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    Get To Know Your Raiders!

    With all games, meets, and matches postponed at Hastings High School on Monday, KDWA Sports took some time to let fans get to know the Hastings Raiders Baseball Team, with some of their leaders joining KDWA Sports to talk about their 2-2 start, so far, and the team mentality this group has, in 2019. The Raiders split Saturday's Triangular Doubleheader, falling to Henry Sibley 5-1, yet thumping South Saint Paul in game two, 14-5. Next game is scheduled for Tuesday, at Simley, LIVE on KDWA, at 4:15pm, from Inver Grove Heights! (Photo Courtesy-Hastings Baseball Facebook)

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    Wolfpack Update On Rainy Monday

    In our late April Park Wolfpack Update, Athletic Director Phil Kuemmel check in with KDWA's Nick Tuckner to talk about the Park Athena Award Winner, in Senior Saren Croker, and also lets fans know that even though the Spring Weather has been suspect at times, including Monday, that it's still not time to panic, when it comes to postponing or re-scheduling games, meets and matches. Don't forget, last year, many were not outside until now, or even in to early May!

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    Daymond's Blast Ignites Cardinals

    Hunter Daymond had three hits including a 2-Run Home Run in the first inning, as the Prescott Baseball Team never looked back, in their 12-2, five-inning win over the Somerset Spartans, LIVE on KDWA, Thursday. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has the game recap, including the call of Daymond's blast.

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    Coach Ryan On Hot Start To 2019

    Head Coach Jeff Ryan of the Prescott Cardinals Baseball Team joined KDWA Sports to chat about the team playing so well through now eight games, following their 12-2 thrashing over Somerset on Thursday, and hot off of Tuesday's 8-7 thriller over Saint Croix Central. Coach Ryan has more on the first third of the season.

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    Croker Named Park Athena Winner

    In Park Wolfpack Athletic News on Thursday, the Park Athletic Department was proud to announce that Senior Saren Croker has been honored with the 2019 Park High School Athena Award, recognizing top female Senior Athletes, across Minnesota. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more on the award, and Croker's impressive resume.

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    Raider Softball Starts 4-0!

    The Hastings Raiders Girls Softball Team is out to a 4-0 start to their season, and with Wednesday's game with Hill-Murray postponed again due to heavy rain, Head Coach Kenny Lundquist caught up with KDWA's Nick Tuckner to chat about the first four games. The Raiders continued their unbeaten stretch on Tuesday, hanging on against a very tough Mahtomedi Team, 6-5.

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    Tuesday Afternoon Sports Rewind

    In Tuesday Baseball and Softball action, the Prescott Cardinals split their games, with the Baseball Team winning a thriller 8-7 over Saint Croix Central, while the Softball Team fell against Ellsworth, 2-0. The Hastings Raiders Softball Team also remained undefeated, taking down Mahtomedi 6-5, also on Tuesday. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more from a sunny, warm Tuesday on the diamonds!

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    Girls Track Squad Surging In To Spring

    The Hastings Raiders Track and Field Season is underway, and minus the snow last week, the Raiders are surging in to meets with a underclassman-heavy team, but plenty of experience still coming back. Head Coach Greg Sandkamp has more on the 2019 Campaign!

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    Looking For Speedy Melting

    Monday's slightly warmer temperatures, and sunshine is helping to melt Mother Nature's mess from late last week, however, many games throughout the week have been postponed, with all games and meets not happening on Monday in Hastings and Prescott. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more on all of the schedule changes so far, this week!

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    Cardinal Track Ready To Run!

    The Prescott Cardinals Boys and Girls Track and Field Teams are ready to make the jump in to their outdoor meet season, once this Spring Snow leaves the Tri-County Area, and Co-Head Coach Emily Calabrese joined KDWA Sports to talk about last week's Intrasquad Meet, and getting ready for the move outside!

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    From 70, To Snow, In One Week

    Even though Mother Nature was totally confused this week, with 70 degrees and sunshine on Monday, for the Hastings Raiders Baseball Team's first win of the season against Hill-Murray, and then snow, ice, and everything else Winter invading the area, the rest of the week, Spring Teams in the Tri-County Area are remaining positive, with warmer weather in the forecast again, next week.

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    Cardinals Five Meets In To Season

    The Prescott Cardinals Boys and Girls Track and Field Season is also underway, no matter what Mother Nature has said this week, and Co-Head Coach Mark DeWitz joined KDWA Sports alongside Seniors Haylee Yaeger, and Jada Iberg, to talk about their season, through five meets.

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    2019 Preview: Raider Boys Lacrosse

    The Hastings Raiders Boys Lacrosse Season is now underway, as the Raiders are through their first week of tryouts and practice, and are now looking forward to their scrimmages, and their season opening game of 2019. Head Coach Brady Wasvick joined KDWA Sports on Wednesday for our Season Preview!

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    Coach Pagel On Monday's Win

    The Hastings Raiders Baseball Team jumped to 1-1 overall on Monday, beating Hill-Murray, 7-6, and Head Coach Taylor Pagel joined KDWA Sports on Tuesday afternoon, before practice, with a look back at the win, some big plays, and how the Raiders will combat the wintry weather, later in the week.

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    Baseball Final: Hastings 7, Hill-Murray 6.

    The Hastings Raiders Baseball Team overcame a ton of adversity in Monday's Home Opener, including seven errors in the field, all to win over a very tough Hill-Murray Team, 7-6, in a heartstopper at Grossman Field, LIVE on KDWA! Isaac Flynn spun six innings together on the mound, and Alex Otto went 3-4 at the plate, in helping the Raiders to their first win of the year. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more on what could very well be the final game of the week, with Winter Weather in the forecast.

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    Raider Golfers Ready For Season

    The Hastings Raiders Boys Golf Season is underway, and even though Mother Nature may not have golf in the plans for later this week, the Raiders have indeed gotten outside for some early practice hacks, in hoping for a complete 2019 Season. Head Coach Pete McGinnins joined KDWA Sports to open the week of sports!

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    Season Opens, Park Wins

    To close the week of Sports, the Hastings Raiders Baseball Team opened their 2019 Season on Friday, yet falling at Park, as the Wolfpack beat their Section, and Highway 61 Rivals, 4-1, LIVE on KDWA. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more on the opening game of the season. Next up for the Raiders, is a trip to Hill-Murray on Monday, also LIVE on KDWA!

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    MSHSL Sectional Re-Alignment

    The Minnesota State High School League on Thursday had their monthly Board Meeting, and after the gavel sounded for dismissal, the new Sectional Alignment for the 2019-20, and 2020-21 Seasons were released to the public, with Hastings having only one team moving Sections. The real news is some of the schools moving in and out of the Raiders' respective Sections. One Powerhouse joining many of the Raiders' Sections, is Lakeville North. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more.

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    Myers Vaulting To The Top

    For many, being a Pole Vaulter would be the last of the events to try, with the scare of flying though the air, and then free-falling from a pole down to the ground, the athletes that compete might be considered crazy. But at Hastings High School, Senior Matt Myers has made a pretty nice High School career doing so. Myers talked with KDWA's Nick Tuckner about what it takes to be a vaulter, and how to succeed doing it.

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    Six Homers, 19 Runs In Opener

    The Prescott Cardinals Girls Softball Team opened their season in style on Monday, pounding out 19 runs, with six homeruns (three from Senior Kaelyn Lewis), as the Cardinals thrashed Glenwood City, 19-5, in New Head Coach Abbie Morris' first win. Coach Morris joined KDWA Sports on Wednesday to look back on the win, as the Cardinals prepare for a road trip to New Richmond on Thursday.

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    Spring Preview: Raider Boys Track

    The Hastings High School Track and Field Season is now underway, and Boys Head Coach Jason Koch joined KDWA's Nick Tuckner to talk about early season preparation, getting the kids ready for meets, and what it takes to get there. The Raiders have also completed a few time trials, where last week, they were even able to get outside for some of the running events!

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    Wolfpack Update: Spring Has Sprung

    There was plenty to talk about from the Sports Landscape at Park High School, in Cottage Grove, as Activities Director Phil Kuemmel joined KDWA Sports to open the week, and the Spring Sports Season! Kuemmel first announced the hiring of Rick Fryklund as the New Wolfpack Football Coach, and then gets in to the Spring, preparations for all teams, and also more on Friday's upcoming HUGE Opening Baseball game between Park and Hastings, at Granny Smith Field!

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    Week Ends, Spring Begins!

    Without any weather hiccups, Spring Sports on KDWA Radio are slated to begin next Tuesday, with the Prescott Baseball Team hosting Pine Island, and many of the teams in the area are getting ready for game, match, or meet action. KDWA Sports had more this week on the upcoming Spring Season with new Prescott Softball Coach Abbie Morris, but also said a few more good-byes to Winter on the basketball court, both in Prescott, and at SEAS School in Hastings!

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    Youth Baseball Through YMCA

    With Baseball Season now here in the Tri-County Area, KDWA Sports was able to catch up with Sports Director Brian Davis from the Hastings YMCA, regarding their youth tee ball, and baseball programs for the upcoming Spring and Summer. Davis also talks about the importance of fundamental training, even before the kids head outside for the year.

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    Coach Johnson Closes Winter Season

    On Wednesday, we looked back at the 2018-19 Prescott Boys Basketball Season, some big games, wonderful moments, and more with Head Coach Nick Johnson,as we close up our Winter Season Recap Interviews! Coach Johnson also looked ahead to the 2019-20 Season, with some key players coming back to the team.

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