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PdC girls win

Prairie du Chien got good looks at the basket throughout the contest.

The Lady Blackhawks’ Hope Meyer drives the lane for a lay-up.

Faith Dillman (34) fights for a rebound against Fennimore Friday night.

Prairie du Chien’s Hope Meyer looks for a cutting teammate versus Fennimore.

Prairie’s Lindsey Nicholson drives the lane and dishes off against visiting Fennimore Friday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie’s McKenna Keeney grabs a loose ball under Prairie’s basket in first half action.


Prairie girls 

beat Fennimore

Prairie du Chien defeated visiting Fennimore 42-31 in a nonconference girls basketball game Friday night. 

Prairie took the first half 22-16 and the second half 20-15 to earn the victory. 

Prairie du Chien is now 1-0 on the season, while Fennimore dropped to 0-2.


‘From the Maroons to the Hawks’

Derick Kelly’s new book showcases Prairie du Chien High School athletic history and records.

New book by local author a must read for Prairie du Chien sports fans

By Ted Pennekamp


A Prairie du Chien High School graduate, Derick Kelly, has written a book about the athletic history of his alma mater.


Seneca Volleyball

The Seneca girls rock the house after winning a point at the State Volleyball Tournament Friday at the Resch Center in Green Bay. (Photos by Sandy Connors)

Seneca’s Becky Trautsch sets the ball up for a teammate.

Emily Garfoot pounds the ball to Newman Catholic at the state tournament.

Liv Swanson goes high for the spike against Newman Catholic Friday morning.


Seneca girls 

show dignity, pride

By Ted Pennekamp


The Seneca girls volleyball team ended a fine season Friday at the State Volleyball Tournament at the Resch Center in Green Bay. 


Seneca Ready For State

Seneca’s Liv Swanson goes high to pound the ball in a match earlier this season. Haley Wall (5) gets ready. Seneca has been using Swanson's spikes in recent practices to prepare for the digging they will need to do at the state tournament. (Courier Press file photo)

Members of the Seneca High School volleyball team pose with the Sectional Trophy in Richland Center on Saturday. The team includes, front row: Emily Garfoot, Haley Wall, Alivia Salinas, Makenna Greene and Hannah Whiteaker. Middle row: Corrina Lenzendorf, Becky Trautsch, Kelsy Ostrander and Helen Clark. Back row: Assistant Coach Susie Garfoot, Assistant Coach Logan Lessard, Erin Sime, Liv Swanson, Michelle Clark, Olivia Payne, Savanna Wallin, Assistant Coach Angie Mabb and Head Coach Dawn Ray. (Photo by Sandy Connors)


Seneca girls excited and ready for state tournament

By Ted Pennekamp


Seneca’s enthusiastic fans will be sure to follow their favorite team at the 44th Annual Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Girls Volleyball State Tournament this upcoming weekend.


PdC Soccer Ends Fine Season

Preston Hendrix (13) tries to gain control of the ball Thursday in Racine.

Prairie du Chien’s Jon Dyer (6) battles against three Prairie School players. (Photos by Mary Stoeffler)

Jack Stoeffler (10) races a Prairie School opponent to the ball Thursday in Racine.

Prairie du Chien goalie Wesley Schwager boots the ball upfield.



School defeats 

Prairie du Chien

The Prairie du Chien High School boys soccer team ended their regular season with a tough 9-0 loss to the 12-time State Finalist, 6-time State Champion, Prairie Hawks of The Prairie School at Wind Point Thursday night. 


Huser Does Well at State

Amber Huser flies past spectators at the State Meet. (Photos by Kathleen Hein)

Amber Huser gets a hug from teammate Ella Hein after her race Saturday.

The Prairie du Chien cross country team shows their support with a “Go Amber” sign on their bodies.


Prairie’s Huser 

runs well at State

Amber Huser competed well on Saturday at the WIAA State Cross Country Championships in Wisconsin Rapids to finish in 26th place out of 152 girls competing in the Division II race.

She got out with the front pack and then settled into a nice steady pace. The entire boys’ and girls’ Prairie du Chien cross country teams traveled with Huser to Wisconsin Rapids to cheer her on.  


Seneca to State

Liv Swanson spikes the ball against Benton Thursday night. (Photos by Sandy Connors)

Michelle Clark denies the Bangor spike Saturday.

The Seneca volleyball team poses with the Sectional Trophy.

Members of the Seneca High School volleyball team jump for joy as coach Dawn Ray hoists the Sectional Championship trophy high.


Seneca volleyball team 

heads to State Tournament

By Ted Pennekamp



Antoine Wins

Matt Antoine was pleased with his start times at the USA Skeleton National Team Trials.


Antoine victorious at Skeleton National Team Trials

Matt Antoine of Prairie du Chien won day two of USA Skeleton National Team Trials at Mount Van Hoevenberg on Oct. 24. The series will move on to Park City, Utah for the final two races before the team is named on Nov. 3.

“There was a lot of shuffling around for positions in day two and it shows the depth of our program,” said USA Skeleton Head Coach Tuffy Latour. “It’s anyone’s game as we head into the second half of races in Park City, and we’re really excited to see who rises to the top.”


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