Category Archives: Nekoosa

Rafters release full 2018 promotional schedule

CWS Sports Desk April 25, 2018 Wisconsin Rapids— It’s been a very busy offseason at Witter Field. The past week the Rafters began to unveil a host of fireworks shows, bobblehead doll giveaways and special guests slated to appear at Witter Field this summer. Today the team announced the full promotional schedule for the 2018 season—and… Read More »

Rafters announce Road Warrior animal appearance set for Wednesday, June 27th

CWS Sports Desk April 25, 2018 Wisconsin Rapids— The Rafters have announced professional wrestler Joseph Michael Laurinaitis, better known by his ring name Animal from the world-famous Road Warriors, will be on hand for Wrestling Night on Wednesday, June 27th for the 7:05 game against the Kalamazoo Growlers. Road Warrior Animal was one half of the Road Warriors. The Road… Read More »

CWS Athlete of the Week: April 15-22

April 22, 2018 Wausau— Take a look at the 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 us a comment on Facebook and… Read More »

Jalling edges Jensen for CWS Girls Basketball Coach of the Year

By David Keech April 20, 2018 Stevens Point— In a tight battle, Pacelli’s Jake Jalling was voted the CWS Girls Basketball Coach of the Year, garnering 425 votes. Amherst’s Gregg Jensen finished a close second, picking up 394 votes. Randy Rau of Colby was third in the balloting, picking up 256 votes. Congratulations to Jalling,… Read More »

Rafters announce 2018 promotional giveaways

CWS Sports Desk April 20, 2018 Wisconsin Rapids— The Rafters have announced a host of promotional giveaway items that will be available to fans during the 2018. Opening Day is slated for Friday, June 1st and Al’s Auto Glass will present a 2018 magnet schedule to the first fans through the gates as the Rafters host the Wisconsin… Read More »

Rafters partner with Mid-State Technical College for Field of Dreams Night Baseball Design Contest

CWS Sports Desk April 19, 2018 Wisconsin Rapids— The Rafters and Mid-State Technical College have partnered together to hold Field of Dreams Night on Wednesday, August 8th this summer. The evening will celebrate the famous baseball movie, with corn stalks on the outfield wall and clips from the film displayed on the video board during the night. Following the… Read More »

WIAA announces 2018 Boys Soccer tournament assignments

By David Keech April 19, 2018 Milwaukee-– The WIAA has announced soccer tournament assignments for boys soccer in 2018. Regional action begins October 18, with sectional play starting October 25. 2018 Boys Soccer Assignments Regionals – Thursday, October 18 and Saturday, October 20 Sectionals – Thursday, October 25 and Saturday, October 27 State Tournament –… Read More »

WIAA Annual Meeting Preview: new member admission requirements amendment

CWS Sports Desk April 18, 2018 Stevens Point— The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association will conduct its 123rd Annual Meeting at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Stevens Point Wednesday, April 26. The membership will consider four amendments, two for the Constitution and two for the Rules of Eligibility at the Association’s business meeting. Changes to… Read More »

WIAA announces 2018 Cross Country sectional assignments

CWS Sports Desk April 17, 2018 Stevens Point— The WIAA has announced cross country assignments for sectional competition in 2018. Sectional action will take place Friday, October 19 or Saturday, October 20. The WIAA State Cross Country Meet will be held  October 27  at the Ridges Golf Course in Wisconsin Rapids. Sectional assignments d1girlsassignment d2girlsassignment… Read More »

Rafters announce five bobblehead giveaways for 2018

CWS Sports Desk April 15, 2018 Wisconsin Rapids—  As the unveiling of the promotional schedule continues, the Rafters are excited to announce five bobblehead giveaways that will take place during the 2018 season.  The first bobblehead giveaway will take place on Saturday, June 2nd and will feature 2017 Northwoods League Manager of the Year Craig Noto, while… Read More »

Former Brewers star Cecil Cooper to appear at Rafters game Friday, June 8th

CWS Sports Desk April 13, 2018 Wisconsin Rapids-– The Rafters continued to unveil their promotional schedule today with the announcement that former Milwaukee Brewers All-Star first baseman Cecil Cooper will make an appearance to meet with fans and sign autographs at the Rafters game on Friday, June 8th, presented by Bull’s Eye Credit Union. All… Read More »

WBCA Coaches split on implementation of shot clock

By David Keech April 11, 2018 Stevens Point— Prior to the 2018-18 basketball season, the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association and the WIAA discussed possibly adopting a shot clock for boys and girls basketball season. The proposal was met with responses for and against, with some coaches and fans decidedly on one side or the other.… Read More »