Category Archives: College sports

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 »

Rafters break franchise wins record on Thursday in Rockford

By David Keech August 10, 2017 Rockford, IL—  In one inning, Wisconsin Rapids (50-19, 23-10) seized control of Thursday night on the road in Rockford (38-30, 21-13) for a record-setting 12-2 victory from Rivets Stadium. With the win, the Rafters earned their 50th win on the season to break the record for most wins in… Read More »

Rafters drop one to Bombers

August 9, 2017 Wisconsin Rapids– The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (49-19, 22-10) left 15 runners on base in the regular season finale against the Battle Creek Bombers (39-28, 19-13) in a 7-4 loss on Wednesday at Witter Field. Battle Creek committed five errors in the game, but drove two home runs and worked out of jams… Read More »

Lakeshore hammers Woodchucks

August 9, 2017 Mequon– The Wisconsin Woodchucks scored nine runs total in their four games prior to Wednesday night’s contest. Wednesday night in Mequon, they scored nine, their most runs since their 10-9 win in extras against Rapids on July 26. But it wasn’t enough. The Lakeshore Chinooks (37-30; 19-13) erupted for 18 runs, the… Read More »

Woodchucks lose again

August 8, 2017 Mequon–  In their two games against Kalamazoo this weekend, the Wisconsin Woodchucks totaled two runs on 11 hits, none of which went for extra bases. They had scored four runs total in their previous three games. Monday night in Mequon, the Chucks put up five runs on 12 hits, including thee extra-base hits,… Read More »