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Prairie baseball

Prairie’s Brandon Check crosses the plate in the bottom of the fourth inning against Mount Horeb Wednesday.

Brian McNett of Prairie du Chien heads for home in the bottom of the fourth against Mount Horeb in the regional semifinal.

Prairie’s Casey Hogenson fires in a pitch as the Mound Horeb runner takes a lead off of second base Wednesday afternoon in regional action. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie du Chien first baseman Chas Sagedahl gets ready for the throw on a pick-off attempt against Mount Horeb.



makes hay while the sun shines

Prairie du Chien bested visiting Mount Horeb 7-3 in a Division 2 regional semifinal baseball game Wednesday afternoon.

There were overcast skies and sprinkles early in the contest. The rain came down harder and the game was halted briefly in the third inning. The sun then appeared for much of the rest of the game. 


Area girls at State Track

Wauzeka-Steuben’s Tatem Baures steps ahead of Marathon’s Anna Buchberger during the 3200-meter run at the State Track Meet in La Crosse on Saturday. Baures finished second in the 3200. She took sixth in the 1600 on Friday after fending off Fall Creek’s Emily Jaeger in the final stretch to make the podium. (Photo by Nate Beier)


Two area 

girls compete at 

State Track Meet

Two area high school athletes, Tatem Baures of Wauzeka-Steuben and Sydney Bloom of River Ridge, competed in the State Track Meet in La Crosse June 5-6. 

Bloom, a junior, cleared the opening height of 8-0 to finish 16th in the Girls Division 3 pole vault.


Seneca edges River Ridge

Seneca pinch runner Andrew Wall leads off of first base following a single to left by pitcher Gavin Greene in the second inning. River Ridge first baseman Gavin Steiber defends.

The Timberwolves’ Seth Williams gets ready to unleash a pitch while Seneca's Cody Ostrander takes a lead off of second base in the bottom of the second inning in regional action.

Seneca’s Cody Ostrander crosses the plate ahead of Nate Withey following a triple by Tommy Johnson in the second inning.

Seneca’s Gavin Greene fires in a pitch as River Ridge’s Kirk Martin leads off second in the top of the third inning.

In the third inning, Kirk Martin slides in but is forced out at home on a fielder’s choice off the bat of Joe Hamann. River Ridge scored 2 runs moments later, however, on a throwing error by Seneca to put River Ridge up 3-2.

Seth Williams scores in the top of the third inning to give the Timberwolves a 3-2 lead.



edges River Ridge

Seneca defeated River Ridge 5-3 in regional baseball Tuesday afternoon to advance to the regional semifinal at Cassville Wednesday. 

The Timberwolves ended their season with a 4-22 record. 

River Ridge scored a run in the top of the first inning to take a 1-0 lead. 


Balloons of Remembrance

The Prairie du Chien soccer team and fans take part in a balloon release in honor of former teammate Bridget Achenbach who recently passed away. (Photo submitted)



blanks Prairie du Chien soccer

On Thursday, May 28, the Prairie du Chien girls soccer team celebrated Senior Night. The game was against Platteville/Lancaster with a final score of 5-0. 

It was a beautiful evening for a game. In the first half, goalkeeper Mallory Fulcher had 12 saves to end the half at 3-0. 


Ithaca over Seneca boys

Seneca's Noah Allan gets back to first base on a pick-off attempt by Ithaca.

Seneca's Eric Konichek winds up Thursday against Ithaca.


Bulldogs beat Indians

The Seneca Indians baseball team lost 14-0 to visiting Ithaca on Thursday as Jacob Huebsch allowed one hit over four innings. 

Ithaca easily handled the Indians pitching as six hitters combined for 13 hits, 11 RBIs and 11 runs scored. 

Nick Payne was charged with the loss. He allowed eight runs in two innings, walked two and struck out two. 


Seneca softball season ends

Seneca’s Haley Wall whips a pitch to the Ithaca batter. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Becky Trautsch awaits the ball (upper left corner) as the Ithaca runner heads back to third base.

Jena Konichek hits a triple in the first inning against visiting Ithaca.



stops Seneca girls

Ithaca defeated host Seneca 9-1 in second round Division 4 regional softball action Thursday afternoon. 

Seneca ended its season with a 12-11 overall record.

Seneca was 7-5 in the Ridge and Valley Conference.


State Track qualifiers

Wauzeka-Steuben’s Tatem Baures, shown here at the Boscobel Regional, won the 1600 and 3200 at the Division 3 Bangor Sectional Friday to qualify for the State Track Meet in La Crosse June 5-6. (Photo submitted)


Baures, Bloom on to State Meet


Two area athletes earned a trip to the State Track Meet to be held in La Crosse June 5-6. Tatem Baures of Wauzeka-Steuben won the 1600 in 5:23.58 and the 3200 in 11:51.39 at the Division 3 Bangor Sectional Friday to qualify for the State Meet. Sydney Bloom of River Ridge tied for third in the pole vault at 8-6 to qualify for State.


WS track at Regional

Joel Martin of Wauzeka-Steuben runs in the 3200 relay Tuesday at Boscobel. (Photo submitted)

Tatem Baures qualified for the Sectional Track Meet in Bangor in the 800, 1600 and 3200-meter runs.


Wauzeka-Steuben does 

well at regional track meet

The Wauzeka-Steuben track team turned in a sterling performance at the Boscobel Regional Track Meet Tuesday night. The Hornet boys’ team qualified individuals in three different events for the sectional track meet at Bangor on Friday. Connor Stenner qualified for sectionals in the pole vault. Drew Zimmerman qualified in the high jump and the 3200 relay team consisting of Joel Martin, Logan Lomen, Marti Soaquin Fluis and Drew Zimmerman also qualified. 


River Ridge girls win regional

The River Ridge girls celebrate their Regional Championship at Boscobel Tuesday.


River Ridge girls win 

Regional Meet, boys take fourth

The River Ridge Track Team competed in the Division 3 Boscobel Regional Tuesday. 

The River Ridge girls were the Regional Champions with 120 team points. Boscobel had 113, Fennimore 101, Wauzeka-Steuben 95, De Soto 77, North Crawford 60, Kickapoo-La Farge 46, Ithaca 40 and Riverdale 28.


Prairie track hosts Conference

Prairie du Chien’s Emily Steger gets ready to put the shot at the SWC Track Meet Tuesday. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)


Prairie du Chien 

hosts Conference Track Meet

Prairie du Chien hosted the Southwest Wisconsin Conference Track Meet Tuesday afternoon. Dodgeville-Mineral Point won the boys meet with 191.5 points. Platteville had 178, River Valley 122, Lancaster 83.5, Prairie du Chien 57 and Richland Center 30.

 Nick Kurtz of Prairie du Chien was second in the 1600-meter run in 4:46.14.