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After Scrimmage, Raiders Ready

After their indoor scrimmage with Cannon Falls, late last week (pictured), the Hastings Raiders Baseball Team is ready for Thursday's Season Opener at Park (Cottage Grove). KDWA's Nick Tuckner talked with three players, as Cody Marek, Mikey Junker, and Jake Dale gear up for Thursday. (Photo Courtesy of Hastings Baseball Facebook Page)

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Park Set To Host Opener Thursday

At Park High School in Cottage Grove, the Wolfpack Athletic Department is feverishly getting ready for Thursday's 2015 Baseball Opener between Hastings and Park, LIVE on KDWA! Park Athletic Director Phil Kuemmel joined KDWA Sports on Monday to look back at the Spring Practice Schedule, and gives a preview of Thursday's big game!

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Week In Review: Is Spring Here YET?

With more Spring Sports Previews on the diamond, along with important schedule announcements, AM 1460 KDWA Sports is eagerly awaiting the 2015 Spring Sports Openers throughout the Tri-County area, as we kick in to our "Week In Review".

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Season Ends; Memories Last Forever

The Prescott Cardinals Boys Basketball Team may me done for the year, but they have made the entire Tri-County Area PROUD. The Cardinals ended their magical season in the State Semifinals, with a 62-50 loss to defending State Champion, Brown Deer, at the Kohl Center, in Madison, LIVE on KDWA, Friday morning. AM 1460 KDWA Radio will have a complete Season Recap of this wonderful 25-2 Season, next weekend, at Saturday's, March 28th's Prescott Coaches Show at Ptacek's IGA, at noon! (Photo Courtesy of Julie Grabow)

    

Week In Review: Spring Blooming

This week's edition of our KDWA Sports "Week in Review" has KDWA's Nick Tuckner talking "Season Previews" with Hastings Baseball Coach Taylor Pagel, Raider Softball Coach Dean Robinson, and also chatted with two of our Junior Hastings Wrestlers, plus more on the upcoming Spring Schedules!

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2015 Prescott Baseball Schedule

With the Prescott Baseball Team also set for Spring, KDWA's Nick Tuckner takes a sneak peek at the 2015 Schedule for the Cardinals, which includes the usual Conference battles, but also a couple of Tournaments.

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Season Preview: Hastings Baseball

The Hastings Raiders Baseball Team has had the luxury of being outside during the first week of the 2015 Practice Season, which began on Monday afternoon. Head Coach Taylor Pagel of the Raiders joined KDWA Sports on Thursday to talk about the new season, in a brand-new Metro East Conference.

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Season Preview: Hastings Softball

With another KDWA Sports "Season Preview Interview", Nick Tuckner caught up with Hastings Girls Softball Head Coach Dean Robinson, to talk about the first week-plus of practice, the new Metro East Conference, the Section Shake-up for next year, and more!

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Athletic Department Set For Madison

Prescott High School Athletic Director Kyle Igou joined KDWA Sports on Tuesday to talk about all of the "March Madness" brought forth, during this Boys Basketball run to State. With ticket sales, and the team schedule all set, Igou gives fans a "Courtside" look at preparation.

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Junior Wrestlers Want More Next Winter

With the 2014-15 Winter Sports Season concluded in Hastings, KDWA's Nick Tuckner was able to catch up with two Raider Wrestlers, as they prepare for one more season in Blue and Gold. Junior Leaders Austin Eichmann, and Mark Vaith talked about this past season, and looked forward to their Senior Year.

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History Made, But Cardinals Want More

The excitement is at a fever pitch in Prescott, following their first-ever Sectional Title in Boys Basketball on Saturday, beating West Salem 59-39, LIVE on KDWA, and punching their ticket to State, this Friday. Head Coach Nick Johnson talked with KDWA's Nick Tuckner on Monday, to try to put this past weekend's experience in to words, but to also get to business, with a preview of the week preparing for Brown Deer, on Friday morning.

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Wisconsin State Basketball Brackets Released

With the State Tournament Brackets now set, KDWA Sports has the entire field set up, from Division one, through Division 5, but with a big focus on Division Three, with the Prescott Cardinals. KDWA's Nick Tuckner breaks down the WIAA State Boys Basketball Brackets, Teams, and records!

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BREAKING: Prescott Headed To State!

The Prescott High School Basketball Team accomplished something on Saturday, that no other Cardinal Boys Basketball Team has done, and that is move on to the State Tournament! The Cardinals (25-1) defeated West Salem (15-11) 59-39, at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, in the Division 3 Sectional Championship. Prescott will now prepare for the State Tournament, which begins Friday, at 9:30am, LIVE on KDWA, from the Kohl Center, in Madison! Tom and Julie Grabow will have all of the State Tourney play-by-play here on KDWA! KDWA's Nick Tuckner will also have an interview with Head Coach Nick Johnson on Monday!

   

Week In Review: Winter Melting Away

In this week's edition of our KDWA Sports "Week In Review" we continue to say good-bye to the Winter Sports Season in the Tri-County Area, including Hastings Girls and Boys Basketball, more on Section Re-alignment in Minnesota, and also talked with Prescott State Champion Wrestler Sam Stuhl. All of that, and more, in our Weekly Recap!

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Cardinals Fly In To Section Title Game

It was another complete team effort for the Prescott Cardinals Boys Basketball Team on Thursday night, as the Cardinals took care of Northwestern, 55-38, in a game that wasn't as close as the scoreboard may have indicated. The Cardinals (24-1 Overall) were in charge all night long, and will now play in the Sectional Championship against West Salem on Saturday at Zorn Arena, on campus of University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire at 1pm on KDWA!

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New Coaches, Sections, and MORE

As the thaw continues, KDWA Sports had plenty to talk about with Hastings High School Athletic Director Tom Johnson on Thursday, including hiring two new coaches, and the re-drawing of many of the Raiders' Sectional Playoff groupings, starting next Fall! KDWA Sports also learned on Thursday, that Former Raider Jamie Swanson has been named NEW Head Coach of the Boys Soccer Program, and that HHS should have a new Boys Hockey Coach in place by early April. Listen to the whole interview!!

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Season Recap: Hastings Boys Basketball

Continuing with our KDWA Sports "Season Recap" Interviews this week, Nick Tuckner talked with Hastings Head Boys Basketball Coach Chad Feikema on Wednesday, to look back at the 21-6 season, a Metro East Conference Title, and a wonderful group of Senior Athletes.

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Tickets Going Fast For Thursday

Some tickets are still remaining for Thursday night's Prescott-Northwestern Sectional Semifinal Game at New Richmond, and Prescott High School Principal Dave Vortherms told fans on Wednesday how to get their hands on the hottest ticket in town. Also, Vortherms has news on a venue change for Saturday's Sectional Championship Game, should the Cards win on Thursday.

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Season Recap: Raider Girls Basketball

With the Hastings Raiders Girls Basketball Team now done for the season, and relishing in their 22-6 Season, First-Year Head Coach Padrick Judd joined KDWA's Nick Tuckner for a 2014-15 Season Recap interview on Tuesday afternoon.

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Hastings Sections Shifting Back North

There will be some huge changes as we roll in to next school year, as in the Fall of 2015, Hastings High School Athletics will see a seismic shift in their Section Playoff opponents, and game sites. Many of the sports that have been in Section 1 over the past 6-8 years, will now be sent back up in to the Metro, to compete in Section 3 (mostly). KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more on these drastic, yet, seemingly positive changes, set to begin next Fall.

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Cards Set To Take Next Step

With one trophy locked up, after winning the Regional Championship over the weekend, Head Coach Nick Johnson of the Prescott Cardinals Boys Basketball Team knows that his team, and town, want more. Coach Johnson and the Cardinals (23-1 overall) will travel to New Richmond, to battle Northwestern (Maple) (19-5 overall) on Thursday, at 7pm, LIVE on KDWA. KDWA's Nick Tuckner caught up with Coach Johnson over lunch on Monday!

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Freshman Stuhl Talks State Title

Prescott High School has their first individual State Wrestling Champion since 2002, and first Freshman Champ EVER, as Freshman Sam Stuhl took home the gold medal, at the Wisconsin State Meet, one week ago. Stuhl joined KDWA's Nick Tuckner to look back at the monumental feat!

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REGIONAL CHAMPIONS!

Victory sure was sweet on Saturday night, as the #1 Prescott Cardinals Boys Basketball Team wrapped up the Regional Championship, pounding #2 St. Croix Central, 72-35, and will now open the Section Semifinals at New Richmond against Northwestern, at 7pm, LIVE on KDWA, Thursday night! KDWA Sports will have an interview with Head Coach Nick Johnson early next week! (Photo Courtesy of Julie Grabow)

   

Playoff Final: Prescott 56, Osceola 38

After a bit of a slow start, the #1 Prescott Cardinals Boys Basketball Team finished off #4 Osceola, 56-38, in the Regional Semifinals, aided by another complete team effort. Clay Seifert and Charlie Tayson each had 13 points for Prescott in the win. Now, Saturday night, the #1 Cardinals will host #2 St. Croix Central at 7pm. The game will be re-played on Sunday at 1:00pm on KDWA, due to scheduling conflicts with the Hastings Girls Basketball Section Semifinal on Saturday (6:30pm). KDWA will have updates of the Prescott Game, LIVE during the Hastings-Rochester JM game.

   

Week In Review: Wrestling Wrap, Rinks

In this weekend's KDWA Sports "Week In Review" KDWA's Nick Tuckner caught up with Head Coach Josh McLay of the Hastings Wrestling Team, for thier 2014-15 Winter Season Recap, and we were also joined by Hastings Parks and Recreation Coordinator Phil Vargas to talk about the end of the outdoor skating season.

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