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.
Due to our football team's post-season success, the first three games of the season have been rescheduled.
Van Wert bowlers split match with Parkway.
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.
On opening night in "The Den" Van Wert held off a tough Ottoville team 51-44 to pickup their first win on Friday.
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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.
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.
Van Wert quarterback Aidan Pratt has been named the 2022 Western Buckeye League Offensive Back of the Year in balloting done by coaches.
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.
In Division II, Van Wert sophomore Drew Laudick qualified as an individual finishing 11th in 16:39.8.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Van Wert boys finished third and the girls took home sixth at Saturday's WBL conference meet in Ottawa-Glandorf.
Two early touchdowns and a 27-point second quarter helped the Cougars dispose of Elida 48-16 at Eggerss Stadium on Friday night.
The Lady Cougars concluded the regular season with a three-set sweep of Bath on Tuesday night.
The Van Wert girls were shutout in their season finale by Bath 8-0 on Tuesday night.
Antwerp handled Van Wert in three sets on Monday night.
The Cougars were shutout by New Knoxville 3-0 on Monday night.
A field of 25 teams that included Lincolnview, Van Wert, Parkway and Crestview ran at the Coldwater Lions Invitational on Saturday.
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.
Van Wert dropped a three-set match to Kenton on Tuesday night.
Van Wert picked up their first win of the season on Monday night against Jefferson.
The Lady Cougar tennis team defeated Bluffton 4-1 in their final regular season match on Monday night.
The visiting Van Wert girls soccer team lost at Ada 9-1 on Saturday morning in War Memorial Park Stadium.
The visiting Ada boys soccer team defeated Van Wert 7-1 in a non-league match Saturday.
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.
Van Wert fell in three sets to Shawnee on Thursday night.
The Van Wert girls were shutout 13-0 by Kenton on Thursday evening.
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.
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.
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.
Parkway was in control from the opening set in a sweep victory over Van Wert on Tuesday night.
Van Wert (162) outscored Lincolnview (180) and Crestview (197) at Hickory Sticks Golf Course on Tuesday night.
The Lady Knights opened the week with a three-set victory on senior night over Van Wert on Monday.
The Lady Cougar tennis team got a senior night victory over Lehman Catholic 4-1 on Monday night.
The Van Wert girls soccer team was shutout on Saturday by St. John's 11-0.
. 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.
The Lady Cougars took another three-set loss on Thursday night at the hands of the Ottawa-Glandorf Titans.
As a result of the tie and their regular season record of 9-0, the Cougars are officially 2022 WBL champs.
The Lady Cougars suffered another shutout at the hands of state-ranked Ottawa-Glandorf 14-0 on Tuesday night.
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.
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.
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.
Van Wert fell in three sets to conference rival St. Marys on Thursday night.
The Lady Cougar tennis team completed a 5-0 sweep of Kenton on Thursday night.
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.
The Van Wert girls tennis team defeated conference rival Ottawa-Glandorf 3-2 on Tuesday night.
In Tuesday night golf action, the Van Wert and Lincolnview boys, as well as the Wayne Trace girls were victorious.
The Redskins defeated Van Wert 7-0 in WBL action on Monday.
The Van Wert boys won a 172-172 tiebreaker over Ottoville on Monday night at Delphos Country Club.
A few mental lapses resulted in a heart-breaking loss for the Van Wert Cougars on Friday night.
Van Wert suffered its eighth straight loss to open up the season in a three set match against Wapak on Thursday night.
The Lady Cougar tennis team notched a big 3-2 WBL victory over St. Marys on Thursday night.
In Thursday night soccer action, both Van Wert and Lincolnview fell in 2-1 matchups to Defiance and Kalida respectively.
Van Wert took down Kenton 208-263 at Memorial Park Golf Club on Thursday night.
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.
In Tuesday night golf action, Lincolnview, Van Wert and Parkway all picked up wins.
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.
Van Wert’s defense came up with another stellar effort Friday night, blanking Defiance 36-0.
The Cougars will host Ottoville on Tuesday.
In Thursday night soccer action, both Van Wert teams along with Crestview took losses while Spencerville and Lincolnview played to ties.
Van Wert picked up a 156-164 WBL win over Ottawa-Glandorf at Pike Run Golf Course on Thursday.
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.
The Van Wert girls tennis team fell to LCC 1-4 in a non league matchup on Tuesday night.
Both Van Wert teams and the Spencerville girls were shutout in Tuesday night soccer action.
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.
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.
Friday night's WBL tilt between Van Wert and Celina was a tale of two halves.
The Lady Cougar tennis team suffered a close 2-3 loss to WBL foe Wapakoneta on Thursday night.
Van Wert took their third straight, three-set loss on Thursday night against Celina.
The Crestview girls knocked out the Van Wert girls 9-2 on Thursday.
Van Wert topped both Bryan and Jefferson in a tri match at Willow Bend Country Club on Thursday.
The Lady Cougar tennis team took an 0-5 loss to Bryan on Tuesday.
Lincolnview commenced volleyball season with a three-set victory over Van Wert on Tuesday night.
In the season opener for both volleyball teams, Paulding took down Van Wert in three sets in "the jungle" on Monday night.
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.
Van Wert picked up a 172-202 win in a dual match with Celina at the Celina Lynx on Monday.
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.
The newest member of the Van Wert City Schools Board of Education took the oath of office during Wednesday’s school board meeting
The Van Wert girls tennis team fell in their first home match of the season 2-3 to Bath on Monday night.
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.
On a picture perfect football Friday night, Van Wert outscored Crestview 41-20 in the 9th annual jamboree scrimmage to kick off the season.
Van Wert took home seventh place out of 22 teams in the Kalida Invitational at Moose Landing Country Club on Wednesday.
The Van Wert girls tennis team opened the season with a 5-0 win over Archbold on Saturday.
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.