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Seneca/Wauzeka-Steuben Wins Share of Conference

The Blue-Golds’ Jared Payne breaks up a pass near the end of the first quarter on a rainy Friday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

A pair of SWS players team up to stop the Ithaca ball carrier near the sideline in first half action Friday night in the Ridge and Valley contest.

Three SWS defenders zero in on the Ithaca running back in first half action.

Noah Allan (2) follows his blocking for a good gain versus Ithaca Friday night.

Nate Benish (12) takes the hand-off as TJ Sprosty (63) and Garrett Groom (65) lead the way.



beat Bulldogs

Get at least share of 

Ridge and Valley crown

Seneca/Wauzeka-Steuben beat Ithaca 21-6 in Seneca’s homecoming game on a rainy Friday night to grab first place in the Ridge and Valley Conference.


Area Teams at Ryan Zimpel Invitational

Haley Atkinson of Wauzeka-Steuben and Olivia Meyer of River Ridge run up a hill at the Ryan Zimpel Memorial Invitational in Boscobel Tuesday afternoon. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

River Ridge’s Faith Webb runs along a corn field Tuesday afternoon near Boscobel.

Seneca’s Kolton Chambers cruises along a relatively flat stretch.

The River Ridge Timberwolves run in a pack near the start of the boys’ race Tuesday.

Haley Atkinson (left) and Molly Asleson of Wauzeka-Steuben run side by side.

Seneca’s Travis Zach runs ahead of a long string of runners at Boscobel.



River Ridge, 


at Ryan Zimpel

River Ridge, Wauzeka-Steuben and Seneca competed in the Ryan Zimpel Memorial Invitational cross country meet hosted by Boscobel Tuesday afternoon.


Prairie du Chien Homecoming

Reid Koenig gains good yardage on a kickoff return versus Lancaster. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Gavin Gillitzer nears the end zone on a 49-yard touchdown run in the first quarter Friday night.

Stephen Ronnfeldt (76) hits Evan Gates of Lancaster hard and causes a fumble in second-quarter action Friday night.

Behind the blocking of Reid Koenig and the Prairie du Chien offensive line, Tyler Smock finds running room on the outside.


Flying Arrows 

spoil Blackhawks’ 

Homecoming game

By Zach Mara



Hawaiian Homecoming Parade

Blackhawk athletic supporter Cousin Cletus tells folks along the parade route Wednesday evening how the Blackhawks are gonna defeat the Flying Arrows of Lancaster. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

The Prairie du Chien football team greets the crowd during the Hawaiian Homecoming Parade Wednesday evening.

Members of the Prairie du Chien High School Marching Band march along the parade route Wednesday.

The Hawaiian Homecoming theme was evident on this float.

The Halls of Terror bus was a fan favorite.

Students from Brenda’s School of Dance joined in the fun.

Prairie Soccer Wins

Prairie’s Hunter Domeier defends against a Richland Center player Tuesday. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Anthony Irvin (19) and Hunter Domeier (9) battle for the ball with a Richland Center player.

The Blackhawks’ Ramon Gonzalez (18) chases down a Hornets’ player Tuesday afternoon.

Prairie’s Preston Hendrix attempts a shot on goal versus Richland Center Tuesday afternoon at the Bluff View pitch.


Prairie soccer team gains 3-2 conference victory

The Prairie du Chien boys soccer team kicked off Homecoming Week Tuesday night with a home win over the conference rival Richland Center Hornets.   

The teams sparred evenly the first 30 minutes of the game. At the 33-minute mark, a wet ball slipped through grasping goalie gloves to put Center on the board, 1-0. 


River Ridge beats C-FC in wild affair

Running back Brett Moravits fights for extra yardage along the sideline against Cochrane-Fountain City Friday night in Bloomington. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Tyler Millin follows his blocking and gets to the outside for a big gain.

A pack of Wolves brings down the ballcarrier Friday night.

A pair of Timberwolves converge on the Cochrane-Fountain City running back.

Cole Crubel rolls out and looks to pass versus the Pirates.

River Ridge beat visiting Cochrane-Fountain City in a nonconference back and forth, high scoring football game in Bloomington Friday night. 

The Timberwolves got on the board first with a 51-yard run by Tyler Millin and a 2-point pass from Cole Crubel to Ryan Redman to grab an 8-0 lead in the first quarter. 

Blake Crubel scored on a 20-yard run and the 2-point run with 8:25 to play in the first period to increase the margin to 16-0. 


Prairie Volleyball

Caitlin Pattison of the Blackhawks bumps the ball up to the front row versus visiting Platteville in SWC volleyball action. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie’s Brytta Sagedahl eases one past the Platteville defender.

Emily Groom smashes a winner versus visiting Platteville Tuesday night.

Prairie’s Kylee Weber pounds the ball to the Platteville side in conference action.

Lindsey Nicholson sets up her teammates Tuesday night.



defeats PdC girls

The Prairie du Chien volleyball team hosted conference leader Platteville on Tuesday night.  

The JV (Fr/So) team and the varsity reserve team both won their matches two games to one. What a great effort.

Platteville defeated Prairie’s varsity three games to none.


Fun At The Mississippi Mud Run

A log run provided one of the numerous obstacles for the Mississippi Mud Run Saturday.

Obstacles become even harder when participants are muddy and slippery.

Mississippi Mud Runners found this event to be tiring. Proceeds for this year’s Mississippi Mud Run go towards the Prairie du Chien FFA and volleyball programs, as well as Prairie du Chien Parks and Recreation youth programs.

These three competitors enjoy pulling themselves by ropes through the water Saturday morning on St. Feriole Island for the seventh annual Mississippi Mud Run. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

A trio of young women climb the tires up and over a school bus Saturday morning.


A good time had by all at Mississippi Mud Run


River Ridge Has Victorious Homecoming

River Ridge’s Brett Moravits powers for extra yardage against a Highland tackle attempt during the Timberwolves’ Homecoming game Friday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Tyler Millin (21) eludes a would-be tackler in Bloomington Friday night.

Brett Moravits (2) and Ethan Esser (75) team up for a tackle versus Highland.

River Ridge quarterback Cole Crubel runs for a good gain in first-half action against visiting Highland Friday night.


River Ridge 

levels Highland

River Ridge blanked Highland 44-0 during the Timberwolves’ Homecoming football game Friday night in Bloomington.

River Ridge dominated the line of scrimmage on offense and defense, and had numerous big plays en route to the victory to improve to 3-2 overall and 3-1 in the Six Rivers.


River Ridge Over Benton

River Ridge’s Taylor Langmeier pops the ball over the Benton player Tuesday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

River Ridge’s Skylar White blocks the ball back to the Benton side Tuesday night.


River Ridge 

girls defeat 


On Tuesday, the River Ridge volleyball team took on undefeated Benton on River Ridge’s home court. 

River Ridge won in five sets, 25-22, 22-25, 25-23, 18-25 and 15-8. It was a battle to the end with lots of great spiking, digs, and blocks. 


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