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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. 


River Ridge Girls End Season

Taylor Langmeier tries to get the ball past a Kickapoo player Thursday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

River Ridge’s Skylar White pounds the ball to the Kickapoo side.

River Ridge’s Rachael Herrick hits the ball to Kickapoo.

Jaci Williams hits the ball over to Kickapoo.


River Ridge 

sweeps Kickapoo but loses to Benton

River Ridge hosted Kickapoo for its regional semifinal match Thursday night. River Ridge won in three sets with scores of 25-21, 25-22, 25-23. Both teams played very well, and there were lots of lead changes, especially in the third game.

Kills: Taylor Langmeier-19, Skylar White-15


PdC Football Advances

The Prairie du Chien defense stuffs this running attempt by New Glarus-Monticello Friday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Tyler Smock had an impressive 301 all purpose yards Friday night.

Prairie's Cory Check (44) locks in on the New Glarus ballcarrier.

Prairie du Chien's defense played well Friday night.


Prairie du Chien beats New Glarus-Monticello

By Zach Mara



Prairie Girls Statebound

The Prairie du Chien girls enthusiastically display their sectional championship plaque. The team is Coach Kathleen Hein, Faith Dillman, Meg Katzung, Jadyn Jenks, Greta Hein, Karly Jaynes, Amber Huser, Ella Hein and Assistant Coach Mike Liddell. More photos of the girls cross country team are on page ? of the Courier Press B Section. (Photos submitted)

Greta Hein finishes her run at the Platteville Sectional Saturday morning.

The Prairie du Chien girls begin their race at the sectional meet in Platteville on Saturday.

Amber Huser runs strong at the Platteville Sectional Cross Country Meet Saturday to help her team qualify for the State Cross Country Meet in Wisconsin Rapids on Saturday, Oct. 28. Huser finished in fourth place at the sectional.

The Prairie du Chien girls show off their "Prairie du Chien Cross Country at State" dessert.


PdC girls cross country team headed to State Meet

Prairie du Chien is sending a cross country team to the State Meet for the first time since 1978. The girls were Sectional Champions on Saturday in Platteville.  


Prairie Soccer Team Advances

The Blackhawks’ Josh Dyer heads the ball following a corner kick Tuesday afternoon. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie du Chien’s Ben La Haie pounds the ball in for the Blackhawks’ third score in the 32nd minute.

Weston Hill (5) attempts to gain control of the ball.

Prairie’s Ramon Gonzalez collides with a Salam School player as they battle for the ball.

Prairie’s Ben Teynor attempts to get past a Salam School defender in first-half action Tuesday afternoon at Bluff View.

Blake Garcia (11) drives upfield Tuesday afternoon.

Hunter Domeier (9) and Blake Garcia celebrate Domeier’s goal on a corner kick from the left side at the 43:03 mark. It gave Prairie du Chien a 4-0 halftime lead.


Prairie du Chien soccer team

beats Salam School

The Prairie du Chien boys soccer team began Regional Tournament action Tuesday hosting the Salam School Stars from Milwaukee.

The Hawks scored early, 6:22 into the game. Clayton DuCharme arched a pass in front of the goal where Ben Teynor timed his jump perfectly and headed the ball in.  


Prairie du Chien Football

Prairie du Chien’s Drake Coleman (86) levels a would-be tackler and allows Tyler Smock to get to the outside for a good gain Friday night against visiting River Valley. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

The River Valley ball carrier is stopped by Prairie du Chien’s Chris Check (64) and Nick Rogge (25) in first-half action Friday night.

Cory Check (44) and Carter Pederson (4) tackle the River Valley runner.

Cory Check tries to elude a River Valley defender.

Drake Coleman hauls in a catch and gets ready to turn upfield against River Valley Friday night.

Prairie’s Reid Koenig gains good yardage on a kickoff return.


River Valley blanks Prairie du Chien gridders

By Zach Mara


The Prairie du Chien Blackhawks faced off against conference rival River Valley Blackhawks Friday night. The game was Prairie du Chien’s Senior Night, celebrating the high school careers of the senior football players and cheerleaders. 


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