Chad Richardson has been the general manager and editor at the Hastings Star Gazette since 2007. He was the general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He previously worked at the Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.
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Getting into Roseville territory with the football wasn't a problem for the Hastings Raiders on Friday night. Scoring, though, was. Six different times, Hastings got the ball down to the Roseville 35 yard line, or better. All six of those times, Hastings walked away with a point. "We moved the football very well," coach Dana Strain said. "We just didn't finish our drives.We just weren't making the key big play at any moment during the game. We did a lot of really good things. We just couldn't make that one extra play to finish those drives."
Hastings has a small swimming and diving team as it is. … Archive Material - Subscription required to continue reading Log in or activate your account if you are a...
The non-conference season concluded last week for the Hastings volleyball team with a 3-1 loss to Farmington. The good news for the Raiders this week was that they were able...
The Hastings girls soccer team is right in the middle of its challenging Suburban East Conference schedule, but on Saturday the Raiders had a chance to step outside the league and face a non-conference opponent, Visitation. It was a nice break from league play -- Hastings is 0-3 in SEC action so far this year and the team has been outscored 21-0 in those three games. Saturday's game ended in a 4-2 loss, but there were several highlights that the team and coach Scott Meier was able to take away from the game.
For much of the summer, Hastings residents watched as crews of workers in white and green trucks trimmed trees throughout the community. Many asked what was happening. The answer? The crews from Wright Tree Service were out on assignment from Xcel Energy to get tree branches away from power lines. The work is part of Xcel's vegetation management plan. The plan aims to reduce the number of outages that customers experience, Xcel says. By keeping tree branches away from power lines, Xcel says that outages decrease in frequency.
Talk about a tough field — the Hastings cross country teams saw some of the state’s top teams last week at the annual Rochester Mayo Cross Country Invitational. … Archive...
The 2013 Hastings High School homecoming royalty has been announced. Here are the queen candidates: Anna Connell, Anna Helget, Brenna Oberg, Jessica Risch, Maria Rother, Kiersten Ruedy, Abigail Sake and...
Nobody has moved Naomi Latt out of her dorm room this year. And she intends to keep it that way. Last fall, after starting her freshman year at the University of St. Thomas, Latt was diagnosed with a former of cancer called Ewing's sarcoma. She had to drop out to face a challenging year-long battle to kick the disease. Consider that battle fought and won. Naomi Latt 1 - Cancer 0. She's back at St. Thomas, hard at work, and with a clean bill of health.
Goals have been hard to come by for the Hastings boys soccer team so far this season. It's probably no surprise, then, that wins have been hard to come by, too. Hastings has scored five goals on the season, and the Raiders are now 1-5. Three of those goals came in the team's 3-0 win over Winona Cotter back on Aug. 24. Since then, in four losses, Hastings has just one goal. They've allowed 22. That doesn't mean, though, that coach Shane Lanning is hitting the panic button. He knows the Raiders have faced some very good teams in that stretch of play.
It didn't take long for things to go wrong Friday night for the Hastings football team. As the Raiders faced off against a talented team from Cretin-Derham Hall, they found themselves trailing 28-0 with four minutes left to play in the first quarter. At halftime, it was 42-0 in favor of Cretin and at game's end, C-DH left Hastings with a 56-6 win over Hastings.