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    2018 Park Spring Sports Recap

    The Spring Sports Season is also over at Park High School, in Cottage Grove, and Activities Director Phil Kuemmel joined KDWA Sports on Thursday to talk about the end of the year, and the fun that was had, including a fantastic run for the Park Softball Team.

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    Raider Dittrich Finishes 20th At State

    Hastings Senior Golfer Nick Dittrich finished his Raider Career fittingly, at the Minnesota Class AAA State Meet, 20th in the State of Minnesota, following a 75 on day one, and another 75 to close State, on Wednesday. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has an update from Bunker Hills.

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    Coach Smith On Memorable Season

    It was one of the most memorable Softball Seasons in Prescott History, and Head Coach Matt Smith of the Cardinals joined KDWA Sports on Wednesday to look back on their 22-4 season which included Conference, Regional, and Sectional Championships, along with their first trip to State in 16 years.

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    Raider Express Program Underway

    Though school itself may be over for the year, the Hastings High School "Raider Express" Strength and Conditioning Program is hitting stride this week, in the weightroom at HHS. Raider Express Advisor and Coach Jason Koch joined KDWA Sports to talk about this awesome program!!

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    Hastings Spring All-Conference Honors

    The 2018 Hastings High School Spring All-Conference and Honorable Mention list has been released for the season, and KDWA's Nick Tuckner announced the list to Raider Nation on Tuesday afternoon, as the Spring Season Recaps continue across the Tri-County Area!

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    Season Recap: 2018 Hastings Boys Lacrosse

    The Hastings Boys Lacrosse Season came to an end after a wild overtime game against Park, at McNamara Stadium (Todd Field), but the season was again very successful, with numerous players earning all-conference, and all-section honors for their hard work and dedication to the team and sport. Head Coach Brady Wasvick joined KDWA Sports for our 2018 Season Recap interview, to open the week!

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    It's All Over.

    The Prescott Cardinals Softball Season ended on Friday afternoon in the State Semifinals, as Tomahawk shocked the #6 Cardinals, 2-1 in eight innings, in one of the most classic softball games fans would ever see, or listen to. The Cardinals ended their season at 22-4 overall, with many of the Senior Players playing in over 100 varsity games during their respective careers. KDWA Sports will have a complete season recap with Coach Smith, early next week!

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    Goodman Diamond Ready For Cardinals

    The time is almost here for the Prescott Cardinals Girls Softball Team, and Head Coach Matt Smith addressed fans, and KDWA Sports before traveling south to Goodman Diamond in Madison, as the Cardinals are set to take on Tomahawk, LIVE on KDWA, Friday at 10am, weather permitting! KDWA Sports has clips from the send-off at Prescott High School.

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    Dittrich Talks Section Title, State Preview

    Hastings State Bound Boys Golfer, and Section Champion Nick Dittrich joined KDWA Sports on Wednesday to discuss his run to the medalist spot at the Section 1AAA meet, and gives fans a preview on the upcoming State Meet, along with what this trip means to him in his Senior Year.

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    Hastings 4x8 Relay Off To State!

    The Hastings Raiders Boys Track and Field Team is sending their 4x800 Relay Team of Josh Lewanski, Griffin Myers, Isaac Huntington, and Jakub Youngstrom to the State Meet, after Qualifying at last week's Sectional Meet, holding off a very quick Rosemount foursome. The Raider Relay will now compete in the State Meet, at Hamline in Saint Paul, Saturday morning. KDWA Sports caught up with Senior Griffin Myers of the State Bound Relay Team on Tuesday!

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    Coach Smith Excited For State Trip

    There will be plenty of State Softball Coverage throughout the week, and we started on Monday with Section Champion Prescott Softball Coach Matt Smith, looking back at the Sectional Title win over Amery in Cumberland, and looks forward to the experience of going to State as a Head Coach for the first time.

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    Prescott Softball STATE Bound

    The Prescott Cardinals Softball Team earned the second of three playoff trophies they have their eyes set on, after winning the Sectional Championship in Cumberland on Friday, beating Conference Rival Amery, 4-1, punching their ticket to Madison, next Friday, vs. Tomahawk, at 10am! KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more on the win, but stay tuned to KDWA all next week for State Previews with players, and coaches! (Photo Courtesy of Prescott Softball Facebook)

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    Panthers End Cardinal Baseball Season

    The Prescott Baseball Team ended their 2018 Season at 14-7 overall, after Ellsworth re-paid Prescott for last season's Prescott win at Summitt Park, in the very same game, by coming to Firehall Field, and winning 5-3, with a late two-run outburst in the seventh inning to win. KDWA's Nick Tuckner puts a wrap on our Championship Friday Diamond Doubleheader.

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    Diamond Dreams Dashed, Seasons End

    The 2018 Spring Sports Season came to an end on the diamond for the Hastings Raiders, with Baseball losing to Apple Valley 13-11 in a see-saw game at Grossman Field, while Softball lost a consolation bracket heartbreaker to Eagan, 9-2, in Richfield. Good news? The Prescott Cardinals Baseball Team won their Regional Semifinal Game over Osceola, 4-3, and will host the Regional Title game with Ellsworth on Friday at 5pm, LIVE on KDWA! KDWA's Nick Tuckner has the complete rundown.

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    Senior Dittrich Wins Section 1AAA Meet

    The Hastings Raiders Boys Golf Team boasts the Section 1AAA Boys Golf Champion again this year, as Hastings Senior Nick Dittrich took home medlaist honors on Wednesday in the Section 1AAA Meet, at the Jewel in Lake City. KDWA Sports caught up with Head Coach Pete McGinnis after the Baseball Game on Thursday, to talk about the Raiders' finish as a Team at Sections, and what to expect from Dittrich,the rest of the way!

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    Hastings, Prescott Games Postponed

    All Hastings and Prescott Playoff Baseball and Softball Games were postponed once again on Wednesday, making for a crazy, wild Thursday, with Hastings and Prescott Baseball and Softball all playing in playoff events on Thursday afternoon. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more.

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    Raiders Hire Lynch As Girls Basketball Coach

    The Hastings High School Athletic Department has announced the hiring of former Cretin Derham Head Girls Basketball Coach Joe Lynch, for the same position at HHS, following the resignation of former Head Coach Padrick Judd, who took a job in Mooose Lake, earlier in the month. Hastings High School Athletic Director Trent Hanson joined KDWA Sports on Wednesday to announce the new hire!

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    Hamilton Transfers "Home" To Badgers

    Former Prescott Cardinals Boys Basketball Standout Owen Hamilton announced to fans on Tuesday, that he will be transferring from Northern Illinois University, to the University of Wisconsin-Madison, to continue his collegiate Basketball Career at "home". Hamilton joined KDWA's Nick Tuckner on Tuesday, walking fans through the whirlwind process, that ended in a nearly obvious choice for the new Badger.

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    Cardinals Earn Spot In Sectional Title Game

    The Prescott Cardinals Girls Softball Team was the only team of our three area squads to play, and complete their playoff game on Tuesday, as the Cardinals took down Altoona, 11-6, at Biggs Frey Memorial Field, LIVE on KDWA! KDWA's Nick Tuckner has a complete recap of all of the action, as the Cardinals qualify for their first Sectional Title game, since 2009, Thursday, in Cumberland at 5pm.

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    Memorial Day Baseball Heartbreak

    Memorial Day 2018 will not be remembered for great baseball games, following double shutouts from opposing teams, with the #2 Hastings Raiders upset by #7 Burnsville, 2-0 in the Section 3AAAA First Round Game, while the defending State Champion Miesville Mudhens were drubbed 3-0 by Red Wing. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has the somber report from both games.

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    Raider Baseball Seeded 2nd Friday

    The Hastings Raiders Baseball Team was seeded #2 on Friday night, and will travel to Alimagnet Park in Burnsville, to play host team #7 Burnsville at 3:00pm, on Memorial Day, Monday. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has the complete seeding, and first round bracket, for the double-elimination format. The first round game will be a tape delayed broadcast, with first pitch at 3pm, and the replay at approximately 8pm, Monday evening on KDWA!

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    Week In Review: Regional Champs and More!

    In our KDWA Sports "Week In Review", we looked back at the Prescott Softball Teams' 10-0, Regional Championship Win over Neillsville, along with the Hastings Softball Teams' 4-3, come-from-behind playoff win over Rosemount in their 3AAAA Elimination Game in Richfield. KDWA's Nick Tuckner also has more on the Hastings Raider Baseball Seeding, as the Raiders earned the #2 Seed, and will travel to Alimagnet Park in Burnsville to battle the #7 Blaze at 3pm on Monday. Check out all of the big playoff stories NOW, in our Week In Review!

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    Regional Title Game Friday on KDWA

    After their 10-4 win over Osseo-Fairchild in the Regional Semifinals on Wednesday, the Prescott Cardinals Softball Team is looking for their first of three postseason trophies on Friday, as they host Neillsville in the Regional Championship Game, LIVE on KDWA, at 5pm, from Biggs Frey Memorial Field. Head Coach Matt Smith joined KDWA's Nick Tuckner between games on Thursday!

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    Raider Softball, Baseball Fall In Big Games

    It just wasn't the Hastings Raiders' day on the diamond, as the Raider Softball Team was sent to the losers' bracket, in a 3-0 road loss at Eastview, while the Hastings Raiders Baseball Team picked the wrong game to have a dud, falling 10-1 at Section Rival, Rosemount, right before Friday's Sectional Playoff Seeding. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more on both games.

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    Raider Dittrich Wins MEC Crown

    Hastings Senior Boys Golfer Nick Dittrich won the Metro East Conference Championship on Wednesday, shooting a 71, after being tied for the lead to open the day, at Keller Golf Course, in Saint Paul. KDWA Sports will have more on the huge day for the Raider Senior, later this week!

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