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Wednesday, November 30, 2022 Class of 1986 Donates to Eggerss Stadium
Class of 1986 Donates to Eggerss Stadium

The 1980s. MTV was about to reshape the world of pop culture. The computer age took off in a way no one could predict. Blockbuster movies became all the rage. Toward the middle of the decade, a group of up and comers was about to graduate. The Van Wert class of 1986 was about to make a statement in the world beyond high school.

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 Boys Basketball Games Rescheduled
Basketball Games Postponed

Due to our football team's post-season success, the first three games of the season have been rescheduled. 

Saturday, November 26, 2022 VWHS bowling scores
Makenna Nagel of Van Wert

Van Wert bowlers split match with Parkway.

Maddix Crutchfield of Van Wert

The Cougars took Ohio's top division IV team down to the wire, but ultimately came up just short to Glenville in a snowy 42-33 regional title game at Frost-Kalnow Stadium on Saturday.

Sofi Houg of Van Wert

On opening night in "The Den" Van Wert held off a tough Ottoville team 51-44 to pickup their first win on Friday.

Friday, November 18, 2022 PAWS | Let's Review (11/1/22 - 11/18/22)
PAWS Let's Review this Week Graphic

We've been staying busy at VWCS. Check out what we've been up to! 

School at the Goedde feast

We are thankful! Students at Van Wert School at the Goedde celebrated Thanksgiving by hosting families and community partners for the second year in a row. 

Nate Phillips of Van Wert

Just keep finding a way to win. That's exactly what Van Wert did in the their regional semifinal victory over previously undefeated West Holmes 40-35 on Saturday night at Harding Stadium.

Monday, November 7, 2022 Pratt, Dotson, more earn all-WBL honors
Pratt and Dotson of VW

Van Wert quarterback Aidan Pratt has been named the 2022 Western Buckeye League Offensive Back of the Year in balloting done by coaches.  

Saturday, November 5, 2022 Cougars comeback to shock Perkins 29-22
Aidan Pratt of Van Wert

The Cougars put together a fourth quarter sequence that included a game-winning 79-yard drive, a go-ahead two-point conversion and a blocked field goal attempt returned for a touchdown as time expired to shock Perkins in a 29-22 regional quarterfinal game for the ages on Friday night.

Tuesday, November 1, 2022 Drew Laudick qualifies for State
Cross Country Team

In Division II, Van Wert sophomore Drew Laudick qualified as an individual finishing 11th in 16:39.8.

Garett Gunter of Van Wert

 Wauseon gave Van Wert fans some anxious moments early, but the Cougars put it together in the last 25 minutes for a 40-7 win over the Indians in a Division IV Region 14 sectional semifinal.

Greg Blackmore BOE Meeting

School safety and security and work at Eggerss Stadium were two of several topics addressed during Wednesday’s meeting of the Van Wert City Schools Board of Education.

Jackson Jones of Van Wert

The Cougars rolled to a 42-7 first half lead, then rested the starters in the last 24 minutes in a 42-14 win over the Wildcats.

VWCS Bus Drivers

As National School Bus Safety week comes to an end, the Van Wert City School District would not only like to emphasize the importance of bus safety, but also take the time to recognize and honor the drivers who often transport more than 900 students on a daily basis.

Project Adam Ohio logo

Van Wert City Schools is proud to announce that all five buildings that make up the district have been designated as Heart Safe Schools by Project ADAM. Van Wert Elementary was the first to earn the Heart Safe Designation in March 2022.

Sunday, October 16, 2022 Cougars take third, sixth at WBL meet
Scott and Laudick of Van Wert

 The Van Wert boys finished third and the girls took home sixth at Saturday's WBL conference meet in Ottawa-Glandorf.

Saturday, October 15, 2022 Cougars start fast, bury Bulldogs 48-16
Nate Phillips of Van Wert

Two early touchdowns and a 27-point second quarter helped the Cougars dispose of Elida 48-16 at Eggerss Stadium on Friday night.

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 Lady Cougars beat Bath on senior night
Van Wert Varsity Volleyball Team

 The Lady Cougars concluded the regular season with a three-set sweep of Bath on Tuesday night.

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 Van Wert girls soccer falls to Bath
Van Wert Girls Soccer Team

The Van Wert girls were shutout in their season finale by Bath 8-0 on Tuesday night.

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 Lady Cougars swept by Antwerp
Sayler Wise of Van Wert

 Antwerp handled Van Wert in three sets on Monday night.

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 Cougars blanked by New Knoxville
Kaden Shaffer of Van Wert

The Cougars were shutout by New Knoxville 3-0 on Monday night.

Van Wert cross country

 A field of 25 teams that included Lincolnview, Van Wert, Parkway and Crestview ran at the Coldwater Lions Invitational on Saturday.

Saturday, October 8, 2022 Cougars wallop Kenton 77-20
Brylen Parker of Van Wert

 Van Wert rolled to a 61-7 first half lead, then rested the starters during the last 24 minutes in a 77-20 rout of Kenton Friday night.

Thursday, October 6, 2022 Volleyball falls to Kenton
Van Wert Varsity Volleyball Team

 Van Wert dropped a three-set match to Kenton on Tuesday night.

Finley Foster of Van Wert

Van Wert picked up their first win of the season on Monday night against Jefferson.

Girls Tennis

The Lady Cougar tennis team defeated Bluffton 4-1 in their final regular season match on Monday night.

Sunday, October 2, 2022 Lady Cougars fall at Ada
VW logo

The visiting Van Wert girls soccer team lost at Ada 9-1 on Saturday morning in War Memorial Park Stadium.

Sunday, October 2, 2022 VW boys downed by Ada
Boys soccer

The visiting Ada boys soccer team defeated Van Wert 7-1 in a non-league match Saturday.

Maddix Crutchfield of Van Wert

 After a bit of a rocky start, Van Wert rebounded with a strong second half to take care of Shawnee 36-14 in their homecoming game on Friday night.

Friday, September 30, 2022 Van Wert Volleyball drops conference game
Van Wert Varsity Volleyball Team

Van Wert fell in three sets to Shawnee on Thursday night.

Friday, September 30, 2022 Van Wert Girls shutout by Kenton
Girls Soccer Team

The Van Wert girls were shutout 13-0 by Kenton on Thursday evening.

Friday, September 30, 2022 Thursday's golf results
Golf Picture

Van Wert finished just short of qualifying as team for districts with a score of 363 and a fifth place finish in the sectional tournament at Moose Landing Country Club on Thursday.

Photo of Assistant Superintendent Bill Clifton discussing safety during Wednesday’s school board meeting

The safety of students and staff is a top priority in the Van Wert City Schools district. That was the message delivered during Wednesday’s Board of Education meeting.

Thursday, September 29, 2022 Homecoming Parade…
Photos of students at the homecoming parade.

Members of the Van Wert High School football team, homecoming queen candidates Maria Bagley, Sofi Houg and Tyra McClain, and the Cougar Pride Marching Band all took part in Wednesday night’s homecoming parade.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 Lady Panthers beat Van Wert in straight sets
Finley Foster of Van Wert

 Parkway was in control from the opening set in a sweep victory over Van Wert on Tuesday night.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 Tuesday’s golf results
Golf Picture

Van Wert (162) outscored Lincolnview (180) and Crestview (197) at Hickory Sticks Golf Course on Tuesday night.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 Lady Knights blank Van Wert on senior night
Finley Foster of Van Wert

 The Lady Knights opened the week with a three-set victory on senior night over Van Wert on Monday.

Tennis Seniors

 The Lady Cougar tennis team got a senior night victory over Lehman Catholic 4-1 on Monday night.

Monday, September 26, 2022 Lady Cougars blanked by St. John's
Raelyn Proffitt of Van Wert

 The Van Wert girls soccer team was shutout on Saturday by St. John's 11-0.

Aidan Pratt of Van Wert

. At the break, the Cougars decided to go straight at the Titan defense by using the run to set up the pass, and Van Wert found the endzone three times in the second half to knock off O-G 31-16 at Titan Stadium.

Friday, September 23, 2022 Volleyball falls to OG
Van Wert Varsity Volleyball Team

 The Lady Cougars took another three-set loss on Thursday night at the hands of the Ottawa-Glandorf Titans.

Friday, September 23, 2022 VW Golf WBL Champions
Vw Golf

As a result of the tie and their regular season record of 9-0, the Cougars are officially 2022 WBL champs.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 Soccer Roundup: Van Wert girls lose
Van Wert Girls Soccer Team

The Lady Cougars suffered another shutout at the hands of state-ranked Ottawa-Glandorf 14-0 on Tuesday night.

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 Lady Raiders sweep Van Wert
Jordanne Blythe of Van Wert

Visiting Wayne Trace improved its overall record to 10-2 on the season with a straight set win over host Van Wert in non-league volleyball play Monday night at the Cougars’ Den.

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 Monday's golf scores
Golf Picture

 In Monday night golf action, Van Wert beat Elida to finish unbeaten in WBL matches, Crestview finished ahead of Spencerville in a quad match and the Lincolnview girls defeated Parkway.

Connor Campbell of Van Wert

 One week removed from their first loss of the season, the Cougars rebounded in a big way with a 70-41 victory over St. Marys behind a massive performance from junior wideout Conner Campbell.

Friday, September 16, 2022 Van Wert Volleyball falls to St. Mary's
Van Wert Varsity Volleyball Team

Van Wert fell in three sets to conference rival St. Marys on Thursday night.

Friday, September 16, 2022 Lady Cougars blank Kenton 5-0
Van Wert Tennis Team

 The Lady Cougar tennis team completed a 5-0 sweep of Kenton on Thursday night.

Volleyball Pic

Van Wert still couldn't manage to pick up a victory in a three-set loss to non-conference opponent Delphos St. John's on Tuesday night.

Friday, September 16, 2022 Lady Cougars beat OG 3-2
VWHS Logo

The Van Wert girls tennis team defeated conference rival Ottawa-Glandorf 3-2 on Tuesday night.

Friday, September 16, 2022 Tuesday's golf scores
Golf Picture

In Tuesday night golf action, the Van Wert and Lincolnview boys, as well as the Wayne Trace girls were victorious.

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 Prep roundup: volleyball, soccer
VWHS Girls Soccer

The Redskins defeated Van Wert 7-0 in WBL action on Monday.

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 Monday's golf scores
Golf Picture

The Van Wert boys won a 172-172 tiebreaker over Ottoville on Monday night at Delphos Country Club.

Reese Krugh of Van Wert

A few mental lapses resulted in a heart-breaking loss for the Van Wert Cougars on Friday night.

Van Wert Varsity Volleyball Team

 Van Wert suffered its eighth straight loss to open up the season in a three set match against Wapak on Thursday night.

Friday, September 9, 2022 Lady Cougars top St. Marys
Grace Lott of Van Wert

 The Lady Cougar tennis team notched a big 3-2 WBL victory over St. Marys on Thursday night.

Soccer picture

 In Thursday night soccer action, both Van Wert and Lincolnview fell in 2-1 matchups to Defiance and Kalida respectively.

Friday, September 9, 2022 Thursday's golf scores
Golf Picture

Van Wert took down Kenton 208-263 at Memorial Park Golf Club on Thursday night.

Wednesday, September 7, 2022 Lady Cougars fall in four to Ottoville
Jordanne Blythe of Van Wert

 The Van Wert girls had their second straight competitive home match against a Putnam County opponent on Tuesday night, but just as Kalida did last Thursday, Ottoville came out on top despite an extension beyond three sets.

Tuesday, September 6, 2022 Tuesday's golf scores
Golf Picture

 In Tuesday night golf action, Lincolnview, Van Wert and Parkway all picked up wins.

Tuesday, September 6, 2022 Invite champs!
Grace Lott of Van Wert

Van Wert’s Mandy Burenga and Grace Lott and Piper Pierce and Sophie Gearhart were crowned “A” doubles and “C” doubles champions, and the Cougars won the four-team Elida Invitational on Saturday.

Tuesday, September 6, 2022 Cougar defense blanks Defiance 36-0
Maddix Crutchfield of Van Wert

 Van Wert’s defense came up with another stellar effort Friday night, blanking Defiance 36-0.

Van Wert Varsity Volleyball Team

The Cougars will host Ottoville on Tuesday.

Nova Mcname of Van Wert

 In Thursday night soccer action, both Van Wert teams along with Crestview took losses while Spencerville and Lincolnview played to ties.

Thursday, September 1, 2022 Thursday's golf scores
Golf Picture

Van Wert picked up a 156-164 WBL win over Ottawa-Glandorf at Pike Run Golf Course on Thursday.

Olivia Treece of Van Wert

 The Lady Cougars took Kalida the distance on Tuesday night inside of the den, but the Lady Cats outlasted their comeback attempt with a five-set victory.

Wednesday, August 31, 2022 Lady Cougars fall to LCC
Sophie Gearhart of Van Wert

 The Van Wert girls tennis team fell to LCC 1-4 in a non league matchup on Tuesday night.

Raelyn Proffitt of Van Wert

Both Van Wert teams and the Spencerville girls were shutout in Tuesday night soccer action.

Wednesday, August 31, 2022 Tuesday's golf scores
Golf Picture

In Tuesday night golf action, the Lincolnview and Parkway boys got wins, while both Wayne Trace teams, the Parkway girls and Crestview girls took losses. 

Wednesday, August 31, 2022 Raiders, Cougars win Wayne Trace CC Invite
Van Wert Boys Cross Country

 A pair of local teams enjoyed success on Tuesday night in the Wayne Trace Cross Country Invitational as the Wayne Trace girls and Van Wert boys both captured championships.

Maddix Crutchfield of Van Wert

 Friday night's WBL tilt between Van Wert and Celina was a tale of two halves.

Friday, August 26, 2022 Lady Cougars fall to Wapak 2-3
Grace Lott of Van Wert

 The Lady Cougar tennis team suffered a close 2-3 loss to WBL foe Wapakoneta on Thursday night.

Claire Benner of Van Wert

Van Wert took their third straight, three-set loss on Thursday night against Celina.

Citlali Aguilar of Van Wert

The Crestview girls knocked out the Van Wert girls 9-2 on Thursday.

Friday, August 26, 2022 Thursday's golf scores
Golf Picture

Van Wert topped both Bryan and Jefferson in a tri match at Willow Bend Country Club on Thursday.

Wednesday, August 24, 2022 Lady Cougar tennis swept by Bryan
VWHS Logo

 The Lady Cougar tennis team took an 0-5 loss to Bryan on Tuesday.

Maria Bagley of Van Wert

 Lincolnview commenced volleyball season with a three-set victory over Van Wert on Tuesday night.

Jordanne Blythe of Van Wert

 In the season opener for both volleyball teams, Paulding took down Van Wert in three sets in "the jungle" on Monday night.

Monday, August 22, 2022 Ladycats rout Van Wert 13-0
Sydney Dowler of Van Wert

 Jefferson’s speed and agility were way too much for Van Wert Monday night as the Ladycats’ soccer team routed the Lady Cougars 13-0.

Monday, August 22, 2022 Monday's golf scores
Golf Picture

Van Wert picked up a 172-202 win in a dual match with Celina at the Celina Lynx on Monday.

Brylen Parker of Van Wert

 Brylen Parker had three first quarter touchdowns, including two kick returns in the first two minutes of the game and the Cougars put a rout on Bryan with a 63-28 win Friday night.

Julie Burenga

The newest member of the Van Wert City Schools Board of Education took the oath of office during Wednesday’s school board meeting

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 Lady Cougar tennis falls to Bath 2-3
VWHS Logo

 The Van Wert girls tennis team fell in their first home match of the season 2-3 to Bath on Monday night.

Monday, August 15, 2022 Cougar golfers beat Wayne Trace
Keaton Foster of Van Wert

 Keaton Foster had a 37 and Griff McCracken shot a 40 to lead the Van Wert Cougars to a 164-171 win over visiting Wayne Trace Monday afternoon at Willow Bend Country Club.

Saturday, August 13, 2022 Cougars outscore Knights in jamboree 41-20
Brylen Parker of Van Wert

On a picture perfect football Friday night, Van Wert outscored Crestview 41-20 in the 9th annual jamboree scrimmage to kick off the season.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 Wednesday's golf scores
Golf Picture

Van Wert took home seventh place out of 22 teams in the Kalida Invitational at Moose Landing Country Club on Wednesday.

Sunday, August 7, 2022 Lady Cougar tennis sweeps Archbold
VWHS Logo

 The Van Wert girls tennis team opened the season with a 5-0 win over Archbold on Saturday.

VWCS circle logo

Van Wert City Schools announces its 2022-2023 program year policy Free and Reduced Price Meals for students unable to pay the full price of meals or milk served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast, After School Care Snack or Special Milk Programs.