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PdC-WS wrestlers do well

Reid Koenig scores near fall points with a tilt over his Whitewater opponent. (Photos by Susan Herreid Curtis)

Stephen Ronnfeldt secures a wing and starts to turn his opponent for near fall points.

Tyler Smock secures a wing and far side wrist and starts to turn his Poynette opponent for near fall points.



grapplers second 

at Monroe Invite

The PdC-WS grapplers traveled to Monroe on Saturday, Jan. 23 for the Monroe 11-Team Invitational. As a team, the Blackhawks finished second with 183.5 points, just behind the 193 points scored by host Monroe. 


Seneca boys win

Seneca’s Noah Allan drives in for a lay-up against visiting La Farge Friday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Seneca’s Nick Payne goes up for a two-handed power slam against visiting La Farge in second-half action.

Kilian Boland lines up a 3-pointer from the left side in the second half.

Seneca’s Jared Payne finds tough defensive pressure on this play against La Farge Friday night.


Seneca boys 

overpower La Farge

Seneca overwhelmed visiting La Farge with its 3-point shooting as well as its inside play to gain a Ridge and Valley boys basketball victory 75-42 Friday night. 

Seneca improved to 11-1 on the season and 7-0 in conference action. La Farge fell to 5-8 overall and 3-4 in the Ridge and Valley.


Hawkettes on a Roll

The Hawkettes are, row 1: Mariah Slaght, Autumn Kohler, Lindsey Ohlert, Stephanie Elmquist and Katie Licht. Row 2: Katie Zahara, Bree Holler, Paige Severson and Caitlin Nolan. Row 3: Coach Kelli Saxe, Ella Hein, Morgan Kiesau and Lauren Kennedy. (Photo submitted)


The Hawkettes are on a roll

On Saturday, Jan. 16, the Prairie du Chien Hawkette Dance Team attended the Sparta Dance Invitational held at Sparta High School.  

The team competed in three dance categories. The girls earned a third-place trophy in their jazz division, a second-place trophy in their pom division, and a first-place trophy in their kick division! 

The girls also earned a huge trophy for having the highest team score overall at the competition!


Gymnasts host River Valley

Prairie du Chien-Fennimore gymnast Madyson Boxrucker performs on the balance beam Monday on Senior Night in the Bluff View gym. (Photos by Rose Ziel)

Caitlin Nolan completes a difficult dismount from the balance beam.

Jesse Gutknecht balances on one foot during her floor exercise routine Monday night.

PdC-WS Wrestling

Blake Garcia stacks his Dodgeville opponent for the pin. (Photos by Susan Herreid Curtis)

Brendan Fleshner locks up with his opponent looking for a takedown.

Nick Rogge sits back before he looks to score a reversal.


PdC-WS grapplers win over Dodgeville on Senior Night

On Tuesday, Jan. 12, Prairie du Chien played host for a conference dual against a strong Dodgeville team. It was also Senior Night. 

Coach Jason Thiry took a few minutes before the meet to honor and recognize the seniors for all of their time and dedication to the great sport of wrestling. Senior wrestlers are Clayton Beers, Peyton Hall, Brendan Fleshner, and Tyler Cota. Senior managers are Kelsey Hebel and Vanessa Wright. 


PdC Gymnastics Team

Caitlin Nolan of the Prairie du Chien-Fennimore gymnastics team performs on the balance beam against visiting Southwestern Monday night in the Bluff View gym.

Jesse Gutknecht of the Prairie du Chien-Fennimore gymnastics team enjoys her uneven parallel bars routine in the Bluff View gym on Parents Night against Southwestern Monday night. (Photos by Rose Ziel)

Madyson Boxrucker competes in the floor exercise Monday night at Bluff View.

Sarah-Kate Kenney performs on the uneven parallel bars Monday night.

River Ridge girls win

Amber Patterson of River Ridge goes up for a shot down low against visiting Shullsburg Thursday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Rachael Herrick (20) of River Ridge battles against McKailah Strang of Shullsburg for a loose ball Thursday night.

Bridgette Myers looks to score against Shullsburg in Western Six Rivers action.

Darion Brooks gets ready to hoist up a 3-pointer against visiting Shullsburg.


River Ridge beats Shullsburg

River Ridge beat visiting Shullsburg 46-36 in a Western Six Rivers girls basketball game Thursday night. 

River Ridge was behind early in the first half but came back to lead at halftime 24-20. River Ridge took the second half 22-16. 

Bridgette Myers paced the Lady Timberwolves with a game high 15 points. Sierra Schier and Amber Patterson each netted 8.


PdC-WS Wrestling

Brendan Fleshner (right) gets started in his 160-pound match. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Stephen Ronnfeldt scores a two-point takedown with a fireman’s carry.

Peyton Hall is in position to secure near fall points after digging out an arm bar.

Reid Koenig controls a wrist before securing a two-point takedown.

Blake Garcia looks to break his opponent down with tight waist arm bar.

Chase Watson (left) tries to gain an advantage in his 113-pound match Tuesday night.

Jeremy Lessard (left) won by fall in 49 seconds in the 285-pound match Tuesday night.


PdC-WS grapplers come from behind to beat Viroqua

On Tuesday evening, Jan. 5, the PdC/WS wrestlers welcomed Viroqua for a nonconference dual meet.  


Blackhawks at Concordia

Chas Sagedahl converts a layup for Prairie du Chien against McDonell Central at the Rick Majerus Wisconsin Basketball Yearbook Shootout, which was played at Concordia University in Mequon Dec. 30. (Photo by Thomas J. McKillen)


McDonell Central nips 

PdC boys

McDonell Central nipped Prairie du Chien 46-44 at Concordia University in Mequon in boys basketball action Dec. 30. 

Prairie led 28-25 at the half but McDonell took the second half 21-16 to edge the Blackhawks in the Rick Majerus Wisconsin Basketball Shootout.

Prairie du Chien is now 6-2 on the season.


PdC-WS at Bi-State

Prairie du Chien/Wauzeka-Steuben’s Peyton Hall tries to defend against a single leg takedown by Baraboo’s Nicholas Pierce in a 195-pound wrestleback. (Photo by Nate Beier)


PdC-WS wrestlers at Bi-State Classic

Beers places seventh, Garcia is twelfth

On Tuesday, Dec. 29 and Wednesday, Dec. 30, the Prairie du Chien grapplers traveled to La Crosse for the 34th Annual Bi-State Classic hosted by Holmen High School at the La Crosse Center. This event puts 58 teams from all divisions together with more than 600 wrestlers from throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota. The Bi-State Classic is one of the toughest holiday tournaments in the midwest. There were 79 wrestlers in the event who competed in the Wisconsin or Minnesota State Tournaments last year; 31 of them were medalists and 8 of them were state champions.