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PdC Cross Country

Prairie’s Blake Bartels runs on Parents and Senior Night.

Madalyn Roche and Allison Riebe run side by side Thursday. (Photos by Rose Ziel)


Prairie hosts 

unusual and fun 

cross country meet

The Prairie du Chien Cross Country team competed with Platteville on Thursday night at La Riviere Park.  

Instead of running against each other, runners from both teams were mixed into three separate teams: the Lead Miners, Prairie Dogs, and Voyagers.   


SWS Homecoming Game

The Blue-Golds’ Braden Folbrecht drops back to pass and hits Nick Payne for a 13-yard touchdown in the second quarter against visiting Kickapoo-La Farge Friday night during Wauzeka-Steuben’s Homecoming game. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Nick Payne hauls in a 13-yard scoring strike from Braden Folbrecht.

Three SWS defenders tackle the Kickapoo-La Farge ballcarrier Friday night.

The Blue-Golds’ Noah Allan fights for extra yardage against Kickapoo-La Farge.


SWS beats Kickapoo-La Farge for Homecoming

Seneca/Wauzeka-Steuben beat Kickapoo-La Farge 41-8 at Wauzeka-Steuben’s Homecoming Friday night. 

Noah Allan scored on a 14-yard run and the 2-point conversion was good to give SWS an 8-0 lead in the first quarter. 

Allan scored on a 55-yard run as the Blue-Golds went ahead 14-0 in the opening period. 


Prairie du Chien Soccer

Prairie’s Andrew Waller (24) takes the ball away from the Dodgeville player Tuesday. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Weston Hill of Prairie du Chien looks to pass Tuesday against Dodgeville-Mineral Point.

The Blackhawks’ Nolan Stram (12) moves in to defend on a soggy Bluff View pitch Tuesday.

Prairie’s Evan Teynor (4) battles for control of the ball.

Soccer team suffers
first loss of season
The Prairie du Chien boys soccer team hosted Dodgeville/Mineral Point United Tuesday night in a Southwest Wisconsin Conference confrontation.
The strong, well-matched teams played hard and fast on the soggy and soupy Bluff View field with both teams having multiple scoring opportunities through the first half, all denied by an effective defensive opposition. The first 45 minutes ended scoreless.
Tuesday was Parents Night, so at half the Blackhawks welcomed, thanked, introduced and recognized their extremely supportive parents.
The battle continued in the second half with injuries and fatigue starting to take its toll on the teams. It wasn’t until the 33rd minute that Dodgeville found a chink in the Prairie defensive armor and slipped a goal in just off left post.


PdC Cross Country

Ella Hein, Amber Huser and Faith Dillman run together. (Photo by Kathleen Hein)


Girls compete well at River 

Valley Blackhawk Invitational, 

PdC home meet also a success

The Prairie du Chien cross country team competed in the River Valley Blackhawk Invitational on Saturday. The Blackhawk Invitational was a huge meet with 41 schools and more than 1,600 runners.  


Prairie Football

Prairie du Chien’s Dylan Yeomans gets in the clear and heads for the end zone for a touchdown in the first quarter on a rainy Friday night against visiting Arcadia. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Dylan Yeomans completes his first-quarter touchdown run.

Prairie's Eric Nolan (56) moves in on the Arcadia runningback.

Owen Feye (66) and Ethan Swiggum (5) team up to bring down the Arcadia ballcarrier.

Jacob Mallat slips past an Arcadia defender for a good gain Friday night.

Milwaukee Bucks rookie Thon Maker, 19, enjoys taking a selfie with a group of young fans at the Prairie du Chien football game Friday night. “I’m happy to be with the Bucks and to be able to see different parts of Wisconsin,” said the 7-1 Maker who is part of the Bucks “Own the Future” statewide tour, which also features the team’s mascot Bango, the Milwaukee Bucks Dancers and other entertainers. Maker was born in Sudan and moved to Australia at age 5.


Arcadia defeats 

Prairie du Chien

By Zach Mara


The Prairie du Chien Blackhawks ended nonconference play with a 20-7 loss to the visiting Arcadia Raiders. The wet, rainy Friday night could not stop the Hawks’ (2-2) pregame festivities, including Parents’ Night and Milwaukee Bucks’ draft pick Thon Maker signing autographs.


Prairie du Chien Cross Country

Nicole Steiber and Allison Riebe run in the Westby Invitational on Tuesday, Sept. 6. (Photos courtesy of Kathleen Hein)

Jayce Sexton (left) and Blake Bartels run for Prairie du Chien at Darlington on Saturday.


Prairie cross country does well

The girls’ and boys’ Prairie du Chien cross country teams competed well in their first meet at Darlington on Saturday despite the fact that it was the first race ever for much of the young team.  


Prairie Soccer

Prairie’s Nathaniel Oehler (17) moves the ball upfield against visiting Richland Center Tuesday evening. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Jon Dyer (6) jostles with a pair of Hornets Tuesday evening on the Bluff View pitch.

Prairie’s Chas Sagedahl battles against two Richland Center players.

The Blackhawks’ Evan Teynor heads the ball forward against the Hornets Tuesday.

The Blackhawks’ Jack Stoeffler (10) fights for control of the ball.



kick Hornets’ nest

The Prairie du Chien boys soccer team opened their home season Tuesday evening hosting the Richland Center Hornets.  

The Blackhawks played a well balanced game of procession and control. Prairie started out quickly. Only 3:54 into the game, Chas Sagedahl delivered a through ball to Jon Dyer who put it in for the first goal.  


Prairie du Chien Golf

Prairie du Chien’s Macy Sanders hits her approach from the 18th fairway during the Prairie du Chien Invitational Friday morning. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie’s Taylor Hendrickson watches her putt on the first green Friday.

Gabby Ritchie knocks in a short putt on the 18th green in the Prairie du Chien Invitational.


PdC golfers 

host Prairie 

du Chien Invite

The Prairie du Chien girls golf team hosted the Prairie du Chien Invitational Friday morning at Prairie du Chien Country Club. 

Darlington won the 18-hole tournament with a team total of 404 strokes. Southwestern-Cuba City was second with 407. 


PdC Football Wins

Prairie du Chien’s Dylan Yeomans gets into the open field on the opening kickoff which he returned 54 yards to the Aquinas 34-yard line. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Jacob Mallat follows the blocking of Dominic Wright (22) and Eric Nolan (56).

Dylan Yeomans races along the sideline after hauling in what would be a 52-yard pass.

Ethan Swiggum finds a big opening.

Dylan Yeomans looks for running room behind the blocking of Ethan Swiggum (5) and Dominic Wright (22).

A trio of Prairie du Chien defenders close in on the Aquinas ballcarrier.

Dominic Wright takes the hand-off from quarterback Jacob Mallat against visiting La Crosse Aquinas Friday night.


Blackhawks beat Blugolds 33-27 in overtime

By Zach Mara


The Prairie du Chien Blackhawks opened up the 2016 Football Season on Friday night at home against the La Crosse Aquinas Blugolds. The game, dominated by offense, went back and forth all game long and the Blackhawks (1-0) won the game 33-27 in overtime.


Football Practice Underway

Let’s get ready to rumble! It’s that time of year already and area high school football teams have been hard at practice in preparation for the upcoming season. Above, a group of Prairie du Chien football players participate in a tackling drill Friday morning. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

New this season at Prairie du Chien are tackling rings, which are popular among coaches and players.

A player lifts the blocking dummy high Friday.

The blocking sled was a popular place for Prairie du Chien players Friday morning.

Several Prairie du Chien athletes participate in receiving and defending drills.