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Rebuilding Hawks Still Positive

Even though it has been a tough year record-wise for the Hastings Hawks Amateur Baseball Team, it is all about patience, as the Hawks re-build a once proud team back to prominence, after being gutted by former management in favor of non-local players. Now that the local feel is coming back, Hawks President Bruce Karnick sees big things in the future.

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Kimmes Pair Inducted In To Hens HOF

The Miesville Mudhens Amateur Baseball Team will induct two more honorees in to the Mudhens Hall of Fame this Friday night, before the Mudhens-Eagan Bandits game. This years' inductees will be a COUPLE, as Roger and Mary Kimmes will go in to the Hall together, Friday night. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more.

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Week In Review: Still Plenty Of Baseball

In this late July edition of your KDWA Sports "Week In Review", KDWA's Nick Tuckner talked with Nick Johnson of the Prescott Pirates, and Randy Schmidt of the Cottage Grove Coyotes as both Amateur Baseball Teams approach their respective playoffs. We also talked with Head Coach Taylor Pagel of the Hastings VFW Baseball Team, on the end of their Summer Season, and wrapped it up with the results from the 37th Annual Rivertown Days Tennis Tournament!

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Hastings VFW Baseball Wraps Up Season

With the 2015 VFW Summer Baseball Season coming to a close for our Hastings 9th and 10th Graders, Head Coach Taylor Pagel joined KDWA Sports on Thursday, to look back at the year, and to look forward to next Spring!

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Pirates Enter Crucial Final Weekend

The Prescott Pirates Amateur Baseball Team is encroaching on their biggest, and final weekend of the 2015 Regular Season, with three straight road games, Friday-Sunday. Veteran Slugger Nick Johnson joined KDWA's Nick Tuckner on Wednesday, to look back at last weekend's split with Hastings and Cannon Falls, plus to look forward to Ellsworth, Bay City, and Elmwood, this weekend!

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Still Openings For Benefit Softball Tourney

There is still some time to get your Slowpitch Softball Team together for the "Cancer's Last Match" Tournament on August 14th and 15th, and to plan accordingly for a couple of other fundraisers, to help young Raider Lynden Wilson, and family, as he wins his battle against Stage 3 Hodgkins Lymphoma.

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Raiders Seeded 3rd In Sub State Bracket

With playoffs set to begin on Wednesday night, the Hastings Raiders American Legion Baseball Team earned the #6 Seed in the 2015 Sub-State 6 Bracket, and will take on #3 Eastview, at Alimagnet Park, in Burnsville, at 4pm. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has the results from the Red Wing-South St. Paul play-in game, and the rest of the seeding and matchups!

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Coyotes Surging Towards Playoffs

One team that has really hit their stride as they approach the 2015 Summer Baseball Playoffs, is the Cottage Grove Coyotes, tied for the lead in the TCMABL American League, at 14-2. Manager Randy Schmidt joined KDWA's Nick Tuckner on Tuesday to look back at the wonderful season, so far, and to preview a big two weekends with the Sea Donkeys and Cardinals.

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Raiders Finish 10-13; Playoffs Next

With the Hastings American Legion Baseball Team defeating Prescott 10-0 in five innings, for the Hastings win in the River Rumble Split on Friday, the Raiders finished the regular season at 10-13, as they approach this week's playoffs. Head Coach Mike Schlottman has more on the end of the regular season, including their big win over the Rivermen.

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Rivertown Days Tennis Tourney Results

The 37th Annual Hastings Rivertown Days Tennis Tournament took advantage of plenty of sunshine, and warm weather throughout the weekend, as the placewinners have been announced! KDWA's Nick Tuckner has the complete breakdown of place winners, including first, second, and consolation honorees!

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River Rumble Preview: Raiders Ready

In the Legion Game on "River Rumble Friday", the Hastings Raiders will take on the Prescott Rivermen at 5:00pm, LIVE on KDWA, and Raider Head Coach Mike Schlottman joined KDWA Sports on Thursday for a preview!

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Softball Standings Headed In To Rivertown Days

Even though it may be Rivertown Days Week, the Hastings Slow Pitch Softball Teams will still take to the field throughout the rest of the week, as we get ready for Kittenball on Saturday at Vets' Park! KDWA's Nick Tuckner has the latest standings for each of the respective leagues!

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Busy Both Before, and After Rivertown Days

It's obviously a very busy week across the Hastings Community, with Rivertown Days now underway, but AM 1460 KDWA Radio Sports has a few big upcoming events, including Rivertown Days and beyond! KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more on this weekend's Kittenball Tournament, the Hastings Football Golf Tournament Fundraiser on August 7th, and more on the Lynden Wilson benefit Softball Tournament, coming up next month!

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37th Annual Rivertown Days Tennis Tourney

The longest-running Rivertown Days event is also set to begin on Thursday, as the Hastings Womens Tennis League, and the New Hastings Tennis Association join forces for the 37th Annual Rivertown Days Tennis Tournament! The tournament is the biggest so far, and Sadie Reiners of HTA joined KDWA's Nick Tuckner on Monday, to preview the event!

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Rivertown Days 3 On 3 Basketball Tourney

Rivertown Days week is here, and there are plenty of athletic events, and competitions throughout the Hastings showcase, to keep everybody busy! KDWA Sports was able to catch up with Tournament Organizer Pete Zak of the 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament, which will take place on Saturday morning, at Hastings High School.

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Week In Review: Football, Hoops, and MORE

Even though it is the middle of the Summer, there has been plenty of sports news from across the Tri-County Area landscape, including a Hastings Football Report with Head Coach Dana Strain, more on the Basketball rule changes in Wisconsin, with Prescott AD Kyle Igou, and Boys Head Coach Nick Johnson, plus more information on the Lynden Wilson Softball Tournament Fundraiser! All of that, and more in your KDWA Sports "Week in Review".

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Cancer's Last Match: Softball Tourney Fundraiser

Friends and Family of Hastings High School Freshman Student-Athlete Lynden Wilson are banding together to host an adult softball tournament, on August 15th and 16th, as a fundraiser for Lynden's family, as he battles State 3 Hodgkins Lymphoma. Along with the tournament, there will also be a benefit and silent auction on August 22nd, at the Coliseum in Hastings, the very next week. Tournament Spokesperson Katie Topp joined KDWA's Nick Tuckner for the details on Thursday!

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Igou Breaks Down Wisconsin Hoops Changes

With the Wisconsin High School Basketball rule changes now in play, especially with the new two-half scenario, it may have caught some schools and Athletic Directors off-guard. Prescott High School Athletic Director Kyle Igou joined KDWA Sports on Thursday to go over the changes, and what it means to the Cardinals.

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VFW Set For Districts Next Week

With the Hastings VFW Baseball Team set to host the 2nd District Tournament, beginning next Wednesday, July 15th, KDWA Sports was able to catch up with Head Coach Taylor Pagel, on Wednesday. Coach Pagel brought fans through the regular season, and has been pleased with how the players have grown both on and off the field.

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Coach Strain Tackles Offseason Topics

With the 2015 Practice Season only a month away, Hastings Head Football Coach Dana Strain joined KDWA's Nick Tuckner on Tuesday to talk about numerous topics. From offseason preparation, to the non-contact period, to youth camp, and of course, the upcoming Golf Tournament Fundraiser on August 7th, there is PLENTY to chat about!

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Big Games Before Playoffs on KDWA

The Summer Baseball Playoffs are drawing near, and AM 1460 KDWA Radio will have some huge pre-playoff games, beginning this Sunday, as Lake City comes to Hastings to take on the Hawks, Raider Legion at River Falls next Wednesday, and also the big Rivertown Days "River Rumble" next Friday, July 17th, with the two Hastings-Prescott games in both Legion and Amateur ball.

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Basketball Rule Changes Exciting In Prescott

KDWA Sports broke the news this summer, that Wisconsin High School Basketball will be going from a four-quarter format, to a two-half format, very similar to Minnesota, beginning this season. Also, with changes in the non-contact period, thing are really looking up for the Cardinals Boys and Girls programs. Boys Head Coach Nick Johnson joined KDWA Sports on Monday to talk about the rule changes, and then closes it out with a Prescott Pirates update!

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6th Annual Hastings Football Golf Tournament

Hastings Football Connections, the Hastings Raiders Football Program, and numerous Alumni are banding together for the 6th Annual Hastings Football Golf Classic, on Friday, August 7th, at Hidden Greens. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more on the event, and how YOU can get involved!

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Week In Review: 4th Of July

Summer is now in full stride, and before we all know in our area, it will be gone all too fast. In our KDWA Sports "Week in Review" this week, we check in with Phil Vargas from Hastings Parks and Recreation, Dick Cragg on the upcoming VFW District Tournament, news on Raider Football opening on a Saturday, and much MORE!

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Hawks Pound Hubbers, Cards Next

The Hastings Hawks Amateur Baseball Team has won two straight games, heading in to the 4th of July Holiday Weekend, including a solid 8-1 victory over Ellsworth, on Wednesday. Manager Shawn Matson joined KDWA Sports on Thursday to look back at their last two games, and to preview Saturday's game at Hampton LIVE on KDWA, and Sunday at Northfield!

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