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Hastings falls to Cretin-Derham Hall

The good news for the Hastings Raiders volleyball team this week is that they blew away last year’s total raised for breast cancer during their Dig Pink event.

The Raiders raised more than $6,000 at the event. The final total is still being calculated, but that’s about $4,000 more than last year’s total.

More sponsors, more people involved and more T-shirt sales prompted the increase, coach Rita Girgen said.


On the court, the news hasn’t been as good for Hastings. The Raiders lost to Cretin-Derham Hall on Thursday, 3-0.

“We didn’t show up,” Girgen said. “I don’t think we were prepared. There was just a lack of focus and a lack of discipline.”

Here are stats from the Cretin match: 


Sabrina Astar – 10

Heather Petersen – 4


Set assists

Kaylyn Nicklay – 15

Service aces

Shelby Wassink – 1

Paige Ahrens – 1


Serving points

Sabrina Astar – 4

Shelby Wassink – 3

Paige Ahrens – 3

Kaylyn Nicklay – 3



Shelby Wassink – 6

Aleaha Zabel – 4


Solo blocks

Sabrina Astar – 3

Block assists

Kaylyn Nicklay – 2

Serve receive average

Shelby Wassink – 1.63

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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