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Conference Swim Meet 10/19

By VSU Swim Team · October 23rd, 2019
VS senior Lauren Upmeyer was awarded a Conference Academic Award at the swim meet last Saturday. She is a well-deserving student athlete who maintains a GPA of 3.987!Last Saturday was the North Central Swim Conference meet in Boone. Unlike other sports, swimming is not divided into classes - schools of all sizes and locations compete against each other all season.


By Jeff Holmes · October 16th, 2019
The Vinton-Shellsburg volleyball team will play Thursday in the first round of bracket play in the WaMaC Conference tournament in Marion.The Vikettes (13-21 on the season) will face off with South Tama in 4 p.m. game. PhotosIn pool play at Center Point Tuesday, the Vikettes dropped a pair of 2-0 decisions to Dyersville Beckman and Center Point-Urbana before falling to Maquoketa 2-1 in the final round.

Girls Swim at Decorah

By Vinton Today · October 11th, 2019
VSU knew this was going to be a challenging night: Decorah is a very talented, very big team. With the Iowa Braille School pool still being down, VSU has been traveling to Waterloo West High School for practices - and even that has only happened 2 nights each week for the past 2 weeks. Suffice it to say that VSU hasn't had consistent practice time since September 18.


By Jeff Holmes · October 8th, 2019
On the opening kick-off off Friday night’s District 7 football match-up between Vinton-Shellsburg and West Marshall, Viking Jose Wilson fielded the ball, broke through an initial defensive, juked to the right and proceed down the far sideline, 97 yards for a touchdown…only to have it called back for a phantom block-in-the-back call.

Vinton Aquatic Club Thanks Community

By Vinton Today · October 7th, 2019
On behalf of Vinton Aquatic Club, I would like to thank those of our friends, family, and neighbors, our community, that came out to join us at Pizza Ranch on the evening of October 7th. Through your support, we were able to raise $764 for our team. The funds raised are used for such purposes as pool rental for practices, equipment purchases, meet entry fees for our swimmers, and coaches’ pay.


By Jeff Holmes · October 2nd, 2019
The Vinton-Shellsburg grinders had their homecoming celebration painfully spoiled Friday night.After piling up an early three touchdown lead, the Vikings ended up on the short end of a 28-27 loss at the hands of the Nevada Cubs in the District opener for both teams.Quarterback Brooks Erickson scored on one-yard runs in the first and second quarter to give the Vikes (now 2-3 on the season) an early 14-0 lead.

VSU Swimming at Grinnell 10/1/19

By Vinton Today · October 2nd, 2019
It's hard maintaining a swimming program without a pool to practice in - but it's a good lesson in playing the hand you've been dealt. Due to prolonged mechanical problems at the IBSSS pool, the last practice VSU swimmers had in a pool was Sept 18, which was 14 days ago. We've had 2 meets and lots of dryland strength training sessions since then - but there's just not much you can do on land that really translates to swimming.

Richie Gustin clinched the Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour champi­onship by taking the green flag Saturday night. He earned $1,500 by taking the IMCA Modified checkers 25 laps later at Benton County Speedway. Gustin passed long-time race leader Cayden Carter following a restart with six laps left en route to his record-extending fifth tour win of the season.

13th Annual Fields of Faith to be held Wednesday, October 2

By Valerie Close, Editor · September 28th, 2019
The 13th annual Fields of Faith will be held this coming Wednesday, October 2nd beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Union Football field.Everyone is invited to come out to hear the Curtis Fry story who went from being an athlete to a convict in a matter of seconds. Please bring a canned food item for the Northeast Iowa Food Bank.

Tonight's homecoming game will be against Nevada

By Valerie Close, Editor · September 27th, 2019
Tonight's Homecoming game will be against Nevada. Kicking off the event will be the Freshman game which will begin at 5:00 p.m. followed by the varsity game at 7:30 p.m. at the VInton Shellsburg High School Karr Athletic Complex.Be sure to wear your black and gold and cheer the Vikings on to a victory tonight!

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