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Seneca over River Ridge

Seneca scores in the second inning versus River Ridge. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

River Ridge gets ready to deliver a pitch as Seneca’s Parker Hagensick leads off.

Andrew Wall leads off of third base for Seneca against River Ridge Tuesday afternoon.


Three pitchers team up as Seneca shuts out River Ridge

Seneca defeated River Ridge 10-0 on Tuesday as three pitchers combined to throw a shutout. Nick Payne struck out Connor Mumm to finish off the game.

Seneca grabbed an early lead.  Seneca scored on a single by Nick Payne, a double by Jared Payne, and a double by Andrew Wall in the first inning.


Shamrock Shuffle

The Shamrock Shufflers take off at Hoffman Hall Saturday morning. (Photos submitted)

Patrick and Alli Klein were the first finisher and the first female finisher at the Fourth Annual Shamrock Shuffle.


More than 50 participate in Shamrock Shuffle

More than 50 people did not let the 15-degree temperature stop them from participating in Saturday morning’s Shamrock Shuffle 5K Fun Run/Walk! 

Almost $300 was raised for the Hoffman Hall Improvement Fund and participants donated more than 90 pounds of food to the local food pantry. 


Seneca's Season Ends

Seneca’s Nick Payne drives to the hoop versus Shullsburg in first-half action. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Seneca’s Noah Allan shoots over a Shullsburg defender Thursday night.

Seneca’s Noah Allan goes up for a running one-hander as Gavin Greene (20) looks on.

Seneca’s Jared Payne shoots over Joe Meyer of Shullsburg in the sectional semifinal.

Seneca’s Thomas Johnson drives into the lane against Shullsburg Thursday night.


Shullsburg ends Seneca’s season

By Ted Pennekamp


Top seeded Seneca’s season came to an end Thursday night at Reedsburg Area High School as second seeded Shullsburg won the Division 5 sectional semifinal 68-63 in boys basketball action. 


Prairie's Season Ends

Prairie du Chien’s Jonathan Dyer goes up for a shot against visiting Richland Center. (Photos by Rose Ziel)

Josh Lenzendorf and Nathan Banasik block a shot by Richland Center in the regional semifinal Friday night.

Prairie’s Nathan Banasik drives versus Platteville at Prairie du Chien High School in the regional final Saturday.


Hillmen end 

Hawks’ season

Fourth seeded Platteville defeated top seeded Prairie du Chien 52-38 in a WIAA Division 3 Regional final to end the Blackhawks’ season Saturday night.

The Hillmen led the Blackhawks 19-13 at the half and then took the second half 33-25 for the win.


Seneca Boys Advance

Seneca’s Jared Payne passes over the North Crawford defense Friday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Seneca’s Thomas Johnson scores against visiting North Crawford in the regional semifinal Friday night.

Seneca’s Devin Wallin goes in for a lay-up attempt after stealing the ball against North Crawford.


Seneca boys 

on to sectional

Top seeded Seneca beat visiting and fourth-seeded Potosi 68-40 in a WIAA Division 5 Regional final Saturday night. 

Seneca, the top ranked team in Division 5, is now 24-0 on the season and advanced to play second-seeded Shullsburg in Reedsburg on March 9 in the sectional semifinal.


Prairie Gymnast At State

Prairie du Chien freshman Kylee O’Kane prepares to mount the uneven bars at the State Gymnastics Meet in Wisconsin Rapids on Saturday. (Photos courtesy of Lynn O’Kane)

Kylee O’Kane performs her uneven bars routine above the watchful eye of Coach Amber Narvaez.

Head Coach Amber Narvaez, Dayton Fleshner, Madyson Boxrucker, Kylee O'Kane, Caitlin Nolan, Jerica Rush and Assistant Coach Tasha Buchheit at the State Gymnastics Meet.

Fans, family and friends show their support for Kylee at the State Gymnastics Meet.


O’Kane competes at 

State Gymnastics Meet

Prairie du Chien gymnast, freshman Kylee O’Kane, competed in the State Gymnastics Meet held in Wisconsin Rapids on Saturday. 

O’Kane finished in 22nd place on the uneven bars with a score of 8.133, her highest score ever.


River Ridge Wins

Cole Crubel drives the middle of the lane and scores two of his game-high 32 points versus Southwestern Tuesday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Brett Moravits drives the left baseline and then passes in first-half action Tuesday night.

Ben Ertz just gets his shot over the Southwestern defender and scores Tuesday night.

Isaac White gets past the Southwestern defender in the first half.


River Ridge 

tops Southwestern

Sixth seeded River Ridge beat visiting and 11th seeded Southwestern 64-53 in a WIAA Division 5 Regional boys basketball game Tuesday night. 

Freshman Cole Crubel poured in a game-high 32 points to pace the Timberwolves. 


Prairie du Chien cheerleaders are best in Small Cheer Dance Division

The Prairie du Chien Competition Cheerleaders are, front row: Katie Licht, Katie Zahara and Mariah Slaght. Middle row: Paige Severson, Bree Holler, Kara Katzung and Archi Patel. Back row: Coach Kelli Saxe, Alana Wedge, Lauren Kennedy, Kina Myers and Morgan Kiesau.

The Prairie du Chien Blackhawk Competition Cheerleaders attended the 2017 WACPC State Cheer Competition on  Saturday, Feb. 25. The event was held at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. 


The team competed in the Small Cheer Dance Division.  The cheerleaders earned first place, making them the state champions of that division!


State Wrestlers

Prairie du Chien's Traeton Saint works for the power-half to turn his opponent. (Photo by Stacie Roen of K&S Photography)

Prairie du Chien’s Stephen Ronnfeldt looks to go on the offensive while on top of Wrightstown’s Matt Van Eperen during the 195-pound quarterfinal match Friday morning. (Photo by Nate Beier)

River Ridge-Cassville’s Ben Wheeler ties up with Random Lake’s Ben Drenski during the 285-pound quarterfinal match Friday morning. Wheeler won by fall to move on to the semifinals, eventually finishing fifth overall. (Photo by Nate Beier)


Area wrestlers 

at Individual State Wrestling Tournament

Two Prairie du Chien wrestlers and one from River Ridge-Cassville competed in the State Individual Wrestling Tournament Thursday and Friday at the Kohl Center in Madison. 

Prairie freshman Traeton Saint, wrestling at 132 pounds in Division 2, lost 5-3 to junior Tanner Deist (41-11) of Wautoma-Wild Rose in his first round match. Saint ended his season with a 40-10 record. It is the most wins ever by a Prairie du Chien freshman.


Prairie Boys Win

Prairie’s Evan Teynor looks to score down low against visiting River Valley. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Chas Sagedahl drives the lane and draws a foul against River Valley Thursday night.

Wesley Schwager scores on a one-hander in the first half.


Prairie boys easily 

handle River Valley

Prairie du Chien bested visiting River Valley 64-35 in an SWC boys basketball game Thursday on Senior Night. 

Prairie built a 32-19 lead at halftime and then took the second half 32-16.

Wesley Schwager pumped in 15 points to pace Prairie. Nathan Banasik netted 9 and Jonathan Dyer scored 8.