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Vikettes ready for CPU in tonight's battle of ranked teams

By Jeff Holmes · January 16th, 2021
By SAGE HOLMES for Vinton TodayVINTON -- The 15th ranked Vinton-Shellsburg Vikettes, 11-2 (4-1 WaMaC West), and 3-1 since the Christmas holiday. Since the holiday break, Coach Rich Haisman's Vikettes have defeated the Williamsburg Raiders, 66-53 behind Lucy Howes-Vonstein's 23 points, beating Dunkerton 62-14, with Kayla Griffith scoring 16 points and sophomore Alyssa Griffith scoring 14.

Vikings head into big showdown tonight at CPU

By Jeff Holmes · January 15th, 2021
By SAGE HOLMES -- For Vinton TodayVINTON -- The Vinton-Shellsburg boys' basketball team, is 4-7 (2-3 in the WaMaC West), and 2-3 since the Christmas holiday. The Vikings have defeated South Tama County and Benton, but have lost to Independence, Clear Creek Amana, and Williamsburg. Coach Joe Johnson's Vikings will take on the Stormin' Pointers in Center Point on Jan.

Viking grapplers solid on Senior Night.

By Jeff Holmes · January 15th, 2021
VINTON -- The Vinton-Shellsburg wrestling squad sent it's seniors off in style Thursday night. The Vikings split a WaMaC double dual meet at the Fieldhouse, downing Maquoketa 42-27, but falling to a strong Mount Vernon squad, 40-33.The Vikings won four of eight matches against the Cardinals; Brady Ortner (138), senior Bryce Radeke (145), Curtis Erickson (170) and senior Damon Swenson (126) all recorded falls for the Vikes.

Fareway and BodyArmor present the Dan Gable Mr. and Ms. Wrestler of the Year Awards in coordination with IAwrestle and the Iowa High School Wrestling Coaches Association (IWCOA). The IWCOA accepted nominations from high school coaches for student athletes in each of the three state wrestling classes for the men and combined all classes for the women’s award, regardless of their year in school and weight class.

Vikings Swimmers Sail Past Grinnell-BGM

By Rob Levis · January 14th, 2021
Tuesday night was senior night for the “Storming” Vikings swimmers as they faced the challenge of a tough opponent that they had not beaten in at least a dozen years.  Despite the smaller crowd due to the pandemic, there was great excitement in the air and the home team did not disappoint as they rose to the challenge in claiming a tightly contested 50-44 victory over Grinnell-BGM.

Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) – the professional organization for 2,700 men and women who manage sports fields worldwide and are critical to the safety of athletes and coaches – confirms its 2021 Board of Directors.Former Vinton resident Nick McKenna Certified Sports Field Manager (CSFM) and Assistant Athletic Field Maintenance Manager at Texas A&M has been elected President.

No. 15 Vikettes drop OT heartbreaker to CC-A, 59-56

By Jeff Holmes · January 13th, 2021
VINTON other way to put was a heartbreaker.The 15th-rated Vinton-Shellsburg Vikettes (11-2) dropped a intense gut-wrenching 59-56 overtime WaMaC West battle to Clear Creek-Amana at the Garrison Fieldhouse. After a back-and-forth fourth quarter, the Vikettes led 53-50 in the waning seconds of regulation.

Vikings' comeback comes up short; Indee pulls out 56-50 win

By Jeff Holmes · January 11th, 2021
VINTON -- A wild fourth quarter, quite a few acrobatic defensive plays, and a raucous home crowd, just let of our Covid jail, still wasn't enough Friday night as Coach Joe Johnson's Vinton-Shellsburg Vikings dropped a heartbreaking 56-50 decision Friday night at Garrison Fieldhouse.The Vikings (3-6, 1-6 in the WaMaC West) got out to an early 10-6 lead on the Mustangs, but it didn't hold for long.

Depth Propels Stormin’ Vikings Strong Showing

By Rob Levis · January 11th, 2021
 The Stormin’ Viking swim team used both the normally strong top of the line-up and some great depth Saturday in scoring a strong second place finish at the annual Waterloo Invitational.  The event was moved to Cedar Falls due to a pool failure at Waterloo – but neither that nor a 30-minute delay due to a computer crash – could slow down the red-hot Vikes.

Vikettes ride H-V's 23 to a big win over Williamsburg, 66-53

By Jeff Holmes · January 6th, 2021
VINTON -- Minus their head coach, the Vinton-Shellsburg Vikettes moved to 9-1 and took over sole possession of the WaMaC West lead with a hard-fought 66-53 win over Williamsburg Tuesday at the Garrison Fieldhouse. With head coach Rich Haisman out on the sick list, assistant coach Andy Smith took the controls for the Vikettes, and he got to direct "The Lucy Show.

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