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Full strength PdC-RR-S wins first match of season

PdC-RR-S controlled the ball at the Driftless United end for much of the match.

Prairie’s Jackson Smelzer (7) tries to get the ball away from the Driftless United player Friday evening.

Aiden Toberman pushes towards the goal against Driftless United.

Trystan Nesvold and Lance Koresh (18) defend. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

By Ted Pennekamp



Seneca girls beat Kickapoo

Lucy Manning of Seneca (5) blocks the ball. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Seneca’s Jorja Clark (#14) and Lucy Manning (#5) go up for the block attempt.

Kendra Chambers smashes the ball back to Kickapoo Thursday night.

Seneca's Kylie Chambers (#4) and Kendra Chambers (#2) go for a block against Kickapoo.

Kylie Chambers (right) battles at the net for Seneca.

Seneca swept visiting Kickapoo three games to none in a Ridge and Valley Conference volleyball match on Oct. 13. 

The Royals improved to 19-2 on the season and 14-0 in the conference.


Prairie du Chien beats Brodhead-Juda

Prairie’s Blake Thiry fights for extra yardage after the catch against Brodhead-Juda Friday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Max Schneider (64) moves in for the tackle against Brodhead-Juda Friday night.

Ty Wagner hurdles a defender Friday night versus Brodhead-Juda.

Maddox Cejka has plenty of time to look at all of his options downfield.

Rhett Koenig fights for extra yardage for a good gain.

Blackhawks win conference title

Prairie du Chien came out on top 30-21 in a tough SWS football game against visiting Brodhead-Juda Friday night at John C. Mulrooney Field. 


Seneca, River Ridge, WS runners at Kickapoo

Rylan Linder of River Ridge negotiates the Kickapoo course. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Jessica Patterson of River Ridge took 14th.

Seneca’s Jaren Grimsled rounds a bend at Kickapoo.

Brett Wagner of Wauzeka-Steuben races down a hill Thursday, Sept. 29.

Julius Cooley runs along a flat part of the Kickapoo course Sept. 29.

Madison Walz and Emma Udelhoven of Wauzeka-Steuben run past a pole.

Wauzeka-Steuben, River Ridge and Seneca were among the numerous teams competing in the Kickapoo-La Farge Invitational cross country meet on Sept. 29. 

Isabella Bunders of Wauzeka-Steuben was 11th in 22:27.7. 


Prairie girls beat Platteville

Lindsey Nolan (17) battles at the net as Greenlee Krahn (4) gets ready against visiting Platteville Thursday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Lindsey Nolan hits the ball to the Platteville side in the Prairie du Chien Fieldhouse in SWC action.

Prairie’s Makenna Forde (14) smashes the ball back to Platteville on Pink Night in the Prairie du Chien Fieldhouse Thursday night, Sept. 22.

Prairie du Chien beat visiting Platteville three games to one in an SWC volleyball match on Thursday, Sept. 22 on Pink Night. 

Platteville won the first set, and then Prairie took the next three to claim the match victory. 


Prairie wins Homecoming game

Prairie’s Kurt Wall begins a 46-yard touchdown run against visiting River Valley in Prairie’s Homecoming game Friday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Kurt Wall heads to the end zone on a 46-yard touchdown run.

The Prairie du Chien defense makes the tackle and almost causes a fumble against River Valley Friday night.

Hunter Straka goes on a 38-yard punt return for Prairie du Chien.

Rhett Koenig gets to the outside for a 10-yard touchdown run to the left corner of the end zone.

Prairie du Chien won their homecoming football game against visiting River Valley 53-14 Friday night, Sept. 23. 

Kurt Wall got things going for Prairie du Chien with a 46-yard touchdown run with 9:02 to go in the first quarter and the PAT was good as Prairie took a 7-0 lead. 


Prairie du Chien Homecoming Court

The Prairie du Chien High School Homecoming Court is, front row: Shelby Wall, Payton Key, Karina Sepe, Josie Fuller, Kate Mitchell, and Madison Baumgartner. Back row: Tanner Kohler, Kurtis Everson, Mason Ihde, Creighton Groom, and Adrick Nemec. David Riniker is not pictured. The Prairie du Chien Homecoming Football Game is on Friday, Sept. 23 against River Valley. It is also Parents’ Night. (Photo submitted)

Prairie blanks Center

Ty Wagner gets past a Richland Center defender for a big gain Friday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Joey Xiya (45) makes the tackle and forces a fumble versus the Hornets.

Maddox Cejka gets good protection from the offensive line as he unleashes a pass into the end zone in second-quarter action.

Prairie du Chien blanked visiting Richland Center 43-0 in an SWC football game Friday night, Sept. 9. 

Ty Wagner scored on a 2-yard run with 6:24 to play in the first quarter and the PAT was good as the Blackhawks led 7-0. 


Prairie du Chien volleyball at Platteville

Ashlyn Knapp digs the ball up for Prairie du Chien.

Lindsey Nolan (10) of Prairie du Chien battles at the net versus Platteville. (Photos by Jason Nihles)

Ashlyn Knapp makes a nice set-up for her teammate against Platteville.

Scout Hall gets a good dig as Mea Doll gets ready against the Hillwomen.

Platteville defeated visiting Prairie du Chien three games to none on Sept. 1 in Southwest Wisconsin Conference action. 

The Hillwomen defeated the Lady Hawks 25-10, 25-17 and 25-12. 


Prairie cross country running well, new PRs

Bryce Priebe and Joseph Kramer compete at MFL Mar Mac for Prairie du Chien. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

Malachi Ames cruises along.

Sam Kramer of Prairie du Chien runs in the MFL Mar Mac Meet on Sept. 1.

Prairie’s Tannah Radloff runs up a hill at the MFL Mar Mac cross country meet.

On Aug. 30, there was a cross country meet at Wauzeka-Steuben.

 For Prairie du Chien, Allie Mathies ran a nice race and picked up 5th place and Kate Gebhard picked up 8th place to medal. Sadie Torgerson finished in 12th place on the night.