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PdC Matmen at Regional

Nick Rogge throws in a single wing against his Dodgeville opponent in the finals. Rogge would win by decision 10-7. (Photos by Heather Koenig)

Ethan Swiggum works over his Mount Horeb opponent in the semifinals. Swiggum would win by decision 7-0.

Sectional qualifiers for Prairie du Chien are Stephen Ronnfeldt, Reid Koenig, Nick Rogge, Blake Garcia, Traeton Saint and Ethan Swiggum.


PdC wrestlers advance six to sectionals

On Saturday, Feb. 11, the Blackhawk wrestling team traveled to River Valley for the WIAA D2 Regional. This is the start of the tournament series on the road to state. The top two individuals at each weight advance to the Sectional Tournament. As a team, PdC finished second with 189 points behind Regional Champion River Valley. 


Seneca Remains Unbeaten

Seneca’s Nick Payne slams down a backboard swaying jam in first half action against visiting Weston Tuesday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Thomas Johnson of Seneca looks for a shot against Colin Scherbert of Weston in Ridge and Valley boys basketball Tuesday night.

Seneca’s Noah Allan goes in for a break-away layup against Weston.

Jared Payne dribbles between his legs while driving the left baseline and looking for an open teammate versus Weston.


Seneca boys 

improve to 18-0

Seneca easily handled visiting Weston 98-29 in a Ridge and Valley boys basketball game Tuesday night. 

The Indians led the Silver Eagles 60-10 at halftime.

Seneca, who is rated number one in the state in Division 5, improved to 18-0 on the season and 11-0 in conference action. 


Hawkettes at State

The Hawkettes are, front row: Paige Severson, Katie Zahara, Mariah Slaght, Archi Patel, Kara Katzung and Breann Holler. Back row: Caitlin Nolan, Katie Licht, Morgan Kiesau, Kina Myers and Lauren Kennedy. (Photo courtesy of Kelli Saxe)


Hawkettes perform at 

WACPC State Dance Competition

Saturday, Feb. 4 was a great day to be a Blackhawk! The Hawkette Dance Team competed at the WACPC State Dance Competition at the La Crosse Center. The Hawkettes gave two amazing performances at state, ones that the team is really proud of!


Seneca Over Wauzeka-Steuben Girls

Seneca’s Jena Konichek shoots from just inside the free throw line. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Seneca’s Alivia Salinas drives the right side of the lane against Wauzeka-Steuben.

Wauzeka-Steuben’s Jordan Mormann (42) wins a tough battle for a rebound versus visiting Seneca Thursday night.

Seneca’s Haley Wall fires up a short jumper in second half action.

Seneca’s Haley Wall tests the Wauzeka-Steuben defense as Erin Sime (24) awaits a possible pass in second half action.


Seneca pulls away from W-S

In a clash of conference unbeatens, Seneca pulled away in the second half to defeat host Wauzeka-Steuben 62-41 in a Ridge and Valley girls basketball game Thursday night. 

Seneca had a 23-17 advantage after the first half. 

Tatem Baures and Erin Krachey led Wauzeka-Steuben with 13 points apiece. Nellie Groom netted 8 points.


Prairie Boys Win

Jonathan Dyer tries to work around a Decorah defender Tuesday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Chas Sagedahl drives the left baseline in first half action versus Decorah.

Hunter Davis eyes a hook shot in the lane.

Evan Teynor looks to score down low versus Decorah.


Big second half lifts PdC

Prairie du Chien boosted its overall record to 11-2 with a 65-49 win over visiting Decorah in a nonconference boys basketball game Tuesday night. 

Decorah took a 24-21 lead at halftime, but Prairie came back to take the second half 44-25 for the victory. 

Prairie du Chien will next travel to Waukon on Feb. 2.


Hawkettes To State

The Hawkettes are, row 1: Katie Licht, Paige Severson, Katie Zahara, Mariah Slaght and Bree Holler. Row 2: Kara Katzung, Kina Myers, Morgan Kiesau, Caitlin Nolan, Lauren Kennedy and Archi Patel. The team is coached by Kelli Saxe.


Regional champ 

Hawkettes headed to state

The Prairie du Chien Hawkettes competed at the 2017 WACPC Southern Dance Regional Competition on Saturday, Jan. 28.  

The team earned second place in Division 2 Kick. The team also earned first place in Division 4 Pom, making them the Southern Regional champions. The girls are advancing to state next weekend in both divisions.


River Ridge Girls Basketball

River Ridge’s Nicole Sturmer looks to score over three Highland defenders. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Maria Breuer drives for the basket against visiting Highland Tuesday night.


River Ridge 

over Highland

River Ridge easily topped visiting Highland 56-23 in a make-up girls basketball game Tuesday night. 

The Lady Timberwolves built a 25-8 halftime advantage en route to the victory. 

River Ridge improved to 11-2 on the season and 5-2 in conference action. Highland fell to 3-9 overall and 0-7 in the Six Rivers West. 


Prairie du Chien Wrestling

Seniors Ethan Swiggum and Matt Chase are introduced to the crowd on Senior Night.

Ethan Swiggum scores near fall points on his way to pinning his opponent. (Photos by Heather Koenig)


PdC wrestlers fall 

to Richland Center

On Thursday, Jan. 19, the Prairie du Chien Blackhawk wrestling team hosted Richland Center for an SWC wrestling meet. 


Show of Sportsmanship

By Ted Pennekamp


Every once in a while sports transcends mere wins and losses. Such was the case Jan. 12 when Prairie du Chien senior Ethan Swiggum wrestled a young man from River Valley who has down syndrome.


PdC Wrestling

Prairie du Chien’s Blake Garcia looks for near fall points against his Manitowoc opponent. Garcia would get the win. (Photos by Heather Koenig)

Prairie du Chien’s Stephen Ronnfeldt applies heavy pressure while winging his Baraboo opponent. Ronnfeldt would win by fall.

The Blackhawks’ Magnus Golterman looks to go for a collar tie against his Baraboo opponent Saturday.


Prairie du Chien matmen 

are third at Stevens Point

On Saturday, Jan. 14, the Prairie du Chien Blackhawks traveled to Stevens Point for the SPASH Duals. There were 10 teams in the tournament, split into five-team pools to wrestle each other. 


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