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VSU District top 8% of Female Swimmers in Iowa

By VSU Swim Team · November 2nd, 2019
VSU had a fantastic day in the pool at LinnMar Aquatic Center for their district swim meet. Swimming isn't divided into classes like other sports - so VSU was up against massive competition from Cedar Rapids Jefferson, LinnMar, Iowa City High, and Iowa City West with some smaller districts like Williamsburg, Tipton and Keokuk.

Erhardt, Sutton sign for soccer at Hawkeye

By Jeff Holmes · November 1st, 2019
There were a lot of smiles on a rainy Friday at Vinton-Shellsburg High School as a pair of Vikette soccer players put their futures on paper. Seniors Olivia Erhardt and Taryn Sutton made it official as they signed their letters of intent to play for the RedTails of Hawkeye Community College before a room full of family teammates and fans.

V-S PE Class Trio competes in Des Moines

By Jeff Holmes · October 31st, 2019
Vinton-Shellsburg High School was well represented October 20 at the IMT Des Moines Marathon. To be more specific, VSHS’s 2nd hour physical education class was well represented.V-S PE teacher (and girls’ track coach) Heather Kalous, special education associate Veronica Eberling and V-S junior Sage Holmes all competed in different races in the event that Sunday morning.


By Jeff Holmes · October 29th, 2019
A season of heartbreakers ended with probably the biggest one Friday night for the Vinton-Shellsburg Viking football team with a 34-31 loss to Benton Community at Karr Athletic Complex. Bobcat kicker Blake Osborn’s 33-yard field with 1:15 left gave BC its only lead of the game and clinched the victory in what might have been one of the best games ever played between in the rivalry.

Williamsburg Dual Swim Meet 10/24

By VSU Swim Team · October 25th, 2019
With the Vinton pool still down, Williamsburg graciously offered to host the meet instead of canceling it so VSU seniors Chelsee Tharp and Lauren Upmeyer could still have their Senior Night. The Raiders played the role of host very well - putting up streamers, posters and writing notes to the VSU team Thursday night.

Conference Swim Meet 10/19

By VSU Swim Team · October 23rd, 2019
VS senior Lauren Upmeyer was awarded a Conference Academic Award at the swim meet last Saturday. She is a well-deserving student athlete who maintains a GPA of 3.987!Last Saturday was the North Central Swim Conference meet in Boone. Unlike other sports, swimming is not divided into classes - schools of all sizes and locations compete against each other all season.


By Jeff Holmes · October 16th, 2019
The Vinton-Shellsburg volleyball team will play Thursday in the first round of bracket play in the WaMaC Conference tournament in Marion.The Vikettes (13-21 on the season) will face off with South Tama in 4 p.m. game. PhotosIn pool play at Center Point Tuesday, the Vikettes dropped a pair of 2-0 decisions to Dyersville Beckman and Center Point-Urbana before falling to Maquoketa 2-1 in the final round.

Girls Swim at Decorah

By Vinton Today · October 11th, 2019
VSU knew this was going to be a challenging night: Decorah is a very talented, very big team. With the Iowa Braille School pool still being down, VSU has been traveling to Waterloo West High School for practices - and even that has only happened 2 nights each week for the past 2 weeks. Suffice it to say that VSU hasn't had consistent practice time since September 18.


By Jeff Holmes · October 8th, 2019
On the opening kick-off off Friday night’s District 7 football match-up between Vinton-Shellsburg and West Marshall, Viking Jose Wilson fielded the ball, broke through an initial defensive, juked to the right and proceed down the far sideline, 97 yards for a touchdown…only to have it called back for a phantom block-in-the-back call.

Vinton Aquatic Club Thanks Community

By Vinton Today · October 7th, 2019
On behalf of Vinton Aquatic Club, I would like to thank those of our friends, family, and neighbors, our community, that came out to join us at Pizza Ranch on the evening of October 7th. Through your support, we were able to raise $764 for our team. The funds raised are used for such purposes as pool rental for practices, equipment purchases, meet entry fees for our swimmers, and coaches’ pay.

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