Sports

Trey Lower
KDWA Sports Director

    Mayor Daugherty Honors Cardinals

    Greatness was officially recognized by the City of Prescott on Tuesday at this week's City Council Meeting, as Mayor Rob Daugherty read a proclaimation to the City honoring the 2024 Prescott Softball State Championship. Take a listen to the honors from the Mayor, right here on KDWA!

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    Season Preview: Cardinal Girls Golf

    The Prescott Girls Golf Team is looking to add to their State Championship Trophy Case, however, this season it will be in a bigger class in the playoffs, as Prescott will jump from Division Two, to the bigger Division One schools, this October. Head Coach Chad Salay of the Cardinals joined KDWA's Nick Tuckner for a season preview interview, where in the first segment, he talked about the Cardinals coming in to the season, and the second segment, checking in with how his Former Cardinal Daughter Ava Salay played in her Freshman Season at Wisconsin.

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    Disc Golf Tournament Draws Nearly 100

    The first annual Rivertown Days Disc Golf Tournament was a huge success with 96 players showing up on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon, and Tournament Organizer Ryan Johnson of The Studio Downtown joined KDWA's Nick Tuckner for a recap. The tournament will be back in 2025, looking for an even bigger showing one year from now.

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    Wiffleball Tournament A Success!

    In what may have been the best Rivertown Days Saturday weather wise in the last ten years, it was a perfect day to participate or take in the Sporting Events taking place, including the Wiffleball Tournament, at Pioneer Park, put on by Hastings Parks and Recreation. KDWA's Nick Tuckner was joined at the Tournament, by tournament organizer Phil Vargas, up close and personal, during Saturday's action.

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    Coaches Show Rewind: U17 Girls Soccer

    The Hastings U17 Girls Soccer Team had a tremendous season, and Head Coach Shane Lanning took some time to join us to look back at what was a great year, that started slow, and finished with some State hardware, once again, in 2024. Saturday's show was brought to you by Perkins of Hastings, and Dr. Tyler Rohr with Hastings Family Dental Care.

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    Cardinals Combine Practice With Holmen

    KDWA Sports was on site for Thursday's padded practice and scrimmages with Holmen High School, for the Prescott Cardinals Football Team, as they have been practicing with their friends from the South, throughout the week in Prescott, and at Holmen. Head Coach Jordan Hansen joined KDWA's Nick Tuckner after practice on Thursday, and he has been more than pleased with the squad's effort so far. The Cards will open practice for real on Thursday, August 1st. Also look for photos from the practice at the KDWA Radio Facebook page.

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    Miesville Youth Baseball Raffle

    The Miesville Youth Athletic Association is selling raffle tickets from now until the drawing on July 26th, during the later innings of the Miesville Mudhens game against Saint Anthony, as they raise funds for new youth batting cages next to Wiederholt Field, adjacent to the Jack. Tickets are $5 each, with numerous cash prizes to be given away. Miesville Youth Baseball Coach Jeremy Serres has more on how you can get your tickets today!

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    Prescott Principal On Smith Hire

    Prescott High School Principal Josh Fiege joined KDWA's Nick Tuckner to talk about the hire of Matt Smith as Activities Director, coming back home, after a couple years in the River Falls School District. Smith has served the district for years in many ways, as a teacher, coach, assistant principal, and activities director in the past, and will pick up where Andrew Caudill left the athletic department, following his three year run at PHS. Hear why Smith was the right choice.

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    KDWA Partners With 3M Open

    KDWA Radio is excited to be an advertising sponsor for the 2024 3M Open Golf Tournament, at the TPC in Blaine, coming up next week, in through the weekend, as one of the final PGA Tour Stops before the Fed Ex Playoffs begin. Tournament Director Mike Welch joined KDWA's Nick Tuckner for an interview this week, talking about the year-long preparation for the tournament, Minnesota's love affair with the game, how crucial this tourney is for Tour Cards, and how YOU can get tickets to all of the fun, throughout the week.

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    BREAKING: Smith Back At Prescott

    BREAKING SPORTS NEWS: Prescott High School has brought longtime Prescott Teacher, Coach, and Athletic Director Matt Smith back home, as he has accepted the vacant Prescott Athletic Director Position. Smith had been teaching and coaching in the River Falls School District the last few years, and now comes back to Prescott, where he and his family still call home. KDWA Sports will have more with Prescott Principal Josh Fiege, and of course, Smith himself, in future Sports Updates, this week.

       

    Mudhens Score 34 Runs In 2 Games

    After a tough loss to Rochester last Wednesday, the Miesville Mudhens bats exploded for 34 runs over the weekend, with 17 in each game, pounding Dundas 17-1, and then 17-6 Sunday on the road at the Fish Bowl, in New Market. Manager Robb Gamm joined KDWA Sports for our weekly Mudhens update, and we looked back at the offensive outburst, the surge from young Hen and just-graduated Hastings Raider Evan Nelson, and the run of games from Wednesday, through the weekend!

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    Wolfpack Hire New Coach, Ready For Fall

    We are getting ever so close to the Fall Sports Season not just in Wisconsin, but in Minnesota, as well, as Athletic Departments are putting the final pieces together before the kids come back in mid August. At Park High School in Cottage Grove, one of those final pieces was a brand new Girls Swim and Dive Coach, following 15 years of leadership from Amanda Johnson. Wolfpack Activities Director Phil Kuemmel joined us to introduce new Girls Swim and Dive Coach Will Arnsparger, and to also announce that Fall Sports Registration is now OPEN!

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    Hawks Lock Up First Round Bye

    The Hastings Hawks Amateur Baseball Team scored their biggest win of the season on a sweaty Sunday afternoon at Vets Park, earning one of the top two seeds in the Region 5C Playoffs, and a first round bye, beating Red Wing, 5-4, in a comeback thriller. Manager Shawn Matson joined KDWA Sports on Monday to break down the game, falling behind 3-0 after one, but storming back and staying with the plan, ultimately winning by one late. Now, the Hawks travel to Red Wing on Wednesday, before coming home for the River Rumble Friday, with the Hastings Hurricanes hosting the East Metro Mammoth at 5:30pm, and the Hawks against Lyon's Pub at 7:30pm.

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    U17 Girls Earn More Hardware

    The HFC U17 Girls State Team won the TCSL Final Four Championship held July 12-14. The team entered the tournament as the 3 seed, and beat the Twin Cities Rush Soccer Club 2-1 in the semifinals and North East United Soccer Club 4-1 in the championship game. Team Members include: Addison Lanning, Fiona Myers, Elli Levine, Olyvia Erickson, Natasha Van Slyke, Katelyn Wood, Serena Irrthum, Olivia Levine, Ellie Magnus, Katie Horton, Jersey Appert, Kayleigh Giesen, Elena Fasbender, Gavyn Hanson, Elsie Jacobs, Lyla Mahoney, and Madeline Elliott, with Coaches Shane Lanning and Shawn Mahoney.

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    "Two Week Warning" As Season Looms

    The Prescott Cardinals High School Football Program is just about two weeks away from their first practices of the 2024 Season, and their schedule is now set with their two non-conference games at #3 Ranked Northwestern on August 23rd, and back home against Durand on the 30th, before the Middle Border Conference Season begins. Head Coach Jordan Hansen joined KDWA's Nick Tuckner for our "two-week warning" for lack of better football terms, as the team feverishly prepares for what could be a special 2024 campaign.

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    Wrestlers Busy All Summer Long

    The Hastings Raiders Wrestling Program has been more than busy this offseason, with camps and events program-wide, including the Girls, who had a tremendous run down at the Luther College Camp, this past weekend. Varsity Head Coach Tim Haneberg joined us for an update on Thursday, where we have clips here, but listen to the whole Hastings Coaches Show, Saturday at 9:05am, brought to you by Dr. Tyler Rohr with Hastings Family Dental Care, and Perkins of Hastings!

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    Three Adult Leagues Rolling

    As we hit the end of the week, all of this week's Adult Athletics have been played, with KDWA Radio Standings updates for Slow Pitch Softball, Bags League, and the Sand Volleyball league. Many are getting close to their respective playoffs, as KDWA's Nick Tuckner noted to fans on Thursday.

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    Hawks Play Tough At Rochester

    The Hastings Hawks Amateur Baseball Team played a much better brand of baseball on Tuesday at Rochester, than they did on the road at Miesville on Sunday, ultimately falling to the Royals, 9-6. Now, the Hawks will host the Minneapolis Cobras on Friday, before coming home again on Sunday, in a giant CCVL showdown with the Red Wing Aces at 2pm. Manager Shawn Matson has more on the Hawks improvement, the upcoming schedule, and how fun it has been this summer, managing the Hawks, but also playing again for the Hastings Hurricanes 35-plus team.

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    Pickleball Continues To Explode

    With an update on the Summer Sports Season in Adult Athletics, Phil Vargas with Hastings Parks and Recreation talked about the continued increase in use of the new pickleball courts, which have been jam-packed from sunrise, to well past sunset, under the lights at Roadside Park. What is causing this surge in players joining the new leagues, and even forming a Rivertown Days Tournament in a couple weeks? We also delve in to the playoff run for the other Adult leagues taking place, although many have been slowed by rain.

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    Coach Benson on Cool Job, Raiders

    With an update on the Hastings American Legion Baseball Team, Head Coach Cole Benson joined KDWA on this past weekend's Hastings Coaches Show, brought to you by Perkins of Hastings and Doctor Tyler Rohr at Hastings Family Dental Care! Benson talked at first about his unique job as a groundskeeper for the Minnesota Twins at Target Field, before kicking in to the season thus far, for the Raiders.

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    Hens Blank Hawks, Big Week Here

    The Miesville Mudhens again dodged raindrops and rescheduled games, closing the last week, with an 8-0 win over Hastings, at Jack Ruhr Field, and are now preparing for the biggest week of the season, with Cannon Falls Tuesday, Rochester Wednesday, Dundas Friday, and at New Market Sunday. Manager Robb Gamm has more on the Sunday victory, Joey Werner's grand slam, and looking ahead to the giant week of baseball.

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    Vargas On Wiffle Ball Openings

    You've heard KDWA Sports talking on and off the last couple weeks about the Second Annual "Rivertown Days Wiffle Ball Tournament" that will be taking place on Sunday, July 20th, at Pioneer Park. Phil Vargas with Hastings Parks and Recreation joined KDWA Sports to open the week, as the City is still looking for more teams in all age brackets!

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    "Fed Up" Features Hurricanes This Week

    The Hastings Hurricanes 35-plus Amateur Baseball Team has breathed some "fresh wind" in to the prestigious Federal League throughout the first half of their first ever season together as a team, and are featured on this week's edition of "Fed Up: The Federal League Podcast". Podcast Host, Creator, and Apple Valley A's Star Josh Stoll (pictured) joined KDWA's Nick Tuckner, also Manager of the Hurricanes, to talk about the podcast, the league itself, and how the Hurricanes have fit in to the league, heading in to Sunday's giant showdown with Milltown at 5:30pm, at Vets Park.

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    Pirates Looking For Strong 2nd Half

    The Prescott Pirates Amateur Baseball Team is floating right around the 500 mark in Saint Croix Valley League Play, and are enjoying some time off over the fourth, through next week, before the run to teh playoffs begins! Manager and Former Cardinal Billy Brookshaw joined KDWA Sports with more on the first half of the season, and where they go from here, through the second half.

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    HFC U11 Girls Shine Up North

    In youth soccer news, the Hastings HFC U11 Girls White State Team took firstplace in the 2024 Lake Superior Open in aU11-12 division over the weekend. They went 3-0 outscoring their opponents 20-1. The team finished league play on Monday with a record of 10-0 which qualifies them for the TCSL Final 4. They have an overall record for this spring season of 17-3. Team Photo Left to Right: Coach Kyle Kreuser, Peyton Zgoda, Brielle Robinson, Kendelle Norquist, Arya Jacobson, Mallory Wayne, Maren Kreuser, Hazel Linbo, Estee Peterson, Anna Quinn, Lucy Nordling, Josie Linbo, Evie Boyer, Noelle Zajac, Addy Levine and Coach Adam Linbo. (Photo Courtesy of Lynette Peterson)

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