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Wed
31
Oct

River Ridge fans, school, coaches and team excited for state tournament


Just as they have all season, River Ridge students, staff and fans are sure to be out in force at the state volleyball tournament in Green Bay. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

For the first time ever the River Ridge High School volleyball team will compete in the 46th Annual Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association State Tournament to be held at the Resch Center in Green Bay.

Mon
29
Oct

Olympic skeleton medalist Antoine announces retirement


Matt Antoine waves to the parade crowd on Blackhawk Avenue in Prairie du Chien while wearing his 2014 Winter Olympic Bronze Medal in skeleton. (Courier Press file photo)

 

Before leaving the mixed zone at the completion of his fourth and final run at the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games in 2018, Matt Antoine of Prairie du Chien said he was going to “take it easy, decompress a little bit” before he figured out what he was going to do next.

Antoine won the national team selection trial held in Lake Placid, N.Y. on Saturday, Oct. 20, Thursday, Oct. 25 and Friday, Oct. 26, but he knew the fire wasn’t there anymore and reigniting the passion wasn’t going to happen on his sled. Antoine figured out what will: coaching.

Mon
29
Oct

Katzung, Huser run at State Cross Country Meet


Amber Huser (left) and Meg Katzung run at the sectional meet in Spring Green. Photos of Huser and Katzung at the State Meet will be in Wednesday’s Courier Press and at pdccourier.com and the Courier Press Facebook page. (Courier Press file photo)

 

Prairie du Chien’s Megan Katzung, a sophomore, and Amber Huser, a senior, finished 35th and 44th, respectively at the Division 2 State Cross Country Meet at the Ridges Golf Course in Wisconsin Rapids on Saturday.

Katzung ran a 6:09 first mile and was at 12:58 at the 2-mile mark. She had an overall pace of 6:32 and finished in a time of 20:17.6.

Mon
29
Oct

Reichmann at State Cross Country


Jacob Reichmann (right) of Wauzeka-Steuben took 32nd at the Division 3 State Cross Country Meet. (Photo by Mitchell Cernek)

 

Jacob Reichmann, a junior from Wauzeka-Steuben, finished in 32nd place in the Division 3 State Boys Cross Country Meet at the Ridges Golf Course in Wisconsin Rapids on Saturday. 

Reichmann set a pace of 5:34 over the 5,000-meter course. He ran a 5:11 first mile and was at 10:59 at the 2-mile mark. Reichmann finished with a time of 17:17.1.

It was Reichmann’s second straight appearance at the state meet.

Mon
29
Oct

Lady Timberwolves advance to state tournament


Skylar White (9) goes high to win this battle at the net. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

River Ridge’s Rylee Zinkle (22) pops the ball over the attempted block of Iowa Grant Thursday night. The Lady Timberwolves are 24-0 and going to the state tournament for the first time.

River Ridge’s Taylor Langmeier just nudges the ball over the net for a point.

McKenzie Graf of River Ridge blocks a shot by Iowa Grant.

Jaci Williams slams one past the Panther defenders.

The Lady Timberwolves’ Skylar White smashes one past the Panthers.

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The top seeded Lady Timberwolves of River Ridge took down top seeded Hillsboro, three sets to one, to win their first trip to state for volleyball in its program history.

Bloomington had a volleyball team go to state back in the 1970s.

Wed
24
Oct

River Ridge is regional champ

 

River Ridge defeated the visiting Southwestern Wildcats on Saturday night to win a Division 4 regional volleyball championship. The Lady Timberwolves won by scores of 25-12, 29-27, 25-15.

Kills: Taylor Langmeier-18, Skylar White-13

Assists: Verity Johnson-30, McKenzi Graf and Jaci Williams-2

Wed
24
Oct

Seneca runners at Boscobel Sectional


Travis Zach of Seneca runs in the Boscobel Sectional cross country meet on Saturday. It was a cold and blustery day. Zach was 91st in 21:06.9. (Photos submitted)

Maxine Grover battles the cold, wind and snow in the Boscobel Sectional cross country meet on Saturday. Grover was 36th in 22:58.5.
Mon
22
Oct

Cubans end Blue-Golds' season in an overtime thriller


Hunter Aspenson (11), Wyatt Boudreau (70), Austin Hagensick (7), and Nate Benish (3) team up to bring down the Cuba City runner. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Hunter Aspenson gains good yardage on the outside against visiting Cuba City.

SWS caught nine passes for 125 yards.

Jared Payne of the Blue-Golds lunges forward for extra yardage versus Cuba City.

Nate Benish (3) follows the blocking of Preston Crowley-Lee Friday night.

Jared Payne tries to jump past two defenders at the end of a good run.

 

Fifth seeded Cuba City nipped host and fourth seeded Seneca/Wauzeka-Steuben 35-34 in overtime in a Division 6 high school football playoff game Friday night.

SWS ended a fine season in which the Blue-Golds went 9-0 to win the Ridge and Valley Conference for the second straight year.

SWS finished the season at 9-1.

Mon
22
Oct

Blackhawks’ good season comes to an end


Gavin Gillitzer throws over a defender Friday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

The Blackhawks swarm to the ballcarrier Friday night.

Mason Kramer makes a catch along the sideline.

The Prairie defense stops New Glarus for a short gain.

 

By Zach Mara

 

Mon
22
Oct

Prairie du Chien at sectional cross country meet


Prairie’s Ella Hager had a time of 23:15 at the Spring Green Golf Course Saturday. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie du Chien’s Karly Jaynes races in the River Valley Sectional cross country meet at the Spring Green Golf Course Saturday morning.

The Prairie du Chien girls and Coach Mike Liddell warm up before the River Valley Sectional.

 

On a cool, brisk morning, the Prairie du Chien cross country team was setting up camp. The boys were up first on the day. Race time was at 11 a.m. and it was 41 degrees and very windy. 

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