CRR girls win



Ridge girls beat Fennimore

The Cassville-River Ridge High School softball team beat visiting Fennimore 11-3 on March 31.

CRR scored a run in the bottom of the first, the bottom of the third and the bottom of the fourth to take a 3-0 lead. 


Shamrock Shuffle

Shamrock Shuffle
Riley Hubanks, 11, had a time of 25 minutes and 13 seconds in the inaugural Shamrock Shuffle. (Photos by Aaron Lyons)


Shamrock Shuffle 5K fun run-walk proves a success

A first-time event pulled together in just less than four weeks, Prairie du Chien’s Shamrock Shuffle 5k fun run-walk, can call itself a success.  At 7:45 a.m., on Saturday, March 15, it was a chilly 25 degrees, but that didn’t stop more than 100 runners and walkers from beginning their St. Patrick’s Day celebrations with a heart-healthy and family-friendly activity.  


Prairie's season ends

Dodgeville over Prairie du Chien
McKenzie Banasik drives the left baseline, is fouled and scores on the play. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)



defeats PdC girls

Dodgeville defeated visiting Prairie du Chien 36-26 in a Division 3 Regional girls basketball game Friday night. 

Dodgeville played tough defense to take the first period 5-0. 

Each team scored 8 points in the second quarter as the Dodgers led the Lady Blackhawks 13-8 at the half. 


Wauzeka-Steuben wins

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



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. 


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)



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. 


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!


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.  


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.


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.


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.  


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