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Prairie soccer

Prairie’s Taylor Hendrickson gains control of the ball against Richland Center.

Prairie’s Anel Lamadrid battles against a Richland Center player. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Vrushti Shah pushes the ball upfield against Richland Center Tuesday afternoon.


Richland Center 

stops Prairie girls 

on Parents Night

On Tuesday, May 19, the Prairie du Chien girls soccer team celebrated Parents Night at Bluff View Intermediate School in a game against Richland Center. 


Area track teams at Sparky Reynolds

Prairie du Chien’s Hope Meyer competes in the triple jump Friday in Boscobel.

River Ridge’s Rebecca Breuer shows good form in the 3200 relay in Boscobel Friday.

Kelsey Stickley of Wauzeka-Steuben runs in the 3200 relay at the Sparky Reynolds Invitational Friday afternoon in Boscobel.

Prairie’s Nicholas Johnson races in the 3200 relay in the Sparky Reynolds Invitational in Boscobel Friday afternoon.

Emily Steger of Prairie du Chien (left) and Brittnee Pash of River Ridge race side by side in the 100-meter dash Friday afternoon in the Sparky Reynolds Invitational.

Wesley Schwager of Prairie du Chien (left) and Sengum Dorjpurev of Wauzeka-Steuben run in the 100-meter dash in the Sparky Reynolds Invitational. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)


Area track teams at Sparky Reynolds Invitational

Prairie du Chien, River Ridge, Wauzeka-Steuben and Seneca competed in the Sparky Reynolds Invitational Track Meet Friday in Boscobel. 

Dodgeville-Mineral Point won the boys meet with 111 points. River Ridge was ninth with 25.5. Prairie du Chien was 16th with 10 and Wauzeka-Steuben was 19th with 1.5 points. 

Jordan Kline of River Ridge was third in the 100 in 11.95. 


Wauzeka-Steuben over Seneca

Seneca’s Haley Wall delivers a pitch with a Hornet runner on second base Monday. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Seneca throws to first for the out against visiting Wauzeka-Steuben Monday.

The Wauzeka-Steuben runner takes a good lead off of third base while watching a throw to first by the Seneca catcher.



bests Seneca girls

Seneca hosted Wauzeka-Steuben (WS) Monday night in conference softball action.  WS took the lead with Jadyn Sander getting on base with a single to center, stealing second and both Sander and Molly Heisz scoring on Seneca errors.  


Seneca boys top Wauzeka-Steuben

Seneca’s Gavin Greene struck out 11 Wauzeka-Steuben batters Monday afternoon. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Seneca’s Tyler Zach dives back to first base on a pick-off attempt but Wauzeka-Steuben’s Brady Krachey has the ball waiting and tags Zach out.


Seneca tops Wauzeka-Steuben

Eric Konichek went 4x4 at the plate, helping the Indians to a 7-2 victory over Wauzeka-Steuben on Monday.

He tripled in the second inning and singled in the first, fourth, and sixth innings.

Gavin Greene kept contact to a minimum, striking out 11 Wauzeka-Steuben batters. Greene allowed two earned runs on five hits and five walks over seven innings.


Prairie du Chien baseball

The Blackhawks’ Brady Ulrich plays defense with a Hillmen runner at first base. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie du Chien’s Brandon Check gets set to fire a pitch to the Platteville batter on a dark and overcast Thursday afternoon.



blank Hillmen

Prairie du Chien blanked visiting Platteville 10-0 in five innings on a drizzly afternoon Thursday in an SWC baseball game under a threatening sky and occasional thunder. 

The Blackhawks scored 3 runs in the bottom of the first inning, 3 in the second and 4 in the fifth en route to the victory. 


PdC Half Marathon

Three competitors run along South Beaumont Road in the Prairie du Chien Half Marathon Saturday morning. The event also included a 5K run/walk. All of the participants, sponsors, and volunteers are greatly appreciated by race organizers. Overall half marathon winners were Steve Slade, of Appleton, 1:24.28; and Amber Uhlenhake, of Spring Valley, 1:31.29. Overall 5K winners were Darren Standorf, of Elk Mound, 18:47; and Britta Rotering of Trempealeau, 22:03. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Dean Schultz of Clayton, Iowa keeps up his pace.

Jill Lodahl of Dodgeville cruises along South Beaumont Road.

Prairie du Chien Softball

Kelsey Achenbach tags the River Valley runner who was safe at second base.

Pitcher Lauren Nicholson fields a slow roller and fires to first for the out Friday afternoon against visiting River Valley. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Pinch runner Molly Mason takes a huge lead off of second base against River Valley.


River Valley and Westby defeat Prairie du Chien

Prairie du Chien lost to visiting River Valley 9-1 in nine innings in an SWC softball game Friday afternoon. 

River Valley got on the board first with a run in the top of the fourth inning to go ahead 1-0. 

Prairie tied the pitcher’s duel with a run in the bottom of the sixth. 


Prairie Soccer Girls

Prairie du Chien’s Anel Lamadrid (9) and goalie Mallory Fulcher (5) turn back a River Valley attack Tuesday afternoon.

Prairie’s Courtney Pattison (6) and Stephanie Olson (1) go after a loose ball against visiting River Valley Tuesday afternoon.

Prairie du Chien’s Taylor Hendrickson (21) battles for the ball against visiting River Valley Tuesday afternoon on the Bluff View pitch. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)



soccer team 

working hard

Last night the Prairie du Chien girls soccer team played against River Valley. Although the score (10-0) did not favor Prairie, the girls never quit and worked to get a couple of good drives to the net. 


Wauzeka-Steuben baseball

Wauzeka-Steuben’s Jeramiah Huber fires a pitch to the De Soto batter Friday afternoon. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Wauzeka-Steuben’s Turner Krachey takes a lead off of first base. Krachey stole second and later scored on a home run by Jeremy Lessard.

The Hornets’ Turner Krachey crosses the plate in the fourth inning on a homer by Jeremy Lessard.

Jeremy Lessard scores following his 2-run blast to left field in the fourth inning.

The Hornets’ Brady Krachey races to third base against the De Soto Pirates Friday.


Hornets edge 

Pirates in eight

Wauzeka-Steuben edged visiting De Soto 4-3 in eight innings Thursday afternoon in Ridge and Valley baseball action. 

De Soto took a 1-0 lead in the first inning. 

Jeremy Lessard then belted a 2-run homer to left in the bottom of the fourth to give Wauzeka-Steuben a 2-1 lead. 


Prairie boys win

Prairie first baseman Brady Ulrich attempts to hold the Dodgeville runner close to the base.

Prairie du Chien pitcher Ryan Garrity fields a slow roller and gets ready to throw the Dodgeville batter out at first base in the first inning Friday afternoon. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

The Blackhawks’ Brandon Check takes a big lead before stealing second base. Check was 2x2 batting against the Dodgers.



shut out Dodgers

Prairie du Chien shut out visiting Dodgeville 7-0 in an SWC baseball game Friday afternoon. 

Prairie took a 1-0 lead after one complete inning. 

Prairie erupted for 5 big runs in the bottom of the fourth to increase the margin to 6-0.