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Blackhawks second at Fort Atkinson TKO

Brogan Brewer works for a fall against his West Allis Hale opponent in the semi finals of the TKO. Brewer would earn a 15-4 major decision in the finals.

On Saturday, the Blackhawk grapplers traveled to Fort Atkinson for the 11th annual TKO (Terry Kramer Open). Seventeen teams were in attendance, comprised of nine D1 teams, six D2 teams, and two D3 teams. 


Prairie girls oust Onalaska

Prairie du Chien’s Lily Krahn gets past the Onalaska defender and scores during the first half Tuesday night in the fieldhouse. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie's Teagan Radloff drives the right baseline.

Allison Allbee eyes the hoop.

Prairie du Chien successfully deployed a pressing defense.

The Prairie du Chien girls basketball team easily handled visiting Onalaska 56-26 in a nonconference match-up Tuesday night. 

The Lady Hawks upped their overall record to 12-1. Onalaska dropped to 6-9. 


Blackhawks finish third at Bluejay Challenge

Jeremiah Avery, sophomore, works for wrist control in a match at Merrill. Avery would win the 152# weight class. (Photo submitted)

On Saturday, Jan. 8, the Division 2, fourth ranked Prairie du Chien Wrestling Blackhawks traveled far north to the Merrill Bluejay Challenge. 


Prairie du Chien wrestlers defeat Lancaster

Prairie du Chien 138-pounder Drew Hird gains control over Jackson VanNatta of Lancaster. (Photos by A.J. Gates)

120-pounder Drake Ingham of Prairie du Chien grapples against Devin Tydrich of Lancaster.

On Thursday night, the Prairie du Chien Blackhawks wrestling team traveled to Lancaster for an SWC dual meet. The D2, #4 ranked PDC Blackhawks were looking to get the new year started with a great showing. 

The dual started at 113#, where the Blackhawks would have to forfeit. 


PdC-F gymnastics team competes in Viroqua

Madison Otts flips during her floor exercise routine at Viroqua Tuesday night. (Photo submitted)

Prairie du Chien-Fennimore Gymnastics traveled to Viroqua Tuesday for a nonconference dual meet. The girls finished second with a team score of 124.025, a season best, and Viroqua had a score of 130.40. 


PdC-F gymnasts at Mount Horeb Invitational

Alyssa Schoepp competes in the floor exercise at the Mount Horeb Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 8. (Photo submitted)

The Prairie du Chien-Fennimore gymnastics team traveled to Mount Horeb on Saturday, Jan. 8 for a seven-team invitational. 

There was a lot of tough competition there that day. 


Prairie du Chien grapplers at Bi-State

Prairie du Chien wrestlers who placed at the Bi-State Classic: Rhett Koenig (first), Luke Kramer (ninth), Ryder Koenig (eighth), Brogan Brewer (eighth), and Blake Thiry (10th).

Rhett Koenig secures a takedown in the quarterfinals against his opponent from Tomah. Koenig would go on to win by fall in this match on his way to a Bi-State title.

The 39th Annual Bi-State Classic, hosted by Holmen High School, was held on Dec. 29-30 at the La Crosse Center. After a one-year hiatus due to Covid-19, wrestlers and wrestling fans were more than excited for the great atmosphere and excellent wrestling this tournament brings every year. 


River Ridge boys win own tournament

River Ridge’s Matthew Nies (21), and Ian Adrian (10) battle for a loose ball against Barneveld’s Brayden Amble Tuesday morning in the River Ridge Tournament. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

David Nies of River Ridge grabs an offensive rebound and puts it back for the score versus visiting Barneveld Tuesday in the first game of the River Ridge Tournament. River Ridge, Barneveld and Iowa Grant participated.

Logan Drone scores for River Ridge against Barneveld Tuesday morning.

The River Ridge boys basketball team hosted a round-robin tournament featuring Barneveld and Iowa Grant Tuesday morning and afternoon. 

River Ridge and Barneveld squared off to start the tournament at 11 a.m. 


Lady Hawks dominate Westby

The Prairie du Chien girls’ basketball team hosted Westby on Dec. 21.

With a 10-day break between games, the Hawks came out hungry with a 14-4 run. They kept the momentum going into the half 42-15 while pulling down 13 offensive boards in the first half.


Prairie/Fennimore gymnasts host invitational

Madilyn Fisher of Prairie du Chien was third on the varsity vault.

Jasmine Olmstead placed fourth in the Junior Varsity All-Around.

Leilani Pflueger was sixth on the Junior Varsity Floor Exercise.

On Saturday, Dec. 18, the Prairie du Chien-Fennimore gymnastics team hosted their inaugural eight-team JV and Varsity Invitational. This was also the team’s first meet of the season.