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Prairie Invitational

Prairie du Chien’s Taylor Hendrickson putts from the fringe of the ninth green on a rainy Friday morning at Prairie du Chien Country Club. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

The Lady Blackhawks’ Emily Trautsch chips up onto the putting surface of the ninth green Friday morning.


Prairie golfers host 

Prairie Invitational

The Prairie du Chien girls’ golf team hosted their annual Prairie Invitational at the Prairie du Chien Country Club on Friday, Aug. 28. Arcadia, Darlington, G-E-T, Lancaster, Southwestern/Benton/Cuba City, and Westby/Viroqua came to play even though rainy conditions prevailed.  


Prairie gridders win

Prairie’s Drew Scott heads for a touchdown on a 34-yard pass from Brogan Potter. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Drew Scott makes a diving one-handed catch to get the ball to the Mayville 17-yard line.

Casey Hogenson gains good yardage on a kickoff return in the first quarter Saturday afternoon.

The Prairie du Chien running game powered forward for good yardage throughout the game.


Prairie du Chien Blackhawks blast Mayville Cardinals

By Zach Mara


In a complete reversal of last week’s game, Prairie du Chien protected the ball, not turning the ball over, allowing the offense to do its job during a 47-0 thrashing of the Mayville Cardinals.


RR versus W-S volleyball scrimmage

Grace Mergen of River Ridge hits the ball back to the Wauzeka-Steuben side.

The action was good at the scrimmage Tuesday with both teams starting to round into form as they prepare for the regular season.

River Ridge hosted Wauzeka-Steuben in a volleyball scrimmage Tuesday evening. There was action on two courts, a varsity court and a court for those players with less experience. The varsity court at times had a mixture of varsity and junior varsity players. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Wauzeka-Steuben smashes the ball to the River Ridge side at the scrimmage on Tuesday evening on the varsity court.

Hunter Kisting (3) of River Ridge battles at the net against two Wauzeka-Steuben players.

Charity Bowl

Bryce Bedward (18), Hardees of Prairie du Chien Owner Dave Bowar and Aaron Neisius (43) serve up some delicious meals at the 2015 Charity Bowl at Prairie du Chien High School Tuesday evening. An intra-squad scrimmage was held following the meal. Bowar and Hardees donate all of the meals. Football players and parents help to serve the meals at the popular event which raises money for the Prairie du Chien Football Program. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

This is just part of the crowd enjoying a nice, breezy evening and a great meal courtesy of Hardees of Prairie du Chien at the 2015 Charity Bowl Tuesday. Patrons also donated numerous nonperishable food items which will be donated to the Prairie du Chien Food Pantry.


Serving up a good 

time at 2015 Charity Bowl


Prairie du Chien team competes in World Bowfishing Tournament

The Prairie du Chien team included Drake Coleman, Ben LaHaie and Aaron LaHaie.

A team of Prairie du Chien bowfishermen competed in the World Bowfishing Tournament held in Prairie du Chien on July 26-27. Cabela’s was a host and the weigh-in was held on their property. 

The tournament took place from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. All of the fish that were brought in were taken to a local pig farm as feed. Tournament organizers contact local entities wherever they hold their tournaments and the fish have gone to raptor rehabilitation centers, to organic farms as fertilizer, and more.


45th Run/Walk

A trio of runners cruise along Wells Street at about the halfway point Saturday morning. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Jill Lodahl won the 50-59 Women’s Division.

Jacob Bransky nears the finish line as the overall winner.


45th Annual Run-Walk at Wacouta Aquatic Park Saturday

The 45th Annual Run/Walk was held Saturday, July 18 at Wacouta Aquatic Park under great conditions as 24 runners and walkers participated in this fun event. 

This year’s money raised once again went to Hoffman Hall’s facility improvements. 


Prairie du Chien baseball players earn awards

Nine Prairie du Chien baseball players earned All Conference recognition for the 2015 season. They are, front row: Dylan Yeomans - First Team All Conference outfield, Michael Steiner - Honorable Mention, Ryan Garrity - Honorable Mention, Peyton Hall -First Team All Conference infield. Back row: Casey Hogenson - Second Team All Conference infield, Brogan Potter - Second Team All Conference infield, Brandon Check - Second Team All Conference outfield, and Chas Sagedahl - First Team All Conference pitcher. Missing: Brian McNett - Second Team All Conference outfield and Coach of the Year Mark Pedretti. The Blackhawks finished first in the Southwest Wisconsin Conference with a 10-0 record. They were 18-7 overall.

Team award winners included Michael Steiner, Co-Captain; Peyton Hall, MVP; Casey Hogenson, Co-Captain; and Drew Scott, Coaches Award. Missing is Jack Wasechek, Most Improved.

Four Seneca softball players earn All Conference recognition

Four Seneca softball players earned All Conference recognition for the 2015 season.

Taylor Redman, a senior, was named to the First Team.

Michaela Chambers, a senior, was named to the First Team.

Jena Konichek, a sophomore, was named to the Honorable Mention Team.

Haley Wall, a freshman, was named to the Honorable Mention Team.


Three Seneca baseball players named to All Conference Team

Three members of the Seneca baseball team earned All Conference recognition in the Ridge and Valley Conference for the 2015 season.

Junior Brady Fernette was named to the First Team.

Senior Eric Konichek was named to the First Team.

Sophomore Gavin Greene was named to the First Team.


PdC American Legion honors veterans

A group of veterans gather on the field for the National Anthem before the Varsity American Legion baseball game Thursday evening at the St. Feriole Island Ballpark. Many Prairie du Chien residents enjoyed the ball games and the fish fry as part of an event to honor area veterans and to raise funds for the Junior Varsity and Varsity American Legion baseball teams. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Tyler Adrian gets a good jump off of first base against Platteville.

Jon Dyer fires in a pitch against Platteville Thursday evening.

Drake Coleman hits a single to left field against visiting Platteville in the bottom of the second inning Thursday in the Junior Varsity American Legion game.

Cory Check scores for the Grasshoppers who defeated Platteville 13-3 Thursday.



American Legion Fish Fry Feast honors area veterans

The Prairie du Chien Post 68 Junior American Legion Team won 13-3 in 5 innings over visiting Platteville on Thursday evening, July 2. Jon Dyer and Jacob Mallat combined for the win. 

Dyer also went 2x3 with an RBI. Drake Coleman was 2x3 with a double.