Category Archives: Plover

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 »

The Sandlot’s Michael ‘Squints’ Palledorous and Tommy ‘Repeat’ Timmons coming to Rafters Game July 19th

CWS Sports Desk April 16, 2018 Wisconsin Rapids— If your name is Wendy Peffercorn, you better watch out! The Rafters announced today that the L-7 Weenie himself, Squints, will be joined by Tommy ‘Repeat’ Timmons from the famous baseball movie, The Sandlot, for an appearance at Witter Field on Thursday, July 19th, presented by Solarus.  The Sandlot… 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 »

Jared Abbrederis to speak at 2018 Scholar-Athlete Banquet

CWS Sports Desk April 10, 2018 Wausau— Former Green Bay Packer and University of Wisconsin Badger Jared Abbrederis will present the keynote address at the 35th Annual WIAA Scholar-Athlete Award Banquet May 6, 2018, at the Jefferson Street Inn in Wausau, Wis. Abbrederis, a native of Wautoma, Wis., played parts of three years with the… Read More »

Rafters unveil New Dairy Queen birthday party package

CWS Sports Desk April 5, 2018 Wisconsin Rapids— The Rafters are calling all ice cream and baseball lovers that have a June, July, or August birthday. The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters have announced a partnership with Dairy Queen to offer a new birthday party package for the 2018 season.   As part of the Dairy Queen Birthday Party… Read More »

Rafters single game tickets to go on sale Friday, April 20th

CWS Sports Desk April 4, 2018 Wisconsin Rapids— The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters announced that single game tickets for the 2018 season will be available beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, April 20th.   Any reserved bleacher seat in the grandstand is $10 and a standing room only ticket is $9 this season. Single game tickets for the Northwoods League Interactive… Read More »

CWS Men’s Bracket Challenge sees ‘Albino Klingforth’ pick up the title in a close race

By David Keech April 3, 2018 San Antonio, TX— With Villanova downing Michigan to take the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship, the 2018 college basketball season has reached its conclusiong. Along with the season ending, the CWS Men’s Basketball Bracket Contest found a champion of its own, with ‘Albino Klingforth’ taking this year’s title. A tight… Read More »

CWS NCAA Women’s Basketball Bracket Contest sees ‘Da Voice’ come away with title

By David Keech April 4, 2018 Columbus, OH-– The college basketball season ended with the NCAA Championship games for the women and men taking place on Sunday and Monday. Sunday’s women’s championship saw a thrilling final three games, with two semifinals going to overtime. The Championship was just as good, with Notre Dame winning on… Read More »

Rafters release 2018 Fireworks show dates

CWS Sports Desk April 1, 2018 Wisconsin Rapids– Always among the most popular nights out at the ballpark during the summer, the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters have announced four post-game fireworks shows for the upcoming 2018 season. This year all of the shows will take place following Saturday evening games at Witter Field. On Friday, June 9th the Rafters will host… Read More »

2018 Candy Bracket Battle: Sweet 16

By David Keech March 30, 2018 San Antonio, TX— The NCAA Men’s and Women’s Final Four is this weekend, with four teams in each vying to be crowned the best in the land. Along with the Final Four games played on Saturday(Men) and Women(Sunday) the CWS Candy Bracket Battle is reaching a fever pitch. We’re… Read More »

Rafters sign Lamar’s Robertson and West Alabama’s Phillips

CWS Sports Desk March 28, 2018 Wisconsin Rapids— Today the Rafters announced the signing of third baseman Luke Phillips from the University of West Alabama and middle-infielder Payton Robertson of Lamar University. Luke Phillips is a 6-foot-1, 204-pound infielder who mans third base for the University of West Alabama Tigers.  Through 25 games, the sophomore right-handed… Read More »