Youth wrestlers

Wrestlers donate
Some of the area youth wrestlers who competed and donated are, row 1: Ian Jentz, Brody Keilley, Brendan Jentz, Isaac Hoffman, and Alex Lee. Row 2: Bradyn Saint, Justin Kossman, Ryder Koenig, Chad Achenbach, Jackson DeBruin, and Rhett Koenig. Row 3: Coach Lange, Matt Rogge, Keenan Holley, Reid Koenig, Nick Rogge, Zach Swiggum, Traeton Saint, and Coach Saint. Row 4: Robert Velasco, Tyler Smock, and Stephen Ronnfeldt.


Area youth wrestlers donate

On Friday, Jan. 31, the Prairie Wrestling Club hosted their Fourth annual Youth Duals at Hoffman Hall. The entry fee for all wrestlers was a non-perishable food item, which was donated to CouleeCap, our local food pantry.  

Youth wrestlers from Prairie du Chien, Wauzeka, Fennimore, Boscobel, MFL, Lancaster and River Valley participated and were able to donate 177 pounds of goods to this great cause.  


Elliott sets school record

Taylor Elliott
Taylor Elliott


Elliott sets 

Prairie du Chien 

wrestling wins record

By Ted Pennekamp


Prairie du Chien senior Taylor Elliott continues to have an excellent season while also adding to his career total as Prairie du Chien High School’s all-time winningest wrestler. 


Youth wrestling

Cael Koenig
Cael Koenig shoots a nice double leg on his Riverdale opponent.
Ryder Koenig
Ryder Koenig escapes from his Wauzeka opponent.
Chase Fisher
Chase Fisher breaks down his Wauzeka opponent on top.
Matt Rogge
Matt Rogge works an arm bar while controlling his opponent on top.
Zach Swiggum
Zach Swiggum explodes off the bottom for a one point escape.


Youth and Middle School wrestlers have big week

This past Saturday, the wrestlers in grades PreK-8th grade wrestled in Prairie du Chien’s youth wrestling tournament. There were close 50 participants from Prairie du Chien competing and the tournament had more than 210 participants total. Prairie du Chien breaks the wrestlers into three different age groups, there is the PreK-1 group, the 2-4 group and the 5-8 group. All of the wrestlers from PdC wrestled extremely hard and displayed great competitiveness and sportsmanship. All of the wrestlers from all schools received gold medals for their efforts.  


Wrestlers beat Dodgeville


PdC-WS matmen victorious

On Saturday night, the PdC-WS wrestling team took on visiting Dodgeville in front of a packed crowd in the Prairie du Chien gymnasium. The Blackhawks came away victorious 57-18 in the final dual of the season. The Blackhawks finished tied for third in the conference behind Lancaster and River Valley. The seniors were honored before the start of the dual. The team has seven senior wrestlers and one senior manager. 

The following was a thought that was read to the seniors as they competed in their final competition in front of their home crowd:


Dodgeville over PdC girls

Dodgeville at PdC
Prairie’s Hayley Hemmer looks to score under the basket. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)



bests Prairie girls

Dodgeville bested host Prairie du Chien 47-41 Friday night in an SWC girls basketball clash. 

Dodgeville took the first period 17-14 and the second 8-6 to lead at halftime 25-20. 

Dodgeville increased the lead to 34-27 after three quarters. 


PdC boys basketball

PdC boys versus Dodgeville
Luke Rickleff looks to score over the Dodgeville defense Friday night in Prairie du Chien. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)



defeat Blackhawks

Dodgeville bested host Prairie du Chien 57-42 in an SWC boys basketball game Friday night. 

The Dodgers took a 10-7 first-period lead and a 26-14 halftime advantage. 

Dodgeville built a lead of 43-27 after three quarters. 



Hawkettes do well
The Hawkettes earned themselves two 1st place trophies at the Sparta Invite dance competition last weekend. The girls competed in the pom category and the high kick category. Also, soloists Becky Welsch and MacKenzy Slaght earned medals for their solo performances. The team will compete on Jan. 25 in Watertown at dance regionals. If the team places high enough, they will advance to state competition. Team members are, first row: Alora Babb, Becky Welsch, and Katlyn Grondin. Row 2: Lindsey Frazier, Lindsey Ohlert, Cali Collins, and Brianna Herried. Row 3: Mariah Slaght, MacKenzy Slaght, Katie Zahara, and Stephanie Elmquist. The team is coached by Kelli Saxe.

River Ridge-Cassville wrestling

RRC wrestling vs. MFL MarMac
Alex Morgan of River Ridge-Cassville attempts an escape against Seth Heying of MFL MarMac Friday night in their 126-pound match. MFL won the meet 51-24. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

Antoine sixth


Antoine sixth on Sunday

Matt Antoine took sixth in the second men’s skeleton World Cup race in St. Moritz on Jan. 12. Antoine, who earned bronze on Friday, once again led the U.S. men.

St. Moritz featured two men’s skeleton races, one on Friday and the second one Sunday.


Antoine earns bronze in St. Moritz

Antoine earns bronze
Tomass Dukurs, Martins Dukurs and Matt Antoine stand on the victory podium Friday.


Antoine slides 

to Bronze at St. Moritz


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