Raiders celebrate Homecoming 2017
Hastings High School celebrated homecoming 2017 during the week of Oct. 2-7. The week consisted of several dress-up days, activities, Dig Pink Volleyball, powderpuff and Raider football games, and the homecoming dance.
This year's dress-up days included denim disaster, country versus country club, wacky tacky and Raider nation.
The Hastings volleyball team went five sets with Bloomington Kennedy on Dig Pink night before losing 3-2. They raised $14,000 for breast cancer research, far exceeding their goal of $11,000 and still have one fundraising event left, a meat raffle on Saturday, Oct. 14.
Wednesday evening was the annual powderpuff football game at Todd Field for the freshman, sophomore, junior and senior girls. The seniors beat the freshmen and the juniors the sophomores in round one, and then the juniors defeated the seniors 14-6 in the championship game. The event raised 450 pounds of food for Hastings Family Service.
A pep fest and homecoming coronation was held on Friday afternoon before the evening football game. Sam Schill and Josie Kummer won Homecoming King and Queen. The Raiders played the Tartan Titans Friday night and won 27-14 in the rain and mud.