Turkey Trot


33rd Annual Turkey Trot Nov. 28

Prairie du Chien’s Jack Mulrooney will once again serve as the official starter to get the 33rd annual Turkey Trot off and running on Thursday, Nov. 28 at Hoffman Hall.  

Registration is from 7 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. and the run-walk starts at 8 a.m. Registration can also be done online at

The Turkey Trot will feature:


Iowa versus Wisconsin

Border Battle
Bart Knight (left) and Denny Fuller square off in Iowa and Wisconsin colors respectively in anticipation of the big game.


Renewed border battle generating lots of excitement

By Ted Pennekamp


Two well-known local entrepreneurs are getting into the spirit of the reinstatement of the longtime border rivalry between the Wisconsin and Iowa football teams this upcoming Saturday. 


Sectional cross country

sectional cross country
Ethan Ingle runs around a shed at the sectional meet in Monroe Saturday.
sectional cross country
Liz LaHaie cruises up a hill at the sectional cross country meet in Monroe.


Prairie runners enjoy Sectional Cross Country Meet

Saturday, Oct. 26 marked the end of the Prairie du Chien Cross Country team’s season with the WIAA Sectional meet in Monroe. The girls’ performance earned them a 14th-place finish at the meet, with 353 points. Seniors Claire Bowar (48th, 17:43) Liz LaHaie (80th, 19:08) and Kelly Heal (87th, 19:44) capped off their careers with a final race for the Blackhawks. 

“All three of these girls drastically improved their times from last year’s sectional race, despite the windy conditions we faced today,” said Coach Alli Tank. 


River Ridge volleyball

River Ridge volleyball photo1
Sarah Floyd (15) and Sierra Schier (32) both go for the ball against visiting Benton Tuesday night in Division 4 regional volleyball action. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)
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Johanna Allen (7) bashes a winner against visiting Benton in regional volleyball action.


River Ridge 

girls top Benton

River Ridge narrowly bested visiting Benton three games to two in a tense Division 4 regional volleyball match Tuesday night. 

Bridgette Myers of River Ridge had 15 service aces in the match. Roni Zinkle recorded 6.

Amber Patterson had 8 blocks. 


Highland over River Ridge

Afternoon game in Bloomington
Zach Ertz easily gets past an arm tackle attempt by the Highland defender.
Afternoon game in Bloomington
River Ridge’s Zach Ertz hauls in an over-the-shoulder catch and races to the end zone for an 80-yard touchdown against visiting Highland Friday. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)
Afternoon game in Bloomington
Kirk Martin passes into the flat against Highland.



over River Ridge

Highland defeated host River Ridge 49-18 in Six Rivers football action Friday afternoon in Bloomington. 

The game was held at 4 p.m. due to the referees having a scheduling conflict. 

Highland scored 24 points in the opening quarter on a 47-yard run, a 1-yard run and a 25-yard run, all followed by 2-point conversion runs. 


PdC, Seneca play in Aquinas volleyball tournament

Prairie volleyball
Prairie du Chien’s Courtney Pattison settles under a passed ball to set up her outside hitter during Saturday’s tournament at Aquinas. (Photo by Nate Beier)

This past Saturday, the Prairie du Chien volleyball team placed third overall in the La Crosse Aquinas Tournament with a 3-2 record. 

Prairie du Chien lost to Holmen by scores of 25-19, 17-25 and 10-15.

The Lady Blackhawks then defeated Greenwood 25-20 and 25-19. 

The team also defeated Seneca 25-19 and 25-20. 


Kids’ Casting Contest winners are announced

Kids' Casting Contest
Elizabeth Carlson, 11, was a study in concentration as she participated in the 10th Annual Kids’ Casting Contest Sunday, Aug. 11, at the Crawford County Fair, Gays Mills. Elizabeth, who is the daughter of Gene and Donnette Carlson, Prairie du Chien, was one of 88 registrants in the free contest sponsored by the Prairie Rod and Gun Club. (Photo by Cummings Photography)


Kids’ Casting Contest winners are announced Eight-eight children from 14 Wisconsin cities, towns and villages competed in the 10th annual Kids’ Casting Contest sponsored by the Prairie Rod and Gun Club and held Sunday, Aug. 11, at the Crawford County Fair at Gays Mills.  


Prairie du Chien Waterhawks fourth in SWC swim meet

Waterhawk team members are, front row: Riley Hubanks, Hailey Bedward, Ava Longstreth, Dominique Reilly, Willow Roesch, Ariana Mitic, Kellen Wright, Ella Adrian, Gabey Lenzendorf, Isabella Rose, Ashlyn Knapp, James Reilly, and Sophie Ames. Second row: Brianna Mack, Makenzie Knapp, Victoria Rose, Kylie Wright, Seth Sanders, Elizabeth Carlson, Hailey Ohlert, Kennedy Kirschbaum, Kylie Hebel, Ben LaHaie, Nicolas Stavroplus, Logan Czajkowski Higgins, Alaina Lenz, and Noah Blackburn. Third row: Jacqueline LaHaie, Breanna Teynor, Jack Peterson, Walter Stavroplus, Kelsey Hebel, Allison Krogan, Katy Welsch, Joyanna Steiner, Jessica Gutknecht, Madalyn Roche, Gabby Toberman, and MacKenzie Pettit. Back row: John Stavroplus, Ethan Kilbey, Carson Morrison, Jacob Mara, Faith Dillman and coaches Luke Brom and Caitlin Forsythe. Not pictured: Elizabeth Brom, Hannah Gjolberg, Maria Gjolberg, Mercy Gjolberg, Madeline Peterson and Lindsey Welter. (Photo by Brian Cipra Photography)


Prairie du Chien Waterhawks fourth in SWC swim meet


The Prairie du Chien Waterhawks took fourth place at the Southwest Wisconsin Conference Swim Meet on Saturday, July 27. Held in Lancaster, the meet included teams from Boscobel, Dodgeville, Lancaster, Mineral Point and Richland Center. 


Seneca varsity football program canceled for 2013

In the 2011 Division 7 State Tournament, the Seneca Indians proved that they could be formidable opponents when they made it to the championship game. (Courier Press file photo)

By Caitlin Bittner

While other area teams know the layout of their upcoming football seasons, Seneca High School’s plans are still up in the air. On Tuesday, Aug. 6, administration decided to cancel the 2013 varsity football season, and have only a junior varsity team this season.

“Since we made the decision, we’ve been trying to reschedule games as quickly as we can,” said David Boland, administrator and principal of Seneca High School.

The decision, while not an easy one to make, was settled upon, in hopes of rebuilding the team for the future. “There were only 18 kids who came to the sign-up meeting and none of them were seniors,” Boland said.

Boland added that since their numbers are small, it wasn’t a complete surprise. “We’ve seen it coming for three to four years now. With enrollment at Seneca High School standing around 70 students, 18 is a pretty typical number percentage wise,” Boland admitted.


Prairie du Chien sports schedule

PdC Sports schedule

Prairie du Chien has published their 2012-13 sports schedule. 


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