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    19-20 Recap: Prescott Boys Hoops

    The Prescott Boys Basketball Season of 2019-20 will always be remembered for so many different reasons, but their 21-4 campaign will never be forgotten, and we will all wonder "what could have happened", if the season was not cancelled. Head Coach Nick Johnson joined KDWA Sports for a season recap on Tuesday, looking back at the final game, the team, and collegiate players moving on, next year!

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    Adult Leagues Suspended For Now

    In regards to Adult Recreational Sports in Hastings, we were able to catch up with Hastings Parks and Recreation's Sports and Recreation Coordinator Phil Vargas on Monday, to talk about all leagues being suspended until Governor Walz lifts restrictions throughout the State.

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    2020 Preview: Hastings Boys Golf

    The Hastings Raiders Boys Golf Team is hoping to get back on to the course sooner rather than later, but new Head Coach Matt Klein is keeping the guys ready to go, as distance learning begins, and the electronic age of teaching and coaching kicks in to high gear. Coach Klein joined KDWA Sports to open the week, with more.

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    Spring Start Date Moved To May 4th

    Hastings High School Athletic Director Trent Hanson joined KDWA Sports on Thursday, following Governor Walz's extension keeping schools, and sports closed down until at least May 4th, but many of us still have hope that a Spring Season will indeed happen, and the Raider AD has been pleased with the way Coaches, and Student-Athletes have been adapting to uncharted waters!

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    19-20 Recap: Hastings Girls Hoops

    The Hastings Raiders Girls Basketball Team improved vastly over their 5-21 2018-19 Overall Record, finishing the 2019-20 Season at 12-15, under New Head Coach Scott Addyman, who may have now found his home for a while. Coach Addyman looked back on the season as a whole, the turning point in the season where the Raiders became one of the toughest teams in the South Metro, the wonderful three Seniors, and what Coach is looking forward to next season.

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    2020 Preview: Raider Boys Track

    The Hastings Raiders Boys Track and Field Team did get a week of practice in before the pause in everyday life, and Head Coach Jason Koch joined KDWA Sports to talk about the first week, what the kids can do with their time away from competition, the importance of mental training, and much more!

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    2020 Preview: Prescott Baseball

    Even though we are in a holding pattern for local, Tri-County Area Sports, that doesn't mean that the KDWA Sports Department is on any kind of vacation, as we caught up with Prescott Head Baseball Coach Jeff Ryan, on a multitude of topics, and the first of which, is looking forward to the 2020 Season, whenever that may happen.

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    19-20 Season Recap: Raider Boys Hoops

    With another Season Recap from the 2019-20 Winter Sports Campaign, we caught up with Hastings Head Boys Basketball Coach, Chad Feikema, following their 17-10 overall season, which also included a 12-4 finish in the Metro East Conference. We looked back at the team, the seniors, their leadership, some of Coach's favorite games from the year, and a look ahead to next season.

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    Spring Preview: Cardinal Track

    Even though the Season is on pause, the Prescott Cardinals Boys and Girls Track and Field Team has over 80 competitors ready for the upcoming 2020 campaign, whenever that may be, and the Husband and Wife Coaching Team of Emily and Carl Calabrese joined KDWA Sports to talk about what's coming up, workouts for the kids, and much more!

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    19-20 Season Recap: Raider Wrestling

    We continues our Winter Sports Recap interviews on Tuesday afternoon, catching up with Hastings Head Wrestling Coach Tim Haneberg, on the season itself, the Seniors, the youth surge coming up through the pipeline, and amount of alumni coming back to assist in the program. Check out our recap of a season that resulted in a Section Championship, Team Trip to State, and Seven Individuals making it to the big show!

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    MSHSL Reiterates Coronavirus Policies

    The Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) has clarified their guidelines for Student Athletes, Coaches, and Administrators to follow during the Coronavirus pandemic situation, as they begin on Wednesday, throughout Minnesota. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has the press release for Coaches, Athletes, and Parents, right here!

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    Raider AD Hanson Virus Sports Update

    KDWA Sports was joined by Hastings High School Athletic Director Trent Hanson, Sunday, for an emergency interview on the Coronavirus situation, and how the layoff from school, and sports will affect Raider Teams, Coaches, Parents, and Administrators. The "unknown factor" is truly hard to navigate for everybody involved, especially with no practices until at least the end of the month. Hanson has more on how Hastings High School is handling the situation through their Athletic Department, through this fluid, ever-changing, and unprecedented situation.

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    Breaking: KDWA To Replay Games

    Right now, more than any time, we need some diversions from all of the Virus chatter, and at KDWA Radio, we are going about it by re-living some of the wonderful moments in Local Sports over the past two seasons, with Game Broadcast Replays! Throughout the break from High School Sports, we will have complete replays from some of the biggest wins, and moments from the 2019-20, and even back to the 2018-19 Season, as well. If you would like to hear a certain game, that may be in our archives, send an email to sports@kdwa.com and we will try to fulfill your request! Sunday night, at 8pm, it will be the Hastings-Lakeville North Sectional Semifinal from this year, in Rochester!

       

    WIAA, MSHSL Cancel All Tournaments

    The WIAA and MSHSL have canceled all Winter Tournament Series immediately, due to the Coronavirus situation across the world, and at Prescott High School, the Cardinal Boys Basketball Team's 63-41 Sectional Semifinal Win over Saint Croix Central, was now their final game, reluctantly finishing their 2019-20 Season, at 21-4, through 25 games. Tough we all have many questions as of Friday, Prescott High School Athletic Director and Assistant Principal Matt Smith joined KDWA Sports for a special interview to talk about the abrupt end to Winter, and what may happen with Spring Sports.

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    Cardinals Win In Sectional Semifinal

    The Prescott Cardinals Boys Basketball Team gave all of us the diversion we needed on Thursday night, as the Cardinals won their Sectional Semifinal game in Somerset over Saint Croix Central, 63-41, in front of a sparse, yet boisterous crowd, and are now poised to move on to the Sectional Championship, scheduled for Saturday at 7pm, in Altoona. Stay tuned to KDWA for any updates on Saturday's game.

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    19-20 Season Recap: Raider Boys Hockey

    KDWA Sports closed up the wonderful 2019-20 Hastings Boys Hockey Season with Head Coach Adam Welch, in our KDWA Season Recap Interview, looking back at the 19-6-3 campaign, saying good-bye to the Seniors, praising some of the underclassmen for their roles, and also talked to extent about our Goaltending Tandem, which could be the best in the State. Listen in one final time this season, with the Metro East Conference, and Section 1AA Coach of the Year, Adam Welch!

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    Prescott Prepared For Playoff Push

    The last Winter Sports Team left standing in the Tri-County Area is the Regional Champion Prescott Cardinals Boys Basketball Team, as they prepare for their Sectional Semifinal game, Thursday night at Somerset, against Saint Croix Central. The winner will move on to the Sectional Championship game, with a chance to go to State, Saturday, in Altoona. Head Coach Nick Johnson joined KDWA's Nick Tuckner on Wednesday to look back at the Regional Championship Weekend, and gives a preview of what to expect in the Middle Border Playoff showdown, Thursday.

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    19-20 Season Recap: Prescott Wrestling

    The Prescott Cardinals Wrestling Team closed out their 2019-20 Season with some sectional individual finishes, before sending their Seniors on to bigger and better things, while the younger Cardinals get even hungrier for next year. Head Coach Jordan Poirier joined KDWA Sports to finish the 2019-20 campaign, with our annual Season Recap interview.

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    19-20 Season Recap: Raider Girls Hockey

    Our 2019-20 Season Recap Interviews from the Winter Sports Season kick in to high gear this week, starting with the Hastings Raiders Girls Hockey Team, that ended their season at 6-20-0 overall, but a ton of growth and maturity happened throughout the year, and Head Coach Tim Duggan is looking forward to his second year behind the bench for the Raiders.

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    Cardinals Win Regional Title!

    The Prescott Cardinals Boys Basketball Team staved off a big time challenge from Conference Rival Somerset in the Regional Championship Game on Saturday Night, LIVE on KDWA, but the Cardinals hung on to win the Regional Title, and a trip to Thursday's Sectional Semifinals, against another Conference Rival, Saint Croix Central, with their 70-65 win to cap off the weekend of playoff basketball. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more on the Regional Title, and we will have an interview with Coach Johnson, before Thursday's big game!

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    Cardinals Sink Hurricanes In Semifinals

    The Prescott Cardinals Boys Basketball Team used 32 points from Parker Nielsen, and 19 more from Jacob Doffing, in polishing off #8 Hayward in the WIAA Division 3 Regional Semifinals, Friday, at the Nest, in Prescott, 81-61. Now, the #1 Cardinals will play on Saturday in the Regional Championship Game, at 7:00pm, against Conference Rival, Somerset, LIVE on KDWA!

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    Two Talented Teams End Season

    Thursday was a tough night in Tri-County Area Playoff Basketball, as two ultra-talented Teams ended their wonderful 2019-20 campaigns, as the Hastings Boys Basketball Team lost 79-38 at Lakeville North, and the Prescott Girls also fell in the Sectional Semifinals, 47-39 to Arcadia. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more on the final games of the year for each team. The Raiders finish the season 17-10, while the Prescott Girls end at an amazing 21-4.

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    Award News and More With Raider AD

    As we hit the week where Winter crosses over with Spring, next Monday, and with many Spring Sports Practices opening, we were able to be joined by Hastings High School Athletic Director Trent Hanson on Thursday, to discuss Double "Coach of the Year" Awards for Boys Hockey Coach Adam Welch, the Athena and Apollo Award Winners for 2020, and more on the quarterly "Raider Report" with stats, stories, and more, at the Hastings Athletics Website.

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    Dance, Wrestling Done, Playoff Hoops

    At Prescott High School, two Winter Sports have come to a close, while both Boys and Girls Basketball are hitting the most exciting time of the season, with Regional and Sectional Playoffs underway. Prescott High School Athletic Director and Assistant Principal Matt Smith joined KDWA Sports to talk about the end for Dance and Wrestling, but also the excitement surrounding both Basketball Teams, heading in to the weekend!

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    Raiders Relish Underdog Role

    The Hastings Raiders Boys Basketball Team will open their 2020 Section 3AAAA Playoffs, Thursday, as the #7 Raiders at 17-9, travel to #2 Lakeville North, who sits at 15-11, in the Quarterfinals, LIVE on KDWA Radio. Head Coach Chad Feikema alongside Seniors Trey Swanson and Izzy Arnold all joined KDWA Sports as we prepare for Thursday's game, with the 2019-20 Season on the line.

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