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Mon
12
Sep

Prairie Football


Prairie du Chien’s Dylan Yeomans gets in the clear and heads for the end zone for a touchdown in the first quarter on a rainy Friday night against visiting Arcadia. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Dylan Yeomans completes his first-quarter touchdown run.

Prairie's Eric Nolan (56) moves in on the Arcadia runningback.

Owen Feye (66) and Ethan Swiggum (5) team up to bring down the Arcadia ballcarrier.

Jacob Mallat slips past an Arcadia defender for a good gain Friday night.

Milwaukee Bucks rookie Thon Maker, 19, enjoys taking a selfie with a group of young fans at the Prairie du Chien football game Friday night. “I’m happy to be with the Bucks and to be able to see different parts of Wisconsin,” said the 7-1 Maker who is part of the Bucks “Own the Future” statewide tour, which also features the team’s mascot Bango, the Milwaukee Bucks Dancers and other entertainers. Maker was born in Sudan and moved to Australia at age 5.

 

Arcadia defeats 

Prairie du Chien

By Zach Mara

 

The Prairie du Chien Blackhawks ended nonconference play with a 20-7 loss to the visiting Arcadia Raiders. The wet, rainy Friday night could not stop the Hawks’ (2-2) pregame festivities, including Parents’ Night and Milwaukee Bucks’ draft pick Thon Maker signing autographs.

Wed
07
Sep

Prairie du Chien Cross Country


Nicole Steiber and Allison Riebe run in the Westby Invitational on Tuesday, Sept. 6. (Photos courtesy of Kathleen Hein)

Jayce Sexton (left) and Blake Bartels run for Prairie du Chien at Darlington on Saturday.

 

Prairie cross country does well

The girls’ and boys’ Prairie du Chien cross country teams competed well in their first meet at Darlington on Saturday despite the fact that it was the first race ever for much of the young team.  

Wed
31
Aug

Prairie Soccer


Prairie’s Nathaniel Oehler (17) moves the ball upfield against visiting Richland Center Tuesday evening. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Jon Dyer (6) jostles with a pair of Hornets Tuesday evening on the Bluff View pitch.

Prairie’s Chas Sagedahl battles against two Richland Center players.

The Blackhawks’ Evan Teynor heads the ball forward against the Hornets Tuesday.

The Blackhawks’ Jack Stoeffler (10) fights for control of the ball.

 

Blackhawks 

kick Hornets’ nest

The Prairie du Chien boys soccer team opened their home season Tuesday evening hosting the Richland Center Hornets.  

The Blackhawks played a well balanced game of procession and control. Prairie started out quickly. Only 3:54 into the game, Chas Sagedahl delivered a through ball to Jon Dyer who put it in for the first goal.  

Mon
29
Aug

Prairie du Chien Golf


Prairie du Chien’s Macy Sanders hits her approach from the 18th fairway during the Prairie du Chien Invitational Friday morning. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie’s Taylor Hendrickson watches her putt on the first green Friday.

Gabby Ritchie knocks in a short putt on the 18th green in the Prairie du Chien Invitational.

 

PdC golfers 

host Prairie 

du Chien Invite

The Prairie du Chien girls golf team hosted the Prairie du Chien Invitational Friday morning at Prairie du Chien Country Club. 

Darlington won the 18-hole tournament with a team total of 404 strokes. Southwestern-Cuba City was second with 407. 

Mon
22
Aug

PdC Football Wins


Prairie du Chien’s Dylan Yeomans gets into the open field on the opening kickoff which he returned 54 yards to the Aquinas 34-yard line. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Jacob Mallat follows the blocking of Dominic Wright (22) and Eric Nolan (56).

Dylan Yeomans races along the sideline after hauling in what would be a 52-yard pass.

Ethan Swiggum finds a big opening.

Dylan Yeomans looks for running room behind the blocking of Ethan Swiggum (5) and Dominic Wright (22).

A trio of Prairie du Chien defenders close in on the Aquinas ballcarrier.

Dominic Wright takes the hand-off from quarterback Jacob Mallat against visiting La Crosse Aquinas Friday night.

 

Blackhawks beat Blugolds 33-27 in overtime

By Zach Mara

 

The Prairie du Chien Blackhawks opened up the 2016 Football Season on Friday night at home against the La Crosse Aquinas Blugolds. The game, dominated by offense, went back and forth all game long and the Blackhawks (1-0) won the game 33-27 in overtime.

Mon
08
Aug

Football Practice Underway


Let’s get ready to rumble! It’s that time of year already and area high school football teams have been hard at practice in preparation for the upcoming season. Above, a group of Prairie du Chien football players participate in a tackling drill Friday morning. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

New this season at Prairie du Chien are tackling rings, which are popular among coaches and players.

A player lifts the blocking dummy high Friday.

The blocking sled was a popular place for Prairie du Chien players Friday morning.

Several Prairie du Chien athletes participate in receiving and defending drills.
Wed
13
Jul

Dow gains Gold


Mel Dow and his son Tyler hold the team trophy Tyler helped the United States Cadet Team win at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru on July 3. Tyler is also sporting his gold medal. (Photo courtesy of Mel Dow)

 

Former Prairie du Chien Youth 

Program wrestler wins gold at Pan Am Games

By Ted Pennekamp

 

A former Prairie du Chien athlete has had a great summer of wrestling. Tyler Dow, 16, won the gold medal at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru on July 3 in the 152-pound weight class. 

Mon
11
Jul

Junior American Legion


The Prairie du Chien Junior American Legion baseball team split a doubleheader versus visiting La Crescent Thursday. Prairie won the opener 6-5 but lost the nightcap 7-4. Above, Frank Cipra takes a good lead off of third in the first game.

Prairie shortstop Gavin Gillitzer fields a ground ball and fires to first base for the out.

Cory Check gets a jump off of first base in the opener of a twinbill Thursday afternoon.
Mon
06
Jun

Prairie Baseball


The Iowa Grant runner just gets back in time on a pick-off attempt Wednesday as Prairie’s Drew Scott reaches for the tag. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Jack Wasechek gets a good jump off of third versus Iowa Grant Wednesday afternoon.

Peyton Hall heads for home with a run against Iowa Grant Wednesday.

Dylan Yeomans edges closer to home against visiting Iowa Grant.

Jack Wasechek drives in a run with a single to center against visiting Cuba City in the Regional Final Thursday afternoon.

The ball pops loose on this attempted tag of a Cuba City runner caught between first and second. The Cuba City player was tagged out moments later during the run-down.

First baseman Drew Scott gets ready to tag the Cuba City runner out on a pick-off.

 

Prairie 

baseball team 

on to Sectional

Top seeded Prairie du Chien defeated visiting and fourth seeded Iowa Grant 12-3 in a Division 3 Regional Semifinal baseball game Wednesday afternoon. The game had been postponed from Tuesday due to rain. 

The Blackhawks erupted for 7 big runs in the bottom of the first inning. 

Mon
06
Jun

State Track


Prairie du Chien’s Wesley Schwager clears the bar at 6-0 at the State Track Meet Saturday morning. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Tatem Baures of Wauzeka-Steuben (7) runs near the front during the first lap of the 1600-meter run at the State Track Meet Saturday.

Franci Gates of River Ridge vaults 8-6 Saturday morning at the State Track Meet.

 

Three area 

track athletes 

at State Meet

Three area track athletes competed at the State Track Meet at UW-La Crosse on Friday and Saturday. 

Prairie du Chien junior Wesley Schwager finished ninth in the Division 2 boys high jump with a leap of 6-0 Saturday morning.

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