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Nick Tuckner – Sports Director

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    Week In Review: Chilled Out Friday

    It was another tough Friday night for our Hastings and Prescott Football Teams, with both squads losing to Conference Rivals, with Hastings dropping Week Three to South Saint Paul, 28-14, while the Cardinals were shut out at Somerset in Week 5, 26-0. KDWA's Nick Tuckner and Dick Cragg have more on both games, and much more in our "Week In Review" for this Snowy, Cold week of Tri-County Area Sports!

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    Bubble Bursts For Raiders In Sections

    The Hastings Raiders Girls Soccer Team ended their 2020 Season on the road at the Rosemount Dome, falling short of undefeated #1 Seed Rosemount, 6-1, ending their campaign at 6-4-2 overall, through a tough 12-game schedule. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has the final recap of the Soccer Season.

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    October Wolfpack Update After Big Win

    Our Late October "Wolfpack Update" at Park High School in Cottage Grove, brings us a chat on Wednesday with Athletics-Activities Director Phil Kuemmel, as we talk Fall Sports, including that big Wolfpack Football win over Hastings, this past Friday. Also, we talked about a couple more Fall Teams who made waves this 2020 Season, including an 8-Seed winning over a 1-Seed in Soccer playoff action. All of that and more in the Wolfpack Update!

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    Cardinals Celebrate State Title

    The Prescott Cardinals Girls Golf Team is celebrating their first ever Division Two State Championship, and Head Coach Chad Salay took some time to look back at the victory at Kohler, last week. Coach Salay brings fans through the whole State Tournament adventure, from start to finish!!

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    Tuesday Soccer Moved To Wednesday

    The Hastings Raiders Girls Soccer Playoff Game that was scheduled for Tuesday, has been postponed, and re-scheduled for Wednesday afternoon, at 5:00pm, at Rosemount High School, still LIVE on KDWA Radio! Listen in to KDWA's Nick Tuckner, in our Monday afternoon promo, announcing the date, and time change for the Section 3AA Semifinals, due to the impending Fall Snowstorm.

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    Raiders Move On From Park Loss

    The Hastings Raiders Football Team is shaking the cobwebs out from Friday night's 19-7 loss to Highway 61 Rival Park, and now have little time to re-route their energy to another close rival, as they travel to South Saint Paul, this week. Head Coach Dana Strain joined KDWA Sports to look back at some of the good that the Raiders can take in to this week, with an extremely athletic Packers squad.

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    Showdown With Somerset Looming

    The Prescott Cardinals Football Team will be back at work throughout the week, as they shift gears from one option team in Osceola, to another, in Head Coach Jordan Hansen's Alma Mater, at Somerset, this Friday night. Coach Hansen joined KDWA Sports to look back at Friday, and look ahead to this week, with a special showdown with his mentor Bruce Larson, and the Spartans.

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    Week In Review: Frozen Out Friday

    It wasn't the best of nights for the Hastings and Prescott Football Teams, as after both teams scored wins one week ago, this week wasn't as kind, as both teams suffered heartbreaking losses to big rivals, with Hastings dropping their game to Park, 19-7, and Prescott losing to Osceola 26-13. KDWA's Nick Tuckner and Dick Cragg have recaps from both games, while we also have an important interview with Hastings High School Athletic Director Trent Hanson, regarding ticket availability for Varsity Sporting events at HHS. Take a listen to everything in the KDWA Sports "Week in Review".

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    Friday Preview: Park at Hastings

    The Hastings Raiders Football Team will look to start a little winning streak on Friday night, as the Raiders host the Park Wolfpack, in the Battle of Highway 61, LIVE on KDWA, at 7:00pm, from McNamara Stadium (Todd Field). To get you fired up for Friday night, Head Coach Dana Strain joined KDWA's Nick Tuckner for a pre-game interview, which you can hear in its entirety in Friday's Pre-Game Show at 6:15pm. For now, here are some clips, as Tuck and Coach Strain look ahead to one of the best rivalries in the State of Minnesota.

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    Friday Preview: Osceola at Prescott

    The Prescott Cardinals Football Team will look for win number two on Friday night, as they come back home, to take on the Osceola Chieftains, at 7:00pm, at Laney Field, in Prescott. KDWA Sports will have the game replayed on our weekly "Prescott Sports Saturday" program, right after the Prescott Coaches Show, with Head Coach Jordan Hansen, around 12:30! Coach Hansen joined KDWA Sports on Thursday, to look forward to Friday's Middle Border Conference battle!

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    Boys Bitten By Bears, Season Ends

    The 2020 Season came to an abrupt conclusion on Wednesday afternoon, at home, as the Hastings Raiders Boys Soccer Team was shut out of McNamara Stadium (Todd Field) by the White Bear Lake Bears, 5-0, ending their abbreviated campaign at 4-7-1 overall. The Raiders were out-shot heavily in the game, 19-8. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has the final recap of the season.

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    Varsity Sports Ticket Questions Answered

    One of the biggest topics this Fall, as the 2020 Home Football Opener is set to open Friday night, with the Park Wolfpack coming to town, is how do fans get tickets to Varsity Events, and who determines the selection of fans to enter each game or match? Hastings High School Athletic Director Trent Hanson joined KDWA's Nick Tuckner on Wednesday for a complete, exact, to-the-point description of Ticket distribution, and the protocol surrounding it. You have a question about tickets? Your question is probably answered right here!

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    Playoff Preview: Raider Boys Soccer

    It's playoff time for our Hastings Raider Soccer Teams on Wednesday, and the Raider Boys will be hosting their first home playoff game on the new turf, and the first home playoff game in recent memory, as the White Bear Lake Bears come to Todd Field on Wednesday, for a 4:30 kick-off in the Section 4AA Quarterfinals, LIVE on KDWA! KDWA's Nick Tuckner caught up with Raider Head Coach Jamie Swanson on Tuesday, for a preview of the playoff showdown on Wednesday afternoon! The Girls will also play on Tuesday night at Eastview in the Section 3AA Quarterfinals. Stay tuned for updates on Wednesday night!!

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    "Park Week" Begins For Raiders

    With win number one in their back pocket, the Hastings Raiders Football Team flips from one rivalry week, to another, coming up, this Friday night, LIVE on KDWA Radio, as the Park Wolfpack come to town. Head Coach Dana Strain first looked back at their complete team victory at Henry Sibley, this past Friday, and shifts focus to the Park Wolfpack, for the Highway 61 Rivalry, and the Home Opener, this week! Remember, you can watch the entire game from Friday night, at our KDWA Facebook page, just pan down to the game, and enjoy!

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    Cardinals Focus Shifting To Osceola

    The Prescott Cardinals Football Team heads back to practice on Monday, following their first win of the season, this past Friday night, as everything came together, in their 49-6 win at Altoona. After the team building victory, the Cards now prepare for a showdown at home with Osceola, this Friday night!! Head Coach Jordan Hansen joined KDWA Sports with more!

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    Raiders 12, Warriors 0. FINAL

    The Hastings Raiders Football Team played one of their best defensive games in recent memory, and the offense also did some great things in Week One's 12-0 shutout victory at Henry Sibley's brand new stadium, on Friday night, LIVE on KDWA! KDWA's Dick Cragg has the entire recap of the defensive masterpiece, as the Raiders jump to 1-0, with Park coming to town, next Friday, for the Home Opener!

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    Prescott 49, Altoona 6. FINAL

    The Prescott Cardinals Football Team captured their first win of the season in grand fashion on Friday night, taking the long trip to Altoona, and coming home on a fun bus ride back home, winning 49-6, jumping to 1-2 on the year! Aiden Russell had three touchdowns for the Cardinals, while Kyle Budworth added two more in the victory. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more on the first win of the season.

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    Friday Preview: Hastings at Sibley

    It's been a long time coming for the Hastings Raiders Football Team, and now the Friday Night Lights are here, as they travel to Henry Sibley, for the 2020 Season Opener, LIVE on KDWA, AM 1460, FM 97.7, kdwa.com, and with video on KDWA's Facebook! Head Coach Dana Strain of the Raiders joined KDWA's Nick Tuckner on Thursday for a look back at the short practice season, and getting the season going on Friday, with one of their biggest rivals.

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    Friday Preview: Prescott at Altoona

    The Prescott Cardinals Football Team will take their longest road trip of the season on Friday night, for their lone non-conference game of 2020, as the Cardinals look for their first win of the season at Altoona. KDWA Sports will have the game for this Saturday's "Prescott Sports Saturday", right after the Prescott Coaches Show at 12:35pm. Head Coach Jordan Hansen of the Cardinals joined KDWA for a Pre-Game interview on Thursday, as his team gets ready!

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    Winter Coaches Setting Practice Plans

    As Fall Sports surge on at Hastings High School, the Minnesota State High School League has set the upcoming Winter Schedule of Winter Sports Teams for the 2020-21 School Year, as all teams will have a chance to participate. One of the Sports cleared to begin in late November, will be the Hastings Raiders Boys Swimming and Diving Team under longtime Head Coach Gerry Rupp. Coach Rupp joined KDWA's Nick Tuckner to share the excitement amongst Winter Coaches at HHS, as the Coaches now have a plan to tackle the upcoming campaign, and shares some of that vision.

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    Cardinal Update: Fall Playoffs Begin

    At Prescott High School, the Cardinals are hitting the Fall Playoff Season, with the Girls Golf Team capturing both Conference, and Regional Championships, the Cross Country Team set for Conference on the 15th, Volleyball back underway, Football improving, Fall Dance (pictured), and much more! Prescott High School Assistant Principal and Athletic Director Matt Smith joined KDWA's Nick Tuckner on Tuesday, for a Cardinal Update!

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    Cardinals Building, Prep For Altoona

    The Prescott Cardinals Football Team again played well in many facets of the game, yet fell to Highway 10 Rival Ellsworth, 35-12 this past Friday night, and now are preparing for a trip to Altoona for their only non-conference game, this Friday night. Prescott Head Coach Jordan Hansen joined KDWA Sports to look back at their Week Two game, and what it will take to get that win, this Friday, at Altoona!

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    Week In Review: Panthers Too Much

    Our weekend whip around the Tri-County Area Sports scene takes us back to Friday night's Prescott Cardinals Football Game against Ellsworth, where the Panthers survived an early scare, but jumped to 2-0, with a 35-12 win over the now 0-2 Cardinals. Plus, you can hear some of the top stories from the week that was, including a Swim Updates, with Hastings Girls Coach Katie McAlpin, Championship Chatter with Prescott Girls Golf Coach Chad Salay, along with news on the Hastings Football and Volleyball schedules for their "early" season, beginning next week.

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    Friday Preview: Panthers at Cardinals

    As we shift to Week Two, the Prescott Cardinals Football Team will be looking for their first win, against their biggest rival, as the Ellsworth Panthers come to Laney Field, this Friday night, LIVE on KDWA, at 7:00pm. Head Coach Jordan Hansen joined KDWA's Nick Tuckner on Thursday for our Pre-Game Interview, as the Cardinals look to build on the great things they did in Week One, at Baldwin!

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    MSHSL Approves Winter Sports Season

    On Thursday, the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) met to take action on the upcoming 2020-21 Winter Sports Schedule, with all teams being cleared to play this Winter, although, like Fall, there will be a 30% reduction in schedules, regionalized opponents, and other concessions. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has an update from Thursday's MSHSL meeting!

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