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Seneca Girls Win

Seneca’s Jena Konichek looks for a shot against visiting La Farge Tuesday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Makenna Greene looks for a cutting teammate versus La Farge in second half action.

Seneca applies full court pressure in second half action Tuesday night.

Haley Wall goes up for a shot in the lane against La Farge Tuesday night.


Seneca girls 

down La Farge

The Seneca girls basketball team bested visiting La Farge 54-39 in a WIAA Division 5 Regional Tuesday night. 

Seneca improved its overall record to 20-2. La Farge ended its season at 6-18. 

Seneca was 14-0 in conference action this season to win the Ridge and Valley title.


State Wrestlers

Prairie du Chien’s Traeton Saint applies pressure in the quarterfinal match against Erthum of Lodi at the Richland Center Sectional Saturday. Saint would win by decision 14-9. Saint went on to take third to advance to the Division 2 State Wrestling Tournament at 132 pounds. (Photo by Susan Herreid Curtis)

Prairie du Chien’s Stephen Ronnfeldt toes the line against Arneson of Monroe in the 195-pound quarterfinal match at the Richland Center Sectional. Ronnfeldt finished third to earn a trip to the Division 2 State Wrestling Tournament. (Photo by Susan Herreid Curtis)

Ben Wheeler of River Ridge-Cassville pins his Lancaster opponent at regionals on Feb. 11. Wheeler won the championship at 285 pounds on Saturday, Feb. 18 at the Mineral Point Sectional to advance to the Division 3 State Tournament. (Courier Press file photo)


Three area wrestlers, from Prairie du Chien

and RR-C, advance to state wrestling meet

Three area wrestlers advanced to the state wrestling tournament following their sectionals Saturday. Traeton Saint and Stephen Ronnfeldt, of Prairie du Chien, advanced to the Division 2 state tournament. Ben Wheeler, of River Ridge-Cassville, advanced in Division 3.


Wauzeka-Steuben Girls

Tatem Baures of Wauzeka-Steuben shoots from the middle of the lane versus visiting Shullsburg Monday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Allison Oswald of the Lady Hornets works against the Shullsburg defense in nonconference action Monday night in Wauzeka.

Jordan Mormann of Wauzeka-Steuben goes up for a shot in the first half against Shullsburg Monday night.

Molly Heisz gets an open shot in front of the basket in first-half action.



over Lady Hornets

Shullsburg defeated host Wauzeka-Steuben 64-38 in a nonconference girls basketball game Monday night. 

The Miners built a 30-13 halftime advantage en route to the win. 

Tatem Baures led the Lady Hornets with 8 points. Molly Heisz added 7 points. Sienna Krachey chipped with 4 points and hauled down 7 rebounds.


PdC Win Steak Continues

Prairie du Chien’s Wesley Schwager puts down the first of two dunks against Viroqua in Saturday night’s nonconference contest. Prairie du Chien is on a 12-game winning streak and will host Platteville for the conference title on Tuesday night. (Photo by Nate Beier)


Prairie du Chien 

completes sweep

The Prairie du Chien basketball team completed the weekend sweep by defeating Dodgeville at Dodgeville 65-46 and Viroqua at home on Saturday night 71-51.  


RRC Grapplers at Regional

Caleb Lenzendorf of River Ridge-Cassville tangles with his Fennimore opponent Saturday in a 120-pound match. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

River Ridge-Cassville’s Ben Wheeler pins his Lancaster opponent in the 285-pound semifinal at the Riverdale Regional Saturday afternoon.



grapplers at 

Riverdale Regional

The River Ridge-Cassville wrestling team competed in the Division 3 Riverdale Regional on Saturday. 

Fennimore won the meet with 270.5 team points. Mineral Point had 200.5., Iowa Grant-Highland 184.5, Riverdale 156, Lancaster 130, Boscobel 64, and River Ridge-Cassville 40.


PdC Matmen at Regional

Nick Rogge throws in a single wing against his Dodgeville opponent in the finals. Rogge would win by decision 10-7. (Photos by Heather Koenig)

Ethan Swiggum works over his Mount Horeb opponent in the semifinals. Swiggum would win by decision 7-0.

Sectional qualifiers for Prairie du Chien are Stephen Ronnfeldt, Reid Koenig, Nick Rogge, Blake Garcia, Traeton Saint and Ethan Swiggum.


PdC wrestlers advance six to sectionals

On Saturday, Feb. 11, the Blackhawk wrestling team traveled to River Valley for the WIAA D2 Regional. This is the start of the tournament series on the road to state. The top two individuals at each weight advance to the Sectional Tournament. As a team, PdC finished second with 189 points behind Regional Champion River Valley. 


Seneca Remains Unbeaten

Seneca’s Nick Payne slams down a backboard swaying jam in first half action against visiting Weston Tuesday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Thomas Johnson of Seneca looks for a shot against Colin Scherbert of Weston in Ridge and Valley boys basketball Tuesday night.

Seneca’s Noah Allan goes in for a break-away layup against Weston.

Jared Payne dribbles between his legs while driving the left baseline and looking for an open teammate versus Weston.


Seneca boys 

improve to 18-0

Seneca easily handled visiting Weston 98-29 in a Ridge and Valley boys basketball game Tuesday night. 

The Indians led the Silver Eagles 60-10 at halftime.

Seneca, who is rated number one in the state in Division 5, improved to 18-0 on the season and 11-0 in conference action. 


Hawkettes at State

The Hawkettes are, front row: Paige Severson, Katie Zahara, Mariah Slaght, Archi Patel, Kara Katzung and Breann Holler. Back row: Caitlin Nolan, Katie Licht, Morgan Kiesau, Kina Myers and Lauren Kennedy. (Photo courtesy of Kelli Saxe)


Hawkettes perform at 

WACPC State Dance Competition

Saturday, Feb. 4 was a great day to be a Blackhawk! The Hawkette Dance Team competed at the WACPC State Dance Competition at the La Crosse Center. The Hawkettes gave two amazing performances at state, ones that the team is really proud of!


Seneca Over Wauzeka-Steuben Girls

Seneca’s Jena Konichek shoots from just inside the free throw line. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Seneca’s Alivia Salinas drives the right side of the lane against Wauzeka-Steuben.

Wauzeka-Steuben’s Jordan Mormann (42) wins a tough battle for a rebound versus visiting Seneca Thursday night.

Seneca’s Haley Wall fires up a short jumper in second half action.

Seneca’s Haley Wall tests the Wauzeka-Steuben defense as Erin Sime (24) awaits a possible pass in second half action.


Seneca pulls away from W-S

In a clash of conference unbeatens, Seneca pulled away in the second half to defeat host Wauzeka-Steuben 62-41 in a Ridge and Valley girls basketball game Thursday night. 

Seneca had a 23-17 advantage after the first half. 

Tatem Baures and Erin Krachey led Wauzeka-Steuben with 13 points apiece. Nellie Groom netted 8 points.


Prairie Boys Win

Jonathan Dyer tries to work around a Decorah defender Tuesday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Chas Sagedahl drives the left baseline in first half action versus Decorah.

Hunter Davis eyes a hook shot in the lane.

Evan Teynor looks to score down low versus Decorah.


Big second half lifts PdC

Prairie du Chien boosted its overall record to 11-2 with a 65-49 win over visiting Decorah in a nonconference boys basketball game Tuesday night. 

Decorah took a 24-21 lead at halftime, but Prairie came back to take the second half 44-25 for the victory. 

Prairie du Chien will next travel to Waukon on Feb. 2.