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Prairie du Chien Soccer

Kaitlyn Waller (10) kicks the ball away from the Prairie du Chien goal Thursday. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Brytta Sagedahl (12) drives toward the River Valley side Thursday afternoon.

Jessica Gutknecht (2) has fun fighting for control of the ball as Kaitlyn Waller (10) helps out.

Caitlin Pattison (14) heads the ball forward as Kaitlyn Waller gets ready.

Caitlin Nolan (4) pushes the ball upfield against Carly Fleming (19) of River Valley.


Prairie du Chien 

soccer makes strides

The Prairie du Chien girls soccer team played an outstanding game against River Valley on May 12 for parents night. 

The team started the evening honoring their parents with a carnation and a special thanks for all their support. These parents have raised some wonderful young ladies! The girls played with the heart and determination to make a strong stand against the conference leading team. 


Prairie du Chien Soccer

Prairie’s Brytta Sagedahl (12) moves the ball upfield as a Platteville player closes in. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

The Lady Hawks’ Kylee Weber (1) tries to get the ball from Platteville. Renae Irvin (25) gets ready on defense.


PdC soccer team 

hosts Platteville

The Lady Hawks soccer team took on the Hillmen of Platteville Tuesday night, May 10 at Bluff View. 

Platteville started the game strong and made Prairie work hard to regain control the ball as they spread the field. The Hawks hustled the entire game but the more experienced Hillmen had some strong drives toward Prairie’s goal. Tajah Eades was in goal for Prairie and had 5 saves in the first half and 12 in the second. 


Prairie du Chien Softball

The throw was just a little too late as Kelsey Achenbach tries to tag out the La Crosse Aquinas runner at second base Monday afternoon. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie center fielder Maria Skemp throws the ball to the infield after an Aquinas hit.

Left fielder Jaqueline LaHaie gets ready to fire the ball to third base against visiting La Crosse Aquinas Monday afternoon in nonconference action.

Kelly Check grabs the ball for the put out at first base versus La Crosse Aquinas.

Kelsey Achenbach smashes a double off the left field fence Monday afternoon.


Aquinas blanks Lady Blackhawks

La Crosse Aquinas blanked host Prairie du Chien 8-0 in a nonconference softball game Monday afternoon at Bluff View.

Aquinas scored a run in the top of the fourth inning, 3 in the sixth, and 4 in the seventh. 

Aquinas had 8 hits and committed no errors. Prairie had 2 hits and committed 1 error. 


River Ridge Baseball

The Timberwolves' Dylan Hazen pitches with a Black Hawk runner in scoring position in the opening game of a twinbill. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

River Ridge’s Ben Ertz dives safely into third base in the first game against visiting Black Hawk Friday afternoon. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

Ben Ertz scores against Black Hawk. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

Ryan Redman gets back to first base safely on a pick-off attempt by Black Hawk. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

River Ridge’s Preston Clark eludes the tag on a close play at the plate against visiting Black Hawk in the first game of a doubleheader Friday. (Photo by Alison Hein)

Preston Clark scores on the play at home. (Photo by Alison Hein)

Gavin Steiber gets one of River Ridge’s 16 hits in the opener of a twinbill versus Black Hawk Friday afternoon. (Photo by Alison Hein)

River Ridge’s Ben Ertz blasts a home run in the opening game versus Black Hawk. (Photo by Alison Hein)



Ridge boys 

sweep Black Hawk

River Ridge swept visiting Black Hawk in a twinbill in high school baseball action Friday afternoon. 

The Timberwolves took game one 14-4 in six innings. 


Prairie du Chien Baseball

Chas Sagedahl gets a good jump off of first base in the bottom of the fourth inning Tuesday afternoon against visiting River Valley. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Chas Sagedahl scores in the fourth inning as Chad Mara pulls into third base.

Prairie’s Casey Hogenson rifles in a fastball as the River Valley runner leads off of second base in the top of the fourth inning Tuesday at Prairie du Chien High School.


River Valley tops 

Prairie du Chien

Prairie du Chien suffered its first loss of the season 5-2 at the hands of visiting River Valley in an SWC baseball game Tuesday afternoon. 

Prairie got on the board first with a run in the bottom of the second inning. 

Each team scored a run in the fourth as Prairie held a 2-1 lead. 


Timberwolf Invitational

Brenden Roling of Seneca crosses the finish line in a 100-meter dash heat at the Timberwolf Invitational Friday. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

River Ridge’s Caleb Irish nears the finish of this 100-meter dash heat.

Wauzeka-Steuben and River Ridge compete in a 100-meter dash heat.

Wauzeka-Steuben's Hunter Marfilius hands off to Adam Martin in the 3200 relay.

River Ridge’s Sammy Steiger competes in the high jump in Bloomington.

Wauzeka-Steuben passes the baton in the 3200 relay.

River Ridge's Karli Jandro gets ready to land her long jump.


River Ridge hosts 

Timberwolf Invite

The River Ridge track team hosted the Timberwolf Invitational Friday afternoon in Bloomington. 

North Crawford won the boys meet with 167 points. The Platteville JV was second with 138.5. River Ridge had 112, Cassville 69, De Soto 64, Wauzeka-Steuben 56.5, Dodgeville-Mineral Point 48, Fennimore 35, and Seneca 4. 


Wauzeka-Steuben Baseball

The Hornets’ Jeremy Lessard pitches with an Ithaca runner in scoring position.

Wauzeka-Steuben’s Isaac Byrne gets ready for a throw over to first base Monday.


Bulldogs blank 

Wauzeka-Steuben Hornets

Ithaca blanked host Wauzeka-Steuben 17-0 in a Ridge and Valley baseball game Monday afternoon. 

The Bulldogs scored 5 runs in the top of the second inning, 1 in the third, 6 in the fourth, and 5 in the fifth.

The Bulldogs had 15 hits in the contest and committed no errors. 


Wauzeka-Steuben Softball

Wauzeka-Steuben’s Siena Krachey unleashes a pitch to the Ithaca batter Monday afternoon. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

The Lady Hornets’ Molly Heisz belts a double against the visiting Bulldogs.

Molly Heisz scores on a play at the plate against Ithaca in Ridge and Valley action.


Ithaca stops 


Ithaca defeated host Wauzeka-Steuben 8-1 in a Ridge and Valley softball game Monday afternoon. 

Molly Heisz was 1x3 with a double and a run scored to lead the Lady Hornets. 

Siena Krachey and Parker Mindham pitched for Wauzeka-Steuben. Krachey fanned 3 in 3 innings. Mindham whiffed 4 and walked 3 in 4 innings. 


Prairie Sweeps

Prairie du Chien’s Dylan Yeomans hits a double in the opening game against Onalaska Friday. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Dylan Yeomans gets back to second base safely on a pick-off attempt.

The Blackhawks’ Casey Hogenson fires in a fastball Friday against Onalaska.

Prairie’s Zach Neisius gets ready on defense while holding the runner close to first base.

Pitcher Casey Hogenson covers home on a close play at the plate. Unfortunately, Onalaska scored ona the play.


Prairie du Chien sweeps Onalaska

Prairie du Chien swept a twinbill from visiting Onalaska Friday afternoon at the St. Feriole Island Ballpark in high school baseball action. 

Prairie du Chien prevailed in the opener 8-2. 

Onalaska scored a run in the top of the first inning but Prairie answered with 2 in the bottom half to take a 2-1 lead.


Prairie Relays

Prairie du Chien’s Emily Groom (left) rounds a turn in the 3200 relay at the Prairie Relays Monday afternoon. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

The Blackhawks’ Preston Hendrix prepares to land his long jump at the Prairie Relays at Prairie du Chien High School.

Prairie’s Weston Hill competes in the 3200 relay Monday afternoon.

Stephen Ronnfeldt clears a hurdle in the 110-meter high hurdles.

Kaitlyn Buenzli of Prairie du Chien (right) runs in the 100-meter dash Monday afternoon at the Prairie Relays.


PdC track 

team hosts 

Prairie Relays

The Prairie du Chien track team hosted their first invitational of the year, the Prairie Relays, on Monday afternoon.  The following Prairie du Chien athletes placed in the meet:

Evan Teynor, 4th Triple Jump (Personal record)