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September 12, 2013
Volleyball team sitting at 3-5
After eight games already this season, the Hastings girls volleyball team has settled for a 3-5 record. Some years, Hastings would be thrilled with that mark. This year, that's now the team feels. Three of those losses came over the weekend at a tournament in Apple Valley.
September 12, 2013 - 1:52pm
September 5, 2013
Raiders fall to Northfield in four games
After an impressive win in their first match of the season against Eastview, the Hastings girls volleyball team lost to the Northfield Raiders on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 3-1. Northfield won the first set, 25-16. Hastings played much better in the second and won, 25-23. From that point on,...
September 5, 2013 - 10:53am
November 1, 2012
Season ends for volleyball team despite valiant effort in Faribault
The first two games of Wednesday night's volleyball game between Hastings and Faribault was exactly what Hastings coach Rita Girgen wanted to see. The Raiders, as she put it, came out "on fire." Hastings won the first two sets of the match, 25-17 and 25-16. "There was nothing that...
November 1, 2012 - 10:34am
October 18, 2012
Raiders volleyball team picking up steam
Things are looking up for the Hastings High School volleyball team. Hastings started its turnaround of sorts on Oct. 9 with a close loss to Forest Lake, a team that finished 4-4 in the Suburban East Conference this season. Hastings lost in five games to the Rangers, but coach Rita...
October 18, 2012 - 8:43am
October 11, 2012
Raiders fall to Rangers in five sets
Tuesday night was one of the highlights of the Hastings girls volleyball season. The team ended up losing in five sets to Forest Lake, but they played one of their best matches of the season and raised money to fight cancer in the process. Tuesday was the Dig Pink fundraising game...
October 11, 2012 - 10:09am
October 4, 2012
Raider volleyball team beats Wingers in three
The Hastings volleyball team took a nice break from Suburban East Conference play on Monday with a three-set win over Red Wing. Hastings won, 25-10, 25-17, 25-14. Red Wing took a 3-1 lead in the first set, eventually holding a 6-3 lead after a serve-receive error by Hastings. But...
October 4, 2012 - 9:31am
September 27, 2012
HHS falls in close four-set match to Woodbury
In what had to be the best matches of the season for the Hastings volleyball team, the Raiders came up short - but Hastings coach Rita Girgen saw all kinds of things she was encouraged by despite the loss. "That was one of the funnest matches of our season," she said. "The girls...
September 27, 2012 - 4:35pm
September 20, 2012
Hastings volleyball team falls to Roseville after rallying to make it close
As far as losses go, Thursday's loss to Roseville was about the most palatable one imaginable for Hastings volleyball coach Rita Girgen. After losing a lopsided first set, 25-16, Hastings rallied in sets two and three to make things close. Hastings ended up losing both, but they...
September 20, 2012 - 10:07am
Volleyball team hopes to 'pink out the gym' to support breast cancer research
The Hastings High School volleyball program will be participating in the Side-Out Foundation's 2012 Dig Pink October Rally. This is a nationwide event in which middle and high schools and colleges designate a certain game or tournament as a Dig Pink day to both educate the community...
September 20, 2012 - 9:14am
September 14, 2012
Raiders go 2-2 at volleyball tournament in Apple Valley
With heavy hearts, the Hastings High School volleyball team took the court over the weekend to play what had to be four very difficult matches at a tournament in Apple Valley. The team was shaken by the death of a 16-year-old classmate on Thursday night. "We had emotions all over...
September 14, 2012 - 11:26am
September 6, 2012
Hastings beats Prescott to pick up season's first win
The Hastings girls volleyball team turned things around on Thursday night with a win over Prescott, Wis., in a non-conference match. "We played pretty well," coach Rita Girgen said. "We started eliminating a lot of the errors we made in the previous two matches. That's our big focus...
September 6, 2012 - 9:55am
August 31, 2012
Volleyball preview: Raiders aiming to earn .500 record this year
This volleyball season at Hastings High School will again be a mission to go .500. The Raiders, simply put, want to win as many or more games as they lose. Sounds simple, but it's not. Hastings plays in a talented and deep conference, and there are no easy wins sitting in the league....
August 31, 2012 - 10:44am
August 30, 2012
Hastings volleyball loses close one to Northfield, 3-2
The Hastings volleyball teaam lost a close match to Northfield Tuesday The two teams squared off here on and Northfield won the first game, 25-23. Hastings rallied and took the second game, 25-18. Northfield countered with a 25-16 win, then Hastings fought back and won 25-22. In...
August 30, 2012 - 1:28pm