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Beckman blasts Vikings, 64-46

By Jeff Holmes · December 11th, 2019
VINTON — A close game near the end of the first half turned into anything but by the end Tuesday night, as Coach Joe Johnson’s Vinton-Shellsburg Vikings fell to the Dyersville Beckman Blazers, 64-46 in WaMaC action at the Fieldhouse. The game was close through out the first half. Beckman did have a 17-12 lead after one period, but the Vikings took the lead 18-17 with six minutes left in the half and were only down 25-24 with two minutes left.

Schmidt Makes Career First

By IMCA · December 11th, 2019
Tama veteran Jay Schmidt raced to a pair of IMCA Sunoco Stock Car career firsts this season, earning both the track title at Benton County Speedway and the E3 Spark Plugs Iowa State champion­ship for the full-bodied division. Two of Schmidt’s six feature wins came at the Vinton speedplant. He’s pictured with IMCA President Brett Root at the Nov.

Wach wins Three features in IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock

By IMCA · December 11th, 2019
JJustin Wacha motored to three feature wins and the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock championship this season at hometown Benton County Speedway. At right is IMCA Presi­dent Brett Root, during the IMCA national awards banquet in Lincoln, Neb., on Nov. 30. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photography)

Solon stops Vikettes 51-47

By Jeff Holmes · December 10th, 2019
SOLON — Three Vikettes finished in double figures Friday night but it wasn’t enough as Vinton-Shellsburg fell to the Solon Spartans 51-47. Coach Rich Haisman’s Vikettes (2-2, 1-2 in the WaMaC) led 16-12 at the half, but trailed 26-22 at the half and 34-33 going into the final eight minutes. V-S was hampered by a cold shooting night from the free throw line, where they converted on just 11 of 31.

A strong second half of the season helped Dallon Murty achieve the goals he’d set at the start of his first IMCA Sunoco Stock Car campaign.The 14-year-old from Chelsea became the youngest driver in division history to earn national rookie of the year honors, as well as the youngest rookie of the year crowned in IMCA’s EQ Cylinder Heads Northern Region.

Glover recognized first track Championship

By IMCA · December 10th, 2019
Curtis Glover raced to the first track championship of his IMCA Late Model career this season at Benton County Speedway. From Runnells, Glover is pictured with Division Director Joe Hayes, at left, and IMCA President Brett Root, at right, during the IMCA national awards banquet Nov. 30 in Lincoln, Neb.

Vikings stop Spartans in a thriller, 58-56

By Jeff Holmes · December 9th, 2019
VINTON — A slow start led to a big finish Friday night for the Vinton-Shellsburg boys’ basketball team, as Coach Joe Johnson's Vikings fought off the Solon Spartans for a 58-56 WaMaC Conference victory at the Garrison Fieldhouse. The Vikes (2-1, 1-1 in conference play), trailed 11-5 after one period and were still down one at halftime, 17-16, but once they came back from the half, Asgaard smote Sparta.

Radeke, King win mat titles at Monticello

By 4th St. Diner · December 9th, 2019
Coach Brian Sheston’s Vinton-Shellsburg wrestlers got off the 2019-20 season to a fast start over the weekend with a pair of solid performances, highlighted by Saturday’s showing at the Monticello’s Guilford Invitational The Vikings crowned a pair of champs, two runner-up finishes and three thirds on the way to a fourth-place finish in the meet.

Vikettes roll in cage opener, 46-30

By Jeff Holmes · December 6th, 2019
By JEFF HOLMESVINTON -- First-year head coach Rich Haisman got a Thanksgiving treat from his Vinton-Shellsburg girls' basketball team Tuesday night.The Vikette presented their new coach with a season-opening 46-30 WaMaC Conference victory over West Delaware before big crowd in the Garrison FIeldhouse.

Vikings blast Knights, 57-38

By Jeff Holmes · December 6th, 2019
VINTON — CJ Rickels's 22 points coupled with a tenacious defense by the home team led the Vinton-Shellsburg Vikings to a 57-38 victory over the Union Knights Thursday night in the Garrison Fieldhouse.Coach Joe Johnson’s Vikings (1-1) led 17-8 after one period, then blew the game open in the second quarter to take a 34-15 into the locker room at the half.

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