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Prairie Homecoming

Prairie du Chien’s Peyton Hall (18) runs behind the blocking of Scott Sautter (65) Friday night against visiting Dodgeville during Prairie’s homecoming game. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Dominic Wright (22) gets past a Dodgeville defender for a big gain in second-half action Friday night at Prairie du Chien High School.


Blackhawks’ defense secures homecoming victory

By Zach Mara



Platteville prevails over Prairie du Chien

Jacqueline LaHaie smashes the ball between two Platteville defenders.

Brooke Trautsch finesses the ball over the net against the Platteville Hillwomen.

Prairie’s Kelly Check pops the ball just over the hands of the Platteville player Tuesday night at Prairie du Chien High School. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie’s Brooke Trautsch goes up for the spike against two tall Platteville players.

Paige Rickleff (8) and Jacqueline LaHaie (3) successfully defend at the net Tuesday night against a tough Platteville team.

Maria Skemp gets her game face on as she gets ready to pound the ball over for a point against visiting Platteville.

Platteville defeated host Prairie du Chien three games to none in SWC volleyball action Tuesday night. 

Platteville won by scores of 25-14, 25-11 and 25-18.

Prairie du Chien fought hard against a very good Platteville team. There were some good volleys but Platteville’s attack was too much for Prairie to handle. 

Platteville was led by Morgan Stecklein with 9 kills. Jenna Phillips had 5 aces. Claire Tashner had 11 digs. 


Mississippi Mud Run

Three competitors run over a group of logs at the Fifth Annual Mississippi Mud Run Saturday morning on St. Feriole Island. Proceeds from the event go towards Phase II of the Prairie du Chien Skate Park. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Negotiating the concrete culvert can be somewhat tricky.

A pair of Mississippi Mud runners go up and over a station wagon.

The water was a bit chilly on Saturday morning.

River Ridge football

Ryan Redman (7) and another Timberwolves’ defender break up a Potosi pass attempt. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

The River Ridge defense moves to the ball Friday night against visiting Potosi.

Ben Ertz (24) and other River Ridge defenders drop the Potosi ballcarrier.


Potosi defeats River Ridge on a rainy Homecoming

Potosi defeated host River Ridge 38-6 on a rainy Friday night for the Timberwolves’ Homecoming game in Bloomington. 

Neither team scored in the first period, but Potosi got into the end zone on a 6-yard run in the second quarter and the 2-point run was good as the Chieftains went ahead 8-0, which would be the halftime score. 


Soccer team wins!

Evan Teynor throws the ball to Jack Stoeffler (10) as Nolan Stram and Chas Sagedahl get ready in first half action.

Prairie’s Nolan Stram (right) battles for the ball against a Richland Center player Tuesday afternoon on the Bluff View pitch. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Evan Teynor boots the ball upfield against the Hornets.

Preston Hendrix gains control of the ball near the Richland Center goal.


Prairie soccer 

team beats Hornets

The Prairie du Chien boys soccer team hosted the Richland Center Hornets for Parents’ Night Tuesday evening at the Bluff View pitch.  

The Blackhawks started the game slow and only 2 ½ minutes in, let a Hornet run slip through for an early score and a quick 1-0 deficit.  


Blackhawks roll past Onalaska Luther Knights

Dylan Yeomans gets past a would-be tackler for a good gain in first half action Friday night against Onalaska Luther.

Peyton Hall crosses the goal line to score on a 35-yard screen pass against visiting Onalaska Luther Friday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

The Blackhawks’ Gunnar Kravchuk chases down the Knights’ quarterback and makes the tackle Friday night in second quarter action.

Quarterback Brogan Potter and Peyton Hall roll to the left.

Peyton Hall breaks a tackle.

By Zach Mara


The Prairie du Chien Blackhawks, behind dominant offensive and defensive lines, routed the visiting Onalaska Luther Knights 55-13 Friday night. The Hawks’ (2-2) defense, spirited by relentless pass-rushing from Gunnar Kravchuk and Adrian Johanningmeier, would hold the Knights (0-4) to 116 total offensive yards for the game, including -39 yards on the ground.


SWS football

Jared Payne follows his blocking against Port Edwards in high school football action.

The Blue-Golds’ Brady Fernette (4) pulls away from a would be tackler and goes for a good gain against visiting Port Edwards Friday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Parker Hagensick finds some running room.

Parker Hagensick of Seneca/Wauzeka-Steuben runs for good yardage around the left side against Port Edwards in nonconference action.

Brady Fernette of SWS tries to break away against visiting Port Edwards Friday night at Seneca.


Port Edwards 


SWS Blue-Golds

Port Edwards defeated host Seneca/Wauzeka-Steuben 34-12 in a nonconference football game Friday night. 

Jared Payne scored on a 45-yard run to get the Blue-Golds on the board first 6-0 in the first quarter. Port Edwards scored on a 10-yard pass to tie the game at 6-6. Port Edwards scored again on a 3-yard run to go up 12-6 after one period. 


Soccer team victorious

Prairie's Andrew Waller heads up the soccer pitch Tuesday against the visiting Dodgers. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie’s Chas Sagedahl (2) kicks the ball away from a Dodgville-Mineral Point player.

Prairie’s Nathan Specht (7) passes to an open Jon Dyer as Jack Stoeffler waits in the background.

The Blackhawks’ Andrew Waller chases down a Dodger in first half action.


Hawks down Dodgers for PdC soccer victory

It was a hot muggy night on the Bluff View soccer pitch Tuesday when the Prairie du Chien boys soccer team hosted the Dodgeville/Mineral Point Dodgers.  

The two teams had just met one week prior with Dodgeville overcoming a 2-0 Prairie lead for the win. Would tonight be a different story, that was the Blackhawk plan.  


Prairie Invitational

Prairie du Chien’s Taylor Hendrickson putts from the fringe of the ninth green on a rainy Friday morning at Prairie du Chien Country Club. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

The Lady Blackhawks’ Emily Trautsch chips up onto the putting surface of the ninth green Friday morning.


Prairie golfers host 

Prairie Invitational

The Prairie du Chien girls’ golf team hosted their annual Prairie Invitational at the Prairie du Chien Country Club on Friday, Aug. 28. Arcadia, Darlington, G-E-T, Lancaster, Southwestern/Benton/Cuba City, and Westby/Viroqua came to play even though rainy conditions prevailed.  


Prairie gridders win

Prairie’s Drew Scott heads for a touchdown on a 34-yard pass from Brogan Potter. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Drew Scott makes a diving one-handed catch to get the ball to the Mayville 17-yard line.

Casey Hogenson gains good yardage on a kickoff return in the first quarter Saturday afternoon.

The Prairie du Chien running game powered forward for good yardage throughout the game.


Prairie du Chien Blackhawks blast Mayville Cardinals

By Zach Mara


In a complete reversal of last week’s game, Prairie du Chien protected the ball, not turning the ball over, allowing the offense to do its job during a 47-0 thrashing of the Mayville Cardinals.