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Nick Tuckner – Sports Director

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    Little Wild Registration February 1st!

    Hastings Hockey Association President TJ Johnson joined KDWA Sports on Tuesday, to talk about a can't miss opportunity for Hastings Youth Hockey Players, ages 5-9, as the Minnesota Wild will be holding their 2021 "Little Wild" program, for a seventh year, coming up in April. It is a great chance for kids to participate in four ice times with Hastings Coaches, and Minnesota Wild representatives, PLUS getting fitted for equipment (to keep!) from head to toe, for ONLY $135! Registration begins at 10am on February 1st, and spots fill up in MINUTES. Listen in for more information!

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    Cardinal Boys Remain Quarantined

    The Prescott Cardinals Boys Basketball Team remains in quarantine until next week, as the team deals with positive COVID tests, and Prescott High School Athletic Director and Assistant Principal Matt Smith joined KDWA Sports on Tuesday for an update on their progress. The Team is hoping to get back to action, sometime next week.

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    Tough Early-Season Schedule

    The Hastings Raiders Boys Basketball Team is off to a 1-2 start, but they have also played one of the toughest three-game schedules to open the season, in the Metro Area. The schedule won't get any easier this week, taking on another Metro East conference favorite, in Tartan, Tuesday, and then back home with Simley, LIVE on KDWA, Friday night! Head Coach Chad Feikema joined KDWA Sports to open the week, with more!

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    Week In Review: Wrestling and More!

    Wrapping up the week that was in Tri-County Area Sports, we delved in to the world of Wrestling with Prescott Head Coach Jordan Poirier, and Hastings Head Coach Tim Haneberg, as both teams are at completely different points of the season. Also, we were joined by Hastings High School Athletic Director Trent Hanson on the first week of games, meets, and matches, as Minnesota High School Sports are now in overdrive for the 2021 Season. That, and much more in our "Week In Review" with KDWA's Nick Tuckner.

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    Wild Thursday Night In Raider Nation

    KDWA's Nick Tuckner has a Thursday night recap of much of the Hastings Raiders Sports action, including the Hastings Boys Hockey Team, Raider Girls Basketball, Hastings Wrestling, and Raider Boys Swim scores!

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    A.D. Hanson On First Week Of Events

    Hastings High School Athletic Director Trent Hanson joined KDWA's Nick Tuckner on Thursday, to discuss the first week of games, meets, matches, and more, as Minnesota High School Sports are now back to business, across the State. Hanson talked about the early season fun, but also has more on some of the people who make the events go, especially behind the scenes. We thanked our event staff, and custodians for all they have done, and will continue to do, to keep our kids healthy, and safe!

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    Hastings Wrestlers Three Meets In

    The Hastings Raiders Wrestling Team is now three dual meets in to the 2020-21 Season, and Head Coach Tim Haneberg joined KDWA Sports on Wednesday, to discuss the action so far, and to look forward to a busy end of the week, on the mat. The Raiders will close out the week with meets on Thursday, and Saturday.

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    Raider Boys Hoops Win Tuesday Thriller

    The Hastings Raiders Boys Basketball Team scored their first win of the season on Tuesday night, as they were victorious in a Tuesday night thriller at the HHS Field House, 72-70, over the Hill-Murray Pioneers. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has a complete recap of the win, and also has more on the Raider Girls' 79-49 loss at Hill-Murray that was also played, on Tuesday.

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    Offense Pacing Raiders Early On

    The Hastings Raiders Boys Hockey Team is out to a 1-1 start, following a 5-4 loss to #5 Saint Thomas Academy, and winning at Tartan on Saturday afternoon, 5-2, in a well-played team win for the Blue and Gold! Head Coach Adam Welch has been pleased with the way his team has come out against two teams that each won 15-plus games just one season ago. The Raiders will now travel to Holy Family at Victoria Arena, Thursday, before the rematch at Saint Thomas, on Saturday afternoon!

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    Hoops Back On KDWA Tuesday!

    The Hastings Raiders Boys Basketball Team will play their first game on the KDWA airwaves on Tuesday night, as the 0-1 Raiders battle the 0-1 Hill-Murray Pioneers, after both teams suffered conference losses in Friday's openers on the road. Now, the Raiders come home on Tuesday to face-off with the Pioneers, and Head Coach Chad Feikema of the Raiders knows that their are no "gimme" games in the Metro East Conference.

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    Cardinals Creeping Up On Postseason

    The Prescott Cardinals Wrestling Team has one more quad this Thursday, before their 2021 Playoff Season begins, although many don't quite know what that will look like, heading in to next week. Head Coach Jordan Poirier joined KDWA Sports to look back at their last quad at Baldwin-Woodville, and update on one of the Team Leaders, and more on Thursday's final regular season test, in a quad with some more area teams at Durand.

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    Week In Review: Minnesota Back

    As we hit the weekend, Minnesota Sports are now back, with games, meets, and matches, all across the Tri-County Area, and will continue through March! In our KDWA Sports "Week In Review" we talked about a couple of those sports now underway, with both Head Coaches Scott Addyman of the Hastings Girls Basketball Team, and Boys Swim Coach Gerry Rupp. We also look at what is coming up over the next week, on both KDWA Radio, and our Facebook Page!

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    Great Game, Raiders Fall In Return

    Raider Nation returned to Sports on Thursday night across the Tri-County Area, including the game you heard on KDWA, and watched online, in our collaboration with Hastings Community TV, as the Hastings Boys Hockey Team fell to Saint Thomas in a thriller 5-4. Also, KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more on the Raider Wrestling Team's split with Simley and Sibley, and score from the Prescott Girls Basketball win over Baldwin-Woodville! Check it all out in our Thursday night roundup! (Photo Courtesy HCTV Coverage)

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    Prescott Boys Hoops Quarantined

    The Prescott Cardinals Boys Basketball Team had one of their players test positive for Covid-19 on Thursday, now putting the Cardinal Boys on Quarantine with no practice or games until Monday the 25th, when they host Baldwin-Woodville at home, LIVE on KDWA. Prescott High School Activities Director and Assistant Principal Matt Smith joined KDWA Sports on Thursday, to give Cardinal Fans an update on the breaking news.

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    Raider Girls Opener Pushed To Tuesday

    The Hastings Raiders Girls Basketball Team will now have to wait a few more days for their first game, as Friday's opener against South Saint Paul has been postponed due to Covid protocols. The good news, is that the Raiders are completely healthy, and Head Coach Scott Addyman joined KDWA Sports on Wednesday, to talk about the postponement, the early practice season, and leadership all over the floor! The Raiders will now open the season at Hill-Murray on Tuesday.

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    Cardinals Sweep Warriors Tuesday

    Tuesday night at the Nest, the Prescott Cardinals Girls and Boys Basketball Team pulled out the Middle Border Conference SWEEP, as the Cardinal Girls opened the evening on KDWA, with a commanding 72-15 win over the Warriors, while the Boys cleaned up in the nightcap, 79-40. Stay tuned to KDWA Radio for more on the Cardinals, as we continue through the second half of the 2020-21 Season!

       

    Raider Swimmers Prepared For 2021

    The Hastings Raiders Boys Swimming and Diving Team is ready for Thursday's first meet of the season at Simley, and Head Coach Gerry Rupp of the Raiders is eager to see how his squad matches up, with a deep Spartan group. Coach Rupp joined KDWA Sports on Tuesday, for an interview you can hear in its entirety on Saturday morning at 9:05am, for the "Hastings Coaches Show", but for now, Doc talks about getting his kids in "Swim Shape".

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    Cardinals Ready To Regroup Tuesday

    The Prescott Cardinals Boys Basketball Team hit a midseason speed bump over the last couple of games, falling on the road to both New Richmond, and Saint Croix Central, two teams that will have high playoff seeds, in the upcoming postseason. Head Coach Nick Johnson of the Cardinals joined KDWA Sports on Monday, as his Team prepares for their half of Tuesday's KDWA Radio Basketball Doubleheader, with the Girls against Amery at 5:45, and the Boys to follow at 7:15!

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    LIVE Sports All Week on KDWA!

    It will be our first "busy" Sports week of the Winter Sports Season on KDWA Radio, with a Prescott Basketball Doubleheader Tuesday, followed by some Hastings Raiders Hockey and Basketball to round out the week, through Saturday! KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more on your week of FUN!

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    Week In Review: Winter Excitement

    Things are starting to amp up in the Tri-County Area, when it comes to local sports, as the electricity from the first week of Hastings High School and Youth Sports restarting, plus hitting the halfway point at Prescott, has sports fans in a frenzy! Look back at some of the top stories of the week, which include some Season Previews, Tuesday night's LIVE game recap, a Minnesota High School Sports Update, and much, much, more in the "Week In Review".

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    Raiders Await Cadets In Opener

    After a wonderful 19-6-3 season, with a Section 1AA Runner-Up finish just one year ago, the Hastings Raiders Boys Hockey Team is looking to make it back to Rochester again this year, with numerous experienced players coming back to the 2021 Squad. Head Coach Adam Welch joined KDWA Sports on Thursday, for an interview you can hear in its entirety on Saturday, at 9:05am, to preview the year! But for now, here are some of the highlights, heading in to the opener against St. Thomas!

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    Wisconsin Coach Eases Minnesota Worry

    Though masks have been used in Wisconsin for the first half of their Winter Sports Season, in Minnesota, schools are about to get their first taste of competing with masks, in numerous sports, beginning next week. There has been plenty of talk and chatter across Minnesota about wearing them, but as Prescott Boys Basketball Coach Nick Johnson tells Minnesota Coaches, Athletes, Parents, and Fans, it won't even be a topic of conversation once the kids start playing. Some great advice from a well-respected State Championship Coach!

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    Minnesota Sports Underway!

    Winter Sports are now underway at Hastings High School, and across Minnesota, and Hastings High School Athletic Director Trent Hanson joined KDWA Sports on Wednesday for an update, as we hit midweek, of week one! Hanson talked about challenges Coaches and Athletes are facing, the excitement that goes along with the start of a season, scheduling during the pandemic, and much more!

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    Prescott Wrestlers Surge In To January

    The Prescott Cardinals Wrestling Team has had a fun first half of the season, as the young squad continues to learn on the fly, leaning on a handful of returning leaders, who are carrying the load, so far in 2020-21. Head Coach Jordan Poirier joined KDWA Sports for an update on how the team continues to come together, in both matches, and in the room during practice.

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    Season Preview: Raider Wrestling

    The Hastings Raiders Wrestling Team also starts practice this week, and Head Coach Tim Haneberg joined KDWA Sports, for this past Saturday's "Hastings Coaches Show", to look ahead to everything that begins, on Monday! Coach Haneberg also looks forward to a very competitive crossover season with both Metro East and Suburban East Conference Teams. All of that, and more, in our 2020-21 Season Preview on the Raiders!

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