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VSMS Cross Country GIRLS 5th, BOYS 3rd AT V-S INVITATIONAL

By Jeff Holmes · September 26th, 2019
15 Aliza Brummer, 8th 16:43.817 Olivia Primrose, 7th 17:01.518 Klarisa Kerkman, 8th 17:03.021 Albijona Tafa, 8th 17:29.023 Addy Chvala, 7th 17:41.225 Tori Elwick, 8th 18:30.0McKenna Kingsbury, 8th 18:54.1Chloe Mossman, 7th 19:19.9Rachel Rollinger, 8th 20:00.5Emily Delay, 7th 21:26.4Izzie Birker, 7th 22:10.

The final checkers fly this weekend at Benton County Speedway for the 10th annual Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour.IMCA Modifieds race for $1,500 to win in their Saturday, Sept. 28 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying feature.Also on the card at Vinton are IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods.

VIKETTES FALL TO INDEPENDENCE, 3-1

By Jeff Holmes · September 26th, 2019
Coach Michelle Stepanek’s Vinton-Shellsburg Vikettes dropped a hard-fought 3-1 decision to Independence Tuesday night at Garrison Fieldhouse.The Mustangs won the first two sets 21-25 (after leading 1-12), 17-25 before the Vikettes roared back to take the third 25-16, before Indee came back to take a 16-25 fourth set and the match.

High School Swimming Waterloo Meet Results

By Vinton Today · September 25th, 2019
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Vinton Aquatic Club Holds Awards Banquet

By Brandi Bresson · September 19th, 2019
Earlier this month the Vinton Aquatic Club held their annual banquet to recognize the successes of their swimmers over the past yer. Certificates and trophies were awarded in areas such as points earned in each age group, as well as for those swimmers showing the most improvement throughout the year.

VIKETTES FALL IN EAST MARSHALL SEMIS

By Jeff Holmes · September 18th, 2019
The Vinton-Shellsburg volleyballers had a solid day at Saturday’s East Marshall Invitational in LeGrand.The Vikettes (11-9) started strong, with a 27-25, 25-17 win over Iowa Valley, then followed that up a 25-11, 25-14 sweep of the host Mustangs.In their final pool game, the Vikettes fell to powerhouse Des Moines Christian, 17-21, 12-21, but they still advanced into bracket play.

VIKES DROP A HEARTBREAKER IN OELWEIN

By Jeff Holmes · September 18th, 2019
A late defensive stop and later touchdown were the difference Friday night as Oelwein came from behind to take out the Vinton-Shellsburg Vikings, 21-14.The Vikings (2-1 on the season) forged a 7-0 lead in the first quarter when quarterback Brooks Erickson capped a 65-yard opening drive with a 1-yard dive.

VSU takes 2nd in Waterloo Swim Meet

By Vinton Today · September 16th, 2019
VSU had a great meet in Waterloo Saturday! In a field of 5 teams, VSU took 2nd - edging out Waterloo who had previously beaten us. ResultsVSU posted lots of strong times: 18 individual time drops, with many again being all-time personal bests. Most girls' personal bests were set at our District meet last year, when they were rested and wearing specialized fast-skin suits.

V-S Boys 7th, Girls 9th at Benton XC meet

By Jeff Holmes · September 16th, 2019
Click for photos The young Vinton-Shellsburg cross-country teams had a perfect day for a run in the Atkins woods Saturday and took advantage of it with a pair of top 10 finishes at the Benton InvitationalPaced by lone-senior Cameron Karr, the Vikings were 7th. Karr finished 25th overall with a time of 18:36.

Hole in One by Ketchen

By Valerie Close, Editor · September 14th, 2019
ALWAYS take your friends and your phone/camera to the golf course, just in case it happens...Deb Ketchen got a hole in one on hole #5 at the Vinton Country Club while using her 7 wood. She was playing in the couple's best shot league with her husband John and golfing partners Frank and Kathy VanSteehuyse.

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