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01
Jul

Five players, one family to be inducted into Eastman Fast Pitch Hall of Fame


The Carl and Marlene Achenbach family is being inducted as Friends of the Game.

 

Five players and a Friends of the Game family will be inducted into the Eastman Fast Pitch Hall of Fame on July 4 at 4 p.m. at the Eastman Ballpark.

 

Friends of the Game

Achenbach Family

Wed
05
Jun

Prairie du Chien baseball ends a fine season


Prairie’s Gavin Gillitzer pitched an excellent game in defeating Viroqua 2-1 in eight innings in the sectional opener in Brodhead Tuesday. (Photos by Marissa Weiher, Monroe Times)

Jon Nicholson gets ready to make the catch on a close play at second base in the second inning versus Viroqua.

Jon Nicholson reacts after reaching first base on a bunt in the first inning against Viroqua in Brodhead in the sectional opener.

 

Blackhawks defeat Viroqua but lose to Markesan

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The Prairie du Chien Blackhawks defeated Viroqua 2-1 in eight innings in the first game of the WIAA Sectional played in Brodhead on Tuesday. 

Mon
03
Jun

Prairie baseball on to sectional play


Mark Welter of Prairie du Chien lashes a run-scoring single against visiting Fennimore in the regional final. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Josh Dyer scores Prairie’s first run Wednesday, having been driven in by Mark Welter.

Aaron Neisius of Prairie du Chien and the Fennimore first baseman intently watch the action.

 

The Prairie du Chien Blackhawks defeated third-seeded Fennimore 2-1 to claim the WIAA Regional championship on Wednesday in Prairie du Chien in high school baseball action. The victory advances the Blackhawks to the WIAA Sectional games to be played in Brodhead on Tuesday, June 4. 

Down 1-0 in the bottom of the second, the Blackhawks scored their first run to tie the game. Ryan McGrath started the inning with a single followed by a single by Dylan Coleman. Pinch runner Josh Dyer scored from third on a ground ball by Mark Welter. 

Mon
03
Jun

Four area athletes compete in State Track and Field Meet


Ben Teynor of Prairie du Chien clears a hurdle in the 300 hurdles Friday at the State Track Meet in La Crosse. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie’s Gabby Ritchie finished in 10th in the Division 2 girls shot put at the state meet. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

River Ridge’s Skylar White clears the bar in the pole vault Friday morning at the State Track and Field Meet. (Photo by A.J. Gates, Grant County Herald Independent)

Blake Laufenberg of River Ridge releases the shot in the shot put at the state track meet. (Photo by A.J. Gates, Grant County Herald Independent)

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Four area high school track and field athletes competed in the State Track and Field Championships at UW-La Crosse on Friday and Saturday.

Wed
29
May

Ritchie, Teynor on to State Track


Gabby Ritchie, shown here at the Prairie du Chien Regional, earned a trip to the State Track Meet by getting second in the shot put at the East Troy Sectional. (Courier Press file photos)

Ben Teynor (middle), shown during a meet in Prairie du Chien earlier this season, qualified for the State Track Meet by taking second in the 300 hurdles at the East Troy Sectional Thursday.

 

The Blackhawk track and field athletes that made it to the East Troy Sectional and got themselves ready for the day with a nice quiet drive. 

Kori Jaynes got things rolling with a nice 100m dash and just missed her career PR by 1/10th of a second, finishing the season in 10th place. Faith Dillman was up next in the 100 High Hurdles and finished the day in 12th place with a 17.94. Ben Teynor was up next in the 110 High Hurdles. Ben hit a 15.80 and qualified for the finals. Ben then hit a career PR - 15.42 in the finals and just missed out on going to state by 1/100th of a second, finishing in 6th place. 

Wed
29
May

WS girls on to sectional


Tabitha Check of Wauzeka-Steuben gets ready to unwind and fire in a pitch to the De Soto batter. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Parker Mindham fields a bunt and throws to first base for the out.

Ravyn Krachey of the Lady Hornets dives to knock the ball down against De Soto.

Second baseman Jenna McCarthy grabs the knocked down ball and gets ready to fire it to home plate against visiting De Soto.

 

The Wauzeka-Steuben softball team won 6-5 over visiting and fourth-seeded De Soto Thursday, May 23 in regional softball action.

Top-seeded Wauzeka-Steuben improved their overall record to 21-0 and advanced to the sectional semifinal against second-seeded Highland at Wauzeka on May 28 beginning at 4:30 p.m.

The winning pitcher was Tabitha Check. She gave up 5 runs on 7 hits, while fanning 6 and walking 4.

Wed
29
May

Prairie gets over Wisconsin Heights


Prairie’s Gavin Gillitzer pitched five innings versus Wisconsin Heights Tuesday. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Mark Welter attempts a squeeze play bunt against visiting Wisconsin Heights.

Aaron Neisius easily gets back on a pick-off attempt.

 

Top seeded Prairie du Chien came from behind to get past visiting and fourth seeded Wisconsin Heights 4-3 in a regional semifinal baseball game Tuesday afternoon.

Heights took the early lead by scoring a run in the top of the second inning and another in the third to go up 2-0.

Prairie scored 2 runs in the bottom of the fourth to tie the game at 2-2.

Wed
22
May

River Ridge, Seneca, Wauzeka-Steuben at Lancaster Regional


Ashton Marshall (left) and Faith Schier (right) of River Ridge burst from the blocks in the 100-meter dash at the Lancaster Regional. (Photos by A.J. Gates, Grant County Herald Independent)

Brenden Rolling of Seneca sails towards the sand in the triple jump Monday afternoon.

Tyler Walters of Wauzeka-Steuben leads the pack. Walters won the 1600 and the 3200.

 

River Ridge, Seneca and Wauzeka-Steuben competed in the Division 3 Lancaster Regional Track Meet Monday afternoon.

River Ridge won the girls meet with 93 points. Wauzeka-Steuben was ninth with 35 and Seneca was 11th with 22.

River Ridge was fourth in the boys meet with 90 points. Wauzeka-Steuben was sixth with 60 and Seneca was eighth with 30.

Wed
22
May

Prairie du Chien hosts Division 2 track regional


Prairie du Chien’s Hope Martin attempts a high jump at the Division 2 Regional in Prairie du Chien Monday afternoon. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Gabby Ritchie competes in the shot put at the Prairie du Chien Regional.

Jayden Johnson puts the shot at the Prairie du Chien Regional Monday afternoon.

Logan Nettesheim hands off to Jonah Hornseth at Prairie du Chien High School.

 

Prairie du Chien hosted a Division 2 track regional Monday afternoon.

Mon
20
May

Prairie girls over Viroqua in a D3 regional


Makenzie Knapp races towards third base versus Viroqua Thursday afternoon. Knapp would score moments later. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Lauren Kennedy hits a bloop single into shallow right field against Viroqua.

Abby Feye lays down a nice sacrifice bunt to move the runners forward Thursday afternoon.

Abby Feye defends as the Viroqua runner leads off of first base.

 

The seventh-seeded Prairie du Chien High School softball team beat visiting and 10th-seeded Viroqua 5-1 in Division 3 Regional action Thursday afternoon at Bluff View.

Prairie du Chien advanced to face host and second-seeded La Crosse Aquinas on May 21 at Pammel Creek Park. Aquinas had received a bye for their first round regional contest.

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