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RRC Wrestling

River Ridge-Cassville Middle School wrestler Owen Bedward (right) gets ready Thursday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

River Ridge-Cassville’s Gavin Esser goes for the single leg take down versus Cezar Garcia of De Soto High School in their 182-pound match.

Myles Wehrle (right) looks to gain an advantage over Alex Scoville of De Soto in their 138-pound match Thursday night.

RRC’s Brendan Jentz gets his game face on versus his De Soto counterpart Thursday night.


RRC matmen 

defeat De Soto

The River Ridge-Cassville wrestling team defeated visiting De Soto 36-12 in a Ridge and Valley meet Thursday night. 

There were numerous forfeits in the match and only two high school matches because De Soto has only two varsity wrestlers.

In addition to the varsity matches, the crowd enjoyed six middle school matches.


Wauzeka-Steuben girls win

A mad scramble ensues for a rebound in first-half action Tuesday night as Wauzeka-Steuben takes on visiting Weston. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Wauzeka-Steuben’s Erin Krachey goes up for a shot in the lane.

It was a tough battle during the beginning stages of the game but the Lady Hornets eventually began to pull away.

Wauzeka-Steuben’s Ravyn Krachey scores from down low versus Weston.

The Lady Hornets’ Jordan Mormann fights for a rebound versus Weston Tuesday night.

Erin Krachey scores from right of the lane Tuesday night against Weston.


W-S girls 

trounce Weston

The Wauzeka-Steuben girls basketball team trounced visiting Weston 72-35 in a Ridge and Valley Tuesday night tilt. 

The Lady Hornets improved to 8-7 on the season and 6-2 in league play.

The Silver Eagles fell to 2-10 overall and 1-7 in the Ridge and Valley.


Lady Timberwolves

On Jan. 12, River Ridge girls’ basketball took on Benton. Junior varsity earned themselves a win, while varsity came up short with a score of 54-39, Benton winning. Above, Bayli Mason works against Benton’s defense in the junior varsity contest. (Photos by Rachel Mergen)

Skylar White of the River Ridge varsity pushes the ball upcourt versus visiting Benton.

Ruby Breuer gets a good shot in the lane in junior varsity action.


Zephrys over 

Lady Timberwolves

Benton defeated host River Ridge 54-39 in a Six Rivers West girls basketball game Friday night. 

The Zephyrs led 26-13 at halftime.

Skylar White netted 14 points to pace the Lady Timberwolves. Taylor Langmeier scored 11. Rachael Herrick and McKenzie Graf each had 6. Maria Breuer added 2.


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.