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Mon
22
Oct

Wauzeka-Steuben, River Ridge and Seneca at D3 Boscobel Sectional


Tyler Walters of Wauzeka-Steuben runs down a hill at the Boscobel Sectional Saturday. Walters took eighth in a time of 17:35.2 to miss going to the state meet by one place. (Photo by Mitchell Cernek)

 

Wauzeka-Steuben, River Ridge and Seneca competed in the Division 3 Boscobel Sectional cross country meet on Saturday.

Jacob Reichmann of Wauzeka-Steuben took seventh in 17:23.5 in the boys meet to qualify for the state meet on Oct. 27 in Wisconsin Rapids. The Wauzeka-Steuben boys took third with 94 points at the sectional. Tyler Walters took eighth in a time of 17:35.2 to just miss qualifying for the state meet. Gabe Martin was 21st in 18:27.3. Hunter Marfilius was 28th in 18:43.7. Reed Stenner was 30th in 18:49.9. Zach Martin was 35th in 19:05.7. Isaac Reichmann was 52nd in 19:39.3.

Mon
22
Oct

Three area runners headed to state cross country meet


Wauzeka-Steuben’s Jacob Reichmann cruises down a hill at the Boscobel Sectional. (Photo by Mitchell Cernek)

Amber Huser (left) and Meg Katzung keep pace with the leaders at the Spring Green Sectional on Saturday, Oct. 20. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Three area cross country runners earned a trip to the state cross country meet to be held on Oct. 27 at the Ridges Golf Course in Wisconsin Rapids.

Wed
17
Oct

Prairie du Chien sweeps Mauston


Prairie’s Emily Groom (1) steers the ball away from the Mauston defender. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Caitlin Pattison bops the ball high over the Mauston defense Tuesday night.

Mackenzie Pettit (9) of Prairie du Chien spikes past Mauston Tuesday night.

Hope Martin (2) and Lily Krahn (19) go up for the block.

 

Prairie du Chien hosted Mauston for the regional quarterfinal match on Tuesday night. 

With a rowdy crowd of students, parents and fans, (not ready to see the season end) the Blackhawks were on the attack keeping the Golden Eagles on their heels. 

The Blackhawks took set one 25-15, and rode that momentum through the rest of the match, winning set two 25-19 and set three 25-15. 

Wed
17
Oct

Prairie soccer advances by beating Ozaukee


Prairie du Chien’s Ben Teynor (4) tries to maneuver past the Ozaukee player Tuesday afternoon. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Ramon Gonzalez of Prairie du Chien fends off Ivan Garcia of Ozaukee.

Derek Grondin passes to a teammate Tuesday afternoon versus Ozaukee on the Bluff View Pitch.

Weston Hill of the Blackhawks receives a pass Tuesday afternoon at Bluff View.

 

The Prairie du Chien boys soccer team began regional play hosting the Warriors of Ozaukee Tuesday afternoon on the Bluff View Pitch.  

The Hawks started out quick, and with just 3:56 into the contest, Mark Welter fired a powerful and perfect kick for Prairie’s first goal.  

Nineteen minutes later, (22:02) it was Ben Teynor’s turn, ripping through the Warrior defense then pounding it in for Prairie’s second goal.  

Mon
15
Oct

Hawks win first outright conference crown since 1988


Prairie’s Carter Pederson hauls in a 39-yard touchdown pass to make the score 49-0 at halftime. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie’s Mason Kramer stops the Richland Center ballcarrier Friday night to help the Blackhawks win their first outright conference crown in 30 years.

The Blackhawks’ Colten Wall (9) goes after a Hornets’ fumble deep in Richland Center territory Friday night.

Prairie's Ben Riter grabs a touchdown pass.

Ben Riter (bottom) and Zach Swiggum (24) team up for a tackle.

Isaac Avery makes a good open field tackle Friday night.

 

By Zach Mara

 

Wed
10
Oct

Prairie girls beat Lancaster


Prairie’s Alexis Nolan (5) and Caitlin Pattison (6) defend at the net. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

The Blackhawks’ Kylee Weber (3) hits the ball past the Lancaster defenders.

Prairie’s Lindsey Nicholson bumps the ball forward to a teammate Tuesday night.

A pair of Lady Blackhawks bump the ball to the front row Tuesday night.

Emily Groom of Prairie du Chien goes up for the block attempt against visiting Lancaster.

Maggie Dobbs of Prairie du Chien hits the ball over the outstretched hands of two Lancaster players Tuesday night on Pink and Senior Night.

Alexis Nolan smashes one for a winner versus Lancaster Tuesday night.

 

Tuesday night, Prairie du Chien volleyball honored Breast Cancer Awareness Month as well as Robbie Mason in her fight against cancer. It was also Senior Night.  

With an awesome crowd, the Blackhawks took on the Lancaster Arrows. The Blackhawks started off their very emotional night winning set 1 (25-20) and set 2 (25-13), but the Arrows didn’t give up, winning set 3 (25-23). The Blackhawks didn’t let it go to a 5th set, winning set 4 (25-20).  

Mon
08
Oct

Pecatonica-Argyle defeats River Ridge


Cole Crubel nears the end zone on a 45-yard touchdown run in the first quarter versus Pecatonica-Argyle Friday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

A pair of River Ridge defenders stop the Pecatonica-Argyle ballcarrier Friday night.

Brett Moravits (2) of River Ridge gets ready to take down the PA runner.

Brayan Barrita (28) gains good yardage on a kickoff return Friday night.

Colton Clark (16) follows the block of Blake Crubel and makes a nifty cut to the inside for a good gain.

 

Pecatonica-Argyle defeated host River Ridge 20-6 on the Timberwolves’ homecoming Friday night. 

The game was played on a wet and slippery field and didn’t start until about 8:30 p.m. due to lightning. 

Cole Crubel got the Timberwolves on the board first as he got to the outside and broke free for a 45-yard touchdown dash down the left sideline in the first quarter. The extra point was blocked but River Ridge had a 6-0 lead.

Mon
08
Oct

Late TD lifts Prairie over Lancaster, Hawks gain share of SWC title


Prairie du Chien’s Tyler Smock rushed for a whopping 273 yards and five touchdowns to help defeat Lancaster Friday night. (Photos by A.J. Gates, Sports Editor, Grant County Herald Independent)

Prairie’s Gavin Gillitzer was 11 of 24 in the air for 181 yards and 1 TD pass.

 

By Zach Mara

 

The Prairie du Chien Blackhawks traveled to Lancaster on Friday night, looking to spoil the Arrows’ homecoming and improve to 4-0 in conference play. 

The game was a tale of two halves, as the Hawks (7-1, 4-0) jumped out to a big lead early to take a 20-point lead into halftime. 

Wed
03
Oct

River Ridge improves to 18-0, wins share of title


River Ridge's Taylor Langmeier hits the ball past Kayla Klotz of Shullsburg Tuesday night. Langmeier has more than 1,000 kills in her career. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Rylee Zinkle (22) of River Ridge pops the ball to Shullsburg while Jordyn Vogt (35) anticipates the next play.

Skylar White (9) of River Ridge battles at the net while Verity Johnson (3), Jaci Williams (8) and Taylor Langmeier (10) get ready.

McKenzie Graf (1) of the Lady Timberwolves tips the ball over Kylie Ubersox Tuesday night.

 

The River Ridge volleyball team defeated visiting Shullsburg in three sets with scores of 25-10, 25-15 and 25-14 Tuesday night in Six Rivers West action.

This allowed River Ridge to at least have a share of the title for the Six Rivers West Conference because they only have one more match with Benton on Oct. 11 and River Ridge defeated Benton earlier in the season.

Mon
01
Oct

Seneca/Wauzeka-Steuben handles Kickapoo-La Farge


Linebacker Phoenix Stonum (52) leads the charge for the Blue-Gold defensive line as he and his fellow senior teammates, Wade Salmon, Preston Crowley-Lee and Orion Starkey, chase down Kickapoo-La Farge quarterback Owen Cauffman. (Photos by Correne Martin)

Running back Hunter Aspenson finds an open path as his offensive linemen hold off a Predator in Friday night’s win over Kickapoo-La Farge. It was homecoming night for Seneca/Wauzeka-Steuben.

Blue-Gold senior running back Kaleb Marx gained a first down on this first-quarter carry Friday night.

Senior Orion Starkey had plenty of speed and strength to bring down a Predator ball carrier in the first half of Seneca/Wauzeka-Steuben football action Friday night. Also pictured (from left) are Gavin Ralph, Nate Benish and Jared Payne.

Wade Salmon stifles progress for the opposing quarterback in Wauzeka Sept. 28.

 

Seneca/Wauzeka-Steuben easily defeated visiting Kickapoo-La Farge 47-22 on homecoming Friday night in Wauzeka.

Jared Payne scored on a 10-yard run and the PAT was good as SWS took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter. Gavin Ralph caught a 2-yard TD from Payne and the PAT was good as SWS took a 14-0 advantage. Payne ran it in from 8 yards out and the extra point was good as the Blue-Golds went up 21-0. Quinn Alexander scored on a 1-yard run and the 2-point conversion was good to pull Kickapoo within 21-8 after the first period.

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