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Wed
04
Sep

Prairie soccer team ties Mauston


Prairie’s Landon Kohler battles for control against Mauston. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Josh Dyer kicks the ball forward to a teammate.

Joey Gourdin gets the ball away from a Mauston opponent and moves upfield.

Roman Gonzalez (18) goes after a loose ball while Joey Gourdin gets into position.

Landon Kohler heads the ball.

Prairie's Jaret Semanko passes across the pitch versus Mauston.

 

The Prairie du Chien boys soccer team opened their home season Thursday night with two exciting and closely matched contests with the Golden Eagles of Mauston.  

The varsity took the field first in what would prove to be a battle of defenses. 

Wed
28
Aug

Prairie golfers play at Darlington then Prairie du Chien


The Blackhawks’ Molly Peterson chips onto the green at the Gary Ringen Memorial Invitational at Darlington Country Club on Aug. 23. (Photos by Tom Gunnell, Darlington Republican Register)

Macy Sander of Prairie du Chien hits a drive at Darlington Country Club.

 

The Prairie du Chien Lady Hawk golfers competed in the Ringen Invitational at Darlington Country Club on Aug. 23.  

The ladies improved different aspects of their game and scoring, which led to a seventh place finish with a team score of 476. Macy Sander carded a 110 to lead the Lady Hawks in scoring and medaled in the event with an eighth-place individual low score. Allison Kennedy added 115, Molly Peterson 118, Kendall Hill 133, and Lydia Seeley a 137.

Sat
24
Aug

Prairie wins 7-6


Prairie du Chien's Traeton Saint follows his block and gets to the outside versus La Crosse Aquinas Saturday afternoon. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Mason Kramer hauls in a pass and races down the sideline.

Tyler Hannah (44) and other defenders drag the Aquinas ballcarrier out of bounds.

Traeton Saint looks for running room.

Traeton Saint gets to the outside for a good gain.

Jon Titlbach (86) and several other Blackhawks stop the La Crosse runner.

Mason Kramer returns a punt for good yardage.

Quarterback Dylan Coleman attempts to elude an Aquinas defender.

Traeton Saint sacks the Aquinas quarterback following a bad snap.

Tyler Hannah looks for an opening.

By Zach Mara

Mon
19
Aug

Blackhawks host football scrimmage


The Blackhawks’ Traeton Saint looks to get to the outside Friday evening against Fennimore. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie du Chien quarterback Dylan Coleman rolls to his left looking for an open receiver versus Fennimore Friday evening.

Traeton Saint breaks away for a huge gain against Fennimore.

Prairie du Chien’s offensive line gets a good initial push against Fennimore as the Blackhawks’ head coach, Cory Koenig, looks on.

 

The Prairie du Chien Blackhawks football team hosted a scrimmage with Westby and Fennimore Friday evening at Prairie du Chien High School.

Along with the round robin varsity action, junior varsity teams participated as well on the nice, sunny day.

A good crowd enjoyed seeing Prairie du Chien as they prepared for the upcoming season, which begins on Saturday, Aug. 24 with a noon game versus La Crosse Aquinas at UW-La Crosse.

Mon
12
Aug

Prairie du Chien, Lancaster conference rivalry is no more, the two football teams have met 75 times


Prairie du Chien gains good yardage on this play during a 2015 battle against Lancaster.

 

By A.J. Gates, Grant County Herald Independent

 

Over the past year, the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA)  has approved two separate conference realignment proposals affecting high school football in Wisconsin for the next three seasons.

Wed
31
Jul

Hoppers’ fine season comes to an end

 

The Prairie du Chien Grasshoppers’ stellar season came to an end with a 9-3 loss to Waupun in the Class A American Legion State Baseball Tournament Monday night in Westby.

The Hoppers finished the season with a 29-8 record. They were 2-2 in the state tournament.

The Hoppers were defeated by Waupaca 3-0 in their first game of the double elimination state tournament Friday afternoon.

Mon
29
Jul

Hoppers continue state tournament run


The Hoppers’ Cory Check races from second to third versus Waupaca Friday afternoon at the Class A State American Legion Tournament. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Cory Check reaches for home on a play at the plate.

Clayton DuCharme gets a good jump off of first base versus Waupaca Friday afternoon.

The Hoppers’ Blake Bremmer (00) tags out the Waupaca runner on a steal attempt.

Prairie du Chien’s Dylan Coleman throws to first base to complete a double play for the Hoppers against Waupaca.

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The Prairie du Chien Grasshoppers American Legion baseball team has advanced to the final four of the State Class A American Legion Tournament being held in Westby.

Wed
24
Jul

Hoppers advance to state tournament


Prairie du Chien got the bases loaded with no outs in the bottom of the fourth to put pressure on Fennimore in the first game Monday, before falling 3-2 in the double elimination regional at St. Feriole Island. Everything turned out well, however, as PdC won the nightcap 8-3 to advance to the Class A State American Legion Tournament in Westby July 26-30. They will take on Waupaca at 4:30 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Field. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Dylan Coleman dives safely back to the bag to beat a pick-off attempt at first base versus Fennimore in the opening game Monday.

A short time later, Coleman popped up safe at second for a stolen base Monday afternoon against Fennimore in regional action.

Gavin Gillitzer fanned nine Fennimore batsmen in the opening game Monday.

Third baseman Ryan McGrath fields a grounder and eyes first base versus Fennimore.

 

The host Prairie du Chien Grasshoppers American Legion baseball team defeated Fennimore in the championship game 8-3 Monday night in a Class A Regional to advance to the state tournament to be held in Westby on July 26-30.

Prairie du Chien was 3-0 prior to Monday’s games in the double elimination tournament held at St. Feriole Island Ballpark. Fennimore was 2-1, having lost to Prairie on Saturday. The Hoppers had to win one game to win the regional title and advance to state. Fennimore had to beat Prairie du Chien twice.

Mon
22
Jul

Hoppers eliminate Viroqua

 

Both teams were strong on the pitcher’s mound Sunday, but Prairie du Chien eliminated Viroqua 3-1. 

In the first inning, Prairie got their offense started when Dylan Coleman hit a solo homer.

Prairie du Chien pulled away for good with one run in the third inning. In the third, Drake Coleman singled on a 1-2 count, scoring one run.

Mon
22
Jul

Prairie du Chien defeats Fennimore

 

The Prairie du Chien Hoppers defeated Fennimore 5-2 on Saturday after taking the lead late in the game.

In the bottom of the fourth inning, the Hoppers tied things up at two.

The game was tied at two with Prairie du Chien batting in the bottom of the fifth when Grant Martin singled on the first pitch of the his at-bat to drive in a run to make the score 3-2 in favor of the Hoppers.

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