Category Archives: Nekoosa

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 »

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.      

Area wrestlers fare well at state

CWS Sports Desk February 23, 2019 Madison– Wrestlers from SPASH, Marshfield, Stratford, Edgar, Pittsville, Spencer/Columbus, Nekoosa/Assumption, NGL and Athens competed on Saturday at the state wrestling tournament. Stratford brought home three Division 3 championships as Max Schwabe won at 132 with a pin of Tristan Hammen from Random Lake.  Trevor Dennee of Stratford defeated Hunter… Read More »

2019 WIAA boys basketball bracket challenge: Pick the winners

CWS Sports Desk February 22, 2019 Wausau– It’s that time again!  Why wait for the NCAA tournament to fill out a bracket when CWS gives you the opportunity to show your skills at picking the winners of the 2019 WIAA boys basketball tournament? Making your picks is easy!  Take ten seconds to create a user… Read More »

WIAA State Individual Wrestling Tournament preview

From the WIAA February 20, 2019 Madison— The 76th Annual Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Individual Wrestling Tournament will be held Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 21-23, at the Kohl Center on the campus of the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wis. TICKET INFORMATION:  Ticket prices per tournament session are $8. Tickets are available on-line on the WIAA website with… Read More »