Prairie boys basketball

Prairie basketball
Prairie du Chien’s Cheng Chen looks for an open route to the basket around West Salem’s Sam Miller in the third quarter Friday night. (Photo by Nate Beier)


West Salem 

turns back 

Prairie du Chien

West Salem bested visiting Prairie du Chien 57-32 in high school boys’ basketball action Friday night. 

West Salem jumped out to an 11-7 first-quarter lead. 

West Salem then took a 21-13 halftime advantage. 


All Conference cross country

All Conf. cross country
Jacob Schneider and Ethan Ingle


Two cross 

country runners earn 

All Conference recognition

Two members of the Prairie du Chien High School Cross Country Team earned All Conference recognition in the Southwest Wisconsin Conference for the 2013 season. 

Senior Ethan Ingle was named to the All Conference First Team.


All Conference volleyball

All Conf. volleyball
Jamie Kozelka, Brooke Moret, and McKenzie Banasik
All Conf. volleyball
Courtney Pattison


Four PdC


players earn 

All SWC recognition

Four members of the Prairie du Chien High School volleyball team have earned All Conference recognition in the Southwest Wisconsin Conference for the 2013 season. 

Junior Courtney Pattison was named to the First Team. 


All Conference

All Conference soccer
Austin Roach, Nick Adamany, Dan Adamany, Cheng Chen, and Wesley Schwager
All Conf. Soccer
Mike Steiner


Six Prairie 

du Chien soccer 

athletes named to 

All Conference teams

Six members of the Prairie du Chien boys soccer team have earned All Conference recognition for the 2013 season in the Southwest Wisconsin Conference. 

Austin Roach was named to the First Team. 


Prairie du Chien All Conference articles

Football All Conf.
Brian Hanger, Luke Rickleff, Hunter Sheckler, Brandon Granzow, Jack Feye and Mike Granzow earned All Conference recognition for the 2013 season in the SWC.


Six Prairie football players named to All Conference teams

Six players for the Prairie du Chien High School football team have been named All Conference for the 2013 season in the SWC. 

Luke Rickleff, a senior tight end was named to the First Team Offense. 

Mike Granzow, a senior lineman, was named to the Second Team Offense. 


Carrier in NFL

Small school star makes it to NFL
Derek Carrier, shown here making a play as a wide receiver for the Beloit College Buccaneers, played in his NFL regular season debut against the New Orleans Saints Sunday.


Small college 

standout makes jump to NFL

By Ted Pennekamp


All of his hard work has paid off and Derek Carrier is now on an NFL active roster. The San Francisco 49ers promoted tight end Carrier from the practice squad to the 53-man roster Saturday afternoon in anticipation of the 49ers versus New Orleans Saints football game. Carrier wears number 46. 


Turkey Trot


33rd Annual Turkey Trot Nov. 28

Prairie du Chien’s Jack Mulrooney will once again serve as the official starter to get the 33rd annual Turkey Trot off and running on Thursday, Nov. 28 at Hoffman Hall.  

Registration is from 7 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. and the run-walk starts at 8 a.m. Registration can also be done online at

The Turkey Trot will feature:


Iowa versus Wisconsin

Border Battle
Bart Knight (left) and Denny Fuller square off in Iowa and Wisconsin colors respectively in anticipation of the big game.


Renewed border battle generating lots of excitement

By Ted Pennekamp


Two well-known local entrepreneurs are getting into the spirit of the reinstatement of the longtime border rivalry between the Wisconsin and Iowa football teams this upcoming Saturday. 


Sectional cross country

sectional cross country
Ethan Ingle runs around a shed at the sectional meet in Monroe Saturday.
sectional cross country
Liz LaHaie cruises up a hill at the sectional cross country meet in Monroe.


Prairie runners enjoy Sectional Cross Country Meet

Saturday, Oct. 26 marked the end of the Prairie du Chien Cross Country team’s season with the WIAA Sectional meet in Monroe. The girls’ performance earned them a 14th-place finish at the meet, with 353 points. Seniors Claire Bowar (48th, 17:43) Liz LaHaie (80th, 19:08) and Kelly Heal (87th, 19:44) capped off their careers with a final race for the Blackhawks. 

“All three of these girls drastically improved their times from last year’s sectional race, despite the windy conditions we faced today,” said Coach Alli Tank. 


River Ridge volleyball

River Ridge volleyball photo1
Sarah Floyd (15) and Sierra Schier (32) both go for the ball against visiting Benton Tuesday night in Division 4 regional volleyball action. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)
River Ridge volleyball photo2
Johanna Allen (7) bashes a winner against visiting Benton in regional volleyball action.


River Ridge 

girls top Benton

River Ridge narrowly bested visiting Benton three games to two in a tense Division 4 regional volleyball match Tuesday night. 

Bridgette Myers of River Ridge had 15 service aces in the match. Roni Zinkle recorded 6.

Amber Patterson had 8 blocks. 


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