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PdC Special Olympics basketball take regionals

PdC Special Olympics team pictured after their win in Verona on March 5 (l-r) Damon West, Kevin Thein (back), Brett Kramer, Ashton Graham (back), Tyler Henry (back), Sara Ragels, Aiden Knight, Matt Chase, Justin Miller, Ole Peterson (Contributed photo)

The PdC Special Olympics team played in Verona Regional Tournament on March 5 taking first place to move on to Sectionals in Stevens Point on March 18.  The Blackhawks won their first game 47-20. In the second game the was won by a blowout at 41-20.


Blackhawk wrestlers earn fourth SWC Championship

The PDC Wrestling Team shows off their hardware after winning the SWC Duals on Saturday. The wins earned the Hawks the SWC Conference Title, something they have done four years in a row! (Contributed photo)

On Saturday, the PDC Blackhawk wrestlers traveled to Dodgeville for the SWC Duals. The format for the tournament is round robin, with every team in the conference wrestling each other once. The #1 ranked Hawks would go 5-0 on the day earning a SWC Championship. The dual wins moves the Hawks overall record to 25-4 on the season.
PDC 56, River Valley 9. Led by falls from Porter Kossman, Luke Kramer, Brogan Brewer, and Blake Thiry, the Hawks would only lose two matches against River Valley. Rhett Koenig had a technical fall and Mason Hird a major decision. In a matchup of ranked wrestlers, Ryder Koenig would earn a 3-1 decision over his River Valley opponent.
PDC 61, Belmont/Platteville 15. The Hawks would get falls from Rhett Koenig, Luke Kramer, Jack MacEachern, and Blake Thiry. The Hawks would win big, and only lose two matches in the dual. Porter Kossman had a major decision as well.


Blackhawk wrestlers place third in Division 3 at Bi-State Classic

Blake Thiry takes on Hayden VanderVoot from Hutchinson/Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart wrestling to take his overall third place at the Bi-State tournament. (Photo by Nate Beier)

Blackhawk wrestlers who placed at the Bi-State Classic: Blake Thiry (third at 195 pounds), Jeremiah Avery (sixth at 160 pounds), Luke Kramer (third at 152 pounds), and Rhett Koenig (second at 138 pounds). (Contributed photo)

By A.J. Gates, Grant County Herald Independent



Blackhawk wrestling team wins the Howard/Manley duals in East Troy

On Saturday, December 3rd the #1 ranked in the State PDC wrestling Blackhawks traveled to East Troy to open up their season in the Howard/Manley duals. East Troy is a 12 team tournament, split into three pools to determine advancement. PDC would open with Kenosha Indian Trail and open with a big 63-12 win. Recording pins were Rhett Koenig, Drew Hird, Brogan Brewer, Jack Simmons, and Mason Ihde. The Hawks would take on Waterford in round two. It would be much of the same, as the Hawks would prevail 63-6. Getting pins for the Hawks were Drew Hird, Luke Kramer, Jeremiah Avery, Maddox Cejka, Brogan Brewer, and Blake Thiry.


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.