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Vikings open post-season play at Mount Vernon Friday night

By Jeff Holmes · October 10th, 2020
The Vinton-Shellsburg Vikings will have payback on their minds Friday night as the open the 2020 football playoffs.Coach Jim Womochil's Vikes (2-5) will head back to Mount Vernon to take on the Mustangs (6-1) at Cornell College's Ash Park. It was just three weeks ago that Mount Vernon edges the Vikings 21-13 in game the Black & Gold easily could have won.

Early lead vanishes as Vikings fall to CPU, 32-17

By Jeff Holmes · October 5th, 2020
VINTON -- For the better part of a quarter and a half, Homecoming Night was a lot of fun for the Vinton-Shellsburg Viking football team. But the last two-and-a-half quarters poured a bucket of very cold water over the proceedings as the Vikes fell to Center Point-Urbana, 32-17.The Vikings (1-5 overall and 0-4 in District play) jumped out to an early 17-0 lead in the game, and looked to be on a major roll against a Stormin' Pointer squad (3-3.

Emma Wiley and Ethan Rollinger reign over V-S Homecoming

By Jeff Holmes · October 2nd, 2020
VINTON - Emma Wiley was named Queen and Ethan Rollinger the King of Vinton-Shellsburg Homecoming festivities Thursday Night. The evening included the parade, the pep rally and was capped by the Powder Puff football, won by the seniors by a score of 37-14, featuring a touchdown run by the Homecoming Queen.

VSU Swimming Tues 9/29 @ Boone

By VSU Swim Team · October 1st, 2020
The girls swim meet on Tuesday was originally to be held in Grinnell - but with the college closing its facilities to outside competition due to Covid, the high school team is unable to host meets this season. So Boone played the gracious host instead. VSU won the close dual with Grinnell but fell to a powerful and deeply talented Boone squad.

Strong showings for Vikettes and Vikings at V-S Invitational

By Jeff Holmes · September 25th, 2020
VINTON -- It was a great day to run Tuesday for the Vinton-Shellsburg Invitational cross-country meet on the grounds of the V-S high school.The Vikette varsity finished a season-best fourth in the team race, while the Viking boys were a solid eighth in the 12-team field.Junior Charlee Johnson finished 18th to lead the Vikettes in a time 23:25.

Girls Swimming at LinnMar 9/19

By VSU Swim Team · September 22nd, 2020
VSU Girls Swimming was at LinnMar over the weekend for a double dual with LinnMar and Tipton. High school swimming is a one-class sport - meaning all schools compete against each other, regardless of size classification. This gives athletes the opportunity to compete against the very best in the state no matter location or school size.

Vikings fall at Mount Vernon, 21-13

By Jeff Holmes · September 21st, 2020
MOUNT VERNON -- Once again the Vinton-Shellsburg Vikings rolled up a ton of offense, and once again they battled to the end with a highly-regarded opponent, but once again they came up on the short end of things Friday night, dropping a 21-13 decision to 7th-ranked Mount Vernon.Coach Jim Womochil's Vikes (1-3 overall and 0-2 in District play)got an early break and took full advantage of it.

Girls Swim Meet @ Williamsburg 9/14

By VSU Swim Team · September 15th, 2020
Final ResultsOn the road at Williamsburg for a 6 team invitational Monday night. VSU took 2nd place in the meeting with Williamsburg, Keokuk, Grinnell, Centerville, and Oskaloosa - just 25 points behind Williamsburg, but 125 points ahead of 3rd place Grinnell. Williamsburg is a very competitive team for us - we're pretty evenly matched in school and team size, so it's always a challenge meeting up with them.

VSU Swim Meet 9/10 @ Oskaloosa

By VSU Swim Team · September 12th, 2020
The VSU girls swim team had a successful night at a 4-team meet in Oskaloosa. No visiting spectators were allowed in so the meet was live streamed instead. You'd never know it by the noise level though - the teams themselves proved to be great cheering sections. The meet was scored as a triple dual - and VSU won each of their match-ups by 16, 43, and 54 points.

Virginia Gay Hospital is going to the races!

By Valerie Close, Editor · September 3rd, 2020
Virginia Gay Hospital is going to the races, more specifically the 2020 IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals Fueled by Casey’s, September 7-12 in Boone, IowaIMCA holds sanctioned events in 36 states and one Canadian province and awards $650,000 in point fund monies to their drivers. The business was originally started in Vinton by Keith Knaack and partners around 1976.

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