Alec Hamilton is a RiverTown Multimedia sports reporter covering Hastings, Farmington and Rosemount athletics. He graduated from Drake University with a journalism degree in 2014.
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The Hastings boys’ soccer team went 1-1 this week to finish the regular season, losing at Mahtomedi 2-0 and then beating Simley 5-4 at home in a thrilling overtime match. The Raiders finished the regular season 9-6-0 overall and 5-3-0 in conference play to finish fourth. Mahtomedi The match against Mahtomedi was a very important one for the Raiders. If they had won and St. Thomas Academy lost, Hastings would have taken second in the Metro East Conference. “That was the most important match we would have played up until that point,” head coach Jamie Swanson said.
The Hastings Raiders football team fell to the St. Thomas Academy Cadets Friday night 35-27 in a game that had plenty of ups and downs. The Raiders fall to 2-4 on the year with two games left to play. The first half was a tale of two quarters as each team had runs of dominance. The Raiders started the game with back-to-back, long touchdown runs. Running back Ovie Embu struck first on a 47-yard scamper and the next drive Colin Kummer, who made his return at quarterback after being out the last few weeks due to injury, had a nearly identical 46-yard touchdown run to put Hastings ahead 14-0.
The Hastings girls’ soccer team finished its last week of the regular season with a win, loss and a tie. The Raiders lost at Mahtomedi on Tuesday 3-0, beat Simley 6-3 at home on Thursday and then tied Bloomington Kennedy on Saturday. Hastings finished the season 3-10-3 overall and 3-3-1 in conference, good for fourth place. Mahtomedi Head coach Scott Meier said he liked the matchup with the Zephyrs going into the match and that for most of the first half the match was tied at zero.
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The Hastings Raiders football team lost to the St. Thomas Academy Cadets Friday night 35-27 in a game that saw plenty of ups and downs for both teams. The Raiders, led by quarterback Colin Kummer who returned this week from injury, quickly went up 14-0 over the Cadets in the first quarter. Running back Ovie Embu scored on a 47-yard touchdown run and the very next drive Kummer followed suit with a 46-yard score on a quarterback keeper. However, St. Thomas Academy stormed back with three straight touchdowns in the second quarter to lead the Raiders 20-14 with under a minute left in the half.
The Hastings girls’ soccer team lost their lone match of the week to Henry Sibley 1-0. The Raiders fell to 2-9-2 on the season with the loss and are now 2-2-1 in the conference. They are tied for fifth in the Metro East Conference with North St. Paul. Both teams have seven points. The Thursday, Sept. 29, match against Henry Sibley once again saw the girls playing in poor field conditions. “The field conditions were less than ideal,” head coach Scott Meier said. “The pitch took a beating earlier in the week due to all the rain and it was still soft.
The Hastings girls’ tennis team beat Tartan in a rescheduled match from earlier this season and also topped Hill-Murray, but they fell to Simley in their last week before section playoffs start. They beat Tartan 5-2, fell to Simley 4-3 and beat Hill-Murray 5-2. Tartan The Raiders swept the singles matches from Tartan and also took two doubles matches.
The Hastings boys’ and girls’ cross-country teams competed at an invitational in Red Wing on Friday, Sept. 30. The boys team took fifth out of nine teams and the girls’ team placed eighth. The boys had two runners place in the top 10 and three in the top 50, while the girls also had three runners finish in the top 50. Crimzon Anderson and Griffin Myers led the Raider boys, placing seventh and 10th overall, respectively. Anderson had a time of 17:04 while Myers finished in 17:15.
Junior Emily Weldon breaks 20 year-old diving record The Hastings girls’ diving team is having a fantastic season so far. They are regularly placing in the top spots each meet and often sweep first, second and third place. Their coach, Briana Aarness, said that they have one of the biggest diving teams in their conference and section with seven girls. “For having such a young team, they have really been making a name for themselves throughout our conference,” Aarness said.