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Wauzeka-Steuben Cross Country

The Wauzeka-Steuben High School cross country team is, back row: Assistant Coach Dean Zimmerman, Drew Zimmerman, Trent McCullick, Patrick Marfilius, Head Coach Kim Zimmerman, Malte Mewes, Jacob Pitzer, Adam Martin and Assistant Coach Bill Marfilius. Front row: Zach Lomen, Jacob Reichmann, John Deegan, Ryan Beers, Cherish Marfilius, Hunter Marfilius, Chris Reising, Gabe Martin and Tyler Walters. Not pictured are Molly Asleson and Rosemarie Cooley.

Members of the Middle School cross country team include, back row: Assistant Coach Dean Zimmerman, Head Coach Kim Zimmerman and Assistant Coach Dean Zimmerman. Front row: Tamara Marfilius, Emma Kapinus, Amity Lehman, Jordan McCarthy and Lucas Kramer.


Strong showing by Hornet runners at sectional

The Wauzeka-Steuben Hornets cross country team had a strong showing at the Division 3 Sectional Championship Meet at Fennimore on Saturday, Oct. 22.

The Hornets ran at Fennimore earlier this season at the Golden Eagle Relays so they were familiar with the course. The WSHS coaches challenged their runners to improve on their earlier Fennimore course times by 30 to 60 seconds and most of the athletes were up to the challenge.


River Ridge Ends Season

Grace Mergen (15) and Skylar White (9) go up for the block against Southwestern. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

River Ridge’s Taylor Langmeier slams one to Southwestern Thursday night as Karli Jandro (31) and Rachael Herrick (7) get ready.

Lexi Harper of River Ridge hits the ball to the Southwestern side Thursday night.


Southwestern stops River Ridge

Southwestern defeated host River Ridge in a Division 4 Regional Semifinal volleyball match Thursday night. Southwestern won by scores of 25-21, 25-18, 20-25 and 25-22.

Stats for River Ridge were as follows:

Kills - Taylor Langmeier 20, Skylar White 16


Soccer Team Wins Regional

Clayton DuCharme battles for control against Racine Lutheran Thursday at the Bluff View pitch. (Photos by Rose Ziel)

Evan Teynor heads the ball versus Kenosha on Saturday.

Prairie’s Jack Stoeffler fights for the ball against Kenosha St. Joseph Saturday afternoon.


Prairie soccer team takes Regional Championship

The Prairie du Chien boys soccer team won the WIAA Division 4 Sectional 3 Regional with victories over the Racine Lutheran Crusaders and the Kenosha St. Joseph’s Lancers.

On Thursday, the Blackhawks hosted Racine Lutheran in the first round of regional competition. Prairie dominated play for most of the game, scoring four times in the first half. 


Seneca Wins

Olivia Payne (10) of Seneca steers the ball to the right of the Riverdale defenders Tuesday night in Division 4 Regional volleyball action. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Seneca’s Liv Swanson (1) battles at the net against visiting Riverdale Tuesday night.



sweeps Riverdale

Top seeded Seneca swept visiting eighth-seeded Riverdale three games to none in Division 4 Regional volleyball Tuesday night. 

Seneca won by scores of 25-18, 25-9 and 25-18 to advance in the playoffs. They will host No. 4 Ithaca on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the regional semifinal.


Seneca Wins Ridge and Valley

The Seneca volleyball team is jubilant after winning the Ridge and Valley Conference championship Thursday night. (Photos by Sandy Connors)

The Seneca team proudly hoists the Conference Championship Trophy high.


Seneca wins Ridge and Valley title

Seneca swept visiting Wauzeka-Steuben three games to none in a Ridge and Valley volleyball match Thursday night. 

The victory secured the conference championship for the Seneca girls who improved to 11-0 on the season and 7-0 in conference action. 

Wauzeka-Steuben fell to 3-10 overall and 3-4 in the Ridge and Valley. 


Cross Country at Conference

Magnus Goltermann of Prairie du Chien runs at River Valley Thursday afternoon. (Photo by Kathleen Hein)

Collin Seeley competes at the SWC Meet Thursday at River Valley.


Prairie cross 

country runs at 

Conference Meet

The Prairie du Chien Cross Country team competed well at the Southwest Wisconsin Conference meet at River Valley Thursday afternoon. The girls’ team placed fourth and the boys’ team sixth in the very competitive conference.  


Soccer Wins Title

Evan Teynor gets ready for the pass from Nathaniel Oehler. (Photos by Rose Ziel)

Tanner Bollman jostles with a River Valley player Thursday evening.

Nolan Stram of Prairie du Chien gets ahead of the River Valley player Thursday.



takes SWC title

The Prairie du Chien Blackhawk soccer team captured the Southwest Wisconsin Conference title on Thursday night with a decisive 6-0 victory over River Valley.  

It was the final regular season game with special recognition to the seniors.  


River Ridge Volleyball

River Ridge’s Skylar White smashes the ball past Grace Morgan of Potosi Tuesday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Grace Mergen finesses the ball over to the Potosi side in the first game Tuesday night.

Rachael Herrick deftly pops the ball past the Potosi defender.

Skylar White (9) and Lexi Harper (6) go up for the block in first-game action.

River Ridge’s Taylor Langmeier pounds a winner against visiting Potosi.

Karli Jandro of River Ridge makes a good return against Potosi in the second game.


River Ridge 

girls beat Potosi

The River Ridge volleyball team hosted Potosi Tuesday night and won with scores of 25-20, 21-25, 25-22, and 25-18. It was Senior Night for River Ridge.

Stats include:

 Kills - Taylor Langmeier 21, Skylar White 17


Prairie Homecoming

Ethan Swiggum (5) and Eric Nolan (56) make the stop Friday night.

Prairie’s Tyler Smock (13) goes for the open field tackle against Richland Center.

Dylan Yeomans gets the ball over the goal line to complete a 2-yard TD run in the first quarter.

Dominic Wright clears the way for a 2-yard touchdown run by Dylan Yeomans.

Dominic Wright (22) and Stephan Ronnfeldt (76) lead the way for Ethan Swiggum (5).

Prairie’s Gavin Gillitzer makes a tackle near the sideline against visiting Richland Center Friday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie du Chien’s offensive line seals off the Richland Center defense on this run by Dylan Yeomans in the Prairie du Chien Homecoming game Friday night.


Hawks win 


By Zach Mara


Friday night was the Prairie du Chien Homecoming game, and the Blackhawks (3-5, 1-3) hosted the Richland Center Hornets. 


Prairie du Chien Soccer

Prairie’s Nathaniel Oehler attempts to get past a Dodgeville player. (Photos by Rose Ziel)

Prairie du Chien’s Mark Welter heads the ball upfield against visiting Dodgeville Monday afternoon at Bluff View.

Chas Sagedahl of Prairie du Chien gets his kicks against Dodgeville Monday.

The Blackhawks’ goalie Wesley Schwager makes a save Monday afternoon.

Andrew Waller blasts the ball far to gain good field position.

Blake Garcia of Prairie du Chien battles for control Monday at Bluff View.


PdC soccer team beats Dodgeville

The Prairie du Chien boys soccer team hosted Dodgeville Monday night on the Bluff View pitch.  

The teams had split their first two meetings making the match a must win for the Blackhawks to stay in the SWC lead.  

Prairie took a quick lead at 9:37 when Jon Dyer found Jack Stoeffler open on the left side and a quick tap gave PdC a the first score.