VW independent sports recap


Wapakoneta 2953 Van Wert 2731 (boys)

The Cougars lost a tough match against Wapakoneta 2953-2731 at Varsity Lanes on Saturday. High scores of the day were Steele Stabler (237,221), Nathan Bidlack (230,190), and Gavin Barnes (183). Also contributing to the team were Troy Weaks, Derek Fanning and Ian Ellis.

Meanwhile, the Celina Bulldogs defeated Van Wert’s junior varsity 2485-1998. High score of the day was Collin Mosier (163) and also contributing to the team were Sam Cassidy, Nicholus McPhail, Zachary Stevens and Dante Jones.

Van Wert’s varsity and junior varsity teams will host Celina on January 6.

Lima Sr. 2315 Van Wert 2255 (girls)

The Lady Cougars fell to Lima Senior Spartans 2315-2255 at Varsity Lanes on Saturday. The Cougars fell behind early in game one, but fought back and finished with the highest five game baker set of the year for the team, averaging 167 per game.

Top scores came from Allison Hauter (167), Briana Kesler (180) and Lorrie Decker (161, 219). The Cougar ladies drop to 4-4 on the season.

Van Wert will host Ottawa-Glandorf on Saturday.

The junior varsity team improved to 4-2 with a 1625 to 1048 win over Lima Sr.

The top scores came from Ashley Matthews (142,170)


Van Wert competes at Marion Harding Classic

Gabe Steyer finished as an individual champion, and Joshua Dorsch and Isaiah Bretz both finished as placers at the 47th annual Harding Classic, held Friday and Saturday at Marion Harding High School. As a team, the Cougars finished 14th out of 31 teams.