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Parent charged with assault against junior varsity volleyball coach at HHS

A Hastings woman was charged with fifth degree assault Monday night after shoving a volleyball coach at Hastings High School.

According to a Hastings Police Department report, Kerri Wichern was charged after grabbing junior varsity coach Tracy Anderson by the shirt collar and shoving her. Anderson had an abrasion on her neck from the incident.

According to the report, Wichern was upset about a lack of playing time for a child she has in the program.

Officers responded to the school and investigated the matter. They ultimately issued a citation for fifth-degree assault, a misdemeanor.

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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