Sports

Wed
25
Mar

State Wrestling Qualifiers


Qualifying for the State Meet in Madison on March 27 and 28 are, front row: Irelynd Cejka, Audrey Watson, Bradyn Saint, Sheyanne Ronnfeldt, Brogan Brewer and Rhett Koenig. Back row: Traeton Saint, Reid Koenig, Colten Wall, Luke Wright, Jerrod Osterkamp and Tyler Smock.

 

Youth wrestlers earn trip to the State Wrestling Meet

On Saturday, March 21, 23 wrestlers from the Prairie Youth Wrestling Club wrestled at the USA State Qualifier in Westby and Mineral Point.  These sites are two of the eight sites from all over Wisconsin.  To qualify for the State Meet in Madison, a wrestler has to place in the top two of his/her weight class. In addition to the State Qualifiers, six other wrestlers also medaled at the Qualifier, placing third or fourth.

Wed
25
Mar

Wauzeka-Steuben Athletic Awards


Several Wauzeka-Steuben varsity basketball players were honored at the end of the season. Senior exchange student Marti Joaquin-Lluis (left) earned the Hornet Award. Jeramiah Huber (second), Jonah Huber (fourth), and Turner Krachey (far right) each earned Ridge and Valley All-Conference Honorable Mention. Hunter Slaght (center) earned the Captain Award.

After a highly successful girls’ basketball season that culminated in a Ridge and Valley Conference title, Wauzeka-Steuben Coach Ben McCullick was honored as the Ridge and Valley Conference Coach of the Year. Seniors Lexi Bird and Kelsey Kapinus were named team captains. Senior Celina Giddings and junior Molly Heisz earned First Team All-Conference, while Kylie Zimmerman was named Honorable Mention All-Conference.
Wed
18
Mar

Shamrock Shuffle


The Shamrock Shuffle begins at Hoffman Hall on Saturday morning. (Photos by Aaron Lyons)

The first-place men’s runner was Patrick Klein.

The first-place women’s runner was Ashley Krantz.

This enthusiastic Shamrock Shuffler received the Best Dressed award. More than 75 people participated in the second annual event Saturday morning.

 

More than 75 at Shamrock Shuffle

Prairie du Chien’s Second Annual Shamrock Shuffle 5k Fun Run-Walk was again a success. The event motivated more than 75 people to begin their St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in a heart-healthy and family-friendly way. 

Mon
09
Mar

Seneca defeats Wauzeka-Steuben


Seneca’s Kilian Boland drives the left baseline against visiting Wauzeka-Steuben Friday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

The Seneca students have fun cheering during a break in the action.

Seneca’s Nick Payne goes up for a shot against Wauzeka-Steuben’s Jeramiah Huber Friday night in regional basketball.

The Indians’ Eric Konichek scores on a lay-up against the visiting Hornets.

Seneca’s Kilian Boland pulls down a rebound in traffic Friday night in regional action.

Nick Payne of Seneca moves under the basket against the defense of Wauzeka-Steuben.

 

Seneca tops Wauzeka-Steuben

Seneca topped visiting Wauzeka-Steuben 59-40 in a Division 5 Regional boys basketball game Friday night. 

Seneca led 15-11 after the first frame and 28-20 at halftime. 

The Indians out-scored the Hornets 15-11 in the third period and 16-9 in the fourth to pull away for the victory. 

Wed
04
Mar

Prairie boys beat Richland Center


Prairie’s Connor George looks to score down low against visiting Richland Center Tuesday night in Division 3 Regional action. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie du Chien's Ryan Garrity drives to the hoop Tuesday night.

The Blackhawks’ Casey Hogenson (34) drives past the Richland Center defender.

 

Prairie du Chien boys 

wallop Richland Center

Prairie du Chien throttled visiting Richland Center 60-10 in a Division 3 Regional boys basketball game Tuesday night. 

Prairie took the first period 12-2 and led at the half 24-4. 

The Blackhawks out-scored the Hornets 24-3 in the third quarter and 12-3 in the fourth en route to the victory. 

Mon
02
Mar

River Ridge is regional champ


Johanna Allen looks to pass back to the top of the key against Fennimore Friday night.

Roni Zinkle looks for an open teammate against Fennimore Friday night.

Amber Patterson of River Ridge drives to the hoop against visiting Fennimore Friday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Roni Zinkle gets ready to put up a 3-point shot.

 

River Ridge 

over Highland

The River Ridge girls came from behind in the second half again on Saturday to defeat visiting Highland in a Division 5 Regional final 46-27. 

River Ridge led 7-6 following the first quarter but trailed at the half 15-14. 

River Ridge took the third period 15-4 and the fourth 17-8 to earn the victory. 

Wed
25
Feb

Gymnasts at Conference Meet


Jesse Gutknecht gets ready to dismount from the balance beam as her teammates look on during the Conference Gymnastics Meet. (Photos by Laurie Pedretti)

Morgan Pedretti competes in the floor exercise at the Conference Meet.

Paige Severson pushes off for a nice vault at the Southwest Wisconsin Conference Meet.

Dayton Fleshner prepares to swing through on the uneven parallel bars.

 

PdC gymnasts at SWC Meet

The Prairie du Chien gymnastics team competed in the Southwest Wisconsin Conference Meet on Friday night. 

Southwestern-Cuba City won the meet with 133.575 points. Prairie du Chien was fifth with 84.55.

Prairie du Chien will next travel to the Sectional Meet on Feb. 28 in Reedsburg.

Wed
25
Feb

Seneca wins R&V Crown


The Seneca High School boys basketball team hoists the Ridge and Valley Conference Championship trophy after defeating visiting De Soto Monday night. (Photo by Sandy Connors)

 

Seneca clinches R&V title

Seneca walloped visiting De Soto 70-33 to clinch the Ridge and Valley boys basketball crown Monday night. 

Seneca built a 23-14 lead after the first period and a 36-23 halftime advantage. 

Seneca took the second half 34-10 to breeze to victory. 

Mon
23
Feb

PdC wrestlers at Sectional


Stephen Ronnfeldt of Prairie du Chien fends off a taken down attempt by Tristan McDonald of Lodi in their 160-pound match at the Richland Center Sectional.

Ethan Swiggum of Prairie du Chien/Wauzeka-Steuben gains the upper hand against Tyler Grant of Evansville-Albany in their 170-pound match.

Austin Stram of Mount Horeb (left) grapples with Brock Polhamus of Sparta in their 145-pound match Saturday.

Prairie du Chien’s Nicholas Rogge (left) tangles with Bryant Ziegler of Lodi in their 113-pound match at the Richland Center Sectional Saturday afternoon. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

 

Prairie du Chien matmen 

at Richland Center Sectional

Three wrestlers from Prairie du Chien/Wauzeka-Steuben wrestled at the Division 2 Richland Center Sectional on Saturday. The following are the individual results. 

113 pounds-Quarterfinals - Trenton McManus (Adams-Friendship) over Nicholas Rogge (Prairie du Chien/Wauzeka-Steub) (MD 11-0)

Wed
18
Feb

Prairie du Chien cheerleaders earn first place


Prairie du Chien Cheerleaders are, front row: Lindsey Ohlert, Katlyn Grondin and Brittany Bunts. Middle row: Stephanie Elmquist, Angela Elmquist, Katie Zahara and Autumn Kohler. Back row: Allison Lynn, Mariah Slaght and Cali Collins. The team is coached by Kelli Saxe.

The Prairie du Chien Blackhawk Cheerleaders attended the Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School Cheer Competition on Saturday, Feb. 14. The girls competed in two cheer categories: non-stunt and cheer dance. The girls earned a first-place trophy and individual medals in both divisions.

Coach Kelli Saxe stated that the girls performed very well and did a great job entertaining the crowd. She said that she was especially proud that they did so well in the cheer dance category, a division they’ve not had as much success in in years past.

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