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Prairie du Chien Homecoming Court

The Prairie du Chien High School Homecoming Court is, front row: Shelby Wall, Payton Key, Karina Sepe, Josie Fuller, Kate Mitchell, and Madison Baumgartner. Back row: Tanner Kohler, Kurtis Everson, Mason Ihde, Creighton Groom, and Adrick Nemec. David Riniker is not pictured. The Prairie du Chien Homecoming Football Game is on Friday, Sept. 23 against River Valley. It is also Parents’ Night. (Photo submitted)

Prairie blanks Center

Ty Wagner gets past a Richland Center defender for a big gain Friday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Joey Xiya (45) makes the tackle and forces a fumble versus the Hornets.

Maddox Cejka gets good protection from the offensive line as he unleashes a pass into the end zone in second-quarter action.

Prairie du Chien blanked visiting Richland Center 43-0 in an SWC football game Friday night, Sept. 9. 

Ty Wagner scored on a 2-yard run with 6:24 to play in the first quarter and the PAT was good as the Blackhawks led 7-0. 


Prairie du Chien volleyball at Platteville

Ashlyn Knapp digs the ball up for Prairie du Chien.

Lindsey Nolan (10) of Prairie du Chien battles at the net versus Platteville. (Photos by Jason Nihles)

Ashlyn Knapp makes a nice set-up for her teammate against Platteville.

Scout Hall gets a good dig as Mea Doll gets ready against the Hillwomen.

Platteville defeated visiting Prairie du Chien three games to none on Sept. 1 in Southwest Wisconsin Conference action. 

The Hillwomen defeated the Lady Hawks 25-10, 25-17 and 25-12. 


Prairie cross country running well, new PRs

Bryce Priebe and Joseph Kramer compete at MFL Mar Mac for Prairie du Chien. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

Malachi Ames cruises along.

Sam Kramer of Prairie du Chien runs in the MFL Mar Mac Meet on Sept. 1.

Prairie’s Tannah Radloff runs up a hill at the MFL Mar Mac cross country meet.

On Aug. 30, there was a cross country meet at Wauzeka-Steuben.

 For Prairie du Chien, Allie Mathies ran a nice race and picked up 5th place and Kate Gebhard picked up 8th place to medal. Sadie Torgerson finished in 12th place on the night.


Heights defeats Blackhawks

Garrett DeHart (2) gains control of the ball. Brock Torgerson is in the background. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Lance Koresh kicks the ball upfield.

Noah Pedretti takes a shot on goal.

Garrett DeHart passes to Noah Pedretti.

The Prairie du Chien-River Ridge-Seneca boys soccer team hosted Wisconsin Heights-Barneveld on Aug. 25 for the first ever high school boys soccer match on John C. Mulrooney Field. 

Heights scored two goals in the second half to earn the 2-0 victory and drop PDC to 0-1 on the young season.


River Ridge defeats SWS

Seneca/Wauzeka-Steuben’s Lucius Cooley runs to daylight against visiting River Ridge Friday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

The River Ridge defense converges upon SWS runner Lucius Cooley.

River Ridge forces a fumble deep in their own territory Friday night to stop an SWS scoring threat in the first quarter.

River Ridge defeated host Seneca/Wauzeka-Steuben 37-26 in a nonconference football game Friday night in Wauzeka.

The Timberwolves scored early with a kickoff return for a TD by Braden Crubel with 11:45 to go in the first quarter to go up 8-0 after the 2-point conversion. 


River Ridge gridders blank Highland

River Ridge’s Matthew Nies throws to Brandon Davis on a double pass. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Brandon Davis catches the pass and then throws to Braden Crubel.

Braden Crubel heads to the end zone for a 49-yard TD after catching the pass from Brandon Davis.

By Ted Pennekamp



Thompson plays in All Star game, gets Legion Scholarship

Colton Thompson and his father Bjorn Thompson are shown at American Family Field. Colton played in the American Legion All Star Game on Aug. 7 following the Brewers’ game. Bjorn coached in the all star game. (Photos submitted)

Colton Thompson receives his American Legion Scholarship plaque from Wisconsin American Legion Baseball Commissioner Roger Mathison.

By Ted Pennekamp



Dow inducted into George Martin Wrestling Hall of Fame

Prairie du Chien High School graduate and coach Mel Dow has been announced as a 2022 inductee into the George Martin Wrestling Hall of Fame.


Prairie du Chien second at American Legion State Tournament

Aden McCluskey hits a single to right field in the bottom of the fourth inning Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 2 against Viroqua in the state championship game at the Class A American Legion State Tournament. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

The Hoppers' Brady Russell slides safely into second base in the championship game.

Caeleb Cipra gets ready to unleash a pitch versus Viroqua Tuesday, Aug. 2.

First baseman Aden McCluskey catches a pop-up in short right field against Viroqua.

Brady Russell pitches Monday, Aug. 1 with a Fond du Lac St. Mary’s runner on first base. Prairie du Chien won the game to reach the championship round of the Class A American Legion State Tournament in Viroqua.

Tommy Mara slides safely into third against Fond du Lac St. Mary’s Springs.

Brady Russell and the umpire call Jon Nicholson safe after he slides across home plate against Fond du Lac St. Mary’s Springs.

Ty Wagner rounds second base after belting a home run to center field versus St. Mary's Springs.

The Hoppers’ Colton Thompson dives back to first safely on a pick-off attempt by St. Mary’s Springs in Viroqua Monday afternoon, Aug. 1 at the state tournament.

Opening ceremonies for the 2022 Class A American Legion State Baseball Tournament were held on Swanson Field in Viroqua’s Park Bowl on Friday night.