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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
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

11/28 Boys Basketball Scores

Celina 53 Versailles 43
Defiance 63 Liberty-Benton 47
Kenton at Colonel Crawford (ppd)
St. Marys 52 Marion Local 49
Van Wert at Lincolnview (ppd)
Wapakoneta 63 Indian Lake 45

Elida Tip-Off Classic
Consolation: Bath 57 Elida 46
Championship: Shawnee 79 Lima Central Catholic 37

2020 WBL Football All-League Teams

WBL Co-Offensive Backs of the Year:
Jayden Cornell – Sr – Kenton
Owen Treece – Sr – Van Wert

WBL Offensive Lineman of the Year:
Bryan Ward – Sr – St. Marys

WBL Co-Defensive Backs of the Year:
Jayden Cornell – Sr – Kenton
Owen Treece – Sr – Van Wert

WBL Defensive Lineman of the Year:
Keith Houser – Sr – Wapakoneta

1st Team Offense
Quarterback
Owen Treece – 7 – 5’11 190 – Sr – Van Wert
Running Back
Nate Jackson – 20 – 5’10 180 – Jr – Van Wert
Jaxson Silliman – 21 – 6’1 185 – Sr – Celina
Center
Turner Witten – 76 – 6′ 225 – Jr – Van Wert
Guard
Eli Kline – 70 – 6’1 260 – Jr – Van Wert
Dylan Harmon – 77 – 6′ 265 – Sr – Elida
Tackle
Bryan Ward – 76 – 6′ 285 – Sr – St.Marys
Tyler Leopold – 62 – 6’4 280 – Jr – Ottawa-Glandorf
Tight End
Will Kaufman – 9 – 6’1 200 – Sr – Ottawa-Glandorf
Wide Receiver
Dru Johnson – 21 – 6′ 180 – Sr – Van Wert
Jayden Cornell – 1 – 5’10 185 – Sr – Kenton
Kicking Specialist
Brandon Bowers – 8 – Jr – St. Marys
Offensive Flex
Brennan Blevins – 23 – 6’ 170 – Sr – Ottawa-Glandorf

1st Team Defense
Defensive Back
Tanner Howell – 35 – 5’10 180 – Jr – St. Marys
Jayden Cornell – 1 – 5’10 185 – Sr – Kenton
Dru Johnson – Sr – Van Wert
Defensive End
Dylan Harmon – 77 – 6′ 265 – Sr – Elida
Lucas Prichard – 73 – 6’5 250 – Jr – Bath
Defensive Flex
Noah Ambos – 2 – 6’ 170 – Sr – Wapakoneta
Defensive Int Line
Hunter Fultz – 77 – 6′ 260 – Sr – St. Marys
Keith Houser – 73 – 6′ 250 – Sr – Wapakoneta
Tyler Leopold – 62 – 6’4 280 – Jr – Ottawa-Glandorf
Linebacker
Owen Treece – 7 – 5’11 190 – Sr – Van Wert
Garrett Siefring – 20 – 6′ 180 – Sr – Wapakoneta
Will Kaufman – 9 – 6’1 200 – Sr – Ottawa-Glandorf

2nd Team Offense
Quarterback
Jacob Balbaugh – 11 – 6’2 180 – Sr – Ottawa-Glandorf
Running Back
Ethan Wedding – 6 – 6′ 195 – Sr – St. Marys
Tommy Spyker – 25 – 5’11 188 – Jr – Shawnee
Andrew Etzkorn – 7 – 5’11 170 – Sr – Elida
Center
Chase Jacobs – 55 – 6’2 235 – Jr – St. Marys
Guard
Stash Patterson – 52 – 6′ 210 – Jr – St.Marys
Kanyon Poling – 56 – 6′ 240 – Sr – Bath
Tackle
Cullen Dunn – 53 – 6’2 205 – Jr – Van Wert
Keith Houser – 73 – 6′ 250 – Sr – Wapakoneta
Tight End
Keaton Cooper – 88 – 6’4 195 – Jr – Shawnee
Lex Boedicker – 3 – 6’1 210 – Sr – Bath
Wide Receiver
Zac Swaney – 6 – 5’9 175 – Sr – Kenton
Jayden Irons – 11 – 6’1 155 – Jr – Elida

2nd Team Defense
Defensive Back
Luke Cowan – 10 – 6’1 180 – Jr – Shawnee
Caleb Kuhlman – 14 – 6’1 175 – Jr – Ottawa-Glandorf
Jayden Irons – 11 – 6’1 155 – Jr – Elida
Defensive End
Trace Mabry – 89 – 6′ 265 – Sr – St. Marys
Reece Bagan – 66 – 5’10 215 – Sr – Shawnee
Defensive Int Line
Johnny Norris – 70 – 6′ 250 – Jr – Shawnee
Cullen Dunn – 53 – 6’2 205 – Jr – Van Wert
Turner Witten – 76 – 6′ 225 – Jr – Van Wert
Linebacker
Brandon Paul – 43 – 5’10 180 – Sr – St. Marys
Jaxson Silliman – 21 – 6’1 185 – Sr – Celina
Brennan Coleman – 33 – 5’10 200 – Sr – Bath

Honorable Mention
Bath
RJ Cortez – Jr
Wyatt Maley – Jr
Carter Parlapiano – Jr
Trey Johnson – Sr

Celina
Danny Huber – Sr
Devin Chilcoat – Sr
Quinn Andrew – Jr
Brandon Staugler – Sr

Defiance
Drew Kellermyer – Jr
Drew Davis – Sr
Bailey De Tray – Jr
Mason Beauprez – Sr

Elida
Nick Niebel – Sr
Larkin Henderson – So
Mike Niebel – Jr
Torez Russell – Sr

Kenton
Jake Eversole – Sr
Blaine Huston – Sr
Zach Heintz – Jr
Cameron Zickafoose – Sr

Ottawa-Glandorf
Marco Rosales – Sr
Cael Hoehn – Jr
Trevor Cantrell – Jr
Cy Rump – So

Shawnee
Cole Marshall – So
Miles Aldrich – Jr
Shandon Sewell – So
Chase Beery – So

St. Marys
Dylan Trogdlon – Sr
Devin Shannon – Sr
Dylan Giesige – Jr
Aiden Eigenbrod – Sr

Van Wert
Connor Pratt – Jr
Trey Laudick – Jr
Aidan Pratt – So
Maddix Crutchfield – So

Wapakoneta
Trevor Crowe – Sr
Braedon Goulet – Jr
Zach Rogers – Jr
Kaden Siefring – Jr

11/7 OHSAA State Cross Country Championships

Division II State Championships at Fortress Obetz
Boys

9. Van Wert 232
Individual Results: 17. Hunter Sherer, Van Wert; 41. Isaiah Johns, Shawnee; 48. Asanke Steyer, Van Wert; 53. Gage Wannemacher, Van Wert; 99. Jacob Wasson, Van Wert; 117. Gage Springer, Van Wert; 129. Jayden Welker, Van Wert; 135. John Kramer, Van Wert
Complete Results

Girls
18. Shawnee 381
Individual Results:
23. Kaylie Dameron, Celina; 31. Joscelyn Dameron, Celina; 44. Alexa Fortman, Ottawa-Glandorf; 70. Lily Cleaves, Shawnee; 83. Alaina Williams, Shawnee; 105. Madelyn Hovest, Ottawa-Glandorf; 106. Molly Stump, Shawnee; 144. Lena Parsley, Shawnee; 147. Hanna Watt, Shawnee; 170. Katie Curl, Shawnee;173. Kacey Metzger, Shawnee
Complete Results

10/31 OHSAA Cross Country Regionals

Division I Boys Regional at Tiffin
Top two teams and those individuals that finish in the top 8 advance to the state.
Wapakoneta NTS
Individual State Qualifiers: none
Complete Results

Division II Boys Regional at Tiffin
Top three teams and those individuals that finish in the top 12 advance to the state.
3. Van Wert 102 (7. Asanke Steyer, 8. Hunter Sherer, 31. Gage Wannemacher, 40. Jacob Wasson, 50. Gage Springer, 66. John Kramer, 69. Jayden Welker), 5. Shawnee 121, 8. Defiance 145, Ottawa-Glandorf NTS,
Individual State Qualifiers: 4. Isaiah Johns, Shawnee
Complete Results

Division II Girls Regional at Tiffin
Top four teams and those individuals that finish in the top 16 advance to the state.
3. Shawnee 130 (19. Lily Cleaves, 22. Molly Stump, 25. Alaina Williams, 48. Lena Parsley, 51. Hanna Watt, 56. Katie Curl; 87. Kacey Metzger) 7. Van Wert 162, 8. Celina 173, 9. Ottawa-Glandorf 195, St. Marys NTS, Defiance NTS, Kenton NTS
Individual State Qualifiers: 2. Kaylie Dameron, Celina; 6. Joscelyn Dameron, Celina; 11. Alexa Fortman, Ottawa-Glandorf; 16. Madelyn Hovest, Ottawa-Glandorf
Complete Results

10/24 OHSAA Cross Country Districts

Boys Division I  – District 1 – Findlay Owens Community College
Qualifiers: Top four teams and those individuals that finish in the top 16 advance to the regional tournament at Tiffin.
9. Celina 247
Individual Regional Qualifiers: none
Complete Results

Boys Division I  – District 2 – Findlay Owens Community College
Qualifiers: Top three teams and those individuals that finish in the top 12 advance to the regional tournament at Tiffin.
6. Wapakoneta 177
Individual Regional Qualifiers: 8. Nate Metzger, Wapakoneta
Complete Results

Boys Division II – District – Ottawa Park, Ottawa
Qualifiers: Top four teams and those individuals that finish in the top 16 advance to the regional tournament at Tiffin.
2. Van Wert 78, 3. Defiance 81, 4. Shawnee 97, 5. Ottawa-Glandorf 125, 9. St. Marys 223, 10. Kenton 286, 12. Elida 319, 14. Bath 379
Individual Regional Qualifiers: 10. Max Buddelmeyer, Ottawa-Glandorf; 13. Ty Buckland, Ottawa-Glandorf
Complete Results

Girls Division I  – District 1 – Findlay Owens Community College
Qualifiers: Top three teams and those individuals that finish in the top 12 advance to the regional tournament at Tiffin.
8. Wapakoneta 224
Individual Regional Qualifiers: none
Complete Results

Girls Division II  – District – Findlay Owens Community College
Qualifiers: Top four teams and those individuals that finish in the top 16 advance to the regional tournament at Tiffin.
1. Celina 37
Individual Regional Qualifiers: none
Complete Results

Girls Division II – District – Ottawa Park, Ottawa
Qualifiers: Top four teams and those individuals that finish in the top 16 advance to the regional tournament at Tiffin.
2. Shawnee 80, 3. Van Wert 85, 4. Ottawa-Glandorf 120, 5. Defiance 134, 7. Kenton 146, Bath NTS, St. Marys NTS, Elida NTS
Individual Regional Qualifiers: xxx
Complete Results

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