Category Archives: Outdoors

Fishing team helps others with their passion

Scott Stankowski Senior Outdoor Writer March 3, 2018 Oshkosh—The 11th annual Battle On Bago took place this past weekend at Menomonee Park in Oshkosh with a record crowd.  Weather and ice conditions were the best they have been all year and the ice averaged about 22 inches thick. Anglers hit up the lakes of Winneconne,… Read More »

Arming teachers is dumb

Scott Stankowski Senior Outdoor Writer February 27, 2018 Stevens Point— I remember when I was in high school hearing of schools having a police officer at school.  It seemed strange, it did not belong.  Soon an officer became a part time fixture at many schools.  Today they are often a mainstay in our schools and… Read More »

Rapids CO-OP places second at state meet

Scott ‘ Coach’ Stankowski-Senior Outdoor Writer 2-19-18 Minocqua—  The high school ice fishing circuit known as WIFA or the Wisconsin Interscholastic Fishing Association held its annual ice fishing championship on Lake Minocqua and a portion of Lake Tomahawk this past Saturday. The Wisconsin Rapids CO-OP ice fishing team defending three straight previous titles came out… Read More »

A quest for a trophy brown trout

Austin Stankowski Junior Outdoor Writer January 25, 2018 Milwaukee- For months I had been on a quest to catch a trophy brown trout ice fishing.   It was something that soon consumed me.  I began to learn the ins and outs of it and realized it was not as easy as I first thought. I figured… Read More »

Green Bay whitefish white hot

Austin Stankowski Junior Outdoor Writer January 18, 2018 Door County- It was a very cold-early January morning, my friend Brady and I were on our way to hopefully, some of the best fishing we’ve had in a while. Guide Scott Allen of Allen’s Guide Service was going to be taking us out on Green Bay… Read More »

South Texas Chills

Scott Stankowski Senior Outdoor Writer January 4, 2018 Mission Texas— The odds were not in our favor the last week of the 2017 calendar year but we still made a go of it in South Texas for  the boys and I this past winter break. We headed to Mission Texas to visit my parents who… Read More »

Late Season Turkey Hunting Heating Up

Scott ‘ Coach’ Stankowski Senior Outdoor Writer December 28, 2017 Stevens Point–– With the changing legislature this past fall in regards to deer hunting and tagging restrictions or lack thereof, many hunters have overlooked another addendum to the rule changes. The fall turkey season will run through January 7th this year the Sunday closest to… Read More »

Last minute outdoor Christmas gift helper

Scott Stankowski Senior Outdoor Writer December 21, 2017 Stevens Point- Christmas is the time of giving, and many people have a hard time trying to figure out what to get their family and friends when it comes to small gifts for the outdoor enthusiast. Well have no fear, I am here to help out with… Read More »

Fishing team helps kids less fortunate

Central Wisconsin Sports Desk December 13, 2017 Stevens Point and Wisconsin Rapids- The Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln CO-OP ice fishing team members have it pretty good.  They have involved parents that have shown them the ropes of how to catch fish and equipped their kids with a lot of state of the art equipment. Being blessed… Read More »