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Friday, Jan. 27, 2023

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent editor This week’s Monday Mailbag features questions about the 16-team football playoff format, upsets, a potential rematch, and Ohio St., plus a comment about Delphos football. Q: What are your thoughts on the 16 team playoff? Should it go back to eight or possibly 12? If you look at seeds 1-3 the top […]

POSTED: 10/31/22 at 3:43 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

VW independent sports Here are regional volleyball pairings as set by the Ohio High School Athletic Association. Crestview will face Tiffin Calvert in the Division IV semifinals at the Elida Fieldhouse at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Division I Region 1 Hudson vs. Rocky River Magnificat at Hudson High School, Thurs., 6 p.m.Chardon vs. Massillon Jackson at […]

POSTED: 10/31/22 at 3:39 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

VW independent sports/submitted information COLUMBUS — The Ohio High School Athletic Association released the football regional quarterfinal playoff pairings Sunday afternoon. Unless otherwise noted, all second-round games will be played on Friday, November 4, with kickoffs set for 7 p.m. The list includes the Van Wert Cougars, who will travel to Erie County to face […]

POSTED: 10/30/22 at 4:06 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

VW independent sports COLUMBUS — Here’s how the seeds fared in the first round of the Ohio High School Athletic Association football playoffs on Friday. Of note, the No. 9 and No. 10 seeds went a combined 31-25 playing on the road Friday in the opening round. Overall, the home teams (top 8 seeds) went […]

POSTED: 10/30/22 at 4:05 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Sara Rose Beech, 59, of Scott, passed away Thursday evening, October 27, 2022, at Van Wert Health. She was born on March 3, 1963, in Athens, Tennessee, the daughter of Troy Hester Sr., who preceded her in death, and Martha Jerelene (Duckett) Daughtery, who survives in Ethowa, Tennessee. She married Matthew Duane Beech July 4, […]

POSTED: 10/29/22 at 9:08 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent editor Van Wert needed a big play and Carson Smith came through in a big way during Friday night’s Division IV opening round playoff game between the sixth seeded Cougars and No. 11 seed Wauseon at Eggerss Stadium. After recovering a fumble at the Cougar 23 with 8:28 left until halftime, the Indians […]

POSTED: 10/28/22 at 11:44 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Submitted information Reserved seat/season tickets for boys’ JV/varsity basketball games for those who had seats in 2021-22 will be sold in the Lecture Hall (first door to the left after entering main high school entrance) on the following dates: October 31 5-6:30 p.m., reserved seat season ticket holders whose last name begins with A-K.6:30-8 p.m., […]

POSTED: 10/28/22 at 11:44 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

VW independent staff/submitted information PAULDING – “Let Heaven & Nature Sing” is the theme for this year’s Festival of Trees at John Paulding Historical Society in Paulding. The dates will be Friday, November 4 through Saturday, November 12. Admission and parking are free. Donations are greatly appreciated. The festival will be open daily throughout the […]

POSTED: 10/28/22 at 11:39 pm. FILED UNDER: News

These young fans gathered at Eggerss Stadium to cheer on the Van Wert Cougars during an OHSAA opening round playoff game against Wauseon on Friday night. They had plenty to cheer about as the Cougars rolled to a 40-7 victory. A full game story can be found on the Sports page. Bob Barnes/Van Wert independent

POSTED: 10/28/22 at 11:38 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent staff/submitted information Flag City Honor Flight, the Findlay-based hub of the National Honor Flight Network, will fly 87 Vietnam-era veterans and their guardians from Toledo to Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, November 1, the third and final Honor Flight of 2022. A total of 182 people will be on the flight. Flag City Honor […]

POSTED: 10/28/22 at 11:38 pm. FILED UNDER: News