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Vinton Shellsburg Alumn plays a part in the Chiefs Super Bowl Win

By Valerie Close, Editor · February 6th, 2020
As I start to write this I'm keeping my eye on a victory parade happening in Kansas City. One of our locals, Jay White the Assistant Equipment Manager for the Kansas City Chiefs was riding a bus in the celebration.The team is made up of 60 players, 30 coaches, 20 support staff members and 6 tons of equipment, you read that right 6 TONS.

Vikings escape Benton comeback, 39-37

By 4th St. Diner · February 5th, 2020
A close first half turned into a strangely-wild second Tuesday night as another chapter of the Vinton-Shellsburg/Benton Community rivalry played out in boys' basketball on the floor of the Garrison Fieldhouse.The important point was that Coach Joe Johnson's Vikings won the game 39-37, but there was a lot more to the game than just that.

Senior Night at Berry's Lanes

By Amber Pattee, Bowling/Volleyball Coach · February 3rd, 2020
These teams continue to amaze me. Senior night is always bitter sweet, as I have watched these kids grow into great young men and women. This group is especially hard for me as I have watched most of these kids grow up from grade school and my oldest daughter is part of the group. I am so proud of these kids and can't wait to see what their future brings.

Vikettes host "Pink Night"

By Jeff Holmes · February 3rd, 2020
The Vinton-Shellsburg Vikettes hosted the 10th Annual "Pink Game" for breast cancer awareness Friday night prior to the start of the Vikettes' game against Clear Creek-Amana.See photos HERE!

Annual Pink Game to be held January 31

By Vinton Today · January 31st, 2020
The annual “Pink Game” will be held at Vinton-Shellsburg High School on January 31, 2020.  The Vikettes will take on the  Clear Creek Amana Clippers .  All breast cancer survivors will get free admission into the game and will also be honored in a small ceremony in between the JV and varsity contests.

V-S matmen close out home schedule Thursday

By Jeff Holmes · January 31st, 2020
Coach Brian Sheston's Vinton-Shellsburg wrestlers had another strong showing Thursday night, closing out their abbreviated home schedule with a triple dual meet at the Garrison Fieldhouse.The Vikings defeated Iowa City Regina 39-15, but fell to Iowa Valley 39-33 and Midland, 42-36. Sophomore 132-pounder Brady Ortner had another solid night, collecting three falls.

V-S Swimmers have a record-breaking performance

By Jeff Holmes · January 29th, 2020
By Rob Levis, V-S boys' swimming coachLast night we had a great meet at the CR Washington Patrick Karamitrous invitational. The team finished a solid 4th out of 9 teams and there were some really nice performances up and down the line-up. The headliner was clearly our 400 Free relay team of Kirtz, Allsup, Allsup and Elwick that took first place while shattering both the meet record and the team record.

Vikes bounce back, bounce Indee, 48-42

By Jeff Holmes · January 29th, 2020
Coach Joe Johnson's Vinton-Shellsburg Vikings used a big fourth-quarter rally and a combined 31 points from Sam Griffith and CJ Rickels to grab a much-needed 48-42 WaMaC win over Independence Tuesday night at the Garrison Fieldhouse.Both teams struggled to find the basket in the early going as the Vikes led just 8-6 after one period.

Vikettes down South Tama, 67-32

By Jeff Holmes · January 28th, 2020
 Coach Rich Haisman's Vinton-Shellsburg Vikettes moved to 5-1 in the WaMaC West and 8-5 overall Tuesday night with a 67-32 victory over South Tama in the STC Roundhouse. After a relatively tight first half that saw them up 28-21 at intermission, but a 21-2 run over the course of the third quarter propelled the Vikettes the blowout win.

Weeks grabs 8th-place medal at Girls' State mat tournament

By Jeff Holmes · January 28th, 2020
A historic weekend for girls' wrestling in Iowa proved to be an even more historic weekend for a pair of Vinton-Shellsburg wrestlers.Viking girls' wrestlers Amelia Birker and Bailey Weeks both competed in the second annual Iowa Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association's Girls' State wrestling tournament at Waverly-Shell Rock High School.

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