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WEEK 6's TEAMS OF THE WEEK -
Fennimore Volleyball – The Golden Eagles defeated the previous two SWAL champions in back-to-back matches last week to take control of the conference with a perfect 7-0 record. Fennimore defeated 2010 champion Southwestern, 3-2, on Tuesday, and swept 2009 champion Cuba City on Thursday to remain unbeaten through the first-half of the SWAL season. Senior Kaitlin Klug had 27 assists in the Golden Eagles' 3-2 victory over Southwestern on Tuesday, while twin sister Alison slammed 12 kills and fellow senior Breland Prochaska made 44 digs. On Thursday Kaitlin Klug passed out 33 more assists and had two aces in the sweep of Cuba City.
Kickapoo/La Farge Football - The Predators defeated Wauzeka-Steuben, 18-7, on Friday night to run their winning streak to three games after snapping a 19-game losing streak on Sept. 9 with a 28-22 non-conference victory over Shullsburg. Senior Alex Cejpek rushed for 156 yards and a pair of touchdowns in last week’s win over Wauzeka-Steuben as the Predators improved to 3-3 overall and 2-1 in the Ridge and Valley Conference. Two weeks ago Kickapoo/La Farge shocked previously unbeaten Seneca (5-1) 14-8 when it held Indians’ star running back John Alanis (1,452 yards and 18 TDs so far this year) to just 113 yards on 35 carries.
Prairie du Chien boys soccer – On Tuesday Sept. 20 the Blackhawks rallied from an early 2-0 deficit to defeat visiting Platteville/Lancaster, 4-3, for the first time in program history. The Prairie du Chien varsity soccer team began play in 2007 and had lost 12 consecutive matches to the Hillmen. Cole Pattison scored twice in the first half, while Andre Kordus added a third goal and assisted on Danny Adameny’s game-winner in the 58th minute. The improving Blackhawks (5-9-1, 2-7-1 SWC) also pushed second-place Richland Center to the limit in a 5-4 loss on Monday and came up a goal short in a 2-1 loss to league-leading Dodgeville/Mineral Point on Tuesday, Sept. 27.