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 »

Wisconsin Woodchucks sign Mizzou’s Swanger, Vierling for 2019

CWS Sports Desk March 10, 2019 Wausau– The Wisconsin Woodchucks are introducing two Mizzou players to their 2019 roster. Freshman, Cameron Swanger, and Sophomore, Mark Vierling, will be joining the Woodchucks in the upcoming season. Cameron Swanger, a 6’5”, 210 lb. freshman grew up in Loveland, Ohio and was All-American three years in a row… Read More »

State semifinal slips away from Newman

By Cole Walters and Brian Kalish March 8, 2019 Green Bay– The Wausau Newman Fighting Cardinals took on the undefeated Clayton Bears in a state semifinal matchup on Friday morning. In a game that saw the Cardinals lead for 31 minutes and as many as 12 points with 12 minutes to go, the Cardinals saw… 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 »

Athens boys bow out in sectional semifinal

CWS Sports Desk March 7, 2019 Eau Claire—  The #5 seeded Athens Blue Jay boys saw their season come to end, bowing out to top seeded McDonell in the sectional semifinals, 57-47. Cooper Dederich and Liam Weller each had 14 points for Athens. Athens had 16 turnovers and was 7 of 15 from the free… Read More »

2019 All-CWS Football Recap – Best of the Best: Butt, Bacon, Aguilera, Lindell, Schoenherr, Birkenholz, Guden, Flink

By David Keech March 7, 2019 Madison— Taking a look back, a wrap up of the 2019 All-CWS Football Team, chosen by fans from throughout central Wisconsin and beyond: QB Carson Butt Edgar Marawood All Marawood 1st Team, Marawood Back of the Year WR/TE Austin Bacon Spencer/Columbus Cloverbelt All Cloverbelt 1st Team, WFCA All Region… Read More »

Hanke and Schilling combine for 37 as Marathon boys down Auburndale to advance to sectional final

CWS Sports Desk March 7, 2019 Weston— Carter Hanke had 19 points and Cameron Schilling scored 18 as the #2 seeded Marathon Red Raiders downed Auburndale in sectional semifinal action, 57-55. Colton Wright  and Cooper Weinfurter led Auburndale with 16 points each. Marathon advances to face Oshkosh Lourdes Academy  in the sectional final, scheduled for… Read More »

Mustangs sprint past Hornets in state semifinal

By Brian Kalish March 7, 2019 Green Bay– After a rough first half that saw Colby trailing Melrose-Mindoro 35-22 in the WIAA Division 4 state semifinal game at the Resch Center in Green Bay, the Hornets huddled in front of their bench. According to Colby senior Vanessa Lopez, the message was simple. “We really had to… Read More »

Colby vs. Melrose-Mindoro: Game preview

By David Keech March 6, 2019 Colby— The Colby Hornets’ perfect season has landed the Cloverbelt Champions in the State Tournament, where they will play in a Division 4 semifinal Thursday evening. The trip to state is the first in school history, and the occasion is one that has not only the school excited, but… Read More »