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Wauzeka-Steuben Boys Basketball

Wauzeka-Steuben’s Connor Stenner looks to pass under the basket Thursday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Isaac Byrne scores from the lane Thursday night.

Drew Zimmerman drives to the hoop in first-half action against visiting Weston.




defeat Hornets

Weston defeated host Wauzeka-Steuben 77-49 in a Ridge and Valley boys basketball game Thursday night. 

Weston’s Trenton Boland led all scorers with 19 points. Ramsey Arneson netted 18 and Marcus Schmitt added 17.


Cheerleaders Are Regional Champs

The Prairie du Chien cheerleaders show their two championship plaques. The cheerleaders are, front row: Autumn Kohler, Lindsey Ohlert, Stephanie Elmquist and Angela Elmquist. Middle row: Mariah Slaght, Katie Zahara and Allison Lynn. Back row: Paige Severson and Bree Holler. The team is coached by Kelli Saxe.


PdC Cheerleaders are 

Regional Champs times 2

On Saturday, Feb. 20, the Prairie du Chien cheerleaders traveled to Waupaca High School to compete in the Wisconsin Association of Cheer and Pom Coaches (WACPC) Northern Regional Cheer Competition. The team competed in two divisions. They earned first place in the Non-Stunt Division and first place in the Division 2 Cheer Dance category, making them the regional champions of both divisions, and allowing them to advance on to state competition.


Seneca Girls End Season

Seneca’s Corrina Lenzendorf drives to the hoop on a break-away Tuesday night against visiting Cassville. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Alivia Salinas applies full court pressure against Cassville.

Jena Konichek goes up for a shot underneath the basket Tuesday night.

Seneca's Alivia Salinas lines up a 3-pointer.



upsets Seneca girls

Ninth seeded Cassville pulled off a mild upset of host and eighth seeded Seneca 47-37 in a Division 5 Regional girls basketball game Tuesday night.

Seneca ended its season with a 15-8 overall record. Seneca had an 11-3 record in the Ridge and Valley Conference to share the conference title with Kickapoo.


Conference Champions

Members of the Conference Champion Prairie du Chien Basketball Team are front row: Manager James Reilly, Manager Ryan Waller and Manager Camryn Knapp. Second row: Andrew Waller, Jack Stoeffler, Cory Check, Jacob Lenzendorf, Connor George, Casey Hogenson and Chas Sagedahl. Back row: Josh Lenzendorf, Nathan Banasik, Wesley Schwager, Jonathan Dyer, Evan Teynor, Tyler Adrian, Zach Neisius, Nick Weber, Ben Baxter and Drew Scott.


Prairie du Chien 

clinches outright SWC title

The Prairie du Chien Blackhawks clinched the SWC Title on Thursday night in Dodgeville with a hard fought win 63-58. The Blackhawks are now 19-2 (9-0 in the Southwest Wisconsin Conference). 

The Blackhawks were led by three players in double figures. Casey Hogenson (Sr) 22 points, Chas Sagedahl (Jr.) 12 points and Connor George (Sr.) 12 points. 


PdC Wrestlers Statebound

Prairie du Chien/Wauzeka-Steuben wrestlers Clayton Beers and Peyton Hall are all smiles after qualifying for the state wrestling tournament. (Photos by Susan Herreid Curtis)

Clayton Beers applies heavy pressure to his opponent in his semifinal match on Saturday in the Richland Center Sectional. Beers finished second to qualify for the State Wrestling Tournament to be held at the Kohl Center in Madison from Feb. 25 through Feb. 27.

Peyton Hall scores a two-point takedown in his quarterfinal match on Saturday. Hall took third at the Richland Center Sectional to qualify for the State Wrestling Tournament.


Beers, Hall advance to 

the state wrestling meet

Richland Center played host to one of the four WIAA Division 2 Sectional Wrestling Tournaments on Saturday, Feb. 20. Prairie du Chien was represented by four individuals (Clayton Beers 120#, Nick Rogge 132#, Stephen Ronnfeldt 182# and Peyton Hall 195#) who advanced from the River Valley Regional the week before. There are eight-man brackets and the top three place winners qualify for the state tournament in Madison, Thursday, Feb. 25 through Saturday, Feb. 27.


Four PdC-WS Wrestlers Advance

Peyton Hall, Clayton Beers, Nick Rogge and Stephen Ronnfeldt advanced to the Richland Center Sectional to be held Feb. 20. (Photos by Susan Herreid Curtis)

Ethan Swiggum records near fall points against his Cuba City opponent before pinning him.

Tyler Smock locks up a near side cradle against his Belmont/Platteville opponent. Smock would use this to get the pin.


Four Blackhawk wrestlers advance to sectional

On Saturday, Feb. 13, the Blackhawk wrestling team traveled to River Valley for the WIAA D2 Regional. This is the start of the tournament series on the road to State. The top two individuals at each weight advance to the Sectional. As a team, Prairie du Chien/Wauzeka-Steuben finished third with 168 points behind Regional Champion River Valley and runner up Mount Horeb. 


River Ridge-Cassville at Conference Meet

River Ridge-Cassville was one of 13 teams that competed in the Scenic Ridge and Rivers Conference Meet Saturday in Cashton. Above, Jordan Kline of River Ridge-Cassville tries to break away from Cashton’s Jeffry Janzen during the 152-pound quarterfinal match. Official results were not available as of press time. (Photos by Nate Beier)

Tristan White works to keep De Soto’s Jakob Hensley from getting away during the first round of action at Saturday’s conference meet. White finished third overall.

River Ridge Girls Victorious

River Ridge’s Darion Brooks does some fancy dribbling against Lancaster Monday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Amber Patterson looks to score from under the basket Monday night.

Sierra Schier leverages past the Lancaster defender as she drives to the hoop.

Sierra Schier lines up a three-pointer from the left corner.

Bridgette Myers drives the left baseline Monday night against visiting Lancaster.


River Ridge 

edges Lancaster

River Ridge defeated visiting Lancaster 46-40 in a nonconference girls basketball game Monday night. 

The Lady Timberwolves led the Flying Arrows 19-17 at the half. 

Bridgette Myers led all scorers with 16 points. Amber Patterson netted 13. Sierra Schier scored 7.


River Ridge Dance Team Statebound

Members of the River Ridge Dance Team are, front row: Kaylynn Knight, Olivia Breuer, Madison Stagman and Franci Gates. Middle row: Karli Wachter, Jiah Bailey, Hope Schier, Alison Hein and Hunter Kisting. Back row: Coach Collins, Maya Harvey and Olivia Loper. (Photo submitted)


River Ridge Dance 

Team advances to state meet

At the beginning of the season, the River Ridge Dance Team made a poster with their goals for the season. Their number one goal was to make it to state. 


Hawkettes to State

The Hawkettes are, front: Autumn Kohler, Stephanie Elmquist, Lindsey Ohlert, Mariah Slaght and Katie Zahara. Back: Katie Licht, Caitlin Nolan, Morgan Kiesau, Paige Severson, Bree Holler, Ella Hein and Lauren Kennedy.


Hawkettes second at regional, 

earn trip to state competition

On Saturday, Jan. 30, the Prairie du Chien Hawkette Dance Team attended the WACPC Southern Dance Regional Competition held at Watertown High School. The team competed in two divisions in hopes of advancing to state. The girls placed second in the Division 4 Pom category and second in the Division 2 Kick category, allowing them to advance on to state in both divisions.