Category Archives: Amherst

CWS 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Bracket Challenge: Pick the Winners!

CWS Sports Desk March 18, 2019 Stevens Point– March Madness is here!  Once again, CWS is giving you a chance to participate in our very own bracket challenge. To participate in the bracket challenge, fill out a username and password below, and start picking! 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Bracket is LIVE.  Make your picks today!… Read More »

Local teacher receives 6th annual Skyward Central Wisconsin Teacher of the Year

CWS Sports Desk March 18, 2019 Wisconsin Rapids— The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters, in partnership with Skyward Inc., are pleased to announce the recipient of the 2019 Skyward Central Wisconsin Teacher of the Year Award. Mrs. Rebecca Sturdy, a fifth-grade teacher at Grant Elementary School, was recently acknowledged of her award during class on Tuesday, February… Read More »

Amherst’s Groshek earns Division 3 Honorable Mention All-State by WBCA

By David Keech March 16, 2019 Green Bay— The WBCA has announced its Division 3 All-State Girls Basketball Team with one area player receiving honors. Amherst’s Ashley Groshek received Honorable Mention Honors on the D3 team. Headlining Division 3 WBCA all-state are unanimous selections Chelby Koker of Shoreland Lutheran, Kiarra Otto of Laconia and Lexi… Read More »

2019 WIAA State Boys Basketball Tournament preview 

From the WIAA March 14, 2019 Madison— The 104th Annual Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Boys Basketball State Tournament will take place Thursday-Saturday, March 14-16, at the Kohl Center on the campus of the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wis. HOW TO GET TICKETS: Ticket prices for the tourney are $10 per session (two games in a… Read More »

Rafters now accepting applications for host family program

 For CWS March 11, 2019 Wisconsin Rapids—  Have a spare bedroom for a future big leaguer? Want to help a young athlete reach their dream? Every year, roughly 45 elite college baseball players come to Wisconsin Rapids from all around the country, to better their baseball skills and showcase their talent in the Northwoods League.… Read More »

Northwoods League Foundation to Award 22 Youth Equipment Grants

CWS Sports Desk March 8, 2019 Wisconsin Rapids— The Northwoods League Foundation will be awarding more than $55,000 in youth baseball and softball equipment through 22 Share the Glove grants to be awarded this Spring. Each grant, with an approximate retail value of $2500, will include two sets of catcher’s gear, ten gloves, eight batting helmets,… Read More »

Rafters secure two Cavaliers for the upcoming season

CWS Sports Desk March 6, 2019 Wisconsin Rapids— After wrapping up successful high school careers, University of Virginia freshmen Jack Dragum and Bryce Greenly will be joining the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters for the summer of 2019 the team announced Thursday. Originally from Mechanicsville, Viginia, Dragum was a state champion and two-time All-Metro selection at Hanover… Read More »

WIAA state girls basketball tournament preview

From the WIAA March 6, 2019 Green Bay— The 44th Annual Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Girls Basketball State Tournament will take place Thursday-Saturday, March 7-9, at the Resch Center in Green Bay, Wis. PURCHASING TICKETS:  Ticket price for the tourney is $10 per session when purchased at the Resch Center. Tickets for the tournament will also… Read More »

Volleyball rules changes impact uniforms prematch protocol

CWS Sports Desk From the NFHS February 27, 2019 Green Bay — An overhaul of uniform-related rules and an adjustment to team roster submissions were among the most notable rules changes identified for the 2019-20 high school volleyball season. All rules changes were recommended by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Volleyball… Read More »

Abbotsford’s Aguilera voted CWS Running Back of the Year

By David Keech February 24, 2019 Abbotsford— In a tightly contested race, central Wisconsin football fans selected Abbotsford’s Joe Aguilera as the 2018 CWS Running Back of the Year. Aguilera’s 373 votes edged out second place finisher Nash Coombs of Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln. Marshfield’s Brant Bohman finished in third place.      

RiverWolves forward Janne Rukamp commits to Iowa State

CWS Sports Desk February 24, 2019 Wausau— The Wausau RiverWolves of the North American 3 Hockey League are proud to announce that forward Janne Rukamp has committed to play Division 1 (ACHA) college hockey at Iowa State University. Rukamp, a native of De Pere, Wisconsin has played in 55 games over the past two seasons… Read More »

Brenner, Buchanan, Rau, Zschernitz take home D2 titles at WIAA state wrestling tournament

CWS Sports Desk February 24, 2019 Madison— Area Division 2 wrestlers took to the mat on Saturday looking to shine, and multiple wrestlers made the podium. Leading the way were four wrestlers who claimed titles Saturday evening: Blaine Brenner of Stanley-Boyd/Owen-Withee, Stephen Buchanan of Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal, Jake Rau of Medford, and Logan Zschernitz of Spencer/Columbus. Brenner… Read More »