Tag Archives: Ricky Perez

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 »

Offense dominates All-WVC soccer squad

By Steve Hill Oct. 27, 2017 Led by Player of Year Jack Kiiskila of league champion Wisconsin Rapids, the 2017 All-Wisconsin Valley Conference squad is dominated by seniors who scored — a lot. Kiiskila, a forward who racked up 66 points on 27 goals and 12 assists to lead the Valley, was one of eight… Read More »

CWS Soccer Report: Rapids-SPASH rivalry highlights elimination week

By Steve Hill Oct. 2, 2017 Stevens Point — One of the region’s best sports rivalries takes center stage Tuesday as the SPASH boys soccer team hosts Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln in a game that will dramatically impact who still has a shot at the Wisconsin Valley Conference crown. Rapids, which just two weeks ago was sitting… Read More »

SPASH upends Wausau West, 3-1, in tough match

Story by Steve Hill Photo by Kylie Bridenhagen Sept. 21, 2017 Stevens Point — In another nobody-watching-from-the-bench game, the fourth-place SPASH Panthers defeated second-place Wausau West 3-1 in a critical Wisconsin Valley Conference contest that threw the WVC race into further turmoil. Two teams that have a history of wild, suspenseful games at the Portage… Read More »

CWS Soccer Report: Halfway through, Rapids now the target

By Steve Hill Sept. 19, 2017 It’s the end of the beginning and the beginning of the end, and Wisconsin Rapids is the clear leader that everyone else in the Wisconsin Valley Conference is trying to knock off. Now in its fourth week of league play, the WVC wraps up the first half of its… Read More »

SPASH downs Merrill, 10-0

CWS Sports Desk Sept. 12, 2017 Stevens Point — Nine different players scored for the SPASH Panthers Tuesday as they downed Merrill 10-0 in a Wisconsin Valley Conference matchup at the Portage County Youth Soccer complex. SPASH evened its conference record to 2-2 and moved to 4-3 overall. Merrill is 0-5 in the WVC and… Read More »

Rapids beats SPASH 3-1, takes control of WVC

Story and photo by Steve Hill Sept. 7, 2017 Wisconsin Rapids — The SPASH Panthers became the first Wisconsin Valley Conference team to crack the Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln defense this season, but couldn’t solve the problem of the Red Raiders’ veteran experience, falling 3-1 in the soccer rivalry Thursday. Jack Kiiskila, the WVC’s leading scorer,… Read More »

CWS Soccer Roundup: Rapids, SPASH square off

By Steve Hill Sept. 4, 2017 No major surprises cropped up in the first week of Wisconsin Valley Conference boys soccer play, although a couple of players fired their opening shots in the battle to see who will replace two-time conference MVP Jack Mittelsteadt at the top of the scoring list. Sophomore T.J. Knutson of… Read More »