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Recent Stevens Point Sports Stories

  • SPASH, Everest survive hard-fought tie

    By Steve Hill April 26, 2018 WESTON — It didn’t count in the standings, but the SPASH Panthers notified five-time defending Wisconsin Valley Conference champ D.C. Everest on Thursday that they’d like to have a say in this year’s title race. SPASH rallied for a 3-3 tie on junior Abby Gemza’s 84th-minute goal, finishing off […]

  • SPASH softball sweeps Wausau West, improves to 11-0

    CWS Sports Desk Photo by Michelle Miklesh April 26, 2018 Mauston– SPASH’s grueling week of doubleheaders continued on Thursday as the Panthers battled Wisconsin Valley Conference rival Wausau West and came away with two victories to improve to 11-0 on the season. SPASH took the first game 16-9 and won the second game 12-2. In the […]

  • Pacelli takes down Thunderbirds in boys tennis

    CWS Sports Desk April 28th, 2018 Stevens Point – The Pacelli boy’s tennis team took to the courts at Goerke Field at came away with a 5-2 win over the Lakeland Thunderbirds on Thursday afternoon. The Cardinals got big outings from Corey Baron, Sam LaMotte, and Jarrett Shields all winning in singles competition. Match 1 – […]

  • Pacelli’s balanced attack takes care of Rosholt

    CWS Sports Desk Photo by Lynn Hintz April 28, 2018 Stevens Point – The Pacelli Cardinals softball team has had little resistance over the last few years and on Tuesday night they proved again why they are one of the top teams in the area. The Cardinals beat the Rosholt Hornets 17-1 in a conference showdown. […]

  • Gaber overcomes adversity to make waves at MSUM

    By Brian Kalish April 26, 2018 Stevens Point– There’s an old saying that goes something like this: It’s not how many times you get knocked down that counts, it’s how many times you get back up. If a poster with that addage isn’t hanging on the wall in Payton Gaber’s dorm room at Minnesota State-Moorhead, […]

  • CWS Soccer Roundup: WVC play starts again, sort of

    By Steve Hill April 25, 2018 When is a big game not a big game? Never, in the case of D.C. Everest and SPASH girls soccer.  The two Wisconsin Valley Conference foes square off Thursday in a meeting that won’t figure into the league race because conference athletic directors agreed to count only the second […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • SPASH girls soccer dominates Merrill

    CWS Sports Desk April 28th, 2018 Merrill – The SPASH girls soccer team continues to dominate this season and it showed why they are one of the best in the area after a huge 6-0 win over Merrill on Tuesday night. The scoring was early and often for the Panther leading 4-0 at halftime, SPASH was […]

  • Pacelli Tennis splits with Medford

    CWS Sports Desk   April 28th, 2018   Stevens Point – The Pacelli Cardinals split a home doubleheader with Medford on Tuesday at Goerke Field in Stevens Point; 3-4, 4-3.   Pacelli picked up wins in match one from Sam LaMotte (6-1, 6-0) in singles. Noah LaMaide and Thomas Basala won their double match (6-1,6-4) along […]

  • SPASH softball clubs East, outlasts Marshfield

    CWS Sports Desk April 24, 2018 Mauston– SPASH softball’s Tuesday afternoon was a bit of a rollercoaster.  The Panthers cruised to a 11-0 win over Wausau East in their first game at the Woodside Complex in Mauston, then fought off the Marshfield Tigers in extra innings 8-7 to remain undefeated in 2018. Against Marshfield, SPASH took […]

  • Pacelli softball shuts out Tri-County

    CWS Sports Desk Photo by Lynn Hintz April 24, 2018 Stevens Point– The Pacelli Cardinals are making things look easy so far in the 2018 season.  After blasting Platteville and Marathon over the weekend, the Cardinals were up to their old tricks against Tri-County on Tuesday afternoon, winning in shut-out fashion by the final score […]

  • SPASH baseball picks up first win

    CWS Sports Desk April 23, 2018 Mauston– The SPASH Panthers earned their first win of the season at Woodside Complex in Mauston on Monday, defeating Waupaca 12-2 in five innings. SPASH scored eight runs in the first inning and added four more in the top of the fifth to secure the win. Cole Wright made […]

  • SPASH softball takes two from Watertown

    CWS Sports Desk April 23, 2018 Watertown–  The SPASH Panthers added two wins to their total this season as they swept Watertown in doubleheader action on Monday. SPASH took the first game 10-0 and the second game 7-1. In the first game, SPASH singled the Goslings to death as all 11 of their hits were […]

  • Vote: 2018 CWS Boys Basketball Coach of the Year

    By David Keech April 22, 2018 Madison– The CWS Basketball Awards for 2018 began with Tahlia Walton of Stanley-Boyd being voted as Girls Basketball Player of the Year, followed by Pacelli Coach Jake Jalling being voted the Girls Basketball Coach of the Year. The awards continue with voting for the CWS Boys Basketball Coach of […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Pacelli softball drills Platteville, Marathon

    CWS Sports Desk April 21, 2018 Belmont– The Pacelli softball team traveled south on Saturday for tournament action and came away with two convincing victories. Pacelli blasted Platteville 22-2 in three innings and followed that up with a 12-2 win over Marathon in five innings. The Cardinals tallied 23 hits against Platteville as Sophie Schroeder […]

  • Donahue and Cherney on Senior Softball Pitcher Award watchlist

    By David Keech April 21, 2018 Madison– WSN has announced its Senior Softball Award watch list for pitchers, with two area pitchers making the list. Andrea Cherney of SPASH and Megan Donahue of Marshfield are both pitchers being watched as the state’s top pitchers. SENIOR SOFTBALL AWARDS: PITCHER WATCH LIST Andrea Cherney, SPASH Megan Donahue, […]

  • Pavelski, Fink power SPASH over Green Bay Preble

    CWS Sports Desk File Photo April 20, 2018 Poynette– The SPASH softball team is now 5-0 after taking down ranked Green Bay Preble on Friday afternoon. The win was significant and demonstrated SPASH’s ability against a quality opponent ranked in the top 10 among WIAA Division 1 schools and a future NCAA Division 1 pitcher in […]

  • SPASH girls soccer picks up win

    CWS Sports Desk April 20, 2018 Chipppewa Falls–  The SPASH girls soccer team picked up a 2-0 win against Chippewa Falls on Friday evening. SPASH’s goals were scored by Tigist Ficken, assisted by Lauren Johnson, and by Lauren Johnson assisted by Grace Smith. SPASH coach Allie Rogosheske said, “While we have lots to work on, it […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  •  RiverWolves select three Wisconsin natives in NA3HL Draft

    CWS Sports Desk April 20, 2018 Wausau–The Wausau RiverWolves participated in the 2018 NA3HL Draft, which took place Wednesday, April 18th. The RiverWolves selected defenseman Rollie Carlson with their 1st Round pick (7th Overall). In total, the RiverWolves selected 3 Wisconsin natives in Grant Tritabaugh from De Pere, Wisconsin, Max Moore from Green Bay, Wisconsin […]

  • 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 […]

  • Woodchucks to host Shrimp Boil catered by Thrive Foodery

    CWS Sports Desk April 19, 2018 Wausau– The Wisconsin Woodchucks are excited to announce a Shrimp Boil will be held at Athletic Park this summer in partnership with Thrive Foodery. The event will be held on Friday, July 27th under the lights in the outfield and will begin at 6:30pm. Tickets are $50 through July 17th and will be […]

  • 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 – […]

  • WIAA announces 2018 Girls Golf Sectional assignments

    By David Keech April 18, 2018 Stevens Point– The WIAA has announced girls golf sectional assignments for 2018. The State Golf Meet  is set for October 8-9 at University Ridge Golf Course in Verona. WIAA Girls Golf Sectional Assignments

  • 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 […]

  • Anderson steps down as SPASH boys basketball coach

    CWS Sports Desk April 17, 2018 Stevens Point– The Stevens Point Area Senior High athletic department issued a press release on Tuesday afternoon announcing that boys basketball coach Scott Anderson will not be returning for the 2018-19 season. Anderson has been at the helm of SPASH boys basketball for nine seasons.  In that time, he compiled […]

  • CWS Soccer Roundup: Everest ties Madison West, but snow beats everyone else

    By Steve Hill April 17, 2018 It’s the second full week of the Wisconsin Valley Conference girls soccer season, but it will be the third week before most teams are able to play their first league games. The record-breaking snowfall of the past weekend — approaching or exceeding two feet through much of the region […]

  • 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 […]

  • First ever Food Truck & Beer Festival coming to Athletic Park

    CWS Sports Desk April 16, 2018 Wausau– The first ever Food Truck and Beer Festival at Athletic Park on Saturday, August 18th, 2018. Presented by the Wisconsin Woodchucks, this event will be held on the baseball field and will feature regional food trucks, beer and cider sampling, yard games, and more! The event will go […]

  • 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 […]

  • Vote: CWS Girls Basketball Coach of the Year

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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Miklesh, Pavelski, Pfiffner, Sullivan on senior softball outfielder watch list

    CWS Sports Desk April 14, 2018 Stevens Point– WSN has released its watch list for senior softball outfielders, with several area athletes making the list of top outfielders in 2018: Ally Miklesh, SPASH Halle Pavelski, SPASH Alicia Pfiffner, Wausau West Erin Sullivan, Assumption Check out the complete list here: Senior Softball Award Watch List

  • 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 […]

  • Rapids boys tennis edges SPASH

    CWS Sports Desk April 12, 2018 Stevens Point– The Wisconsin Rapids boys tennis team slipped by SPASH on Thursday as Rapids picked up four wins in singles. Ryan Graczkowski, Harrison Sulliva, Marcus Bean and Jackson Butler each picked up wins in singles for the Red Raiders. SPASH swept the doubles matches. LINCOLN HIGH 4, STEVENS […]

  • SPASH softball shuts down Rapids

    CWS Sports Desk Photo by Michelle Miklesh April 12, 2018 Poynette– On Tuesday afternoon in Poynette two Wisconsin Valley Conference rivals met and the SPASH Panthers came away with a 10-3 victory over Wisconsin Rapids. SPASH exploded for eight runs in the sixth inning after falling behind 3-2 to the Red Raiders after four innings […]

  • CWS Student Athlete Spotlight: Maddie Fink

    CWS Sports Desk April 12, 2018 Stevens Point– SPASH softball’s Maddie Fink suffered an ACL injury last year that kept her off the basketball court as well as the softball field.  But Fink has recovered and is settling in as a dominant pitcher and hitter for the Panthers.  Fink led a potent SPASH attack against Poynette, […]

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