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Coach looks to carry momentum into next season
Raider gymnasts finish season on a high note
Raiders look to continue strong MEC play, improve against section opponents next year
Raider boys' hockey lays foundation for years to come
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Dueling piano players share Hastings roots
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December 18, 2014
Raider basketball girls pick up sixth win of the season already
The Hastings girls basketball team is showing no signs of slowing down. Hastings is 6-1 on the season, meaning it would be possible for the Raiders to have as many wins before Christmas this year as they had in the previous three seasons combined. Hastings plays host to Simley...
December 18, 2014 - 9:27am
Skoyen hits 1,000 point mark for Raiders
When he was growing up, Sam Skoyen often would go watch his older siblings, Seth and Hannah, play basketball. He liked the sport and soon took it up himself. Before long, he was playing in-house basketball in Hastings. He soon realized he had a real love for the game. “It felt...
December 18, 2014 - 9:14am
Raider boys crush Park and upset Hill-Murray on the hardwood
Against Park of Cottage Grove last Tuesday, Dec. 9, there was more than just the game on the line for the Hastings boys basketball team. Senior captain Sam Skoyen had a chance to score his 1,000th point for Hastings, and that possibility led to some nervous energy for the blue...
December 18, 2014 - 9:13am
December 11, 2014
Raider boys win two more to improve to 3-1
Four games into the boys basketball season, the Hastings Raiders have a solid 3-1 record. Included in those three wins were two within the past week. Hastings beat St. Louis Park on Saturday, Dec. 6, 68-53. On Thursday, Dec. 4, Hastings beat Farmington, 78-64. “We’re making...
December 11, 2014 - 2:32pm
Raiders girls basketball team on a three-game winning streak
It’s clear that a new era has begun in Hastings girls basketball. The Raiders are riding a three-game winning streak, which may not sound like a particularly long one. Given what the program has gone through in recent years, though, it’s a major accomplishment. Recent seasons...
December 11, 2014 - 2:29pm
December 4, 2014
Hastings girls basketball team falls to Cretin in season opener, 54-44
A strong second half helped the Cretin-Derham Hall Raiders escape from Hastings with a win on Tuesday night. Hastings lost to Cretin, 54-44. Through one half, though, it was Hastings that led at 25-24. Cretin outscored Hastings 30-19 in the second half to get the win. The Raiders...
December 4, 2014 - 8:48am
November 26, 2014
Raiders boys basketball team opens season with win over Coon Rapids
Friday night’s season opener against Coon Rapids didn’t exactly start well for the Hastings boys basketball team. The important thing, though, was that it ended well. Hastings fell behind 9-3 early on, but then went on a 17-3 run to take a 20-12 lead. Hastings went on to win,...
November 26, 2014 - 9:16am
March 13, 2014
Raiders’ girls basketball season ends in section opener
The youthful Hastings girls basketball team had hopes of a major upset in the opening round of the Section 1AAAA tournament, but top-seeded Lakeville North stood its ground. Hastings, seeded eighth in the eight-team section, battled Lakeville North to a 34-24 first half of the...
March 13, 2014 - 11:41am
March 6, 2014
Raiders’ boys basketball season ends at Rochester
The Hastings boys basketball team’s final season in the Suburban East Conference came to an end against Rochester John Marshall in the first round of the Section 1AAAA tournament. However, Raiders’ coach Chad Feikema saw improvement in his team this year and predicts a 20-plus...
March 6, 2014 - 9:34am
February 27, 2014
Hastings girls basketball team begins section tourney play next week
The Hastings girls basketball team hasn’t found any more wins lately, but they’ve been a lot more competitive in a pair of Suburban East Conference matchups. Hastings lost to East Ridge on Feb. 25, 61-46. They lost to Mounds View on Feb. 21, 69-47. Against the Raptors,...
February 27, 2014 - 9:10am
February 21, 2014
Raiders beat Bears, 68-58 in boys basketball
Everything came together on Tuesday night for the Hastings boys basketball team. The Raiders beat White Bear Lake here, 68-58. It was a big night for Craig Nielsen, who led the charge with 19 points. Joe Dittrich had 16. It was just the fourth Suburban East Conference win...
February 21, 2014 - 10:06am
February 13, 2014
Hastings boys basketball team drops pair of SEC games
With about a minute left to play in the first half of Friday’s game against Roseville, Hastings trailed just 28-24. Not bad considering Roseville is now 9-6 in league play and Hastings is 3-12. But, to close out the half, Roseville went on a 7-2 run and they all of a sudden led...
February 13, 2014 - 10:46am
Raider girls drop four more in busy basketball stretch
Life is busy right now for the Hastings girls basketball team. The Raiders played games Thursday and Friday of last week and Monday and Tuesday of this week. Unfortunately for Hastings, the Raiders weren’t able to get a win in any of those four. Hastings lost to Prescott on...
February 13, 2014 - 10:30am
February 6, 2014
Hastings boys basketball team beats Irondale, 59-39
The Hastings boys basketball team enjoyed a break from their brutal Suburban East Conference schedule this week, taking on Irondale and winning, 59-39. Hastings led 24-14 at halftime and outscored Irondale 35-25 in the second half. The Raiders had three players in double figure....
February 6, 2014 - 2:22pm
Girls basketball team wins SEC matchup
For the first time in years, the Hastings girls basketball team has won a conference game. On Friday night, the Raiders beat Woodbury, 50-48. Hastings is now 1-10 in Suburban East Conference play. Woodbury is now 2-10. Hastings led 28-22 at the half. Woodbury outscored...
February 6, 2014 - 2:21pm