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Prairie du Chien Softball

The Prairie du Chien defense gets the Lancaster runner in a pickle. Unfortunately, the runner got back to third safely. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie du Chien’s Hailee Lynn fields the ball and throws to first base for the out.


Flying Arrows 

edge Lady Hawks

Lancaster nipped visiting Prairie du Chien 8-7 in eight innings in a WIAA Division 3 regional quarterfinal Tuesday afternoon. 

Prairie took a 5-0 lead after three innings. They scored 2 runs in the second on 2 hits and an error. The Lady Blackhawks added 3 runs in the third on RBI singles by Rilee Wikan and Lauren Kennedy.


Hawks Keep Rolling

Prairie’s Josh Lenzendorf gets on base the hard way, by getting beaned in the second inning Tuesday afternoon against Platteville. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Cory Check of the Blackhawks gets ready to unleash a pitch versus visiting Platteville Tuesday afternoon.

Prairie du Chien first baseman Andrew Waller defends as the Platteville runner takes a lead Tuesday afternoon in Southwest Wisconsin Conference action.

Prairie’s Tyler Smock crosses the plate with Prairie du Chien’s second run of the game in the third inning.


Hawks beat Hillmen

Prairie du Chien beat visiting Platteville 6-2 in SWC baseball Tuesday afternoon at Prairie du Chien High School. 

The Blackhawks scored a run in the bottom of the first inning, 1 in the third, 1 in the fourth and 3 in the fifth. 

The Hillmen scored 2 runs in the top of the sixth inning.


Sparky Reynolds Invitational

Preston Hendrix of Prairie du Chien won this heat of the 100-meter dash. Amiel Guerrero of River Ridge is running in third. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Zach Lomen of Wauzeka-Steuben runs in a 100-meter dash heat at the Sparky Reynolds Invitational on Friday afternoon.

Seneca’s Ali Woods competes in the 100-meter dash at the Sparky Reynolds Invitational on Friday afternoon in Boscobel.

River Ridge’s Faith Schier competes in the 3200 relay at the Sparky Reynolds Invitational in Boscobel Friday.

Prairie du Chien’s Faith Dillman runs in the 3200 relay at the Sparky Reynolds Invitational Friday.

Alex Abad of Wauzeka-Steuben takes his turn in the triple jump Friday afternoon.


Area teams compete in Sparky Reynolds Invitational

The Prairie du Chien, Seneca, Wauzeka-Steuben and River Ridge track and field teams competed in the Sparky Reynolds Invitational in Boscobel on Friday afternoon. 

Prairie du Chien was fifth in the girls’ meet with 41 points. Wauzeka-Steuben tied for sixth with 39 points. River Ridge was 14th with 21.5 points. Twenty teams competed.


River Ridge-Cassville Softball

Bea Mumm fields a ground ball and throws the runner out at first against Benton-Shullsburg. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)


Benton defeats RRC girls

Benton-Shullsburg defeated host River Ridge-Cassville 6-3 in a Six Rivers West softball game Monday afternoon in Patch Grove. 

The Zephyrs scored a run in the top of the first inning to grab a 1-0 lead. 

Each team scored in the fourth as the Zephyrs led 2-1. 


River Ridge Baseball

Connor Mumm gets ready to apply the tag on a base stealing attempt by Benton-Shullsburg Monday afternoon. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Gavin Steiber tries to glove the ball on a pickoff attempt at first base versus visiting Benton-Shullsburg Monday afternoon.

River Ridge’s Ryan Redman gets a good jump off of first base versus Benton-Shullsburg.

Blake Crubel is about to unleash an offering to the Benton-Shullsburg batter.


Zephyrs pull away from Timberwolves

Benton-Shullsburg defeated host River Ridge 6-2 in a Western Six Rivers baseball game Monday afternoon in Patch Grove. 

River Ridge took a 2-0 lead after one complete inning. 

Benton scored a run in the top of the second and another in the third to tie the game at 2-2. 


Wauzeka-Steuben girls over Seneca

Wauzeka-Steuben’s Siena Krachey lays down a bunt with teammate Jenna McCarthy on third base. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Seneca catcher Jena Konichek fields the bunt and throws to first base to get the out and prevent the run.

Pitcher Siena Krachey fields a grounder and gets ready to throw to first base for the out.


W-S girls 

edge Seneca

Wauzeka-Steuben edged host Seneca 5-4 in a Ridge and Valley softball game Thursday afternoon. 

Wauzeka-Steuben improved to 6-3 overall and 4-2 in conference play. Seneca dropped to 7-6 on the season and 3-5 in the Ridge and Valley.

Seneca will next travel to Weston on May 8. 


Seneca edges Wauzeka-Steuben

Wauzeka-Steuben catches Seneca’s Mel Hall between third and home Thursday afternoon with the Hornets up 5-4 in the fourth inning. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

The play went on for quite awhile but Wauzeka-Steuben finally got the out and prevented the score. They also got the next two batters out to get out of a bases loaded jam.


Seneca wins 

back and forth 

affair versus 


Seneca and Wauzeka-Steuben traded the lead back-and-forth on Thursday, but eventually Seneca prevailed 9-6 in a Ridge and Valley baseball game. 


Prairie du Chien Baseball

An errant throw goes past third base and Prairie’s Dylan Yeomans heads home for the first run of the game Monday against visiting Cuba City. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie’s Gavin Gillitzer fires in a pitch versus Cuba City Monday afternoon.

Jonathan Dyer takes a good lead off of first base against Cuba City Monday.

The Blackhawks’ Drake Coleman had two hits versus Cuba City, including a double.


Prairie boys 

shut out Cuba City

The Prairie du Chien Blackhawks defeated Cuba City 3-0 on Monday as Gavin Gillitzer, Cory Check and Chas Sagedahl combined to throw a 2-hit shutout at the St. Feriole Island Ballpark.

The Blackhawks collected 6 hits. Drake Coleman and Jon Dyer each had 2 hits including a double by Coleman. Sagedahl also had a double.


Prairie du Chien Softball

Prairie’s Rilee Wikan unleashes a pitch to the Platteville batter. (Photos by Rose Ziel)

Prairie du Chien’s Keye Welch begins her swing.

Jordyn Fisher reaches first base against visiting Platteville Thursday afternoon.

The Lady Hawks’ Hailee Lynn attempts to lay down a bunt versus the visiting Hillwomen Thursday afternoon.


Lady Hawks 

best Hillwomen

The Prairie du Chien Lady Blackhawks defeated visiting Platteville 2-1 for their first win of the season in SWC softball action Thursday.

Rilee Wikan allowed just 4 hits to a tough Platteville team. She threw 7 innings, giving up just 1 run on 4 hits and striking out 6. 


Prairie Relays

Alexis Nolan of Prairie du Chien clears the bar in the high jump at the Prairie Relays Monday afternoon at Prairie du Chien High School. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie’s Amber Huser (right) competes in the 3200 relay at the Prairie Relays Monday.

The Blackhawks’ Weston Hill rounds a curve in the 3200 relay Monday afternoon.

Mitch Luster of Prairie du Chien competes in the triple jump.

Stephen Ronnfeldt gets ready to put the shot at the Prairie Relays.


PdC track team 

hosts Prairie Relays

The Prairie du Chien track and field team hosted their first invitational of the year, the Prairie Relays, on Monday afternoon. Of the 14 teams competing, the boys placed seventh and the girls finished in ninth place. The following athletes placed:

1st: Evan Teynor (300 Hurdles; Personal Record at 42.34)


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