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Big Games Postponed Tuesday

POSTPONED: Of course, Mother Nature had to get involved in a huge week of Sports on AM 1460 KDWA Radio, and with Hastings Softball, along with Prescott Softball and Baseball all postponed, KDWA's Nick Tuckner has a look at the re-schedule dates!

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Cinderella Raiders Final Four Bound!

Chest bumps, high fives, and slaps on the back could be heard from Hastings, as an hour south, the #11-Ranked Hastings Raiders Baseball Team qualified for the Section 1AAA Final Four, next Saturday, as the Raiders fell to #7 Owatonna 9-6, but then beat #3 Red Wing AGAIN, this time, 9-5, behind a strong pitching performance from Curt Caneff, and another complete team effort at the plate. Hastings (7-16 Overall) will now play in the Final Four, this Saturday at 11:00am, in Red Wing against the Winner of Austin and Rochester Century (Austin and Century were postponed in Dundas, Monday, and will finish game Tuesday). KDWA's Nick Tuckner will have more with Coach Pagel, on Tuesday!

   

#11 Raiders Throttle #3 Wingers 10-2

Cinderella's slipper is still fitting just fine for the Hastings Raiders Baseball Team, as on Saturday, the #11-Raiders pounded the #3 Red Wing Wingers, in convincing fashion at the Red Wing Athletic Field, 10-2, to send the Blue and Gold to Rochester John Marshall, in a showdown with #7 Owatonna, who upset John Marshall, 5-1, also on Saturday. KDWA Sports will bring you Monday's third round playoff game LIVE from Rochester, at 1:30pm, on Menorial Day! Stay tuned to KDWA, and KDWA.com for more information!

   

Week In Review: On To Tuesday!

Our "Week in Review" first takes fans down to Austin, where on Friday, the Hastings Softball Team overcame too much to list, to come back and beat #6 Winona, 5-2, in eight innings, to move on to Tuesday's Section 1AAA Semifinals against #4 Farmington. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has the recap, along with more from Prescott AD Kyle Igou, and a team season recap with Hastings Boys Tennis Coach Mick Willette!

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UPSET CITY! Raiders 8, Mayo 5

The Hastings Raiders Baseball Team pulled the early shocker special in the Section 1AAA Baseball Playoffs as the Raiders (5-16 Overall) ended #6 Rochester Mayo's season, with a thrilling 8-5 win, at Mayo Field, LIVE on KDWA! KDWA's Nick Tuckner has the recap, as the Raiders now shift focus to #3 Red Wing, at the Ath, Saturday at 1pm, on KDWA!

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On To Austin; Winona Waiting Friday

Head Coach Dean Robinson of the Hastings Raiders Softball Team joined KDWA's Nick Tuckner on Thursday, to look back on the 6-3 win over Owatonna to open playoffs, and a preview of their showdown with Winona, at Austin, on Friday, at 5:30pm!

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Team Season Ends At 17-3 For Raiders

The Hastings Raiders Boys Tennis Team ended their Team Season on Friday, with a tough 7-0 loss to Lakeville South, but their 17-3 overall record still makes them one of the best-ever Boys Tennis Teams of all time at HHS. Head Coach Mick Willette joined KDWA Sports to look back at the team season, and preview the individual portion of Sections on Thursday.

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Hawks To Dedicate Press Box Monday

The Hastings Hawks Amateur Baseball Team is looking to put the HASTINGS back in Hawks Baseball, this Summer and beyond, and New Manager Shawn Matson is looking forward to 2015. The first item of business is dedicating the brand new, sparkling, press box, on Memorial Day Monday, before the Hawks-Hampton game, LIVE on KDWA, at 2:00pm! Matson talks press box, the team, and bringing the Hastings pride back to the Hawks.

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Raiders Ready To Rock Wednesday

It may be an understatement to say that the #2-Ranked Hastings Softball Team is READY for Wednesday's first Section 1AAA Playoff Game at home, against the Owatonna-Austin winner. Head Coach Dean Robinson joined KDWA's Nick Tuckner for a playoff preview on Tuesday afternoon. The game will be LIVE on KDWA, at 5:30pm, Wednesday!

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Spring Playoffs In Sight At Prescott

Prescott High School Athletic Director Kyle Igou joined KDWA Sports on Tuesday to preview the upcoming 2015 Spring Sports Playoffs, and seeding, for all of the teams, set to hit their respective postseason run!

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BREAKING: Raiders Earn #2 Seed

The Hastings Softball Team has earned the #2-Seed out of the 12-Team Section 1AAA Playoff field, and will host the winner of #7 Owatonna, and #10 Austin, on Wednesday, at 5:30pm, LIVE on AM 1460 KDWA! KDWA's Nick Tuckner has the entire seeding, and first round games!

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Final Week Of Regular Season

The Hastings Boys Lacrosse Team will be playing their final two regular season games of the season on Wednesday, and Thursday, and the 5-5 Raiders are looking for a finish above the 500 mark. Assistant Coach Brady Wasvick, and Senior Trent Johnson joined KDWA Sports at this past Saturday's Hastings Coaches Show, from Perkins!

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Week In Review: Spring Sections Set To Sizzle

This week's edition of the KDWA Sports "Week In Review" takes us to some pre-playoff track and golf news, also some pre-section Softball happenings, as Section play also begins next Wednesday, LIVE on KDWA!

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Senior Day Ends Regular Season

The Hastings Baseball Seniors were honored for all of their time spent in Blue and Gold, on Friday, at Grossman Field, as the Raiders ended the regular season, with a 4-16 record, falling to Henry Sibley, 3-2, LIVE on KDWA. KDWA Sports will have more on Section 1AAA Seeding this weekend, through Monday, as the Raiders will open playoffs likely on the road, Thursday afternoon, May 21st.

   

Cards Re-Group After Loss; Still 16-3

The Prescott Cardinals Softball Team is at 16-3 overall, and had Thursday off, with their rain-out, to just get away from softball for one day, before coming back strong to practice on Friday. Head Coach Matt Smith joined KDWA Sports for a report on Thursday, as the team got to relax for 24 hours.

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Rain Washes Out Many Of Thursday's Events

Numerous games, matches, and meets were postponed, delayed, or cancelled, as Mother Nature picked Thursday to slap the Tri-County Area with a good, old-fashioned gully-washer! KDWA's Nick Tuckner breaks down the list of games that were called, or re-scheduled.

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Big Playoff Win, Back To Practice Wednesday

The Hastings Raiders Boys Tennis Team, ranked #5 in the Section 1AAA seeding pool, knocked off a very tough #12-Ranked Winona Team, 5-2, at Hastings High School, on Tuesday, in the first round of Sectional Playoff action. Head Coach Mick Willette joined KDWA Sports before practice, between playoff matches on Wednesday, for a complete update. The #5 Raiders will now travel to rival and #4-Ranked Lakeville South Cougars on Thursday, in the Quarterfinals!

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Raider Golfers Still Very Busy

The Hastings Raiders Boys Golf Team is less than one week away from the Metro East Conference Tournament, but they also have some work to do, following their 2nd place finish to Hill-Murray on Tuesday. Head Coach Pete McGinnis gave Raider Fans an update, between meets, on Wednesday.

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Raider Girls Track Wins Duluth Invite

It was sure a fun weekend for the Hastings Raiders Girls Track and Field Team, as they were able to not only take a team bonding trip to Duluth this past weekend, but also WIN the 12-team Matt Kero Invitational, for the second straight year. Head Coach Greg Sandkamp joined KDWA Sports on Tuesday, with the details! (Photo Courtesy Of Cassandra Hodgson)

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Nearly Upsetting #1 Monday, Raiders Set For Sections

The Hastings Raiders Girls Softball Team continues their pre-section preparation, as the Section 1AAA Playoffs are set to begin next Wednesday, May 20th, and Head Coach Dean Robinson joined KDWA Sports to talk about the last three games, including Monday's 12-inning, 1-0 loss to #1-MN-AAA Maple Grove, and when seeding takes place.

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Prescott Baseball Hosting Tigers Tuesday

The Prescott Cardinals Baseball Team is also very excited about hitting the field at home Tuesday, as the New Richmond Tigers come to town, LIVE on KDWA, at 5pm. Head Coach Jeff Ryan of the Cardinals joined KDWA Sports on Monday evening, for an update on the upcoming schedule.

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Cardinals Set For Baldwin Meet Tuesday

The Prescott Track and Field Team is ready for Tuesday's meet at Baldwin-Woodville, and KDWA Sports was able to catch up with Coach Steve Peterson on Monday! Coach Peterson gave fans an update on where we are at in the schedule, and also more on getting the athletes ready for the postseason. (Photo Courtesy Of Prescott Track Facebook Page)

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Metro East Champs Win on Senior Day

On Senior Day (pictured), the Metro East Conference Champion Hastings Softball Team took down a very tough Champlin Park team on Friday, LIVE on KDWA, winning 6-1, over the Rebels. North St. Paul also came back to beat Tartan in their suspended game from Thursday, meaning both Hastings and North Saint Paul are Metro East Co-Champions, this Spring! KDWA Sports will have more with the Raiders at Saturday's Hastings Coaches Show, and also in Monday's Sports Updates!

   

Week In Review: Rush To Playoffs

In this week's edition of our KDWA Sports "Week In Review", we looked back at the week that was, as many teams, including the Prescott Softball Team, are getting ready for the 2015 Spring Postseason. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more on Softball, Baseball, Golf, and MORE, this weekend!

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Softball Wins Share Of MEC; Baseball Wins

It was a rainy, yet great day on the diamonds, for the Hastings Raiders, as Sam Skoyen's Double (pictured) helped the Baseball Team beat Hill-Murray, 2-0 in a rain-shortened game, while the Softball Team clinched a share of the Metro East Conference Championship, beating South St. Paul 5-2, on the road, Thursday. The Prescott Baseball Game with Amery was postponed due to rain. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has a Thursday recap.

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