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VSCC competes at Grinnell

By Jeff Holmes · September 13th, 2019
The Vinton-Shellsburg cross-country team kept up the improvement Tuesday at the Grinnell InvitationalVARSITY RESULTS27 Cameron Karr, SR 18:41.3; 61 Elijah Blix, FR 20:13.5; 70 Philip Kalina, JR 20:51.1; 72 Merritt Bodeker, FR 20:57.7; 82 Preston Tippie, JR 21:34.6; 88 Reid Hermanson, FR 22:38.8; 94 Elias Colsch, JR 25:35.

VIKETTES GO 1-2 AT HOME QUAD

By Jeff Holmes · September 13th, 2019
Click to view photosThe Vinton-Shellsburg Vikettes picked up a win and a pair of losses Thursday night in a rare home quadrangular.The Vikettes (9-7 on the season) downed Oelwein in the first round with 25-22, 25-6 sweep of the Huskies, then dropped back to back 0-2 decisions to WaMaC East foes Solon and Class 2A third-ranked Dyersville Beckman.

The roar of engines will circle the Benton County Speedway in Vinton one more time before the year draws to a close.'Thunder in the Bullring' will be held Saturday, September 28, with racing to begin at 6 p.m. The event presented by Specialty Racing Promotions will be featuring races in the following classes: IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Mods, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks, Compacts and Micro Mods.

VIKETTES 3rd AT INVITATIONAL

By Jeff Holmes · September 9th, 2019
The Vinton-Shellsburg volleyball team went 3-2 and finished third at Saturday’s Vikette Invitational at the Garrison Fieldhouse.The Vikettes (now 8-5 overall) opened straight set wins over Iowa Valley (21-15, 21-19), Belle Plaine (21-9, 25-23) and Nashua-Plainfield (21-5, 21-19) before dropping in 2-0 matches to West Delaware (11-21, 11-21) and Janesville (20-22, 21-23) to close out the day.

VIKING GRIDDERS TAME TIGERS, 36-22

By Jeff Holmes · September 6th, 2019
Junior Brooks Erickson threw for three TDs, ran for another and had a key interception to lead the Vinton-Shellsburg Vikings to a 36-22 football victory over Tipton Friday night at the Karr Athletic ComplexErickson threw his first TD on the first drive of the game on a short toss to senior Sam Griffith, and before the end first quarter he threw his second of the game, this time to CJ Rickels and the Vikes had a 13-0 lead.

BENTON OUTLASTS VIKETTES, 3-0

By Jeff Holmes · September 6th, 2019
It was a tough night on the court for the home team Thursday as the Vinton-Shellsburg Vikette volleyball team dropped a 3-0 decision to Benton Community in WaMac Conference action at the Garrison Fieldhouse.The Bobcats took home a 17-25, 19-25 and 25-27 sweep to open the conference race 1-0 and drop Coach Michelle Stepanek’s Vikettes in the other direction at 0-1.

By Kathy DzewaltowskiI’ll admit that I might be a little obsessed with Drew Wiley. Now, don’t get me wrong because I don’t mean in a Kathy Bates à la Misery, “I’m your number one fan” kind of way. I don’t know all his stats, nor could I provide a play-by-play of his athletic career. I don’t personally know Drew and his family, although his uncle was in my high school class, and he and I were born on the same day at Virginia Gay Hospital.

With a big rivalry match and a home opener ahead, this is already a big week for Vinton-Shellsburg’s volleyball and football teams. But both programs will also be a big part of an even bigger cause.The “COURAGE FOR CARLY” benefit for Tilford kindergarten teacher Carly Meyer was originally scheduled for Thursday when the Vikette volleyball team hosts Benton Community.

KARR, HAISMAN LEAD V-S RUNNERS AT WILLIAMSBURG

By Jeff Holmes · September 4th, 2019
Click to view photo albumWILLIAMSBURG — The Vinton-Shellsburg cross-country teams continued to show improvement Tuesday at the Williamsburg Invitational.The boys’ team finished 5th overall, paced by the Vikings’ lone senior, Cameron Karr. Karr ran a 5K time of 18:31.9 which was good for eighth place in the meet.

VIKETTES GRAB SILVER AT MESKWAKI TOURNAMENT

By Jeff Holmes · September 3rd, 2019
Coach Michelle Stepanek’s Vinton-Shellsburg volleyball team grabbed a solid runner-up finish at Saturday’s Meskwaki Settlement tournament.The Vikettes (5-2 overall) opened the day with a 13-21, 11-21 loss to fourth-rated North Tama, but bounced back from there. V-S stopped Belle Plaine 21-16, 17-21, 15-12, then swept Meskwaki 21-7, 21-1 to finish pool play at 2-1.

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