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Wed
21
Jun

Grasshoppers Sweep


The Grasshoppers’ Zach Neisius pitches as a Fennimore runner leads off of second base in the first inning Monday evening. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie du Chien’s Andrew Waller defends as the Fennimore runner takes a lead off of first.

Prairie du Chien’s Chas Sagedahl hits a single versus Fennimore in the first game of a twinbill Monday evening at the St. Feriole Island Ballpark.

 

Grasshoppers 

sweep Fennimore

The Prairie du Chien varsity American Legion baseball team swept visiting Fennimore in a doubleheader Monday evening at the St. Feriole Island Ballpark. 

The Grasshoppers had to come from behind to win the opener 8-7. The Hoppers fell behind 4-0 after one complete inning, and later, were down 7-2 before rallying for 6 big runs in the bottom of the sixth inning en route to the victory. 

Wed
07
Jun

Mount Horeb defeats Prairie du Chien


Prairie du Chien’s Andrew Waller scores in the second inning. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

The Blackhawks’ Nolan Stram gets a good jump off of second base and heads to third versus Mount Horeb Tuesday afternoon.

The Blackhawks’ Chas Sagedahl gets ready to let one fly versus Mount Horeb.

Prairie first baseman Andrew Waller gets the Mount Horeb runner to stop between third and home. The base runner was driven back to third base.

Centerfielder Cory Check makes a catch against Mount Horeb at the Evansville Sectional.

Prairie du Chien’s baseball season came to an end in the Evansville Sectional Tuesday afternoon after the top seeded Vikings of Mount Horeb defeated the top seeded Blackhawks 6-4 in a WIAA Division 2 contest.

Mount Horeb scored 2 runs in the top of the first inning to grab a 2-0 lead. 

The lead wouldn’t last for long as Prairie du Chien scored 4 times in the bottom of the second to go up 4-2. 

Mon
05
Jun

State Track Meet


Allison Oswald gets over a hurdle in the 300-meter hurdles in Division 3 competition at the State Track and Field Meet Friday afternoon. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie du Chien’s Eric Nolan lets fly in the Division 2 shot put Saturday afternoon.

Wauzeka-Steuben’s Tatem Baures competes in the 3200-meter run Friday morning at the State Track and Field Meet in La Crosse. Baures also ran in the 1600.

Prairie du Chien senior Evan Teynor clears a hurdle in the 300-meter high hurdle preliminaries Friday afternoon at the State Track and Field Meet.

River Ridge’s Taylor Langmeier passes the baton to Riley Klein during the 3200 relay Saturday morning at the University of La Crosse.

 

Area athletes at 

State Track Meet

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Several athletes from area schools competed in the Wisconsin State High School Track and Field Championships at the University of La Crosse Friday and Saturday. 

Wed
31
May

Prairie Baseball Wins


Prairie du Chien’s Andrew Waller hits a hooking double down the left field line in the bottom of the second inning against visiting Westby in regional baseball action Tuesday afternoon. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

The Blackhawks’ Drake Coleman hits an RBI single down the right field line to score Andrew Waller in the bottom of the second inning versus Westby.

Cory Check unleashes a pitch versus Westby Tuesday afternoon.

Josh Lenzendorf bobbles a high hopper momentarily before gunning the Westby runner out at first base Tuesday afternoon in regional play.

 

Prairie boys blank Westby

Top seeded Prairie du Chien blanked visiting and fourth seeded Westby 10-0 in five innings in regional baseball action Tuesday afternoon. 

The Blackhawks scored 1 run in the first inning, 1 in the second, 2 in the third, 3 in the fourth and 3 in the fifth to earn the victory. 

Prairie du Chien pounded out 17 hits and committed 1 error. Westby managed 2 hits and committed 2 errors. 

Wed
31
May

State Track Meet Qualifiers


Wauzeka-Steuben’s Allison Oswald (right) clears a hurdle in the 300-meter hurdles in a meet earlier this season at Viroqua. (Photo courtesy of Wauzeka-Steuben High School)

River Ridge’s Faith Schier runs in the 3200 relay in a meet earlier this season in Boscobel. (Courier Press file photo)

The River Ridge 3200-meter relay team finished second at the Bangor Sectional to qualify for the State Track and Field Meet. The team is Faith Schier, Rachael Herrick, Taylor Langmeier and Skylar White. (Photo courtesy of the River Ridge Facebook page)

The River Ridge 1600-meter relay team took fourth at the Bangor Sectional to qualify for the State Track and Field Meet in La Crosse. The team is Karli Jandro, Faith Schier, Rachael Herrick and Skylar White. (Photo courtesy of the River Ridge Facebook page)

 

Area track 

and field athletes 

headed to state

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Several area high school track and field athletes have qualified for the State Track and Field Meet to be held at UW ­– La Crosse on June 2 and June 3.

Wed
24
May

Prairie du Chien Track


Nicole Steiber of Prairie du Chien competes in the 800-meter run Tuesday at Lancaster. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie du Chien’s Gabby Ritchie lets fly with the discus in regional competition Tuesday.

 

Prairie tracksters 

at Lancaster Regional

The Prairie du Chien track and field team traveled to Lancaster to compete in the WIAA Division 2 Regional Meet. The following athletes have qualified for Thursday’s Sectional meet at McFarland.

Evan Teynor (110 HH, 300 Hurdles, and Triple Jump; Personal Record at 41’ 1.75”)

Wed
24
May

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.

Wed
17
May

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.

Mon
15
May

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.

Wed
10
May

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. 

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