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Blackhawks blank Redhawks to advance in playoffs

Prairie du Chien’s Dylan Coleman breaks up a GET pass with 2 seconds to go before halftime and the Blackhawks leading 10-0 Friday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Traeton Saint follows the blocking of Bradyn Saint (31) and Isaac Avery (64).

Prairie’s Tyler Hannah (44) smashes for extra yardage versus GET Friday night.

Prairie du Chien’s Mason Kramer eludes a would-be tackler on a punt return Friday night against host GET in a Level 3 playoff game.

Braydyn Saint (31) gets a good block to allow Dylan Coleman (21) to get to the outside for a big gain against GET Friday night.


By Zach Mara



Excellent season ends for River Ridge girls

River Ridge's Rylee Zinkle goes high to slam one back to Waterloo in the sectional final Saturday night. (Photos submitted)

Faith Schier of the Lady Timberwolves gets ready versus Waterloo Saturday.


The River Ridge volleyball team made the trek up to Dodgeland High School in Juneau on Saturday night to take on the Waterloo Pirates. The Pirates were ranked second in the Wisconsin Volleyball Coaches Association poll and they were a number one seed. River Ridge was the number 3 seed but had taken out Wisconsin Heights, a number 2, and Brodhead, a number 1 seed. The Lady Timberwolves were ranked ninth in the WVCA poll. 


Katzung, Reichmann at State Cross Country Meet

Meg Katzung (15) races in her third consecutive State Cross Country Meet. (Photos submitted)

A boy watches as Meg Katzung runs on a flat portion of the course.

Meg Katzung goes up an incline at The Ridge's Golf Course.

Jacob Reichmann of Wauzeka-Steuben begins a downhill portion at the State Cross Country Meet in Wisconsin Rapids Saturday. (Photos by Kirsten Reichmann)

Jacob Reichmann was 32nd out of 149 runners in Division 3.


Two area cross country runners competed in the State Cross Country Meet held at The Ridge’s Golf Course in Wisconsin Rapids on Saturday. 

Meg Katzung, a junior from Prairie du Chien, ran in her third consecutive trip to the state meet and finished 53rd out of 151 runners in the Division 2 girls meet in a time of 20:34.2.


Iowa Grant defeats Seneca

Seneca’s Savanna Wallin stuffs a shot by host Iowa Grant for a point for Seneca in the second game of the sectional semifinal match Thursday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Seneca's Delaney Boland hits the ball over to Iowa Grant.

Anya Aspenson of Seneca pops the ball over the hands of an Iowa Grant defender.


Top-seeded Iowa Grant defeated visiting and second-seeded Seneca three games to one in a WIAA Division 4 sectional semifinal volleyball match Thursday night. 

Iowa Grant won by scores of 25-16, 19-25, 25-16 and 25-11 as Seneca’s season came to an end.

Seneca was the regional champion and also won the Ridge and Valley Conference championship with a 7-0 conference record.


Prairie du Chien gridders defeat Arcadia

Prairie du Chien’s Mason Kramer hauls in a pass on the far side of the field and breaks away for the Blackhawks’ first touchdown of the night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Traeton Saint takes advantage of a good block and runs for nice yardage versus Arcadia.

A trio of Prairie du Chien defenders stop the Arcadia ballcarrier Friday night.

Mason Kramer makes a nice catch for a big gain.


By Zach Mara



River Ridge gets past Belleville — River Ridge topples Heights

River Ridge’s McKenzie Graf (1) and Skylar White (9) go up for the block versus Belleville. (Photo by A.J. Gates, Grant County Herald Independent)


Third-seeded River Ridge beat sixth-seeded and visiting Belleville in a five-set thriller in a Division 3 regional semifinal Thursday night. 

The Lady Timberwolves were victorious by scores of 25-23, 24-26, 25-14, 11-25, and 15-5 to improve to 20-0 on the season. 


Seneca is regional champ

Delaney Boland of Seneca taps the ball over Kayden Groom of Wauzeka-Steuben in regional action Thursday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Seneca’s Makenna Greene (2) skims one just over the net Thursday night.

Ravyn Krachey of Wauzeka-Steuben slams the ball back to Seneca Thursday night.

The Lady Hornets’ Alexis Wielepski (12) battles at the net versus Seneca.


Second-seeded Seneca beat visiting and third-seeded Highland three sets to one in a Division 4 regional final volleyball match Saturday night.

Seneca won by scores of 25-13, 25-20, 25-27, and 25-10.

Seneca will next travel to top-seeded Iowa Grant for a sectional semifinal Thursday night.


Prairie du Chien comes back to beat New Glarus

The Blackhawks’ Tyler Hannah leaves a hapless New Glarus defender flailing in his wake Friday night in playoff action. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie du Chien’s Ben Riter makes a good catch versus New Glarus-Monticello Friday night.


By Zach Mara


The #2 Prairie du Chien Blackhawks kicked off Level 1 of the WIAA Division 5 playoffs at home versus the #7 New Glarus-Monticello Knights on Friday night. 

The defenses shined in the first 3 quarters, as the teams combined for only 3 total touchdowns in that span.


Two area runners advance to State Cross Country Meet

Meg Katzung is followed by Karly Jaynes at the River Valley Sectional Saturday. (Photo by Anne Fassbinder-Jenks)

Jacob Reichmann of Wauzeka-Steuben, shown here at the Boscobel Sectional, qualified for the State Cross Country Meet for the third straight year. (Photo by Jessie Udelhoven)


By Ted Pennekamp


Two area cross country runners have each earned a trip to the State Cross Country Meet in Wisconsin Rapids on Nov. 2.

Meg Katzung of Prairie du  Chien finished in fifth place at the Spring Green Golf Course Saturday morning in a Division 2 Sectional. Katzung had a time of 20:06.


Blackhawks’ soccer advances

Prairie’s Caleb Brainard goes high to kick the ball forward versus Dodgeland-Hustisford Tuesday afternoon. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Ramon Gonzalez (18) moves in for a great opportunity in front of the Dodgeland net.

Ben La Haie passes to Ramon Gonzalez in first-half action Tuesday afternoon.

Josh Dyer heads the ball upfield against Dodgeland.

Three Prairie du Chien players defend in front of the Blackhawks' net.

Joey Gourdin looks for an open teammate Tuesday.

Ben La Haie (15) races a Dodgeland player to the ball.


It was a cold and windy night on the Bluff View pitch Tuesday when the Blackhawks hosted the Cardinals of Dodgeland/Hustisford in the first round of regional play.

Prairie had a very strong first half on both sides of the ball. The defensive back line of Joey Gourdin, Jaret Semanko on the inside and Jack Peterson and Ben LaHaie on the wings and Jonah Hornseth and Creighton Groom in rotation held the Cardinals to just 13 shots and 4 corners in the first half.