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Hastings swimmers cheer on teammates at Thursday's meet. Pictured from left to right for Hastings are Gretta Utecht, Valya Tipler, Christina Gillard, Katherine Rupp, Breanna Kimmes and Brina Kari. (Star Gazette photo by Chad Richardson)

Raiders swim team edged by Ponies

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The Hastings swimming and diving team had high hopes coming into last week's Suburban East Conference showdown against the Stillwater Ponies.


In the end, coaches knew it would come down to one thing - depth. And, in looking simply at the deck of the pool, one could tell Stillwater had the definite advantage. Stillwater swimmers outnumbered Hastings swimmers 2-to-1, and that depth helped propel the Ponies to a 96-88 win over the Raiders.

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Chad Richardson
Chad Richardson is the publisher and editor at the Hastings Star Gazette. He was the general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He previously worked at the 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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