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Wed
05
Mar

Wauzeka-Steuben wins

W-S girls upset Seneca
Seneca’s Elizabeth Garfoot grabs a rebound in heavy traffic. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

 

Wauzeka-Steuben 

girls upset Seneca

The 12th seeded Wauzeka-Steuben girls basketball team (5-15) upset host and number 5 seed Seneca (15-8) 37-35 in a hotly contested Division 5 Regional Tuesday night. 

Wauzeka-Steuben led 5-4 after the first period, but Seneca came back to tie the game at 11-11 at the half. 

Wed
26
Feb

Prairie boys win

Prairie beats Richland Center
Prairie’s Austin Roach looks to score Tuesday night. (Photo by Erik Olson of the Richland Center Observer)

 

Prairie 

triumphs over 

Richland Center

The Prairie du Chien boys basketball team traveled to Richland Center Tuesday night and the Blackhawks beat the Hornets 44-38 in a Division 3 Regional.

Prairie opened with a 13-6 lead after one quarter. 

Wed
26
Feb

Cheerleaders third at State

Cheerleaders third at State
The cheerleaders show off their trophy. They are, row 1: Jamie Turner, Nicole Mims, and Becky Welsch. Row 2: Mariah Slaght, Lindsey Ohlert, Coach Kelli Saxe, Allison Lynn, and Stephanie Elmquist.

 

Prairie du Chien 

cheerleaders get third at State

The Prairie du Chien Basketball Cheerleaders competed on Saturday, Feb. 22 at the WACPC (Wisconsin Association of Cheer and Pom Coaches) State Cheer Championships at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison.  

This is the first time the cheerleaders have competed at the state level. The team competed in the non-stunt division. There were six teams in that division, the top three took home trophies. Prairie du Chien earned third place!

Wed
19
Feb

PdC Cheerleaders go to State

Cheerleaders to State
The cheerleaders are, row 1: Stephanie Elmquist, Nicole Mims, and Allison Lynn. Row 2: Mariah Slaght, Lindsey Ohlert, Jamie Turner, and Becky Welsch.

On Saturday, Feb. 15 the Prairie du Chien basketball cheerleaders competed at the WACPC (Wisconsin Association of Cheer and Pom Coaches) Northern Cheer Regional Competition held at Wisconsin Rapids High School. The team competed in two categories. They placed seventh in the cheer dance category. The girls placed second in the non-stunt category, earning them the opportunity to advance on to state competition in that category at the Alliant Center in Madison on Saturday, February 22.  

Mon
17
Feb

RRC wrestling

 

River Ridge-Cassville hosts regional

The River Ridge-Cassville wrestling team took fifth at the River Ridge Regional with 99 points Saturday. 

The following are the River Ridge-Cassville results.

113 - David Seng (22-20) placed 2nd and scored 18 team points.

Mon
17
Feb

PdC-WS wrestlers

PdC-WS wrestling
Prairie du Chien’s Jack Feye applies pressure to Taylor Halverson of Belmont-Platteville in their consolation semifinal match at 170 pounds. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

 

PdC-WS third in regional wrestling

The Prairie du Chien/Wauzeka-Steuben wrestling team took third with 182 points at the River Valley Regional Saturday. 

The PdC-WS results are as follows.

106 - Matt Chase (5-11) placed 4th and scored 7 team points.

Wed
12
Feb

Youth wrestlers

Wrestlers donate
Some of the area youth wrestlers who competed and donated are, row 1: Ian Jentz, Brody Keilley, Brendan Jentz, Isaac Hoffman, and Alex Lee. Row 2: Bradyn Saint, Justin Kossman, Ryder Koenig, Chad Achenbach, Jackson DeBruin, and Rhett Koenig. Row 3: Coach Lange, Matt Rogge, Keenan Holley, Reid Koenig, Nick Rogge, Zach Swiggum, Traeton Saint, and Coach Saint. Row 4: Robert Velasco, Tyler Smock, and Stephen Ronnfeldt.

 

Area youth wrestlers donate

On Friday, Jan. 31, the Prairie Wrestling Club hosted their Fourth annual Youth Duals at Hoffman Hall. The entry fee for all wrestlers was a non-perishable food item, which was donated to CouleeCap, our local food pantry.  

Youth wrestlers from Prairie du Chien, Wauzeka, Fennimore, Boscobel, MFL, Lancaster and River Valley participated and were able to donate 177 pounds of goods to this great cause.  

Mon
10
Feb

Elliott sets school record

Taylor Elliott
Taylor Elliott

 

Elliott sets 

Prairie du Chien 

wrestling wins record

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Prairie du Chien senior Taylor Elliott continues to have an excellent season while also adding to his career total as Prairie du Chien High School’s all-time winningest wrestler. 

Wed
05
Feb

Youth wrestling

Cael Koenig
Cael Koenig shoots a nice double leg on his Riverdale opponent.
Ryder Koenig
Ryder Koenig escapes from his Wauzeka opponent.
Chase Fisher
Chase Fisher breaks down his Wauzeka opponent on top.
Matt Rogge
Matt Rogge works an arm bar while controlling his opponent on top.
Zach Swiggum
Zach Swiggum explodes off the bottom for a one point escape.

 

Youth and Middle School wrestlers have big week

This past Saturday, the wrestlers in grades PreK-8th grade wrestled in Prairie du Chien’s youth wrestling tournament. There were close 50 participants from Prairie du Chien competing and the tournament had more than 210 participants total. Prairie du Chien breaks the wrestlers into three different age groups, there is the PreK-1 group, the 2-4 group and the 5-8 group. All of the wrestlers from PdC wrestled extremely hard and displayed great competitiveness and sportsmanship. All of the wrestlers from all schools received gold medals for their efforts.  

Mon
03
Feb

Wrestlers beat Dodgeville

 

PdC-WS matmen victorious

On Saturday night, the PdC-WS wrestling team took on visiting Dodgeville in front of a packed crowd in the Prairie du Chien gymnasium. The Blackhawks came away victorious 57-18 in the final dual of the season. The Blackhawks finished tied for third in the conference behind Lancaster and River Valley. The seniors were honored before the start of the dual. The team has seven senior wrestlers and one senior manager. 

The following was a thought that was read to the seniors as they competed in their final competition in front of their home crowd:

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