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Cejka hurls no-hit gem against Dodgers

Maddox Cejka threw a no-hitter versus Dodgeville. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Colton Thompson leads off of first base against visiting Dodgeville Thursday.

The Prairie du Chien Blackhawks baseball team defeated Dodgeville 2-0 on Thursday afternoon in Prairie du Chien.

Maddox Cejka pitched a 7-inning no-hitter for the Blackhawks. The righthander only allowed 1 walk and struck out 6 on his way to the victory.


Prairie du Chien linksters enjoy a busy schedule

Logan Higgins putts at Platteville Country Club. (Photos by Jason Nihles)

James Reilly chips during an SWC event at Platteville Country Club.

The Prairie du Chien boys golf team had a busy week of rescheduled SWC matches. 


WS softball sweeps La Farge

Cameron Hurda of Wauzeka-Steuben whips a fastball to the plate Monday in the first game of a doubleheader against La Farge. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

The Wauzeka-Steuben High School softball team swept a doubleheader from visiting La Farge Monday afternoon in Ridge and Valley action. 

The Lady Hornets won the opener 12-2 and then took the nightcap 10-1 to notch two more in the victory column.


Wauzeka-Steuben sweeps La Farge boys

Austyn Vale slides in for a run against La Farge Monday afternoon. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Ethan Klema defends as a La Farge runner leads off of first base.

Isaac Reichmann fires in a pitch to the La Farge batter in the first game of a twinbill in Ridge and Valley action.

Isaac Reichmann fields a grounder and throws to second for the out.

Wauzeka-Steuben gets the force at second and tries for the double play Monday afternoon in Wauzeka.

Wauzeka-Steuben swept visiting La Farge in a doubleheader in Ridge and Valley baseball Monday afternoon. 

The Hornets won the opener 13-0 in five innings. 


Wisconsin River bike ride finishing in Prairie du Chien

A pair of riders enjoy last year’s GRABAAWR. (Photo submitted)

By Ted Pennekamp



Seneca defeats North Crawford

Seneca’s Kylie Chambers fires in a fastball versus North Crawford Monday afternoon in Seneca. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

The Seneca High School softball team easily handled visiting North Crawford 9-2 in a Ridge and Valley contest Monday afternoon.

The Royals improved to 8-2 on the season and 7-0 in conference action. 


Seneca baseball nipped by Riverdale, beats North Crawford

Seneca’s Jake Payne delivers the last pitch of the game for a strike out to beat North Crawford. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

The Royals’ Ashton Swanson takes a lead off of second base versus the Trojans Monday afternoon in Seneca.


Both teams were strong on the pitcher’s mound on Monday, but Riverdale took the victory over host Seneca 1-0 in the first game of a doubleheader for the Royals. 


Blackhawk golfers at Lancaster and Prairie du Chien

James Reilly of Prairie du Chien chips to the fourth green Thursday, April 21 at Prairie du Chien Country Club. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie du Chien’s Owen Achenbach follows through on a chip onto the first green at Prairie du Chien Country Club Thursday.

The Blackhawk boys golf team opened up their SWC season on Tuesday, April 19 at the Lancaster Country Club. The match started with sunshine and warm weather for once but changed as the sun disappeared behind clouds and cooled down to 45 degrees. 


Area track teams at North Crawford

Taia Dressler of Prairie du Chien competes in the 300-meter hurdles at the North Crawford Meet.

Jessica Patterson of River Ridge runs alongside of Josie Kramer of Prairie du Chien in the 800-meter run.

River Ridge's Owen Hamilton clears the high jump bar.

AJ Klotz of River Ridge competes in the 300 hurdles at North Crawford.

Elliott Thornton of River Ridge clears a hurdle in the 300-meter hurdles. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Tucker Stluka, a freshman at Seneca, competes in the high jump.

Lucius Cooley of Wauzeka-Steuben won the 300-meter hurdles at North Crawford.

Prairie du Chien, Seneca, Wauzeka-Steuben and River Ridge competed in the North Crawford Track Meet Monday afternoon.

Prairie du Chien won the girls meet with 202 points. River Ridge was second with 112. Seneca was ninth with 14 points. 


Crubel Honorable Mention WBCA All State

Braden Crubel of River Ridge releases a shot against visiting Barneveld at the River Ridge Tournament. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

Braden Crubel, a 6-1 junior from River Ridge, has been named to the Division 4 WBCA All State Honorable Mention Boys Basketball Team for the 2021-2022 season. 

Crubel averaged 17.0 ppg in leading the Timberwolves to a 12-0 record in the Six Rivers West Conference and a 24-2 overall record this season.