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Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent editor LIMA — So close. So very close. Lima Central Catholic stopped Crestview’s Isaac Kline at the two-yard line as time expired, preserving a 13-7 victory over the Knights in the opening round of the Division VII, Region 26 playoffs at Spartan Stadium on Saturday. The heartbreaking loss ended Crestview’s season at 6-5 […]

POSTED: 10/31/21 at 2:06 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

With protection provided by Landin Friemoth (72) and Mason Penix (55), Crestview quarterback Carson Hunter drops back to pass during Saturday’s playoff game against Lima Central Catholic. Kaden Kreischer (31) booms a kickoff for the Knights while the coverage team prepares to race downfield. Bob Barnes/Van Wert independent

POSTED: 10/31/21 at 2:02 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Submitted information COLUMBUS — The Ohio High School Athletic Association has released pairings for the regional quarterfinals of the football playoffs, with 224 schools advancing to the second round of the 50th annual postseason tournament. Divisions I, II, III and IV play on Friday nights, while Divisions V, VI and VII play on Saturday nights. […]

POSTED: 10/31/21 at 2:02 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports TIFFIN — Cross country runners from Van Wert and Lincolnview competed at regionals at Hedges-Boyer Park in Tiffin on Saturday. Division II Van Wert’s Hunter Sherer is the county’s lone qualifier to this Saturday’s OHSAA Cross Country Championships at Fortress Obetz near Columbus. Sherer grabbed the final individual qualifying spot by […]

POSTED: 10/31/21 at 2:01 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent editor Four people – three incumbents and a former school administrator – are running for three seats on the Lincolnview school board. The incumbents are Eric Germann, Mark Zielke and Lori Snyder and the lone challenger is Kelly Dye, who has ties to the Lincolnview Local Schools. Germann works as a consultant in […]

POSTED: 10/29/21 at 11:33 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Despite soggy conditions, fans gathered at Eggerss Stadium to watch Friday night’s playoff opener between defending Division IV state champion Van Wert and the Rossford Bulldogs. The Cougars had no trouble with Rossford and won handily 46-0. A full story can be found on the Sports page. Bob Barnes/Van Wert independent

POSTED: 10/29/21 at 11:33 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert Elks Lodge 1197 selected Crestview High School seniors Ellie Vining (left) and Maisee Short middle) seniors at Crestview High School as the recipients of the Students of the Month for October. The two are pictured with Lodge Student of the Month Chair Linda J. Stanley. Students are nominated by their high schools to […]

POSTED: 10/29/21 at 11:31 pm. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent editor The constant rain, wind and cold didn’t seem to bother Van Wert one bit during Friday’s Division IV Region 14 playoff opener Eggerss Stadium. Playing in less than ideal conditions and on a field that quickly became a quagmire, No. 3 seed Cougars scored early and often and rolled to a 46-0 […]

POSTED: 10/29/21 at 11:29 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Aidan Pratt (15) drops back to pass during Friday night’s rainy playoff opener against Rossford. Pratt fired three touchdown passes, including one to Maddix Crutchfield (11) and the Cougars opened the Division IV playoffs with a 46-0 win over the Bulldogs. Bob Barnes/Van Wert independent

POSTED: 10/29/21 at 11:28 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports Crestview offensive lineman Mason Penix earned First Team All-NWC honors in voting by coaches this week, the only Knight to the all-conference first team recognition. He was also named Honorable Mention as a defensive lineman.  Second Team Honors went to Crestview running back Nick Helt, offensive lineman Landin Friemoth, linebacker Ayden […]

POSTED: 10/29/21 at 11:27 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports