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Seneca’s experience, hot night from the field garners first victory of season

By Correne Martin

The Seneca girls’ basketball team started its season in non-conference action with Highland visiting. The home team offense seemed on fire as the Indians recorded the victory, 64-17.

“We shot really well. We spread the ball out on them and were able to get a lot of good looks at the basket. Then we just knocked ‘em down,” veteran coach Kim Redman said.

She starts four seniors and overall thought her team’s experience and scoring abilities were credited for their initial win. The girls managed to outscore the Cardinals 32-11 by halftime and then just didn’t give their opponents many good looks at the hoop.

Leading the charge on Seneca’s offense, Alivia Salinas finished with an impressive 22 points. Fellow senior Emily Garfoot tallied 13 points. Also in double digits, junior Erin Sime had 11 points, while sophomore Makenna Greene rounded out the top scorers with eight points.


White’s 27 points leads River Ridge past visiting Hornets

River Ridge sophomore Skylar White is a force to be reckoned with on the basketball court. She is pictured here battling Wauzeka-Steuben’s Jordan Mormann for the rebound in non-conference action Thursday. (Photos by Correne Martin)

The ball popped up as the two teams scrambled for the ball as River Ridge hosted Wauzeka-Steuben Thursday night in Patch Grove. Pictured (from left) are Allison Oswald, Erin Krachey (25), Skylar White, Rachael Herrick, Jordan Mormann and McKenzie Graf.

River Ridge’s Maria Breuer passes from the inside back out of the lane.

Faith Schier brings the ball down the court.

Wauzeka-Steuben’s Nellie Groom (left) and Haley Atkinson fight with Timberwolf standout Skylar White for a rebound.

Ella Sander fights for the rebound.

McKenzie Graf shoots from outside the 3-point line.

Erin Krachey surveys under the hoop for Wauzeka-Steuben, as Skylar White comes up quick.

Hornet Ella Sander sweeps the ball to her side, looking for the pass, as River Ridge’s Rachael Herrick comes up on defense.

By Correne Martin

Sophomore Skylar White had a big first night for the River Ridge girls’ basketball team. With 27 points, she fronted the Timberwolves’ performance on their home court in a non-conference showing against Wauzeka-Steuben.

White’s efforts in addition to her teammates’ contributions added up to the win, 53-37.

“The first half, we got some good looks back and forth out of their zone,” River Ridge coach Caron Townsend commented. “But the second half, we got a little tired. Skylar had two or three steals right off the bat in the second half and that grabbed the momentum for us but we gave up 20 points in that half.”

Townsend said her girls need to get in shape so they don’t have such a second-half drop as the season continues.

Adding to White’s points on the board, River Ridge’s Maria Breuer posted 12 points for the night.


Saints and Soles 5K Fundraiser

The second annual Saints and Soles 5K and Kids Half-Mile Race was held on Saturday, Oct. 28. This is the beginning of the Kids Half-Mile Race in which about 20 youngsters participated, running several blocks around Prairie Catholic School. (Photos by Rose Ziel)

Spencer DeHart was the second-place overall winner of the 5K and first-place among youth participating in the 3.1-mile race.

Stetson Zeeh was elated at the finish line of the kids race.

Bethany Baumgartner and Carrie Sutter approach the finish of the second annual Saints and Soles 5K fundraiser for Prairie Catholic School on Saturday.

Seneca Volleyball Team


Seneca volleyball has a strong year

Third-seeded Benton defeated top-seeded Seneca three games to none Thursday night in Belmont in a Division 4 volleyball sectional playoff match.

Benton won by scores of 25-15, 25-21 and 25-17 to end Seneca’s season.

Seneca finished with an 18-5 overall record. They were  5-0 in the Ridge and Valley to take the conference title. 


Blackhawks Impressive


PdC Blackhawks 

have impressive season

By Zach Mara



SWS has Good Year

The Blue-Golds Jared Payne throws a pass intended for Nate Benish (12) Friday night versus the Chieftains. (Photos by A.J. Gates, Sports Editor, Grant County Herald Independent)

Braden Folbrecht (20) of Seneca/Wauzeka-Steuben tackles the Potosi-Cassville ballcarrier as other SWS defenders helped hem the runner in.


Blue-Golds end a fine season

Second-seeded Potosi-Cassville defeated visiting and third-seeded Seneca/Wauzeka-Steuben 56-18 in a Division 7 playoff football game Friday night.

The Blue-Golds finished a fine season with a 9-2 overall record and a 6-0 mark in the Ridge and Valley Conference.


Reichmann at State Meet

Jacob Reichmann of Wauzeka-Steuben runs in the State Cross Country Meet Saturday in Wisconsin Rapids. Reichmann finished the 5,000-meter course in a time of 18:06.81 to take 76th out of 151 runners in the Division 3 field. (Photos by Dayne Krachey)

Jacob Reichmann shows his State Cross Country Meet jersey.

Prairie Girls at State Meet

Meg Katzung, Ella Hein, Greta Hein and Amber Huser hug after finishing. (Photos submitted)

The team gathers after the race. They are Jadyn Jenks, Greta Hein, Meg Katzung, Karly Jaynes, Amber Huser, Faith Dillman and Ella Hein.

Meg Katzung runs strong at the Wisconsin Cross Country Meet Saturday.

Jadyn Jenks races through the woods.

Ella Hein races up the home stretch.


Cross country girls 12th 

at state, finish amazing season

The Prairie du Chien girls cross country team had the honor of competing in the State Cross Country Championships in Wisconsin Rapids on Saturday for the first time in 39 years.  

The temperature was just above freezing with a strong wind at race time – way different than the 70 degree temperature at the sectional qualifying meet a week earlier. 


Seneca spikers win regional championship

The Seneca girls celebrate their regional championship Saturday night. (Photos by Sandy Connors)

Members of the Regional Champion Seneca High School volleyball team are, row 1: Logan Lessard, Emily Garfoot, Alivia Salinas, Haley Wall and Hannah Whiteaker. Row 2: Corrina Lenzendorf, Nikki Trautsch, Makenna Greene, Kennedi Smith and Jessica Olson. Row 3: Susie Garfoot, Anya Aspenson, Savannah Wallin, Olivia Payne, Michelle Clark, Helen Clark, Erin Sime, Liv Swanson, Assistant Coach Angie Mabb and Head Coach Dawn Ray.

Seneca’s Emily Garfoot (4) and Michelle Clark (14) go up for the block versus Southwestern.

On Saturday, host Seneca bested Southwestern three games to none to win the regional championship and improve their season record to 18-4.

Seneca won by scores of 25-16, 25-15 and 25-17. 

Top-seeded Seneca will now face third-seeded Benton at Belmont on Oct. 26. 


Wauzeka-Steuben runner earns trip to State Meet

Jacob Reichmann runs at the Ryan Zimpel Invitational hosted by Boscobel on Oct. 3. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

By Ted Pennekamp


A member of the Wauzeka-Steuben High School boys’ cross country team has earned a berth in the Wisconsin State Cross Country Meet to be held in Wisconsin Rapids on Saturday, Oct. 28.

Sophomore Jacob Reichmann finished ninth at the Fennimore Sectional on Saturday in a time of 18:37.6 over the 5,000-meter course to become the fifth individual boy at the sectional to earn a trip to the state meet. 


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