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Prairie girls beat Lancaster Friday

Lily Krahn crosses the plate against visiting Lancaster Friday. Prairie du Chien was victorious 10-1. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Makenzie Knapp scores against Lancaster Friday afternoon at Bluff View.

Highland, Belmont top River Ridge

David Nies of River Ridge gets a jump off of first base following a single in the second inning against Highland. Nies would later slide into home plate to score on a double steal. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Logan Drone scores a run for River Ridge versus Highland Tuesday. Highland won 14-3.


Highland defeated host River Ridge 14-3 in high school baseball action Tuesday afternoon in Patch Grove.

On Monday, Belmont defeated visiting River Ridge 11-1.

The Braves scored 1 run in the first inning, 1 in the second, 2 in the third, and 7 in the fifth en route to the win.


Prairie golfers host SWC match

Prairie’s Jaret Semanko chips to the fourth green Thursday. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Jack Peterson makes a nice shot to the fourth green at Prairie du Chien Country Club.

Collin Seeley watches his chip on the first hole.

Prairie’s Logan Shedivy launches his drive on the first tee Thursday afternoon.


The Prairie du Chien Blackhawk golf team played their final home match of the season on Thursday, hosting all of the SWC teams.

The match was played on the front nine at Prairie du Chien Country Club. 

Jaret Semanko led the Hawks by carding a 52, followed by Jack Peterson with a 55 and Collin Seeley with a 58. Cody Crusan and Logan Shedivy both shot 76 for a 241 varsity team score. Shaun Downey had a 79 in junior varsity play.


Vogt’s no-hitter leads RR girls over Benton-Shullsburg

River Ridge’s Jordyn Vogt pitched a no-hit gem versus visiting Benton-Shullsburg Monday afternoon. It was her first career no-hitter. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Verity Johnson of River Ridge gets a hit against Benton-Shullsburg in the first inning.

Britney Moravits smashes a hit and drives in runs in the bottom of the first inning Monday.

Verity Johnson scores on a hit by Britney Moravits.

Kendell Esser of River Ridge gets ready to cross the plate Monday.

Olivia Blum scores for the Lady Timberwolves Monday afternoon against Benton-Shullsburg.


River Ridge easily defeated visiting Benton-Shullsburg 11-1 in six innings Monday afternoon in high school softball action.

The Lady Timberwolves scored 3 runs in the bottom of the first inning, 2 in the second, 1 in the third, 2 in the fifth and 3 in the sixth en route to the victory.

Benton-Shullsburg scored their lone run in the top of the fifth inning.


River Ridge, Seneca, Wauzeka-Steuben, Prairie at Timberwolf Invitational

Hunter Aspenson of Seneca and Colton Clark of River Ridge near the finish line in the 100-meter dash. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Hailie Myers of Prairie du Chien runs in the 3200 in the Timberwolf Invitational Friday.

Eric Breuer of River Ridge skimps over the bar in a successful pole vault.

Wauzeka-Steuben sophomore Julie Fischer finished eighth out of 19 with a time of 14.8 in the 100-meter hurdles at the Timberwolf Invitational.

Murielle Grover of Seneca sails through the air on her triple jump at the Timberwolf Invitational on Friday.

Lindsey Udelhoven of Wauzeka-Steuben competes in the triple jump.

Prairie du Chien's Alexis Nolan gets ready to land her triple jump.


River Ridge hosted the Timberwolf Invitational Friday afternoon in Bloomington.

River Ridge won the boys meet with 163 points. Wauzeka-Steuben was second with 107. Seneca was fifth with 30. The River Ridge JV was seventh with 29 and Prairie du Chien was ninth with 22.

River Ridge won the girls meet with 183.5. Wauzeka-Steuben was sixth with 48. Seneca was eighth with 30. Prairie du Chien was ninth with 19 and River Ridge JV was 12th with 5.


PdC girls edge Richland Center

Prairie’s Abby Feye gets a jump off of first base Tuesday versus Richland Center. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie du Chien’s Rilee Wikan gets ready to unwind Tuesday against Richland Center.

Lauren Kennedy and the Richland Center first baseman hold their positions for several moments while waiting for the umpire to make a ruling. Kennedy was ultimately called safe on her slide back to the bag.


The Prairie du Chien softball team beat visiting Richland Center in a low scoring affair Tuesday. The Lady Hawks won 2-1. 

Rilee Wikan allowed just 3 hits and 1 run, while striking out 6 and only giving up 1 walk. 

Lily Krahn, Macey Banasik, Abby Feye and Lauren Kennedy each collected 1 hit. They had great bunts and worked hard.


Seneca no hits La Farge

Seneca’s Jared Payne got the victory over visiting La Farge. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

Kolton Chambers of Seneca leads off of second base versus visiting La Farge.


Seneca’s two pitchers didn’t allow a single hit, as Seneca defeated visiting La Farge 10-0 on Thursday in five innings. Kadin Wallin induced a fly out to get the last out of the game.

Seneca got on the board in the first inning when Matt Hall doubled on a 2-2 count, scoring one run.

Seneca scored four runs in the fourth inning. Wallin, Jared Payne, and Hall all contributed in the big inning with RBIs.


Seneca girls defeat La Farge

Seneca’s Liv Swanson hits a double to score Taylor Sime from third base versus visiting La Farge Thursday afternoon. Seneca beat La Farge 10-0. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Taylor Sime nears the plate and Anya Aspenson heads into third base in the second inning.

Anya Aspenson scores for host Seneca against La Farge in the second inning on a cold and blustery Thursday.


 Seneca hosted La Farge in conference softball action on April 18.  

Seneca started strong, scoring two runs in the bottom of the first with Savanna Wallin getting on with a triple to right and Anya Aspenson getting on with a walk. Wallin would score on a passed ball and Aspenson would score on a single to left by Liv Swanson.  


PdC track team hosts Prairie Relays

Prairie du Chien’s Jaydn Jenks rounds a curve in the 1600 at the Prairie Relays Monday. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

The Blackhawks’ Ben Teynor (middle) clears a hurdle in the 110 high hurdles Monday.

Preston Hendrix of Prairie du Chien competes in the 100-meter dash.

Faith Dillman of Prairie du Chien sails over a hurdle in the 100 hurdles.


The Prairie du Chien track and field team hosted the 66th Annual Prairie Relays Monday afternoon. Thirteen schools participated in the meet.

For the Prairie girls, Meg Katzung was hitting on all cylinders with two big PR’s in the triple jump 31’4” and 6th place, while taking 7th place in pole vault with a 7’0”. Kori Jaynes picked up a 6th place and Hope Martin picked up a 7th in the 100m. Ella Hager picked up an 11th in the 400m while Amber Huser ran her way to a 6th place in the 1600m. 


Error propels Prairie boys to win

Hunter Davis of Prairie du Chien takes a lead after hitting a single Monday afternoon.

The Blackhawks’ Jon Nicholson gets a good jump off of second base Monday.

The Prairie du Chien defense gets the force out at second and turns the double play Monday afternoon versus visiting West Salem.

Prairie’s Jacob Joy whips in a pitch to the West Salem batter Monday afternoon. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)


A walk-off error propelled the Prairie du Chien Blackhawk baseball team to a decisive and dramatic nonconference victory over West Salem, 3-2. 

The game was tied at 2 when Ryan McGrath hit a towering pop fly into the tricky wind that the West Salem left fielder managed to get a glove on, but couldn’t hang onto as Josh Dyer scored the winning run from second base.