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. 


Blackhawk cross country

Prairie du Chien’s Karson Prodzinski leads Hillsboro’s Skyler Fisher as the pair close in on the two-mile marker during the Fennimore Relays on Saturday. Prodzinski finished the race with a time of 21:02.8. (Photos by Nate Beier)

Nick Johnson trails Lodi’s Nathan Taylor after the opening 500 meters on the Fennimore cross country course. Johnson finished with at time of 19:54.


Prairie du Chien 

runners at Fennimore

The Prairie du Chien cross country team competed in the Vince Lease Eagle Relays in Fennimore on Saturday. 

The Prairie du Chien girls competed in the junior varsity event. 

The Prairie du Chien boys had a combined time of 101:04 to take sixth out of seven teams. 


River Ridge Homecoming

The River Ridge Marching Band performs during the Homecoming Parade.


River Ridge 

celebrates Homecoming Week

By Michelle Quick


Celebration of Homecoming activities took place at River Ridge High School the week of Sept. 15 to Sept. 19. The theme for Homecoming was “Throwback” and the football game was against Shullsburg.


Seneca wins

Emily Garfoot steps in to make a pass during Saturday’s game against New Glarus at Iowa-Grant. (Photo by Nate Beier)



dominates Weston

Seneca swept Weston in a Ridge and Valley volleyball match Tuesday night. 

Seneca dominated the match, winning by scores of 25-9, 25-9 and 25-11. 

Morgan Payne had 12 kills and Nicole Manders had 3 kills. 


Mississippi Mud Run

Participants logged in a rewarding and fun time at the Mississippi Mud Run Friday morning.

The four-mile course became a tiring experience.

Three competitors go through and over a pair of concrete tubes Friday morning during the Mississippi Mud Run on St. Feriole Island. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

These three young women have a great time getting down and dirty as they wallow through a mud hole during the fourth annual Mississippi Mud Run Saturday morning on St. Feriole Island. All proceeds from the Mud Run go toward the construction of Phase II of the Prairie du Chien Skate Park.

River Ridge Homecoming

The Timberwolves' Brock Kazda hauls in a pass down the left sideline. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

The River Ridge ballcarrier runs up the middle.

River Ridge plows forward Friday night.

The Timberwolves' Ryan Redman (31) fights for extra yardage.



top Timberwolves

Shullsburg defeated River Ridge 56-23 during the Timberwolves’ Homecoming game Friday night in Bloomington. 

The Miners scored on a 15-yard fumble return to get on the board first 6-0 in the opening quarter. Shullsburg then scored on a 21-yard run to increase the margin to 12-0 after one period. 


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