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    Cardinals Leave It All On The Field

    The Prescott Cardinals Football Team ended their 2021 Season with a 5-5 overall record on Friday night, after playing their hearts out in a 17-14 loss to the West Salem Panthers, in Level One of the WIAA Playoffs. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more on the final game, but join him alongside Head Coach Jordan Hansen for the Prescott Coaches Show on Saturday at 12:05pm, from Ptacek's, looking back at the awesome year that was. Join them on KDWA AM 1460, and FM 97.7, Saturday, and also more in next week's sports updates, in our 2021 Season Recap!

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    Raiders Earn #2 Seed, First Round Bye

    Seeding was released on Thursday morning for the Section 3AAAAA Minnesota High School Football Playoffs, and your Hastings Raiders have the #2 seed, with their 6-2 record, and will have a first round bye on Tuesday. The #2 Raiders will now host Tuesday's winner of #6 Two Rivers and #3 Bloomington Kennedy, on Saturday, October 30th, for an almost-spooky Sectional Semifinal game, Halloween Weekend! KDWA's Nick Tuckner has all of the details.

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    Playoff Preview: Prescott at West Salem

    The Prescott Cardinals Football Team (5-4 Overall) will play in their first playoff game in eight years on Friday night, as they travel to West Salem (7-1 Overall), LIVE on KDWA Radio! The game will be a radio-only broadcast at 7:00pm, with the Pre-Game Show at 6:45pm. KDWA's Matt Leifeld will have all of the playoff play-by-play on Friday night. Before we get there, Head Coach Jordan Hansen joined us for our Pre-Game interview on Thursday!

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    Football FINAL: Hastings 54, Cretin 34

    The Hastings Raiders Football Team closed out the 2021 Regular Season with a wild 54-34 win over Cretin Derham-Hall, that was not short on any excitement, and KDWA's Stats King Dick Cragg has a bumper crop in our Sports Updates! With the win, the Raiders lock up the #2 seed in the upcoming Section 3AAAAA Playoffs, and will have a first round bye. Stay tuned to KDWA Sports over the next few days for more on the brackets, seeds, and matchups! We also have scores from all over the area from Wednesday, with KDWA's Nick Tuckner! Get it all right here!!

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    Warriors Sweep Raiders On Senior Night

    The Hastings Raiders Volleyball Team celebrated their Senior Night in the final match of the 2021 Regular Season, falling 3-0 to Two Rivers, but playing the Warriors extremely tough over the first two games of the night. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has a recap from the Dakota County collision at the Hastings High School Field House, Tuesday night.

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    Wednesday Preview: Cretin at Hastings

    The Hastings Raiders Football Team (5-2 Overall) will host the Cretin Derham Hall Raiders (2-5 Overall) in an old-school throwback rivalry to the Suburban East Conference Days, and we all know Hastings still owes Cretin plenty from the one-sided battles of that very SEC past. The Raiders and Head Coach Dana Strain are excited about the opportunity on Wednesday, LIVE on KDWA, in the regular season finale from McNamara Stadium (Todd Field) at 7pm. We also take a look around the Tri-County Area at all of the other games on both Wednesday and even Thursday too!

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    Cardinals Set For Playoffs Friday

    With the regular season now over for the Prescott Cardinals Football Team, the 5-4 Cardinals earned the #5 Seed in the WIAA Division Four Playoff Bracket, and will travel to #4 West Salem, on Friday night, at 7:00pm, LIVE on KDWA Radio. Head Coach Jordan Hansen wrapped up the final game with Osceola, and looked forward to the week of prep for the second season!

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    Home Games This Week, No Cash!

    As a reminder, with two big home events coming up this week, in Senior Night Volleyball Tuesday against Two Rivers, and the huge Wednesday night Football Game with Cretin Derham Hall at Todd Field on Wednesday, that all Hastings High School Sporting Events at home are NO CASH for entry. Also, for Tuesday's Volleyball Match, all fans must wear masks regardless of vaccination status.

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    Cardinals #5, Headed To West Salem

    The Prescott Cardinals Football Team learned their playoff seeding and bracket fate over the weekend, as the Cardinals earn the #5 Seed in their Sectional, and will travel to #4 West Salem, Friday Night, LIVE on KDWA Radio, at 7:00pm. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more:

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    Thursday Final: Hastings 38, Jefferson 7.

    The Hastings Raiders Football Team may have very well played their best game this season out of their seven thus far, scoring 38 unanswered points after Bloomington Jefferson scored quickly in the first half, to jump to 5-2 overall, with a convincing 38-7 win at Bloomington Stadium. KDWA's Dick Cragg has the recap of the huge win, that likely solidified a #2 seed, bye, and home playoff game coming up. Also, one more regular season game coming up next Wednesday at home against none other than Cretin Derham Hall!

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    Friday Preview: Prescott at Osceola

    The Prescott Cardinals Football Team (5-3 Overall) will wrap up their 2021 Regular Season on Friday night, LIVE on KDWA Radio and Video, as they travel to #10-WI Osceola (7-1 Overall) for a 7:00pm kick-off! Head Coach Jordan Hansen joined KDWA Sports on Thursday to get fans ready for the trip North, and to talk more about this pre-playoff Middle Border Conference showdown.

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    Thursday Preview: Raiders at Jaguars

    It's on to Week Seven of the Minnesota High School Football Season, and the Hastings Raiders (4-2 Overall) are set for a trip in to unfamiliar territory, as they square off with new Section Rival Bloomington Jefferson (1-5 Overall), at the Old Bloomington Stadium, Thursday at 7pm, LIVE on KDWA! Head Coach Dana Strain joined the "Voice of the Raiders" Nick Tuckner for a preview of Thursday, coming off of their giant road win at Two Rivers, on Saturday.

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    HHS Winter Sports Registration Open!

    Hastings High School Athletic Director Trent Hanson joined KDWA Sports on Wednesday to announce that Winter Sports Registraton is now open for the 2021-22 Season, and taking action earlier rather than later, is highly encouraged. Hanson has more on the registration process, the staggered start for teams in the Winter, and also what parents and student athletes will need before and during registration.

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    REPEAT CHAMPIONS!

    The Prescott Cardinals Girls Golf Team WON their second consecutive Division Two State Championship on Tuesday, at University Ridge, just outside of Madison, as they finished an amazing 49 team strokes ahead of State Runner-Up and Conference Rival Saint Croix Central, also brandishing the Individual State Champion in Ava Salay (78-70-148). KDWA Sports will have more with Coach Chad Salay and Cardinals coming up in future Sports Updates!!

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    Winter Preview: Raider Girls Hockey

    Many warm weather lovers don't want to hear it, but the 2021-22 High School Winter Sports Season will begin in Minnesota in just over two weeks, and the first team to open practice at Hastings High School, will be the Hastings Girls Hockey Team, under third-year Head Coach Tim Duggan. Coach Duggan joined KDWA's Nick Tuckner for a special preview interview on Tuesday, looking back at the Summer, and getting ready for the opening practice!

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    Adult Fall Sports Wrapping Up

    The 2021 Fall Adult Sports Season in Hastings is coming to a close, and with Slow Pitch Softball and Sand Volleyball wrapping up their schedules, KDWA's Nick Tuckner takes our final look at the Standings for the year, courtesy of Hastings Parks and Recreation!

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    Cardinals Show Heart, Ready For Friday

    The Prescott Cardinals Football Team has one regular season game to go Friday at Osceola, LIVE on KDWA Radio and Video, but before we get to the fun at the end of the week, Head Coach Jordan Hansen of the Cards was pleased with how hard his team played against #4 LaCrosse Aquinas on Homecoming, this past Friday evening, in front of a packed house at Laney Field.

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    Both Raider Teams Seeded #8 Tuesday

    The Hastings Raiders Boys and Girls Soccer Teams will have a tough mountain to climb on Tuesday night, as the Section 3AAA Seeds were released for both teams on Sunday, and each squad was handed the #8 Seed out of eight, and both will travel to #1 seeded squads. The #8 Raider Boys will head to #1 Apple Valley at 4:30pm, while the #8 Raider Girls will have a little shorter trip down 42, to #1 Rosemount, at 7pm. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more on the seeding, in Monday's Sports Updates!

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    Raiders Lead Big Early, Hang On

    The Hastings Raiders Football Team jumped to 4-2 on the season, leading 42-2 in the third quarter, all to let the Two Rivers Warriors back in the game with 29 straight second half points, but holding off the upset minded home team, winning 42-31, LIVE on KDWA, Saturday afternoon. The Raiders got a great game from Quarterback Axel Arnold, with four total touchdowns (3 pass, 1 rush), and added 140 rush yards from Senior RB Brenden Freiermuth in the win. Hastings will travel to Bloomington Jefferson, this Thursday at 7pm, LIVE on KDWA!

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    Cardinals Battle, Aquinas Slips Away

    The Prescott Cardinals Football Team battled tough against one of the Top Five Teams in Wisconsin on Friday night, giving #4 LaCrosse Aquinas their biggest scare of the season, but falling on Homecoming, 32-15, LIVE on KDWA. With the win, Aquinas jumped to 8-0, while the Cardinals drop to 5-3, with a trip to Osceola on tap for their final regular season game, next Friday, also LIVE on KDWA! KDWA's Nick Tuckner has a brief recap from Laney Field.

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    Raiders On Radio, Video Saturday!

    Saturday's Hastings-Two Rivers Football Game will be heard LIVE on KDWA Radio AM 1460, and FM 97.7, but will also have video provided on our website, under the "Live and Recorded Podcasts" section, plus at the KDWA Radio YouTube Page! Also, don't miss Coach Strain on Saturday morning, leading in to the game at 1pm, with the "Hastings Coaches Show" also on KDWA, at 9:05am!

       

    Homecoming Preview: Prescott vs. Aquinas

    The big homecoming football game in Prescott will kick off on Friday night, at 7pm, LIVE on KDWA Radio, and our Video Stream on the website, and the KDWA YouTube Page as well, as the Cardinals host undefeated, and highly ranked LaCrosse Aquinas! Head Coach Jordan Hansen joined KDWA Sports on Thursday, as the Cardinals have enjoyed their homecoming fun, and are now ready to get down to business on the field, Friday night.

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    Third Straight Trip To State For Cardinals

    The Prescott Girls Golf Team is set to head to Madison for their third straight State Tournament appearance, following their Sectional Championship Victory on Tuesday at Pheasant Hills, shooting a School Record in the process. Head Coach Chad Salay joined KDWA Sports on Thursday for a recap of the Sectional Meet, the fantastic finish, and what's coming up before Monday's State Meet kicks off! (Photo Courtesy of Prescott Girls Golf Twitter)

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    Raiders-Wolfpack Open Playoffs Thursday

    The Hastings Raiders Girls Tennis Team will open their Section 3AA Team Playoffs on Thursday at home, as the #2 Seeded Raiders will host the Park Wolfpack, at the Hastings High School Tennis Courts, at 4:00pm! Head Coach Marissa Welch joined KDWA Sports on Wednesday, to talk about the wonderful regular season resulting in the #2 Seed and first round bye. We also look forward to a tough Park Team on Thursday afternoon, with the Team Season on the line!

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    Order Personalized Todd Field Bricks!

    The second installment of personalized paver bricks will soon be installed at McNamara Stadium (Todd Field), and fans are being asked to place their orders throughout the month of October, closing on November 1st. The best way to get more information, is by going to the Hastings High School Athletics Web Page, but Athletic Director Trent Hanson joined us on Wednesday, to get some of the details to Raider Nation.

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