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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. 


Prairie du Chien golf

Prairie’s Tyler Mason chips up onto the fourth green Tuesday. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

The Blackhawks’ Ben Baxter chips from the edge of the fourth green Tuesday afternoon.

Zach DuCharme of Prairie du Chien putts on the first green.



golfers second 

in Quadrangular

Prairie du Chien Country Club hosted the Prairie du Chien Quadrangular boys’ golf meet Tuesday afternoon. 

Cuba City won the meet with a team total of 196. Prairie du Chien had 213, Fennimore 231, and Richland Center 233.


Cassville-River Ridge Tournament

Emma Mergen of Cassville-River Ridge hits a single up the middle to knock in Kennedy McMillan against Pecatonica in the Cassville-River Ridge Tournament in Bloomington Saturday afternoon. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Andrea Okey of Cassville-River Ridge fires in a pitch against Pecatonica Saturday.

Kennedy McMillan scores for Cassville-River Ridge against Pecatonica Saturday.

Michaela Chambers (left) of Seneca gets into defensive position at first base against Southwestern at the Cassville-River Ridge Tournament on Saturday afternoon.

Seneca’s Morgan Wall whips a pitch to the plate against Southwestern in the Cassville-River Ridge Tournament.


CRR girls win 

own tournament

Cassville-River Ridge, Pecatonica, Southwestern and Seneca competed in the Cassville-River Ridge Softball Tournament on Saturday in Bloomington.

In Round 1, Cassville-River Ridge defeated Pecatonica 14-9. 

CRR led 8-2 following one complete inning and 11-2 after two innings. 


River Ridge Quad

Sammy Steiger clears a hurdle in the 100 hurdle event Thursday afternoon. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Allison Oswald of Wauzeka-Steuben goes over a hurdle in the 100 hurdles Thursday.

Isaac White of River Ridge attempts a high jump at the River Ridge Quadrangular.

Bryan Maring of River Ridge competes in the 3200 relay Thursday afternoon.

Desmond Crapp sails over the bar in the pole vault Thursday afternoon.

Molly Asleson of Wauzeka-Steuben prepares to land her long jump at the River Ridge Quadrangular.


River Ridge 

hosts quadrangular

River Ridge hosted the River Ridge Quadrangular track meet in Bloomington Thursday afternoon. 

MFL MarMac won the boys meet with 157.5 points. River Ridge was second with 145.5. De Soto had 26 and Wauzeka-Steuben had 23. 

Irish of River Ridge won the 100 in 12.28. 


State Wrestling Qualifiers

Qualifying for the State Meet in Madison on March 27 and 28 are, front row: Irelynd Cejka, Audrey Watson, Bradyn Saint, Sheyanne Ronnfeldt, Brogan Brewer and Rhett Koenig. Back row: Traeton Saint, Reid Koenig, Colten Wall, Luke Wright, Jerrod Osterkamp and Tyler Smock.


Youth wrestlers earn trip to the State Wrestling Meet

On Saturday, March 21, 23 wrestlers from the Prairie Youth Wrestling Club wrestled at the USA State Qualifier in Westby and Mineral Point.  These sites are two of the eight sites from all over Wisconsin.  To qualify for the State Meet in Madison, a wrestler has to place in the top two of his/her weight class. In addition to the State Qualifiers, six other wrestlers also medaled at the Qualifier, placing third or fourth.