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Girls Cross Country Second at Westby

Displaying their second place plaque at Westby are Greta Hein, Amber Huser, Faith Dillman, Ella Hein, Meg Katzung, Karly Jaynes and Jayden Jenks.


PdC girls take 2nd 

at Westby Invitational

The Prairie du Chien Girls had another amazing night on Tuesday. They placed second in an incredibly strong field of 21 teams at the Westby Cross Country Invitational.  

Wisconsin Dells, the first-ranked team in the state, took first with 31 points. Prairie du Chien edged out Westby, another state ranked team, with 75 points to their 81.  


Girls Win At Darlington

The Prairie du Chien girls are putting together an excellent season so far. Posing at Darlington are Greta Hein, Jayden Jenks, Meg Katzung, Faith Dillman, Ella Hein, Amber Huser and Karly Jaynes.

Blake Bartels of Prairie du Chien leads a long string of runners at Darlington.


Prairie du Chien girls 

win Darlington Invitational

The Prairie du Chien girls varsity cross country team won the Darlington Invitational against 25 teams on Saturday for the first time in the 34-year race history.  

The girls scored 76 points to top second-place Darlington’s 88 points. Darlington, 2016 Division 3 State Champion, was definitely favored to win on their own home course.  


Golfers Victorious

Sophie Miller chips out from behind a tree on hole number four Thursday afternoon at Prairie du Chien Country Club. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Mackenzie Maguire hits a curving uphill putt on the fourth green Thursday afternoon.

Gabby Ritchie watches her putt on number four edge closer to the hole. Ritchie was medalist as Prairie du Chien defeated visiting Lancaster.

Prairie du Chien’s Molly Peterson watches her putt break towards the hole on number four Thursday afternoon at Prairie du Chien Country Club.


Prairie golfers 

defeat Lancaster

The Blackhawk girls golf team notched their first win of the season with a 214-228 victory over Lancaster on Thursday at Prairie du Chien Country Club. 

Gabby Ritchie paced the squad and was match medalist with her season low of 43. In second place overall was Mackenzie Maguire with a 47. Sophie Miller fired a 60. Molly Peterson posted a 64 and Lydia Seeley carded an 80.


PdC Cross Country

The Lady Blackhawks’ Amber Huser strides up a hill. Huser took first place in the meet.

Greta Hein, Ella Hein and Karly Jaynes get ahead of a DodgePoint opponent Tuesday afternoon at La Riviere Park. (Photos by Rose Ziel)

Prairie du Chien’s Faith Dillman nears the finish Tuesday at La Riviere Park.

Charlie Eastman (left) and Brady Bartels (right) run side by side at La Riviere Park Tuesday.

Prairie du Chien’s Jayce Sexton battles up an incline ahead of a DodgePoint runner.


Prairie du Chien 

cross country 

hosts DodgePoint

The Prairie du Chien girls cross country team ran incredibly well in their first meet of the year against conference champion DodgePoint.  

The PdC girls edged out DodgePoint to win the meet 26 to 29. 


Prairie du Chien Hall of Fame inducts new members

High School Principal Andy Banasik presents Belita Taylor with her plaque as a new member of the Prairie du Chien Athletic Hall of Fame during the halftime ceremony Friday night. (Photos by Rose Ziel)

Members of the 1975-76 Prairie du Chien basketball team present at the Hall of Fame ceremony Friday night were, front row: Kevin Kuchenbecker, Brian Slaght and Ted Sheckler. Back row: Jan Waller, Scott Reilly, Mark Bonney, Mark Oehler, Bob Dillman and Kent Hutchins.

John Howe holds up his plaque as a member of the Prairie du Chien Athletic Hall of Fame Friday night.

Stacey Petsche Johnson holds her plaque during the Hall of Fame ceremony Friday night.

Diana Temte holds the plaque depicting her late husband, Eric, who was inducted as a member of the Prairie du Chien Athletic Hall of Fame Friday night.

Several new members were inducted into the Prairie du Chien High School Athletic Hall of Fame during a halftime ceremony at Friday night’s home football game versus Darlington.

The following is the speech prepared by Brenda Lenzendorf and presented at the ceremony.

Good evening ladies and gentlemen! Welcome to Prairie du Chien High School’s 2017 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Tonight we are delighted to recognize the following individuals for their contributions to the athletic programs in Prairie du Chien:


Soccer Home Opener

Sam Peterson deftly moves the ball upfield. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Ramon Gonzalez (18) battles for control Tuesday afternoon.

Josh Dyer (8) races a Driftless United player to the ball.

Prairie du Chien’s Weston Hill (5) tries to get the ball away from the Driftless United player Tuesday afternoon on the Bluff View pitch.


Prairie soccer opens season 

with tough loss to Driftless United

The Prairie du Chien boys soccer team hosted the Driftless United Club team from Viroqua Tuesday night for their season and home opener.  

The Blackhawks played hard against the quick United team and the defensive line of Issac Nichols, Sam Peterson, Blake Garcia and Ben Teynor held them scoreless until the 29th minute when Driftless slipped in the first score of the match.  


River Ridge Cross Country


River Ridge to have 

cross country again

By Ted Pennekamp


River Ridge High School will have boys and girls cross country this season after a 15-year absence.


Man paddles Wisconsin River

Ben Sasse begins his journey down the Wisconsin River near Lac Vieux Desert, a lake divided between Gogebic County in Upper Michigan and Vilas County in Wisconsin. Lac Vieux Desert is the source of the Wisconsin River. (Photos by Kayla Sasse)

Ben Sasse stands next to his kayak after getting out of the Wisconsin River near the Highway 18 Bridge in the town of Bridgeport.


Boaz man completes Wisconsin River paddling adventure

By Ted Pennekamp


A 26-year-old rural Boaz, Wis. man, Ben Sasse, attempted to set the record for paddling down the Wisconsin River beginning on July 21 from the source of the river at Lac Vieux Desert and hoping to end at Wyalusing State Park near Prairie du Chien. Ben was attempting to paddle the 436 miles of the river in six days, 0 hours and 0 minutes.


Grasshoppers End Season

Chas Sagedahl pitched the Grasshoppers to victory over Waupun on Thursday. (Photos submitted)

Prairie du Chien celebrates its victory over Waupun Thursday at the state tournament.

Peyton Hall drove in one of Prairie’s runs in the fifth inning versus Clintonville.


Prairie du Chien ends a fine season 

during American Legion State Tournament

Prairie du Chien defeated Little Chute 11-0 in five innings in the first round of the State Class A American Legion Baseball Tournament in Clintonville Wednesday afternoon.


Prairie Legion is Statebound

Jon Dyer scores on a squeeze bunt by Drake Coleman in the fourth inning against visiting Viroqua in the regional championship game Sunday afternoon. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Peyton Hall scores in the fourth inning versus Viroqua in the regional title game.

Gavin Greene fires in a pitch in the championship game while Cory Check plays short.

Chas Sagedahl defends at first base against Viroqua.


Grasshoppers on a roll, 

excited about state tournament

By Ted Pennekamp



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