Football begins

Hut, hut. Hike!
Another high school football season is almost here. In preparation for the upcoming football season, Prairie du Chien hosted Westby, Fennimore and La Crosse Acquinas for a scrimmage Friday night. Above, Prairie quarterback Brogan Potter attempts a pass. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

Blackhawk Challenge

A challenging course
Competitor number 791 still looks energetic as she begins the 3.1-mile run. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)
A good ride
Corn fields made up much of the scenery along the 14.5-mile route. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)
A refreshing swim
A trio of hearty competitors emerges from the Mississippi River after an invigorating quarter-mile swim. (Photo by Gary Howe)


A great day for 

the fifth annual 

Blackhawk Challenge

There were hundreds of participants yet again at the fifth annual Blackhawk Challenge on Saturday, Aug. 2. 

The triathlon is a fund-raiser for the Prairie du Chien wrestling teams and was hosted at the Sports World Campground. 


Viroqua defeats Hoppers


Viroqua defeats Prairie Legion

Viroqua defeated Prairie du Chien 7-4 in the Class A Viroqua Regional in American Legion baseball Saturday. 

Viroqua led 1-0 after the first inning. 

Prairie scored a run in the bottom of the second and 3 more in the third to take a 4-1 advantage. 


5-Mile Run, 3-Mile Walk

5-Mile Run, 3-Mile Walk
The 44th Annual 5-Mile Run, 3-Mile Walk gets underway at the Prairie du Chien Aquatic Park on a cool Saturday morning. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

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:


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