Category Archives: College sports

Rafters announce 2017 postseason team awards

CWS Sports Desk October 7, 2017 Wisconsin Rapids— After setting a Northwoods League record for 52 regular season wins the Rafters have announced their Most Valuable Player, Pitcher of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and Postseason Most Valuable Player awards. Appearing in a franchise record 71 regular season games, Shortstop Bryson Stott (UNLV) has been… Read More »

Official situation bleak

Scott ‘ Coach’ Stankowski Contributing writer October 4, 2017 Stevens Point–– For anyone that is a sports fan, there are times where the officials will really get your feathers out of order. In high school sports and even younger there seems to be an even greater sense of being disgruntled. I have paid a greater… Read More »

Northwoods League announces 2017 postseason awards

CWS Sports Desk September 30, 2017 Wisconsin Rapids— The Northwoods League announced the 2017 Postseason All-Star Team and award winners on Sunday, August 13 that includes six Rafters players, two coaches, and the team’s radio voice. In a season where the Rafters have broken 32 team records through 71 games, three players from the Wisconsin… Read More »

Northwoods League and Rawlings announce ‘Finest in the Field’ Awards

CWS Sports Desk September 28, 2017 Rochester, MN— The Northwoods League has announced the recipients of the 2017 Rawlings ‘Finest in the Field’ Award. The annual award recognizes the top fielders at each position. The winners are selected based on final fielding statistics compiled by league statistician Pointstreak. In his second season as a member… Read More »

2017 Wisconsin Rapids Rafters Season in Review

CWS Sports Desk September 14, 2017 Wisconsin Rapids–After a championship season in 2016, the Rafters followed with an encore performance of tying or breaking 35 team and league records. In its second consecutive winning season, the club was guided once again by the coaching staff of Craig Noto, John Halama, and Kirk Shrider en route… Read More »

UW Whitewater favored to win WIAC title in 2017

CWS Sports Desk From the WIAC August 16, 2017 Winner of 10 of the last 12 conference titles, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is the favorite to secure the 2017 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) football championship, based on a preseason poll conducted by the league’s head coaches and sports information directors. UW-Whitewater owns a league-best 35… 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 »