Tuesday night the Stormin’ Vikes travelled to Williamsburg for a showdown with Wa-Ma-C rival Williamsburg along with Oskaloosa and Centerville. What was anticipated to be a tight battle with a significantly improved Williamsburg squad ended up as a solid victory for Vinton-Shellsburg. With a number of guys stepping up and swimming new events for the first time to fill out the line-up, the Stomin Vikes saw a number of time drops and big performances.
1. Osage2. West Delaware3. Independence4. Assumption, Davenport5. Notre Dame, West Burlington6. Greene County7. Sergeant Bluff-Luton8. Glenwood9. Webster City10. Vinton-Shellsburg2A Individual Rankings (December 10, 2021)1061. Kade Blume, Roland Story, So2. Braden Maury, West Delaware, So3. Ethan Skoglund, Sergeant Bluff-Luton, So4. Kaden Whipp, Clarinda, So5.
Mustangs (Mount Vernon) defeat Vikings 46-30VINTON – The Vinton-Shellsburg Viking varsity basketball team (0-5, 0-0 WaMaC West) took on the Mount Vernon Mustangs (3-3, 0-0 WaMaC East) and the Mustangs earned a 46-30 win over the Vikings in Garrison FieldHouse on Dec. 14.Freshman Ryan Sivola led the Vikings with seven points, Kail Evans, Austin Kemp, and Max Vasquez scored four each, Cam Dunbar and Kaden Kingsbury scored three each, Reese Truax and Gunnar Moen scored each and Gunnar Schminke scored one free throw.
No. 11 Vikettes defeat Spartans 60-57VINTON – The Vinton-Shellsburg Vikette varsity basketball team took on the Solon Spartans inside a rowdy Garrison Fieldhouse on Dec. 10 and earned a 60-57 win over the Spartans.Abby Davis had a career night with 22 points, Alyssa Griffith added 11 more, Ashlie Meyer added nine, Julia Johnson added seven, Sophia Kreutner had five, Brylee Bruce had four and Kalie Burke had two.
Blazers defeat Vikings 65-24VINTON – The Vinton-Shellsburg Viking varsity basketball (0-3, 0-0 WaMaC West) took on the Beckman Catholic Blazers in Garrison Fieldhouse on Dec. 7 and the Blazers defeated the Vikings 65-24.Seniors Gunnar Moen and Max Vasquez led the Vikings with five points each and senior Kaden Kingsbury scored four.
Mark your calendars to support the VS Wrestling Cheerleaders at their first annual Silent Cake Auction. Many delicious, decorated cakes created by local Bakers and the VS Wrestling Cheerleaders will be auctioned on December 13th at 4:30 p.m. at the home JV Tournament, in the High School Cafeteria.All proceeds will go to purchasing new uniforms and season expenses.
No. 11 Vikettes defeat Blazers 54-50DYERSVILLE – The No. 11-ranked Vinton-Shellsburg Vikette varsity basketball team (5-0, 0-0 WaMaC West) took on the Beckman Catholic Blazers (2-2, 0-0 WaMaC East) at Beckman Catholic High School in Dyersville and earned a 54-50 win over the Blazers.Alyssa Griffith led the Vikettes with 19 points and the Vikettes are eyeing their first 6-0 start since 1996-97.
Our Teams traveled to bowl Waterloo Columbus on Tuesday and all 4 teams were successful. These kids had alot of fun and bowled well. The highlight of this meet was how our girls Varsity team stepped up and were helping coach one of the other teams' bowlers that was struggling. This warms my heart and shows how great of kids we have here at Vinton Shellsburg.
The Stormin’ Vikes traveled to Newton Saturday to compete in the Cardinal Invite and came home with a little hardware and a strong third-place finish. A dominant Indianola squad, comprised of five different high schools, won handily capturing 8 of the 11 events. Second place Decorah managed one win and the Stormin Vikings claimed a pair of first-place finishes on the way to a 3rd place overall finish among the field of six teams.
The Vinton-Shellsburg Voyagers Dance Team traveled to Des Moines this past week to compete in the ISDTA State Dance Competition. They earned Division I ratings in Class IV Jazz, Class VI Hip Hop and Class VIII Pom, and placed 4th in their class in Hip Hop. The team also sent six soloists, who all earned Division I ratings as well. The team begins their basketball performance season this week, with performances at halftime of the December 7th and December 10th Home VS Basketball games.