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    Raiders Look To Build On Last Year

    The Hastings Raiders Boys Hockey Team has plenty of excitement surrounding the 2019-20 Roster, coming off of a 20-win campaign just one season ago, and Head Coach Adam Welch joined KDWA Sports on Thursday to talk about the first week of tryouts and practice, their first scrimmages of the season, and making sure the team is ready for their opener, one week from Saturday, at home, against Dodge County.

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    Brake Selects Creighton For Hoops

    It's been a long ride that has seemingly sped by, and with many Raider Fans almost knowing that eventually Mallory Brake would sign to play College Basketball with a Division One School, it was now a matter of where. Though many of us have known for a while now, Brake selected Creighton University in Omaha, and will continue to wear Blue, as one of the top players in Raider History takes that next step, following what will be a fun Senior Season. KDWA's Nick Tuckner was at Wednesday's Signing Ceremony, and you can listen to it here. The KDWA video version of the signing can be found on our Facebook page.

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    Raider Girls Hoops Underway At HHS

    The Hastings Raiders Girls Basketball Season is officially underway, as practice started on Monday, and Senior Star Mallory Brake Signed her National Letter of Intent to play at Creighton on Wednesday, setting up what has been a very fun first week of the year. New Head Coach Scott Addyman joined KDWA Sports on Wednesday, to catch fans up on the first few days, and what to expect both on and off the court, this season.

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    Tverberg First State Diver In 20 Years

    Hastings Junior Diver Annika Tverberg will be the first Hastings Raider Girls Diver to head on to the State Meet, in over 20 years, and she joined KDWA Sports, as Tverberg, alongside Ava McNamara and Ashtyn Stewart will compete at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center, this weekend! It's a historic moment for the Diving Team, as the last Hastings Girls Diver to make it to State, is now the Diving Coach, in Briana Featherstone Aarness.

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    Coach Radloff Ready For Cardinals

    The Prescott Cardinals Girls Basketball Team will be under new leadership this season, as former Cardinal Assistant Rob Radloff has taken over the Head Coaching spot from Ron Murphy, who retired from coaching, after last season ended. Coach Radloff joined KDWA Sports as the Cardinals open their practice season, to talk about his vision for this Cardinal program.

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    Raiders Sending Trio To State Meet

    The Hastings Raiders Girls Swimming and Diving Team will be sending three Student Athletes, amongst four events to the State Meet, this weekend, at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center, following their fourth place Team Finish at the Section 1AA Meet, last week. Head Coach Katie McAlpin, and Diving Coach Briana Aarness joined KDWA Sports to talk about the Sectional Results, including the first Diver (Annika Tverberg) headed to State since Coach Aarness herself, went back in the late 1990's.

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    Week In Review: Still Between Seasons

    Looking back at the week in Sports, KDWA Sports wrapped up the 2019 Hastings Raiders Football Season with Head Coach Dana Strain, said good-bye to a longtime Hastings High School Coach, as Head Softball Coach Ken Lundquist has stepped down, and also previewed what should be a very fun year for the Prescott Boys Basketball Team, under Head Coach Nick Johnson. Coach Johnson also joined us in a jam-packed KDWA Sports "Week in Review".

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    Coach Lundquist On Stepping Aside

    It was a tremendous run for now-former Hastings Girls Fastpitch Softball Coach Ken Lundquist, from the youth ranks, in to and through High School Coaching as an Assistant and Head Coach, but the time has now come to call it quits, at least as a Head Coach. Lundquist has not ruled out the possibility of coming back as an Assistant in the future, but for now, it's just time to step away. Coach Lundquist joined KDWA Sports one last time as Head Coach on Wednesday.

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    AD Winchell On Special Season, State

    With the Cannon Falls Bombers Football Team preparing for the Class AAA State Quarterfinals on Saturday in Burnsville, against Dassel-Cokato, KDWA Sports was able to catch up with Bombers Athletic Director Jake Winchell, to chat about the playoff run, and give some information about Saturday's upcoming game. Again, Saturday's game is a NOON start in Burnsville, and KDWA Sports will have updates of the Bombers State Tournament Game, during Saturday's Hastings Girls Hockey Broadcast! (Photo Courtesy of Cannon Falls Bombers Twitter)

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    2019-20 Preview: Cardinal Boys Hoops

    In less than two weeks, the Prescott Cardinals Boys Basketball Team will look to continue their dominance in the Middle Border Conference and beyond, as the 2019-20 Season begins on Monday, November 18th. Cardinal Head Coach Nick Johnson joined KDWA Sports for a Season Preview, to get the year going!

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    Bombers Set For State Saturday!

    The Cannon Falls Football Team is headed to the Class AAA State Tournament on Saturday, and will take on Dassel-Cokato in Burnsville, at Noon on Saturday, with a berth in the Semifinals, a trip to US Bank Stadium, and the 2019 Season on the line! KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more on the bracket and game times throughout the AAA Playoffs.

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    Successful Scrimmage, Opener Saturday

    The Hastings Raiders Girls Hockey Team has returned from their weekend scrimmage trip to Duluth, now enveloped in their final week of practice, before the 2019-20 Season opens for real, on Saturday, LIVE on KDWA, hosting the Woodbury Royals. KDWA's Nick Tuckner caught up with New Head Coach Tim Duggan on Monday, to look back at the scrimmage trip, and to preview the fun coming up on Saturday!

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    Lundquist Steps Down As Coach

    Hastings High School will have a New Head Girls Softball Coach for the 2020 Season, as longtime Raider Assistant and Head Coach Ken Lundquist has stepped down from his Head Coaching position, this Fall. KDWA Sports will have more on the resignation, and news on a New Head Coach, as it breaks.

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    Week In Review: Fun Fall Recaps

    This past week in local Tri-County Area sports not only featured some of the top stories from the Fall, but also could be a preview of our KDWA Sports "Year in Review" over New Year's Weekend, with recaps of the Prescott Girls Golf, and Hastings Raider Girls Soccer Teams' historic 2019 Seasons, but also looked ahead to Winter with Prescott AD Matt Smith. Check out the stories, and much more in our KDWA Sports "Week in Review" all weekend long!

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    Park Hall of Fame, Fall, Winter News

    At Park High School in Cottage Grove, they are not just entwined within the Fall-Winter Sports Transition Time, but they have also announced their Hall of Fame Class for 2019, which will be inducted later in November. Park High School Activities Director Phil Kuemmel joined KDWA Sports on Thursday to talk more about the inductees, and also more about the Fall and Winter Season, plus news on how your Wolfpack Student Athlete can still register!

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    Historic 2019 Golf Season Recap

    One of the biggest Sports Stories across the Tri-County Area so far this year took place this Fall, as the Prescott Cardinals Girls Golf Team took the State of Wisconsin by storm, winning Conference, Regional, and Sectional Championships, to go along with their second place finish in the State Meet. Head Coach Chad Salay along with Freshman Individual State Runner-Up Ava Salay both joined KDWA's Nick Tuckner to look back at State, and the historic season.

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    Fall Flowing In To Winter At PHS!

    It's also transition time at Prescott High School, as the Cardinals are locked between Fall and Winter Sports Seasons, and with plenty to look back at, and to preview for this upcoming Winter, PHS Athletic Director-Assistant Principal Matt Smith joined KDWA Sports on Tuesday for a program-wide Cardinal Report!

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    2019 Recap: Raider Girls Soccer

    With another Fall Sports Recap Interview, KDWA Sports looked back at the historic Hastings Raiders Girls Soccer Season, where the Raiders won the most games in program history with 13, hosted and won a home playoff game, and challenged Lakeville North in a well played Section Semifinal, as Class AA and Section 3AA coach of the Year Scott Meier joined us to re-live the fun!

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    Opening Day Is HERE!

    The 2019 Winter Sports Season is now officially underway, with Girls Hockey Practices cleared to open on Monday, and the Hastings Raiders are looking forward to a fantastic 2019-20 Season on the KDWA Radio Airwaves! KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more on the opening schedule for the Raiders, including the first batch of games on the radio, beginning with the opener on Saturday, November 9th, hosting Woodbury.

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    Season Ends: Eagles 37, Raiders 6.

    The Hastings Raiders Football Team ended their 2019 Season with a 37-6 road loss at #2 Apple Valley, as the Eagles head to the Section Championship next Friday against Saint Thomas, while the #3 Raiders go home after a 4-6 campaign. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more on the loss, but will have a complete season recap interview with Head Coach Dana Strain, at next Saturday's final football Coaches Show of 2019.

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    Raider Recap: 2019 Boys Soccer

    We continue with our KDWA Sports "Fall Sports Recap" interviews, and on Thursday, KDWA's Nick Tuckner caught up with Raider Boys Soccer Coach Jamie Swanson, as we looked back on some of the wonderful moments from the 2019 Season, and also look ahead to a promising future in 2020, with numerous talented, and varsity-tested underclassmen coming back.

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    Park Announces 2019 Hall Class

    It's that time of the year again, as Park High School in Cottage Grove announced their 2019 Park Hall of Fame Class, and KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more on the entrants, whom will all be inducted at their annual dinner ceremony at River Oaks, in late November. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more on the inductees, and how you can be part of the ceremony, in November.

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    Season Recap: Prescott Football 2019

    The 2019 Prescott Cardinals Football Season ended this past Friday at Saint Croix Central, but the program grew exponentially throughout the year, aided by a wonderful Senior Class, and a hungry base of underclassmen, and Coaches. Head Coach Kevin Haglund joined KDWA Sports for our 2019 Season Recap Interview, and much of it centered on the team itself, and the positivity heading in to 2020.

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    Playoff Shutout Earns Eagles Rematch

    The Hastings Raiders Football Team is headed to the Section 3AAAAA Semifinals, and to Apple Valley, for a rematch with the Eagles, Saturday, after Tuesday night's complete team win, 28-0 over Henry Sibley, in the Section 3AAAAA Quarterfinals, at Todd Field. Devon McSorley scored three rushing touchdowns, and Jackson Kirchoff added a TD reception, with four quarters of stellar, shutout defense, in the complete team effort. KDWA's Dick Cragg has more as the Raiders prepare for the Eagles on Saturday. Park also won their first round game, 27-12 over Bloomington Kennedy, and will travel to St. Thomas, also Saturday.

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    Raider Swimmers Set For Sections

    The Hastings Raiders Girls Swimming and Diving Team will compete in their JV Conference Meet to round out the work week, with their home diving invitational, and more in the distance, as Sections also are getting very close for the Blue and Gold. Assistant Coach Gerry Rupp gave a Raider Girls Swim update, during Tuesday's Hastings Football Pre-Game Show, and you can listen to it right here!

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