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VSU Swim Team at Decorah Swimming Quadrangular

By VSU Swim Team · December 19th, 2020
After three meet cancellations, the VS/CPU Stormin’ Vikings started the season on a hot streak with both a dual and invitational win. Thursday night, after a long trip to Decorah to face some stiffer competition, the Stormin’ Vikes may no longer remain unbeaten, but have established themselves as a solid team with some exceptional swimmers.

Viking wrestlers split home twinbill with Regina and Marion

By Jeff Holmes · December 18th, 2020
VINTON -- Coach Brian Sheston's Vinton-Shellsburg wrestling squads split a pair of dual meets Thursday night in the Garrison Fieldhouse.The Vikes stopped Iowa City Regina, 50-28 in their first bout, but dropped a hard-fought battle to Marion, 45-34 in the finale.Against Regina, Caleb Rouse (285) and Brady Ortner (138) recorded falls for the Vikings, while Carter Lamont (120) added a technical fall and Damon Swenson (wrestling up three weights at 145) pulled out a 6-2 decision.

The Vinton Shellsburg and CPU Stormin’ Vikings continued their strong start to the season on their second trip to Williamsburg. Having won a dual with the Raiders 90-76 on Thursday, the team followed up with a strong win at the Raider invitational featuring host Williamsburg, Oskaloosa, and Centerville.

VS Vikings JV Tournament Results for Vinton-Shellsburg

By Vinton-Shellsburg Community Schools · December 15th, 2020
Boys 2Owen Mullinex's place is 3rd and has scored 0.0 team points.Round 2 - Zayden Keim (Iowa Valley) won by fall over Owen Mullinex (Vinton-Shellsburg) (Fall 2:54)Round 3 - Logan Schachterle (Independence) won by fall over Owen Mullinex (Vinton-Shellsburg) (Fall 3:36)Boys 7Graham Henkle's place is 2nd and has scored 8.

VS Bowlers VS. Waverly-Shellrock

By Amber Pattee, Bowling/Volleyball Coach · December 10th, 2020
Both VS Bowling teams were victors in the match against Waverly Shellrock on Tuesday. These kids are working very hard and pushing themselves daily. I love to see how they interact and work together to hep those who need a hand. The teams were lead by junior Anna Becker With a 369 series and senior Ayden Bearbower with a 255 game and 447 series.

V-S Bowling takes on West Delaware

By Amber Pattee, Bowling/Volleyball Coach · December 7th, 2020
The VS Bowling Team competed against West Delaware on Friday and we were victorious across the board. The Varsity boys team had a slow start but quickly recovered to win by 98 pins. This team shot 2946 which is a 196 average. The team was lead by sophmore Alex Funk averaging 227 to lead the team to victory.

Late flukes sink Vikings, 18-14 to STC

By Jeff Holmes · December 6th, 2020
VINTON -- A fourth quarter blocked punt and bad-bounce interception were the difference Friday night as the Vinton-Shellsburg Vikings dropped a heartbreaking 18-14 decision to South Tama at a rainy Karr Athletic Complex. The Vikings (1-2) went up 14-0 in the first quarter on a 37-yard catch and run from Brooks Erickson to Max Vasquez, and a two-yard Erickson TD run.

Vikettes move to 3-0 with 50-44 win over West Delaware

By Jeff Holmes · December 5th, 2020
VINTON - Three seniors combined for 31 points Friday night as Coach Rich Haisman's Vikettes went to 3-0 on the year with a 50-44 win over West Delaware at the Garrison Fieldhouse.The Vikettes led 11-6, but the Hawks managed to come back and take a 13-11 lead in the second period before V-S roared back to take a 21-18 lead into the half.

Vikings fall in opener to Benton, 28-21

By Jeff Holmes · December 3rd, 2020
VINTON — It was one of those nights.Despite a big statistical advantage Friday, the Vinton-Shellsburg Vikings dropped their 2020 football season opener to Benton Community, 28-21, as the Bobcats took full advantage of one of the biggest numbers of the night: mistakes.On the first play from scrimmage, junior Max Vasquez took off left tackle and put the Benton defense in the rear view mirror for a 70-yard touchdown, only to have it nullified by a penalty on the Benton five.

VINTON — Brooks Erickson ran 16 yards for a late first half touchdown, Bennett Rickles added an extra point that was the mathematical difference Friday night as the Vinton-Shellsburg Vikings edged Waterloo Columbus, 7-6 at the Karr Athletic Complex.It might have been the difference on paper, but the real difference came down to a Herculean effort by the Viking defense.

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