River Ridge sails through regional

Seneca’s Morgan Payne (5) battles over the net against River Ridge’s Johanna Allen Thursday night in the regional semifinal. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

River Ridge’s Amber Patterson (24) tips the ball as Seneca’s Morgan Wall (8) awaits.

Johanna Allen (7) of River Ridge and Morgan Wall (8) of Seneca play tough at the net.

River Ridge’s Bridgette Myers pounds the ball through the Seneca front line defense.

River Ridge’s Johanna Allen (7) sends the ball past Seneca’s Nicole Manders.


River Ridge sweeps Seneca

River Ridge swept visiting Seneca three games to none in regional semifinal volleyball action Thursday night. 

River Ridge won by scores of 25-13, 25-15 and 25-17 in the Division 4 match. 

Bridgette Myers had 21 kills and 3 service aces for River Ridge. Amber Patterson had 2 blocks. Sydney Bloom had 15 digs. Roni Zinkle had 20 assists. 


Prairie du Chien volleyball advances

Maria Skemp finesses one past a Hornets’ front line player Tuesday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)


Lady Hawks sweep Hornets

Fourth-seeded Prairie du Chien swept fifth-seeded Richland Center three games to none in a WIAA Division 2 regional quarterfinal volleyball match Tuesday night. 

The Lady Blackhawks won by scores of 25-20, 25-7 and 25-18. 

Brooke Moret registered 12 kills for Prairie du Chien. Paige Rickleff had 4 blocks. Jamie Kozelka had 5 digs. Courtney Pattison had 7 aces and 21 assists.


Wauzeka-Steuben homecoming football game

It was a hard-hitting, back and forth battle but unfortunately Weston prevailed during Wauzeka-Steuben's homecoming game Friday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)


Eagles edge Hornets

The Wauzeka-Steuben football season ended with a hard-fought 12-6 loss in the Hornets’ Homecoming game Friday night against Weston in Ridge and Valley action. 

The score was 6-6 at the end of the first quarter and 12-6 at halftime. 

The teams went back and forth in the second half, but the score remained the same as the Silver Eagles took the victory.


Prairie du Chien Cross Country

It was a very nice, bright and warm fall Thursday afternoon for the Conference Cross Country Meet at La Riviere Park. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)


Prairie cross 

country looking 

forward to sectional

By Coach Patrick Klein


The Prairie du Chien cross country team hosted the Southwest Wisconsin Conference meet on a beautiful Thursday afternoon at La Riviere Park. 


Wauzeka-Steuben volleyball

La Farge swept host Wauzeka-Steuben three games to none in Ridge and Valley volleyball Tuesday night by scores of 25-15, 25-12 and 25-20. Above, Samantha Groom battles at the net for the Lady Hornets. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Samantha Groom drills the ball to an open spot on the La Farge side in the first game Tuesday night.

Bethany McCullick pounds the ball back to La Farge Tuesday night in Ridge and Valley volleyball action.

The Lady Hornets' Bethany McCullick duels with Shade Thompson of La Farge.

Kelsey Kapinus taps one over Makenzie Vesbach of La Farge Tuesday night.

River Ridge beats Highland

Desmond Crapp breaks free and races to a 55-yard touchdown in the third quarter. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Brock Kazda stiff arms a Highland defender on the way to a good gain on an end around.

River Ridge opened up some running room Saturday afternoon gaining 291 yards on the ground.

River Ridge’s Kirk Martin sprints down the sideline for a TD Saturday afternoon against host Highland.



fly past Cardinals

River Ridge spoiled Highland’s Homecoming by beating the Cardinals 35-13 on a nice fall Saturday afternoon for high school football. 

Highland got on the board first with a fumble recovery and made the kick to take a 7-0 lead early in the first quarter. 


River Ridge volleyball

Bridgette Myers skies and skims one over the net. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Johanna Allen gets the ball over and past the Potosi player during the second game.

Amber Patterson finesses one over Taylor Kennedy of Potosi.

Bridgette Myers (14) hits the ball past the Potosi defenders as the rest of the River Ridge team readies for the next play.

Roni Zinkle battles at the net during the second game Tuesday night.


River Ridge 

girls come back 

against Potosi

River Ridge lost the first game of its match against visiting Potosi Tuesday night 23-25 but came back to win the next three games 25-23, 25-19 and 25-21 to earn the victory three games to one in Western Six Rivers volleyball action. 


Cross country at Wauzeka-Steuben

Wauzeka-Steuben Cross Country team members include, front row: Erin Krachey and Adam Martin. Middle row: Coach Mike Garrow, Drew Zimmerman and Coach Anna Peissig. Back row: Logan Lomen, Joel Martin and Zach Asleson. (Photo by Christofer Smikrud)


Wauzeka-Steuben’s first ever 

cross country team enjoying season

By Ted Pennekamp


Cross Country is running as an “exhibition” sport this year at Wauzeka-Steuben High School, and will become a WIAA Sport for the District beginning in the 2015-2016 school year. 


Prairie wins Homecoming

Dylan Yeomans looks for running room as QB Brogan Potter (6) and Cory Fisher (59) block. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Gunnar Kravchuk makes a tackle.

Quarterback Brogan Potter finds a wide open left side.

Adrian Johanningmeier (70) closes in on the Richland Center ballcarrier Friday night.



hold off Hornets

By Zach Mara



PdC volleyball

Prairie’s Jamie Kozelka pounds the ball back to River Valley Tuesday night. (Photos by Todd Knapp)

Maria Skemp pops the ball over the outstetched arms of the River Valley player.

Courtney Pattison tries to get the ball past the River Valley defense Tuesday night.


River Valley 

stops Prairie girls

River Valley bested visiting Prairie du Chien three games to none in an SWC volleyball match Tuesday night. 

River Valley won by scores of 25-16, 25-17 and 25-13. 

Maria Skemp had 9 kills for Prairie du Chien. Courtney Pattison had 1 block and Paige Rickleff had 1 block. Pattison had 3 aces. Pattison also had 15 assists. 


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