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Vinton Shellsburg Wrestlers take 5th place with 111 team points

By Valerie Close, Editor · January 18th, 2019
Special thanks to Jodie Betterton and Laurie Ortner Photo Cred Laurie Ortner Vinton Shellsburg Varsity Wrestling battled it out against 10 other schools on Saturday in Solon. Placing in their weight categories are the results below: Damon Swenson 3rd Bryce Radeke 5th Brady Ortner 5th Bryce Laton 6th Luke Radeke 2nd Scott Betterton 2nd Luke Beyer 4th Chris King 4th 5th place Brady Ortner VS against Brian Collins West Liberty on placement round.

Muscatine Bowling Tournament a first for Vinton Shellsburg

By Amber Pattee · January 18th, 2019
In a first for the VS bowlers, the Muscatine tournament consisted of several 1,2 and 3A schools. Both Varsity and JV gained experience and were able to see how a large tournament compares to a standard meet of this caliber. The varsity top teams and some of the individual bowlers received medals at the tournament but unfortunately, the JV teams did not.

10th Annual Pink Night January 22

By Valerie Close, Editor · January 18th, 2019
Tuesday night, January 22, the Vikettes will play against the Mustangs in the Vinton Shellsburg High School Gym for the annual Pink Night. Pink Night raises money to help those in the community that are fighting breast cancer. The proceeds will go to the "Gifts of Hope" at Virginia Gay Hospital. If you would like to order a t-shirt for this event, you can click on the order form to place an order before January 14th.

By Bill Martin The Deery Brothers Summer Series reaches another milestone this season, with the 500th event of its storied history. Seventeen events are on the schedule for the 2019 IMCA Late Model tour. With 490 races in the record book through its first 32 seasons, the series should celebrate its 500th event some time in August.

Last night Vinton-Shellburg came out on top of Benton Community on the mat. Results for Vinton-Shellsburg vs. Center Point-Urbana are below. Benton Community vs. Vinton-Shellsburg @ VS/BENTON/CPU on 01/17/2019. Vinton-Shellsburg (VISH) 0.0 Benton Community (BECO) 0.0 113: Damon Swenson (VISH) over Dawson Franck (BECO) (Fall 4:26) 120: Bryce Radeke (VISH) over Casey Gallagher (BECO) (Fall 5:03) 126: Brady Ortner (VISH) over Hunter Northup (BECO) (Fall 2:42) 132: Brock Radeke (VISH) over Wyatt Bieschke (BECO) (De...

V-S 8th Grade Boys Basketball team plays against Marion

By Valerie Close, Editor · January 18th, 2019
On Thursday night the Vinton-Shellsburg 8th grade boys basketball team played against Marion. The final scores were as follows: A-44-55 Marion B-11-35 Marion C-18-21 Marion

Sunoco Race Fuels to continue IMCA division support

By Valerie Close, Editor · December 27th, 2018
Sunoco Race Fuels announced that they will continue their support of two IMCA divisions and one special series through 2021. Manufacturer of the Official Fuel of IMCA, Sunoco will continue as title sponsor of both the IMCA Stock Car and IMCA Hobby Stock divisions. Sunuco will continue to give cash awards to drivers maintaining perfect attendance in the Deery Brothers Summer Series for IMCA Late Models.

Timmerman Signs with Hawkeye Community College

By Valerie Close, Editor · December 23rd, 2018
Vinton-Shellsburg senior Libbie Timmerman made it official as she signed her letter of intent with Hawekeye Community College. Alongside Libbie for the signing, were her parents, Kevin and Jamie. Libbie plans to go into nursing, and will use the scholarship that she received from Hawkeye Community College to meet her goal.

Girls Gold finishes Strong

By Valerie Close, Editor · December 23rd, 2018
Our 2018 girls golf team had a strong season. We finished with a record of 42-22 and we had an individual State qualifier. Our team also finished a strong academic year and was awarded an Excellence in Academic Achievement by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Association. This team achieved a G.P.A.

VS wrestlers compete in CPU JV invitational

By Vinton Today · December 19th, 2018
The VS wrestling team sent several JV wrestlers to the CPU JV Invitational meet. Several VS wrestlers medaled, including Damon Swenson, who was first in Div. 5. Total results: CPU JV Tournament Div 5 Damon Swenson's place is 1st and has scored 16.0 team points. Round 1 - Damon Swenson (Vinton-Shellsburg) won by fall over Fletcher Maser (Williamsburg) (Fall 2:15) Round 2 - Damon Swenson (Vinton-Shellsburg) won by fall over Chris Platter (Oelwein) (Fall 2:50) Round 3 - Damon Swenson (Vinton-Shel...

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