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River Ridge Baseball

Connor Mumm gets ready to apply the tag on a base stealing attempt by Benton-Shullsburg Monday afternoon. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Gavin Steiber tries to glove the ball on a pickoff attempt at first base versus visiting Benton-Shullsburg Monday afternoon.

River Ridge’s Ryan Redman gets a good jump off of first base versus Benton-Shullsburg.

Blake Crubel is about to unleash an offering to the Benton-Shullsburg batter.


Zephyrs pull away from Timberwolves

Benton-Shullsburg defeated host River Ridge 6-2 in a Western Six Rivers baseball game Monday afternoon in Patch Grove. 

River Ridge took a 2-0 lead after one complete inning. 

Benton scored a run in the top of the second and another in the third to tie the game at 2-2. 


Wauzeka-Steuben girls over Seneca

Wauzeka-Steuben’s Siena Krachey lays down a bunt with teammate Jenna McCarthy on third base. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Seneca catcher Jena Konichek fields the bunt and throws to first base to get the out and prevent the run.

Pitcher Siena Krachey fields a grounder and gets ready to throw to first base for the out.


W-S girls 

edge Seneca

Wauzeka-Steuben edged host Seneca 5-4 in a Ridge and Valley softball game Thursday afternoon. 

Wauzeka-Steuben improved to 6-3 overall and 4-2 in conference play. Seneca dropped to 7-6 on the season and 3-5 in the Ridge and Valley.

Seneca will next travel to Weston on May 8. 


Seneca edges Wauzeka-Steuben

Wauzeka-Steuben catches Seneca’s Mel Hall between third and home Thursday afternoon with the Hornets up 5-4 in the fourth inning. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

The play went on for quite awhile but Wauzeka-Steuben finally got the out and prevented the score. They also got the next two batters out to get out of a bases loaded jam.


Seneca wins 

back and forth 

affair versus 


Seneca and Wauzeka-Steuben traded the lead back-and-forth on Thursday, but eventually Seneca prevailed 9-6 in a Ridge and Valley baseball game. 


Prairie du Chien Baseball

An errant throw goes past third base and Prairie’s Dylan Yeomans heads home for the first run of the game Monday against visiting Cuba City. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie’s Gavin Gillitzer fires in a pitch versus Cuba City Monday afternoon.

Jonathan Dyer takes a good lead off of first base against Cuba City Monday.

The Blackhawks’ Drake Coleman had two hits versus Cuba City, including a double.


Prairie boys 

shut out Cuba City

The Prairie du Chien Blackhawks defeated Cuba City 3-0 on Monday as Gavin Gillitzer, Cory Check and Chas Sagedahl combined to throw a 2-hit shutout at the St. Feriole Island Ballpark.

The Blackhawks collected 6 hits. Drake Coleman and Jon Dyer each had 2 hits including a double by Coleman. Sagedahl also had a double.


Prairie du Chien Softball

Prairie’s Rilee Wikan unleashes a pitch to the Platteville batter. (Photos by Rose Ziel)

Prairie du Chien’s Keye Welch begins her swing.

Jordyn Fisher reaches first base against visiting Platteville Thursday afternoon.

The Lady Hawks’ Hailee Lynn attempts to lay down a bunt versus the visiting Hillwomen Thursday afternoon.


Lady Hawks 

best Hillwomen

The Prairie du Chien Lady Blackhawks defeated visiting Platteville 2-1 for their first win of the season in SWC softball action Thursday.

Rilee Wikan allowed just 4 hits to a tough Platteville team. She threw 7 innings, giving up just 1 run on 4 hits and striking out 6. 


Prairie Relays

Alexis Nolan of Prairie du Chien clears the bar in the high jump at the Prairie Relays Monday afternoon at Prairie du Chien High School. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie’s Amber Huser (right) competes in the 3200 relay at the Prairie Relays Monday.

The Blackhawks’ Weston Hill rounds a curve in the 3200 relay Monday afternoon.

Mitch Luster of Prairie du Chien competes in the triple jump.

Stephen Ronnfeldt gets ready to put the shot at the Prairie Relays.


PdC track team 

hosts Prairie Relays

The Prairie du Chien track and field team hosted their first invitational of the year, the Prairie Relays, on Monday afternoon. Of the 14 teams competing, the boys placed seventh and the girls finished in ninth place. The following athletes placed:

1st: Evan Teynor (300 Hurdles; Personal Record at 42.34)


Prairie Boys Golf

Prairie du Chien’s Hunter Domeier chips up nicely towards the flag on the ninth green Thursday. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Nathan Specht chips to the first green Thursday afternoon.

Jacob Mara hits to the fourth hole Thursday afternoon at Prairie du Chien Country Club.

The Blackhawks’ Sam Peterson lofts a good chip shot onto the fourth green Thursday afternoon at Prairie du Chien Country Club.


Blackhawk golfers host SWC meet

The Blackhawk boys golf team finished fifth out of six teams on Thursday, shooting a team score of 201 in the first leg of conference play at Prairie du Chien Country Club.  

Leading the way for the squad was Sam Peterson with a 43. Evan Boisvert was next with a 48, followed by Collin Seeley (54), Nate Specht (56) and Jaret Semanko (64).


PdC boys golf

Jaret Semanko of Prairie du Chien watches his putt on the 10th green during the Prairie du Chien Quadrangular at Prairie du Chien Country Club Tuesday afternoon. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie du Chien’s Evan Boisvert lofts a chip shot towards the 14th hole.

Prairie’s Nathan Specht hits a bump and run chip onto the 14th green Tuesday.


Prairie golfers 

host quadrangular

The Prairie du Chien boys golf team hosted the Prairie du Chien Quadrangular at Prairie du Chien Country Club Tuesday afternoon. 

Fennimore won the meet with a team total of 193. Richland Center had 201, Prairie du Chien 204 and Cuba City 208.


Prairie Girls Soccer

Sophie Miller (2) of Prairie du Chien battles for control against a La Crosse Central player.

Prairie’s Caitlin Pattison eyes the ball Friday afternoon against La Crosse Central. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Taylor Hendrickson of Prairie du Chien gets ready to pass the ball upfield.

Prairie du Chien’s Caitlin Nolan gets the ball and gets ready to advance.


La Crosse Central 

blanks Prairie girls

La Crosse Central blanked host Prairie du Chien 10-0 on the Bluff View pitch in nonconference girls soccer Friday afternoon.

The Lady Blackhawks are now 0-1 overall. 

Prairie du Chien will next travel to Galena, Ill. on April 11 for another nonconference match.


Seneca over River Ridge

Seneca scores in the second inning versus River Ridge. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

River Ridge gets ready to deliver a pitch as Seneca’s Parker Hagensick leads off.

Andrew Wall leads off of third base for Seneca against River Ridge Tuesday afternoon.


Three pitchers team up as Seneca shuts out River Ridge

Seneca defeated River Ridge 10-0 on Tuesday as three pitchers combined to throw a shutout. Nick Payne struck out Connor Mumm to finish off the game.

Seneca grabbed an early lead.  Seneca scored on a single by Nick Payne, a double by Jared Payne, and a double by Andrew Wall in the first inning.