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Mon
28
Oct

River Ridge gets past Belleville — River Ridge topples Heights


River Ridge’s McKenzie Graf (1) and Skylar White (9) go up for the block versus Belleville. (Photo by A.J. Gates, Grant County Herald Independent)

 

Third-seeded River Ridge beat sixth-seeded and visiting Belleville in a five-set thriller in a Division 3 regional semifinal Thursday night. 

The Lady Timberwolves were victorious by scores of 25-23, 24-26, 25-14, 11-25, and 15-5 to improve to 20-0 on the season. 

Mon
28
Oct

Seneca is regional champ


Delaney Boland of Seneca taps the ball over Kayden Groom of Wauzeka-Steuben in regional action Thursday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Seneca’s Makenna Greene (2) skims one just over the net Thursday night.

Ravyn Krachey of Wauzeka-Steuben slams the ball back to Seneca Thursday night.

The Lady Hornets’ Alexis Wielepski (12) battles at the net versus Seneca.

 

Second-seeded Seneca beat visiting and third-seeded Highland three sets to one in a Division 4 regional final volleyball match Saturday night.

Seneca won by scores of 25-13, 25-20, 25-27, and 25-10.

Seneca will next travel to top-seeded Iowa Grant for a sectional semifinal Thursday night.

Mon
28
Oct

Prairie du Chien comes back to beat New Glarus


The Blackhawks’ Tyler Hannah leaves a hapless New Glarus defender flailing in his wake Friday night in playoff action. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie du Chien’s Ben Riter makes a good catch versus New Glarus-Monticello Friday night.

 

By Zach Mara

 

The #2 Prairie du Chien Blackhawks kicked off Level 1 of the WIAA Division 5 playoffs at home versus the #7 New Glarus-Monticello Knights on Friday night. 

The defenses shined in the first 3 quarters, as the teams combined for only 3 total touchdowns in that span.

Mon
28
Oct

Two area runners advance to State Cross Country Meet


Meg Katzung is followed by Karly Jaynes at the River Valley Sectional Saturday. (Photo by Anne Fassbinder-Jenks)

Jacob Reichmann of Wauzeka-Steuben, shown here at the Boscobel Sectional, qualified for the State Cross Country Meet for the third straight year. (Photo by Jessie Udelhoven)

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Two area cross country runners have each earned a trip to the State Cross Country Meet in Wisconsin Rapids on Nov. 2.

Meg Katzung of Prairie du  Chien finished in fifth place at the Spring Green Golf Course Saturday morning in a Division 2 Sectional. Katzung had a time of 20:06.

Wed
23
Oct

Blackhawks’ soccer advances


Prairie’s Caleb Brainard goes high to kick the ball forward versus Dodgeland-Hustisford Tuesday afternoon. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Ramon Gonzalez (18) moves in for a great opportunity in front of the Dodgeland net.

Ben La Haie passes to Ramon Gonzalez in first-half action Tuesday afternoon.

Josh Dyer heads the ball upfield against Dodgeland.

Three Prairie du Chien players defend in front of the Blackhawks' net.

Joey Gourdin looks for an open teammate Tuesday.

Ben La Haie (15) races a Dodgeland player to the ball.

 

It was a cold and windy night on the Bluff View pitch Tuesday when the Blackhawks hosted the Cardinals of Dodgeland/Hustisford in the first round of regional play.

Prairie had a very strong first half on both sides of the ball. The defensive back line of Joey Gourdin, Jaret Semanko on the inside and Jack Peterson and Ben LaHaie on the wings and Jonah Hornseth and Creighton Groom in rotation held the Cardinals to just 13 shots and 4 corners in the first half.  

Mon
21
Oct

Prairie du Chien runners do well at conference meet


Prairie’s Meg Katzung and Karly Jaynes run in the conference meet at Platteville Thursday. (Photos by A. J. Gates, Grant County Herald Independent)

Prairie's Lee Steiger is by himself at the conference meet Thursday.

Max Anthony runs on a flat part of the course.

 

The Prairie du Chien cross country team competed in the SWC Conference Meet at Platteville on Thursday.

Girls:

The girls were looking to make a little noise at the conference meet. They certainly came to compete as 10 girls hit new career PR’s and an 11th hit a season PR as they headed to a 3rd place finish.  

Mon
21
Oct

River Ridge tops Southwestern


River Ridge’s Logan Drone (1) runs against visiting Southwestern Friday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Will Esser finds plenty of running room for a big gain.

 

River Ridge bested visiting Southwestern 47-12 in a Six Rivers football game Friday night. With the victory, River Ridge earned a spot in the WIAA Division 7 playoffs. The third-seeded Timberwolves will host the sixth-seeded Pirates of De Soto on Oct. 25.

River Ridge, playing on their Senior Night, got on the board first with a 52-yard touchdown pass from Logan Drone to Connor Mumm with 10:41 to play in the first quarter. The PAT was good and the Timberwolves went up 7-0. 

Mon
21
Oct

Blue-Golds win Ridge and Valley


The Blue-Gold’s Carter Lomas heads toward the end zone after picking up a blocked field goal Friday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Hunter Aspenson breaks away from a pair of Kickapoo-La Farge defenders.

 

Seneca/Wauzeka-Steuben defeated visiting Kickapoo-La Farge 27-7 for a homecoming victory Friday night in Ridge and Valley action.

The Blue-Golds also secured the Ridge and Valley Conference title for the third straight season.

Mon
21
Oct

River Ridge volleyball sweeps to conference crown – Unbeaten Wolves poised to make deep playoff run


The undefeated River Ridge volleyball team is 18-0 and won the Six Rivers West Conference crown for the third straight year. For the second season in a row, the team did not lose a set in conference action and finished with a Six Rivers West record of 12-0. (Photo submitted)

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The River Ridge High School volleyball team has had another outstanding season and is poised to go deep into the Division 3 playoffs, beginning on Tuesday night, Oct. 22, when the third-seeded Lady Timberwolves host 14th-seeded Boscobel.

Wed
16
Oct

Seneca girls beat Kickapoo


Savanna Wallin of Seneca stuffs a spike attempt by Kickapoo in the first game. Seneca went on to win the match in four games. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Makenna Greene smashes the ball for a point versus visiting Kickapoo.

Seneca’s Ava Payne goes up for the block versus Kickapoo in Ridge and Valley action Tuesday night.

Anya Aspenson of Seneca wins this battle at the net against visiting Kickapoo Tuesday.

Delaney Boland (11) and Savanna Wallin (8) go for the block attempt.

Delaney Boland of Seneca taps the ball over the Kickapoo player Tuesday night.

 

Seneca hosted Kickapoo in a Ridge and Valley volleyball match Tuesday night. 

Seneca won three games to one by scores of 25-14, 25-23, 23-25, and 25-23.

Seneca improved to 18-12 on the season and 6-0 in conference action.

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