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River Ridge wins opener

Sophomore guard Melissa Sletten led River Ridge with 18 points. (Contributed photo)

By A.J. Gates



Hornet Girls open season with a Win

Wauzeka-Steuben junior Morgan Berger threads her way to the basket Tuesday at home against Southwestern. the Hornets Won their season opener 31-29. (Cara Dempski/Courier Press)

By Cara Dempski


Dempski new sports editor at Courier Press

By Cara Dempski 



Prairie du Chien football continues to roll

Blake Thiry (9) and Max Schneider (64) converge on the ballcarrier Friday night versus visiting River Valley. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie’s Drew Hird had a 32-yard average on two kickoff returns.

Rhett Koenig goes for a good gain against River Valley Friday night.

Ty Wagner gets a good block from Kurt Wall versus River Valley.

The blockers give Ty Wagner (21) a big hole to run through for a touchdown.

Ty Wagner scores one of his five touchdowns.

Kurt Wall picks off a pass and his headed toward the end zone.

Top seeded Prairie du Chien continued to roll Friday night, Oct. 28 by beating visiting and fifth seeded River Valley 52-15 in a WIAA Division 5 second round playoff football game.

Prairie built a 20-8 lead in the first quarter and never looked back. 


PdC cross country hosts Prairie du Chien Sectional

Prairie du Chien’s Finnian Stafford-Johnson rounds a bend Saturday at Prairie du Chien Country Club during the D2 Sectional. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Joseph Kramer of Prairie du Chien runs on a relatively flat part of the course.

Prairie’s Kate Gebhard cruises up a slight incline during the D2 Sectional at Prairie du Chien Country Club Saturday morning.

The Prairie du Chien cross country team hosted the Division 2 Prairie du Chien Sectional at Prairie du Chien Country Club on Saturday. 

The Prairie du Chien girls team took 12th with 266 points. 


Darlington defeats River Ridge girls

River Ridge’s Madelyn Thornton smashes one to the Darlington side.

The River Ridge girls get excited after gaining a point.

Madelyn Thornton (6) and Shayna Graf (9) go for the block against Darlington. (Photos by AJ Gates)

Sixth seeded Darlington defeated host and third seeded River Ridge three games to none in a Division 3 Regional volleyball match on Oct. 20.

Darlington won by scores of 25-22, 27-25 and 25-12. 


Full strength PdC-RR-S wins first match of season

PdC-RR-S controlled the ball at the Driftless United end for much of the match.

Prairie’s Jackson Smelzer (7) tries to get the ball away from the Driftless United player Friday evening.

Aiden Toberman pushes towards the goal against Driftless United.

Trystan Nesvold and Lance Koresh (18) defend. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

By Ted Pennekamp



Seneca girls beat Kickapoo

Lucy Manning of Seneca (5) blocks the ball. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Seneca’s Jorja Clark (#14) and Lucy Manning (#5) go up for the block attempt.

Kendra Chambers smashes the ball back to Kickapoo Thursday night.

Seneca's Kylie Chambers (#4) and Kendra Chambers (#2) go for a block against Kickapoo.

Kylie Chambers (right) battles at the net for Seneca.

Seneca swept visiting Kickapoo three games to none in a Ridge and Valley Conference volleyball match on Oct. 13. 

The Royals improved to 19-2 on the season and 14-0 in the conference.


Prairie du Chien beats Brodhead-Juda

Prairie’s Blake Thiry fights for extra yardage after the catch against Brodhead-Juda Friday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Max Schneider (64) moves in for the tackle against Brodhead-Juda Friday night.

Ty Wagner hurdles a defender Friday night versus Brodhead-Juda.

Maddox Cejka has plenty of time to look at all of his options downfield.

Rhett Koenig fights for extra yardage for a good gain.

Blackhawks win conference title

Prairie du Chien came out on top 30-21 in a tough SWS football game against visiting Brodhead-Juda Friday night at John C. Mulrooney Field. 


Seneca, River Ridge, WS runners at Kickapoo

Rylan Linder of River Ridge negotiates the Kickapoo course. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Jessica Patterson of River Ridge took 14th.

Seneca’s Jaren Grimsled rounds a bend at Kickapoo.

Brett Wagner of Wauzeka-Steuben races down a hill Thursday, Sept. 29.

Julius Cooley runs along a flat part of the Kickapoo course Sept. 29.

Madison Walz and Emma Udelhoven of Wauzeka-Steuben run past a pole.

Wauzeka-Steuben, River Ridge and Seneca were among the numerous teams competing in the Kickapoo-La Farge Invitational cross country meet on Sept. 29. 

Isabella Bunders of Wauzeka-Steuben was 11th in 22:27.7.