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Independence and Vinton battle it out on the ballfield

By Valerie Close, Editor · June 18th, 2019
The boy's baseball teams of Vinton-Shellsburg and Independence Community went head to head for two games tonight on the Vinton ball field. You know it's a tightly matched game with it's not over quickly! Both teams performed well, holding the other team off as best they could while Independence won with a score of 9-8.

Vinton Vikettes take on Central Dewitt Community

By Valerie Close, Editor · June 13th, 2019
Becca Steffen at bat against Central Dewitt at last night's game.The weather played a part in the game between the Vinton Girls Softball Team. It was a breezy night with rain thrown in as they played against Central DeWitt at last night's game. In a tough night, the girls lost the first game 0-17 to DeWitt.

State Co-ed Golf Tournament, Class 1A at Marshalltown

By Janet Woodhouse · June 5th, 2019
State Co-ed GolfTournament, Class 1AMarshalltown American Legion Golf Course, par 70Weather: partly sunny, 70sMedalists: Ashley DeLong/Tate Starbeck, Clear Lake 73 (by card back)Runners-up: Maddy Streicher/Ethan Streicher, Edgewood-Colesburg 73Tuesday, June 4, two teams of golfers represented Vinton-Shellsburg in the State Co-ed Golf Tournament.

Urbana 5 Memorial Race held for the 5th year in a Row

By Valerie Close, Editor · June 3rd, 2019
The Urbana 5 Memorial Committee sponsored the 5th Annual race on Sunday night at the Benton County Speedway honoring the lives of Nicole Jacobson, Quentin Ary, Triston Randall, Hunter Tuttle and Zoey Tuttle who passed away in a motor vehicle accident on April 9, 2015. As a result of the accident, the 5 families chose for them to be organ and tissue donors.

Registration for Vinton Shellsburg's Cross Country Camp now Available

By Valerie Close, Editor · May 30th, 2019
If you would like to sign your child up for Vinton-Shellsburg's Cross Country Camp, here is the info for those entering the 4-8th grade. Click to open the registration form.

The VInton Aquatic Club Swimming and Diving (either/or) registration is in progress for the 2019 Summer Season, all skill levels are welcome from beginners to competitive. Learn a lifelong skill, stay active and meet new friends!VAC competes in meets with other area swim and diving clubs. This is a great way to start conditioning if your child is thinking about swimming in high school.

V-S Boys Soccer Team takes on South Tama

By Valerie Close, Editor · May 23rd, 2019
* Disclaimer: From the headline, you will assume this is a normal sports article, but it's not.Watching my first ever soccer game, I think the thing that impressed me the most was the heart that these boys put into the game. On a funnier note, I kept thinking, "Look Ma, no hands!" But the mom in me was thinking, "Ouch that has got to hurt, especially if they get kicked in the shins!" Which could happen very easily and knowing how strong boys are, that would really leave a bruise! Of course, I also cringed every time I saw the ball bounce off o...

Regional Girls Golf at Waverly

By Janet Woodhouse · May 22nd, 2019
May 20, 2019Regional Girls GolfWaverly Municipal Golf Course, par 70Weather: sunny, low 60sTeam Results (top two teams advance to State):Dubuque Wahlert 335C. Rapids Xavier 339Clear Lake 377Decorah 396Waverly-Shell Rock 400Center Point-Urbana 400W. Delaware 403Vinton-Shellsburg 406Independence 413Hampton-Dumont 418Charles City 427Iowa Falls-Alden 427Medalist:Ashley DeLong, Clear Lake 76 (Top six advance as well as ties for 6th place)Anna Nacos, D.

8th Graders sign to play Football for Vinton Shellsburg

By Valerie Close, Editor · May 21st, 2019
Tonight the newest team signed to play football for Vinton-Shellsburg. The 8th-grade boys met with Coach Womochil in the high school auditorium where the coach explained what will be expected from each of them as they sign to play football for the Vinton Shellsburg team. Encouraging the boys to be their very best as they represent the school and the team.

Rain has been declared the winner of tonight’s Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour event at Sports Park Raceway.The Fort Dodge speedplant was to host opening night for the 10th annual tour for IMCA Modifieds Tuesday evening. IMCA and track officials hope to reschedule that race for later this summer.

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