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Wed
11
Dec

Blackhawk matmen win Cramer/Brown Duals


Members of the Prairie du Chien wrestling team pose with their first-place trophy after winning the Cramer/Brown Duals hosted by Janesville Parker. In the championship match, the Blackhawks defeated the #5 ranked Random Lake team by a score of 41-29.

Matt Rogge works over his Random Lake opponent with an arm bar in the 138# weight class. Rogge would record a technical fall with a 16-0 win in the second period.

Tyler Hannah puts the hurt on his Janesville Parker opponent with a tight headlock in the 195# weight class. Hannah would pin his opponent in the second period.

 

On Saturday, Dec. 7, the PdC Blackhawks traveled to Janesville Parker for the Cramer/Brown Duals. The Duals are an eight-team event, with the first three rounds being pooled before separating into championship and consolation brackets. 

In the opening round, PdC would take down Monroe by a score of 58-15. The Hawks took advantage of six falls and one major decision. In round two, PdC would battle with host Janesville Parker, and come out on top 48-30. The Hawks had four falls, one technical fall, and a major decision. 

Mon
09
Dec

Lady Hornets stop Silver Eagles


McKenzie Olsen of Wauzeka-Steuben grabs a rebound against Weston Friday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Maddy Reichmann of the Lady Hornets drives the right baseline to the hoop.

Wauzeka-Steuben’s Kayden Groom eyes the basket versus Weston Friday night.

 

Wauzeka-Steuben stopped visiting Weston 65-34 in a Ridge and Valley girls basketball game Friday night. 

The Lady Hornets improved to 3-2 on the season and 2-0 in conference action. 

On Dec. 12, Wauzeka-Steuben will travel to De Soto.

Wed
04
Dec

Lady Hawks stop Lady Wolves


Prairie du Chien’s Ella Hager rips a loose ball away from Ruby Breuer of River Ridge Tuesday night in Prairie du Chien. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Skylar White scores in first half action versus host Prairie du Chien Tuesday night.

Abby Feye of the Lady Hawks drives against the defense of McKenzie Graf of River Ridge.

The Lady Hawks’ Allison Allbee battles for a rebound against the Lady Wolves’ Ruby Breuer.

 

Prairie du Chien defeated visiting River Ridge 58-45 in a nonconference girls basketball game Tuesday night. 

The Lady Blackhawks improved to 2-1 on the season. The Lady Timberwolves are now 2-1. 

Prairie du Chien will next travel to Lancaster on Dec. 6. 

Mon
02
Dec

Fennimore tops River Ridge boys


Cole Crubel of River Ridge heads up the court versus Fennimore. (Photos by A.J. Gates, Grant County Herald Independent)

David Nies of the Timberwolves drives to the hoop against visiting Fennimore.

 

Fennimore defeated host River Ridge 70-48 in a nonconference boys basketball game Tuesday night, Nov. 26.

Fennimore led 35-27 at the half. 

The Golden Eagles took the second half 35-21 to earn the victory in the opening game of the season for both teams.

Mon
25
Nov

River Ridge tops Wauzeka-Steuben


Bayli Mason of River Ridge drives the lane against defensive pressure from Peyton Mindham of Wauzeka-Steuben Thursday night. (Photos by A.J. Gates, Grant County Herald Independent)

River Ridge’s Ruby Breuer gets past McKenzie Olsen of Wauzeka-Steuben. Maddy Reichmann (24) gets ready to move in for a possible rebound.

 

Sixth ranked River Ridge defeated visiting Wauzeka-Steuben 55-31 Thursday night in girls basketball.

River Ridge improved to 1-0 on the season. Wauzeka-Steuben dropped to 0-2. 

River Ridge will travel to Fennimore on Nov. 26. 

Wauzeka-Steuben will travel to Southwestern on Nov. 26.

Mon
18
Nov

Prairie du Chien football ends fine season


Prairie’s Mason Kramer fights for extra yardage after catching a pass along the sideline in first-half action Friday night in McFarland. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

The Blackhawks’ Traeton Saint runs through an arm tackle Friday night.

Prairie quarterback Dylan Coleman eludes a Lake Country Lutheran pass rusher.

Dylan Coleman swings a pass to Mason Kramer.

A trio of Prairie du Chien defenders arrive to gang-tackle the Lake Country Lutheran ballcarrier Friday night.

Mason Kramer heads upfield after catching a sideline pass.

Traeton Saint follows the blocking of Tyler Hannah.

Ben Riter (88) goes high for a pass.

 

By Zach Mara

 

Wed
13
Nov

Big game on horizon


Dual threat Prairie du Chien quarterback Dylan Coleman is a dangerous runner as shown here against Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau in the Level 3 contest Friday night. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

Lake Country Lutheran quarterback Luke Haertle (12) throws a pass against St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy on Sept. 30. (Photo by Curt Hogg/Now News Group)

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

A big football game looms for Prairie du Chien Friday night as the Blackhawks, a number 2 seed, will square off against number 1-seeded Lake Country Lutheran in a neutral site game in McFarland.

Mon
11
Nov

Black Hawk ends River Ridge’s season


River Ridge's Connor Mumm (12) runs through an arm tackle attempt by Black Hawk-Warren Friday night. (Photos by A.J. Gates, Grant County Herald Independent)

The Timberwolves' Will Esser fights for extra yardage.

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

River Ridge’s football season came to an end Friday night as host Black Hawk-Warren defeated the Timberwolves 49-7 in a WIAA Division 7 Level 3 playoff game Friday night. 

Black Hawk scored 8 points in the first quarter and 14 in the second to take a 22-0 lead at halftime.

Mon
11
Nov

Blackhawks blank Redhawks to advance in playoffs


Prairie du Chien’s Dylan Coleman breaks up a GET pass with 2 seconds to go before halftime and the Blackhawks leading 10-0 Friday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Traeton Saint follows the blocking of Bradyn Saint (31) and Isaac Avery (64).

Prairie’s Tyler Hannah (44) smashes for extra yardage versus GET Friday night.

Prairie du Chien’s Mason Kramer eludes a would-be tackler on a punt return Friday night against host GET in a Level 3 playoff game.

Braydyn Saint (31) gets a good block to allow Dylan Coleman (21) to get to the outside for a big gain against GET Friday night.

 

By Zach Mara

 

Mon
04
Nov

Excellent season ends for River Ridge girls


River Ridge's Rylee Zinkle goes high to slam one back to Waterloo in the sectional final Saturday night. (Photos submitted)

Faith Schier of the Lady Timberwolves gets ready versus Waterloo Saturday.

 

The River Ridge volleyball team made the trek up to Dodgeland High School in Juneau on Saturday night to take on the Waterloo Pirates. The Pirates were ranked second in the Wisconsin Volleyball Coaches Association poll and they were a number one seed. River Ridge was the number 3 seed but had taken out Wisconsin Heights, a number 2, and Brodhead, a number 1 seed. The Lady Timberwolves were ranked ninth in the WVCA poll. 

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