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. 


Prairie du Chien cross country

Hannah Herreid runs on a nice fall day at the Secional Meet in Platteville Saturday.


Cross country 

team finishes 

in fine fashion

By Coach Patrick Klein


On Saturday, Oct. 25, we traveled to the Platteville Golf and Country Club for the WIAA Division 2 Sectional Cross Country Championship. 


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.


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