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Wed
09
Mar

Potosi defeats Wauzeka-Steuben boys


The Hornets’ Garett Kapinus splits two Chieftains and goes up for a basket Saturday night in the regional final. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Seth Bunders of Wauzeka-Steuben scoops up a shot versus Potosi.

Fifth seeded and visiting Potosi defeated top seeded Wauzeka-Steuben 64-57 in a Division 5 Regional Final Saturday night in boys basketball playoff action. 

The Chieftains led 29-22 at halftime following a steal and lay-up just before the half.

Wed
09
Mar

River Ridge tops Melrose-Mindoro


Logan Drone goes up for a shot against Melrose-Mindoro Friday night in a WIAA Division 4 regional semifinal. (Photo by Jenna Fuller)

River Ridge bested visiting Melrose-Mindoro 59-51 in a WIAA Division 4 Regional Semifinal Friday night March 4 in boys basketball action.

Second seeded River Ridge built a 32-20 halftime advantage. Seventh seeded Melrose took the second half 31-27.

Wed
09
Mar

Prairie du Chien competes in Team State Duals


Members of the 2021-2022 Prairie du Chien Blackhawk wrestling team take a team picture at the WIAA Team State Duals.

Hawks end fine season

On Saturday, March 5, the Prairie du Chien wrestling Blackhawks participated in the WIAA Division 2 Team State Duals at the UW Madison Fieldhouse. The Hawks earned this trip by winning their regional and then winning their team sectional. 

Wed
09
Mar

Fisher third in vault at State Gymnastics Meet


Madilyn Fisher jumps high on the balance beam at the State Gymnastics Meet Saturday in Wisconsin Rapids.

Madilyn Fisher makes a move on the uneven parallel bars at the State Meet.

Madilyn Fisher performs her floor exercise routine.

Madilyn Fisher stands on the third-place podium at the WIAA State Gymnastics Championships Saturday in Wisconsin Rapids.

This past weekend, Prairie du Chien sophomore, Madilyn Fisher, traveled to Wisconsin Rapids for her second trip to the WIAA State Meet. 

Fisher qualified this year on the vault, balance beam, floor exercise, and in all around. 

Wed
02
Mar

Prairie wrestlers place five, Koenig wins third state title


Rhett Koenig shows his excitement after winning his semifinal match to advance to the final. Koenig did so with a 6-3 decision over returning State Champion Hart from Winneconne.

Rhett Koenig, a junior, stands atop the podium of the WIAA D2 132# class. Koenig has now won three State titles.

Rhett Koenig controls Hart of Winneconne in his semifinal match.

The PDC Blackhawks wrestlers and coaches pose for a picture on the floor of the Kohl Center prior to Saturday's Parade of Champions. Front row: Coach Jake Heuston, Rhett Koenig, Drew Hird, and Luke Kramer. Back row: Coach Cory Koenig, Coach Jon Quamme, Brogan Brewer, Maddox Cejka, Coach Kevin Lenzendorf, Ryder Koenig, Blake Thiry and Head Coach Mike Rogge.

Blake Thiry “shelves” his opponent while working for a takedown. Thiry was wrestling Kilgas of Brillion.

Drew Hird uses a front headlock and threads the needle to turn and pin Sippel of Kiel in the second period in his preliminary match Thursday evening.

Luke Kramer works for a takedown in his preliminary match Thursday evening. Kramer would get the takedown and get a second period fall against Hall (Amherst). This would also be Kramer's 100th career win.

Maddox Cejka uses a tight waist while elevating his opponent's ankle in his preliminary match Thursday evening. Cejka would go on to win by technical fall 17-2 over Papenfus (Plymouth).

On Thursday, Feb. 24, Prairie du Chien 145# wrestler Luke Kramer won his 100th career match at the State Tournament. Kramer, a junior, won his 100th match with a second period fall over his Amherst opponent. In doing so, Kramer becomes just the 17th wrestler in the history of PDC wrestling to have 100 wins. Congratulations Luke!

The 79th annual WIAA Individual State Wrestling Tournament was held Thursday, Feb. 24 through Saturday, Feb. 26. The Kohl Center and the Madison area were a popular place with wrestling enthusiasts converging from all corners of the state. Prairie du Chien was represented by a contingent of seven wrestlers with quests to win a State Title. 

Wed
02
Mar

Gymnastics team does well at Sectional


Madilyn Fisher enters a tumbling run on the floor exercise Saturday at the Dodgeville Sectional. Fisher earned a trip to the State Meet in Wisconsin Rapids.

The members of the Prairie du Chien-Fennimore varsity gymnastics team who broke the team scoring record four times this year are, front row: Madison Otts, and Alyssa Schoepp. Second row: Avery Thompson, Madilyn Fisher, Leilani Pflueger and Alexandria Crary.

Alyssa Schoepp completes a move on the balance beam Saturday.

Avery Thompson competes in the floor exercise Saturday at Dodgeville.

Fisher qualifies for State Meet

This past Saturday, the Prairie du Chien-Fennimore gymnastics team traveled to Dodgeville for the Sectional Meet. 

Wed
23
Feb

PdC-F gymnastics team at Platteville


Alex Crary competes on the balance beam at Platteville. (Photo submitted)

On Feb. 12, the Prairie du Chien/Fennimore gymnastics team traveled to Platteville for a 13-team varsity invitational. 

Wed
23
Feb

Big first half propels Hornets past Royals


Seneca’s Ashton Swanson goes up strong and rips down a rebound. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

The Hornets’ Ethan Klema (0) and Seth Bunders (30) play tough defense against the Royals’ Kadin Wallin.

Wauzeka-Steuben built a big lead in the first half and increased it by 2 points in the second half to defeat visiting Seneca in a boys basketball showdown in the Ridge and Valley Conference Friday night. 

Wed
23
Feb

Blackhawks qualify seven for State Individual Tournament


Individual state qualifiers from Prairie du Chien include, front row: Luke Kramer (145#), Drew Hird (138#), and Rhett Koenig (132#). Back row: Blake Thiry (195#), Ryder Koenig (126#), Brogan Brewer (170#), and Maddox Cejka (152#).

Luke Kramer looks to hit a reversal against his Monroe opponent at the individual sectional Feb. 19 at Richland Center.

Maddox Cejka sprawls on his opponent’s shot attempt at the Richland Center Sectional Saturday.

Rhett Koenig looks to “shake” his Brodhead Juda opponent for an escape.

Blake Thiry has a cradle locked for a near fall against his Delavan-Darien opponent in Richland Center Saturday.

Drew Hird has an arm bar locked just before pressuring his opponent’s hips down to get near fall points at Richland Center Feb. 19.

Brogan Brewer covers his Mauston/Necedah opponent as the official starts a period during individual sectional competition.

Ryder Koenig scores near fall points against his Lodi opponent Saturday at the individual sectional at Richland Center.

The Prairie du Chien Blackhawk wrestling team is advancing seven individuals to the 2022 State Tournament to be held in Madison from Feb. 24-26.

Thu
17
Feb

PdC-F gymnastics team at Platteville Invitational


Alex Crary competes on the balance beam at Platteville. (Photo submitted)

On Feb. 12, the Prairie du Chien/Fennimore gymnastics team traveled to Platteville for a 13-team varsity invitational. 

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