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Solon stops Vikettes 51-47

By Jeff Holmes · December 10th, 2019
SOLON — Three Vikettes finished in double figures Friday night but it wasn’t enough as Vinton-Shellsburg fell to the Solon Spartans 51-47. Coach Rich Haisman’s Vikettes (2-2, 1-2 in the WaMaC) led 16-12 at the half, but trailed 26-22 at the half and 34-33 going into the final eight minutes. V-S was hampered by a cold shooting night from the free throw line, where they converted on just 11 of 31.

A strong second half of the season helped Dallon Murty achieve the goals he’d set at the start of his first IMCA Sunoco Stock Car campaign.The 14-year-old from Chelsea became the youngest driver in division history to earn national rookie of the year honors, as well as the youngest rookie of the year crowned in IMCA’s EQ Cylinder Heads Northern Region.

Glover recognized first track Championship

By IMCA · December 10th, 2019
Curtis Glover raced to the first track championship of his IMCA Late Model career this season at Benton County Speedway. From Runnells, Glover is pictured with Division Director Joe Hayes, at left, and IMCA President Brett Root, at right, during the IMCA national awards banquet Nov. 30 in Lincoln, Neb.

Vikings stop Spartans in a thriller, 58-56

By Jeff Holmes · December 9th, 2019
VINTON — A slow start led to a big finish Friday night for the Vinton-Shellsburg boys’ basketball team, as Coach Joe Johnson's Vikings fought off the Solon Spartans for a 58-56 WaMaC Conference victory at the Garrison Fieldhouse. The Vikes (2-1, 1-1 in conference play), trailed 11-5 after one period and were still down one at halftime, 17-16, but once they came back from the half, Asgaard smote Sparta.

Radeke, King win mat titles at Monticello

By 4th St. Diner · December 9th, 2019
Coach Brian Sheston’s Vinton-Shellsburg wrestlers got off the 2019-20 season to a fast start over the weekend with a pair of solid performances, highlighted by Saturday’s showing at the Monticello’s Guilford Invitational The Vikings crowned a pair of champs, two runner-up finishes and three thirds on the way to a fourth-place finish in the meet.

Vikettes roll in cage opener, 46-30

By Jeff Holmes · December 6th, 2019
By JEFF HOLMESVINTON -- First-year head coach Rich Haisman got a Thanksgiving treat from his Vinton-Shellsburg girls' basketball team Tuesday night.The Vikette presented their new coach with a season-opening 46-30 WaMaC Conference victory over West Delaware before big crowd in the Garrison FIeldhouse.

Vikings blast Knights, 57-38

By Jeff Holmes · December 6th, 2019
VINTON — CJ Rickels's 22 points coupled with a tenacious defense by the home team led the Vinton-Shellsburg Vikings to a 57-38 victory over the Union Knights Thursday night in the Garrison Fieldhouse.Coach Joe Johnson’s Vikings (1-1) led 17-8 after one period, then blew the game open in the second quarter to take a 34-15 into the locker room at the half.

Howes-Vonstein, Sutton pace Vikettes past Union, 41-28

By Jeff Holmes · December 6th, 2019
VINTON — The Vinton-Shellsburg Vikettes blew open a tight game in the first half to pull away and down Union, 41-28 in a non-conference battle Thursday night at the Garrison Fieldhouse.The Vikettes (2-1 overall) were only up 6-5 after one period and 13-12 at intermission, but from then it was not the Knights’ night.

4 teams competed on Tuesday at Cadillac Lanes and were victorious on all levels

By Amber Pattee, Bowling/Volleyball Coach · December 6th, 2019
Varsity boys: With for returning varsity members, this team is really working well together and bowled 150 above last year's average. High for this team was sophomore Ayden Bearbower with nice 203 average. Ayden has worked really hard and is driven to compete at this level. This team averaged 204 as a team with 3072.

Vikes drop opener at Maquoketa, 62-51

By Jeff Holmes · December 5th, 2019
MAQUOKETA — A cold night of shooting is never good in basketball, but it’s even worse when your opponent is hot.Coach Joe Johnson’s Vinton-Shellsburg Vikings dropped their season opener Tuesday, falling 62-51 to Maquoketa on the (long) road. The Vikings led the game most of the first half and took a 28-24 lead into the locker room at intermission.

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