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VSU Swimming Conferences

By VSU Swim Team · October 21st, 2020
VSU swam their modified North Central Iowa Swim Conference meet on Saturday. Instead of having all teams swim at one location, the teams were split into two locations to allow for more social distancing. VSU swam with Williamsburg and Oskaloosa at Williamsburg, while Grinnell, Boone and Decorah swam at Decorah.

Vikettes advance in Regionals, 3-2 over Monticello

By Jeff Holmes · October 20th, 2020
MONTICELLO -- Coach Michelle Stepanek's Vinton-Shellburg Vikettes pulled off a huge road win Monday night with a 3-2 victory over powerhouse Monticello in the first round of Regional volleyball.The Vikettes dropped the first set 25-20, then roared back to for 25-23 and 25-20 wins to go up 2-1 in the match.

VSU Girls Swimming 10/12 in Williamsburg

By VSU Swim Team · October 14th, 2020
VSU swam at the 6-team invitational in Williamsburg Monday night and came away with a big win - finishing in the team standings 33.5 points ahead of the strong second place home team. VSU won all three relays and three other individual events. But we talk all year about how one or two, or even four or five girls can't win a meet.

VSU Girls Swim at Decorah

By VSU Swim Team · October 12th, 2020
Thursday night the VSU girls swam at Decorah.Decorah is a very strong, very large team - they're always a tough opponent. The girls swam very well last night, placing first place in five events and taking second in another five. In the end, Decorah won (10 points were unanswered point scored in diving in which VSU does not compete).

Vikings open post-season play at Mount Vernon Friday night

By Jeff Holmes · October 10th, 2020
The Vinton-Shellsburg Vikings will have payback on their minds Friday night as the open the 2020 football playoffs.Coach Jim Womochil's Vikes (2-5) will head back to Mount Vernon to take on the Mustangs (6-1) at Cornell College's Ash Park. It was just three weeks ago that Mount Vernon edges the Vikings 21-13 in game the Black & Gold easily could have won.

Early lead vanishes as Vikings fall to CPU, 32-17

By Jeff Holmes · October 5th, 2020
VINTON -- For the better part of a quarter and a half, Homecoming Night was a lot of fun for the Vinton-Shellsburg Viking football team. But the last two-and-a-half quarters poured a bucket of very cold water over the proceedings as the Vikes fell to Center Point-Urbana, 32-17.The Vikings (1-5 overall and 0-4 in District play) jumped out to an early 17-0 lead in the game, and looked to be on a major roll against a Stormin' Pointer squad (3-3.

Emma Wiley and Ethan Rollinger reign over V-S Homecoming

By Jeff Holmes · October 2nd, 2020
VINTON - Emma Wiley was named Queen and Ethan Rollinger the King of Vinton-Shellsburg Homecoming festivities Thursday Night. The evening included the parade, the pep rally and was capped by the Powder Puff football, won by the seniors by a score of 37-14, featuring a touchdown run by the Homecoming Queen.

VSU Swimming Tues 9/29 @ Boone

By VSU Swim Team · October 1st, 2020
The girls swim meet on Tuesday was originally to be held in Grinnell - but with the college closing its facilities to outside competition due to Covid, the high school team is unable to host meets this season. So Boone played the gracious host instead. VSU won the close dual with Grinnell but fell to a powerful and deeply talented Boone squad.

Strong showings for Vikettes and Vikings at V-S Invitational

By Jeff Holmes · September 25th, 2020
VINTON -- It was a great day to run Tuesday for the Vinton-Shellsburg Invitational cross-country meet on the grounds of the V-S high school.The Vikette varsity finished a season-best fourth in the team race, while the Viking boys were a solid eighth in the 12-team field.Junior Charlee Johnson finished 18th to lead the Vikettes in a time 23:25.

Girls Swimming at LinnMar 9/19

By VSU Swim Team · September 22nd, 2020
VSU Girls Swimming was at LinnMar over the weekend for a double dual with LinnMar and Tipton. High school swimming is a one-class sport - meaning all schools compete against each other, regardless of size classification. This gives athletes the opportunity to compete against the very best in the state no matter location or school size.

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