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First Iowa's Ride to include a stop in Vinton

By Valerie Close, Editor · December 3rd, 2019
If you would like to be part of the competing bike ride to the RAGBRAI called “Iowa's Ride” you can register to participate at the following link:'s ride will be taking off from Dubuque on Sunday, July 12, for a 48 mile trip to Monticello. After leaving Monticello, the ride will go another 50 miles to the stop in Vinton on Monday, July 13.

V-S Students help compose Cedar Rapids HS Hockey Team

By Vinton Today · December 3rd, 2019
The Cedar Rapids High School Hockey team includes three Vinton-Shellsburg students, Brayden Almquist, Hayden Rast, and Sawyer Rast.The team is comprised of hockey players who attend many schools in the area - from Solon to Alburnett to V-S and Mt Vernon.The team will compete in some important games this weekend (two varsity games, two JV games) and is requesting game attendees bring donations of personal care items intended for distribution at Waypoint Services in Cedar Rapids.

2019 Academic All State Volleyball

By Valerie Close, Editor · November 26th, 2019
The LHSAA is proud to announce the names of the student-athletes that were selected to the 2019-20 LHSAA All Academic Volleyball Composite Team. In order to be selected to the Academic All-State team, the student had to be a senior, played the sport for two years, and achieved a six-semester cumulative grade point average based on a 4.

Vikettes win over the Plainsmen in Nets for Vets event

By Valerie Close, Editor · November 25th, 2019
Our Vinton-Shellsburg Vikettes hosted the Hall of Pride event attended by the Belle Plaine girls basketball team, the Plainsmen in a scrimmage. The game honored the area Benton County Veterans through the annual Nets for Vets Fundraiser.The Vikette's won with a score of 74-21.Photos courtesy of Niki Bruce and Melanie Davis

Sole Sisters to wrap up the fall with Annual Run

By Valerie Close, Editor · November 18th, 2019
Sole Sisters Mission Statement:I am a confident, positive role model, who makes healthy decisions for myself which makes me feel empowered!Sole Sisters, a group of 5th grade girls that meets weekly at the middle school to help the girls transition from elementary to middle school will be holding their Sole Sisters Run, the final run for the fall of 2019.

VSU District top 8% of Female Swimmers in Iowa

By VSU Swim Team · November 2nd, 2019
VSUhad a fantastic day in the pool at LinnMar Aquatic Center for their district swim meet. Swimming isn't divided into classes like other sports - so VSU was up against massive competition from Cedar Rapids Jefferson, LinnMar, Iowa City High, and Iowa City West with some smaller districts like Williamsburg, Tipton and Keokuk.

Erhardt, Sutton sign for soccer at Hawkeye

By Jeff Holmes · November 1st, 2019
There were a lot of smiles on a rainy Friday at Vinton-Shellsburg High School as a pair of Vikette soccer players put their futures on paper. Seniors Olivia Erhardt and Taryn Sutton made it official as they signed their letters of intent to play for the RedTails of Hawkeye Community College before a room full of family teammates and fans.

V-S PE Class Trio competes in Des Moines

By Jeff Holmes · October 31st, 2019
Vinton-Shellsburg High School was well represented October 20 at the IMT Des Moines Marathon. To be more specific, VSHSs 2nd hour physical education class was well represented.V-S PE teacher (and girls track coach) Heather Kalous, special education associate Veronica Eberling and V-S junior Sage Holmes all competed in different races in the event that Sunday morning.


By Jeff Holmes · October 29th, 2019
A season of heartbreakers ended with probably the biggest one Friday night for the Vinton-Shellsburg Viking football team with a 34-31 loss to Benton Community at Karr Athletic Complex. Bobcat kicker Blake Osborns 33-yard field with 1:15 left gave BC its only lead of the game and clinched the victory in what might have been one of the best games ever played between in the rivalry.

Williamsburg Dual Swim Meet 10/24

By VSU Swim Team · October 25th, 2019
With the Vinton pool still down, Williamsburg graciously offered to host the meet instead of canceling it so VSU seniors Chelsee Tharp and Lauren Upmeyer could still have their Senior Night. The Raiders played the role of host very well - putting up streamers, posters and writing notes to the VSU team Thursday night.

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