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Ortner, King win titles at North Tama

By Jeff Holmes · January 28th, 2020
Coach Brian Sheston's Vinton-Shellsburg wrestlers put on a solid performance Saturday at the North Tama Invitational.In all the Vikings crowned a pair of champions, two-more runners-up and added a third place finish while placing in the other weights they entered. Sophomore Brady Ortner copped the 132-pound title with five falls, capping his day off by pinning Sam Hackett of Waterloo Columbus in 5:48.

Vikings split a pair in WaMaC West action

By Jeff Holmes · January 27th, 2020
p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 18.0px; font: 14.0px 'Times New Roman'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} It was a spilt couple of days for the Vinton-Shellsburg Vikings last week. Tuesday, the Vikings shook off some early doldrums to blast South Tama, 58-23, but Thursday was a different story as the Vikes dropped a 71-35 decision to WaMaC West leader Center Point-Urbana.

Stormin' Vikings sink Raiders on Senior Night

By Jeff Holmes · January 24th, 2020
By Rob Levis, Head Swimming Coach The Vinton-Shellsburg Stormin' Viking swimmers closed out their home season Monday with a dual meet win over Williamsburg Our guys swam really well, On the evening we had 41 new personal best times led by Isaac Allsup and Bradyn Schlief with four each. Elias Colsch, Logan Zearley and Jared Jacobs each had three new personal best times.

V-S K-1st Grade Wrestling

By Vinton Today · January 21st, 2020
By Betty ThorsvigHot. Sweaty. Loud. Stinky. Not where this Grandma wants to be on a bitterly cold night. But we have a great bunch of kids that love wrestling.Coach Neve runs them through drills and techniques over and over again. There is NO slacking here; you better be prepared to come and learn. I was amazed at all the parents that help out Coach Neve.

OT heartbreaker for Vikings, fall to CCA, 70-62

By Jeff Holmes · January 15th, 2020
It was another heartbreaker for Coach Joe Johnson's Vinton-Shellsburg boys' basketball team Tuesday, as for the second night in a row the Vikings dropped an overtime toughie, falling this time to Clear Creek-Amana, 70-62 in a game that was truly a tale of two halves.V-S led 18-7 after one quarter and 33-16 at the half, but Clippers stormed back, cutting the margin to three after three at 41-38 before the contest went into OT tied at 55.

V-S Bowlers take on Cedar Rapids Washington and Western Dubuque

By Amber Pattee, Bowling/Volleyball Coach · January 15th, 2020
Photo courtesy of Angie BeckerVarsity BoysThis team is on fire. They are working really well together as they continue their successes. They are still undefeated and shot a great 3152. They were led by junior, Ayden Bearbower shooting a phenomenal 298 and a 504 series. Ayden has worked hard to get to where he is as he continues to be a strong force on the lanes.

Vikettes blast Indee, 50-34

By Jeff Holmes · January 14th, 2020
The winning streak moved to four Monday night as Coach Rich Haisman's Vinton-Shellsburg Vikettes rolled past Independence, 50-34 in a WaMaC West showdown at the Garrison Fieldhouse.After a tight first eight minutes, the Vikettes (7-4 overall and 4-0 in the West) rolled to a 32-18 lead at intermission and 43-24 going into the final eight minutes.

Vikings fall to Raiders, 44-40

By Jeff Holmes · January 8th, 2020
"It was a weird game...there was no flow to it."Those were the words of Vinton-Shellsburg boys' basketball coach Joe Johnson after his Vikings dropped a 44-40 decision to Williamsburg Tuesday night at the Garrison Fieldhouse.The Vikes trailed 11-9 after one period and were within one in the last minute of the half, but a pair of Raider treys upped the margin to eight at intermission, 25-17.

Vikings come back to stop STC, 41-33

By Jeff Holmes · January 4th, 2020
Sam Griffith and CJ Rickels combined for 30 points to help lead the Vinton-Shellsburg Vikings to a 41-33 WaMaC conference road win at South Tama Friday night.After an ice cold first half that saw the two teams combine for a total of six point in the second quarter, Coach Joe Johnson’s Vikings overcame a 19-14 deficit to roll to the win.

Vikettes blast STC, 61-25

By Jeff Holmes · January 4th, 2020
The Vinton-Shellsburg Vikettes got the new decade off to a great start Friday night, with a 61-25 rout of South Tama at the Garrison Fieldhouse. Coach Rich Haisman's Vikettes (5-4 overall, 4-4 in the WaMaC)had things their own way all night against the Trojans, leading 20-4 after one and 38-17 at intermission.

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