Junior Legion to State


Prairie Juniors earn trip to State

The Prairie du Chien Junior American Legion baseball team went 4-1 to win the 16U Regional Tournament in Onalaska this past weekend to earn a trip to the State Tournament.

Prairie du Chien defeated Holmen 10-2 in their opening game in Onalaska on July 17. 

Prairie scored 4 runs in the top of the first inning to go up 4-0. 


Hoppers versus Onalaska

Hoppers host Onalaska
Ryan Garrity scores for the Grasshoppers in the bottom of the third inning in the first game of a doubleheader against visiting Onalaska Monday afternoon. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)



sweeps Hoppers

Onalaska swept host Prairie du Chien in a doubleheader in American Legion baseball action at the St. Feriole Island Ballpark Monday afternoon. 

Onalaska won the opener 20-3 in five innings. 

Onalaska scored 9 runs in the first inning, 10 in the second and 1 in the top of the fifth en route to the victory. 


La Crescent stops Hoppers





La Crescent

La Crescent defeated Prairie du Chien 6-4 in the Soldiers Grove American Legion Baseball Tournament Friday. 

The Grasshoppers jumped out to a 3-0 lead after the first inning. 


Hoppers lose one, tie one


Hoppers lose one, 

tie one in twinbill

The La Crosse North Stars defeated the Prairie du Chien Grasshoppers 8-5 in the first game of a doubleheader in Coulee Region Legion baseball Monday in La Crosse. 

Prairie took a 2-1 lead following the first inning. 

Each team scored a run in the third as Prairie held the lead 3-2. 


Varsity Legion team tramples Bi-State Bulldogs, 13-4

Chad Mara
Catcher Chad Mara takes a generous lead off of first base, eyeing second for an opportunity to steal. (Photos by Caitlin Bittner)
Casey Hogensen
Relief pitcher Casey Hogensen fires down the middle, offering an appealing target to the waiting Bulldogs.
Peyton Hall
Coach Renner (left) tells Peyton Hall to hold on third after a hit by Ryan Garrity.
Ryan Garrity and Chad Mara
Ryan Garrity (right) goes for home during a Chad Mara attempted bunt. Although the ball was hit foul, the action still proved to be a very intense moment for players and fans.
Tanner Heisel
Opening pitcher Tanner Heisel swings for the fences during the second inning of Sunday’s game against Bi-State at St. Feriole Island ballpark. For this at bat, Heisel was able to earn himself a double, later scoring during a Taylor Elliot sacrifice. The Prairie du Chien Grasshoppers would go on to win 13-4.


On Sunday, June 29, at 4 p.m., the Prairie du Chien Grasshoppers took on the Bi-State Bulldogs in American Legion baseball action at St. Feriole Island ballpark.



All Conference athletes announced

SWC Soccer
SWC Golf
SRC Baseball
SRC Softball
swc softball

Each season, athletes are chosen to be given Southwest Wisconsin Conference (SWC), Six Rivers Conference (SRC) and Ridge and Valley Conference (RVC) All Conference honors, with many area athletes being chosen for the titles.


Area athletes given the honor were:


Prairie du Chien baseball

Prairie baseball
Austin Roach slides in with the winning run in the fifth inning as Prairie du Chien ousted visiting Platteville 10-0 in five innings. Roach scored on Mike Steiner’s game winning double. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)



shut out Hillmen

Prairie du Chien shut out visiting Platteville 10-0 in 5 innings in a WIAA Division 2 Regional Semifinal Wednesday afternoon. 

The Blackhawks scored 4 runs in the bottom of the first inning, 2 in the second, 2 in the fourth and 2 in the fifth to earn the victory.

Prairie du Chien scored 10 runs on 10 hits and committed 1 error. 


State Track

State Track
River Ridge’s Bridgette Myers runs in the 400-meter dash at the State Track Meet in La Crosse Friday afternoon. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)


Area athletes at 

State Track Meet

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

People huddled under the bleachers for more than two hours Friday during a downpour at the beginning of the meet. It took about another hour to get the track dry enough for competition. The pole vault event was held inside of Mitchell Hall because officials deemed it unsafe to compete outside. 


Seneca beats River Ridge

Seneca over River Ridge
River Ridge pitcher Seth Williams turns in an attempt to pick off the Seneca runner at second base Tuesday afternoon. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)



beat Timberwolves

River Ridge had a tough outing on Tuesday as the Indians dominated in an 11-5 win in seven innings.

The Indians scored five runs in the sixth on an RBI single by Devin Wallin, a walk by Eric Konichek, an RBI single by Brady Fernette, and a two-run double by Nick Payne.


Area track athletes on to State


Area athletes qualify for 

State Track Meet

Track athletes from River Ridge, Wauzeka-Steuben and Seneca competed in the Boscobel Sectional Friday afternoon. 

Darlington won the boys meet with 72 points. River Ridge scored 5.5 points. Wauzeka-Steuben scored 1 point.


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