Category Archives: Port Edwards

WIAA Board of Control confirms 35 second shot clock implementation, other changes at August meeting

CWS Sports Desk August 22, 2017 Stevens Point— Scott Winch, district administrator in the Stratford School District, presided over the first meeting of the 2017-18 Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Board of Control today. The Board conducted its 2017-18 officer elections. Eric Coleman, student services supervisor of Milwaukee Public Schools, will serve as the president-elect. Steve… Read More »

Football rules changes to be aware of in 2017

CWS Sports Desk August 18, 2017 Madison— has posted an article of note for football fans, highlighting rules changes for 2017.  Rule changes were summarize by B.J. Ligocki, a veteran WIAA official. B.J. Ligocki:  Football (Master Level – 11 yrs – State Championship); Basketball (Level 5 -19 years – Regional); Baseball/Softball (Level 5 – 19 years – Regional) 2017 NFHS Rules Changes… Read More »

From the WIAA: High School activities bring communities together

Guest column from the WIAA By Bob Gardner, Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations and Dave Anderson, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association. Tailgates. Pep rallies. Friday night lights. The new school year is here! And that’s exciting news for student-athletes and high school sports fans alike. Research… Read More »

Rafters erase late deficit to advance to second round with thrilling win

By David Keech August 14, 2017 Wisconsin Rapids— Something about playoff baseball at Witter Field brings out the best from the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters. Last season, the Rafters won in dramatic fashion throughout the season, and in Monday’s home playoff game against Lakeshore, the home team came from behind to wow the crowd. Ryan Stekl’s… Read More »

Rafters break Northwoods win record on Sunday to finish regular season

By David Keech August 13, 2017 Wisconsin Rapids— The final game of the regular season saw three significant records broken by the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (52-20, 25-11) in a 9-2 victory on Sunday at Witter Field over the Lakeshore Chinooks (38-34, 20-17). With the win, the Rafters notch the most wins for a team in… Read More »

WIAA releases enrollment numbers for playoff football divisional placements

By David Keech August 1, 2017 Madison— The WIAA has released 2017 enrollment numbers that will be used for this year’s football playoff divisions. Once the regular season has concluded, the enrollment numbers are used to place the 224 qualifying teams into 7 divisions. prepared a look at the last ten years and how… Read More »

Northwoods League 2017 Major League Dreams Showcase set for Madison

By David Keech August 8, 2017 Madison— The Northwoods League has announced the rosters for the 2017 Major League Dreams Showcase, which will be hosted by the Madison Mallards at Warner Park on Tuesday, August 8. Four Rafters have been selected to participate in the two-game event. The annual Showcase will consist of a double-header… Read More »

Jeremiah’s Crossing and Blu Play Cafe partner for 5K race August 12

By David Keech August 7, 2017 Wisconsin Rapids-– Jeremiah’s Crossing and Blu Play Cafe have partnered  for a 5K run/walk to be held Saturday, August 12. Check in begins at 8:00 a.m. and the race begins at 10:00 a.m. Jeremiahs’ Crossing is a therapeutic horseback riding ranch for those with special needs. Riders participate in… Read More »

Rafters head to Battle Creek for final Michigan trip

By David Keech August 3, 2017 Battle Creek, MI— For the final time this season, Wisconsin Rapids (44-18, 17-9) travels to Michigan to face Battle Creek (37-24, 17-9) on Thursday from C.O Brown Stadium. The Rafters are 3-1 this year when playing the Bombers, and come off a series-sweeping win against Kalamazoo on Tuesday with a 7-5 victory. Trailing… Read More »

Rafters win series opener over Growlers on Monday

By David Keech July 31, 2017 Wisconsin Rapids— In the final series of the year against the Growlers, Wisconsin Rapids (43-18, 16-9) defeated Kalamazoo (18-40, 9-15), 8-2 from Witter Field to open the two game set. Nick Anderson homered while Michael Ruffolo and Charlie McConnell each tallied two RBI’s for the Rafters. Kalamazoo scored first… Read More »

Rafters split series against Lakeshore with win on Sunday

By David Keech July 30, 2017 Wisconsin Rapids— In the series finale at Witter Field, Wisconsin Rapids (42-18, 15-9) defeated Lakeshore (31-28, 13-11) on Sunday, 6-2. Scott Kapers drove in two runs on a double in the fourth inning and the Rafters took advantage of two costly Lakeshore errors. Mason McReaken tossed three and a… Read More »