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Raiders celebrate Homecoming 2017

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There were 16 students in homecoming court this year. Pictured, from front left, are Megan Fox, Levi Zak, John Rupp and Bailey Fluegel. The center row includes, from left, Jack Caturia, Shannon O’Connor, Erik Iverson, Nicole Tukua, Grace Wise and Trey Rogers. The back row includes, from left, Joe Zak, Katie Kuhn, Sam Schill, Josie Kummer, Shae Archambault and Grant Hollar. Submitted photo2 / 8
Sam Schill celebrates winning the crown with a jump into the arms of the remaining male members of Homecoming Court. Michelle Wirth / RiverTown Multimedia3 / 8
Senior Callie McNary runs the ball in for a touchdown during the championship game of Powderpuff football. The juniors won 14-6. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia4 / 8
Two Hastings students stage a mock lightsaber fight in the student section during the Dig Pink volleyball match against Bloomington Kennedy. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia5 / 8
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Josie Kummer is pictured just after she found out she was crowned homecoming queen. Michelle Wirth / RiverTown Multimedia7 / 8
Senior Grant Hollar barely tips the ball over the net during the Students vs. Teachers volleyball showdown following the Dig Pink match Tuesday night. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia8 / 8

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.

Michelle Wirth

Michelle Wirth graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 2013 with a degree in journalism and web design. She worked as a web content editor for a trade association before coming to the Hastings Star Gazette in 2016.

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