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Seneca Boys Victorious

The Seneca boys basketball team hoists their Regional Championship trophy as the fans applaud. (Photo by Sandy Connors)

The Regional Champion Seneca boys basketball team is, seated: managers Lucas Kilburg, Brennan Wallin, Evan Payne and Kolton Chambers. Second row: Tanner Hill, Noah Allan, Devin Wallin, Tyler Zach and Cody Ostrander. Back row: Coach David Boland, Kilian Boland, Thomas Johnson, Nick Payne, Jared Payne, Brandy Fernette, Gavin Greene and Coach Al Bark. (Photo by Sandy Connors)




on to 


Top seeded Seneca defeated visiting and fourth seeded Shullsburg 64-54 in a Division 5 Regional final in boys basketball action Saturday night to advance to the Sectional semifinal in Reedsburg on Thursday, March 10 where they will face second seeded Barneveld.


Prairie Boys Advance

Prairie du Chien’s Wesley Schwager looks to score down low against visiting River Valley in a Division 3 Regional semifinal Friday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Jacob Lenzendorf pulls up along the right baseline in first half action.

Connor George scoops up a shot versus River Valley Friday night.


Prairie boys 

beat River Valley

Prairie du Chien met River Valley for the third time this season in Division 3 Regional boys basketball action Friday night and expected a very physical game after defeating River Valley twice during the regular season.  

The Hawks opened up the game with a 7-0 run with Chas Sagedahl contributing 4 points and Nathan Banasik nailing a 3-pointer before River Valley had to burn a time-out. 


Prairie Girls End Season

The ball momentarily eludes everyone’s grasp in Baraboo Thursday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Kelly Check (22) goes up for a shot against Platteville Thursday night.


Prairie girls trounce Platteville

The Prairie du Chien Lady Blackhawks clinched an opportunity for the sectional championship by dismantling the Platteville Hillmen 70-52 in a Division 3 sectional semifinal at Baraboo High School Thursday night. 

A close first half was succeeded in the second half by an avalanche of Blackhawk field goals that thwarted any chance of a Hillmen comeback.  


Cheerleaders Are State Champions

The cheerleaders are, front row: Stephanie Elmquist, Lindsey Ohlert, Autumn Kohler and Angela Elmquist. Back row: Paige Severson, Katie Zahara, Allison Lynn, Mariah Slaght and Bree Holler. The team is coached by Kelli Saxe.


Prairie du Chien 

cheerleaders are State Champs

On Saturday, Feb. 27, the Prairie du Chien basketball cheerleaders attended the 2016 WACPC (Wisconsin Association of Cheer/Pom Coaches) State Cheer Championship Competition held at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. The girls had earned the right to compete at the state level after winning the Northern Regional the weekend before in the two divisions they competed in. 


Seneca Boys Advance

Seneca’s Nick Payne gets fouled from behind as he drives to the hoop against visiting Riverdale Tuesday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Jared Payne of Seneca battles for a loose ball in second-half action against Riverdale.

Thomas Johnson scores on a running one-hander against Riverdale.

Kilian Boland runs into some resistance in the lane during second-half action.


Seneca takes 

care of Riverdale

Top seeded Seneca took care of business Tuesday night to dispatch of 16th seeded Riverdale 76-51 in a Division 5 Regional boys basketball game.

Seneca improved to 20-2 on the season. The Indians were Ridge and Valley Conference champions with a 14-0 record. 

Riverdale finished its season with a 1-22 overall record.


Beers Third at State

Clayton Beers locks up a near side cradle which he would use to pin his opponent Saturday morning. (Photos by Susan Herreid Curtis)

Peyton Hall, right, blocks a shot attempt in his preliminary match Thursday night.

Senior Clayton Beers displays his third place medal on the podium Saturday night.


Beers, Hall at State Wrestling Tournament

Prairie du Chien/Wauzeka-Steuben’s Clayton Beers (120#) ended his high school career in style Saturday afternoon at the WIAA State Tournament. The senior was able to win the last match of his career, and while doing it climb the podium to the third place spot. 


Wauzeka-Steuben Boys Basketball

Wauzeka-Steuben’s Connor Stenner looks to pass under the basket Thursday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Isaac Byrne scores from the lane Thursday night.

Drew Zimmerman drives to the hoop in first-half action against visiting Weston.




defeat Hornets

Weston defeated host Wauzeka-Steuben 77-49 in a Ridge and Valley boys basketball game Thursday night. 

Weston’s Trenton Boland led all scorers with 19 points. Ramsey Arneson netted 18 and Marcus Schmitt added 17.


Cheerleaders Are Regional Champs

The Prairie du Chien cheerleaders show their two championship plaques. The cheerleaders are, front row: Autumn Kohler, Lindsey Ohlert, Stephanie Elmquist and Angela Elmquist. Middle row: Mariah Slaght, Katie Zahara and Allison Lynn. Back row: Paige Severson and Bree Holler. The team is coached by Kelli Saxe.


PdC Cheerleaders are 

Regional Champs times 2

On Saturday, Feb. 20, the Prairie du Chien cheerleaders traveled to Waupaca High School to compete in the Wisconsin Association of Cheer and Pom Coaches (WACPC) Northern Regional Cheer Competition. The team competed in two divisions. They earned first place in the Non-Stunt Division and first place in the Division 2 Cheer Dance category, making them the regional champions of both divisions, and allowing them to advance on to state competition.


Seneca Girls End Season

Seneca’s Corrina Lenzendorf drives to the hoop on a break-away Tuesday night against visiting Cassville. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Alivia Salinas applies full court pressure against Cassville.

Jena Konichek goes up for a shot underneath the basket Tuesday night.

Seneca's Alivia Salinas lines up a 3-pointer.



upsets Seneca girls

Ninth seeded Cassville pulled off a mild upset of host and eighth seeded Seneca 47-37 in a Division 5 Regional girls basketball game Tuesday night.

Seneca ended its season with a 15-8 overall record. Seneca had an 11-3 record in the Ridge and Valley Conference to share the conference title with Kickapoo.


Conference Champions

Members of the Conference Champion Prairie du Chien Basketball Team are front row: Manager James Reilly, Manager Ryan Waller and Manager Camryn Knapp. Second row: Andrew Waller, Jack Stoeffler, Cory Check, Jacob Lenzendorf, Connor George, Casey Hogenson and Chas Sagedahl. Back row: Josh Lenzendorf, Nathan Banasik, Wesley Schwager, Jonathan Dyer, Evan Teynor, Tyler Adrian, Zach Neisius, Nick Weber, Ben Baxter and Drew Scott.


Prairie du Chien 

clinches outright SWC title

The Prairie du Chien Blackhawks clinched the SWC Title on Thursday night in Dodgeville with a hard fought win 63-58. The Blackhawks are now 19-2 (9-0 in the Southwest Wisconsin Conference). 

The Blackhawks were led by three players in double figures. Casey Hogenson (Sr) 22 points, Chas Sagedahl (Jr.) 12 points and Connor George (Sr.) 12 points.