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Lancaster Flying Arrows edge Prairie Blackhawks

Prairie du Chien's Bradyn Saint scores behind the blocking of Max Amundson Friday night in Prairie du Chien. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Ty Wagner makes an open field tackle.

Max Clanton (38) and Christian Black (65) team up for a tackle.

Ty Wagner (48) returns a kickoff as Jon Nicholson (14) gets ready to block.

Brady Russell fights for extra yardage versus Lancaster.

Bradyn Saint stiff arms his way for a big gain.

By Colton Thompson



Katzung earns 4th trip to State Cross Country

Prairie du Chien’s Meg Katzung (5193) competes at the Division 2 Westby Sectional on Saturday. Katzung earned her fourth trip to the State Cross Country Meet to be held in Colby, Wis. on Oct. 31.

Prairie du Chien’s Meg Katzung cruises along in good position at the Westby Sectional Saturday on her way to a fourth-place finish and her fourth State Cross Country Meet berth.

As Prairie du Chien’s Meg Katzung prepared for her fourth sectional cross country race, the temperature was 36 degrees, light wind, and the sun was peeking through the clouds. 


River Ridge volleyball season comes to an end

Payton Millin (11) of River Ridge pops the ball over the Mineral Point player. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Kendell Esser slams the ball over a pair of Mineral Point defenders.

River Ridge senior Britney Moravits (33) goes up for the block against visiting Mineral Point Thursday, Oct. 22.

The Timberwolves' Sadie Crubel pounds a winner.

Mineral Point, number three seed, won three sets to one on Thursday night against the number 2 seeded River Ridge Timberwolves in a D3 subregional volleyball match at River Ridge. 

Mineral Point dominated in the first two games. However, the Wolves came back and took the third set. 


Prairie harriers at subsectional meet, Katzung advances to sectional

On a cool brisk day of 37 degrees in Westby, there have been many weeks of training and it all comes down to today. As the parents and spectators gathered around the course, the girls were ready for the start. To set my watch, know my limits, and know my strengths, Meg Katzung finished the day in 5th place to advance to Sectionals with a 20:29. As the miles pass me by, I run with everything I have inside me as Josie Kramer finished the day in 16th place with a 22:32 and just missing her career “PR” by 1 second. As the sound of my feet hit the hard cold ground, I found my rhythm as Ella Hager finished in 21st with a hard fought 22:45 on the day.


River Ridge gridders blank Pecatonica-Argyle

The River Ridge defense gets to the Pecatonica-Argyle quarterback. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

River Ridge’s Ethan Hunt stiff arms Mason Svendsen of Pecatonica-Argyle Saturday afternoon.

Will Cooley fights for extra yardage.

Logan Drone threw for four touchdowns Saturday.

River Ridge blanked visiting Pecatonica-Argyle 28-0 in high school football Saturday afternoon.

Logan Drone threw four touchdown passes as the Timberwolves improved to 3-1 on the season. 


Prairie du Chien plays well against powerful Platteville

Prairie’s Nicole Rickleff (15) hits the ball over the hands of two Platteville defenders Friday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Lily Krahn of Prairie du Chien taps the ball over Platteville’s Avery Thompson Friday night in the Prairie du Chien Fieldhouse.

Hope Martin battles at the net.

Clare Teynor pounds the ball through two Platteville defenders.

The Prairie du Chien volleyball team welcomed Platteville to the Fieldhouse on Friday night for an SWC match. The Hillmen came in atop the conference standings so the girls had their work cut out for them. 


Prairie du Chien girls top Westby in a five-set thriller

The Prairie du Chien girls volleyball team traveled to Westby on Tuesday night for a regional match. And, what a match it was!


Wauzeka-Steuben girls host two matches

Alexis Wielepski (14) and McKenzie Olsen (9) of Wauzeka-Steuben block the ball back to North Crawford Tuesday on Pink Night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Gabby Groom slams one at the Trojans Tuesday night in Wauzeka.

Gracie Hooker (12) and McKenzie Olsen (9) get a good block.

The Wauzeka-Steuben volleyball team played two matches on Oct. 12 and Oct. 13.

On Oct. 13, Wauzeka-Steuben lost three games to two to visiting North Crawford.


Prairie du Chien golfers host Division 2 regional–Kennedy ties for 21st at sectional

Prairie’s Allison Kennedy made this putt on green 11 Wednesday at Prairie du Chien Country Club. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie’s Lydia Seeley tees off on hole number 10 at Prairie du Chien Country Club Wednesday, Sept. 30.

Marie Achenbach watches her putt on number 12 roll toward the hole.

Prairie du Chien’s golf week continued on Wednesday, Sept. 30 with the 18-hole WIAA Regional Tournament at Prairie du Chien Country Club. 

The fall weather again created difficulties for many players. Wind gusts of 30 miles per hour at times impacted ball flight and even putts. 


Wauzeka-Steuben and River Ridge offer options for fans

By Ted Pennekamp