PdC girls win


Prairie girls 

get past Logan

Prairie du Chien bested La Crosse Logan 41-29 in the La Crosse Aquinas Girls Basketball Tournament Monday night, Dec. 29. 

Prairie led 13-5 after one period and 22-10 at halftime. 

Logan came back to take the third quarter 13-9 to pull within 31-23, but Prairie took the fourth period 10-6 to close out the 41-29 victory. 


PdC girls hoops

The Lady Blackhawks’ Brooke Moret drives to the hoop. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie’s Brooke Trautsch scores on a lay-up.


Decorah holds 

off Prairie du Chien

Decorah narrowly escaped Prairie du Chien with a 37-35 win over the host Lady Blackhawks Tuesday night. 

Decorah led 14-6 following one period and 22-14 at the half. 

Prairie came back to take the third quarter 11-8 to get to within 30-25. 



MFL MarMac’s Nicholas Larson (right) gets his game face on as he battles Clayton Boeke of host Clayton Ridge in a 220-pound match Thursday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

MarMac’s Bryce Decker (top) looks for an advantage against Clayton Ridge’s Logan Peterson in their 138-pound match.


Clayton Ridge hosts MFL 

MarMac and River Ridge-Cassville

Clayton Ridge of Guttenberg, Iowa hosted MFL MarMac and River Ridge-Cassville in a high school wrestling meet Thursday night. 

MFL MarMac defeated River Ridge-Cassville 69-6. Match results are as follows.

285: Gatlin Keehner (MFLM) received a bye 


PdC-WS wrestlers win

Brenden Fleshner of Prairie du Chien/Wauzeka-Steuben gains the upper hand on Adam Rynes of Richland Center Friday night in their 285-pound match. Fleshner went on to win by fall in 3:27. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Nicholas Rogge of Prairie du Chien/Wauzeka-Steuben controls Kolten Achenbach of Richland Center Friday night in their 113-pound match at Prairie du Chien High School.

Brandon Check, left, of Prairie du Chien/Wauzeka-Steuben squares off against Hunter Whitney of Richland Center Friday night at 152.

Tyler Cota, right, of Prairie du Chien/Wauzeka-Steuben attempts to take down Cade Furgason of Richland Center in their 126-pound match.


PdC-WS wrestlers 

take down Richland Center

The Prairie du Chien/Wauzeka-Steuben wrestling team defeated visiting Richland Center 44-34 in SWC action Friday night. The individual match results are as follows.

285-Brenden Fleshner (Prairie du Chien/Wauzeka-Steub) over Adam Rynes (Richland Center) (Fall 3:27)


Prairie defeats MarMac

Prairie du Chien’s Casey Hogenson drives the right baseline in first quarter action Saturday afternoon as Mason Hertrampf of MFL MarMac defends.

Prairie du Chien’s Connor George goes up for a shot along the left baseline against the defense of MFL MarMac’s Mason Hertrampf in the first quarter Saturday afternoon at Prairie du Chien High School. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Chas Sagedahl of Prairie du Chien looks for a shot against MFL MarMac Saturday.

The Blackhawks' Casey Hogenson scores on a layup in first-quarter action.

Adam Greener of MFL MarMac drives to the hoop in second-quarter action.

MarMac’s Mason Hertrampf attempts a reverse layup.



edge Bulldogs

Prairie du Chien edged visiting MFL MarMac 57-51 in a nonconference boys basketball game Saturday afternoon. 

MarMac took the early lead 14-8 after one quarter. 

Prairie came back to get to within 26-24 at the half. 


Seneca girls win

Morgan Wall eyes a shot close to the basket against De Soto.

Seneca’s Morgan Payne drives the right baseline Tuesday night against visiting De Soto.

Seneca’s Michaela Chambers goes up with a shot in the lane against visiting De Soto Tuesday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Morgan Wall drives for 2 points against the De Soto defense Tuesday night.


Seneca girls 

throttle De Soto

Seneca overwhelmed visiting De Soto 54-34 in a Ridge and Valley girls basketball game Tuesday night. 

Seneca took a commanding 16-4 first-quarter lead and never looked back. 

Seneca increased the margin to 29-13 at the half. 


PdC girls win

Prairie du Chien’s Maria Skemp drives past the Sparta defender towards the hoop Tuesday night, Nov. 25 in nonconference girls basketball action. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Paige Rickleff hauls down an offensive rebound against the Sparta defense Tuesday night.


Prairie girls 

improve to 2-0

Prairie du Chien bested visiting Sparta 41-33 in nonconference girls basketball action Tuesday night. 

Prairie took an 8-6 lead after the first period and a 14-13 advantage at the half. 

Prairie outgunned Sparta 27-20 in the second half to earn the win. 


Iowa-Wisconsin rivalry

Doug Reynolds, of McGregor, appears to be quite happy while wearing a glorious Wisconsin T-shirt recently.


Hawkeye fan? Or Badger supporter?

By Ted Pennekamp


Has lifelong Hawkeye fan Doug Reynolds, of McGregor, really turned over a new leaf? Can it possibly be? It sure seems so judging by how happy Doug looked while wearing his great and glorious new Wisconsin T-shirt recently.  Then again, strange things have been known to happen leading up to and during the Iowa versus Wisconsin football border battle. 


Local woman in Ironman Wisconsin

With the Wisconsin State Capitol in the background, Gretchen Kilbey is about to cross the finish line of the Ironman Wisconsin Triathlon.

Gretchen Kilbey cruises along in the bicycle portion of the Ironman Wisconsin Triathlon.


A top life experience

Prairie du Chien woman completes Ironman Wisconsin Triathlon 

Prairie du Chien’s Gretchen Kilbey has competed in numerous endurance events over the years and, hopefully, her dedication, discipline and determination will be a source of inspiration for others to doggedly pursue their dreams, whatever they may be. 


River Ridge volleyball

Roni Zinkle of River Ridge skims one past the Southwestern player Thursday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Amber Patterson of River Ridge goes high for the kill against Southwestern.

Bridgette Myers slams the ball away from the outstretched arms of Southwestern’s front line in Sectional action Thursday night in Shullsburg.


Southwestern tops River Ridge

Number 1 seeded Southwestern defeated Number 2 River Ridge three games to none in a WIAA Division 4 Sectional semifinal volleyball match Thursday night in Shullsburg.

Southwestern won the match by scores of 25-10, 25-21 and 25-12 to advance to the Sectional final. 

River Ridge ended its fine season with a 18-6 overall record. The Lady Timberwolves won the Six Rivers West Conference outright and were also regional champions. 


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