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Seneca Wins

Olivia Payne (10) of Seneca steers the ball to the right of the Riverdale defenders Tuesday night in Division 4 Regional volleyball action. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Seneca’s Liv Swanson (1) battles at the net against visiting Riverdale Tuesday night.



sweeps Riverdale

Top seeded Seneca swept visiting eighth-seeded Riverdale three games to none in Division 4 Regional volleyball Tuesday night. 

Seneca won by scores of 25-18, 25-9 and 25-18 to advance in the playoffs. They will host No. 4 Ithaca on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the regional semifinal.


Seneca Wins Ridge and Valley

The Seneca volleyball team is jubilant after winning the Ridge and Valley Conference championship Thursday night. (Photos by Sandy Connors)

The Seneca team proudly hoists the Conference Championship Trophy high.


Seneca wins Ridge and Valley title

Seneca swept visiting Wauzeka-Steuben three games to none in a Ridge and Valley volleyball match Thursday night. 

The victory secured the conference championship for the Seneca girls who improved to 11-0 on the season and 7-0 in conference action. 

Wauzeka-Steuben fell to 3-10 overall and 3-4 in the Ridge and Valley. 


Cross Country at Conference

Magnus Goltermann of Prairie du Chien runs at River Valley Thursday afternoon. (Photo by Kathleen Hein)

Collin Seeley competes at the SWC Meet Thursday at River Valley.


Prairie cross 

country runs at 

Conference Meet

The Prairie du Chien Cross Country team competed well at the Southwest Wisconsin Conference meet at River Valley Thursday afternoon. The girls’ team placed fourth and the boys’ team sixth in the very competitive conference.  


Soccer Wins Title

Evan Teynor gets ready for the pass from Nathaniel Oehler. (Photos by Rose Ziel)

Tanner Bollman jostles with a River Valley player Thursday evening.

Nolan Stram of Prairie du Chien gets ahead of the River Valley player Thursday.



takes SWC title

The Prairie du Chien Blackhawk soccer team captured the Southwest Wisconsin Conference title on Thursday night with a decisive 6-0 victory over River Valley.  

It was the final regular season game with special recognition to the seniors.  


River Ridge Volleyball

River Ridge’s Skylar White smashes the ball past Grace Morgan of Potosi Tuesday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Grace Mergen finesses the ball over to the Potosi side in the first game Tuesday night.

Rachael Herrick deftly pops the ball past the Potosi defender.

Skylar White (9) and Lexi Harper (6) go up for the block in first-game action.

River Ridge’s Taylor Langmeier pounds a winner against visiting Potosi.

Karli Jandro of River Ridge makes a good return against Potosi in the second game.


River Ridge 

girls beat Potosi

The River Ridge volleyball team hosted Potosi Tuesday night and won with scores of 25-20, 21-25, 25-22, and 25-18. It was Senior Night for River Ridge.

Stats include:

 Kills - Taylor Langmeier 21, Skylar White 17


Ervin Stanley Walker


Ervin Stanley Walker, 99, of Prairie du Chien, formerly of Seneca, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 4.

He was born on May 22, 1917, to Raymond and Mildred Walker, of Homer. Ervin Walker married Gertrude Adams on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 1939, in Dubuque, Iowa. Bill and Ardyth Adams were their witnesses. Bill was Gertrude’s brother, and Ardyth was Ervin’s sister. Bill and Ardyth were also married. In 1993, Gertrude passed away. Ervin married Laura Elliot in 1997.


Prairie Homecoming

Ethan Swiggum (5) and Eric Nolan (56) make the stop Friday night.

Prairie’s Tyler Smock (13) goes for the open field tackle against Richland Center.

Dylan Yeomans gets the ball over the goal line to complete a 2-yard TD run in the first quarter.

Dominic Wright clears the way for a 2-yard touchdown run by Dylan Yeomans.

Dominic Wright (22) and Stephan Ronnfeldt (76) lead the way for Ethan Swiggum (5).

Prairie’s Gavin Gillitzer makes a tackle near the sideline against visiting Richland Center Friday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie du Chien’s offensive line seals off the Richland Center defense on this run by Dylan Yeomans in the Prairie du Chien Homecoming game Friday night.


Hawks win 


By Zach Mara


Friday night was the Prairie du Chien Homecoming game, and the Blackhawks (3-5, 1-3) hosted the Richland Center Hornets. 


Prairie du Chien Soccer

Prairie’s Nathaniel Oehler attempts to get past a Dodgeville player. (Photos by Rose Ziel)

Prairie du Chien’s Mark Welter heads the ball upfield against visiting Dodgeville Monday afternoon at Bluff View.

Chas Sagedahl of Prairie du Chien gets his kicks against Dodgeville Monday.

The Blackhawks’ goalie Wesley Schwager makes a save Monday afternoon.

Andrew Waller blasts the ball far to gain good field position.

Blake Garcia of Prairie du Chien battles for control Monday at Bluff View.


PdC soccer team beats Dodgeville

The Prairie du Chien boys soccer team hosted Dodgeville Monday night on the Bluff View pitch.  

The teams had split their first two meetings making the match a must win for the Blackhawks to stay in the SWC lead.  

Prairie took a quick lead at 9:37 when Jon Dyer found Jack Stoeffler open on the left side and a quick tap gave PdC a the first score.  


PdC Cross Country

Karly Jaynes and Faith Dillman compete at the Kickapoo-La Farge Invitational. (Photos by Kathleen Hein)

Ella Hein and Amber Huser race together at the Dick McKichan Invitational in Platteville on Saturday.


PdC cross 

country wins 

Kickapoo Invitational

The Prairie du Chien cross country team traveled to Kickapoo High School on Thursday for the Kickapoo/LaFarge Invitational. The girls’ team ran incredibly well against the 6 other schools and came home with a first-place trophy. The girls took four of the top 5 spots to win the meet with just 20 points, 15 points ahead of Richland Center/Ithaca. 


River Ridge Football

River Ridge’s Cole Crubel looks over the field against visiting Pec-Argyle Friday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

A trio of River Ridge defenders combine to make the stop Friday night.

The Timberwolves’ Ryan Redman returns a kickoff for good yardage.

River Ridge’s Ben Ertz (66) makes an open field tackle in the second quarter.

Blake Crubel (26) and Isaac White (22) close in on the P-A ballcarrier.



beats River Ridge

Pecatonica-Argyle defeated host River Ridge 48-6 in high school football action in Bloomington Friday night. 

P-A scored on a 10-yard pass and a PAT to go up 7-0 in the first quarter. P-A scored again in the quarter on a 68-yard pass to take a 13-0 lead after one period. 


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