Student Athlete Spotlight

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.

  • By David Keech November 1, 2018 Abbotsford– Abbotsford’s Joe Aguilera is one of the hardest working athletes around, and humble at that. This season Aguilera set season and career rushing marks at Abbotsford, and he was quick to praise his offensive line and teammates. Aguilera is also a skilled wrestler, and a regular at the

  • By David Keech October 20, 2018 Abbotsford– Multi-sport athlete excels all year long for Abbotsford, starring on the volleyball court, basketball court, and in track and field for the Falcons. Kunze has been a state entrant in track for the Falcons, excelled as a rebounder and shot blocker in basketball, and will go down as

  • CWS Sports Desk October 10, 2018 Stevens Point– CentralWisconsinSports.net caught up with SPASH senior two way starter, lineman and captain, Hayden Hopfensperger for a little sit down CWS–You are center and DT for the SPASH Panthers, what do you like about each position? H.H.-Well at center I love knowing what I have to do on each

  • Compiled by Brian Kalish September 25, 2018 Wisconsin Rapids– The CWS Spotlight found Maddie Paitel from Wisconsin Rapids.  Paitel has been an integral member of the Red Raiders’ volleyball squad this fall. CWS: It’s hard to believe we’re kind of entering the home stretch of the fall season already– what are some positives for your

  • 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 the diamond. The Colby defense is spearheaded by senior catcher Megan Underwood, whose defense behind the plate is key to

  • 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 the Wisconsin Valley Conference leading SPASH golf team. CWS: Pretty much everyone is familiar with your abilities on the basketball

  • 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 be a dangerous weapon for the Red Raiders. Learn what makes the Red Raider third baseman ‘tick’ with our world

  • 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 such an outstanding performer for the Penguins? Perhaps the answers can best be found in our world famous CWS interview, ‘Pancakes

  • 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, Westfall is also competing at the WIAA Wrestling Championships. CWS caught up with Westfall with our world-famous interview ‘Pancakes or

  • 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 attack Diedrich, and in our attempt to learn what makes Diedrich ‘tick’ we had the junior complete our world-famous CWS

  • 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 success of the Colby girls basketball team as they wind down the regular season and prepare for next week’s playoffs.

  • 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 night. CWS: You guys are currently 18-2 and have a big match up against D.C. Everest on Friday night. After