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Prairie du Chien Softball

Prairie’s Rilee Wikan unleashes a pitch to the Platteville batter. (Photos by Rose Ziel)

Prairie du Chien’s Keye Welch begins her swing.

Jordyn Fisher reaches first base against visiting Platteville Thursday afternoon.

The Lady Hawks’ Hailee Lynn attempts to lay down a bunt versus the visiting Hillwomen Thursday afternoon.


Lady Hawks 

best Hillwomen

The Prairie du Chien Lady Blackhawks defeated visiting Platteville 2-1 for their first win of the season in SWC softball action Thursday.

Rilee Wikan allowed just 4 hits to a tough Platteville team. She threw 7 innings, giving up just 1 run on 4 hits and striking out 6. 


Prairie Relays

Alexis Nolan of Prairie du Chien clears the bar in the high jump at the Prairie Relays Monday afternoon at Prairie du Chien High School. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie’s Amber Huser (right) competes in the 3200 relay at the Prairie Relays Monday.

The Blackhawks’ Weston Hill rounds a curve in the 3200 relay Monday afternoon.

Mitch Luster of Prairie du Chien competes in the triple jump.

Stephen Ronnfeldt gets ready to put the shot at the Prairie Relays.


PdC track team 

hosts Prairie Relays

The Prairie du Chien track and field team hosted their first invitational of the year, the Prairie Relays, on Monday afternoon. Of the 14 teams competing, the boys placed seventh and the girls finished in ninth place. The following athletes placed:

1st: Evan Teynor (300 Hurdles; Personal Record at 42.34)


Prairie Boys Golf

Prairie du Chien’s Hunter Domeier chips up nicely towards the flag on the ninth green Thursday. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Nathan Specht chips to the first green Thursday afternoon.

Jacob Mara hits to the fourth hole Thursday afternoon at Prairie du Chien Country Club.

The Blackhawks’ Sam Peterson lofts a good chip shot onto the fourth green Thursday afternoon at Prairie du Chien Country Club.


Blackhawk golfers host SWC meet

The Blackhawk boys golf team finished fifth out of six teams on Thursday, shooting a team score of 201 in the first leg of conference play at Prairie du Chien Country Club.  

Leading the way for the squad was Sam Peterson with a 43. Evan Boisvert was next with a 48, followed by Collin Seeley (54), Nate Specht (56) and Jaret Semanko (64).


PdC boys golf

Jaret Semanko of Prairie du Chien watches his putt on the 10th green during the Prairie du Chien Quadrangular at Prairie du Chien Country Club Tuesday afternoon. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie du Chien’s Evan Boisvert lofts a chip shot towards the 14th hole.

Prairie’s Nathan Specht hits a bump and run chip onto the 14th green Tuesday.


Prairie golfers 

host quadrangular

The Prairie du Chien boys golf team hosted the Prairie du Chien Quadrangular at Prairie du Chien Country Club Tuesday afternoon. 

Fennimore won the meet with a team total of 193. Richland Center had 201, Prairie du Chien 204 and Cuba City 208.


Prairie Girls Soccer

Sophie Miller (2) of Prairie du Chien battles for control against a La Crosse Central player.

Prairie’s Caitlin Pattison eyes the ball Friday afternoon against La Crosse Central. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Taylor Hendrickson of Prairie du Chien gets ready to pass the ball upfield.

Prairie du Chien’s Caitlin Nolan gets the ball and gets ready to advance.


La Crosse Central 

blanks Prairie girls

La Crosse Central blanked host Prairie du Chien 10-0 on the Bluff View pitch in nonconference girls soccer Friday afternoon.

The Lady Blackhawks are now 0-1 overall. 

Prairie du Chien will next travel to Galena, Ill. on April 11 for another nonconference match.


Seneca over River Ridge

Seneca scores in the second inning versus River Ridge. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

River Ridge gets ready to deliver a pitch as Seneca’s Parker Hagensick leads off.

Andrew Wall leads off of third base for Seneca against River Ridge Tuesday afternoon.


Three pitchers team up as Seneca shuts out River Ridge

Seneca defeated River Ridge 10-0 on Tuesday as three pitchers combined to throw a shutout. Nick Payne struck out Connor Mumm to finish off the game.

Seneca grabbed an early lead.  Seneca scored on a single by Nick Payne, a double by Jared Payne, and a double by Andrew Wall in the first inning.


Shamrock Shuffle

The Shamrock Shufflers take off at Hoffman Hall Saturday morning. (Photos submitted)

Patrick and Alli Klein were the first finisher and the first female finisher at the Fourth Annual Shamrock Shuffle.


More than 50 participate in Shamrock Shuffle

More than 50 people did not let the 15-degree temperature stop them from participating in Saturday morning’s Shamrock Shuffle 5K Fun Run/Walk! 

Almost $300 was raised for the Hoffman Hall Improvement Fund and participants donated more than 90 pounds of food to the local food pantry. 


Seneca's Season Ends

Seneca’s Nick Payne drives to the hoop versus Shullsburg in first-half action. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Seneca’s Noah Allan shoots over a Shullsburg defender Thursday night.

Seneca’s Noah Allan goes up for a running one-hander as Gavin Greene (20) looks on.

Seneca’s Jared Payne shoots over Joe Meyer of Shullsburg in the sectional semifinal.

Seneca’s Thomas Johnson drives into the lane against Shullsburg Thursday night.


Shullsburg ends Seneca’s season

By Ted Pennekamp


Top seeded Seneca’s season came to an end Thursday night at Reedsburg Area High School as second seeded Shullsburg won the Division 5 sectional semifinal 68-63 in boys basketball action. 


Prairie's Season Ends

Prairie du Chien’s Jonathan Dyer goes up for a shot against visiting Richland Center. (Photos by Rose Ziel)

Josh Lenzendorf and Nathan Banasik block a shot by Richland Center in the regional semifinal Friday night.

Prairie’s Nathan Banasik drives versus Platteville at Prairie du Chien High School in the regional final Saturday.


Hillmen end 

Hawks’ season

Fourth seeded Platteville defeated top seeded Prairie du Chien 52-38 in a WIAA Division 3 Regional final to end the Blackhawks’ season Saturday night.

The Hillmen led the Blackhawks 19-13 at the half and then took the second half 33-25 for the win.


Seneca Boys Advance

Seneca’s Jared Payne passes over the North Crawford defense Friday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Seneca’s Thomas Johnson scores against visiting North Crawford in the regional semifinal Friday night.

Seneca’s Devin Wallin goes in for a lay-up attempt after stealing the ball against North Crawford.


Seneca boys 

on to sectional

Top seeded Seneca beat visiting and fourth-seeded Potosi 68-40 in a WIAA Division 5 Regional final Saturday night. 

Seneca, the top ranked team in Division 5, is now 24-0 on the season and advanced to play second-seeded Shullsburg in Reedsburg on March 9 in the sectional semifinal.


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