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Wed
03
Feb

Prairie matmen are regional champions


Prairie du Chien wrestlers who qualified for sectionals are, front row: Bradyn Saint, Rhett Koenig, Maddox Cejka, Luke Kramer, and Ryder Koenig. Back row: Mason Baumgartner, Chad Achenbach, Kurt Wall, Chase Fisher, and Matt Rogge.

Maddox Cejka toes the line in his semifinal match at regionals. Cejka would win by major decision and then go on to victory in the finals for a Regional Title at 132#.

Rhett Koenig applies heavy pressure from his feet in his Regional Championship match. Koenig would pin his opponent in the second period to win the Regional Title at 113#.

On Saturday, Jan. 30, the WIAA wrestling tournament series started in the state of Wisconsin. Prairie du Chien was the host for a WIAA D2 Regional, with six teams competing for a crown. 

Wed
27
Jan

Prairie matmen host exciting quad


Sophomore Ryder Koenig uses an arm bar to work a turn against his Stoughton opponent. Koenig would win by technical fall 23-8.

On Friday night, the #6 D2 ranked Blackhawk wrestling team hosted a quadrangular in the Fieldhouse. Not wanting to miss out on great competition in a shortened season, the Hawks invited the likes of Holmen, Sparta, and Stoughton to town. All are D1 schools with some great wrestlers. Holmen was ranked #3 in D1, and Stoughton, the defending D1 State Champs, were ranked #2 in D1.

Wed
27
Jan

PdC-F gymnasts win Hazel Green Invitational


Prairie du Chien-Fennimore gymnastics team members include, front row: Leilani Pflueger, Kylee O’Kane, Chesney Cazda, and Madison Otts. Back row: Alyssa Schoepp, Alex Crary, Hailey Ohlert, Sadie Koreah, Reagan Hannah, Madilyn Fisher, and Avery Thompson.

The Prairie du Chien/Fennimore gymnastics team traveled to Hazel Green for a six-team invitational. The PDC/F girls took first place with a season high score of 124.5! The girls were so excited when they heard their name called for first place, and it was a very proud moment for the coaches. 

Wed
27
Jan

Prairie du Chien girls easily handle Dodgeville


Prairie’s Abby Feye pump fakes two Dodgeville defenders up in the air and then goes up to score with a clear look at the basket. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Allison Kennedy drives the left baseline versus visiting Dodgeville Thursday, Jan. 21 in SWC play.

Makenzie Knapp knocks the ball away from Dodgeville while applying full court pressure in first half action Jan. 21 at Prairie du Chien.

The Lady Hawks’ Macey Banasik scores from the lane in the Fieldhouse.

On Thursday, Jan. 21, the Prairie du Chien girls basketball team hosted Dodgeville for a conference match-up. 

Wed
20
Jan

Area basketball teams beginning to create a buzz

By Ted Pennekamp

 

There are several area basketball teams doing quite well so far this season.

Wed
20
Jan

Prairie du Chien grapplers win quadrangular


Senior 182-pounder Bradyn Saint puts a leg ride in with a power half to score back points against his Darlington/Blackhawk opponent. Saint would win 22-5 by technical fall.

Sophomore 120-pounder Rhett Koenig locks up a double arm bar against his Iowa Grant/Highland opponent. Koenig would score a 12-1 major decision.

Sophomore 132-pounder Maddox Cejka uses an underhook against his Iowa Grant/Highland opponent looking to score a takedown. Cejka would win by fall in the second period.

On Friday night, the #6 D2 ranked Blackhawk wrestling team traveled to Iowa Grant/Highland for a quadrangular. In addition to IG/H, GET/MM and Darlington/Blackhawk were also in attendance. 

Wed
20
Jan

Prairie wrestling team stays on successful path


Senior Matt Rogge uses an “Auggie” ride against his Richland Center opponent during a recent meet. Rogge went on to deck his opponent with a first period fall. Rogge is one of several experienced upperclassmen who are helping to lead the Prairie du Chien team in attaining its high aspirations this season.

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wed
20
Jan

Lancaster defeats Prairie du Chien


Prairie’s Justice Olmstead shoots against DJ Kelley of Lancaster Monday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie's Tyler Harris shoots from the lane.

The Blackhawks’ Austin Martin drives past the Arrows’ Hayden Wagner.

Max Amundson scores versus Lancaster.

The Prairie du Chien boys varsity basketball team hosted Lancaster on Monday night. 

The Blackhawks came up short against the Arrows losing, 69-58. Prairie du Chien Coach Ben Harris said, “This is some of the best basketball I’ve seen the team play this year and unfortunately, the score didn’t reflect that.”

Tue
19
Jan

Krahn surpasses 1,000 career points

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Thu
14
Jan

Prairie grapplers win SWC quadrangular


Senior Matt Rogge uses an "Auggie" ride against his Richland Center opponent. Rogge would deck his opponent with a first period fall.

On Friday night, the #6 D2 ranked Blackhawk wrestling team hosted an SWC Quad in the Fieldhouse. The Blackhawks, at 1-0 in the conference, were looking to secure at worst a share of the conference title.

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