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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.


By Jeff Holmes · September 2nd, 2019
Jose Wilson played a perfect overture and this teammates completed the symphony Friday night.Wilson went 59 yards for a touchdown on game’s — and football season’s -- first play to pace the Vinton-Shellsburg Vikings to a 23-14 victory over Alburnett. Luke Beyer added a 23-yard field goal late in the first quarter to make 10-0.

Swim Meet results for 8/29/19

By Vinton Today · August 30th, 2019
Click to viewVSU kept it close until the end despite being without 6 swimmers, but Waterloo pulled away with the win in the varsity contest. Final varsity team scores were Waterloo 94, VSU 85. 10 unanswered points were earned by Waterloo in diving, as VSU does not have diving facilities and therefore does not have divers to compete in that event.

Girls Swim Team Competes against Williamsburg at Vinton Pool

By Vinton Today · August 29th, 2019
Photo Courtesy of: Eleanor Kathryn PhotographyPhoto Courtesy of: Eleanor Kathryn PhotographyResults can be seen hereIt was great to have the meet at the outdoor pool - we had a great turn out of spectators!! Lots of volunteers made the night run very smoothly and tear-down was super speedy too. We have a great community around us!The girls performed very well.

Vikettes on a Win on the Court

By Jeff Holmes · August 29th, 2019
The Vinton-Shellsburg Vikettes got the 2019 season off to flying start Tuesday night with a triangular sweep at Garrison Fieldhouse.Trouncing Midland of Wyoming in their opener, the Vikettes scored 25-12, 25-8, then closed out the night a 26-24, 25-23 sweep of Anamosa.The Vikettes will be back in action Saturday when they travel to Tama for the Meskwaki Invitational, beginning at 9 a.

Cross Country meet in Mt.Vernon-Lisbon Invitational

By Jeff Holmes · August 29th, 2019
Coach Jeff Mangold's Vinton-Shellsburg cross-country team opened the 2019 season with strong showings at rugged Mount Vernon-Lisbon Invitational Tuesday.Pictures can be seen hereThe Viking boys finished 11th in the 15-team field, while the Vikettes finished 10th. Senior Cameron Karr was the boys’ top finisher in the meet with a 41st place, while sophomore Charlee Johnson paced the girls with a 57th.

From Karissa Niehoff, executive director of the National Federation of State High School Associations and Tom Keating, executive director of the Iowa High School Athletic Association Inappropriate adult behaviors at high school athletic events across the country have reached epidemic proportion. When more than 2,000 high school athletic directors were asked in a recent national survey what they like least about their job, 62.

Fall Sports Blowout 2019

By Jeff Holmes · August 27th, 2019
Fall sports season in officially underway after Friday's Fall Sports Blowout at the Karr Athletic Complex!Tonight will be a busy one as the Vikette swimmers host Williamsburg at 5 p.m. outdoors at the Vinton Municipal Pool with the next meet to be held in Waterloo on Thursday at 6:00 p.m.The Vikette volleyball team will host a triangular with Anamosa and Midland at the Garrison Fieldhouse, while the V-S Cross-Country will participate in the Mount Vernon Invitational.

Kiwanis Boomtown 5K

By Jeff Holmes · August 27th, 2019
Click for photosA record 86 runners hit the streets of Vinton Saturday morning for the Kiwanis Boomtown 5K race.Cameron Karr was the overall — and overall men’s -- winner of the race in a time of 19:47, while the overall women’s winner was DeAnn Henderson in 23.17.Division winners were:Men’s Under 13: Ryan Sivola, 21:06Men’s 14-19: Philip Kalina, 19:48Men’s 20-29: Hunter MartinMen’s 30-39: Andrew Hanscom, 22:51Men’s 40-49: Dan McKenna, 21:10Men’s 50-over: Dan Balvin, 22:07Women’s Under 13: Addy Chvala, 28.

The 2019 Vinton Country Club Men’s Championship was held Sunday, August 18. After a two-hour rain delay, 37 golfers took to the links. Shane Scott won his 4th Club Championship with an even par 70. John Mossman took the title of Net Club Champion by carding a 75 for a net score of 69. On Sunday, August 25, Shane and John will be joined by Austin Bohnsack, Todd Bohnsack, Chad DeMaria, Matt Martin, Mark Mossman, Rick Murphy, Roger Murray and Dylan Rippel at the Cedar Valley Ryder Cup.

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