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Richland Center defeats Prairie gridders

The Blackhawks’ Max Schneider (64) tries to get to the Hornets’ quarterback.

Prairie’s Ty Wagner (21) pressures the Richland Center quarterback. (Photos by Erik Olson, Richland Observer)

By Colton Thompson



Lady Blackhawks soar over Golden Eagles

Prairie’s Jillian Kruempel (19) battles at the net against host Mauston in regional volleyball action. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Katelyne Lutz (2) sets up Lily Krahn (4) for a winner versus Mauston.

Katelyne Lutz smashes the ball past the Mauston defender.

Makenna Forde pops the ball over the net.

Lily Krahn slams one to the Mauston side.

The #10 seed Prairie du Chien Blackhawks traveled to #2 seed Mauston for their second regional match, winning in 4 sets. 


Lady Wolves sweep Miners

Payton Millin of River Ridge blasts the ball past Kennedy Allendorf of Shullsburg as Sadie Crubel (15) and Alli Wagner get ready. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Kennedy Copsey hits the ball between a pair of Shullsburg defenders Thursday night in a Six Rivers West volleyball match.

Rachael Zinkle goes high to spike the ball.

Sadie Crubel taps the ball to Shullsburg Thursday night.

The River Ridge Timberwolves swept the Shullsburg Miners three sets to none on Thursday, Oct. 14 in Six Rivers West volleyball. 


River Ridge blanks Black Hawk-Warren

River Ridge’s Logan Drone threw for one touchdown and ran for three more. (Photos by A.J. Gates, Grant County Herald Independent)

The River Ridge defense teams up for a tackle.

River Ridge blanked visiting Black Hawk-Warren (Ill.) 25-0 in a Six Rivers football contest Friday night.

Logan Drone scored on a 3-yard run with 7:01 to play in the first quarter to give River Ridge a 6-0 lead. 


Prairie girls beat River Valley for first time in 21 years

The Prairie du Chien Blackhawks Volleyball team took a conference win in 4 sets Tuesday night at River Valley. 


River Ridge, Seneca at Riverdale Invitational

Jordan Parker and Seth Breuer of River Ridge run side by side at Riverdale. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Rylan Linder of River Ridge runs by himself at the Riverdale Invitational.

Colton Moris of River Ridge finished in 21:56.1.

Luke Patterson of River Ridge finished in 20:48.4.

Thomas Caya, Al Rewey and Brenden Kunke of Seneca run together at the Riverdale Invitational.

River Ridge and Seneca competed in the Riverdale Invitational cross country meet Saturday. 


Prairie du Chien runners at Riverdale Invite

Prairie du Chien’s Spencer DeHart took 26th at the Riverdale Invitational Saturday morning in Muscoda. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie’s Thomas O’Brien had a time of 20:37.6.

The Prairie du Chien cross country team ran in the Riverdale Invitational on Saturday morning in Muscoda.

Boys Meet


Wauzeka-Steuben, Seneca at Kickapoo Invitational

Wauzeka-Steuben’s Max Cooley and Parker McCullick run down a hill at the Kickapoo Invitational Thursday. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Jordan McCarthy of Wauzeka-Steuben took 45th.

Caydon Lomas tries to get past a Viroqua runner.

Brett Wagner breaks away from a pack.

Lily Mitchell runs alone.

Maddy Reichmann (584) and Jayda Ralph run side by side.

Brenden Kunke of Seneca gets ready to negotiate a turn on the Kickapoo High School course.

Thomas Caya of Seneca nears the bottom of a hill.

Al Rewey looks forward to a straightaway.

Freshman Gabriel Hamman finished 43rd.

Wauzeka-Steuben and Seneca competed in the Kickapoo/La Farge Invitational cross country meet on Sept. 30.

Jayda Ralph of Wauzeka-Steuben finished 39th in the girls meet in a time of 27:47.2. Madalyn Reichmann was 40th in 27:56.4. Lily Mitchell was 48th in 29:41.9.


Prairie runners at Kickapoo Invitational

Prairie du Chien’s Tannah Radloff and Josie Kramer round a bend at the Kickapoo Invitational Thursday afternoon. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Lee Steiger goes over a bump.

Malachi Ames, a freshman, finished 36th.

Eowyn Earle took 33rd with a team place of 29th.

Kate Olson runs by herself on a straightaway.

Freshman Allison Mathies enjoys the Kickapoo Invitational.

On a warm, sticky night, the Prairie du Chien girls stepped up to the line and they were off at the Kickapoo Invitational cross country meet Thursday. 


Prairie du Chien Blackhawks blank River Valley

Rhett Koenig and Ryder Koenig (22) chase down and tackle the River Valley ballcarrier on a rainy Friday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Rhett Koenig follows the blocking of Dawson Eastman (59).

Quarterback Maddox Cejka runs to the outside for a good gain.

Owen Oldenburg (11) and Luke Kramer (54) team up for a stop.

Aden McCluskey (18) and Syler Wall (61) tackle the River Valley ballcarrier.

By Colton Thompson