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Vikette soccer loses to Stormin' Pointers 4-0

Vikette soccer loses to Stormin' Pointers 4-0CENTER POINT – The Vinton-Shellsburg Vikette varsity soccer team (11-3, 4-2 WaMaC West) took on the Center Point-Urbana Stormin' Pointers (10-3, 5-1 WaMaC West) at Fross Park in Center Point.The Stormin' Pointers got a goal past Vikette keeper Alyssa Griffith three minutes into the match, and never looked back, the led 3-0 at the half and won the match 4-0.

6-0! Vikings defeat Stormin' Pointers 3-0

6-0! Vikings defeat Stormin' Pointers 3-0VINTON - 6-0! The Vinton-Shellsburg Viking varsity soccer team (10-4, 6-0 WaMaC West) took on the Center Point-Urbana Stormin' Pointers at the Karr Athletic Complex in Vinton and swept the WaMaC West divisional standings for the second consecutive season, scoring three goals.Alex Guenther, Logan Zearley and Gunnar Moen all scored goals in game to win the match 3-0.
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Lil Racer Car Club Raffles at the Bullring this Sunday

The Benton County Speedway Bullring Lil Racer Car Club will be OPEN again for business this Sunday, May 15 after registering 55 club members on opening night. We gave away eight wonderful door prizes and selected our, “Lil Racer of the Week, sponsored by The Pizza Place of Center Point.” The Lil Racer of the Week received a 6 FOOT trophy, a Scentsy Warmer and wax bar to give his mom for Mother’s Day, AND a Pizza cutout, good for one FREE small pizza from The Pizza Place.

The Bullring is back in action May 15

Increased purse money will be up for grabs Sunday, May 15 at Benton County Speedway.Billed as the Dirt Knights TV Special, five weekly divisions will compete on the quarter-mile Bullring for the second night of weekly points racing.A winner’s share of $750 will be on the line in the Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds presented by KISS Country 96.5, while winners of the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods presented by Christie Door Company will pocket $500 each.

Murty, Thornton, Olson race to opening night wins at The Bullring

Dallon Murty won the battle with his father, Damon, to score the opening night IMCA Sunoco Stock Car win at Benton County Speedway. (Photo by Jim Wittke) After Mother Nature twice delayed season opening action, weekly points racing made a successful return Sunday night to Benton County Speedway.Also making a successful return was a familiar face in victory lane following the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature. Dallon Murty won an entertaining battle with his father, Damon, to score the win.The father and son drew front row starting spots and proceeded to put on a show for the duration of the 15-lapper.
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Area Youth take part in the 2022 Annual Live Healthy Iowa Kids Track Meet

Over 160 area youth ranging in ages from 5 to 14 years old participated in the Vinton Parks & Recreation Department sponsored Live Healthy Iowa Kids Track Meet on Wednesday, May 4 at the Karr Athletic Complex. A huge thank you goes out to all the volunteers that generously donated their time to help make this event a success! All youth that participated received a certificate.

Goals galore helps Vikettes defeat Trojans 10-0

Goals galore helps Vikettes defeat Trojans 10-0TAMA – Therde were goals galore on April 29 as the Vinton-Shellsburg Vikette varsity soccer team defeated the South Tama Trojans by a 10-goal mercy rule, 10-0 at South Tama High School. Bree Swenson picked up a hat trick, with Abby Davis also picking up a goal.The Vikettes are now 7-2 (4-1 WaMaC West), dropping the Trojans to 2-9 (0-5 WaMaC West).

On your Mark. Get Set. Give Hope.

In less than two months, Party in Pink participants will be pounding the pavement as they set out for a tenth time to show that “Hope Runs Pink” in Benton County. Organizers have set Friday, June 17 as the date for this year’s annual fundraising event to benefit Gifts of Hope. In honor of the tenth anniversary, a 10K route has been added as an option for participants.

May 8 new date for Benton County Speedway opener

The third time will hopefully be the charm to get the weekly racing season underway at Benton County Speedway.The first two attempts at a season opener were washed out by Mother Nature, leaving the twice-delayed event now scheduled for this Sunday, May 8.Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds presented by 96.5 KISS Country, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks presented by Kwik Star, Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods presented by Christie Door Company, Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compacts and Legends.

Iowa High School Sports Network adds Boys State Soccer to Broadcast Lineup

For the first time ever, the Iowa High School Sports Network will broadcast the Iowa High School Athletic Association Boys State Soccer Tournament finals, June 4th at Cownie Soccer Complex in Des Moines. IHSSN will air the class 1A, 2A and 3A championship matches beginning at 1 p.m. The addition of soccer brings IHSSN’s total yearly events to over 90.
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