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Hawaiian Homecoming Parade

Blackhawk athletic supporter Cousin Cletus tells folks along the parade route Wednesday evening how the Blackhawks are gonna defeat the Flying Arrows of Lancaster. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

The Prairie du Chien football team greets the crowd during the Hawaiian Homecoming Parade Wednesday evening.

Members of the Prairie du Chien High School Marching Band march along the parade route Wednesday.

The Hawaiian Homecoming theme was evident on this float.

The Halls of Terror bus was a fan favorite.

Students from Brenda’s School of Dance joined in the fun.

Prairie Soccer Wins

Prairie’s Hunter Domeier defends against a Richland Center player Tuesday. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Anthony Irvin (19) and Hunter Domeier (9) battle for the ball with a Richland Center player.

The Blackhawks’ Ramon Gonzalez (18) chases down a Hornets’ player Tuesday afternoon.

Prairie’s Preston Hendrix attempts a shot on goal versus Richland Center Tuesday afternoon at the Bluff View pitch.


Prairie soccer team gains 3-2 conference victory

The Prairie du Chien boys soccer team kicked off Homecoming Week Tuesday night with a home win over the conference rival Richland Center Hornets.   

The teams sparred evenly the first 30 minutes of the game. At the 33-minute mark, a wet ball slipped through grasping goalie gloves to put Center on the board, 1-0. 


River Ridge beats C-FC in wild affair

Running back Brett Moravits fights for extra yardage along the sideline against Cochrane-Fountain City Friday night in Bloomington. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Tyler Millin follows his blocking and gets to the outside for a big gain.

A pack of Wolves brings down the ballcarrier Friday night.

A pair of Timberwolves converge on the Cochrane-Fountain City running back.

Cole Crubel rolls out and looks to pass versus the Pirates.

River Ridge beat visiting Cochrane-Fountain City in a nonconference back and forth, high scoring football game in Bloomington Friday night. 

The Timberwolves got on the board first with a 51-yard run by Tyler Millin and a 2-point pass from Cole Crubel to Ryan Redman to grab an 8-0 lead in the first quarter. 

Blake Crubel scored on a 20-yard run and the 2-point run with 8:25 to play in the first period to increase the margin to 16-0. 


Prairie Volleyball

Caitlin Pattison of the Blackhawks bumps the ball up to the front row versus visiting Platteville in SWC volleyball action. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie’s Brytta Sagedahl eases one past the Platteville defender.

Emily Groom smashes a winner versus visiting Platteville Tuesday night.

Prairie’s Kylee Weber pounds the ball to the Platteville side in conference action.

Lindsey Nicholson sets up her teammates Tuesday night.



defeats PdC girls

The Prairie du Chien volleyball team hosted conference leader Platteville on Tuesday night.  

The JV (Fr/So) team and the varsity reserve team both won their matches two games to one. What a great effort.

Platteville defeated Prairie’s varsity three games to none.


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.