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Prairie girls over Viroqua in a D3 regional

Makenzie Knapp races towards third base versus Viroqua Thursday afternoon. Knapp would score moments later. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Lauren Kennedy hits a bloop single into shallow right field against Viroqua.

Abby Feye lays down a nice sacrifice bunt to move the runners forward Thursday afternoon.

Abby Feye defends as the Viroqua runner leads off of first base.


The seventh-seeded Prairie du Chien High School softball team beat visiting and 10th-seeded Viroqua 5-1 in Division 3 Regional action Thursday afternoon at Bluff View.

Prairie du Chien advanced to face host and second-seeded La Crosse Aquinas on May 21 at Pammel Creek Park. Aquinas had received a bye for their first round regional contest.


Unbeaten Wauzeka-Steuben is the conference champion

Tabitha Check fires in a fastball versus visiting Weston Monday. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Jordan Mormann takes a big lead off of second base following a double.


Wauzeka-Steuben beat visiting Weston 11-3 to clinch the Ridge and Valley Conference crown Monday afternoon.

Tabitha Check picked up the victory for the Lady Hornets. Check fanned 6 and walked 2 while giving up 3 hits in 7 innings.

Jordan Mormann smashed a home run as 1 of her 2 hits for the game. Alexis Wielepski, Peyton Mindham and Gabby Groom each had 2 hits.


Wauzeka boys top Weston

Kaleb Marx belts a double against Weston.

The Hornets’ Jacob Reichmann gets a good jump off of second base against visiting Weston Monday afternoon. More photos are at (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Garrett Kapinus connects for a hit Monday afternoon.


Wauzeka-Steuben topped visiting Weston 8-5 in a Ridge and Valley baseball game Monday.

The Silver Eagles led the Hornets 2-1 after the first inning.

Wauzeka-Steuben scored 3 in the second inning to grab the lead at 4-2. 


Area teams at Sparky Reynolds Invitational meet

River Ridge’s Faith Webb competes in the 3200 relay at the Sparky Reynolds Invitational in Boscobel on Friday afternoon. (Photos by A.J. Gates, Grant County Herald Independent)

Seneca’s Hunter Aspenson took second in the 100-meter dash Friday.


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

For the girls, River Ridge and Prairie du Chien tied for 12th with 29 team points. Seneca finished 20th with 7 points.

In the boys meet, Wauzeka-Steuben took eighth with 35 team points. River Ridge was 11th with 31. Prairie du Chien was 14th with 21. Seneca took 17th with 9.


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.


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