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Hastings to face Forest Lake in state championship game at 1:30 p.m. Friday

Michaela Mills beats the throw in the first inning of the state semifinal game in Mankato.1 / 2
Hailey Lundquist caught this ball near the centerfield fence.2 / 2

The Hastings High School softball team will play for the state title at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Mankato. Hastings will face a familiar opponent: Forest Lake, a fellow Suburban East Conference school.

Hastings advanced by beating Hopkins, 7-2, in the state semifinal game.

Hastings and Forest Lake played against each other once this season. Hastings won that game, 8-2.

Chad Richardson

Chad Richardson is the news director for RiverTown Multimedia. He was the publisher of four RiverTown publications until 2016, when he was named news director. He was previously general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He worked at the Hastings Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.

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