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Ashmore retiring after 2 decades as Prairie du Chien public library director

Prairie du Chien Memorial Library Director Nancy Ashmore is retiring after 20 years in service to the Prairie du Chien community and surrounding area. 


Prairie Invitational a good time for everyone

Gavin Whalen of Prairie du Chien runs up a slight incline at the Prairie du Chien Invitational Thursday afternoon. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Thomas O’Brien of the Blackhawks, along with several other runners, were able to wear hats on Thursday at the Prairie du Chien Invitational.

Max Anthony of Prairie du Chien enjoys his leg of the relay.

Prairie du Chien’s Shayla Straka runs her leg of the relay Thursday adorned with a bit of green paint.

Kate Olson of the Blackhawks enjoyed running on the nice afternoon.

Al Rewey of Seneca runs in a camouflage outfit during the Prairie du Chien Invitational at La Riviere Park Thursday.

Thomas Caya of Seneca enjoys the unusual event in which members of different schools are teamed up together and run a cross country relay.

The Prairie du Chien cross country team hosted Platteville and Seneca in a fun and unusual event at La Riviere Park Thursday afternoon for Parents’ Night and Senior Night at the Prairie du Chien Invitational.


Seneca defeats Wauzeka-Steuben volleyball

McKenzie Olsen of Wauzeka-Steuben blasts one back to Seneca Thursday night in Wauzeka-Steuben High School. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Seneca’s Aubrey Wallin (4) hits the ball past the hands of Wauzeka-Steuben’s Lizzy Bird (8) Thursday night.

Gracie Hooker (14) of the Lady Hornets pops the ball over the net.

Lizzie Bird (8) and McKenzie Olsen (9) of Wauzeka-Steuben go up for the block.

Lizzie Bird of Wauzeka-Steuben and Aubrey Wallin of Seneca battle at the net.

Halle Lenzendorf of Seneca sets the ball up for a teammate.

Seneca's Kendra Chambers spikes the ball back to the Lady Hornets.

Seneca defeated host Wauzeka-Steuben three sets to none in a Ridge and Valley Conference volleyball match Thursday night, Sept. 9.

Seneca won by scores of 25-20, 25-5 and 25-18.


Prairie-River Ridge-Seneca soccer team continues to improve

Alex Lee (19) booms the ball upfield as Adam Anderson (11) turns to move upfield as well against Platteville. (Photos by Jason Nihles, Platteville Journal)

The Blackhawks’ Domonic Tanner (7) kicks the ball to a teammate.

Prairie goalie Logan Higgins had 20 saves.

On Thursday, Sept. 2, the Blackhawks travelled to Platteville High School to face the Platteville/Lancaster Hillmen for the Blackhawks’ first conference match of the fall 2021 season. 


Prairie du Chien gridders stop Poynette

Prairie du Chien’s Max Amundson (15) and Owen Oldenburg (11) team up for a tackle. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Ty Wagner pressures the Poynette quarterback in first half action.

Syler Wall (61) leads the way for Rhett Koenig (23) for a good gain Friday night.

Prairie du Chien makes a good ground gain.

By Colton Thompson



River Ridge blanks SWS

River Ridge’s Braden Crubel goes high to make the catch deep in Seneca/Wauzeka-Steuben territory Friday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

The Blue-Golds’ Lucius Cooley gets a good kick-off return Friday night against the host Timberwolves.

Logan Drone of the Timberwolves rolls out looking to pass.

SWS quarterback Evan Payne runs for good yardage against River Ridge.

The Timberwolves’ Will Cooley recovers from this tackle attempt to score on a 65-yard run against the Blue-Golds.

River Ridge defeated visiting Seneca/Wauzeka-Steuben 39-0 in a nonconference football game Friday night. 

Will Cooley of River Ridge scored on a 2-yard run in the first period to give the Timberwolves a 6-0 lead.


Sagedahl joins Golden Grizzlies baseball team

Former Prairie du Chien High School athlete Chas Sagedahl has joined the Oakland University Golden Grizzlies baseball team. Oakland University plays in the Horizon League in NCAA Division I and is located in Auburn Hills, Mich.


Lady Hawk golfers have several meets to start season

Ally Wall hits an approach from under a tree Friday. (Photos by Thomas Gunnell, Darlington Republican Journal)

Allison Kennedy lifts the ball up and onto the green at the Darlington Invitational.

Prairie du Chien’s Emma Wall watches the flight of the ball Friday at the Darlington Invitational.

Tessa Higgins hits an approach shot at the Darlington Invitational.

The Prairie du Chien Lady Hawk golfers are off to a somewhat hectic but fast start for their 2021 season. The only returning letter winners from last season are senior Allison Kennedy and Marie Achenbach. New to competitive golf are sophomore Ally Wall and freshmen Tessa Higgins, Emma Wall, and Rita Achenbach. 


Aquinas Blugolds over Prairie du Chien Hawks

Prairie du Chien’s Ty Wagner fields a high punt snap and runs for the first down versus La Crosse Aquinas Friday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Maddox Cejka throws to a teammate near the sideline against visiting Aquinas Friday night in the opener for both teams.

Seth MacEachern returns a kickoff for Prairie du Chien Friday night.

Aiden Martin (55), Keagan Dull (28) and Joey Xiya (45) bring down the Aquinas ballcarrier at John C. Mulrooney Stadium.

By Colton Thompson



Koenig and Rogge earn All-American status

Rhett Koenig

Matt Rogge

Rhett Koenig, a junior to be this fall at Prairie du Chien High School, and Matt Rogge, a freshman to be at Augsburg University this fall, both earned All-American status this past week at the 2021 USA Wrestling Junior and 16U National Championships held at the FargoDome in Fargo, North Dakota, July 17-23. This summer marked the 50th USA Wrestling Junior National Championships, a major high school competition which has had a tremendous impact on the sport in our nation.