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Prairie Girls End Season

The ball momentarily eludes everyone’s grasp in Baraboo Thursday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Kelly Check (22) goes up for a shot against Platteville Thursday night.


Prairie girls trounce Platteville

The Prairie du Chien Lady Blackhawks clinched an opportunity for the sectional championship by dismantling the Platteville Hillmen 70-52 in a Division 3 sectional semifinal at Baraboo High School Thursday night. 

A close first half was succeeded in the second half by an avalanche of Blackhawk field goals that thwarted any chance of a Hillmen comeback.  


Cheerleaders Are State Champions

The cheerleaders are, front row: Stephanie Elmquist, Lindsey Ohlert, Autumn Kohler and Angela Elmquist. Back row: Paige Severson, Katie Zahara, Allison Lynn, Mariah Slaght and Bree Holler. The team is coached by Kelli Saxe.


Prairie du Chien 

cheerleaders are State Champs

On Saturday, Feb. 27, the Prairie du Chien basketball cheerleaders attended the 2016 WACPC (Wisconsin Association of Cheer/Pom Coaches) State Cheer Championship Competition held at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. The girls had earned the right to compete at the state level after winning the Northern Regional the weekend before in the two divisions they competed in. 


Seneca Boys Advance

Seneca’s Nick Payne gets fouled from behind as he drives to the hoop against visiting Riverdale Tuesday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Jared Payne of Seneca battles for a loose ball in second-half action against Riverdale.

Thomas Johnson scores on a running one-hander against Riverdale.

Kilian Boland runs into some resistance in the lane during second-half action.


Seneca takes 

care of Riverdale

Top seeded Seneca took care of business Tuesday night to dispatch of 16th seeded Riverdale 76-51 in a Division 5 Regional boys basketball game.

Seneca improved to 20-2 on the season. The Indians were Ridge and Valley Conference champions with a 14-0 record. 

Riverdale finished its season with a 1-22 overall record.


Beers Third at State

Clayton Beers locks up a near side cradle which he would use to pin his opponent Saturday morning. (Photos by Susan Herreid Curtis)

Peyton Hall, right, blocks a shot attempt in his preliminary match Thursday night.

Senior Clayton Beers displays his third place medal on the podium Saturday night.


Beers, Hall at State Wrestling Tournament

Prairie du Chien/Wauzeka-Steuben’s Clayton Beers (120#) ended his high school career in style Saturday afternoon at the WIAA State Tournament. The senior was able to win the last match of his career, and while doing it climb the podium to the third place spot. 


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.