The Van Wert County Courthouse

Monday, Dec. 6, 2021

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor Van Wert head coach Ben Laudick believes it’s the biggest victory for his young team so far this season. The Cougars, now 4-9, picked up their second win of the weekend and third straight overall by beating Lima Central Catholic 61-57 on Saturday. The Thunderbirds (9-7) had won five of their […]

POSTED: 01/31/21 at 10:01 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor CONVOY — A career night by Carson Kreischer helped Crestview get off to a hot start and the Knights never looked back during Saturday’s 70-45 win over Hicksville. Crestview (13-4) blistered the nets in the first quarter and played lockdown defense on the way to a commanding 26-6 lead at the […]

POSTED: 01/31/21 at 10:00 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor Lincolnview rode a dominating second quarter to celebrate a 71-47 homecoming win over Delphos St. John’s on Saturday night. Already leading 18-12 after the opening quarter, the Lancers outscored the Blue Jays 26-10 in the second stanza and enjoyed a commanding 44-22 halftime lead. “We got after it on the defensive […]

POSTED: 01/31/21 at 9:59 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports FORT JENNINGS — Olivia Cunningham scored 20 points and freshman Myia Etzler had a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds to help Crestview defeat Fort Jennings 65-20 in non-conference girls’ basketball action on Saturday. In addition, Cali Gregory finished with 11 points, eight rebounds and eight assists for the Lady […]

POSTED: 01/31/21 at 9:59 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports LIMA — Crestview finished 21st and Lincolnview 25th at the 29-team LCC Thunderbird Wrestling Invitational, held Friday and Satuday at Lima Central Catholic High School. Covington was crowned as the team champion, while Allen East finished as the runner up. Crestview’s highest placers were Gavin Chubb at 106 pounds (fourth), Levi […]

POSTED: 01/31/21 at 9:58 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports LIMA – A trip to 20th Century Lanes in Lima turned out to be a good one for Lincolnview bowlers, as the Lancers recorded a 1410-1189 victory over Temple Christian on Saturday. Justin Braun led the way with a 177-157-334 series, while Alex Wyatt had a 127-180-307 series. Preston Bugh (135-138-273), […]

POSTED: 01/31/21 at 9:57 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor This week’s Monday Mailbag includes questions about conference realignment, Van Wert basketball, and seeding at the Division IV Elida district. Q: Is there any update on WBL schools possibly leaving for the NLL? Name withheld upon request A: It’s true the Northern Lakes League is looking to expand. NLL officials are […]

POSTED: 01/31/21 at 9:57 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports Girls basketball sectional and district tournament brackets were set on Sunday afternoon. Two Van Wert County teams will jump into action in the opening round, while a third opted for a bye. Crestview is the No. 1 seed in the Division IV girls’ basketball Defiance district. The Lady Knights opted for […]

POSTED: 01/31/21 at 3:24 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports Here are final scores of boys’ high school basketball games played on Saturday, January 20. PCL Columbus Grove 71 Continental 47 Non-conference Bath 45 Bryan 35Cardinal Stritch 77 Kenton 56Coldwater 64 Upper Scioto Valley 61Cory-Rawson 46 Allen East 37Crestview 70 Hicksville 45Defiance 58 Napoleon 46Edgerton 66 Hilltop 41Findlay 63 Shawnee 56Fort […]

POSTED: 01/30/21 at 9:58 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Barbara A. (McGuire) Laing was torn from her family, loved ones, and this life in the wee hours of Friday, January 29, 2021, by the consequential damage done by the murderous COVID-19 Virus. What began as a cough turned this vigorous woman into a victim gasping for breath, then to a paralyzed patient reliant on […]

POSTED: 01/30/21 at 5:32 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries