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Wed
30
Jan

A half century of Prairie du Chien wrestling


The 1969-1970 Prairie du Chien High School wrestling team was, front row: R. Dyer, J. Brown, B. Stuart, J. Kramer, J. Howe, M. McWilliams, P. Stark, B. Lorenz and J. Weber. Second row: C. Miller, J. Key, B. Harris, G. Achenbach, D. Schilter, T. Fischer, D. Horkeimer, J. McKillip, B. Hazen, M. Dickey, K. Kuckenbecker, R. Lathrop, G. Benish, R. Seeley, Coach Paul Bebow and M. Erdenberger.

Coach Paul Bebow shares a moment with 145-pound state qualifier Bob Seymour. Seymour took fourth at the 1972 State Tournament.

Mike Lenzendorf’s arm is raised as the Division 2 State Champion at 275 pounds to cap a 44-0 2004-2005 season.

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Prairie du Chien High School wrestling is celebrating its 50th anniversary this season, having begun during the 1969-1970 school year after interest in the sport grew over the previous few years. The program has had several highlights over the years and is continuing to build a tradition of success.

Wed
30
Jan

River Ridge Dance Team advances to state


The River Ridge Dance Team performs at the regional in Watertown on Saturday. (Photo submitted)

 

On Saturday, Jan. 25, the River Ridge Dance Team attended the Southern Regional Dance competition held by WACPC in Watertown, Wis. 

The past week was hard to get practice in with the weather and having to cancel practices, and with games being postponed. The team was able to practice a couple times during the week and picked up an extra performance during an eighth-grade basketball game so that they could get one more performance in before competing.

Wed
30
Jan

Prairie grapplers win Hustisford Invitational


Senior Grant Martin puts the squeeze on a headlock in a semifinal match against his Whitewater opponent.

Senior Chase Watson puts the hurt on his Whitewater opponent in the finals. Watson would win by fall.

 

On Saturday, Jan. 26, the PDC matmen traveled to Hustisford for the 34th Annual Hustisford Invitational. 

This invite has 14 teams competing. The Blackhawks would have a great tournament, securing 34 individual wins against 11 losses, and crowning six champions. PDC, as a team, scored 263.5 points. Whitewater finished second with 187 points and Johnson Creek third with 157 points. The grapplers placed as follows:

106# Nick Mara: 4th

Wed
30
Jan

PdC wrestlers fall to Lancaster


Junior Jerrod Osterkamp works a front headlock from his feet. Osterkamp would score a reversal with seconds left for a 2-1 victory.

Senior Reid Koenig applies heavy pressure on his ride. Koenig would win with an 8-2 decision.

 

Lancaster High School was the host for a winner take all dual on Friday, Jan. 25. In a battle to determine who would be crowned outright SWC Champs, two highly ranked teams would lock horns. Lancaster came into the match with a 13-0 overall record and a ranking of #5 in D3. PDC came into the dual with a 15-1 overall record and a ranking of #6 in D2. Something had to give.

Mon
28
Jan

Prairie boys beat Barneveld


The Blackhawks’ Hunter Davis scores versus visiting Barneveld Saturday afternoon. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie’s Mark Welter drives for a score in second-half action Saturday afternoon.

Mason Kramer drives the left baseline Saturday.

 

The Hawks boys basketball team returned home with an afternoon affair against Barneveld on Saturday, Jan. 26. Barneveld came in winning seven games in a row and the Hawks winning the past five games.

Mon
28
Jan

Hawkettes advance to state


The Prairie du Chien High School Hawkettes traveled to Watertown, Wis., for the WACPC Regional Dance Competition on Saturday, Jan. 26. They performed in the D5 Pom Division and the D3 Kick Division. The team placed fifth in Pom and first in Kick. The first-place finish makes them the Regional Champions and advances them to state. The State Dance Competition is Saturday, Feb. 2 in La Crosse. “We’d love to see some familiar faces in the crowd cheering us on!” said Head Coach Bobbi Gofus. The team includes, from left: Coach Bobbi Gofus, Lauren Kennedy, Archi Patel, Morgan Kiesau, Kara Katzung, Kina Myers, Caitlin Nolan, Rebekah Champion and Desiree Puckett. (Photo submitted)
Thu
24
Jan

RRC grapplers host Pec-Argyle


The River Ridge Dance Team performs at the River Ridge-Cassville versus Pecatonica-Argyle wrestling meet Jan. 17. (Photos by Lindsey Ludvik Photography)

Angel Duran of River Ridge-Cassville gains control of his opponent in the 285-pound match.

Zane Trautsch of River Ridge-Cassville goes for the pin in his 182-pound match.

River Ridge-Cassville’s Caleb Lenzendorf tries to turn his 138-pound opponent.

 

The River Ridge-Cassville wrestling team hosted Pecatonica-Argyle on Jan. 17. It was Parents’ and Senior Night.

Pecatonica-Argyle won the dual meet by a score of 45-17.

At 132, there was a double forfeit.

Mon
21
Jan

Hawkettes do well at Sparta


The Hawkettes are, front row: Archi Patel and Kina Myers. Second row: Caitlin Nolan, Kara Katzung and Rebekah Champion. Third row: Lauren Kennedy and Morgan Kiesau.

 

Look forward to regionals

The Prairie du Chien High School Hawkettes competed at a dance competition in Sparta on Saturday, Jan. 19. 

The team brought home two, first-place trophies and a second-place trophy. They placed first in the Jazz and Kick categories and second in the Pom category. 

Mon
21
Jan

Hornets pull away from Indians


Seneca’s Ashton Swanson defends against Wauzeka-Steuben’s Jake Reichmann who drew a foul on the play. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Wauzeka-Steuben's Carter Lomas grabs a rebound as Seneca's Terrance Clark (13) and Nate Klema (31) defend.

Seneca’s Jared Payne (24) and Terrance Clark (13) battle against Tyler Walters of Wauzeka-Steuben for a loose ball.

 

Wauzeka-Steuben steadily pulled away from host Seneca to win a Ridge and Valley boys basketball game, 68-50, Thursday night.

Wauzeka-Steuben scored on a lay-up just before the halftime buzzer to take a 33-21 lead. Wauzeka-Steuben outscored Seneca 35-29 in the second half.

Carter Lomas poured in a game-high 24 points to pace the Hornets. Jake Reichmann netted 20 and Gavin Ralph scored 13.

Wed
16
Jan

PdC wrestlers win SPASH Duals


Prairie du Chien freshman 106-pounder Nick Mara scores near fall points just before pinning his Sussex Hamilton opponent.

 

On Saturday, Jan. 12, the PDC grapplers traveled to Stevens Point for the SPASH Duals. These duals are made up of two, five-team pools. A team wrestles all teams in their pool to determine their placement match. A year ago, PDC was crowned champs, so they were looking for the repeat. 

PDC would win their pool by the following: PDC 53 - DC Everest 21, PDC 77 - SPASH JV 6, PDC 38 - Oconto Falls 36, PDC 78 - Sussex Hamilton 0. 

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