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Soccer Wins Title

Evan Teynor gets ready for the pass from Nathaniel Oehler. (Photos by Rose Ziel)

Tanner Bollman jostles with a River Valley player Thursday evening.

Nolan Stram of Prairie du Chien gets ahead of the River Valley player Thursday.



takes SWC title

The Prairie du Chien Blackhawk soccer team captured the Southwest Wisconsin Conference title on Thursday night with a decisive 6-0 victory over River Valley.  

It was the final regular season game with special recognition to the seniors.  


River Ridge Volleyball

River Ridge’s Skylar White smashes the ball past Grace Morgan of Potosi Tuesday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Grace Mergen finesses the ball over to the Potosi side in the first game Tuesday night.

Rachael Herrick deftly pops the ball past the Potosi defender.

Skylar White (9) and Lexi Harper (6) go up for the block in first-game action.

River Ridge’s Taylor Langmeier pounds a winner against visiting Potosi.

Karli Jandro of River Ridge makes a good return against Potosi in the second game.


River Ridge 

girls beat Potosi

The River Ridge volleyball team hosted Potosi Tuesday night and won with scores of 25-20, 21-25, 25-22, and 25-18. It was Senior Night for River Ridge.

Stats include:

 Kills - Taylor Langmeier 21, Skylar White 17


Prairie Homecoming

Ethan Swiggum (5) and Eric Nolan (56) make the stop Friday night.

Prairie’s Tyler Smock (13) goes for the open field tackle against Richland Center.

Dylan Yeomans gets the ball over the goal line to complete a 2-yard TD run in the first quarter.

Dominic Wright clears the way for a 2-yard touchdown run by Dylan Yeomans.

Dominic Wright (22) and Stephan Ronnfeldt (76) lead the way for Ethan Swiggum (5).

Prairie’s Gavin Gillitzer makes a tackle near the sideline against visiting Richland Center Friday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie du Chien’s offensive line seals off the Richland Center defense on this run by Dylan Yeomans in the Prairie du Chien Homecoming game Friday night.


Hawks win 


By Zach Mara


Friday night was the Prairie du Chien Homecoming game, and the Blackhawks (3-5, 1-3) hosted the Richland Center Hornets. 


Prairie du Chien Soccer

Prairie’s Nathaniel Oehler attempts to get past a Dodgeville player. (Photos by Rose Ziel)

Prairie du Chien’s Mark Welter heads the ball upfield against visiting Dodgeville Monday afternoon at Bluff View.

Chas Sagedahl of Prairie du Chien gets his kicks against Dodgeville Monday.

The Blackhawks’ goalie Wesley Schwager makes a save Monday afternoon.

Andrew Waller blasts the ball far to gain good field position.

Blake Garcia of Prairie du Chien battles for control Monday at Bluff View.


PdC soccer team beats Dodgeville

The Prairie du Chien boys soccer team hosted Dodgeville Monday night on the Bluff View pitch.  

The teams had split their first two meetings making the match a must win for the Blackhawks to stay in the SWC lead.  

Prairie took a quick lead at 9:37 when Jon Dyer found Jack Stoeffler open on the left side and a quick tap gave PdC a the first score.  


PdC Cross Country

Karly Jaynes and Faith Dillman compete at the Kickapoo-La Farge Invitational. (Photos by Kathleen Hein)

Ella Hein and Amber Huser race together at the Dick McKichan Invitational in Platteville on Saturday.


PdC cross 

country wins 

Kickapoo Invitational

The Prairie du Chien cross country team traveled to Kickapoo High School on Thursday for the Kickapoo/LaFarge Invitational. The girls’ team ran incredibly well against the 6 other schools and came home with a first-place trophy. The girls took four of the top 5 spots to win the meet with just 20 points, 15 points ahead of Richland Center/Ithaca. 


River Ridge Football

River Ridge’s Cole Crubel looks over the field against visiting Pec-Argyle Friday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

A trio of River Ridge defenders combine to make the stop Friday night.

The Timberwolves’ Ryan Redman returns a kickoff for good yardage.

River Ridge’s Ben Ertz (66) makes an open field tackle in the second quarter.

Blake Crubel (26) and Isaac White (22) close in on the P-A ballcarrier.



beats River Ridge

Pecatonica-Argyle defeated host River Ridge 48-6 in high school football action in Bloomington Friday night. 

P-A scored on a 10-yard pass and a PAT to go up 7-0 in the first quarter. P-A scored again in the quarter on a 68-yard pass to take a 13-0 lead after one period. 


Seneca Versus Wauzeka-Steuben

Seneca’s Liv Swanson skies for the spike against host Wauzeka-Steuben. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Wauzeka-Steuben’s Amari McCarthy pops the ball over Seneca’s Erin Sime in Ridge and Valley action Monday night.

Seneca’s Erin Sime hits the ball to the Wauzeka-Steuben side as Emily Garfoot (4) gets ready.

The Hornets’ Tatem Baures slams the ball back to Seneca during the first game.

Erin Sime of Seneca (3) hits the ball back to Allison Oswald (6) and Molly Heisz (1) of Wauzeka-Steuben Monday night.


Seneca sweeps Wauzeka-Steuben

The Seneca volleyball team defeated host Wauzeka-Steuben three games to none in a Ridge and Valley contest Monday night. 

Seneca has a 6-2 overall record and a 3-0 conference record. Wauzeka-Steuben is 2-7 overall and 2-4 in the Ridge and Valley. 

Wauzeka-Steuben will travel to Kickapoo on Sept. 29. Seneca will travel to De Soto on Sept. 29.


River Ridge Football

Blake Crubel (26) of River Ridge spins away from a would be tackler Friday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

The Timberwolves’ Brett Moravits gets to the outside for good yardage against the Miners.

Four River Ridge defenders make a tackle during Homecoming Friday night.

Tyler Millin (21) of River Ridge follows the blocking of Camron Mish (76) against Shullsburg.

The Timberwolves’ Ryan Redman stands the ballcarrier up and then takes him down.

Amiel Guerrero and another River Ridge defender make a tackle against Shullsburg.

River Ridge’s Cole Crubel looks for the receiver to break open Friday night.


Miners top 


Shullsburg spoiled River Ridge’s Homecoming 51-13 in a Six Rivers football game Friday night in Bloomington. 

The Miners scored 22 points in the first quarter, including a 3-yard touchdown run, a 7-yard TD pass and 2-point play, and a 27-yard TD run and 2-point run to take a 22-0 lead. 


Prairie Volleyball

Alexis Nolan of Prairie du Chien goes up for the block. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Brytta Sagedahl battles at the net against Katie Valeria of Dodgeville Tuesday night.

Kylee Weber pounds the ball back to the Dodgeville side while Caitlin Pattison (6) gets ready.

Emily Groom hits the ball past Katie Valeria of Dodgeville Tuesday night in SWC action.



defeat Lady Hawks

The Prairie du Chien Blackhawks took on Dodgeville Tuesday night for Parents’ Night.  

The freshmen-sophomore team won the first set, really coming together as a team.  Then they lost the next two.   The varsity reserve went 3-0 over Dodgeville, showing great teamwork.  


Prairie du Chien Golf

Prairie du Chien’s Molly Peterson chips onto the first green at Prairie du Chien Country Club Thursday afternoon. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Mackenzie Maguire hits her approach shot to the first green Thursday against Darlington at Prairie du Chien Country Club.


PdC golfers 

host Darlington

The Lady Hawks Golf Team lost to Darington on Thursday in a dual at Prairie du Chien Country Club by a score of 200-224.  

Gabby Ritchie (49) and Macy Sander (73) had their best rounds of the year. Taylor Hendrickson also shot 49, Mackenzie Maguire added a 53 and Molly Peterson a 79.