(10-4-22) At the end of this school year it will be 35 years since Ohio City-Liberty High School closed its doors as the district would consolidate with Van Wert schools. It was the end of another era of small school closings in Ohio. The Class of 1988 had 19 members.
The school colors were red and green and the fight song was set to the tune ‘Anchors Away‘. Its gym was not a full-size one, but one that they could have filmed the movie ‘Hoosiers’ on.
Many would say Mercer County neighbor Mendon-Union was their biggest rival. They even competed in the four team Frontier Conference (including Mendon-Union, Blackhawk Christian and Temple Christian) in the final years.
In 1988 the Warriors competed in girls volleyball, cheerleading and softball, while the boys had basketball, baseball and golf.
Photos from the 1987-88 O’Citian Yearbook
Did you know…
The last time Mendon-Union and Ohio City-Liberty played on the hardwood…the Pirates beat the Warriors on March 1st, 1988 in D IV sectional play 65-49 at Parkway.