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PdC-F gymnasts host River Valley-Barneveld

Prairie du Chien-Fennimore’s Madilyn Fisher leaps from the low bar to the high bar Monday night at Prairie du Chien High School. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Alyssa Schoepp competes on the bars Monday night versus River Valley-Barneveld.

Hailey Ohlert completes a maneuver on the balance beam against River Valley-Barneveld.

Leilani Pflueger shows good form on the beam Monday night.

Avery Thompson jumps on the balance beam.

On Monday night, the PdC-Fennimore gymnastics team hosted River Valley-Barneveld for their first conference meet of the year. 


Lady Hawks win at Platteville

Prairie du Chien's Lily Krahn blocks the shot of a Platteville player. (Photo by Jason Nihles, Platteville Journal)

On Wednesday, Dec. 30, the Prairie du Chien girls basketball team traveled to Platteville for their first conference match-up on the road. Prairie and Platteville’s solid man-to-man defense proved to be a tough match for both teams. The Hawks led 38-21 over the Hillwomen in the first half. 


Mineral Point wins battle of ranked wrestling teams

Senior Chase Fisher toes the line in his 170# match vs. Mineral Point.

Senior Matt Rogge applies pressure with a turk just before turning his Mineral Point opponent for near fall points.

On Thursday, Dec. 31, the D2 6th ranked PDC Blackhawks played host to the D3 3rd ranked Mineral Point Pointers. This marquee match-up featured two returning State Champs, two returning State Placewinners, and two returning State Qualifiers. In addition, 15 wrestlers from the two teams are in the State Individual Rankings. On paper, it had the makings of a great dual. 


Lady Hornets beat Bulldogs

Maddy Reichmann drives down the lane and scores against Ithaca Friday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Maddy Reichmann (24) and Jayda Ralph (10) trap an Ithaca player with their tough full-court defense. The play resulted in a turnover as Wauzeka-Steuben gained possession.

Maddy Reichmann shoots over an Ithaca defender along the right baseline.

Wauzeka-Steuben’s Jayda Ralph grabs an offensive rebound Friday night.

Wauzeka-Steuben walloped visiting Ithaca 81-38 in a Ridge and Valley girls basketball game Friday night.

Maddy Reichmann pumped in a game-high 22 points for Wauzeka-Steuben. Jayda Ralph added 20. Gabby Groom netted 10.


River Ridge defeats Seneca

The Timberwolves' Ian Adrian shoots as the Indians' Ashton Swanson defends.

River Ridge’s David Nies shoots while surrounded by Seneca’s Kadin Wallin (0), Evan Payne (3), and Shawn Kirchoff (4). (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Ashton Swanson of the Indians and Lance Nichols (4) of the Timberwolves battle for a rebound Monday night in nonconference action.

Matthew Nies of River Ridge (21) and Brennan Wallin of Seneca (24) fight for the ball Monday night during the first half at River Ridge.

Seneca’s Brock Wall starts up court against the defense of Lance Nichols.

River Ridge defeated visiting Seneca 46-38 in nonconference boys basketball action Monday night. 

The T-Wolves built a 20-16 halftime advantage over the Indians en route to the win.


Papermakers defeat Prairie Blackhawks

The Blackhawks’ Jon Nicholson (170 pounds) tries to maneuver out of the way of a large, looming Papermaker (6-3, 355) Friday night in football playoff action. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie du Chien’s Brady Russell lunges across the goal line for a touchdown against visiting Nekoosa Friday night in playoff action.

Chase Fisher (20) and Ryan Wall (44) team up to make the tackle during Prairie du Chien’s last game of the season.

A pair of Prairie du Chien defenders converge on the Nekoosa ball carrier.

Ryan Drinkwine (25) and Lucas Kramer (54) close in on the Nekoosa ball carrier.

Christian Black (65) and another Blackhawk defender get in on the play.

Jon Nicholson leaves a would-be tackler in his wake as he takes off after intercepting a pass.

Jon Nicholson catches a touchdown pass in the back of the end zone.

By Colton Thompson



Highland tops River Ridge

River Ridge’s Kaden Kaufman (88) follows the blocking of Will Cooley (23) versus Highland Friday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Ethan Hunt of River Ridge goes through the opening for a good gain.

The Timberwolves’ Logan Drone moves in for the tackle against the Cardinals.

River Ridge’s Logan Drone fights for extra yardage after the initial hit.

Brody Kielley (64) gets in on the tackle against visiting Highland Friday night.

The River Ridge defense turns the Highland ball carrier around and sends him backwards and to the ground in playoff action Friday night.

Third-seeded Highland defeated host and second seeded River Ridge 32-14 in a WIAA Division 6 playoff game Friday night. 

The Cardinals scored on a 40-yard pass with 9:37 to go in the first quarter to take a 6-0 lead.


Blackhawks turn back Westby Norsemen

Bradyn Saint stiff arms a Westby defender. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Maddox Cejka throws a pass versus visiting Westby Friday night.

Max Amundson passes for a 2-point conversion.

Seth MacEachern returns a kickoff for Prairie du Chien.

By Colton Thompson



Blackhawks beat Hornets in OT

Prairie du Chien’s Jayden Johnson (55) blocks out three Richland Center defenders to allow Maddox Cejka to get the throw off. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Maddox Cejka rolls out and looks to pass against the Hornets Friday night.

Bradyn Saint finds a big hole to run through against Richland Center.

Max Amundson catches a pass and turns upfield for a good gain.

Christian Black of the Blackhawks closes in on the Hornet quarterback.

Jon Nicholson scores on a pass versus Center.

Bradyn Saint gets ready to make contact versus the Hornets.

By Colton Thompson



Katzung competes at State Cross Country

Meg Katzung of Prairie du Chien ran to a 28th-place finish at the State Cross Country Meet Saturday.

Meg Katzung runs on a flat stretch of the course.

Meg Katzung rounds a bend Saturday.

It was finally here, the State Cross Country Meet in Colby, Wis. The sun was slightly peeking through the clouds, winds were upwards of 25 mph, and the temperature was sitting at a cool 45 degrees at race time.