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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. 


Prairie du Chien softball

Prairie du Chien pitcher Lauren Nicholson winds up against visiting Dodgeville. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)


Prairie rallies to 

beat Dodgeville

Prairie du Chien edged visiting Dodgeville 6-5 in an SWC softball game Tuesday afternoon. 

Dodgeville scored 2 runs in the top of the second to go up 2-0. 

The Dodgers scored 1 run in the top of the third, but the Lady Blackhawks scored twice in the bottom half to pull within 3-2. 


Prairie soccer

Prairie’s Taylor Hendrickson gains control of the ball against Richland Center.

Prairie’s Anel Lamadrid battles against a Richland Center player. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Vrushti Shah pushes the ball upfield against Richland Center Tuesday afternoon.


Richland Center 

stops Prairie girls 

on Parents Night

On Tuesday, May 19, the Prairie du Chien girls soccer team celebrated Parents Night at Bluff View Intermediate School in a game against Richland Center. 


Area track teams at Sparky Reynolds

Prairie du Chien’s Hope Meyer competes in the triple jump Friday in Boscobel.

River Ridge’s Rebecca Breuer shows good form in the 3200 relay in Boscobel Friday.

Kelsey Stickley of Wauzeka-Steuben runs in the 3200 relay at the Sparky Reynolds Invitational Friday afternoon in Boscobel.

Prairie’s Nicholas Johnson races in the 3200 relay in the Sparky Reynolds Invitational in Boscobel Friday afternoon.

Emily Steger of Prairie du Chien (left) and Brittnee Pash of River Ridge race side by side in the 100-meter dash Friday afternoon in the Sparky Reynolds Invitational.

Wesley Schwager of Prairie du Chien (left) and Sengum Dorjpurev of Wauzeka-Steuben run in the 100-meter dash in the Sparky Reynolds Invitational. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)


Area track teams at Sparky Reynolds Invitational

Prairie du Chien, River Ridge, Wauzeka-Steuben and Seneca competed in the Sparky Reynolds Invitational Track Meet Friday in Boscobel. 

Dodgeville-Mineral Point won the boys meet with 111 points. River Ridge was ninth with 25.5. Prairie du Chien was 16th with 10 and Wauzeka-Steuben was 19th with 1.5 points. 

Jordan Kline of River Ridge was third in the 100 in 11.95. 


Wauzeka-Steuben over Seneca

Seneca’s Haley Wall delivers a pitch with a Hornet runner on second base Monday. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Seneca throws to first for the out against visiting Wauzeka-Steuben Monday.

The Wauzeka-Steuben runner takes a good lead off of third base while watching a throw to first by the Seneca catcher.



bests Seneca girls

Seneca hosted Wauzeka-Steuben (WS) Monday night in conference softball action.  WS took the lead with Jadyn Sander getting on base with a single to center, stealing second and both Sander and Molly Heisz scoring on Seneca errors.  


Seneca boys top Wauzeka-Steuben

Seneca’s Gavin Greene struck out 11 Wauzeka-Steuben batters Monday afternoon. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Seneca’s Tyler Zach dives back to first base on a pick-off attempt but Wauzeka-Steuben’s Brady Krachey has the ball waiting and tags Zach out.


Seneca tops Wauzeka-Steuben

Eric Konichek went 4x4 at the plate, helping the Indians to a 7-2 victory over Wauzeka-Steuben on Monday.

He tripled in the second inning and singled in the first, fourth, and sixth innings.

Gavin Greene kept contact to a minimum, striking out 11 Wauzeka-Steuben batters. Greene allowed two earned runs on five hits and five walks over seven innings.