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Prairie du Chien grapplers at Bi-State

Prairie du Chien wrestlers who placed at the Bi-State Classic: Rhett Koenig (first), Luke Kramer (ninth), Ryder Koenig (eighth), Brogan Brewer (eighth), and Blake Thiry (10th).

Rhett Koenig secures a takedown in the quarterfinals against his opponent from Tomah. Koenig would go on to win by fall in this match on his way to a Bi-State title.

The 39th Annual Bi-State Classic, hosted by Holmen High School, was held on Dec. 29-30 at the La Crosse Center. After a one-year hiatus due to Covid-19, wrestlers and wrestling fans were more than excited for the great atmosphere and excellent wrestling this tournament brings every year. 


River Ridge boys win own tournament

River Ridge’s Matthew Nies (21), and Ian Adrian (10) battle for a loose ball against Barneveld’s Brayden Amble Tuesday morning in the River Ridge Tournament. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

David Nies of River Ridge grabs an offensive rebound and puts it back for the score versus visiting Barneveld Tuesday in the first game of the River Ridge Tournament. River Ridge, Barneveld and Iowa Grant participated.

Logan Drone scores for River Ridge against Barneveld Tuesday morning.

The River Ridge boys basketball team hosted a round-robin tournament featuring Barneveld and Iowa Grant Tuesday morning and afternoon. 

River Ridge and Barneveld squared off to start the tournament at 11 a.m. 


Lady Hawks dominate Westby

The Prairie du Chien girls’ basketball team hosted Westby on Dec. 21.

With a 10-day break between games, the Hawks came out hungry with a 14-4 run. They kept the momentum going into the half 42-15 while pulling down 13 offensive boards in the first half.


Prairie/Fennimore gymnasts host invitational

Madilyn Fisher of Prairie du Chien was third on the varsity vault.

Jasmine Olmstead placed fourth in the Junior Varsity All-Around.

Leilani Pflueger was sixth on the Junior Varsity Floor Exercise.

On Saturday, Dec. 18, the Prairie du Chien-Fennimore gymnastics team hosted their inaugural eight-team JV and Varsity Invitational. This was also the team’s first meet of the season. 


River Ridge grapplers at MFL Mar-Mac

River Ridge heavyweight Owen Callahan outlasted Mason Overton of MFL MarMac 3-2. (Photos by Audrey Posten, Times-Register)

Timberwolf Owen Bedward fought hard before eventually being pinned by MFL MarMac’s Keith Anderson in the 113-pound match.

At 160 pounds, River Ridge wrestler Levi Wehrle lost a tough 8-7 decision to East Buchanan’s Chase Fults.

The River Ridge wrestling team competed in a triangular at MFL MarMac on Dec. 21. River Ridge lost to East Buchanan 63-12 and MFL MarMac 72-9.



Prairie du Chien wrestlers beat River Valley

Sophomore Drake Ingham (left) toes the line against his RV opponent. Ingham would go on to win by decision.

Freshman Blake Thiry (left) works for position on his feet. Thiry would go on to win by fall.

Thursday night was the SWC opener for the Prairie du Chien wrestling Blackhawks as they played host to their foes from River Valley. The #6 ranked in D2 PDC Hawks would not disappoint, as a raucous crowd was on hand to show their support. It was a big night as the future of Blackhawk wrestling, the youth and middle school, were announced, along with many alumni and all of the great sponsors of the PDC wrestling program.


Hornets nip Wolves

Wauzeka-Steuben’s Seth Bunders drives to the hoop while Braden Crubel of River Ridge defends Monday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

The Timberwolves’ Logan Drone pressures the Hornets’ Caydon Lomas.

Wauzeka-Steuben came back in the second half to nip River Ridge 55-53 in a nonconference basketball game between two top area teams Monday night. 

The Timberwolves built a 30-19 halftime advantage, but the pesky Hornets took the second half 36-23 to gain the victory. 


Prairie wrestlers first at Cramer/Brown Duals

Sophomore Ty Wagner (220#) locks up an outside cradle against his Janesville Parker opponent. Wagner would get the fall in 46 seconds.

Junior Luke Kramer (160#) looks to lock up a near side cradle against his Edgerton opponent. Kramer would gain a first period fall in 44 seconds.

The Prairie du Chien Blackhawk wrestlers opened their season Saturday at the Cramer/Brown Duals hosted by Janesville Parker. 

The Hawks would come home with the first-place trophy after a day of dominating the competition by scoring a lot of bonus points. 


Wauzeka-Steuben girls defeat Seneca

Bryonna Caya of Seneca drives against Cameron Hurda (5) of Wauzeka-Steuben during second half action Friday night.

Ella Greene of Seneca looks to score over Kayden Groom of Wauzeka-Steuben Friday night in a Ridge and Valley contest. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Wauzeka-Steuben defeated visiting Seneca 68-40 in a Ridge and Valley girls basketball game Friday night.

Wauzeka-Steuben built a 39-13 halftime advantage en route to the victory. The game was tighter in the second half with Wauzeka-Steuben taking the second half 29-27.


113 participate in 40th Turkey Trot

The 40th Annual Turkey Trot gets underway at Hoffman Hall. (Photo by Gary Howe)

On a brisk Thanksgiving morning, 113 runners and walkers(including many children) participated in the 40th Turkey Trot held at Hoffman Hall.