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Prairie du Chien Baseball

Prairie's Cory Check gets ready to unleash a pitch to the River Valley batter Tuesday afternoon. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie's Gavin Gillitzer gets a good jump off of first base in the bottom of the first inning after hitting a single to right field against visiting River Valley Tuesday.


Prairie boys 

nip River Valley

Prairie du Chien rallied to edge visiting River Valley 3-2 in an SWC baseball game Tuesday afternoon.

River Valley scored 2 runs on 4 hits in the top of the first inning to grab a 2-0 lead. 

The score remained the same until Prairie scored 2 runs in the bottom of the fifth and 1 more in the sixth to take the lead at 3-2.


Prairie du Chien Soccer

Prairie's Gabby Toberman takes a shot at the Richland Center goal Thursday. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Gracie Colson of Prairie du Chien attempts to take the ball away from a Richland Center player.

Mackenzie Pettit tries to maneuver around a Richland Center defender.


Prairie soccer 

blanks Richland Center

The Prairie du Chien Lady Hawks soccer team had a phenomenal game to defeat the visiting Richland Center Hornets 2-0 Thursday afternoon. 

In the first half, Prairie dominated the game, only allowing Richland Center to get into Prairie’s defensive half of the field two times. 


Prairie du Chien Softball

Prairie's Lauren Kennedy takes a big lead off of second base. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie du Chien pitcher Rilee Wikan whips the ball towards the plate against Lancaster.



defeats Prairie girls

The Prairie du Chien softball team lost 11-1 in 5 innings against visiting Lancaster Thursday afternoon at Bluff View. 

Rilee Wikan took the loss. She gave up 13 hits and had 1 strikeout. 

Only 5 of Lancaster’s 11 runs were earned.  


Prairie du Chien Track

Mariah Regal attempts a high jump Tuesday afternoon. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Dominique Reilly competes in the 3200 relay.

Prairie's Faith Dillman won the 100 hurdles against River Valley and Richland Center.

Prairie's Preston Hendrix won the 100-meter dash Tuesday afternoon.

Stephen Ronnfeldt clears a hurdle versus River Valley and Richland Center.


Prairie track 

hosts River Valley, 

Richland Center

Prairie du Chien hosted Richland Center and River Valley in a triangular track meet Tuesday afternoon.

On the girls side, the final results are as follows: Prairie du Chien (84 points), Richland Center (56 points) and River Valley (44 points).


River Ridge Track

The River Ridge track and field team is all smiles as they display their trophy for winning the Cassville Invitational on Thursday.


River Ridge track and field 

team wins Cassville Invitational

The River Ridge boys and girls track and field teams both won the Cassville Invitational Thursday afternoon.

River Ridge won the girls meet with 174 points. North Crawford had 129, Potosi 125, Cassville 74, Benton-Scales Mound-Shullsburg 57, Black Hawk 56 and Pecatonica-Argyle 40. 


Prairie du Chien Golf

Michael Maguire sinks his first birdie putt of the year.

Collin Seeley tees off on number 3.

Sam Peterson hits his first drive to open 2018 season. (Photos submitted)



linksters take 

second at Fennimore

The Prairie du Chien Blackhawk golfers opened their 2018 season in a four-team nonconference match at Hickory Grove Country Club in Fennimore on Thursday, April 12. 

The Blackhawks took second place with a score of 198. Fennimore shot 182 to win the match, with Iowa Grant at 230 and Wonewoc 239.  


River Ridge Softball

River Ridge’s Katelyn Quick throws to first for the out versus Barneveld.

Maria Breuer of River Ridge gets ready to throw to first base. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)


Barneveld beats 

River Ridge girls

Barneveld defeated host River Ridge 21-1 in high school softball Thursday afternoon.

River Ridge scored its lone run in the bottom of the third inning. Barneveld scored 1 in the first, 1 in the second, 3 in the third, 1 in the fourth, 2 in the fifth, 1 in the sixth and 12 in the seventh. 


River Ridge Baseball

The River Ridge defense eventually tags the Pecatonica runner out after getting him in a pickle between second and third base Thursday afternoon. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

River Ridge’s Connor Mumm fields the ball and throws it to first base versus Pecatonica Thursday afternoon. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)


Pecatonica wins 

2 from River Ridge

Pecatonica won a doubleheader from host River Ridge 4-2 and 12-0 Thursday afternoon in high school baseball.

In the opener, River Ridge scored 2 runs in the top of the second inning to take a 2-0 lead.

Pecatonica scored 3 runs in the third to go ahead 3-2.


WS boys over Seneca

Seneca's Jared Payne drops and drives before unleashing a pitch. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Wauzeka-Steuben's Isaac Byrne gets a big jump off of first base as Tyler Heinz of Seneca defends Tuesday afternoon.


Wauzeka-Steuben wins 

pitchers' duel over Seneca

Both teams were strong on the mound on Tuesday but Wauzeka-Steuben was just a little bit stronger at the plate in a victory over Seneca in Ridge and Valley baseball action. 

A single by Noah Allan in the first inning was a positive for Seneca.


Seneca versus Wauzeka-Steuben girls

Seneca's Haley Wall fires in a fastball to the Wauzeka-Steuben batter in Wauzeka Tuesday afternoon. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

The Lady Hornets' Erin Krachey scores versus Seneca Tuesday afternoon in Wauzeka.


Seneca girls 

defeat Wauzeka-Steuben

Seneca defeated host Wauzeka-Steuben 12-8 in a Ridge and Valley softball game Tuesday afternoon.

Haley Wall earned the mound win. She allowed 8 runs on 9 hits and issued 7 walks while fanning 10.

Siena Krachey took the loss. She gave up 12 runs on 16 hits and issued 3 walks and whiffed 1.


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