Category Archives: Plover

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 Task Force develops plan for new  realignment process

CWS Sports Desk December 10, 2018 STEVENS POINT– The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association conference realignment task force assembled and developed a plan that alters the realignment request process at the association’s executive office on Wednesday, Dec. 5. The plan will be advanced and recommended to the Board of Control at its meeting on Jan. 30, 2019.… Read More »

Rafters to hold first “Rosco’s Holiday Drawing”

For CWS December 9, 2018 Wisconsin Rapids— The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters are to hold the first ever “Rosco’s Holiday Drawing”. Put together by one of the most creative minds in sports, Rosco P. Rafter just might have out done himself with this one. Instead of gifting the following fan package to everyone in the Greater Wisconsin… Read More »

Board of Control approves spring sports recommendations, 2018-19 operational budget

CWS Sports Desk October 10, 2018 Stevens Point– The WIAA Board of Control approved a number of sport coaches’ recommendations impacting the spring season sports regulations, passed the 2018-19 operational budget and was introduced to the new information technology assistant at its October meeting today. Two recommendations in softball were approved by the Board. The… Read More »

2018 Rafters season in review

CWS Sports Desk September 6, 2018 Wisconsin Rapids – After a record-setting 52-20 2017 campaign, the Rafters had high expectations for 2018. While the cranberry and gold failed to make their third consecutive postseason appearance, the club saw multiple players signed by major league teams and set forth a winning record at Witter Field for a… Read More »

Rafters win season finale

For CWS August 13, 2018 Wisconsin Rapids— The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (34-37, 19-17 2nd half) defeated the Green Bay Bullfrogs (38-44, 16-20 2nd half) 8-3 in the 2018 season finale. The Rafters took the lead in the first and never looked back, holding the lead with a plethora of offense. The cranberry and gold got the party… Read More »