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Vikings roll past Oelwein, South Tama

By Jeff Holmes · January 22nd, 2021
VINTON -- Coach Joe Johnson's Vinton-Shellsburg basketball team, picked up a pair of blow-out wins this week.Monday night, the Vikings (6-8 on the year) drilled the Oelwein Huskies, 67-41, then went off to Tama on Tuesday to blast South Tama, 67-46.Monday night the Vikings rode the hot hand of senior sharpshooter Ryan Moore.

Stormin' Vikings sink Williamsburg

By Jeff Holmes · January 22nd, 2021
Huge win last night. We swam well winning all but one event. Meet sheet attached. Great send-off for our seniors. We moved some guys around to some different events and had some great performances even in events they normally didn’t swim.Isaac Allsup set the school/pool record for the odd-distance 160 yard medley relay.

Vikettes roll past South Tama, 70-18

By Jeff Holmes · January 22nd, 2021
VINTON -- It was a nearly perfect night at Garrison Fieldhouse. Everyone scored and the 12th-rated Vinton-Shellsburg Vikettes moved to 13-2 for the season with a 70-18 blowout of South Tama Tuesday night.The outcome was never in doubt. The Vikettes were up 21-4 after one period and pushed the lead to 43-9 at the half, paced by 12 first half points from sophomore Brylee Bruce.

Vinton puts Independence in the gutter

By Amber Pattee, Bowling/Volleyball Coach · January 20th, 2021
Tonight we competed against Independence at home and were victorious for both girls and boys. I see such great things being done by these teams. The kids continue to improve and are receptive to change and being the best they can. Below is the information for each team. Our varsity girls team has really been coming on strong.

No. 15 Vikettes make a statement, stop No. 4 CPU, 36-32

By Jeff Holmes · January 16th, 2021
VINTON -- "A win like this...well, it just makes the weekend that much more fun!"Those were the words of Vinton-Shellsburg head girls' basketball coach Rich Haisman Friday night after his 15th-rated Vikettes stunned No. 4 Center Point-Urbana, 38-34 in an amazingly incredibly wonderful victory in the friendly confines of the Garrison Fieldhouse.

Vikettes ready for CPU in tonight's battle of ranked teams

By Jeff Holmes · January 16th, 2021
By SAGE HOLMES for Vinton TodayVINTON -- The 15th ranked Vinton-Shellsburg Vikettes, 11-2 (4-1 WaMaC West), and 3-1 since the Christmas holiday. Since the holiday break, Coach Rich Haisman's Vikettes have defeated the Williamsburg Raiders, 66-53 behind Lucy Howes-Vonstein's 23 points, beating Dunkerton 62-14, with Kayla Griffith scoring 16 points and sophomore Alyssa Griffith scoring 14.

Vikings head into big showdown tonight at CPU

By Jeff Holmes · January 15th, 2021
By SAGE HOLMES -- For Vinton TodayVINTON -- The Vinton-Shellsburg boys' basketball team, is 4-7 (2-3 in the WaMaC West), and 2-3 since the Christmas holiday. The Vikings have defeated South Tama County and Benton, but have lost to Independence, Clear Creek Amana, and Williamsburg. Coach Joe Johnson's Vikings will take on the Stormin' Pointers in Center Point on Jan.

Viking grapplers solid on Senior Night.

By Jeff Holmes · January 15th, 2021
VINTON -- The Vinton-Shellsburg wrestling squad sent it's seniors off in style Thursday night. The Vikings split a WaMaC double dual meet at the Fieldhouse, downing Maquoketa 42-27, but falling to a strong Mount Vernon squad, 40-33.The Vikings won four of eight matches against the Cardinals; Brady Ortner (138), senior Bryce Radeke (145), Curtis Erickson (170) and senior Damon Swenson (126) all recorded falls for the Vikes.

Fareway and BodyArmor present the Dan Gable Mr. and Ms. Wrestler of the Year Awards in coordination with IAwrestle and the Iowa High School Wrestling Coaches Association (IWCOA). The IWCOA accepted nominations from high school coaches for student athletes in each of the three state wrestling classes for the men and combined all classes for the women’s award, regardless of their year in school and weight class.

Vikings Swimmers Sail Past Grinnell-BGM

By Rob Levis · January 14th, 2021
Tuesday night was senior night for the “Storming” Vikings swimmers as they faced the challenge of a tough opponent that they had not beaten in at least a dozen years.  Despite the smaller crowd due to the pandemic, there was great excitement in the air and the home team did not disappoint as they rose to the challenge in claiming a tightly contested 50-44 victory over Grinnell-BGM.

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