Featured Athletes

Meet area athletes who are making a difference on the field and in the classroom. We feature athletes from all over central Wisconsin. If you have a suggestion for the CWS Student Athlete Spotlight, send us an email.  Support our local athletes by sharing these stories on Facebook, Twitter and other social media.

Athlete of the Week

  • 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 […]

  • Wenzel voted CWS Athlete of the Week

    CWS Sports Desk April 18, 2018 Wausau– Athlete of the Week voting has concluded once again and the Jack Wenzel of Wisconsin Rapids garnered the honor by collecting the most votes. 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 […]

  • CWS Athlete of the Week: April 8-15

    April 15, 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 […]

  • Klein voted CWS Athlete of the Week

    CWS Sports Desk March 28, 2018 Wausau– Athlete of the Week voting has concluded once again and the Ana Klein of Pittsville garnered the honor by collecting the most votes. If you come across a great performance this upcoming week and feel that a team (or two) should be recognized, shoot us a tweet @centralwisco or drop us […]

  • Pearson voted CWS Athlete of the Week

    CWS Sports Desk March 14, 2018 Wausau– Athlete of the Week voting has concluded once again and the Heather Pearson of Amherst garnered the honor by collecting the most votes. If you come across a great performance this upcoming week and feel that a team (or two) should be recognized, shoot us a tweet @centralwisco or drop us […]

Team of the Week

  • CWS Team of the Week: April 15-22

    April 22, 2018 Wausau— Take a look at the CWS Team 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 a team (or two) should be recognized, shoot us a tweet @centralwisco or drop us a comment on Facebook and […]

  • Abbotsford girls track voted CWS Team of the Week

    CWS Sports Desk March 28, 2018 Wausau– Team of the Week voting has concluded once again and Abbotsford girls track garnered the honor by collecting the most votes. If you come across a great performance this upcoming week and feel that a team (or two) should be recognized, shoot us a tweet @centralwisco or drop us a comment […]

  • Colby girls basketball fans win this week’s team voting

    CWS Sports Desk March 14, 2018 Wausau– Team of the Week voting has concluded once again and the Colby girls basketball fans garnered the honor by collecting the most votes for their support of the Carly Elmhorst in the WIAA three point challenge at the Resch Center during the state tournament If you come across a […]

  • CWS Team of the Week: March 4 – March 11

    CWS Sports Desk March 11, 2018 Green Bay– Take a look at the CWS Team of the Week candidates and vote today! Voting ends on Wednesday at approximately 5 p.m. CWS NCAA Men’s Basketball Bracket Challenge: Pick the Winners! If you come across a great performance this upcoming week and feel that a team (or two) […]

  • SPASH girls basketball voted CWS Team of the Week

    CWS Sports Desk February 28, 2018 Wausau– Team of the Week voting has concluded once again and SPASH girls basketball garnered the honor by collecting the most votes. If you come across a great performance this upcoming week and feel that a team (or two) should be recognized, shoot us a tweet @centralwisco or drop us a comment […]

Student Athlete Spotlight

  • CWS Student-Athlete Spotlight: Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln’s Taylor Mancl

    By David Keech April 18, 2018 Wisconsin Rapids– Even though winter weather has kept area softball teams from getting much time at all on the diamond, Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln’s Taylor Mancl continues to prove to be a dangerous weapon for the Red Raiders. Learn what makes the Red Raider third baseman ‘tick’ with our world […]

  • CWS Student Athlete Spotlight: Derek Baumgartner

    By David Keech March 5, 2018 Almond– Three sport standout athlete Derek Baumgartner has been a force on the football field, basketball court, and baseball diamond for Tri-County for four years.  What has made Baumgartner such an outstanding performer for the Penguins? Perhaps the answers can best be found in our world famous CWS interview, ‘Pancakes […]

  • CWS Student-Athlete Spotlight: Marshall Westfall

    By David Keech February 22, 2018 Athens– Marshall Westfall of Athens is a multi-sport athlete who is at the top of his game in multiple sports. A member of Athens’ 2017 State Baseball Championship team, Westfall is also competing at the WIAA Wrestling Championships. CWS caught up with Westfall with our world-famous interview ‘Pancakes or […]

  • CWS Student Athlete Spotlight: Kenadi Diedrich

    By David Keech February 15, 2018 Athens– Multi-sport athlete Kenadi Diedrich of Athens excels for the Bluejays on the volleyball and basketball courts and softball field. Opponents have been trying to figure out how to attack Diedrich, and in our attempt to learn what makes Diedrich ‘tick’ we had the junior complete our world-famous CWS […]

  • CWS Student Athlete Spotlight: Carley Elmhorst

    By David Keech February 14, 2018 Colby– Three-sport student-athlete Carley Elmhorst shines for Colby throughout the year, excelling on the volleyball and basketball court and in track. Currently, the senior standout is instrumental in the success of the Colby girls basketball team as they wind down the regular season and prepare for next week’s playoffs. […]

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