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Swayzer's a Laker

Vikette Aza Swayzer (center) joined by her mom, Lisa Stein (left) and teammate Kiera Ott VINTON - Vinton-Shellburg girls' basketball senior Aza Swayzer made it official Wednesday, signing her letter of intent to play basketball at Iowa Lakes Community College in Estherville. The 5-11 Swayzer was a big part of the Vikettes' WaMaC West title run this past season after missing much of her junior year due to a torn ACL. She'll be joining a Laker squad that is coming off an 8-12 season with only eight players on the team.

Vikettes lose 4-1 to Clippers

By SAGE HOLMES - VT SportswriterTIFFIN – The Vikette varsity soccer team traveled to Tiffin and Clear Creek Amana High School for a date with the Clear Creek Amana Clippers.  Senior Lucy Howes-Vonstein scored a goal on a penalty kick, but the in the end, the Vikettes were defeated 4-1.
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Defense, Camo and Flannel carry the Gold Rush past Clippers, 1-0

Viking head coach Kyle McAbee reacts as the clock hits zero Thursday night. By SAGE HOLMESVinton Today Sport WriterVINTON – Finally...some drama!Amid a sea of flannel and camo, the Vinton-Shellsburg boys' soccer team honored a fallen teammate Thursday night with a dramatic 1-0 shutout of perennial power Clear Creek Amana at Karr Athletic Complex.  The lone goal of the night came on a David Lapan-Islas penalty kick in the first half, but the difference in the contest came down to the Gold Rush defense.

Vinton Native named as member of the 2021 NFF Hampshire Honor Society

Drew Wiley (#59) was among those named to the NFF Hampshire Honor Society Along with two others, Drew Wiley, a Kansas State football senior, during the 2020 season was named a member of the 2021 National Football Foundation (NFF) Hampshire Honor Society. The two other Wildcats who earned the honor were Tyler Burns and Brock Monty. The three are part of an elite group of 910 players from 255 different schools from across the NCAA divisions and the NAIA who qualified for membership in the Society's 15th year.

Swenson collects hat trick in a 10-0 win over Cardinals

By SAGE HOLMESVinton Today Sports WriterMAQUOKETA – The Vinton-Shellsburg Viking varsity soccer team traveled to Goodenow Field in Maquoketa and took on the Maquoketa Cardinals and earned a 10-0 shutout over the Cardinals.  Damon Swenson scored a hat trick and the Vikings increased their goal differential to 38-0 and their record to 4-0 (2-0 WaMaC West).

Davis' four goals tame Mustangs 5-1

By SAGE HOLMESVinton Today Sports WriterINDEPENDENCE – The Vinton-Shellsburg Vikette varsity soccer team (2-0, 1-0 WaMaC West) took on the Independence Mustangs (1-1, 0-1 WaMaC West) at Lyle Leinbaugh Field in Independence and came away with a 5-1 win Friday night.  In the win, Vikette sophomore striker Abby Davis scored four goals en route to a 5-1 Vikette win in game two of the season at Lyle Leinbaugh Field.

Bullring opener set for Sunday

With the annual season-opening Frostbuster special in the books, the weekly points opener is next on the schedule at the Benton County Speedway Bullring this Sunday, April 18.Five IMCA sanctioned divisions are [st] to do weekly battle on the Bullring throughout the 2021 season, including the 96.5 KISS Country Modifieds, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods presented by Christie Door Company, Sunoco Stock Cars presented by Albert Auto, Sunoco Hobby Stocks presented by Kwik Star and Mach-1 Sport Compacts presented by Auto Crafters.

No.7 Vikings tame Mustangs, 4-0

CJ Rickels (3) and David Lapan-Islas (6) celebrate a goal By SAGE HOLMESVinton Today SportswriterVINTON – The 7th-ranked Vinton-Shellsburg Viking varsity soccer team took to their home field to take on the Independence Mustangs, and came away with a 4-0 shutout. The match was scoreless at halftime, but the Vikings erupted for four goals in the second half, two each by seniors CJ Rickels and David Lapan-Islas.

Lapan-Islas, Rickels, score hat tricks in Vikings' 14-0 rout of Hawks

By SAGE HOLMESVinton Today SportswriterVINTON – The Vinton-Shellsburg Viking varsity soccer team took on the West Delaware Hawks at the Karr Athletic Complex on April 6.  Seniors David Lapan-Islas and CJ Rickels had three goals each en route to a 14-0 win in one half over West Delaware.  The Vikings will return to the Karr Athletic Complex on Friday, April 9 to take on Independence at 5:30 PM.

V-S Girls Track Team Places 3rd, while JV brings home 2nd Place win

At the Jesup Girls' Track Meet, the Vinton-Shellsburg Girls competed in several competitions. With the Vinton-Shellsburg Girls' Track Team in the Class A Division, the girls brought home a 3rd Place win behind Dike-New Hartford and Denver. In 1st place, Dike-New Hartford scored 150.50 while Denver came in 2nd with 93.00. Vinton-Shellsburg girls' team came home with a score of 89.
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