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RRC Wins Twinbill

Seneca’s Haley Wall fires in a pitch in the second inning versus River Ridge-Cassville in Patch Grove.

Andrea Okey picked up two wins in a twinbill versus Seneca and Wauzeka-Steuben.

The River Ridge defense records a ground out against Seneca. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Andrea Okey singles to right-center against visiting Seneca Tuesday afternoon.

Katelyn Quick of River Ridge-Cassville gets a hit to score a run in the third inning.

Verity Johnson scores in the third inning for River Ridge-Cassville.


RRC girls 

beat Seneca and 


The River Ridge-Cassville softball team played a doubleheader against two area teams Tuesday afternoon in Patch Grove. 

In the opener, RRC bested Seneca 12-8. Seneca led 2-1 after one complete inning. 


Viroqua versus Prairie du Chien

Kelly Check gets around the Viroqua catcher to score a run. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Payton Petsche hits a single against visiting Viroqua.

Prairie du Chien’s Lauren Nicholson winds up against Viroqua Thursday afternoon.

Jaqueline LaHaie slaps a single to right-center against visiting Viroqua.

Maria Skemp slides safely into home plate.


Viroqua edges PdC girls in eight

Viroqua edged host Prairie du Chien 10-8 in 8 innings nonconference softball action Thursday afternoon.

Viroqua scored a run in the top of the first inning, but Prairie answered with 3 in the bottom half to take a 3-1 lead.

The Lady Hawks scored another run in the second to increase the margin to 4-1. 


Shamrock Shuffle

The runners start off in the Third Annual Shamrock Shuffle Saturday morning.


Shamrock Shufflers enjoy a great day


Praire Defeats Lodi

Connor George gets past the Lodi defender for a lay-up Thursday night in the Sectional Semifinal in Richland Center. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Chas Sagedahl finds enough room to drive the left baseline in first half action.

The Blackhawks’ Drew Scott battles for a rebound against the Blue Devils.

Zach Neisius scores on a jump hook in Richland Center Thursday night.

Wesley Schwager drives to the hoop in the second half against Lodi.



beat Blue Devils

The Prairie du Chien Blackhawks boys’ basketball team (23-2) came out on top with a 41-29 victory over the Lodi Blue Devils (17-7) in a sub-sectional Division 3 WIAA Tournament game Thursday night in Richland Center.

It was a tremendous defensive effort by the Blackhawks.  Lodi was held to 13 first-half points as the Hawks took a 22-13 lead in the game.  


Seneca Boys Victorious

The Seneca boys basketball team hoists their Regional Championship trophy as the fans applaud. (Photo by Sandy Connors)

The Regional Champion Seneca boys basketball team is, seated: managers Lucas Kilburg, Brennan Wallin, Evan Payne and Kolton Chambers. Second row: Tanner Hill, Noah Allan, Devin Wallin, Tyler Zach and Cody Ostrander. Back row: Coach David Boland, Kilian Boland, Thomas Johnson, Nick Payne, Jared Payne, Brandy Fernette, Gavin Greene and Coach Al Bark. (Photo by Sandy Connors)




on to 


Top seeded Seneca defeated visiting and fourth seeded Shullsburg 64-54 in a Division 5 Regional final in boys basketball action Saturday night to advance to the Sectional semifinal in Reedsburg on Thursday, March 10 where they will face second seeded Barneveld.


Prairie Boys Advance

Prairie du Chien’s Wesley Schwager looks to score down low against visiting River Valley in a Division 3 Regional semifinal Friday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Jacob Lenzendorf pulls up along the right baseline in first half action.

Connor George scoops up a shot versus River Valley Friday night.


Prairie boys 

beat River Valley

Prairie du Chien met River Valley for the third time this season in Division 3 Regional boys basketball action Friday night and expected a very physical game after defeating River Valley twice during the regular season.  

The Hawks opened up the game with a 7-0 run with Chas Sagedahl contributing 4 points and Nathan Banasik nailing a 3-pointer before River Valley had to burn a time-out. 


Prairie Girls End Season

The ball momentarily eludes everyone’s grasp in Baraboo Thursday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Kelly Check (22) goes up for a shot against Platteville Thursday night.


Prairie girls trounce Platteville

The Prairie du Chien Lady Blackhawks clinched an opportunity for the sectional championship by dismantling the Platteville Hillmen 70-52 in a Division 3 sectional semifinal at Baraboo High School Thursday night. 

A close first half was succeeded in the second half by an avalanche of Blackhawk field goals that thwarted any chance of a Hillmen comeback.  


Cheerleaders Are State Champions

The cheerleaders are, front row: Stephanie Elmquist, Lindsey Ohlert, Autumn Kohler and Angela Elmquist. Back row: Paige Severson, Katie Zahara, Allison Lynn, Mariah Slaght and Bree Holler. The team is coached by Kelli Saxe.


Prairie du Chien 

cheerleaders are State Champs

On Saturday, Feb. 27, the Prairie du Chien basketball cheerleaders attended the 2016 WACPC (Wisconsin Association of Cheer/Pom Coaches) State Cheer Championship Competition held at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. The girls had earned the right to compete at the state level after winning the Northern Regional the weekend before in the two divisions they competed in. 


Seneca Boys Advance

Seneca’s Nick Payne gets fouled from behind as he drives to the hoop against visiting Riverdale Tuesday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Jared Payne of Seneca battles for a loose ball in second-half action against Riverdale.

Thomas Johnson scores on a running one-hander against Riverdale.

Kilian Boland runs into some resistance in the lane during second-half action.


Seneca takes 

care of Riverdale

Top seeded Seneca took care of business Tuesday night to dispatch of 16th seeded Riverdale 76-51 in a Division 5 Regional boys basketball game.

Seneca improved to 20-2 on the season. The Indians were Ridge and Valley Conference champions with a 14-0 record. 

Riverdale finished its season with a 1-22 overall record.


Beers Third at State

Clayton Beers locks up a near side cradle which he would use to pin his opponent Saturday morning. (Photos by Susan Herreid Curtis)

Peyton Hall, right, blocks a shot attempt in his preliminary match Thursday night.

Senior Clayton Beers displays his third place medal on the podium Saturday night.


Beers, Hall at State Wrestling Tournament

Prairie du Chien/Wauzeka-Steuben’s Clayton Beers (120#) ended his high school career in style Saturday afternoon at the WIAA State Tournament. The senior was able to win the last match of his career, and while doing it climb the podium to the third place spot.