VINTON -- Madi Atkinson was named Queen and JJ Sloop King as the culmination of Vinton-Shellsburg's 2021 Prom, "A Masquerade Ball" Saturday night at the Vinton Skate Center.Look for more pictures from the annual Grand March and Post Prom in Monday's Vinton Today.
By SAGE HOLMES -- VT SportswriterVINTON – The Viking varsity soccer team took on the Williamsburg Raiders at the Karr Athletic Complex on April 26. The Vikings (7-0) took a 1-0 lead on a CJ Rickels goal late in the first half. The Vikings erupted for a four spot in the second half, with a goal from CJ Rickels, two from David Lapan-Islas and one from Gunnar Moen.
WILLIAMSBURG – The Vinton-Shellsburg Vikette soccer team (3-4, 1-2 WaMaC West) took on the Williamsburg Raiders at Dr. D.S. Miller Field at Bob Murphy Stadium in Williamsburg Raiders on April 27. The Raiders took a 1-0 lead into the halftime break, and then Madi Atkinson and Ashlie Meyer scored goals for the Vikettes in the second half, although the Vikettes came out on the short end of the stick, losing the game 4-2.
After racing action was weathered out this past Sunday, the Bullring at Benton County Speedway will return for its second night of weekly points racing May 2.Joining the five weekly IMCA divisions, Late Models will make their first of three scheduled appearances this season. Running SLMR rules, the division will compete for a $1,500 winner’s share Sunday night.
By SAGE HOLMES, VT SportswriterVINTON – The Vinton-Shellsburg Vikette varsity soccer team took on the Marion Indians at the Karr Athletic Complex on April 23 and fell 4-3. Senior Lucy Howes-Vonstein scored two goals in the game and the third one was a weird ricochet off the pipe, goalkeeper and into the net. The difference of the game was Indian defense bottling up sophomore Abby Davis, who is the Vikettes' leading goal scorer with nine.
Below you will find events for the Benton County Speedway Bullring Lil Racer Car Club for the next three weeks! April 25: “Grandparents Night at the Track!’Lil Racers are invited to bring their grandparents to the track and introduce them to Crew Chief Mitch and Crew Chief Rachel in the Lil Racer Clubhouse. The grandparents will then get entered into a drawing held during the regular prize drawings we do for the kids, where they will be eligible to WIN one of FOUR 25.
It all started with a trip to the races for Mitch Swinton. In 2005, he took his then-6-year-old-son Ross to the track in West Liberty and quickly realized there wasn’t much for kids to do. That’s when he decided to start the Lil’ Racer Car Club which is beginning its second season at the Benton County Speedway in Vinton. "I ran clubs at many different race tracks in Iowa over the previous 16 seasons.
It was deja vu for Brayton Carter Sunday night at the Benton County Speedway Bullring. Two weeks after earning a last lap pass for the win in Frostbuster action, Carter repeated his late race heroics in the season points opener for the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods presented by Christie Door Company.From his front row start, Brian Kauffman led throughout the 15-lapper, but was challenged by Kyle Olson during his time out front.
By SAGE HOLMES, VT SportswriterVINTON – The Vikings took on the Mustangs of Mount Vernon at the Karr Athletic Complex on April 16 and earned an 11-3 win. Senior David Lapan-Islas scored five goals in the contest, giving him the program's single-game scoring record. The Vikings increased their goal differential to 50-3 with the win. The Vikings moved to 6-0 on the season and saw their 45-0 goal streak just before halftime, as the Mustangs scored a penalty kick in the 36th minute.
By SAGE HOLMES - VT SportswriterThe Vinton-Shellsburg Vikette varsity track and field team and head coach Heather Kalous have had a dominating start to the 2021 season, winning the non-scored Union Early Bird Girls' Track and Field meet, earning a third-place finish in Class A of the Jesup Invitational, a second-place finish at the Marion High School girls' track meet, and a tenth-place finish at the Ruth Ahrens Girls Relays at Iowa Valley High School.