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Prairie du Chien Golf

Michael Maguire sinks his first birdie putt of the year.

Collin Seeley tees off on number 3.

Sam Peterson hits his first drive to open 2018 season. (Photos submitted)



linksters take 

second at Fennimore

The Prairie du Chien Blackhawk golfers opened their 2018 season in a four-team nonconference match at Hickory Grove Country Club in Fennimore on Thursday, April 12. 

The Blackhawks took second place with a score of 198. Fennimore shot 182 to win the match, with Iowa Grant at 230 and Wonewoc 239.  


River Ridge Softball

River Ridge’s Katelyn Quick throws to first for the out versus Barneveld.

Maria Breuer of River Ridge gets ready to throw to first base. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)


Barneveld beats 

River Ridge girls

Barneveld defeated host River Ridge 21-1 in high school softball Thursday afternoon.

River Ridge scored its lone run in the bottom of the third inning. Barneveld scored 1 in the first, 1 in the second, 3 in the third, 1 in the fourth, 2 in the fifth, 1 in the sixth and 12 in the seventh. 


River Ridge Baseball

The River Ridge defense eventually tags the Pecatonica runner out after getting him in a pickle between second and third base Thursday afternoon. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

River Ridge’s Connor Mumm fields the ball and throws it to first base versus Pecatonica Thursday afternoon. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)


Pecatonica wins 

2 from River Ridge

Pecatonica won a doubleheader from host River Ridge 4-2 and 12-0 Thursday afternoon in high school baseball.

In the opener, River Ridge scored 2 runs in the top of the second inning to take a 2-0 lead.

Pecatonica scored 3 runs in the third to go ahead 3-2.


WS boys over Seneca

Seneca's Jared Payne drops and drives before unleashing a pitch. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Wauzeka-Steuben's Isaac Byrne gets a big jump off of first base as Tyler Heinz of Seneca defends Tuesday afternoon.


Wauzeka-Steuben wins 

pitchers' duel over Seneca

Both teams were strong on the mound on Tuesday but Wauzeka-Steuben was just a little bit stronger at the plate in a victory over Seneca in Ridge and Valley baseball action. 

A single by Noah Allan in the first inning was a positive for Seneca.


Seneca versus Wauzeka-Steuben girls

Seneca's Haley Wall fires in a fastball to the Wauzeka-Steuben batter in Wauzeka Tuesday afternoon. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

The Lady Hornets' Erin Krachey scores versus Seneca Tuesday afternoon in Wauzeka.


Seneca girls 

defeat Wauzeka-Steuben

Seneca defeated host Wauzeka-Steuben 12-8 in a Ridge and Valley softball game Tuesday afternoon.

Haley Wall earned the mound win. She allowed 8 runs on 9 hits and issued 7 walks while fanning 10.

Siena Krachey took the loss. She gave up 12 runs on 16 hits and issued 3 walks and whiffed 1.


River Ridge boys host Wauzeka-Steuben

The Timberwolves' Blake Crubel unleashes a pitch to the Hornets' batter Thursday afternoon. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

River Ridge's Ryan Redman nears second base on a steal attempt as the Wauzeka-Steuben defense reacts. Redman was safe on the play and later scored.


River Ridge 

defeats WS boys

River Ridge defeated visiting Wauzeka-Steuben 5-3 in a nonconference baseball game Thursday afternoon.

The Timberwolves scored 2 runs in the bottom of the third to take a 2-0 lead.

River Ridge scored 3 more in the fourth to increase the lead to 5-0.


River Ridge versus Wauzeka-Steuben softball

Wauzeka-Steuben's Siena Krachey fires a fastball to the plate versus host River Ridge Thursday afternoon. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Wauzeka-Steuben's Jordan Mormann attempts to tag Carly Hampton of River Ridge on a pick-off attempt Thursday afternoon.


WS girls 

best River Ridge

Wauzeka-Steuben bested host River Ridge 16-1 in a nonconference softball game Thursday afternoon.

The Lady Hornets scored 5 runs in the top of the second inning to go up 5-0. 

Wauzeka-Steuben scored 2 runs in the fourth and 2 more in the fifth to increase their lead to 9-0.


Seneca's Season Ends

Seneca’s Jared Payne dribbles behind his back as he looks for an opening Thursday night versus Southwestern. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Seneca’s Kolten Chambers (5) looks for a teammate cutting to the basket.

Jared Payne draws the foul while driving to the hoop.

Noah Allan takes a good shot in the lane for two of his 23 points.

Terrance Clark gets good position down low and eyes the hoop Thursday night.


Southwestern ends Seneca’s season in sectional semifinal

Another good season for Seneca came to an end Thursday night in Mineral Point at the hands of surprising Southwestern in a WIAA Division 5 Regional semifinal.

The seventh seeded Wildcats nipped the top seeded and fourth-ranked Indians 67-66 in a double overtime thriller to advance to the sectional final at La Crosse Logan on Saturday night. Southwestern began the playoffs with a 10-12 overall record and are now 14-12. Along the way on their Cinderella run, they have beaten the number 2, number 3 and number 1 seeds.


Seneca beats Wauzeka-Steuben

Seneca’s Terrance Clark (13) battles for a rebound against Wauzeka-Steuben’s Gavin Ralph. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Seneca’s Cody Ostrander fights for a loose ball against Wauzeka-Steuben’s Nick Benish.


Seneca defeats 

Wauzeka-Steuben for regional title

Seneca defeated visiting Wauzeka-Steuben 61-51 in a WIAA Division 5 Regional final Saturday night in boys basketball action.

Top seeded Seneca held a 23-21 lead at the half over fourth seeded Wauzeka-Steuben. The Indians came out hot at the start of the second half and increased the margin to 10 points early in the half.


Prairie Boys Basketball

Gavin Gillitzer looks to pass past the River Valley defender. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie du Chien’s Mason Kramer shoots a fall-away jumper in the lane versus visiting River Valley.

Ryan Thein of Prairie du Chien pump fakes the River Valley defender up in the air and then scores an easy basket Friday night.


River Valley tops Prairie du Chien

Fourth seeded Prairie du Chien lost to visiting and fifth seeded River Valley 66-37 in a WIAA Division 3 Regional semifinal Friday night.

Prairie du Chien finished its season with an 11-11 overall record. They were 6-4 in the Southwest Wisconsin Conference.

River Valley improved to 12-12 on the season and advanced to the regional final at top seeded Platteville.