Tag Archives: Derek Bell

Everest stuns SPASH, 1-0, in first round of playoffs

By Steve Hill Oct. 16, 2018 Stevens Point — A week ago, the SPASH Panthers looked like a juggernaut and D.C. Everest looked like a shell of the program that had become a dominant regional power. But the Panthers’ 7-0 pasting of the Evergreens was then, and now is a different matter. Let by goalie… Read More »

Marshfield, SPASH lead WVC into soccer playoffs

By Steve Hill Oct. 15, 2018 Wisconsin Valley Conference boys’ soccer teams get a new look for Division 1 sectional play and an earlier start than in years past, with first-round games starting Tuesday and the WVC’s top two teams getting the only two hosting slots. SPASH, which finished first in the WVC with a… Read More »

It’s a wrap: SPASH wins first soccer title since 2011

CWS Sports Desk Oct. 11, 2018 Wausau — What looked like a wide-open Wisconsin Valley Conference race all season now looks like it should have been a foregone conclusion from the outset. The SPASH Panthers put their stamp on the WVC crown with a 7-0 victory on the road at Wausau East Thursday, giving them… Read More »

Perez, Kane help SPASH storm past Everest, 7-0

By Steve Hill Oct. 9, 2018 Weston — The Wisconsin Valley Conference may have had some troublesome weather this year, but until Tuesday night, it hadn’t experienced a storm like the one brought by Ricky Perez, Ethan Kane, and their SPASH teammates. On a night that began with more than half of the WVC still… Read More »

Surprise, surprise: at Rapids, SPASH ties

Story and photo by Steve Hill Oct. 5, 2018 Wisconsin Rapids — The SPASH Panthers remained undefeated in the Wisconsin Valley Conference at Wisconsin Rapids Friday afternoon — but barely. Senior midfielder Ricky Perez hit on a crucial free kick with just three minutes left in the contest, giving the Panthers a last-gasp 1-1 tie in… Read More »

Everest faces huge stretch, including a hurri-Kane

UPDATE, 1:30 p.m.: SPASH-WR postponed By Steve Hill Oct. 2, 2018 The Wisconsin Valley Conference boys soccer race is two-thirds finished and still up for grabs, but the upcoming week is fairly certain to winnow the field and set up an exciting finish. After a 2-2 tie with Wausau East on a cold, wet, home… Read More »

SPASH soccer routs Marshfield, moves into first

CWS Sports Desk September 25, 2018 Stevens Point — The SPASH Panthers moved at least temporarily into first place in the Wisconsin Valley Conference boys soccer race with a shower of goals on Tuesday, downing Marshfield 7-1 at the Portage County Youth Soccer complex. With the win, the Panthers are 4-0-3 and 15 points in… Read More »

Everest holds on to first with 0-0 tie in Point

By Steve Hill Photo by Kylie Bridenhagen Sept. 13, 2018 Stevens Point — SPASH missed a golden opportunity to move into a first-place tie with Marshfield Thursday at the Portage County Youth Soccer complex as D.C. Everest salvaged a 0-0 draw with the Panthers. The Evergreens (3-2-2, 3-0-1 Wisconsin Valley Conference) got eight saves from senior… Read More »

SPASH takes 3-1 rivalry win over Rapids

By Steve Hill Photo by Kylie Bridenhagen Sept. 6, 2018 STEVENS POINT — In a young soccer season that has already seen multiple rainouts, Tuesday’s SPASH-Wisconsin Rapids contest featured only a figurative deluge, but one that meant a very real 3-1 victory for the Panthers. SPASH scored all three goals in the span of just… Read More »

WVC league soccer play opens Tuesday

By Steve Hill Aug. 27, 2018 If the Wisconsin Valley Conference had to select a baked good as a league mascot for 2018, maybe the turnover would be a good choice. Four of the WVC’s seven teams have new coaches, and there aren’t enough returning players from the 2017 All-WVC first and second teams to… Read More »

Rapids drowns SPASH title hopes, 4-2

Story and photo by Steve Hill Oct. 3, 2017 Stevens Point — First-place Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln got a hat trick from Jack Kiiskila en route to a 4-2 win over the SPASH Panthers Tuesday night at the Portage County Youth Soccer complex, moving a step closer to their first Wisconsin Valley Conference title since 2010 and… Read More »