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Rapids native Nelson makes splash in NHL

By Brian Kalish July 22, 2016 Wisconsin Rapids– Casey Nelson describes himself as a late bloomer.  In terms of his hockey career, which has seen him climb the ranks and muscle his way into the National Hockey League as a member of the Buffalo Sabres, Nelson personifies the expression “better late than never.” Nelson stood at 5’10” tall… Read More »

Rafters fall to Border Cats in extras

By David Keech July 23, 2016 Thunder Bay, Ontario –  Just one night after a 15-run performance, the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (33-18) watched as their lineup scuffled enroute to an extra-inning 2-1 loss to the Thunder Bay Border Cats (12-37) at Tbaytel Park. The evening’s story centered around a pair of outstanding performances by each starting… Read More »

Woodchucks postponed at Kenosha, doubleheader on tap for Sunday

By David Keech July 23, 2016 Kenosha – The Wisconsin Woodchucks (20-29, 7-7 second half) had their game postponed in due to rain at Simmons Field in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The ‘Chucks are now scheduled to play a doubleheader — comprised of two seven-inning games — tomorrow in Kenosha. Devin Skapura (Texas A&M-Corpus Christi) will start the… Read More »

Trout stamp contest voting underway

CWS Sports Desk July 23, 2016 Wausau–  Online voting is now underway for the Great Lakes Salmon and Trout Stamp and the Inland Trout Stamp contests organized by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. With 13 submissions including eight in the inland category and five in the Great Lakes category, the voting will continue through… Read More »

Time to plant fall food plots now

Scott ‘ Coach’ Stankowski Senior Outdoor Writer July 22, 2016 Stevens Point–– What a perfect summer we are having if you food plot. The boys and I have a few small plots that we use to enhance our hunting. We plant at a variety of times during the year. Earlier this year during the last… Read More »

Lumley’s Grand Slam keys Rafters’ hit parade in win over Rockford

By David Keech July 21, 2016 Wisconsin Rapids – On a hot and steamy night at Witter Field, the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters unleashed an offensive onslaught against the Rockford Rivets, downing Rockford 15-3. The Rafters responded to a difficult loss Thursday night by pounding out 19 hits and riding strong performances on the mound to… Read More »