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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Numerous past Hastings Raiders athletes and Hastings natives are having success playing collegiate sports around the country. Others are coaching or have continued their love for athletics in other ways. Below are several former Raiders who are hitting their prime while playing for their college teams. If you know of someone who is continuing their passion for sports past high school from Hastings, please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org .
While the Farmington Tigers wrestling team had a great deal of success this season, one individual's biggest accomplishment came off of the mat. Over the past two years, Matt Clark has embodied the Tigers' mission to develop young men not only as wrestlers, but off the mat as well.
The 2018-2019 season for Hastings Raiders girls' hockey was one of ups and downs in numerous ways. They finished the regular season with an 8-15-1 overall record that saw the Raiders win a couple games but then lose a couple and they were never quite able to string together more than two victories in a row. However, a goal here and a goal there would have made a big difference.
Seniors Megan Mattson and Corbin Leflay were named Hastings High School's 2019 Athena and Apollo award winners which honor two outstanding senior athletes, one female (Athena) and one male (Apollo). According to a release put out by the HHS athletic department, "consideration is given based on excellence and accomplishments in both individual and team sports, throughout the duration of the student-athletes career" while other aspects are "secondary accomplishments (which) include leadership, character, and GPA".
The Hastings boys' basketball season came to an end Tuesday night in Eagan as the No. 6-seeded Raiders fell to the No. 3 Wildcats 80-62 in the first round of the Section 3AAAA playoffs.
The Hastings Raiders boys' basketball teams heads into the Section 3AAAA playoffs as the No. 6 seed and will face the No. 3-seeded Eagan Wildcats in Eagan on Tuesday, March 3. The Raiders have won three of their last six games over the last three weeks, but dropped their last two games of the regular season in what has been an up-and-down season.
The Hastings Raiders wrestling team sent six entrants to the Class AAA individual state tournament held at the Xcel Energy Center Friday and Saturday, March 1-2. Seniors Luke Chamberlain, Godswill Pepple, Alex O'Connor, Mac Wilson, Lynden Wilson and Matt Myers all competed on day one, with Pepple the lone wrestler to advance to day two. Winning matches at state were Mac Wilson, Pepple and Chamberlain, though no Raider placed.
Hastings Raiders girls' hockey head coach Josh Colvin announced last week that he was stepping down from his head coaching job in order to spend more time with his family. Colvin had spent the last three years as the girls' hockey head coach and the previous nine as an assistant. Colvin said he will continue to help out the boys' team and remain as an assistant coach with the Hastings football team, but that he wants to be there more as his son grows older.
The Hastings Raiders girls' basketball team may have faced an uphill battle as the No. 7 seed in Section 3AAAA traveling to No. 2 Apple Valley, but you would not have been able to tell by just watching the game. The Raiders battled and battled but eventually fell to the Eagles 80-58 after trailing 47-30 at halftime. The loss ends Hastings season that saw them go 5-20 in the regular season including a 3-10 mark in the Metro East Conference. After a rough start to the season, the Raiders were 5-8 over the second half heading into their section matchup.
Hastings Raiders girls' hockey coach Josh Colvin is stepping down from his position here at the end of his third season. Colvin became head coach in 2016 after the departure of Jeff Corkish, who he had served as an assistant under for much of the previous decade. During his three years as head coach, Colvin consistently emphasized leadership, toughness, competitiveness and the importance of the basics.