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Gymnasts host River Valley

Prairie du Chien-Fennimore gymnast Madyson Boxrucker performs on the balance beam Monday on Senior Night in the Bluff View gym. (Photos by Rose Ziel)

Caitlin Nolan completes a difficult dismount from the balance beam.

Jesse Gutknecht balances on one foot during her floor exercise routine Monday night.

PdC-WS Wrestling

Blake Garcia stacks his Dodgeville opponent for the pin. (Photos by Susan Herreid Curtis)

Brendan Fleshner locks up with his opponent looking for a takedown.

Nick Rogge sits back before he looks to score a reversal.


PdC-WS grapplers win over Dodgeville on Senior Night

On Tuesday, Jan. 12, Prairie du Chien played host for a conference dual against a strong Dodgeville team. It was also Senior Night. 

Coach Jason Thiry took a few minutes before the meet to honor and recognize the seniors for all of their time and dedication to the great sport of wrestling. Senior wrestlers are Clayton Beers, Peyton Hall, Brendan Fleshner, and Tyler Cota. Senior managers are Kelsey Hebel and Vanessa Wright. 


PdC Gymnastics Team

Caitlin Nolan of the Prairie du Chien-Fennimore gymnastics team performs on the balance beam against visiting Southwestern Monday night in the Bluff View gym.

Jesse Gutknecht of the Prairie du Chien-Fennimore gymnastics team enjoys her uneven parallel bars routine in the Bluff View gym on Parents Night against Southwestern Monday night. (Photos by Rose Ziel)

Madyson Boxrucker competes in the floor exercise Monday night at Bluff View.

Sarah-Kate Kenney performs on the uneven parallel bars Monday night.

River Ridge girls win

Amber Patterson of River Ridge goes up for a shot down low against visiting Shullsburg Thursday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Rachael Herrick (20) of River Ridge battles against McKailah Strang of Shullsburg for a loose ball Thursday night.

Bridgette Myers looks to score against Shullsburg in Western Six Rivers action.

Darion Brooks gets ready to hoist up a 3-pointer against visiting Shullsburg.


River Ridge beats Shullsburg

River Ridge beat visiting Shullsburg 46-36 in a Western Six Rivers girls basketball game Thursday night. 

River Ridge was behind early in the first half but came back to lead at halftime 24-20. River Ridge took the second half 22-16. 

Bridgette Myers paced the Lady Timberwolves with a game high 15 points. Sierra Schier and Amber Patterson each netted 8.


PdC-WS Wrestling

Brendan Fleshner (right) gets started in his 160-pound match. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Stephen Ronnfeldt scores a two-point takedown with a fireman’s carry.

Peyton Hall is in position to secure near fall points after digging out an arm bar.

Reid Koenig controls a wrist before securing a two-point takedown.

Blake Garcia looks to break his opponent down with tight waist arm bar.

Chase Watson (left) tries to gain an advantage in his 113-pound match Tuesday night.

Jeremy Lessard (left) won by fall in 49 seconds in the 285-pound match Tuesday night.


PdC-WS grapplers come from behind to beat Viroqua

On Tuesday evening, Jan. 5, the PdC/WS wrestlers welcomed Viroqua for a nonconference dual meet.  


Blackhawks at Concordia

Chas Sagedahl converts a layup for Prairie du Chien against McDonell Central at the Rick Majerus Wisconsin Basketball Yearbook Shootout, which was played at Concordia University in Mequon Dec. 30. (Photo by Thomas J. McKillen)


McDonell Central nips 

PdC boys

McDonell Central nipped Prairie du Chien 46-44 at Concordia University in Mequon in boys basketball action Dec. 30. 

Prairie led 28-25 at the half but McDonell took the second half 21-16 to edge the Blackhawks in the Rick Majerus Wisconsin Basketball Shootout.

Prairie du Chien is now 6-2 on the season.


PdC-WS at Bi-State

Prairie du Chien/Wauzeka-Steuben’s Peyton Hall tries to defend against a single leg takedown by Baraboo’s Nicholas Pierce in a 195-pound wrestleback. (Photo by Nate Beier)


PdC-WS wrestlers at Bi-State Classic

Beers places seventh, Garcia is twelfth

On Tuesday, Dec. 29 and Wednesday, Dec. 30, the Prairie du Chien grapplers traveled to La Crosse for the 34th Annual Bi-State Classic hosted by Holmen High School at the La Crosse Center. This event puts 58 teams from all divisions together with more than 600 wrestlers from throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota. The Bi-State Classic is one of the toughest holiday tournaments in the midwest. There were 79 wrestlers in the event who competed in the Wisconsin or Minnesota State Tournaments last year; 31 of them were medalists and 8 of them were state champions.


River Ridge Tournament

Caleb Irish goes up for 2 points against defensive pressure down low. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Preston Clark of River Ridge drives down the middle of the lane against Albany Wednesday.

Ben Ertz (0) battles for a loose ball against Albany in the first half Wednesday.

Gavin Steiber looks to pass under the basket.

Isaac White drives against Connor Trow of Albany.

Ty Bloom applies full court pressure against Albany.

River Ridge’s Brett Moravits makes a nifty inside pass against Albany.


River Ridge 

hosts tournament

The River Ridge boys basketball team hosted the River Ridge Tournament in Patch Grove (varsity) and Bloomington (junior varsity) Dec. 30. 

Albany defeated River Ridge 59-31 in the first game in Patch Grove Dec. 30. 

Albany led 33-16 at the half en route to the win.


Prairie du Chien boys win

Prairie’s Connor George looks to pass from under the basket. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Drew Scott goes up for a shot against visiting Onalaska.

Chas Sagedahl (10) looks to score against visiting Onalaska Tuesday night.

Casey Hogenson drives the right baseline in the first half.

Nathan Banasik eyes the basket as he drives the left baseline in first-half action.



over Hilltoppers

Prairie du Chien got off to a bit of a slow start during the first part of the first half Tuesday night but then came alive to take the lead over visiting Onalaska and eventually won the nonconference match-up 59-53. 

The Blackhawks improved to 6-0 on the season with the win. 


Seneca over Wauzeka-Steuben

Seneca and Wauzeka-Steuben players battle for a rebound. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Samantha Groom of Wauzeka-Steuben drives against Alivia Salinas of Seneca.

Tatem Baures of Wauzeka-Steuben drives down the lane while defended by Seneca's Alivia Salinas (2) and Michelle Clark (14).

Samantha Groom of Wauzeka-Steuben gets ready to shoot against Haley Wall of Seneca.

A loose ball draws a crowd in first-half action in Wauzeka Friday night.

Molly Heisz of Wauzeka-Steuben fires up a shot from the middle of the lane Friday night.

Molly Heisz drives the left baseline and scores in the first half.


Seneca edges 


Seneca defeated host Wauzeka-Steuben 41-37 in a Ridge and Valley girls basketball game Friday night.

The score was 20-15 in favor of Seneca at the half. Wauzeka-Steuben outscored Seneca 22-21 in the second half but it wasn’t quite enough as Seneca prevailed.