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Prairie wrestling team is regional champion

Members of the Prairie du Chien wrestling team pose with their hardware at Saturday’s WIAA D2 Regional, which was hosted by Prairie du Chien in the Fieldhouse. Ten members of the team advanced to this Saturday’s WIAA D2 Sectional, hosted by Richland Center, with the opportunity to advance to the WIAA State Tournament.

Ryder Koenig uses his legs for a guillotine to score near fall points against his River Valley opponent in the finals. Koenig would go on to score a 10-0 major decision.

On Saturday, Feb. 12, the WIAA Wrestling Tournament series started in the state of Wisconsin. Prairie du Chien was host for a WIAA Division 2 Regional, with seven teams competing for a crown. 


Prairie du Chien wrestling team headed to Team State Tournament

Members of the Prairie du Chien High School wrestling team are, front row: Manager Gabey Lenzendorf, Austin Vogt, Drew Hird, Drake Ingham, Mason Ihde, Bryce Lenzendorf, Aydan Ihde, Rhett Koenig, and Manager Sheyenne Ronnfeldt. Row 2: Ryder Koenig, Jackson Perkins, Connor Olson, Brogan Brewer, Kurt Wall, Mason Baumgartner, Luke Kramer, and Maddox Cejka. Row 3: Coach Cory Koenig, Coach Jake Heuston, Head Coach Mike Rogge, Coach Kevin Lenzendorf, and Coach Bradyn Saint. Row 4: Blake Thiry, Cole Halverson, Ty Wagner, Dylan Wright, Alex Gibbs, Jack MacEachern, Jeremiah Avery, and Byrce Priebe. (Photo by Lindsey Ludvik Photography)

For the third consecutive year, the PDC Blackhawk Wrestling Team has qualified for the WIAA D2 Team State tournament. The Hawks, via their Regional Championship on Saturday, travelled to River Valley Tuesday evening for Team Sectionals with a berth to the Team State tournament on the line. Qualifying for State this year would be no small task, as the semifinals matched #5 ranked PDC vs. #6 ranked Lodi. These two teams met a few weeks ago in a dual, with Lodi prevailing with a 35-33 win. Both teams have several highly ranked individuals and returning State Placewinners/Qualifiers.


Prairie boys win three games

On Friday night, 2/4, the Prairie du Chien boys basketball team hosted the Platteville Hillmen for an important conference matchup. The Hawks jumped out to a 5-0 lead to start the game and continued to lead for the entire game behind their stringent defense and by valuing the ball on offense. Scoring was limited as PDC held the Hillmen to 25% shooting from the field as well as 21% from the 3 thanks in part to their improved zone defense. Offensively, the Hawks showed patience running their swing offense to hold their lead and build on it in the second half. The Hawks won the contest 59-45 for their second win in conference behind a very impressive 23/25 from the free throw line.


PdC-F gymnasts host Southwestern

On junior varsity floor exercise, Alexandria Crary finished first with a season high score of 7.9.

Jasmine Olmstead does a nice jump on the balance beam.

On Monday night, the PDC/Fennimore gymnastics team hosted their last conference dual against Southwestern Co-op. Southwestern Co-op came in first with a score of 129.575 and PDC/Fenn was second with a score of 125.675. 


Krahn breaks school career scoring record

Michele (Kozelka) Pattison, left, stands alongside Lily Krahn, center, and Coach Paula Shedivy during halftime of the boys basketball game Friday night, Feb. 4. Lily broke Michele’s 36-year-old career school scoring record on Jan. 28 versus Dodgeville. (Photo submitted)

Lily Krahn, the daughter of Ray and April Krahn, was honored at halftime of the Prairie du Chien boys basketball game in the fieldhouse on Feb. 4. 


Hawks fifth at Clash

Maddox Cejka scrambles from a high pod just before a two-point takedown against his Iowa Grant/Highland opponent in the semifinals. Cejka would go on to a second-place finish.

Rhett Koenig locks up a double arm bar against his Mineral Point opponent in the semifinals. Koenig would go on to win by major decision 10-2 en route to a first-place finish.

On Saturday Prairie du Chien hosted their first ever SWC/SWAL Clash wrestling tournament. In recent history, this tournament has rotated back and forth between Richland Center and Mineral Point. However, with the building of the Fieldhouse, the increased capacity made it possible for PDC to join the rotation. 


River Ridge hosts Ridge and Valley Wrestling Meet

Thomas Sprosty of North Crawford-Seneca gains control of his opponent from Pecatonica-Argyle Friday evening at River Ridge. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Jaren Grimsled of North Crawford-Seneca gets ready to engage his 106-pound opponent from Pecatonica-Argyle.

River Ridge’s Levi Wehrle tries to turn his Ithaca-Weston opponent.

Jordan Parker of River Ridge looks to make a move.

The Timberwolves' Owen Wagner eyes his Ithaca-Weston opponent.

Avery Morrow of River Ridge squares off against his Ithaca-Weston opponent Friday night.

Jayden Barragan of River Ridge fights for control Friday night.

Owen Callahan of the Timberwolves tries to fight off a single leg takedown attempt.

River Ridge hosted the Ridge and Valley Conference Wrestling Meet on Friday afternoon, Jan. 28. Ithaca/Weston won the meet. De Soto was second. Pecatonica/Argyle was third. Kickapoo/La Farge took fourth. River Ridge was fifth and North Crawford/Seneca was sixth.

Round 1


Dodgers defeat Hawks

Tyler Harris scores on a short jumper for Prairie du Chien Thursday night versus visiting Dodgeville. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

The Blackhawks’ Max Amundson makes a pass into the lane.

Prairie’s Justice Olmstead scores down low against visiting Dodgeville.

Dodgeville defeated host Prairie du Chien 66-61 in an SWC boys basketball matchup Thursday night, Jan. 27.

The Dodgers took the first half 37-28, but the Blackhawks outscored the Dodgers 33-29 in the second half. 


Prairie wrestlers second at Lodi Duals

Luke Kramer turns his Lodi opponent with a double arm bar. Kramer would go on to win by technical fall 15-0.

On Saturday, Jan. 29, the Prairie du Chien wrestlers traveled to Lodi for a dual team round robin tournament. The tournament was very competitive, with two D1 teams, and three ranked D2 teams. 


Gymnasts at Hazel Green Invitational

Madilyn Fisher does a jump during her floor exercise at Hazel Green.

This past weekend, the PDC/Fennimore gymnastics team traveled to Hazel Green for an eight-team JV and varity invitational.