Error message

  • Warning: array_merge(): Expected parameter 1 to be an array, bool given in _simpleads_render_ajax_template() (line 133 of /home/pdccourier/www/www/sites/all/modules/simpleads/includes/
  • Notice: Trying to get property 'settings' of non-object in _simpleads_adgroup_settings() (line 343 of /home/pdccourier/www/www/sites/all/modules/simpleads/includes/
  • Warning: array_merge(): Expected parameter 1 to be an array, bool given in _simpleads_render_ajax_template() (line 157 of /home/pdccourier/www/www/sites/all/modules/simpleads/includes/
  • Notice: Trying to access array offset on value of type null in include() (line 24 of /home/pdccourier/www/www/sites/all/modules/simpleads/templates/simpleads_ajax_call.tpl.php).

Prairie du Chien sweeps Mauston

Prairie’s Emily Groom (1) steers the ball away from the Mauston defender. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Caitlin Pattison bops the ball high over the Mauston defense Tuesday night.

Mackenzie Pettit (9) of Prairie du Chien spikes past Mauston Tuesday night.

Hope Martin (2) and Lily Krahn (19) go up for the block.


Prairie du Chien hosted Mauston for the regional quarterfinal match on Tuesday night. 

With a rowdy crowd of students, parents and fans, (not ready to see the season end) the Blackhawks were on the attack keeping the Golden Eagles on their heels. 

The Blackhawks took set one 25-15, and rode that momentum through the rest of the match, winning set two 25-19 and set three 25-15. 


Prairie soccer advances by beating Ozaukee

Prairie du Chien’s Ben Teynor (4) tries to maneuver past the Ozaukee player Tuesday afternoon. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Ramon Gonzalez of Prairie du Chien fends off Ivan Garcia of Ozaukee.

Derek Grondin passes to a teammate Tuesday afternoon versus Ozaukee on the Bluff View Pitch.

Weston Hill of the Blackhawks receives a pass Tuesday afternoon at Bluff View.


The Prairie du Chien boys soccer team began regional play hosting the Warriors of Ozaukee Tuesday afternoon on the Bluff View Pitch.  

The Hawks started out quick, and with just 3:56 into the contest, Mark Welter fired a powerful and perfect kick for Prairie’s first goal.  

Nineteen minutes later, (22:02) it was Ben Teynor’s turn, ripping through the Warrior defense then pounding it in for Prairie’s second goal.  


Hawks win first outright conference crown since 1988

Prairie’s Carter Pederson hauls in a 39-yard touchdown pass to make the score 49-0 at halftime. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie’s Mason Kramer stops the Richland Center ballcarrier Friday night to help the Blackhawks win their first outright conference crown in 30 years.

The Blackhawks’ Colten Wall (9) goes after a Hornets’ fumble deep in Richland Center territory Friday night.

Prairie's Ben Riter grabs a touchdown pass.

Ben Riter (bottom) and Zach Swiggum (24) team up for a tackle.

Isaac Avery makes a good open field tackle Friday night.


By Zach Mara



Prairie girls beat Lancaster

Prairie’s Alexis Nolan (5) and Caitlin Pattison (6) defend at the net. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

The Blackhawks’ Kylee Weber (3) hits the ball past the Lancaster defenders.

Prairie’s Lindsey Nicholson bumps the ball forward to a teammate Tuesday night.

A pair of Lady Blackhawks bump the ball to the front row Tuesday night.

Emily Groom of Prairie du Chien goes up for the block attempt against visiting Lancaster.

Maggie Dobbs of Prairie du Chien hits the ball over the outstretched hands of two Lancaster players Tuesday night on Pink and Senior Night.

Alexis Nolan smashes one for a winner versus Lancaster Tuesday night.


Tuesday night, Prairie du Chien volleyball honored Breast Cancer Awareness Month as well as Robbie Mason in her fight against cancer. It was also Senior Night.  

With an awesome crowd, the Blackhawks took on the Lancaster Arrows. The Blackhawks started off their very emotional night winning set 1 (25-20) and set 2 (25-13), but the Arrows didn’t give up, winning set 3 (25-23). The Blackhawks didn’t let it go to a 5th set, winning set 4 (25-20).  


Pecatonica-Argyle defeats River Ridge

Cole Crubel nears the end zone on a 45-yard touchdown run in the first quarter versus Pecatonica-Argyle Friday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

A pair of River Ridge defenders stop the Pecatonica-Argyle ballcarrier Friday night.

Brett Moravits (2) of River Ridge gets ready to take down the PA runner.

Brayan Barrita (28) gains good yardage on a kickoff return Friday night.

Colton Clark (16) follows the block of Blake Crubel and makes a nifty cut to the inside for a good gain.


Pecatonica-Argyle defeated host River Ridge 20-6 on the Timberwolves’ homecoming Friday night. 

The game was played on a wet and slippery field and didn’t start until about 8:30 p.m. due to lightning. 

Cole Crubel got the Timberwolves on the board first as he got to the outside and broke free for a 45-yard touchdown dash down the left sideline in the first quarter. The extra point was blocked but River Ridge had a 6-0 lead.


Late TD lifts Prairie over Lancaster, Hawks gain share of SWC title

Prairie du Chien’s Tyler Smock rushed for a whopping 273 yards and five touchdowns to help defeat Lancaster Friday night. (Photos by A.J. Gates, Sports Editor, Grant County Herald Independent)

Prairie’s Gavin Gillitzer was 11 of 24 in the air for 181 yards and 1 TD pass.


By Zach Mara


The Prairie du Chien Blackhawks traveled to Lancaster on Friday night, looking to spoil the Arrows’ homecoming and improve to 4-0 in conference play. 

The game was a tale of two halves, as the Hawks (7-1, 4-0) jumped out to a big lead early to take a 20-point lead into halftime. 


River Ridge improves to 18-0, wins share of title

River Ridge's Taylor Langmeier hits the ball past Kayla Klotz of Shullsburg Tuesday night. Langmeier has more than 1,000 kills in her career. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Rylee Zinkle (22) of River Ridge pops the ball to Shullsburg while Jordyn Vogt (35) anticipates the next play.

Skylar White (9) of River Ridge battles at the net while Verity Johnson (3), Jaci Williams (8) and Taylor Langmeier (10) get ready.

McKenzie Graf (1) of the Lady Timberwolves tips the ball over Kylie Ubersox Tuesday night.


The River Ridge volleyball team defeated visiting Shullsburg in three sets with scores of 25-10, 25-15 and 25-14 Tuesday night in Six Rivers West action.

This allowed River Ridge to at least have a share of the title for the Six Rivers West Conference because they only have one more match with Benton on Oct. 11 and River Ridge defeated Benton earlier in the season.


Seneca/Wauzeka-Steuben handles Kickapoo-La Farge

Linebacker Phoenix Stonum (52) leads the charge for the Blue-Gold defensive line as he and his fellow senior teammates, Wade Salmon, Preston Crowley-Lee and Orion Starkey, chase down Kickapoo-La Farge quarterback Owen Cauffman. (Photos by Correne Martin)

Running back Hunter Aspenson finds an open path as his offensive linemen hold off a Predator in Friday night’s win over Kickapoo-La Farge. It was homecoming night for Seneca/Wauzeka-Steuben.

Blue-Gold senior running back Kaleb Marx gained a first down on this first-quarter carry Friday night.

Senior Orion Starkey had plenty of speed and strength to bring down a Predator ball carrier in the first half of Seneca/Wauzeka-Steuben football action Friday night. Also pictured (from left) are Gavin Ralph, Nate Benish and Jared Payne.

Wade Salmon stifles progress for the opposing quarterback in Wauzeka Sept. 28.


Seneca/Wauzeka-Steuben easily defeated visiting Kickapoo-La Farge 47-22 on homecoming Friday night in Wauzeka.

Jared Payne scored on a 10-yard run and the PAT was good as SWS took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter. Gavin Ralph caught a 2-yard TD from Payne and the PAT was good as SWS took a 14-0 advantage. Payne ran it in from 8 yards out and the extra point was good as the Blue-Golds went up 21-0. Quinn Alexander scored on a 1-yard run and the 2-point conversion was good to pull Kickapoo within 21-8 after the first period.


Blackhawks beat Hillmen on homecoming, secure playoff berth

Prairie's Tyler Smock tries to break away from a Platteville defender Friday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Sam Fernberg (54) and Reid Koenig (23) stop the Hillmen ballcarrier short.

The Prairie du Chien defense was tough all night. Here, three Blackhawks send the Hillmen runner backwards to the ground.

Prairie's Mason Kramer catches a touchdown pass against visiting Platteville Friday night to help secure a playoff berth for the Blackhawks.


By Zach Mara


The Prairie du Chien Blackhawks rounded up their Homecoming Week festivities by hosting the Platteville Hillmen on Friday night. The cool, crisp night provided a great atmosphere for the Hawks’ student section to sport their camouflage attire and cheer on their Blackhawks (6-1, 3-0). 


Near miss for Lady Hawk golfers

Prairie's Sophie Miller gets ready to putt at the WIAA Regional at Prairie du Chien Country Club Wednesday. (Photos by Gary Howe)

Allison Kennedy hits her approach Wednesday.

Allison Kennedy rolls in a short putt.

Gabby Ritchie hits a putt Wednesday. Ritchie qualified for the sectional with a 98.


Ritchie advances to sectional

The Lady Hawk golf team played their hearts out at the regional golf match on Wednesday at Prairie du Chien Country Club but missed going on to sectionals as a team by three strokes, carding a team score of 462.