Tag Archives: Nate Cleveland

Rapids dumps SPASH, 1-0

By Steve Hill April 16, 2019 Wisconsin Rapids — Soccer scheduling in April may be as off-again, on-again as high school romance, but some things burn hot forever.  So it is with the SPASH-Wisconsin Rapids rivalry. The Red Raiders (3-2-1, 2-0 WVC) got a late first-half score from a surprising source — goalie Miranda Nieman,… Read More »

WVC Soccer Roundup: April fools schedule again

By Steve Hill April 15, 2019 After a promising start to the season, Wisconsin Valley Conference soccer has again been put on hold by tricky April weather, including postponement of a big rivalry game that probably got a little bigger over the weekend. Defending champion SPASH was to have traveled to Wisconsin Rapids Tuesday, but… Read More »

Rapids takes shootout win over No. 9 Sun Prairie

CWS Sports Desk April 14, 2019 Sun Prairie — The Wisconsin Rapids Red Raiders had a 3-1 shootout edge after a 1-1 tie in regulation to win the Hubcap Classic Saturday. “This was our most complete game of the season so far against a quality opponent. We are definitely progressing with each outing,” said Rapids… Read More »

Rapids defeats West, 3-0, to open WVC play

CWS Sports Desk April 9, 2019 Wisconsin Rapids — The Wisconsin Rapids Red Raiders picked up a league-opening win over Wausau West with goals from three different players Tuesday night at home. “It’s great to get the WVC season started with a win.  We’re making progress,” said Raiders coach Nate Cleveland, whose team is now… Read More »

WVC Soccer Roundup: Competitive climate unchanged as 2019 girls’ season opens

By Steve Hill April 2, 2019 After last year’s bizarre weather cancelled the first half of the league season, girls’ soccer gets underway in 2019 with hopes for different environmental circumstances, but expectations of exciting play in a Wisconsin Valley Conference race with teams returning most of their firepower. “The first thing is we’re expecting… Read More »

CWS Soccer Roundup: WVC teams eliminated, but look forward to big things

By Steve Hill June 8, 2018 A snow-shortened girls soccer season that took forever to arrive ended for the Wisconsin Valley Conference’s final two teams in action Thursday, but the future looks bright for a conference full of young stars and solid coaching. SPASH’s surprising WVC championship year ended on a sour note Thursday, with… Read More »

Soccer playoff roundup: SPASH, Everest could meet again

By Steve Hill May 30, 2018 Soccer playoffs get underway for Wisconsin Valley Conference teams on Thursday. In Division 1, SPASH  is hoping its third meeting with Wausau West sets up a third meeting with D.C. Everest, Everest hosts Chippewa Falls, and Wisconsin Rapids is trying to spend a lot of time in Appleton this… Read More »

CWS Soccer Roundup: Can anyone derail the Everest locomotive?

By Steve Hill May 21, 2018 Heading into just the third full week of Wisconsin Valley Conference girls soccer play, it may seem like the season is over before it even started. That’s understandable. If the SPASH Panthers can’t pull off a win or a tie against five-time defending champ D.C. Everest,  the Evergreens will… Read More »

Wisconsin Rapids splits a pair in Everest tourney

CWS Sports Desk May 19, 2018 Weston — The Wisconsin Rapids Red Raiders played solid matches against a pair of Fox River Classic teams in the D.C. Everest invitational tournament this weekend, falling 1-0 to state-ranked Bay Port but beating De Pere 1-0. “We played two hard-fought, knock down/drag out matches. I thought we showed… Read More »

Scoreless Tie-tans: Rapids, SPASH rumble ends in draw

By Steve Hill May 15, 2018 Wisconsin Rapids — Fans expecting a high school girls’ soccer contest were instead treated to a veritable summer camp of games Tuesday night, getting everything except a goal as Wisconsin Rapids held the SPASH Panthers to a scoreless tie that took the Red Raiders out of first place in… Read More »

CWS Soccer Roundup: Fingers crossed for start of WVC play

By Steve Hill May 2, 2018 There’s no more relying on puppies and proms for entertainment; the time for Wisconsin Valley Conference girls soccer play has finally arrived. With a full slate of conference games Thurday, the weather-shortened league season should get underway with last year’s top three teams all hosting 7 p.m. games. Defending… Read More »