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Wed
10
Mar

Are you ready for some football?!

SWS Blue-Golds look forward to spring season By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wed
10
Mar

Wauzeka-Steuben has season to remember


Gavin Ralph goes up for two during the second half versus Hustisford in a Division 5 semifinal at the State Basketball Tournament in the La Crosse Center Thursday morning, March 4. “I couldn’t be any more proud of the way my guys came out and played with confidence and represented Wauzeka-Steuben in such a positive way,” said Head Coach Isaiah Okey. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Nate Martin defends at the point of attack during second-half action at the state tournament.

Garett Kapinus (10) and Caydon Lomas (3) play defense against Hustisford.

Garett Kapinus shoots as Coach Isaiah Okey looks on.

Gavin Ralph displays defensive intensity at the state tournament Thursday.

Caydon Lomas maneuvers against Hustisford.

The Hornets’ Ethan Klema drives for a shot during the state tournament.

Gavin Ralph scores in the first half versus Hustisford in a Division 5 semifinal at the State Basketball Tournament in the La Crosse Center Thursday morning, March 4.

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wed
03
Mar

Two PdC/F gymnasts do well at State Meet


Alyssa Schoepp and Madilyn Fisher competed at the State Meet Saturday. (Photos by Chesney Kazda)

Alyssa Schoepp competes on the floor exercise at the State Gymnastics Meet.

Madilyn Fisher does a pike tsuke on the vault while Coach Alex Udelhofen watches Saturday at the State Gymnastics Meet.

On Saturday, Feb. 27, Prairie du Chien/Fennimore gymnasts Madilyn Fisher and Alyssa Schoepp traveled to Onalaska for the WIAA State Gymnastics Meet. This year’s State Meet was done in two different sessions. The girls competed in the first session and did not know their results until later that night. 

Wed
03
Mar

Wauzeka-Steuben boys heading to State


The Hornets’ Garett Kapinus scores against visiting Port Edwards Thursday night in the sectional semifinal. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Wauzeka-Steuben’s Gavin Ralph drives the lane for a bucket versus Port Edwards on Feb. 25 in the sectional semifinal.

Caydon Lomas blows past the Port Edwards defender and drives hard to the hoop.

Nate Martin looks for a shot along the right baseline in second-half action against Port Edwards.

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wed
24
Feb

Two Prairie du Chien-Fennimore gymnasts heading to State Meet


Two Prairie du Chien/Fennimore gymnasts qualified for the State Gymnastics Meet to be held in Onalaska on Feb. 27. Madilyn Fisher is on left and Alyssa Schoepp is on the right. Fisher will compete on the vault. She placed fifth at the sectional meet with a score of 9.15. Schoepp will compete on the floor exercise. She placed fourth at the sectional with a score of 9.025.

Madison Otts performs in the floor exercise at the sectional meet. Otts added a more difficult leap pass and a tumbling pass for the sectional.

On Thursday, Feb. 18, the Prairie du Chien/Fennimore gymnastics team traveled to Onalaska for the Sectional Meet. 

The team placed seventh with the second-highest score of the season, 123.95. River Falls placed first with a score of 140.90. Sparta finished in second place with a score of 136.225. 

Wed
24
Feb

Prairie du Chien wrestlers 2nd at State Team Tournament


The Prairie du Chien wrestling team displays their State Runnerup trophy. Team members are, front row: Bryce Priebe, Brogan Brewer, Drake Ingham, Maddox Cejka, Ryder Koenig, Rhett Koenig, Luke Kramer, Kurt Wall, Ty Wagner, Mason Baumgartner, Mason Idhe, and Aydan Ihde. Back row: Coach Cory Koenig, Coach Jon Quamme, Coach Jake Heuston, Head Coach Mike Rogge, Drew Hird, Christian Black, Matt Rogge, Bradyn Saint, Chase Fisher, Chad Achenbach, Kyle Quick, Jayden Johnson, Sheyenne Ronnfeldt, Manager Gabey Lenzendorf, Coach Nick Rogge, Coach Ryan Saint, and Coach Traeton Saint.

Senior Jayden Johnson works to take down his Amery opponent in the 285# match.

Senior Chase Fisher uses a wing with a far side wrist as he works to turn his Amery opponent at 170#. Fisher would record a 10-2 major decision.

Senior Matt Rogge applies tight pressure as he rides his Winneconne opponent. Rogge would win by fall.

On Saturday, Feb. 20, Adams/Friendship was the host of the WIAA D2 Team State Wrestling Championships. PDC was in the tournament for the second straight year, and were looking to make some noise following last year’s one point loss in the semifinals. The four teams at State were made up of some very good wrestlers, many of them State Champs, Placewinners, and Qualifiers. Here’s a quick reference as to just how good these teams are:

Wed
17
Feb

Prairie boys advance to Regional semifinal


Prairie du Chien's Max Amundson grabs a rebound versus Lancaster in Division 3 Regional action Tuesday night. (Photos by A.J. Gates, Grant County Herald Independent)

Colton Thompson (24) and Justice Olmstead defend Preston Noethe of Lancaster.

Prairie du Chien traveled to Lancaster for their first Regional playoff game on Tuesday night. The game proved to be quite a tough matchup when Lancaster took an early lead against the Hawks going on an 8-0 run to start. Prairie du Chien wasn’t ready to give up though and ended the half up by 6.

Wed
17
Feb

Banasik named to WBCA Hall of Fame

Prairie du Chien District Administrator and Athletic Director Andy Banasik has been named as a member of the 2020 Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Hall of Fame as a high school coach. The 2020 Hall of Fame Induction will be held at the Glacier Canyon Lodge of the Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells on Aug. 1.

The following is a biography of Banasik’s coaching career.

Wed
17
Feb

Prairie du Chien/Fennimore gymnasts compete at conference


Alyssa Schoepp pushes off of the vault at the Conference Meet.

Avery Thompson shows good form on the uneven parallel bars at the Conference Meet.

Leilani Pfluger performs on the vault.

Prairie’s Madison Otts performs on the floor exercise at Dodgeville.

Reagan Hannah jumps high over the balance beam at the conference meet.

Madilyn Fisher was the conference champion for the vault with a score of 9.225, a season high score!

The PDC/Fennimore gymnasts traveled to Dodgeville Thursday night for the Conference Meet. 

Wed
17
Feb

Prairie du Chien girls win third straight regional title


Prairie du Chien’s Lily Krahn makes a nifty pass in the lane against Lancaster. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie’s Makenzie Knapp grabs a loose ball versus Lancaster Friday night.

Macey Banasik maneuvers in the front court in first half action versus Lancaster.

On Friday, Feb. 12, the Prairie du Chien girls basketball team hosted the Lancaster Flying Arrows for the Regional Semifinal tournament game. 

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