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    After 138 Minute Delay, Raiders Fall

    After nearly a two and a half hour delay, the Hastings Raiders Baseball Team finally took on the Eastview Lightning on Monday night (First Pitch was 8:48pm), in Burnsville. Unfortunately it wasn't the #6 Raiders evening, with the Lightning taking advantage of six Raider errors, seven walks, and four wild pitches, in a 11-6 playoff loss. The Raiders will now play for their season in the Losers' Bracket on Wednesday afternoon at 4pm, again in Burnsville, against none other than Highway 61 Rival Park, LIVE on KDWA. Stay tuned for more with Coach Pagel, on Tuesday afternoon, before practice!

       

    Hawks End Cardinals Season Friday

    The 2016 Season came to a close for the Prescott Softball Team LIVE on KDWA, Friday, as the Baldwin-Woodville Blackhawks (pictured) won the Regional Title Game, 10-2 at Mill Pond Park in Baldwin. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has the final recap of the season! The Cardinals finish the year with one of their best records in school history, at 23-2.

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    Week In Review: Playoff Time

    In our KDWA Sports "Week in Review", many teams are either entrenched in their 2016 Spring Playoff Season, are about to begin, or are already finished! KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more on teams that are still playing, including Prescott Track, Hastings Boys Golf, and more from Friday's Regional Championship loss for the Prescott Softball Team, in Baldwin on Friday.

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    Two Teams Win, Two Teams End Season

    With four huge games on the Thursday slate, two of the teams won, and kept their seasons alive, while two teams ended their respective years. The Hastings Raiders Baseball Team rode the right arm of Senior Spencer Kopp (pictured) to a 5-1 road win in the first round of the Section 3AAAA playoffs, in the LIVE game on KDWA. The Prescott Softball Team was the other winner, beating Osceola in the Regional Semifinals 10-0, in 5 innings. Also in Softball, Hastings ended their season, falling to Eagan, 4-0, while the Prescott Baseball Team was upset by Saint Croix Central, 4-2, ending their season at 16-8 overall. KDWA's Nick Tuckner takes you around the area!

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    Raiders "Dressed For Success" In To Sections

    The Hastings Raiders Boys Golf Team rounded out the 2016 Metro East Conference Season, finishing with a 313-3rd Place in the Conference Tournament at Keller GC on Wednesday, before heading to Brainerd for a round today at Grandview Lodge. Senior All-Conference Senior Golfer Garrett Tuin joined KDWA Sports after their round in Brainerd on Thursday, to talk about teh last two days of action, and to preview Sections, next Saturday, June 4th, in Lake City.

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    Raiders Get The 6, At Valley Thursday

    The #6 Seeded Hastings Raiders Baseball Team will travel to #3 Apple Valley, LIVE on KDWA AM 1460 and 97.7 FM on Thursday afternoon, at 4:30pm in the first round of the Section 3AAAA Playoffs. Head Coach Taylor Pagel joined KDWA's Nick Tuckner on Wednesday to discuss Tuesday's seeding process, and to look back at the regular season!

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    Conference Champs Open Playoffs Thursday

    The Prescott Cardinals Baseball Team earned a three-way share of the Middle Border Conference Championship, with their 12-0 win at Osceola on Tuesday, and are now ready for Regionals, as #2 Prescott hosts #7 Saint Croix Central on Thursday afternoon, at 5:00pm. Cardinal Head Coach Jeff Ryan has more on the Title, and upcoming playoff action!

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    Cardinals Qualify Many For Sectionals

    What a Monday it was for the Prescott Boys and Girls Track and Field Teams, in Osceola, as they qualified numerous relays and individuals for Thursday's Sectional Meet, held in Medford. BOTH Co-Head Coaches Scott Addyman and Mark DeWitz joined KDWA's Nick Tuckner for a special interview on Tuesday afternoon! (Photo Courtesy-Prescott Track Facebook-December Orpen)

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    Wild Raider Wednesday For Hastings Teams

    There will be more Hastings Raiders Playoff Action on Wednesday, including Second Round Action from the Consolation Bracket of the Section 3AAAA Softball Playoffs, as Hastings hosts Henry Sibley, and the Hastings Raiders Boys Golf Team also opens their Conference Tournament, at Keller Golf Course! KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more on the Wild Wednesday...Weather permitting, of course!

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    Raiders Shocked By Raptors In First Round

    The #4 Ranked Hastings Raiders Softball Team was victim of a Section 3AAAA Upset in the first round of the playoffs on Monday at Home, falling to #5 East Ridge, 7-6, in a back and forth game to open the postseason. The Raiders will now host #8 Henry Sibley in an elimination game on Wednesday at 4:30pm, in Hastings. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has the Monday recap.

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    Raider Golfers Approaching Playoffs

    Head Coach Pete McGinnis of the Hastings Raiders Boys Golf Team joined KDWA Sports, to look back on the regular season, and preview the upcoming playoff run in Section 1AAA. The Raiders will play their upcoming Sectional Matches at The Jewel in Lake City!

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    Raiders Get The 4, Host Raptors Monday

    The Hastings Raiders Girls Softball Team was seeded #4 on Thursday evening, and will host #5 East Ridge on Monday afternoon, at Hastings High School. KDWA Radio will have the game broadcast LIVE as it happens, Monday afternoon. Stay tuned to KDWA for more on game times, as we get closer to Monday's first round game.

       

    BREAKING: Cardinals Win Middle Border Title

    As you heard LIVE on KDWA, Thursday night, the Prescott Cardinals Girls Softball Team won at least a share of the Middle Border Conference Title, breaking the Blackhawk Curse, and upsetting Baldwin-Woodville at Millpond Park, 2-1 in 11 innings. Baldwin will still play Ellsworth on Friday, and if the Hawks win, Prescott and Baldwin will share the Conference Title. If the Panthers pull the upset, the Cardinals will win the title outright. Prescott finishes the regular season with a 21-1 overall record, and will enter the Regional Playoffs as the #3 Seed next week, hosting #14 Ashland on Tuesday at 4:30pm. For more on the seeding, check out Thursday's interview with Prescott AD Kyle Igou!

       

    Raiders Prepare For Pioneers Friday

    The Hastings Raiders Baseball Team celebrated Senior Day at Grossman Field on Wednesday, but fell to the Saint Thomas Academy Cadets, 13-8 in the Home Regular Season finale. Head Coach Taylor Pagel joined KDWA's Nick Tuckner on Thursday to look back on the positives, and to preview both Hill-Murray on the road Friday, but also this weekend's playoff seeding!

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    AD Igou On Spring Playoff Seeding

    At Prescott High School, it's officially playoff time, as both the Softball and Baseball seeding has been released to the media. With the Baseball Team earning te #2 Seed, and the Softball Squad securing the #3 Seed, Cardinal Athletic Director Kyle Igou joined KDWA's Nick Tuckner on Thursday for a Pre-Playoff Program-Wide update!

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    Wolfpack Update: Playoffs Underway

    It has been a while since KDWA Sports last caught up with Park (Cottage Grove) High School Activities Director Phil Kuemmel, but he and KDWA's Nick Tuckner caught up on Wednesday to discuss two new coaches, the Park Athena Award Winner, and all of the Spring Success, as the teams build towards playoffs, and of course, graduation!

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    Packers-Raiders At HHS Courts Thursday

    The #2 Ranked Hastings Raiders Boys Tennis Team now knows who they will be playing in the Section 3AA Team Quarterfinals, on Thursday afternoon, at the Hastings High School Tennis Courts. The Raiders will host #7 South Saint Paul, as the Packers beat #10 Simley on Tuesday, 7-0. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more on the updated seeding and bracket!

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    Tennis Earns #2 Overall Seed In 3AA

    The Hastings Raiders Boys Tennis Team was seeded #2 Overall out of the 13-Team Section 3AA Field on Monday night, and now have a first round bye, as they prepare for the South Saint Paul-Simley winner, at home, on Thursday afternoon, at 4:00pm! Head Coach Mick Willette joined KDWA's Nick Tuckner on Tuesday, to talk PLAYOFFS!

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    Raiders Close Regular Season Wednesday

    The Hastings Raiders Girls Softball Team is at 13-4-1 overall as they approach their final Regular Season game of the year on Wednesday, when they travel to Hill-Murray. Raider Assistant Coach Heather Maier joined KDWA Sports to talk about the Girls' drive and dedication as they build towards playoffs.

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    Principal Vortherms Talks Prescott Sports

    KDWA Sports had a very special guest at this past Saturday's Prescott Coaches Show at Ptacek's, as Prescott High School Principal and Friend of KDWA, Dave Vortherms joined KDWA's Nick Tuckner to talk about Spring Sports, and more!

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    Amateur Townball Weekend Recap

    It was the first heavy weekend schedule of Amateur Baseball throughout the Tri-County Area, with the Hastings Hawks, Prescott Pirates, and Hampton Cardinals all in action on Sunday. The Miesville Mudhens and Lake City Serpents postponed their game on Sunday due to lack of players available. No reschedule date has been announced to KDWA. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has the rundown on all of the weekend scores!

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    Friday Final: Hastings 12, Tartan 0

    The Hastings Raiders Baseball Team picked a good time to get their offense going, as the Raiders have scored 23 runs in two games, after their 5-inning, 12-0 walloping of the Tartan Titans, at Grossman Field, LIVE on KDWA, Friday afternoon. Senior Pitcher Trevor Walderon allowed only one hit, and one walk in the fifth inning, striking out six, and throwing all five innings for the abbreviated one-hit shutout. The Raider offense also got it going right away, scoring eight runs on seven hits in the first inning, and never looked back. Hastings (8-9 Overall, 7-6 MEC) will travel to Mahtomedi on Monday, at 4:15 on KDWA!

       

    Week In Review: Playoffs Set To Begin

    In our KDWA Sports "Week In Review" this week, we looked back at the week that was with Hastings Softball Coach Ken Lundquist, Prescott Softball Coach Matt Smith, Hastings Boys Tennis Coach Mick Willette, and some of the wrap-ups from our KDWA Game Broadcasts to round out the week!

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    Thursday Final: Prescott 6, Somerset 0

    In Thursday night softball action, the Prescott Cardinals jumped to 17-1 overall, following their 6-0 win over Somerset, sweeping the Season Series over the Spartans. Kayli Wescott threw a complete game shutout, walking none, and striking out eight in the win. Hope Miner was 2-3 at the plate in the victory, as well. KDWA's Nick Tuckner was there for every pitch, and filed this report after the game!

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    Raider Tennis Wins Conference Title

    The Hastings Raiders Boys Tennis Team won the Metro East Conference Championship, splitting it with Mahtomedi, each having identical 7-1 records, following the Raiders' win over Tartan last week. Head Coach Mick Willette joined KDWA Sports on Thursday to also chat about the last week of action for the team, including the Cretin Tournament, and "Fill The Hill" night, at Roadside Park, last Friday!

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