Category Archives: Neillsville

Luepke and Zschernitz #1 in latest wrestling rankings

By David Keech January 12, 2017 Spencer-– The latest rankings for Division 2 wrestlers are out from, and a pair of wrestlers from Spencer/Columbus lead the way. Hunter Luepke(220) and Logan Zschernitz(285) are the top ranked wrestlers at their weight class in D2. Additional area wrestlers ranked include: 106: Ashton Ackman, Spencer/Columbus 6th 113:… Read More »

Stratford, Spencer/Columbus, Athens, Marshfield ranked in latest WI Wrestling poll

By David Keech January 11, 2017 Stratford— The latest wrestling poll is out from and it finds familiar teams ranked among the state’s best. Stratford remains #1 in Division 3, with Athens (10) and Edgar (honorable mention) also receiving recognition. Spencer/Columbus jumped to #5 in Division 2, and Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal received HM. Marshfield moved up… Read More »

N/G/L wrestlers earn six pins and handle S-B

CWS Sports Desk January 10, 2017 Loyal— Neilsville/Greenwood/Loyal took care of Stanley-Boyd in Cloverbelt Conference wrestling, picking up a 56-20 win and six pins. Winning by pins for N/G.L were Tanner Zschernitz, Mason Malm, Dylan Nielsen, Jesse Buchanan, Stephen Buchanan, and Lucas Ingold. Weight Summary NGL SBOW 285 Tanner Zschernitz (Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal) over Tyler Krizan (Stanley-Boyd/Owen-Withee) (Fall 3:24) 6… Read More »

Cappadora leads Neillsville to convincing win over Owen-Withee

CWS Sports Desk January 10, 2017 Owen— Two teams fighting for supremacy at the top of the Cloverbelt East faced off when the Neillsville and Owen-Withee girls squared off, but the contest was a one-sided affair. The Warriors easily handled the Blackhawks, 50-24, limiting Owen-Withee to just six points in the first half. Sam Cappadora… Read More »

NFHS publishes new courses including ‘Concussions in Sports’ and ‘Officiating Wrestling’

By David Keech December 26, 2017 Abbotsford— The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has a terrific collection of education courses, and the latest in a long line, “Concussions in Sports” is now available in Spanish at The NFHS also has released “Officiating Wrestling,” which is the seventh sport-specific officiating course available through… Read More »

CWS Athlete of the Week: Dec. 17-24

CWS Sports Desk December 24, 2017 Wausau– Take a look at the Christmas Eve CWS Athlete of the Week candidates and vote today! Voting ends on Wednesday at approximately 5 p.m. If you come across a great performance this upcoming week and feel that an athlete (or two) should be recognized, shoot us a tweet @centralwisco or drop… Read More »

Luepke and Zschernitz ranked #1 in state at 220, 285

By David Keech December 23, 2017 Spencer—‘s latest poll for Division 2 wrestlers find two Spencer/Columbus wrestlers, Hunter Luepke and Logan Zschernitz, ranked #1. Luepke is the top rated wrestler at 225, and Zschernitz is ranked #1 at 285. Other wrestlers ranked in the top 10 include: Blaine Brenner, 106 (Stanley-Boyd/Owen-Withee) Ashton Ackman, 113… Read More »

Stratford and Pittsville lead area wrestling teams in latest rankings

By David Keech December 22, 2017 Stratford— The last team wrestling rankings prior to Christmas finds area teams ranked among the state’s best, compiled by Stratford maintains its hold at the top of Division 3, ranked #1. Pittsville is ranked #6, Athens is #10  and Edgar received Honorable Mention. Spencer/Columbus is ranked #11 in… Read More »

WIAA announces revised Rural/Urban proposal for basketball

By David Keech December 14, 2017 Wausau— The WIAA announced a revised Rural/Urban basketball proposal, used for realigning teams in Divisions 3 and 4. The plan addresses WIAA member schools’ concerns about teams in urban areas drawing from larger population bases, gaining advantages over districts that are rural or small town. Criteria are listed at… Read More »