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Colston Neilson signs with Clarke University

By Valerie Close, Editor · April 24th, 2019
Colston Neilson recently signed to play soccer with Clarke University in Dubuque next year. His coach at Vinton-Shellsburg, Kyle McAbee said of Colston, "Colston has been one of the hardest working kids on the team. He came in his Freshman year without playing soccer before and received the "Most Improved" award.

Vikings Finish 4th at Waverly Invitational

By Chad Pettyjohn · April 18th, 2019
The Vikings were able to wrap up its round just before the rains came on Wednesday to finish 4th at Prairie Links Golf Club in Waverly. Broc Shaw led the way carding an 83 and finished in 8th place. Jace Rake picked up a 15th place medal as well finishing with a 90. Sam Moen and Seth Patterson both turned in 93’s to finish the varsity scores.

Vikings win at Wildcat

By Chad Pettyjohn · April 17th, 2019
The Vikings hosted Clear Creek-Amana Monday to Wildcat golf course. The Vikings won the meet carding a 169 with CCA coming in with a 170. Brandon McCarty of CCA was the medalist finishing with 37.Broc Shaw, Brayden Almquist and Jace Rake all turned in 41’s to lead the Vikings in windy conditions. Seth Patterson finished the varsity scores wit a 46.

V-S Girls Golfers Dual with Benton Community

By Janet Woodhouse · April 16th, 2019
April 16, 2019Wildcat Golf Course, Shellsburg par 35Weather: warm and calmTeam scores:Vinton-Shellsburg 200Benton Comm. 205Medalist:Lillie Lamont, V-S 42Runner-up:MaKenna McManemy 49V-S individuals:Lillie Lamont 42Lauren Murray 50Christina Harrelson 53Aly Smith 55non counters: Carli Lang, Abbye Hendryx both with 56We enjoyed being on a home course tonight! I was pleased varsity golfers all shot below 60.

V-S Girls Golfers attend Dual Meet at Clear Creek Amana

By Janet Woodhouse · April 16th, 2019
V-S Girls Golf Team at Amana. April 15th. Photo courtesy of Tiffany LamontDual meet: Clear Creek-AmanaAmana Golf Course, par 36April 15, 2019Weather: 50s, sunny and breezyTeam Scores:CC-Amana 241Vinton-Shellsburg 243Medalist:Lillie Lamont, V-S 51Runner-up:Emily Greathouse, CC-A 52V-S Individuals:Lillie Lamont 51Lauren Murray 62Christina Harrelson 63Carli Lang 67non counters: Ali Smith, Abbye HendryxThe Amana course is always a challenge; it has no mow, fairways are lined with trees, it's hilly and its large greens are fast.

Charley makes a Nose Hit in a Speech that will Bowl you over

By Valerie Close, Editor · April 16th, 2019
Sunday afternoon I was torn between two events that I needed to cover. One was an enjoyable afternoon of music, and the other was an afternoon of listening and watching the high school students present the speeches and media that they took to the state speech competition. I opted to stay and watch the speeches.

7th and 8th Grade Girls Track Teams Place 1st in Combined Team Scores

By Valerie Close, Editor · April 11th, 2019
Both the 7th and 8th grade girls placed 1st at the track meet on Tuesday night at the opening meet at West Delaware. 7th GradeKenna Kurth placed 1st in the Girls 400 Meter Dash, Girls 200 Meter Hurdle and 2nd in the Girls 200 Meter Dash. Bree Swenson placed 1st in the Girls 1500 Meter Run. Ashlyn Murray and Rachel Rollinger placed 7th and 8th respectively.

Independence won the meet Monday night shooting a solid 157 beating the Vikings who carded a 172. Ethan Fox was the medalist for Indee shooting a 37 while teammate Caleb Straw was the runner-up medalist carding a 38.Broc Shaw led the Vikings shooting a 39. Other varsity scores: Sam Moen 44, Brayden Almquist 44, Seth Patterson 45, Jace Rake 51, and Ayden Bearbower 54.

Girls Golf Dual Meet at Independence Three Elms Golf Course

By Janet Woodhouse · April 9th, 2019
April 10, 2019Dual Meet at IndependenceThree Elms Golf Course, par 35Weather: warm and breezyTeam scores:Independence 207Vinton-Shellsburg 230Medalist:Delaney Martin, Indee 49Emma Hansen, Indee 50V-S Individuals:Lillie Lamont 51Carli Lang 58Lauren Murray 59Aly Smith 62non counters: Abbye Hendryx, Carly BendullJV medalist:Christina Harrelson 59V-S JV participants: (Independence didn't have enough for a JV team score.

Benton Tournament Girls Golf Results - April 6

By Janet Woodhouse · April 9th, 2019
April 6, 2019Bobcat InvitationalTara Hills Country Club, par 74Weather: breezy, cool, partly sunnyTeam Results:East Buchanan 385Benton Comm. 413Waterloo Columbus 419Vinton-Shellsburg 444Solon 445Independence 446Medalist:Katie Gee, E. Buchanan 90Runner up:Molly Fereday, Columbus 95Lillie Lamont, V-S 97 (6th)V-S Individuals:Lillie Lamont 97Lauren Murray 114Abbye Hendryx 116Carli Lang 117noncounters: Aly Smith, Carly Bendull, Jordan PatteeIt is early in the season to play an 18 hole tourney, but it is a valuable experience for our team.

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