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Wauzeka-Steuben baseball

Wauzeka-Steuben’s Jeramiah Huber fires a pitch to the De Soto batter Friday afternoon. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Wauzeka-Steuben’s Turner Krachey takes a lead off of first base. Krachey stole second and later scored on a home run by Jeremy Lessard.

The Hornets’ Turner Krachey crosses the plate in the fourth inning on a homer by Jeremy Lessard.

Jeremy Lessard scores following his 2-run blast to left field in the fourth inning.

The Hornets’ Brady Krachey races to third base against the De Soto Pirates Friday.


Hornets edge 

Pirates in eight

Wauzeka-Steuben edged visiting De Soto 4-3 in eight innings Thursday afternoon in Ridge and Valley baseball action. 

De Soto took a 1-0 lead in the first inning. 

Jeremy Lessard then belted a 2-run homer to left in the bottom of the fourth to give Wauzeka-Steuben a 2-1 lead. 


Prairie boys win

Prairie first baseman Brady Ulrich attempts to hold the Dodgeville runner close to the base.

Prairie du Chien pitcher Ryan Garrity fields a slow roller and gets ready to throw the Dodgeville batter out at first base in the first inning Friday afternoon. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

The Blackhawks’ Brandon Check takes a big lead before stealing second base. Check was 2x2 batting against the Dodgers.



shut out Dodgers

Prairie du Chien shut out visiting Dodgeville 7-0 in an SWC baseball game Friday afternoon. 

Prairie took a 1-0 lead after one complete inning. 

Prairie erupted for 5 big runs in the bottom of the fourth to increase the margin to 6-0. 


Prairie du Chien golf

Prairie’s Tyler Mason chips up onto the fourth green Tuesday. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

The Blackhawks’ Ben Baxter chips from the edge of the fourth green Tuesday afternoon.

Zach DuCharme of Prairie du Chien putts on the first green.



golfers second 

in Quadrangular

Prairie du Chien Country Club hosted the Prairie du Chien Quadrangular boys’ golf meet Tuesday afternoon. 

Cuba City won the meet with a team total of 196. Prairie du Chien had 213, Fennimore 231, and Richland Center 233.


Cassville-River Ridge Tournament

Emma Mergen of Cassville-River Ridge hits a single up the middle to knock in Kennedy McMillan against Pecatonica in the Cassville-River Ridge Tournament in Bloomington Saturday afternoon. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Andrea Okey of Cassville-River Ridge fires in a pitch against Pecatonica Saturday.

Kennedy McMillan scores for Cassville-River Ridge against Pecatonica Saturday.

Michaela Chambers (left) of Seneca gets into defensive position at first base against Southwestern at the Cassville-River Ridge Tournament on Saturday afternoon.

Seneca’s Morgan Wall whips a pitch to the plate against Southwestern in the Cassville-River Ridge Tournament.


CRR girls win 

own tournament

Cassville-River Ridge, Pecatonica, Southwestern and Seneca competed in the Cassville-River Ridge Softball Tournament on Saturday in Bloomington.

In Round 1, Cassville-River Ridge defeated Pecatonica 14-9. 

CRR led 8-2 following one complete inning and 11-2 after two innings. 


River Ridge Quad

Sammy Steiger clears a hurdle in the 100 hurdle event Thursday afternoon. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Allison Oswald of Wauzeka-Steuben goes over a hurdle in the 100 hurdles Thursday.

Isaac White of River Ridge attempts a high jump at the River Ridge Quadrangular.

Bryan Maring of River Ridge competes in the 3200 relay Thursday afternoon.

Desmond Crapp sails over the bar in the pole vault Thursday afternoon.

Molly Asleson of Wauzeka-Steuben prepares to land her long jump at the River Ridge Quadrangular.


River Ridge 

hosts quadrangular

River Ridge hosted the River Ridge Quadrangular track meet in Bloomington Thursday afternoon. 

MFL MarMac won the boys meet with 157.5 points. River Ridge was second with 145.5. De Soto had 26 and Wauzeka-Steuben had 23. 

Irish of River Ridge won the 100 in 12.28. 


State Wrestling Qualifiers

Qualifying for the State Meet in Madison on March 27 and 28 are, front row: Irelynd Cejka, Audrey Watson, Bradyn Saint, Sheyanne Ronnfeldt, Brogan Brewer and Rhett Koenig. Back row: Traeton Saint, Reid Koenig, Colten Wall, Luke Wright, Jerrod Osterkamp and Tyler Smock.


Youth wrestlers earn trip to the State Wrestling Meet

On Saturday, March 21, 23 wrestlers from the Prairie Youth Wrestling Club wrestled at the USA State Qualifier in Westby and Mineral Point.  These sites are two of the eight sites from all over Wisconsin.  To qualify for the State Meet in Madison, a wrestler has to place in the top two of his/her weight class. In addition to the State Qualifiers, six other wrestlers also medaled at the Qualifier, placing third or fourth.


Wauzeka-Steuben Athletic Awards

Several Wauzeka-Steuben varsity basketball players were honored at the end of the season. Senior exchange student Marti Joaquin-Lluis (left) earned the Hornet Award. Jeramiah Huber (second), Jonah Huber (fourth), and Turner Krachey (far right) each earned Ridge and Valley All-Conference Honorable Mention. Hunter Slaght (center) earned the Captain Award.

After a highly successful girls’ basketball season that culminated in a Ridge and Valley Conference title, Wauzeka-Steuben Coach Ben McCullick was honored as the Ridge and Valley Conference Coach of the Year. Seniors Lexi Bird and Kelsey Kapinus were named team captains. Senior Celina Giddings and junior Molly Heisz earned First Team All-Conference, while Kylie Zimmerman was named Honorable Mention All-Conference.

Shamrock Shuffle

The Shamrock Shuffle begins at Hoffman Hall on Saturday morning. (Photos by Aaron Lyons)

The first-place men’s runner was Patrick Klein.

The first-place women’s runner was Ashley Krantz.

This enthusiastic Shamrock Shuffler received the Best Dressed award. More than 75 people participated in the second annual event Saturday morning.


More than 75 at Shamrock Shuffle

Prairie du Chien’s Second Annual Shamrock Shuffle 5k Fun Run-Walk was again a success. The event motivated more than 75 people to begin their St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in a heart-healthy and family-friendly way. 


Seneca defeats Wauzeka-Steuben

Seneca’s Kilian Boland drives the left baseline against visiting Wauzeka-Steuben Friday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

The Seneca students have fun cheering during a break in the action.

Seneca’s Nick Payne goes up for a shot against Wauzeka-Steuben’s Jeramiah Huber Friday night in regional basketball.

The Indians’ Eric Konichek scores on a lay-up against the visiting Hornets.

Seneca’s Kilian Boland pulls down a rebound in traffic Friday night in regional action.

Nick Payne of Seneca moves under the basket against the defense of Wauzeka-Steuben.


Seneca tops Wauzeka-Steuben

Seneca topped visiting Wauzeka-Steuben 59-40 in a Division 5 Regional boys basketball game Friday night. 

Seneca led 15-11 after the first frame and 28-20 at halftime. 

The Indians out-scored the Hornets 15-11 in the third period and 16-9 in the fourth to pull away for the victory. 


Prairie boys beat Richland Center

Prairie’s Connor George looks to score down low against visiting Richland Center Tuesday night in Division 3 Regional action. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie du Chien's Ryan Garrity drives to the hoop Tuesday night.

The Blackhawks’ Casey Hogenson (34) drives past the Richland Center defender.


Prairie du Chien boys 

wallop Richland Center

Prairie du Chien throttled visiting Richland Center 60-10 in a Division 3 Regional boys basketball game Tuesday night. 

Prairie took the first period 12-2 and led at the half 24-4. 

The Blackhawks out-scored the Hornets 24-3 in the third quarter and 12-3 in the fourth en route to the victory.