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Lady Hawk gymnasts continue to improve, have fun

Haylee Sheckler executes a jump on the balance beam Monday night versus visiting Southwestern on Senior Night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Kylee O’Kane flips during her dismount in the high school gym Monday.

Kylee O’Kane leaps on the balance beam Monday night in Prairie du Chien.

Sadie Koresh completes a kneeling move on the beam Monday night.

Prairie du Chien’s Madison Puckett prepares to land a jump.



The Prairie du Chien-Fennimore gymnastics team hosted Southwestern-Cuba City-Benton-Darlington on Monday in the team’s final home dual of the season. 

PdC-F also celebrated Senior Night and honored Kylee O’Kane, Hannah Garrity and manager Zach Mara after the meet. 


PdC-F gymnasts host two meets

Hailey Ohlert sticks her landing on the vault versus Dodgeville-Mineral Point. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Alyssa Schoepp swings through on the uneven parallel bars.

Prairie’s Kylee O’Kane goes from the low bar to the high on the uneven parallel bars Monday night.

Hannah Garrity performs her routine on the balance beam.

Hailey Ohlert concentrates while on the beam.


The Prairie du Chien-Fennimore gymnastics team hosted Viroqua on Friday night, Jan. 10 in PdC-F’s first dual of the season. 

The girls pieced together an impressive performance, surpassing their Mt. Horeb Invitational score with a 106.900 for the night. 


Prairie trounces Waukon

Clare Teynor of the Lady Blackhawks fights for a loose ball versus Waukon. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie’s Macey Banasik gets good inside position as she gets ready to score against visiting Waukon Tuesday night.


The Prairie du Chien High School girls basketball team trounced visiting Waukon, Iowa, 62-39, in a Tuesday night nonconference tilt. 

The Lady Hawks improved to 9-2 on the season. They are 3-0 in the SWC.

Prairie has a big game coming up at Platteville on Jan. 9. Platteville is 12-0 on the season and 3-0 in conference play.


Prairie du Chien grapplers beat Lancaster

Kurt Wall of Prairie du Chien gains an advantage versus Dustin Tydrich in their 132-pound match Thursday night. (Photos by A.J. Gates, Grant County Herald Independent)

Ryder Koenig of Prairie du Chien takes down Joe Esser of Lancaster in their 106-pound match.

Prairie du Chien traveled to Lancaster for the SWC opener on Thursday, Dec. 19. The #3 ranked team in the state Blackhawks would be victorious over Lancaster by a score of 34-27. The dual started at 113#, where Rhett Koenig would battle Lancaster's returning State Runner up from a year ago. In a tight match, Lancaster would win 8-7. At 120#, Maddox Cejka would work his opponent over with four takedowns and a couple of near fall combinations for a 14-4 major decision. At 126#, Luke Kramer would record a quick first period fall in 1:40. At 132#, Kurt Wall and his Lancaster opponent would be tied 7-7 at the end of regulation before Wall would come up short in sudden victory 9-7. At 138#, Matt Rogge would square off against a returning State Qualifier and win a very workmanlike match 5-0. At 145# Chase Fisher was beat 10-4. At 152# Kurtis Evenson would lose by first period fall. At 160# Traeton Saint would right the ship with a :31 second fall.


River Valley over Prairie du Chien

Prairie du Chien’s Mason Kramer drives to the hoop for 2 points versus River Valley in the new fieldhouse Thursday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Josh Dyer of Prairie du Chien eyes the hoop against River Valley in first-half action.

Prairie’s Connor Smith gets Will Bailey of River Valley off the floor with a good pump fake.

Justice Olmstead grabs a rebound against visiting River Valley Thursday night.


River Valley defeated host Prairie du Chien 63-55 in a Southwest Wisconsin Conference boys basketball game Thursday night in the new fieldhouse at Prairie du Chien High School.

River Valley improved to 2-1 overall and 1-0 in the SWC. Prairie fell to 2-2 on the season and 1-1 in conference action.


Hornets handle Vikings

The Hornets’ Gavin Ralph draws four defenders and dishes out to a wide open teammate to his right in the corner for an uncontested 3-pointer. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Carter Lomas scores for Wauzeka-Steuben versus Pecatonica Monday night.

Jake Reichmann drives for a layup against the visiting Vikings in first-half action.


Second-ranked Wauzeka-Steuben easily handled visiting Pecatonica 69-39 in a nonconference boys basketball game Monday night. 

The Hornets, who are ranked second in the state in Division 5 in two polls, used good play making, shooting and defense to improve to 4-0 overall. They are 2-0 in the Ridge and Valley Conference.

The Hornets built a 33-15 halftime lead en route to the victory.


Prairie du Chien matmen third at Devils Duals

Freshman Rhett Koenig puts the hurt on his GET/Melrose Mindoro opponent. Koenig would pin his opponent.

Senior Traeton Saint earns near fall points in his match versus GET/Melrose Mindoro. Saint would go on to win by decision.


The #8 ranked Blackhawk grapplers traveled to Wisconsin Dells to wrestle in the Dome on Saturday, Dec. 14 for the 2019 Devils Duals hosted by Adams-Friendship. 

PdC received the 6th seed in the 32-team field. The Blackhawks finished third.  

The field was very deep, with 10 of the 32 teams ranked in the state. In the opening round, PdC would dismantle Wautoma/Wild Rose by a score of 73-6. The Hawks had seven pins and one major decision in the match.  


Blackhawk matmen win Cramer/Brown Duals

Members of the Prairie du Chien wrestling team pose with their first-place trophy after winning the Cramer/Brown Duals hosted by Janesville Parker. In the championship match, the Blackhawks defeated the #5 ranked Random Lake team by a score of 41-29.

Matt Rogge works over his Random Lake opponent with an arm bar in the 138# weight class. Rogge would record a technical fall with a 16-0 win in the second period.

Tyler Hannah puts the hurt on his Janesville Parker opponent with a tight headlock in the 195# weight class. Hannah would pin his opponent in the second period.


On Saturday, Dec. 7, the PdC Blackhawks traveled to Janesville Parker for the Cramer/Brown Duals. The Duals are an eight-team event, with the first three rounds being pooled before separating into championship and consolation brackets. 

In the opening round, PdC would take down Monroe by a score of 58-15. The Hawks took advantage of six falls and one major decision. In round two, PdC would battle with host Janesville Parker, and come out on top 48-30. The Hawks had four falls, one technical fall, and a major decision. 


Lady Hornets stop Silver Eagles

McKenzie Olsen of Wauzeka-Steuben grabs a rebound against Weston Friday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Maddy Reichmann of the Lady Hornets drives the right baseline to the hoop.

Wauzeka-Steuben’s Kayden Groom eyes the basket versus Weston Friday night.


Wauzeka-Steuben stopped visiting Weston 65-34 in a Ridge and Valley girls basketball game Friday night. 

The Lady Hornets improved to 3-2 on the season and 2-0 in conference action. 

On Dec. 12, Wauzeka-Steuben will travel to De Soto.


Lady Hawks stop Lady Wolves

Prairie du Chien’s Ella Hager rips a loose ball away from Ruby Breuer of River Ridge Tuesday night in Prairie du Chien. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Skylar White scores in first half action versus host Prairie du Chien Tuesday night.

Abby Feye of the Lady Hawks drives against the defense of McKenzie Graf of River Ridge.

The Lady Hawks’ Allison Allbee battles for a rebound against the Lady Wolves’ Ruby Breuer.


Prairie du Chien defeated visiting River Ridge 58-45 in a nonconference girls basketball game Tuesday night. 

The Lady Blackhawks improved to 2-1 on the season. The Lady Timberwolves are now 2-1. 

Prairie du Chien will next travel to Lancaster on Dec. 6.