Featured Athletes

Meet area athletes who are making a difference on the field and in the classroom. We feature athletes from all over central Wisconsin. If you have a suggestion for the CWS Student Athlete Spotlight, send us an email.  Support our local athletes by sharing these stories on Facebook, Twitter and other social media.

Athlete of the Week

CWS Athlete of the Week: September 16-23

September 23, 2018 Wausau— Take a look at the CWS Athlete of the Week candidates and vote today! Voting ends on Wednesday at approximately 5 p.m. If you come across a great performance this upcoming week and feel that an athlete (or two) should be ...
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Bills voted CWS Athlete of the Week

CWS Sports Desk September 19, 2018 Wausau– Athlete of the Week voting has concluded and Dylan Bills of Nekoosa football garnered the honor by collecting the most votes. If you come across a great performance this upcoming week and feel that an athlete (or two) should ...
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CWS Athlete of the Week: Sept. 9-16

September 16, 2018 Wausau— Take a look at the CWS Athlete of the Week candidates and vote today! Voting ends on Wednesday at approximately 5 p.m. If you come across a great performance this upcoming week and feel that an athlete (or two) should be ...
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Coffren voted CWS Athlete of the Week

CWS Sports Desk September 13, 2018 Wausau– Athlete of the Week voting has concluded and Mason Coffren of Marshfield football garnered the honor by collecting the most votes. If you come across a great performance this upcoming week and feel that an athlete (or two) should ...
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CWS Athlete of the Week: September 2-9

September 6, 2018 Wausau— Take a look at the CWS Athlete of the Week candidates and vote today! Voting ends on Wednesday at approximately 5 p.m. If you come across a great performance this upcoming week and feel that an athlete (or two) should be ...
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Mathwich voted CWS Athlete of the Week

CWS Sports Desk September 5, 2018 Wausau– Athlete of the Week voting has concluded and Bryce Mathwich of Marathon football garnered the honor by collecting the most votes. If you come across a great performance this upcoming week and feel that an athlete (or two) should ...
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CWS Athlete of the Week: Aug. 26 – Sept. 2

September 2, 2018 Wausau— Take a look at the CWS Athlete of the Week candidates and vote today! Voting ends on Wednesday at approximately 5 p.m. If you come across a great performance this upcoming week and feel that an athlete (or two) should be ...
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Metcalf voted CWS Athlete of the Week

CWS Sports Desk Aug 29, 2018 Wausau– Athlete of the Week voting has concluded and AJ Metcalf of Wisconsin Rapids boys soccer garnered the honor by collecting the most votes. If you come across a great performance this upcoming week and feel that an athlete (or ...
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CWS Athlete of the Week: Aug 19-26

August 26, 2018 Wausau— Take a look at the CWS Athlete of the Week candidates and vote today! Voting ends on Wednesday at approximately 5 p.m. If you come across a great performance this upcoming week and feel that an athlete (or two) should be ...
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Bacon voted CWS Athlete of the Week

CWS Sports Desk Aug 22, 2018 Wausau– Athlete of the Week voting has concluded and Austin Bacon of Spencer/Columbus football garnered the honor by collecting the most votes. If you come across a great performance this upcoming week and feel that a team (or two) should ...
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CWS Athlete of the Week: Aug. 12-19

August 19, 2018 Wausau— Take a look at the CWS Athlete of the Week candidates and vote today! Voting ends on Wednesday at approximately 5 p.m. If you come across a great performance this upcoming week and feel that an athlete (or two) should be ...
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Johnson voted CWS Athlete of the Week

CWS Sports Desk June 6, 2018 Wausau– Athlete of the Week voting has concluded once again and McKinzey Johnson of Mosinee softball garnered the honor by collecting the most votes. If you come across a great performance this upcoming week and feel that an athlete (or ...
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CWS Athlete of the Week: May 27-June 3

June 3, 2018 Wausau— Take a look at the CWS Athlete of the Week candidates and vote today! Voting ends on Wednesday at approximately 5 p.m. If you come across a great performance this upcoming week and feel that an athlete (or two) should be ...
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Gburek voted CWS Athlete of the Week

CWS Sports Desk May 30, 2018 Wausau– Athlete of the Week voting has concluded once again and Sydni Grubek of Mosinee softball garnered the honor by collecting the most votes. If you come across a great performance this upcoming week and feel that a team (or ...
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CWS Athlete of the Week: May 20-27

May 27, 2018 Wausau— Take a look at the CWS Athlete of the Week candidates and vote today! Voting ends on Wednesday at approximately 5 p.m. If you come across a great performance this upcoming week and feel that an athlete (or two) should be ...
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Team of the Week

CWS Team of the Week: September 16-23

September 23, 2018 Wausau— Take a look at the CWS Team of the Week candidates and vote today! Voting ends on Wednesday at approximately 5 p.m. If you come across a great performance this upcoming week and feel that a team (or two) should be ...
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Nekoosa football voted CWS Team of the Week

CWS Sports Desk September 19, 2018 Wausau– Team of the Week voting has concluded and Nekoosa football garnered the honor by collecting the most votes. If you come across a great performance this upcoming week and feel that an athlete (or two) should be recognized, shoot ...
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CWS Team of the Week: September 9-16

September 16, 2018 Wausau— Take a look at the Team Athlete of the Week candidates and vote today! Voting ends on Wednesday at approximately 5 p.m. If you come across a great performance this upcoming week and feel that a team (or two) should be ...
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Colby football voted CWS Team of the Week

CWS Sports Desk September 13, 2018 Wausau– Team of the Week voting has concluded and Colby football garnered the honor by collecting the most votes. If you come across a great performance this upcoming week and feel that a team (or two) should be recognized, shoot ...
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CWS Team of the Week: September 2-9

September 6, 2018 Wausau— Take a look at the CWS Team of the Week candidates and vote today! Voting ends on Wednesday at approximately 5 p.m. If you come across a great performance this upcoming week and feel that an athlete (or two) should be ...
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Auburndale volleyball voted CWS Team of the Week

CWS Sports Desk September 5, 2018 Wausau– Athlete of the Week voting has concluded and Auburndale volleyball garnered the honor by collecting the most votes. If you come across a great performance this upcoming week and feel that a team (or two) should be recognized, shoot ...
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CWS Team of the Week: Aug. 26- Sept. 2

September 2, 2018 Wausau— Take a look at the CWS Team of the Week candidates and vote today! Voting ends on Wednesday at approximately 5 p.m. If you come across a great performance this upcoming week and feel that a team (or two) should be ...
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Merrill boys soccer voted CWS Team of the Week

CWS Sports Desk Aug 29, 2018 Wausau– Team of the Week voting has concluded and Merrill boys soccer garnered the honor by collecting the most votes. If you come across a great performance this upcoming week and feel that a team (or two) should be recognized, ...
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CWS Team of the Week: Aug. 19-26

August 26, 2018 Wausau— Take a look at the CWS Team of the Week candidates and vote today! Voting ends on Wednesday at approximately 5 p.m. If you come across a great performance this upcoming week and feel that a team (or two) should be ...
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Mosinee football voted CWS Team of the Week

CWS Sports Desk Aug 22, 2018 Wausau– Team of the Week voting has concluded and Mosinee football garnered the honor by collecting the most votes. If you come across a great performance this upcoming week and feel that a team (or two) should be recognized, shoot ...
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CWS Team of the Week: Aug. 12-19

August 19, 2018 Wausau— Take a look at the CWS Team of the Week candidates and vote today! Voting ends on Wednesday at approximately 5 p.m. If you come across a great performance this upcoming week and feel that a team (or two) should be ...
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SPASH girls soccer voted CWS Team of the Week

CWS Sports Desk June 6, 2018 Wausau– Team of the Week voting has concluded once again and SPASH girls soccer garnered the honor by collecting the most votes. If you come across a great performance this upcoming week and feel that a team (or two) should ...
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CWS Team of the Week: May 27-June 3

June 3, 2018 Wausau— Take a look at the CWS Team of the Week candidates and vote today! Voting ends on Wednesday at approximately 5 p.m. If you come across a great performance this upcoming week and feel that a team (or two) should be ...
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Wittenberg-Birnamwood girls track voted CWS Team of the Week

CWS Sports Desk May 30, 2018 Wausau– Team of the Week voting has concluded once again and Wittenberg-Birnamwood girls track garnered the honor by collecting the most votes. If you come across a great performance this upcoming week and feel that a team (or two) should ...
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CWS Team of the Week: May 20-27

May 27, 2018 Wausau— Take a look at the CWS Team of the Week candidates and vote today! Voting ends on Wednesday at approximately 5 p.m. If you come across a great performance this upcoming week and feel that a team (or two) should be ...
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Student Athlete Spotlight

CWS Student Athlete Spotlight: Colby’s Megan Underwood

By David Keech May 22, 2018 Colby-- The Colby/Abbbotsford softball team is a force to be reckoned with at the plate and in the field, and the veteran team has multisport athletes performing well across ...
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CWS Student Athlete Spotlight: Drew Blair

CWS Sports Desk May 10, 2018 Stevens Point-- The CWS Spotlight found its way to SPASH's Drew Blair, who wrapped up his basketball career with the Panthers this winter and is now a member of ...
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CWS Student-Athlete Spotlight: Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln’s Taylor Mancl

By David Keech April 18, 2018 Wisconsin Rapids-- Even though winter weather has kept area softball teams from getting much time at all on the diamond, Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln's Taylor Mancl continues to prove to ...
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CWS Student Athlete Spotlight: Derek Baumgartner

By David Keech March 5, 2018 Almond-- Three sport standout athlete Derek Baumgartner has been a force on the football field, basketball court, and baseball diamond for Tri-County for four years.  What has made Baumgartner ...
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CWS Student-Athlete Spotlight: Marshall Westfall

By David Keech February 22, 2018 Athens-- Marshall Westfall of Athens is a multi-sport athlete who is at the top of his game in multiple sports. A member of Athens' 2017 State Baseball Championship team, ...
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CWS Student Athlete Spotlight: Kenadi Diedrich

By David Keech February 15, 2018 Athens-- Multi-sport athlete Kenadi Diedrich of Athens excels for the Bluejays on the volleyball and basketball courts and softball field. Opponents have been trying to figure out how to ...
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CWS Student Athlete Spotlight: Carley Elmhorst

By David Keech February 14, 2018 Colby-- Three-sport student-athlete Carley Elmhorst shines for Colby throughout the year, excelling on the volleyball and basketball court and in track. Currently, the senior standout is instrumental in the ...
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CWS Student Athlete Spotlight: Kaylin Kostuchowski

CWS Sports Desk February 8, 2018 Stevens Point-- The CWS Spotlight caught up with SPASH senior Kaylin Kostuchowski as the Panthers girls basketball team prepares to battle for a conference championship against D.C. Everest on Friday ...
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CWS Student Athlete Spotlight: Athens’ Tyson Sommer

By David Keech February 6, 2018 Athens-- Multi-sport athlete Tyson Sommer of Athens is a two sport athlete, excelling for the Bluejays in both football and wrestling. The CWS Spotlight caught up to Sommer with ...
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CWS Student-Athlete Spotlight: Abbotsford’s Dylana Schreiner

By David Keech January 28, 2017 Abbotsford--  Dylana Schreiner has been a fixture on the court for Abbotsford basketball during her 4 year career as a Falcon, and has also excelled in both volleyball and ...
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CWS Student Athlete Spotlight: Nick Campbell

Compiled by Cole Walters January 18, 2018 Wisconsin Rapids-- I caught up with Nick Campbell, a forward from the Wisconsin Rapids Raiders hockey team, to discuss what the outlook for the team is when playoffs ...
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CWS Student Athlete Spotlight: Zach Langemeier

CWS Sports Desk December 21, 2017 Wisconsin Rapids-- The CWS Spotlight caught up with Rapids' sharpshooter Zach Langemeier to get his take on life both on and off the basketball court. CWS: How hard is ...
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CWS Student Athlete Spotlight: Rachel Sullivan

CWS Sports Desk December 7, 2017 Stevens Point-- The CWS Spotlight caught up with Rachel Sullivan, who is a main cog in the undefeated SPASH Panthers girls basketball team.  Find out what makes Sullivan tick! CWS: ...
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CWS Student Athlete Spotlight: Halle Gregorich

CWS Sports Desk November 30, 2017 Stevens Point-- The CWS Spotlight caught up with SPASH basketball's Halle Gregorich, who is a key cog in the Panthers' 5-0 start this season.  Check out her responses to our ...
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CWS Student Athlete Spotlight: Daniel Mitch

By Dan Wussow October 26, 2017 Stevens Point-- Pacelli football’s Daniel Mitch took the time to chat with CWS this past week about his life on and off the field. Here’s what the senior running ...
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