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. 


Seneca Homecoming

Seneca’s Nick Payne (88) finds good running room along the right sideline against visiting Kickapoo-La Farge during the Seneca Homecoming football game Friday night. Unfortunately, KLF prevailed 41-6 in the contest. (Football photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Seneca’s Brady Fernette surveys the field as he drops back to pass Friday night.

Brady Fernette runs behind the block of Cody Ostrander.


KLF too 

much for 



Kickapoo-La Farge defeated host Seneca 41-6 Friday night during Seneca’s Homecoming football game. 


Lady Hawks win

Prairie’s Brooke Moret smashes the ball past the Lancaster defender for a point in the first game Tuesday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Brooke Moret taps one past Ashton Doll of Lancaster.

Members of the Prairie du Chien team celebrate winning a tough point versus Lancaster.

Courtney Pattison smashes the ball back to the Lancaster side Tuesday night.


Prairie girls 

sweep Lancaster

Prairie du Chien swept visiting Lancaster three games to none in an SWC volleyball match Tuesday night. 

Prairie won a hard fought, back and forth first game 25-21. 

The Lady Blackhawks won the second game 25-19.


Seneca over Wauzeka-Steuben

There were several fumbles by both teams on a rainy and slippery night. Seneca recovered this one in the first half in Wauzeka. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

The Wauzeka-Steuben defense gang tackles the Seneca ballcarrier Friday night.

The Seneca defense moves in to make the tackle.


Seneca’s speed 

defeats Wauzeka-Steuben

Seneca defeated host Wauzeka-Steuben 46-6 in a Ridge and Valley football game on a rainy Friday night. 

Seneca scored on a 62-yard run by Brady Fernette to go ahead 6-0 in the first period. Wauzeka-Steuben answered with a 71-yard TD pass from Jeramiah Huber to Turner Krachey to tie the game at 6-6. 


PdC volleyball

Prairie du Chien’s Brooke Moret (6) sets the ball up as Kelly Check (5) and Faith Gurske (3) look on Tuesday night against visiting River Valley. (Photos by Todd J. Knapp)

Prairie du Chien bumps the ball to the front row against visiting River Valley Tuesday night.


River Valley 

tops Prairie du Chien

River Valley defeated host Prairie du Chien three games to none in an SWC volleyball match Tuesday night. 

River Valley won the first game 25-17. River Valley went on to win the next two games 25-12 and 15-17. 

Brooke Moret had 4 kills, 1 block and 2 aces for Prairie. Courtney Pattison had 8 assists. 


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