, July 13th, at Emerald Greens Golf Course, here in Hastings, and Josh's Brother Cody Wagner joined KDWA Sports on Thursday to talk about the fun that will take place on the 13th, celebrating a wonderful man, and also raising money for a very worthy cause.

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    Hastings Softball, Volleyball Update

    The Hastings Parks and Recreation Summer Adult Sports Season is really kicking in to high gear as we hit the end of June, and the beginning of July, and KDWA's NIck Tuckner has more on the Softball and Volleyball Standings from Vets and Pioneer Parks, respectively!

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    2018 Park Spring Sports Recap

    The Spring Sports Season is also over at Park High School, in Cottage Grove, and Activities Director Phil Kuemmel joined KDWA Sports on Thursday to talk about the end of the year, and the fun that was had, including a fantastic run for the Park Softball Team.

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    Raider Dittrich Finishes 20th At State

    Hastings Senior Golfer Nick Dittrich finished his Raider Career fittingly, at the Minnesota Class AAA State Meet, 20th in the State of Minnesota, following a 75 on day one, and another 75 to close State, on Wednesday. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has an update from Bunker Hills.

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    Coach Smith On Memorable Season

    It was one of the most memorable Softball Seasons in Prescott History, and Head Coach Matt Smith of the Cardinals joined KDWA Sports on Wednesday to look back on their 22-4 season which included Conference, Regional, and Sectional Championships, along with their first trip to State in 16 years.

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