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Official Athletic Website

Address: 10708 SR 118 S. Van Wert, OH 45891
Principal: Bob Priest | Office Phone: 419-238-3350
Athletic Director: Craig Hershey | Office Phone: 419-238-9601 | Email

Team Schedules
Map to Van Wert Schools

Van Wert WBL Championships

Baseball (4): 19, 84, 69, 68
Boys Basketball (6): 07, 01, 95, 92, 87, 60
Girls Basketball (1): 06
Girls Bowling (1): 21
Boys Cross Country (12): 20, 14, 05, 03, 98, 97, 96, 93, 88, 85, 82, 81
Girls Cross Country (11): 20, 13, 12, 09, 04, 03, 02, 01, 96, 95, 94
Football (18): 87, 69, 67, 58, 57, 56, 55, 54, 52, 50, 49, 47, 43, 42, 41, 39, 38, 37
Golf (10): 12, 07, 03, 02, 91, 85, 81, 80, 79, 75
Boys Tennis (5): 16, 69, 67, 66, 65
Boys Track (7): 19, 12, 05, 04, 01, 98, 87
Girls Track (3): 18, 76, 75
Wrestling (4): 08, 07, 04, 71

Van Wert State Appearances

State Championships
2020 Football Division IV State Champions
1976 Girls Track Mile Relay State Champions

State Runner-Up
2000 Football Division III State Runner-Up
1988 Boys CC State Runner-up
1985 Boys Golf State Runner-Up

State Semifinalist
2019 Baseball Division II State Semifinalist
1992 Boys Basketball State Semifinalist
1990 Boys Basketball State Semifinalist
1987 Boys Basketball State Semifinalist

State Qualifiers
Boys Golf State Qualifiers: 2007, 2004 (5th), 2003 (3rd)
Girls CC State Qualifiers: 2006 (12th), 2004 (14th), 2003 (5th), 2002 (4th), 2001 (8th)
Boys CC State Qualifiers: 1998 (9th), 1993, 1987 (6th)

Van Wert News & Scores

2/27 OHSAA Wrestling Sectionals

Division II Sectional at Defiance
Four from each weight class will advance to the District at Norwalk.
3. St. Marys 158, 4. Celina 153, 5. Wapakoneta 152, 8. Shawnee 64, 9. Elida 59, 10. Defiance 54, 10. Van Wert 54, 12. Ottawa-Glandorf 41

Brackets | Match Results | Placement

District Qualifiers:
106: 1. Tyler Hisey, St. Marys; 3. Treven Rittenhouse, Defiance
113: 1. Colin Mellott, Wapakoneta; 2. Trevor Hisey, St. Marys; 3. Derrick Slater, Celina
120: 3. Bryce Knapke, Wapakoneta
126: 2. Landon Engle, Celina; 4. Killian Sudduth, Van Wert
132: 3. Gavin Hall, Wapakoneta
138: 1. Conner Douglass, Elida; 2. Angel Rosales, Ottawa-Glandorf; 4. Kyler Bowlby, Celina
145: 2. Ethan Scurlock, Shawnee; 4. Owen Thomas, Ottawa-Glandorf
152: 2. Jaden King, Celina; 3. Dominic Tracy, Defiance; 4. Mason Adlesh, Shawnee
160: 2. Macein Bigham, Van Wert; 3. Mason Saeler, St. Marys; 4. Jacob Schlesselman, Wapakoneta
170: 3. Jace Schaefer, St. Marys
182: 1. Stashu Patterson, St. Marys; 4. Alex Stachler, Celina
195: 2. Carter Sharpe, St. Marys; 3. Ean Kramer, Wapakoneta
220: 2. Joey Posada, Celina; 3. Trevor Houts, Wapakoneta
285: 2. Cael Rostorfer, Wapakoneta

Division III Sectional at Lima Central Catholic
Four from each weight class will advance to the District at Southwest Ohio.
7. Kenton 99, 8. Bath 73

Brackets | Match Results | Placement

District Qualifiers:
106: 2. Connor Dye, Kenton
113: none
120: none
126: none
132: 2. Anthony Hunt, Kenton; 3. Zachary Kennedy, Bath
138: 2. Ezekiel Burkholder, Bath
145: none
152: none
160: none
170: 3. Carter Bays, Kenton
182: 3. Nolan Deppe, Bath
195: 4. Brandon Bowling, Kenton
220: none
285: none

2021 OHSAA State Boys Swimming & Diving Championships

2021 OHSAA State Boys Swimming & Diving Championships at Canton
Division II
8. Wapakoneta 88, 37. Celina 17, 48. St. Marys 7, 55. Ottawa-Glandorf 2.5
1 mtr Diving: 2. Holden Cubberly, Celina (State Runner-Up); 10. Kameron MacLean, St. Marys; 17. Xander Spees, St. Marys
200 Yard Medley Relay: 14. Wapakoneta (Owen Becker/Grant Honigford/Gavin Sutton/Cameron Reichenbach), 20. St. Marys (Reese Triplett/Griffin Luebke/Xander Spees/Charlie Krebs)
200 Yard Freestyle: 20. Nate Metzger, Wapakoneta
50 Yard Freestyle: 4. Alex Honigford, Wapakoneta, 22. Cameron Reichenbach, Wapakoneta
100 Yard Butterfly: 14. Wes Davidson, Ottawa-Glandorf; 17. Jayden Welker, Van Wert; 19. John Briggs, Shawnee
100 Yard Freestyle: 10. Alex Honigford, Wapakoneta; 22. Nate Metzger, Wapakoneta
200 Yard Freestyle Relay: 2. Wapakoneta (Cameron Reichenbach/Luke Wierwille/Nate Metzger/Alex Honigford) State Runner-Up, 22. St. Marys (Charlie Krebs/Austin Hertenstein/Marcus McClain/Xander Spees)
100 Yard Backstroke: 23. John Briggs, Shawnee
400 Yard Freestyle Relay: 6. Wapakoneta (Cameron Reichenbach/Luke Wierwille/Nate Metzger/Alex Honigford)

Complete Results

2020-21 WBL Boys Basketball All-League Teams

WBL Player of the Year: George Mangas – Shawnee

1st Team
Brennen Blevins – Ottawa-Glandorf
Owen Nichols – Ottawa-Glandorf
Le Trey Williams – St. Marys
George Mangas – Shawnee
Tyson Elwer – Shawnee
Owen Treece – Van Wert

2nd Team
Bradyn Shaw – Defiance
Colin White – Ottawa-Glandorf
Austin Parks – St. Marys
Brady Wheeler – Shawnee
Noah Ambos – Wapakoneta

3rd Team
Josh Rasawehr – Celina
Cayden Zachrich – Defiance
Jayden Cornell – Kenton
Jarin Bertke – Shawnee
Aidan Pratt – Van Wert

Honorable Mention
Bradyn Fleharty – Bath
Jack Duncan – Celina
Isaac Schlatter – Defiance
Tyler Long – Elida
Gavin Payne – Kenton
Will Kaufman – Ottawa-Glandorf
Jadin Davis – St. Marys
Caden Vermillion – Shawnee
Ethan Brown – Van Wert
Garrett Siefring – Wapakoneta

2020-21 WBL Girls Basketball All-League Teams

WBL Player of the Year: Ruby Bolon – Bath – Senior

1st Team
Ruby Bolon – Bath – Senior
Chandler Clark – Bath – Senior
Kelsey Erford – Ottawa-Glandorf – Senior
Chloee Glenn – Ottawa-Glandorf – Sophomore
Grace Freiberger – Shawnee – Freshman
Kendall Dieringer – St. Marys – Junior

2nd Team
Esther Bolon – Bath – Senior
Madelyn Renner – Bath – Senior
Amira Freeman – Elida – Senior
Erin Kaufman – Ottawa-Glandorf – Junior
Zoe Best – Shawnee – Freshman
Sofia Houg – Van Wert – Sophomore

3rd Team
Addisyn Freeman – Elida – Sophomore
Lindsey Smith – Kenton – Senior
Noelle Ruane – St. Marys – Junior
Kyra Welch – Van Wert – Sophomore
Casey Minnig – Wapakoneta – Senior

Honorable Mention
Abbie Dackin – Bath – Senior
Carley Eichler – Celina – Senior
Joanna Schlatter – Defiance – Senior
Brooke Reese – Elida – Senior
Jenna Manns – Kenton – Senior
Anna Siefker – Ottawa-Glandorf – Senior
Hailee Conrad – Shawnee – Junior
Kiley Tennant – St. Marys – Senior
Jaylyn Rickard – Van Wert – Senior
Allie Wilson – Wapakoneta – Junior

2020-21 WBL Girls Bowling All-League Teams

WBL Bowler of the Year: LORRIE DECKER – VAN WERT

1st Team
LORRIE DECKER (VAN WERT)
AUDREE GRAY (CELINA)
ASHTYN HUBER (CELINA)
OLIVIA MILLER (SHAWNEE)
LILY STEINBERG (ST MARYS)
TRICIA YAHL (ST MARYS)

2nd Team
EMMA HOLDEN (SHAWNEE)
MADISON DOSECK (WAPAKONETA)
RYLEIGH HANICQ (VAN WERT)
SARAH MUNSON (ELIDA)
SAVANNAH ROTH (DEFIANCE)

3rd Team
BAILEY VANMETER (WAPAKONETA)
JENNA SPRAGUE (BATH)
MADISON HARDEN (CELINA)
MAKENNA NAGEL (VAN WERT)
KELSEY COX (ELIDA)

Honorable Mention
LINNAEA LONG (BATH)
EMMA WHISTLER (CELINA)
TAYLOR CRIGGER (DEFIANCE)
SKYLAR LAMB (ELIDA)
JAYDYN JOHNS (OTTAWA-GLANDORF)
SAMANTHA ZELTNER (SHAWNEE)
CHLOE GIBSON (ST MARYS)
HANNA SAY (VAN WERT)
ALAYNA SPANGLER (WAPAKONETA)

2020-21 WBL Boys Bowling All-League Teams

WBL Bowler of the Year: BRITTON HOLE – CELINA

1st Team
BRITTON HOLE (CELINA)
SAM WAGNER (WAPAKONETA)
BOSTON BRISENO (DEFIANCE)
MATT ADCOCK (ELIDA)
JUNIOR HURLEY (ST MARYS)
CAYDEN BALLWEG (ST MARYS)

2nd Team
SOLOMON SMITH (SHAWNEE)
CARTER MONBECK (ST MARYS)
TANNER HAGGARD (WAPAKONETA)
MYLES ALDRICH (SHAWNEE)
SEAN KELLEY (OTTAWA GLANDORF)

3rd Team
ISAAC GARRETT (CELINA)
PAYTON NEWBERRY (BATH)
LANDEN CRATES (ELIDA)
XANDER VALLE (DEFIANCE)
CAIGE SCHNARRE (WAPAKONETA)
JACOB PLACE (VAN WERT)

Honorable Mention
ISAAC BRANIM (BATH)
KOBE PIPER (CELINA)
RHEES ANDREWS (DEFIANCE)
LUKE ALEXANDER (ELIDA)
JARET DYER (KENTON)
JUSTIN YAEGER (OTTAWA GLANDORF)
ISSAIH JOHNS (SHAWNEE)
JOHNATHAN PEREZ-SHINABERY (ST MARYS)
AIDYN SIDLE (VAN WERT)
JON HEFNER (WAPAKONETA)

2/20 OHSAA Swimming & Diving Districts

OHSAA Northwest District
Division I
Boys: Swimming | Diving
Girls: Swimming | Diving

Division II
Boys: Swimming | Diving
Girls: Swimming | Diving

State Qualifiers:
Division I
Boys | Girls
Boys: none
Girls: none

Division II
Boys | Girls
Boys
1 mtr Diving: 3. Holden Cubberly, Celina; 11. Kameron MacLean, St. Marys; 16. Xander Spees, St. Marys
200 Yard Medley Relay: 11. Wapakoneta, 21. St. Marys
200 Yard Freestyle: 14. Nate Metzger, Wapakoneta
50 Yard Freestyle: 4. Alex Honigford, Wapakoneta, 15. Cameron Reichenbach, Wapakoneta
100 Yard Butterfly: 12. John Briggs, Shawnee; 13. Wes Davidson, Ottawa-Glandorf; 14. Jayden Welker, Van Wert
100 Yard Freestyle: 7. Alex Honigford, Wapakoneta; 23. Nate Metzger, Wapakoneta
200 Yard Freestyle Relay: 3. Wapakoneta, 21. St. Marys
100 Yard Backstroke: 15. John Briggs, Shawnee
400 Yard Freestyle Relay: 9. Wapakoneta

Girls
1 mtr Diving: 11. Addi Fleischman, Defiance; 18. Lilly Lacey, Defiance
200 Yard Medley Relay: 15. Ottawa-Glandorf
200 Yard IM: 18. Marissa Beckett, Ottawa-Glandorf
200 Yard Freestyle Relay: 12. Ottawa-Glandorf
100 Yard Breaststroke: 19. Ciera Rupert, St. Marys

2/17 OHSAA Girls Basketball Sectionals

Division II Sectional Semifinal
Elida 41 Defiance 30

Division II Sectional Semifinal
Shawnee 68 Van Wert 43

Division II Sectional Semifinal
St. Marys 56 Celina 33

Division II Sectional Semifinal
Bath 67 Maumee 8

Division II Sectional Semifinal
Perkins 52 Kenton 30

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