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Wed
06
Feb

Undefeated Prairie girls poised for a deep run


Lily Krahn and her teammates on Prairie du Chien worked hard in the off-season, work well together and have been unselfish on their way to a stellar record so far this season as they are poised for a deep playoff run. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The Prairie du Chien High School girls basketball team continues to roll and has had one of the best starts to a season ever. The Lady Blackhawks are 16-0 as of Feb. 5, which is the third best start in program history and the third longest winning streak as well. Only the 17-0 start in the 1977-1978 season and a 21-0 start in 1982-1983 season are longer.

Mon
04
Feb

Hawkettes second at state


The Prairie du Chien High School Hawkettes placed second in Division 3 Kick at the State Dance Competition in La Crosse on Saturday. Above are (back to front, left to right): Morgan Kiesau, Lauren Kennedy, Archi Patel, Rebekah Champion, Kara Katzung, Kina Myers and Caitlin Nolan. This is not the end of the season for the Hawkettes. Be sure to come out to a Prairie du Chien basketball game and catch the Hawkettes during a halftime show. The Hawkettes are also planning a youth camp and details will be sent out to parents and also posted on the Hawkettes’ Facebook page.
Mon
04
Feb

Seneca girls easily defeat Weston


Seneca’s Maxine Grover scores from the right side of the basket Friday night versus Weston. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Savanna Wallin of Seneca scores on a break-away layup.

Makenna Greene of Seneca puts up a shot in the lane.

 

Seneca crushed visiting Weston 64-30 in a Ridge and Valley girls basketball game Friday night. 

Seneca increased their record to 6-7 overall and 4-4 in the Ridge and Valley. Weston dropped to 2-14 and 2-7.

Seneca will next host Kickapoo on Feb. 5.

Wed
30
Jan

A half century of Prairie du Chien wrestling


The 1969-1970 Prairie du Chien High School wrestling team was, front row: R. Dyer, J. Brown, B. Stuart, J. Kramer, J. Howe, M. McWilliams, P. Stark, B. Lorenz and J. Weber. Second row: C. Miller, J. Key, B. Harris, G. Achenbach, D. Schilter, T. Fischer, D. Horkeimer, J. McKillip, B. Hazen, M. Dickey, K. Kuckenbecker, R. Lathrop, G. Benish, R. Seeley, Coach Paul Bebow and M. Erdenberger.

Coach Paul Bebow shares a moment with 145-pound state qualifier Bob Seymour. Seymour took fourth at the 1972 State Tournament.

Mike Lenzendorf’s arm is raised as the Division 2 State Champion at 275 pounds to cap a 44-0 2004-2005 season.

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Prairie du Chien High School wrestling is celebrating its 50th anniversary this season, having begun during the 1969-1970 school year after interest in the sport grew over the previous few years. The program has had several highlights over the years and is continuing to build a tradition of success.

Wed
30
Jan

River Ridge Dance Team advances to state


The River Ridge Dance Team performs at the regional in Watertown on Saturday. (Photo submitted)

 

On Saturday, Jan. 25, the River Ridge Dance Team attended the Southern Regional Dance competition held by WACPC in Watertown, Wis. 

The past week was hard to get practice in with the weather and having to cancel practices, and with games being postponed. The team was able to practice a couple times during the week and picked up an extra performance during an eighth-grade basketball game so that they could get one more performance in before competing.

Wed
30
Jan

Prairie grapplers win Hustisford Invitational


Senior Grant Martin puts the squeeze on a headlock in a semifinal match against his Whitewater opponent.

Senior Chase Watson puts the hurt on his Whitewater opponent in the finals. Watson would win by fall.

 

On Saturday, Jan. 26, the PDC matmen traveled to Hustisford for the 34th Annual Hustisford Invitational. 

This invite has 14 teams competing. The Blackhawks would have a great tournament, securing 34 individual wins against 11 losses, and crowning six champions. PDC, as a team, scored 263.5 points. Whitewater finished second with 187 points and Johnson Creek third with 157 points. The grapplers placed as follows:

106# Nick Mara: 4th

Wed
30
Jan

PdC wrestlers fall to Lancaster


Junior Jerrod Osterkamp works a front headlock from his feet. Osterkamp would score a reversal with seconds left for a 2-1 victory.

Senior Reid Koenig applies heavy pressure on his ride. Koenig would win with an 8-2 decision.

 

Lancaster High School was the host for a winner take all dual on Friday, Jan. 25. In a battle to determine who would be crowned outright SWC Champs, two highly ranked teams would lock horns. Lancaster came into the match with a 13-0 overall record and a ranking of #5 in D3. PDC came into the dual with a 15-1 overall record and a ranking of #6 in D2. Something had to give.

Mon
28
Jan

Prairie boys beat Barneveld


The Blackhawks’ Hunter Davis scores versus visiting Barneveld Saturday afternoon. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie’s Mark Welter drives for a score in second-half action Saturday afternoon.

Mason Kramer drives the left baseline Saturday.

 

The Hawks boys basketball team returned home with an afternoon affair against Barneveld on Saturday, Jan. 26. Barneveld came in winning seven games in a row and the Hawks winning the past five games.

Mon
28
Jan

Hawkettes advance to state


The Prairie du Chien High School Hawkettes traveled to Watertown, Wis., for the WACPC Regional Dance Competition on Saturday, Jan. 26. They performed in the D5 Pom Division and the D3 Kick Division. The team placed fifth in Pom and first in Kick. The first-place finish makes them the Regional Champions and advances them to state. The State Dance Competition is Saturday, Feb. 2 in La Crosse. “We’d love to see some familiar faces in the crowd cheering us on!” said Head Coach Bobbi Gofus. The team includes, from left: Coach Bobbi Gofus, Lauren Kennedy, Archi Patel, Morgan Kiesau, Kara Katzung, Kina Myers, Caitlin Nolan, Rebekah Champion and Desiree Puckett. (Photo submitted)
Thu
24
Jan

RRC grapplers host Pec-Argyle


The River Ridge Dance Team performs at the River Ridge-Cassville versus Pecatonica-Argyle wrestling meet Jan. 17. (Photos by Lindsey Ludvik Photography)

Angel Duran of River Ridge-Cassville gains control of his opponent in the 285-pound match.

Zane Trautsch of River Ridge-Cassville goes for the pin in his 182-pound match.

River Ridge-Cassville’s Caleb Lenzendorf tries to turn his 138-pound opponent.

 

The River Ridge-Cassville wrestling team hosted Pecatonica-Argyle on Jan. 17. It was Parents’ and Senior Night.

Pecatonica-Argyle won the dual meet by a score of 45-17.

At 132, there was a double forfeit.

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