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    Prescott 27, Rhinelander 13. FINAL

    After a nearly 22-month drought, the Prescott Cardinals Football Team won their first game since October of 2015, jumping to 1-0 on the young season, winning first-year Head Coach Kevin Haglund's debut, beating Rhinelander, at Laney Field, 27-13, in a game controlled by the Cardinals from the opening kickoff. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has the recap!

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    Fall Sports Erupt Throughout Busy Week

    In our KDWA Sports "Week in Review", Fall Sports are off and running on both sides of the river, as we caught up with numerous Coaches, and Athletic Directors, throughout a very busy first week, for many athletes. Check out all of the fun throughout the weekend!

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    Season Opener Friday, LIVE on KDWA!

    The first live broadcast of Fall Sports action on KDWA Radio will take place on Friday night, when New Head Coach Kevin Haglund, and the 2017 Prescott Cardinals Football Team makes their season debut, against Rhinelander, at Laney Field, at 7:00pm. We will have our KDWA Pre-Game Show with Nick Tuckner beginning at 6:30pm, including an interview with Coach Haglund. Here, you can listen to bits and pieces of the Pre-Game, with the complete interview heard, on Friday night!

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    Raider Tennis To Duluth Saturday

    The Hastings Raiders Girls Tennis Team is feverishly getting ready for their first matches of the season, as they head north to Duluth, for the Duluth Invitational, on Saturday! Head Coach Marissa Welch joined KDWA Sports on Wednesday morning, after practice, to chat about the early season!

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    Speedy Raiders Set For Season

    The Hastings Raiders Boys Soccer was one of numerous teams that opened up their practices on Monday, and on Tuesday afternoon, Head Coach Jamie Swanson joined KDWA's Nick Tuckner to discuss the first practice, and promotes Friday's huge Alumni Game at McNamara Stadium!

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    Raider Football Golf Touney August 25th

    The Hastings Football Program will be hosting their 8th Annual Hastings Football Golf Classic, at Hidden Greens on Friday, August 25th, beginning at 11:00am. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more on this big Raider Fundraiser!

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    Fall Sports Now Underway At HHS

    The much-anticipated first day of Fall Sports took place throughout the day on Monday, and will continue over the next 10-12 weeks, as all of the teams opened practice, across Minnesota. Hastings High School Athletic Director Trent Hanson joined KDWA Sports on Monday, to open the FUN!!!

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    Fall Sports Now Underway At HHS

    The much-anticipated first day of Fall Sports took place throughout the day on Monday, and will continue over the next 10-12 weeks, as all of the teams opened practice, across Minnesota. Hastings High School Athletic Director Trent Hanson joined KDWA Sports on Monday, to open the FUN!!!

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    Week Ends, As Does Summer!

    In our KDWA Sports "Week in Review" this weekend, there was plenty of news, including the announcement of a new Activities Director-Assitant Principal, and Head Football Coach. Plus, we checked in with numerous Hastings High School Coaches as they all begin Fall Practice on Monday!

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    2017 Hastings Boys Soccer Preview

    The Hastings Raiders Boys Soccer Team is one of many Fall Sports Teams opening their practice season on Monday, and Head Coach Jamie Swanson was excited to join KDWA Sports for a 2017 Season Preview!

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    Girls Soccer Hosting Weekend Fun!

    The Hastings Raiders Girls Soccer Team will not only open practice on Monday, but they also have some fun activities coming up including Saturday's Car Wash at the Green Mill, along with the K-8 Youth Camp at HHS. We also tackle the Alumni Game which will be coming up on Thursday, August 17th, at McNamara Stadium (Todd Field).

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    AD Smith Excited About New Position

    New Prescott High School Activities Director-Assistant Principal Matt Smith joined KDWA's Nick Tuckner on Wednesday, to chat about his new position, and also announced his resignation from the Football Head Coaching spot, plus named Kevin Haglund as interim Head Coach, effective immediately.

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    Raider Football Ready For Monday

    The Hastings Raiders Football Team will be one of many teams opening their first practices of the season on Monday, at Hastings High School. Head Coach Dana Strain joined KDWA's Nick Tuckner for a season preview interview, talking a ton about what to expect over the first two weeks.

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    New AD Smith Resigns From Football Job

    With New Prescott Athletic Director-Assistant Principal Matt Smith taking his new role over this past week, the Cardinal Sports whirlwind continued on Tuesday, with Smith resigning as Head Football Coach, naming Kevin Haglund interim Head Coach effective immediately. KDWA will have more with Smith later this week! KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more.

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    Mudhens Heading Back To State

    The Miesville Mudhens are headed back to the State Tournament, following their two game, playoff series sweep over the Hastings Hawks, this past weekend. Now, the Hens are primed to play their first game of the State Tournament on either Friday, August 18th, Saturday August 19th, or Sunday August 20th, in either Hamburg, Green Isle, or Norwood. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more.

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    Raider Girls Swimmers Set For Season

    As our Fall Sports Previews continued on Monday, Head Coach Katie McAlpin of the Hastings Girls Swimming and Diving Team joined KDWA Sports to talk about what is expected of the kids during the early season, and the excitement surrounding hitting the pool on Monday, August 14th.

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    Smith Hired As New Prescott A.D.

    The huge news heading in to the weekend in Local, Tri-County Area Sports, was the announcement that current Prescott High School Business Teacher, and Head Football-Softball Coach Matt Smith has been hired as new Activities Director-Assistant Principal, at Thursday's School Board Meeting. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more on that, plus more on the beginning of the Fall Sports Season at both Hastings and Prescott High Schools, with Hastings High School Athletic Director Trent Hanson, and now former Prescott AD, and New Prescott Middle School Principal Kyle Igou!

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    Igou's Final Prescott Fall Sports Preview

    In our 2017 Prescott High School Fall Sports Preview, now-former Prescott High School Athletic Director, and newly-named Prescott Middle School Principal Kyle Igou joined KDWA Sports on Thursday, to talk about his new position, and of course, give his final Fall High School Sports Preview, with Football beginning this past Tuesday!

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    Austin Forfeits, Hens-Hawks Friday!

    Wednesday took a bit of a plot twist, when it comes to Section 1B Playoff Amateur Baseball, as the Austin Blue Sox forfeited their game at Hastings, giving the Hawks a glorified first round bye, and a shot at defending State Champ Miesville, on Friday, in Game One of their first round playoff series. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more.

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    Mudhens Ready For Friday Night

    The Miesville Mudhens are ready to begin their 2017 Section 1B Playoffs on Friday, LIVE on KDWA Radio, at 8pm, from Jack Ruhr Field, in Miesville. In preparation for Game One, KDWA's Nick Tuckner caught up with Hens Manager Chris Olean to look back at the regular season, and to preview the playoffs!

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    Part Two With Raider A.D. Hanson

    In Part Two of out 2017-18 Fall Sports Preview with Hastings High School Athletic Director Trent Hanson, we jumped on to the field and court with what many of the athletes and coaches have been doing to prepare for fall, and also tied in some of the final odds and ends before the Raiders flood the school on August 14th!

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    Hawks-Blue Sox Wildcard Game Wednesday

    Though the Miesville Mudhens will not open the Section 1B Playoffs until Friday, the two teams that could be their opponent, will play eachother on Wednesday at Vets' Park, as the #8 Hastings Hawks host the #9 Austin Blue Sox in a one-game "Wildcard" playoff game, to determine who moves on to take on the defending State Champs, beginning Friday.

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    Fall Sports Registration, Fees, Virtual Tickets

    With the 2017 Minnesota High School Fall Sports Season now less than two weeks away, Hastings High School Athletic Director Trent Hanson joined KDWA Sports to talk about numerous Fall topics. On the agenda to open the week, we chatted about registration, fees, and a new season ticket program for fans, with a virtual twist.

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    Summer Sun Setting, Fall Forcing Way In

    The week in Tri-County Sports centered around Rivertown Days Sports Recaps, and also getting ready for the Fall Sports Season, which will begin in earnest, on Tuesday, as the Prescott Football Team hits the field for their first practices of the 2017 Season! Head Coach Matt Smith (pictured) joined us for one of the highlight interviews of the week.

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    Season Preview: Prescott Football

    Fall Sports officially begin in the Tri-County Area on Tuesday Morning, August 1st, as the Prescott Fottball Team hits the gridiron for the 2017 Practice Season! Head Coach Matt Smith joined KDWA Sports on Thursday for a preview of the 2017 Season, but more importantly, the first week of practice!

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