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Prairie du Chien gymnasts host River Valley

Prairie du Chien-Fennimore gymnastics coaches Alex Kress and Tasha Buchheit assist Hannah Garrity on the uneven parallel bars Monday night. River Valley won the event 113.725-92.375. It was Parent’s Night for Prairie du Chien-Fennimore. (Photos by Rose Ziel)

Prairie du Chien-Fennimore’s Lexi Kregel performs on the balance beam versus visiting River Valley Monday night.

Mackenzie Pettit does a jump on the balance beam.

Antoine makes United States Olympic Team

By Karen Price


There’s still one world cup skeleton race remaining on the schedule, and Matt Antoine could practically do cartwheels down the track if he wanted and still qualify for the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018.


PdC Wrestlers beat River Valley

Junior Tyler Smock finishes a reversal with a fall over his RV opponent. (Photos submitted)

Junior Zach Swiggum puts in a “wing” which he would use to secure a fall.


Fourth ranked PdC beats number 6 River Valley

The Prairie du Chien grapplers traveled to River Valley Thursday, Jan. 4 for a huge conference dual against a powerful River Valley team that is currently ranked sixth in the state in Division 2. PdC, ranked 4th in the state in Division 2, would show no fear on the road. Each team had seven medalists last weekend at Bi-State. Not only are both teams ranked, each team has several ranked wrestlers, returning state qualifiers, placewinners, and a champion.


River Valley at Prairie du Chien

Josh Dyer gets a good shot in the lane Friday night versus River Valley. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie’s Blake Bartels drives for a shot Friday night.

Prairie du Chien’s Mark Welter looks to get past the River Valley defender Friday night.

Ben Teynor shoots a three-pointer.

Hunter Davis gets good position down low and goes up for a shot.


RV tops Prairie boys

River Valley defeated Prairie du Chien 54-47 in a Southwest Wisconsin Conference boys basketball game Friday night. 

River Valley led 28-16 at the half, but Prairie du Chien came back to take the second half 31-26. 

River Valley improved to 6-4 overall and 4-0 in the SWC. Prairie fell to 5-4 on the season and 2-2 in conference action.


PdC Wrestlers at Bi-State

Freshman Bradyn Saint scores near fall points. Saint would go on to make the podium with a 12th-place finish.

Freshman Matt Rogge puts a leg in as he controls his opponent. Rogge would go 6-2 on the weekend to finish in ninth place.


Prairie du Chien 

wrestlers at Bi-State

On Friday, Dec. 29 and Saturday, Dec. 30, the Prairie du Chien grapplers traveled to La Crosse for the 36th Annual Bi-State Classic hosted by Holmen High School at the La Crosse Center. 


PdC Girls Basketball

Prairie's Brytta Sagedahl gets past the Crestwood defender and pulls up for a shot. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Hope Meyer (44) of the Lady Blackhawks sets a screen for Molly Mason (20) Thursday night.

Prairie du Chien’s Ella Hager lines up a 3-pointer versus Crestwood Thursday night.

Prairie’s Molly Mason (20) applies full court pressure against visiting Crestwood Thursday night in a nonconference game.

McKenna Keeney eyes the hoop in first-half action versus Crestwood.

Gabby Ritchie shoots in the lane Thursday night against Crestwood.



tops Prairie girls

Crestwood defeated host Prairie du Chien 70-43 in a nonconference girls basketball game Thursday, Dec. 21.

Crestwood built a 42-22 halftime lead and then outscored the Lady Blackhawks 28-21 in the second half.


Seneca Girls Victorious

Makenna Greene (20) goes in for one of Seneca’s numerous layups Tuesday night.

Emily Garfoot eyes a three-pointer from the left side Tuesday night.

Seneca’s Alivia Salinas drives to the basket but looks for an open teammate.

Seneca’s Alivia Salinas drives to the hoop against the defense of De Soto’s Riley Anderson.

Seneca’s Michelle Clark (14) fights for a loose ball against Riley Anderson (10) of De Soto Tuesday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Haley Wall hoists up a three-pointer in first-half action versus visiting De Soto.

Corrina Lenzendorf (30) battles for a rebound against visiting De Soto.



girls easily 

defeat De Soto

The Seneca girls high school basketball team easily defeated visiting De Soto 65-18 in a Ridge and Valley contest Tuesday night. 

Seneca improved to 6-3 on the season and 5-1 in the Ridge and Valley to stay tied for first place with Kickapoo. 


Prairie Wrestlers Win

Senior Blake Garcia pins his Belmont/Platteville opponent with a double arm bar.


Prairie du Chien 

wins conference opener

On Thursday, Dec. 14, the Prairie du Chien wrestling team hosted Belmont/Platteville in the conference opener for both squads. It was also Parents’ Night for the wrestlers and cheerleaders. 

Prior to the start of the varsity action, Clayton DuCharme picked up his first career victory in the JV 145# match. 


PdC Wrestlers at Dells Duals

Colten Wall focuses on setting up a shot against his Wisconsin Dells opponent. Wall would go on to beat his opponent. (Photos submitted)

Traeton Saint applies heavy pressure as he works to turn his St. Croix Falls opponent. Saint would win by fall.


PdC wrestlers second 

at the Dells Duals Classic

On Saturday, Dec. 9, the Prairie du Chien wrestlers traveled to Wisconsin Dells for the Dells Duals Classic. The Dells Duals Classic is a 25-team tournament, putting each team in a five-team pool based upon different criteria. 


Wauzeka-Steuben Over Seneca

Kaleb Marx of Wauzeka-Steuben drives the baseline.

The Hornets’ Nick Benish goes up for a shot against Seneca Thursday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Seneca and Wauzeka-Steuben battled in a close game Thursday night.

Seneca’s Jared Payne hoists a 3-pointer Thursday night.



defeat Indians

The Wauzeka-Steuben boys basketball team remained unbeaten after edging host Seneca 55-51 in a Ridge and Valley contest Thursday night. 

The Hornets improved to 5-0 on the season and 2-0 in conference action. They will host Kickapoo on Dec. 12.