Category Archives: Plover

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 »

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 »

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 »

PWYA online league registration open

For CWS February 4, 2019 PLAY BALL!! — PLOVER BASEBALL & SOFTBALL (PWYA) ONLINE LEAGUE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! PWYA (Plover-Whiting Youth Athletics) is excited to announce the 2019 Plover Baseball and Fastpitch Softball ONLINE league registration IS NOW OPEN! 2019 PWYA/Plover league online registration website link. Plover baseball and fastpitch softball leagues offers outstanding coaching, facilities,… Read More »

Rafters sign Dixie State duo

CWS Sports Desk February 4, 2019 Wisconsin Rapids— The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters have announced the first additions to the 2019 roster by signing Dixie State pitchers Brayden Bonner and Jimmy Borzone. Bonner, a right-hander out of Murray, Utah, appeared in 15 games out of the bullpen in 2018 for the Trailblazers. In over 23 innings of… Read More »

CWS Super Bowl 53 Prop Bet Challenge Contest: RESULTS

By David Keech February 5, 2019 Atlanta— Our CWS Super Bowl 53 Prop Bets Challenge is in the books. Take a look at how our three competitors fared in this year’s fun contest. Brian Kalish: $890 Taking a bet on the underdog that the game would NOT have a two point conversion propelled Kalish to… Read More »

CWS Super Bowl VIII Prop Bets Challenge: Experts and Guests battle

By David Keech January 31, 2019 Atlanta— The entire world is ready for Super Bowl 53, and the excitement is everywhere. Office pools are all over the place, and people are placing their bets on who will win the game. Propositional bets, commonly called Prop Bets, are the new thing being talked about everywhere, and… Read More »

The Rafters announce the addition of Thomas Dyer to front office

CWS Sports Desk January 19, 2019 Wisconsin Rapids-– The Rafters announce another addition to the front office. The 2019 Rafters Front Office is full of fresh faces as it approaches the inaugural 10th season. Thomas Dyer will be stepping into the Rafters Front Office as the Ticket Accounts Manager.  This will be Thomas’s first season with the… Read More »

Call for officials: WIAA editorial hits the nail on the head

Courtesy WIAA January 12, 2019 Madison– With a shortage of officials evident in amateur sports, a call for those interested in giving officiating is gaining steam. Below is  an editorial that hits the nail on the need for officials, courtesy of the WIAA. If you are the mother or father of a high school athlete… Read More »