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Seneca Versus Wauzeka-Steuben

Seneca’s Liv Swanson skies for the spike against host Wauzeka-Steuben. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Wauzeka-Steuben’s Amari McCarthy pops the ball over Seneca’s Erin Sime in Ridge and Valley action Monday night.

Seneca’s Erin Sime hits the ball to the Wauzeka-Steuben side as Emily Garfoot (4) gets ready.

The Hornets’ Tatem Baures slams the ball back to Seneca during the first game.

Erin Sime of Seneca (3) hits the ball back to Allison Oswald (6) and Molly Heisz (1) of Wauzeka-Steuben Monday night.


Seneca sweeps Wauzeka-Steuben

The Seneca volleyball team defeated host Wauzeka-Steuben three games to none in a Ridge and Valley contest Monday night. 

Seneca has a 6-2 overall record and a 3-0 conference record. Wauzeka-Steuben is 2-7 overall and 2-4 in the Ridge and Valley. 

Wauzeka-Steuben will travel to Kickapoo on Sept. 29. Seneca will travel to De Soto on Sept. 29.


River Ridge Football

Blake Crubel (26) of River Ridge spins away from a would be tackler Friday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

The Timberwolves’ Brett Moravits gets to the outside for good yardage against the Miners.

Four River Ridge defenders make a tackle during Homecoming Friday night.

Tyler Millin (21) of River Ridge follows the blocking of Camron Mish (76) against Shullsburg.

The Timberwolves’ Ryan Redman stands the ballcarrier up and then takes him down.

Amiel Guerrero and another River Ridge defender make a tackle against Shullsburg.

River Ridge’s Cole Crubel looks for the receiver to break open Friday night.


Miners top 


Shullsburg spoiled River Ridge’s Homecoming 51-13 in a Six Rivers football game Friday night in Bloomington. 

The Miners scored 22 points in the first quarter, including a 3-yard touchdown run, a 7-yard TD pass and 2-point play, and a 27-yard TD run and 2-point run to take a 22-0 lead. 


Prairie Volleyball

Alexis Nolan of Prairie du Chien goes up for the block. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Brytta Sagedahl battles at the net against Katie Valeria of Dodgeville Tuesday night.

Kylee Weber pounds the ball back to the Dodgeville side while Caitlin Pattison (6) gets ready.

Emily Groom hits the ball past Katie Valeria of Dodgeville Tuesday night in SWC action.



defeat Lady Hawks

The Prairie du Chien Blackhawks took on Dodgeville Tuesday night for Parents’ Night.  

The freshmen-sophomore team won the first set, really coming together as a team.  Then they lost the next two.   The varsity reserve went 3-0 over Dodgeville, showing great teamwork.  


Prairie du Chien Golf

Prairie du Chien’s Molly Peterson chips onto the first green at Prairie du Chien Country Club Thursday afternoon. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Mackenzie Maguire hits her approach shot to the first green Thursday against Darlington at Prairie du Chien Country Club.


PdC golfers 

host Darlington

The Lady Hawks Golf Team lost to Darington on Thursday in a dual at Prairie du Chien Country Club by a score of 200-224.  

Gabby Ritchie (49) and Macy Sander (73) had their best rounds of the year. Taylor Hendrickson also shot 49, Mackenzie Maguire added a 53 and Molly Peterson a 79.  


PdC Cross Country

Prairie’s Blake Bartels runs on Parents and Senior Night.

Madalyn Roche and Allison Riebe run side by side Thursday. (Photos by Rose Ziel)


Prairie hosts 

unusual and fun 

cross country meet

The Prairie du Chien Cross Country team competed with Platteville on Thursday night at La Riviere Park.  

Instead of running against each other, runners from both teams were mixed into three separate teams: the Lead Miners, Prairie Dogs, and Voyagers.   


SWS Homecoming Game

The Blue-Golds’ Braden Folbrecht drops back to pass and hits Nick Payne for a 13-yard touchdown in the second quarter against visiting Kickapoo-La Farge Friday night during Wauzeka-Steuben’s Homecoming game. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Nick Payne hauls in a 13-yard scoring strike from Braden Folbrecht.

Three SWS defenders tackle the Kickapoo-La Farge ballcarrier Friday night.

The Blue-Golds’ Noah Allan fights for extra yardage against Kickapoo-La Farge.


SWS beats Kickapoo-La Farge for Homecoming

Seneca/Wauzeka-Steuben beat Kickapoo-La Farge 41-8 at Wauzeka-Steuben’s Homecoming Friday night. 

Noah Allan scored on a 14-yard run and the 2-point conversion was good to give SWS an 8-0 lead in the first quarter. 

Allan scored on a 55-yard run as the Blue-Golds went ahead 14-0 in the opening period. 


Prairie du Chien Soccer

Prairie’s Andrew Waller (24) takes the ball away from the Dodgeville player Tuesday. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Weston Hill of Prairie du Chien looks to pass Tuesday against Dodgeville-Mineral Point.

The Blackhawks’ Nolan Stram (12) moves in to defend on a soggy Bluff View pitch Tuesday.

Prairie’s Evan Teynor (4) battles for control of the ball.

Soccer team suffers
first loss of season
The Prairie du Chien boys soccer team hosted Dodgeville/Mineral Point United Tuesday night in a Southwest Wisconsin Conference confrontation.
The strong, well-matched teams played hard and fast on the soggy and soupy Bluff View field with both teams having multiple scoring opportunities through the first half, all denied by an effective defensive opposition. The first 45 minutes ended scoreless.
Tuesday was Parents Night, so at half the Blackhawks welcomed, thanked, introduced and recognized their extremely supportive parents.
The battle continued in the second half with injuries and fatigue starting to take its toll on the teams. It wasn’t until the 33rd minute that Dodgeville found a chink in the Prairie defensive armor and slipped a goal in just off left post.


PdC Cross Country

Ella Hein, Amber Huser and Faith Dillman run together. (Photo by Kathleen Hein)


Girls compete well at River 

Valley Blackhawk Invitational, 

PdC home meet also a success

The Prairie du Chien cross country team competed in the River Valley Blackhawk Invitational on Saturday. The Blackhawk Invitational was a huge meet with 41 schools and more than 1,600 runners.  


Prairie Football

Prairie du Chien’s Dylan Yeomans gets in the clear and heads for the end zone for a touchdown in the first quarter on a rainy Friday night against visiting Arcadia. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Dylan Yeomans completes his first-quarter touchdown run.

Prairie's Eric Nolan (56) moves in on the Arcadia runningback.

Owen Feye (66) and Ethan Swiggum (5) team up to bring down the Arcadia ballcarrier.

Jacob Mallat slips past an Arcadia defender for a good gain Friday night.

Milwaukee Bucks rookie Thon Maker, 19, enjoys taking a selfie with a group of young fans at the Prairie du Chien football game Friday night. “I’m happy to be with the Bucks and to be able to see different parts of Wisconsin,” said the 7-1 Maker who is part of the Bucks “Own the Future” statewide tour, which also features the team’s mascot Bango, the Milwaukee Bucks Dancers and other entertainers. Maker was born in Sudan and moved to Australia at age 5.


Arcadia defeats 

Prairie du Chien

By Zach Mara


The Prairie du Chien Blackhawks ended nonconference play with a 20-7 loss to the visiting Arcadia Raiders. The wet, rainy Friday night could not stop the Hawks’ (2-2) pregame festivities, including Parents’ Night and Milwaukee Bucks’ draft pick Thon Maker signing autographs.


Prairie du Chien Cross Country

Nicole Steiber and Allison Riebe run in the Westby Invitational on Tuesday, Sept. 6. (Photos courtesy of Kathleen Hein)

Jayce Sexton (left) and Blake Bartels run for Prairie du Chien at Darlington on Saturday.


Prairie cross country does well

The girls’ and boys’ Prairie du Chien cross country teams competed well in their first meet at Darlington on Saturday despite the fact that it was the first race ever for much of the young team.