The Van Wert County Courthouse

Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor KALIDA — When Lincolnview and Kalida met on December 23, the Wildcats posted a 52-49 victory but the Lancers turned the tables on Friday night with a 44-32 Division IV sectional championship win. “I think at this point in the year you have every game circled,” Lincolnview head coach Brett Hammons […]

POSTED: 02/27/21 at 12:17 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor CONVOY — Led by Kalen Etzler’s 15 points and 12 rebounds and a staunch defense, No. 3 seed Crestview pulled away from Delphos St. John’s 51-37 at Ray Etzler Gymnasium on Friday night. The victory gave the Knights (18-5) a Division IV sectional championship and a spot in next week’s district […]

POSTED: 02/27/21 at 12:15 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor One of the most celebrated athletes in Van Wert High School history made his college official on Friday. Three-sport athlete Owen Treece (football, basketball, baseball) signed a letter of intent to play football for Wittenberg University, a Division III school in Springfield. The Tigers boast one of the winningest programs in […]

POSTED: 02/27/21 at 12:14 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports COLUMBUS — Van Wert senior Lorrie Decker ended her high school bowling career by placing seventh out of 102 bowlers at the 2021 girls Division II state bowling tournament at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl on Friday. Decker rolled a 601 series (186-215-200) and in the process earned second team All-Ohio honors. […]

POSTED: 02/27/21 at 12:14 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

VW independent/submitted information The Van Wert County YMCA and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) have joined together to bridge the gap between tragedy and recovery.  The YMCA is much more than a swim and gym facility and has expanded its outreach over the past 15 years. New community initiatives that help the neediest and improve […]

POSTED: 02/27/21 at 12:11 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Van Wert Health, which first implemented visitor restrictions in March 2020 to help control the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses, on Thursday announced it will begin to lift some of those restrictions. The new visitation guidelines detailed below went into effect Friday, February 26. Visiting hours are daily from 8 a.m. […]

POSTED: 02/27/21 at 12:04 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The YMCA of Van Wert County invites local residents to attend the annual YMCA Good Friday Prayer Breakfast on Friday, April 2, starting at 7 a.m., at Hickory Sticks Golf Course south of Van Wert. This event will be featured on Facebook Live! This year’s featured speaker is Dayna Motycka and her […]

POSTED: 02/26/21 at 11:59 pm. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent writer State budget cuts and future funding were two items briefly touched on during Thursday night’s meeting of the Lincolnview Local Board of Education. Treasurer Troy Bowersock said the district received $186,000 less this year and he said he recently learned how much more will be cut from state foundation money. “At this […]

POSTED: 02/25/21 at 11:28 pm. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor DEFIANCE — Defense was the name of the game during Thursday night’s Division IV district semifinal game between Crestview and North Central. The top-seeded Lady Knights held the No. 8 seed Eagles to just 5-of-26 (19 percent) shooting and forced 23 turnovers on the way to a 39-11 victory. The win […]

POSTED: 02/25/21 at 9:36 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Note: The opening round of the 2011-2012 sectional tournament is the focus of this week’s Friday Flashback. Lincolnview face Temple Christian in the semifinal round and the Lancers found themselves needing an extra session to pull out the win. Below is the story as it appeared on the VW independent Sports page. Van Wert independent […]

POSTED: 02/25/21 at 9:36 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports