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Vikes bounce back, bounce Indee, 48-42

By Jeff Holmes · January 29th, 2020
Coach Joe Johnson's Vinton-Shellsburg Vikings used a big fourth-quarter rally and a combined 31 points from Sam Griffith and CJ Rickels to grab a much-needed 48-42 WaMaC win over Independence Tuesday night at the Garrison Fieldhouse.Both teams struggled to find the basket in the early going as the Vikes led just 8-6 after one period.

Vikettes down South Tama, 67-32

By Jeff Holmes · January 28th, 2020
 Coach Rich Haisman's Vinton-Shellsburg Vikettes moved to 5-1 in the WaMaC West and 8-5 overall Tuesday night with a 67-32 victory over South Tama in the STC Roundhouse. After a relatively tight first half that saw them up 28-21 at intermission, but a 21-2 run over the course of the third quarter propelled the Vikettes the blowout win.

Weeks grabs 8th-place medal at Girls' State mat tournament

By Jeff Holmes · January 28th, 2020
A historic weekend for girls' wrestling in Iowa proved to be an even more historic weekend for a pair of Vinton-Shellsburg wrestlers.Viking girls' wrestlers Amelia Birker and Bailey Weeks both competed in the second annual Iowa Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association's Girls' State wrestling tournament at Waverly-Shell Rock High School.

Ortner, King win titles at North Tama

By Jeff Holmes · January 28th, 2020
Coach Brian Sheston's Vinton-Shellsburg wrestlers put on a solid performance Saturday at the North Tama Invitational.In all the Vikings crowned a pair of champions, two-more runners-up and added a third place finish while placing in the other weights they entered. Sophomore Brady Ortner copped the 132-pound title with five falls, capping his day off by pinning Sam Hackett of Waterloo Columbus in 5:48.

Vikings split a pair in WaMaC West action

By Jeff Holmes · January 27th, 2020
p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 18.0px; font: 14.0px 'Times New Roman'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} It was a spilt couple of days for the Vinton-Shellsburg Vikings last week. Tuesday, the Vikings shook off some early doldrums to blast South Tama, 58-23, but Thursday was a different story as the Vikes dropped a 71-35 decision to WaMaC West leader Center Point-Urbana.

Stormin' Vikings sink Raiders on Senior Night

By Jeff Holmes · January 24th, 2020
By Rob Levis, Head Swimming Coach The Vinton-Shellsburg Stormin' Viking swimmers closed out their home season Monday with a dual meet win over Williamsburg Our guys swam really well, On the evening we had 41 new personal best times led by Isaac Allsup and Bradyn Schlief with four each. Elias Colsch, Logan Zearley and Jared Jacobs each had three new personal best times.

V-S K-1st Grade Wrestling

By Vinton Today · January 21st, 2020
By Betty ThorsvigHot. Sweaty. Loud. Stinky. Not where this Grandma wants to be on a bitterly cold night. But we have a great bunch of kids that love wrestling.Coach Neve runs them through drills and techniques over and over again. There is NO slacking here; you better be prepared to come and learn. I was amazed at all the parents that help out Coach Neve.

OT heartbreaker for Vikings, fall to CCA, 70-62

By Jeff Holmes · January 15th, 2020
It was another heartbreaker for Coach Joe Johnson's Vinton-Shellsburg boys' basketball team Tuesday, as for the second night in a row the Vikings dropped an overtime toughie, falling this time to Clear Creek-Amana, 70-62 in a game that was truly a tale of two halves.V-S led 18-7 after one quarter and 33-16 at the half, but Clippers stormed back, cutting the margin to three after three at 41-38 before the contest went into OT tied at 55.

V-S Bowlers take on Cedar Rapids Washington and Western Dubuque

By Amber Pattee, Bowling/Volleyball Coach · January 15th, 2020
Photo courtesy of Angie BeckerVarsity BoysThis team is on fire. They are working really well together as they continue their successes. They are still undefeated and shot a great 3152. They were led by junior, Ayden Bearbower shooting a phenomenal 298 and a 504 series. Ayden has worked hard to get to where he is as he continues to be a strong force on the lanes.

Vikettes blast Indee, 50-34

By Jeff Holmes · January 14th, 2020
The winning streak moved to four Monday night as Coach Rich Haisman's Vinton-Shellsburg Vikettes rolled past Independence, 50-34 in a WaMaC West showdown at the Garrison Fieldhouse.After a tight first eight minutes, the Vikettes (7-4 overall and 4-0 in the West) rolled to a 32-18 lead at intermission and 43-24 going into the final eight minutes.

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