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Fun At The Mississippi Mud Run

A log run provided one of the numerous obstacles for the Mississippi Mud Run Saturday.

Obstacles become even harder when participants are muddy and slippery.

Mississippi Mud Runners found this event to be tiring. Proceeds for this year’s Mississippi Mud Run go towards the Prairie du Chien FFA and volleyball programs, as well as Prairie du Chien Parks and Recreation youth programs.

These three competitors enjoy pulling themselves by ropes through the water Saturday morning on St. Feriole Island for the seventh annual Mississippi Mud Run. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

A trio of young women climb the tires up and over a school bus Saturday morning.


A good time had by all at Mississippi Mud Run


River Ridge Has Victorious Homecoming

River Ridge’s Brett Moravits powers for extra yardage against a Highland tackle attempt during the Timberwolves’ Homecoming game Friday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Tyler Millin (21) eludes a would-be tackler in Bloomington Friday night.

Brett Moravits (2) and Ethan Esser (75) team up for a tackle versus Highland.

River Ridge quarterback Cole Crubel runs for a good gain in first-half action against visiting Highland Friday night.


River Ridge 

levels Highland

River Ridge blanked Highland 44-0 during the Timberwolves’ Homecoming football game Friday night in Bloomington.

River Ridge dominated the line of scrimmage on offense and defense, and had numerous big plays en route to the victory to improve to 3-2 overall and 3-1 in the Six Rivers.


River Ridge Over Benton

River Ridge’s Taylor Langmeier pops the ball over the Benton player Tuesday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

River Ridge’s Skylar White blocks the ball back to the Benton side Tuesday night.


River Ridge 

girls defeat 


On Tuesday, the River Ridge volleyball team took on undefeated Benton on River Ridge’s home court. 

River Ridge won in five sets, 25-22, 22-25, 25-23, 18-25 and 15-8. It was a battle to the end with lots of great spiking, digs, and blocks. 


Cross Country Champions

Madalyn Roche, Amber Huser, Ella Hein, Greta Hein, Karly Jaynes, Meg Katzung and Faith Dillman show the championship trophy. (Photos submitted)

Karly Jaynes surges past a Darlington runner.


PdC girl harriers are River Valley Invitational champions

The Prairie du Chien girls cross country team had another incredible race day on Saturday to win the River Valley Blackhawk Invitational.  

The girls came out on top of the field of 20 small-school varsity teams. Prairie du Chien earned 65 points to edged out fellow conference team, Lancaster, by just 5 points.  


SWS Football Wins

Jared Payne gets ready to unleash a 61-yard touchdown pass to Carter Lomas in the second quarter against visiting North Crawford Friday night in Seneca. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Braden Folbrecht carries the ball for Seneca/Wauzeka-Steuben in the first half.

A trio of Blue-Gold defenders upend the Trojan running back in first half action.

The SWS defense closes in on the North Crawford ballcarrier Friday night.


Blue-Golds pull 

away from Trojans

Seneca/Wauzeka-Steuben pulled away in the second half to defeat visiting North Crawford 49-26 in Ridge and Valley football action Friday night in Seneca.

The Trojans got on the board first on a 54-yard run to go up 6-0 in the first quarter.


Girls Cross Country Second at Westby

Displaying their second place plaque at Westby are Greta Hein, Amber Huser, Faith Dillman, Ella Hein, Meg Katzung, Karly Jaynes and Jayden Jenks.


PdC girls take 2nd 

at Westby Invitational

The Prairie du Chien Girls had another amazing night on Tuesday. They placed second in an incredibly strong field of 21 teams at the Westby Cross Country Invitational.  

Wisconsin Dells, the first-ranked team in the state, took first with 31 points. Prairie du Chien edged out Westby, another state ranked team, with 75 points to their 81.  


Girls Win At Darlington

The Prairie du Chien girls are putting together an excellent season so far. Posing at Darlington are Greta Hein, Jayden Jenks, Meg Katzung, Faith Dillman, Ella Hein, Amber Huser and Karly Jaynes.

Blake Bartels of Prairie du Chien leads a long string of runners at Darlington.


Prairie du Chien girls 

win Darlington Invitational

The Prairie du Chien girls varsity cross country team won the Darlington Invitational against 25 teams on Saturday for the first time in the 34-year race history.  

The girls scored 76 points to top second-place Darlington’s 88 points. Darlington, 2016 Division 3 State Champion, was definitely favored to win on their own home course.  


Golfers Victorious

Sophie Miller chips out from behind a tree on hole number four Thursday afternoon at Prairie du Chien Country Club. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Mackenzie Maguire hits a curving uphill putt on the fourth green Thursday afternoon.

Gabby Ritchie watches her putt on number four edge closer to the hole. Ritchie was medalist as Prairie du Chien defeated visiting Lancaster.

Prairie du Chien’s Molly Peterson watches her putt break towards the hole on number four Thursday afternoon at Prairie du Chien Country Club.


Prairie golfers 

defeat Lancaster

The Blackhawk girls golf team notched their first win of the season with a 214-228 victory over Lancaster on Thursday at Prairie du Chien Country Club. 

Gabby Ritchie paced the squad and was match medalist with her season low of 43. In second place overall was Mackenzie Maguire with a 47. Sophie Miller fired a 60. Molly Peterson posted a 64 and Lydia Seeley carded an 80.


PdC Cross Country

The Lady Blackhawks’ Amber Huser strides up a hill. Huser took first place in the meet.

Greta Hein, Ella Hein and Karly Jaynes get ahead of a DodgePoint opponent Tuesday afternoon at La Riviere Park. (Photos by Rose Ziel)

Prairie du Chien’s Faith Dillman nears the finish Tuesday at La Riviere Park.

Charlie Eastman (left) and Brady Bartels (right) run side by side at La Riviere Park Tuesday.

Prairie du Chien’s Jayce Sexton battles up an incline ahead of a DodgePoint runner.


Prairie du Chien 

cross country 

hosts DodgePoint

The Prairie du Chien girls cross country team ran incredibly well in their first meet of the year against conference champion DodgePoint.  

The PdC girls edged out DodgePoint to win the meet 26 to 29. 


Prairie du Chien Hall of Fame inducts new members

High School Principal Andy Banasik presents Belita Taylor with her plaque as a new member of the Prairie du Chien Athletic Hall of Fame during the halftime ceremony Friday night. (Photos by Rose Ziel)

Members of the 1975-76 Prairie du Chien basketball team present at the Hall of Fame ceremony Friday night were, front row: Kevin Kuchenbecker, Brian Slaght and Ted Sheckler. Back row: Jan Waller, Scott Reilly, Mark Bonney, Mark Oehler, Bob Dillman and Kent Hutchins.

John Howe holds up his plaque as a member of the Prairie du Chien Athletic Hall of Fame Friday night.

Stacey Petsche Johnson holds her plaque during the Hall of Fame ceremony Friday night.

Diana Temte holds the plaque depicting her late husband, Eric, who was inducted as a member of the Prairie du Chien Athletic Hall of Fame Friday night.

Several new members were inducted into the Prairie du Chien High School Athletic Hall of Fame during a halftime ceremony at Friday night’s home football game versus Darlington.

The following is the speech prepared by Brenda Lenzendorf and presented at the ceremony.

Good evening ladies and gentlemen! Welcome to Prairie du Chien High School’s 2017 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Tonight we are delighted to recognize the following individuals for their contributions to the athletic programs in Prairie du Chien: