Category Archives: Almond-Bancroft

Rafters partner with Advanced Disposal for “Thank You Fan” Jersey 

CWS Sports Desk January 5, 2019 Wisconsin Rapids— This season will be the tenth anniversary of the Rafters franchise and to thank the best fans in the Northwoods League, the Rafters in partnership with Advanced Disposal will feature a “Thank You Fans” jersey. Pictures of fans wearing their Rafters gear will be incorporated into the makeup… Read More »

S/C’s Gorst, Newman’s Michlig to head up teams at WFCA All Star Games

By David Keech January 5, 2018 Oshkosh— The Wisconsin Football Coaches Association has announced the full coaching staffs for the 2019 WFCA All-Star Game, held on Saturday, July 20th, at Titan Stadium. Two area head coaches have been selected to lead teams at the event. Jason Gorst of Spencer/Columbus will lead the North Small team, and Newman’s… Read More »

Marshfield voted CWS Football Team of the Year

CWS Sports Desk December 28, 2018 Marshfield— Central Wisconsin football fans have spoken, and in a tight race, the Marshfield Tigers were voted the 2018 CWS Football Team of the Year. Marshfield picked up 720 votes, ahead of second place Gilman, who received 712 votes. The Tigers were undefeated champions of the Valley Football Association,… Read More »

Rafters announce Field Manager Craig Noto to return for fifth season

For CWS December 25, 2018 Wisconsin Rapids— The Rafters are pleased to announce the all-time winningest field manager in Rafters history, Craig Noto, will return for his fifth season in 2019.  “It was a no brainer bringing Craig back,” said new general manager Andy Francis. “During his time with the Rafters, he has elevated the team to… Read More »

Rafters announce 2019 Northwoods League Schedule

 CWS Sports Desk December 24, 2018   Wisconsin Rapids — The Rafters are coming off a 2018 campaign where they finished with 34 wins and ended up just shy of the playoff picture. The 2019 season will be one of most exciting in recent history to due to the fact it will be the franchises 10… Read More »

Vote for the 2018 CWS Football Team of the Year

By David Keech December 24, 2018 Madison— The 2018 CWS Football Awards are underway, and fans are turning out in record numbers. On the heels of CWS fans selecting Mosinee’s Craig Martens as the the CWS Coach of the Year, ahead of second place finisher Dennis Goettl of Marshfield, we now turn to selecting the… Read More »

Mosinee’s Martens voted the 2018 CWS Football Coach of the Year

By David Keech December 20, 2018 Mosinee— In what came down to basically a two horse race,  Craig Martens of Mosinee was voted the 2018 CWS Football Coach of the Year. Martens picked up over 1300 votes, outdistancing Dennis Goettl of Marshfield. Congratulations to all area football coaches and a big shout out to all… Read More »

Rafters to hold 6th annual “Hot Stove” Rendezvous event on January 10th

For CWS December 18, 2018 Wisconsin Rapids—  The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters have partnered with the Hotel Mead & Conference Center to hold the 6th Annual Rafters “Hot Stove” Rendezvous on Thursday, January 10th. The event will feature two former Rafter players from the 2016 Championship team; Blair Lakso and Dustin Woodcock. Lakso just completed his second season… Read More »

Get out and vote: CWS Football Coach of the Year

CWS Sports Desk December 17, 2018 Madison— The CWS 2018 Football End of Year Awards are ready to be rolled out, and our first award is for the CWS Football Coach of the Year. Voting for the Coach of the Year will end Thursday evening at 5 pm Fans have an impressive array of coaches… Read More »

The Rafters Announce Ticket Package Dates for 2019 Season

CWS Sports Desk December 17, 2018 Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.-The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters announced their 2019 Regular Season schedule on Friday, November 16th, in conjunction with the Northwoods League. Today, the team announces the dates for their three Bleacher 9 Game Package options for the 2019 season, as well as dates for the Solarus Founders Club… Read More »

WIAA Board of Control conducts December meeting

CWS Sports Desk Courtesy WIAA December 14, 2018 STEVENS POINT– The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Board of Control conducted its December meeting at the executive offices today. Among the action items approved by the Board were the 2017-18 independent audit report provided by BDO, general fund statements, general fund payments, the deferred liability fund report for… Read More »