The Vinton-Shellburg girls' bowling team grabbed a fourth-place finish at the Girls State Bowling tournament at Waterloo's Cadillac Lanes this morning.Coach Amber Pattee's Vikettes finished with a team score of 2739, paced by senior Christina Harrelson, who's two-game score of 478 not only led the VIkettes, but also the State, as Harrelson was crowned as the individual State champion.
Taylor Duncan, a 25-year-old from Dallas, Georgia, has autism. That however is not what he's known for. He is also the commissioner/director of the Alternative Baseball Organization. The ABO is a 501c3 authentic baseball experience for teens 15+ and adults with autism and other disabilities to gain social and physical skills for success in life both on and off the diamond.
By VSCPU head coach Rob LevisSaturday was another great day for Stormin’ Viking swimming as the team competed at the State’s single-classification state meet held this year at neighboring Linn-Mar. The Medley Relay team of Bradyn Schlief, Carter Kirtz, Isaac Allsup and Ian Allsup opened up the first heat of the first event with a thrilling, tight victory in their heat.
Well, sort of…. Saturday was another great day for Stormin’ Viking swimming as the team competed at the State’s single-classification state meet held this year at neighboring Linn-Mar. The Medley Relay team of Bradyn Schlief, Carter Kirtz, Isaac Allsup and Ian Allsup opened up the first heat of the first event with a thrilling, tight victory in their heat.
On Friday, we competed in the Varsity WaMaC Tourney for Bowling and as it turns out, both Vinton Shellsburg teams came to play. This was such an exciting day with great outcomes. Due to the current pandemic, things have changed in many ways and this is no different for our Bowling Season. Normally we would bowl on separate lanes for boys and girls and they would not get to see all of the scores except for what the coaches [upd] them with.
VINTON -- There were a couple of big storylines to follow Saturday afternoon at Garrison Fieldhouse. And the good part was that both stories had a happy ending for the ladies in white.The 13th-rated Vinton-Shellsburg Vikettes shook off an icy start to their night to roll past Mount Vernon, 64-39 in the first round of the Class 3A Regional basketball tournament in a late matinee.
So anyway...Tuesday night I was able to make a Facebook post announcing that Coach Rich Haisman's Vinton-Shellsburg Vikettes had won a share of the WaMaC West championship for the first time since 2001. That was an exciting, joyous and altogether staggering statement for someone with my mileage to make. This team has been a blast to watch; a collection of seniors who've survived some of the leanest years imaginable, coupled with a collection of sophomores who've brought an energy back to what was a dying program.
VINTON -- CJ Rickels exploded for 23 points, and was joined in double figures by fellow members of the Class of 2021 Derron Hughes and David Lapan-Islas as the Vinton-Shellsburg boys' basketball team (8-9 on the season) bested Williamsburg 63-56 in a Senior Night WaMaC West showdown at the Garrison Fieldhouse Tuesday night.Coming off last week's painful 56-38 loss to Center Point-Urbana, Coach Joe Johnson's Vikes came out strong, leading 15-9 after one period and 36-20 at the half.
The wild and wooly WaMaC West girls' basketball race got ever wilder and woolier Monday night.After dropping two straight league games, Coach Rich Haisman's 3A-No. 13 Vinton-Shellsburg Vikettes (16-4 on the year) went into Tiffin and crushed 4A-No. 15 Clear Creek-Amana 60-34, to send the race into a complete flip-flop. Abby Davis led the Vikettes with 14 points, while Alyssa Griffith added 12.
Bitter cold temperatures and blizzards didn’t slow them down. Altered workouts and lost pool time due to a pandemic couldn’t either. Nor did having to face some of the toughest competition in the State in a single-class sport. On Saturday, the Stormin’ Vikings overcame all of these obstacles as they punched their ticket to the State meet in four events at the District Swim Meet in Dubuque.