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    Cardinals Open Practice August 2nd

    The Prescott Cardinals Football Team just closed up their seven-on-seven passing league, and their home camp with both Rice Lake and Holmen coming to town, and now are focused on their first official week of practice, set to open on Monday. Cardinal Head Coach Jordan Hansen joined KDWA Sports on Monday to look back at everything that has taken place this offseason, and what to expect, next week! (Camp Photo Courtesy of Prescott Football Facebook)

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    New A.D. Caudill Joins KDWA Sports

    On Thursday, KDWA Sports was able to meet up with New Prescott High School Athletic Director Andrew Caudill, as all of us in the Tri-County Area get to know the new leader of Cardinal Athletics and Activities! Mr. Caudill told fans a bit about his background, including coming back to his home state of Wisconsin, coming back to High School, after ten years at the collegiate ranks, and what stood out most about Prescott, in his new career path.

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    Weekly Adult Athletics Update

    Our weekly peek at the City of Hastings Adult Athletics standings takes us back to the Softball Field, and the Sand Volleyball Court, as many teams are hitting their respective playoffs, while in the case of Thursday evening Mens Softball, still have a couple weeks left. KDWA's Nick Tuckner breaks down the standings in both sports, as playoff excitement heats up!

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    9AA Gold Surging Though Playoffs!

    The Hastings 9U AA Gold Baseball Team has had a trememdous 2021 Summer Season, qualifying for two State Tournaments, and winning the first of two, this past weekend, with some huge contributions, as part of a complete team effort! Head Coach Jesse Viall joined KDWA Sports on Wednesday, to talk about the success so far, the roster, and what's to come this weekend at "Gopher State"!

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    Prescott Hires Caudill As New A.D.

    Prescott High School has announced that they have hired Andrew Caudill as their new Activities/Athletic Director, and PHS Principal Josh Fiege took some time out of a busy summer to update KDWA Sports on the New Cardinal! KDWA Sports will also have an exclusive interview with Mr. Caudill in Thursday afternoon's Sports Updates, and also in the "Week in Review". For now, here's Principal Fiege on the tremendous hire for the District:

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    Little Soldier, Beissel Win Hardware

    Two Hastings High School Student-Athletes are ripping up the wrestling mats this Summer, as both Skylar Little Soldier, and Blake Beissel wrestled in one of the biggest tournaments in the country, this past week. Little Soldier won the National Championship in her weight class, and Beissel was honored as an All-American for his run through the bracket. Hastings Varsity Wrestling Coach Tim Haneberg joined KDWA Sports on Tuesday, to break down what has been going on with both wrestlers, and also a look at what is coming up for Hastings Wrestling the rest of the offseason. (Photos Courtesy of Hastings Wrestling Facebook-FloWrestling)

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    Rivertown Days Tennis Results

    It was a beautiful, rain-free weekend for the Rivertown Days Tennis Tournament, and KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more on the complete list of place-winners for this year's event. We have a look at all of the first and second place winners, in numerous age groups across the board.

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    Hawks Beat Dundas, Red Wing

    The Hastings Hawks knew that this past weekend could set the table for the upcoming playoffs, and earning two gigantic wins over Dundas, Saturday at home, before their biggest win of the season at Red Wing, on Sunday. Now, the Hawks have one regular season game to go, on Friday. Manager Shawn Matson joined KDWA Sports on Monday, to open the week, and his Hawks are rolling at the perfect time of the 2021 Season.

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    Weekly Tri-County Townball Roundup

    It was a wild weekend of Baseball, with plenty of games from Miesville, Hastings, Prescott, Hampton, and more, with some eye-popping pre-playoff scores, with teams jockeying for playoff seeding, and home field advantage. KDWA's Nick Tuckner has our weekly Amateur Baseball Roundup!

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    Raider Nation Baseball Standings

    The Raider Nation Baseball Season is getting closer and closer to their end-of-season tournament, as the "return to normal" has meant more than just a return to sports, but a return to friends, and FUN! KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more on the standings for the Farm Ball, and Minors ranks, within Raider Nation, as the playoffs get set to open!

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    Big Bats Fuel Hens, Royals Next Friday

    The Miesville Mudhens game with Lake City on Wednesday has been rescheduled for next Friday, July 23rd, so it was a perfect rainy day to catch up with Miesville Manager and Outfielder Matt VanDerBosch, as we looked back at Tuesday's 10-5 win over Hampton, to sweep the season series. We also take a peek at the pitching staff, some of the big sticks with 3 homers on Tuesday, and what is coming up this weekend, with some HUGE games!

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    Hawks Sweep Lake City, Big Weekend

    The Hastings Hawks Baseball Team has three games left in their 2021 Regular Season, and have a couple of huge Classic Cannon Valley League Games on both Saturday and Sunday, taking on both Dundas and Red Wing. Hawks Manager Shawn Matson joined KDWA Sports on Tuesday, looking back at their 1-1 stretch last weekend, capped off by their 7-5 win over Lake City.

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    Hastings Softball and Volleyball Update

    KDWA Sports has more on the City of Hastings Adult Athletic Team Standings for both the Softball and Volleyball leagues, playing at Vets Park, and Pioneer Park (pictured), plus more on this weekend's Rivertown Days Volleyball Tournament, which will open with action on Saturday morning!

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    Raider Football Camp This Week

    You will notice plenty of activity at McNamara Stadium (Todd Field) throughout the week, and the excitement is at a fever pitch, as the Hastings Raiders Football Program emerges from their 4th of July "blackout" period, to conduct their season-opening Summer Camp. Football Players from grades 5-12 will all be included in the fun throughout the week, and Head Coach Dana Strain of the Raiders joined us to look at all of the fun coming up!

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    Plenty Of Memories In Cardinal Red

    Continuing with our coverage of Prescott High School Athletic Director and Assistant Principal Matt Smith moving on from Prescott, this week, we now look back at some of the awesome memories in Cardinal Red over the past 20 years, as a Coach, Teacher, and Administrator. Also, we talk a bit more about what Smith will be doing at River Falls High School, which will also include returning to his Coaching roots.

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    Vaughan Closes Raider Spring Season

    The Hastings High School Spring Sports Season also came to an end at the State Meet, as the Raider Girls Track and Field Team had School Record Holder, and Senior Pole Vaulter Molly Vaughan head up to Saint Michael-Albertville for the final meet of her HHS track career. If you missed this past Saturday's "Hastings Coaches Show" Vaughan joined KDWA's Nick Tuckner for a look back at her 2021 Season, and more!

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    Smith Set To Move On, As Spring Ends

    Prescott High School is losing a great one, as Longtime PHS Teacher, Coach, AD, and Assistant Principal Matt Smith is now officially moving on to his new position within the River Falls School District, now that Spring Sports came to an end, last week, in Green Bay. Coach Smith looked back at the 2021 Spring Season, and the whole school year, as we banded together to beat Covid-19, and give our kids the experiences they deserve.

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    4th Of July Amateur Baseball Rewind

    There were plenty of fireworks both on and off the field over the Fourth of July Holiday Weekend, with Amateur Baseball action all over the map, including the Miesville-Hastings Rematch, a handful of games on the 4th, and a look at what is coming up for some of our area teams!

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    Week In Review: Spring Ends

    In our KDWA Sports "Week In Review" over the Independence Day Holiday Weekend, we covered the end of the 2021 Hastings Raiders Girls Softball Season with Head Coach Jen Thesing, had more on the end of the 2021 Prescott Baseball Season with Head Coach Jeff Ryan, news on that red-hot 11A Blue Hastings Youth Baseball Team, a recap of the Prescott run at the State Softball Tournament, and much more!

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    Hastings 11A Blue Undefeated At 16-0

    One of our area youth Baseball Teams is making waves heading in to their Summer Playoffs, as the Hastings 11A Blue Team went 16-0 during the regular season, and have qualified for two postseason state tournaments! KDWA's Nick Tuckner has more on this group of young Raiders.

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    Mudhens Down Knights, Big 4th Coming

    The Miesville Mudhens scored a huge Section 1B and CCVL win, in comeback fashion on Wednesday night, LIVE on KDWA, beating the Northfield Knights, 7-5, to stay towards the top of the Sectional Standings. Manager-CF Matt VanDerBosch joined KDWA Sports on Thursday to look back at the Wednesday win, and their 4th of July Weekend schedule, coming up, at Hastings, and back home with Red Wing.

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    Future Bright For Raider Softball

    With absolutely zero expectations coming in to the 2021 Season, with a New Coach, few returning varsity players, an unknown covid landscape, the Hastings Raiders Girls Softball Team opened some serious eyes, with a 12-8 overall record, incuding a strong 2-2 showing in the Section 3AAAA Playoffs. Head Coach Jen Thesing joined KDWA Sports for a Season Recap Interview, and she too, has big goals for 2022, with everybody coming back.

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    Prescott Proud As Cards Take Runner-Up

    The Prescott Cardinals Softball Team ended a historic 2021 Season on Tuesday night in Green Bay, with a 24-4 overall record, as State Division 3 Runner Up, winning over Peshtigo 1-0 in the semifinals, before falling to State Champ Dodgeville, 5-3 in the title game. KDWA Sports will have MORE on one of the best seasons in Cardinal Softball history, later this week, with Head Coach Nick Johnson!

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    Johnson Has Cardinals Ready For Tuesday

    The Prescott Cardinals Softball Team has been in Green Bay now since Sunday night, and after practicing on Monday, will now rest up as they prepare mentally for their test on Tuesday at 2:00pm, as the #2 Cardinals battle #3 Peshtigo in the State Semifinals, in Green Bay, LIVE on KDWA. Head Coach Nick Johnson shared his final words before State, with KDWA's Nick Tuckner, leading in to the game!

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    Cardinals 4x100 Wins State Title!

    The Prescott Cardinals Boys and Girls Track and Field Team rounded out one of their best Team Seasons in many years, with a host of boys and girls competing at the State Tournament, including the Girls 4x100M Relay Team winning the STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, and re-setting the School Record in the process! KDWA's Nick Tuckner has a complete rundown on all of the Cardinals competitors, but will have a full season recap interview with Coach Emily Calabrese and Student Athletes coming up, later this week on KDWA Radio! (Photo Courtesy of Coach Calabrese)

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