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Wed
05
Sep

Prairie gridders pull out thrilling victory


Prairie's Dylan Coleman scampers for a first down on a short pass Saturday afternoon. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Tyler Smock gathers in a bomb from Gavin Gillitzer for a TD Saturday afternoon.

Ben Riter grabs a pass and gains a first down.

 

By Zach Mara

 

Wed
05
Sep

Golfers host Lancaster


Prairie du Chien's Allison Kennedy chips up onto the first green Thursday afternoon at Prairie du Chien Country Club. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Gabby Ritchie chips to the fourth green Thursday.

Macy Sander putts on the fourth green.

Molly Peterson putts on the first hole Thursday afternoon.

The Lady Hawk golfers hosted their first conference match of the season against Lancaster on Aug. 30 at Prairie du Chien Country Club. Lancaster only had three players available for scoring so the match was unofficial. The Lady Hawk varsity had Gabby Ritchie, Macy Sander and Molly Peterson each card a 56 to lead team scoring. Sophie Miller added a 59 and Allison Kennedy a 62 for a four-person team score of 227. The Lady Hawks' next home match will be Thursday, Sept. 6 with a 4 p.m. start time.

Mon
27
Aug

Prairie soccer opens season with two matches


Prairie du Chien's Josh Dyer battles for the ball versus Driftless United Thursday.

Prairie's Duke Scherf gains control and gets ready to pass the ball upfield Thursday against visiting Driftless United. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie du Chien's Landon Kohler moves the ball deep into United Driftless territory.

Mark Welter of Prairie du Chien slides for the ball against visiting Driftless United during Prairie's opening soccer match of the season.

 

West Salem 8, PdC 1

The Prairie du Chien boys soccer team hosted West Salem Saturday for a nonconference match versus the D3 Panthers.

The Blackhawks played strong, but the speed and experience of the Panthers combined with excellent passing found creases in the PdC defense scoring three times in the first period of the match.  Salem scored a fourth quick goal one minute into the second period and took a 4-0 lead.  

Fri
24
Aug

PdC volleyball triumphs


Prairie du Chien's Brytta Sagedahl (12) battles at the net versus visiting Decorah Tuesday night. Prairie du Chien won their first match of the season, three sets to one. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie's Kylee Weber (3) hits the ball over the Decorah defender Tuesday night in nonconference action.

Emily Groom (1) of the Blackhawks goes up for the block against visiting Decorah Tuesday night at Prairie du Chien High School.

Prairie du Chien volleyball started their season off strong with a non-conference 3 set to 1 win over visiting Decorah Tuesday night. Prairie won by scores of 25-12, 24-26, 25-8, 25-18. 

Mon
20
Aug

Blackhawks pull away in second half to defeat Blugolds


Mason Kramer breaks into the open field to gain good yardage on a kickoff return in the first half Friday night.

Prairie's Tyler Smock eludes a pair of would be tacklers and gets to the outside Friday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

This pass was tipped but ended up in the hands of Mason Kramer (33) for a big first-half gain.

Traeton Saint scores a 2-point conversion after a fake kick Friday night against Aquinas.

Prairie du Chien quarterback Gavin Gillitzer races to his left for a good gain versus La Crosse Aquinas Friday night on Parents' Night.

Reid Koenig (23) and Traeton Saint make a stop Friday night against the Blugolds.

 

By Zach Mara

 

The Prairie du Chien Blackhawks opened up their 2018 football season on Friday night against visiting LaCrosse Aquinas. Aquinas (0-1) traveled to Prairie du Chien looking for revenge after dropping the season opener two years in a row to the Hawks (1-0). 

Wed
01
Aug

Coleman on American Legion All Star Team, game at Miller Park


Drake Coleman has been selected to the American Legion All Star Team.

 

For only the third time since 1987, a member of Prairie du Chien's American Legion Baseball Team will be playing in the All Star Game. The Grasshoppers' catcher, Drake Coleman, was selected to join 94 other Legion players for those special games. As a catcher, Drake's consistent play and hitting earned him this honored spot with the All Stars.

Coleman will join the other All Star players who will then divide into teams and play after the Brewers versus the Rockies game on Sunday, Aug. 5 at Miller Park.

Mon
02
Jul

Prairie du Chien American Legion baseball to hold fish fry fundraiser


The Prairie du Chien Grasshoppers pose with the championship trophy they won at the Onalaska Tournament recently. The team is ranked first in the state in Class A with a 10-2 record. Team members are, front row: Grant Martin, Dylan Coleman, Zach Mara, Clayton DuCharme, Gavin Gillitzer, Tyler Smock, Mark Welter, Andrew Waller, and batboys Maddox Cejka and Kale Koenig. Back row: Coach Nate Cejka, Assistant Coach Bjorn Thompson, Drake Coleman, Frank Cipra, Hunter Davis, Aaron Neisius, Cory Check, Jon Dyer, Jacob Joy, Ryan McGrath, Josh Lenzendorf, and coaches Tyler Kozelka, Clay Koenig and Brett Hogan. Chris Check and American Legion President of Baseball Dan Schickert are not pictured.

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The Prairie du Chien American Legion Baseball program will be hosting a fish fry fundraiser the afternoon and evening of Saturday, July 7. 

Mon
02
Jul

Prairie du Chien Country Club to host open house, 60th Anniversary celebration July 4


Mayor Harry Lochner is shown on the first tee of the new Prairie du Chien Country Club as he had the honor of driving the first ball down the fairway in the grand opening ceremonies on Friday, July 4, 1958. Lined up behind the Honorable Mayor are some of the board of directors who were influential in making the new course become a reality. From left to right are Rodney Satter, Charles Elvert, Dr. T. F. Farrell, C. R. Stewart, Tom Multerer, Leary Peterson, Herman Derouin and partially hidden, Howard Elder. The opening of the course over the three-day Fourth of July weekend was quite a success as more than 200 golfers enjoyed the facilities. (Courier Press file photos)

The new clubhouse was open for business on Saturday, May 5.

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

On July 4, the Prairie du Chien Country Club will be celebrating its 60th Anniversary and hosting an open house of its new clubhouse.

Wed
27
Jun

La Crescent tops Grasshoppers


Grasshopper second baseman Aaron Neisius starts a double play Monday evening. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie's Dylan Coleman pitches with a La Crescent runner leading off of first base.

Shortstop Josh Lenzendorf scoops up the grounder and throws to first base for the out.

Third baseman Ryan McGrath throws to first base for the out Monday evening at the St. Feriole Island Ballpark.

 

Monday evening’s American Legion baseball game against visiting La Crescent was only the second defeat this season for the Prairie du Chien Grasshoppers as they lost 9-2.

La Crescent scored a run in the second and another in the third to take a 2-0 lead.

In the bottom of the fourth inning, Prairie du Chien tied things up at two. 

Mon
25
Jun

Eastman Fast Pitch Hall of Fame to induct new members


The Chester Kramer Family will be inducted as Friends of the Ball Park.

 

Five players and one family will be inducted into the Eastman Fast Pitch Hall of Fame on July 4 at 4 p.m. at the Eastman Ball Park. The following are write-ups by or about the players and the Chester Kramer Family.

 

Russ Gillitzer

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