Category Archives: College sports

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 »

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 »

Wisconsin Woodchucks sign Mizzou’s Swanger, Vierling for 2019

CWS Sports Desk March 10, 2019 Wausau– The Wisconsin Woodchucks are introducing two Mizzou players to their 2019 roster. Freshman, Cameron Swanger, and Sophomore, Mark Vierling, will be joining the Woodchucks in the upcoming season. Cameron Swanger, a 6’5”, 210 lb. freshman grew up in Loveland, Ohio and was All-American three years in a row… 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 »

Chucks roster starts strong with players from Alabama and Palm Beach Atlantic Universities

CWS Sports Desk February 25, 2019 Wausau— The Wisconsin Woodchucks are announcing the first two players of their 2019 roster. Freshman, T.J. Reeves (OF) at Alabama University and junior, Brandon Seltzer (OF) at Palm Beach Atlantic University will be joining the Woodchucks in the upcoming season. T.J. Reeves, a 5’11”, 200 lb. freshman from Alabama… Read More »

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 »

Woodchucks announce Ronnie Richardson as new Field Manager for 2019

CWS Sports Desk February 23, 2019 Wausau– The Wisconsin Woodchucks are excited to announce Ronnie Richardson as the new Field Manager for the upcoming 2019 season. Ronnie is no stranger to the Wisconsin Woodchucks as he served as an Assistant Coach in 2017.  He then took one year off from college baseball to head back to… Read More »

Rafters announce open interview dates for 2019 summer employment

CWS Sports Desk February 20, 2019 Wisconsin Rapids— Are you ready to follow your dream of working for a sports team? Are you an energetic person with a positive attitude, great work ethic, and enjoy working with people? If so, then a summer job with the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters may be right for you! This experience… Read More »

Rafters sign infield tandem

CWS Sports Desk February 17, 2019 Wisconsin Rapids– The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters signed the first two infielders of 2019, announcing the addition of Edarian Williams from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and Josh Nicoloff from Columbia University. Williams is a true freshman at UNLV. He comes highly recruited with an impressive career at Las… Read More »

Pair of California pitchers join Rafters roster

CWS Sports Desk February 11, 2019 Wisconsin Rapids– Right-handed pitchers Cody Turner and Nick Garcia, both from Chapman University, will be heading to Wisconsin Rapids for the 2019 season, the team announced Thursday.  During the 2018 season, Turner’s stellar work out of the bullpen for the Panthers earned him the team Rookie of the Year Award. The 5-11 rightyrecorded 20.1… Read More »