VINTON -- Minus their head coach, the Vinton-Shellsburg Vikettes moved to 9-1 and took over sole possession of the WaMaC West lead with a hard-fought 66-53 win over Williamsburg Tuesday at the Garrison Fieldhouse. With head coach Rich Haisman out on the sick list, assistant coach Andy Smith took the controls for the Vikettes, and he got to direct "The Lucy Show.
VINTON -- The Vinton-Shellsburg boys' basketball team rode a red-hot start into 2021 Monday night and came away with a 57-31 WaMaC West win over South Tama.The Vikings (3-4 overall), pulled out to an 18-4 first quarter lead and were up 42-10 at the half. Derron Hughes drained four three-pointers on his way to a game high 15 points, while CJ Rickels joined him in double figures with 12.
MAQUOKETA -- Three Vinton-Shellsburg wrestlers won championships and two others medalled in a solid performance at Maquoketa's Zimmerman Invitational.Freshman 113-pounder Carter Lamont, 132-pounder Damon Swenson and 138-pounder Brady Ortner all picked up titles, while Bryce Radeke picked up a runner-up finish and 106-pounder Aldin Swanson was third.
During this pandemic, so many changes have made High School more stressful than normal. Lucky for the Winter sports, we can compete with requirements, masks, and distancing. The bowling team this year has 48 bowlers which means that there are several bowlers unable to compete in the scheduled meets. Some of these kids are new to bowling and have improved greatly.
The varsity teams competed on Friday against 2A and 3A tough competitive teams. First up for the girls' team, we had a record-breaking score for our school of 2809 and came in 2nd place. The team was led by senior Christina Harrelson with a 408 series and the team average 187 overall. Jeana White 114 119 233Anna Becker 161 213 374Jenna Pattee 217 179 396Tori Elwick 138 187 325Chloe tharp 189 180 369Christina Harrelson 188 220 408The boys' team was led by freshman Parker Arnold with a 413 series.
After three meet cancellations, the VS/CPU Stormin’ Vikings started the season on a hot streak with both a dual and invitational win. Thursday night, after a long trip to Decorah to face some stiffer competition, the Stormin’ Vikes may no longer remain unbeaten, but have established themselves as a solid team with some exceptional swimmers.
VINTON -- Coach Brian Sheston's Vinton-Shellsburg wrestling squads split a pair of dual meets Thursday night in the Garrison Fieldhouse.The Vikes stopped Iowa City Regina, 50-28 in their first bout, but dropped a hard-fought battle to Marion, 45-34 in the finale.Against Regina, Caleb Rouse (285) and Brady Ortner (138) recorded falls for the Vikings, while Carter Lamont (120) added a technical fall and Damon Swenson (wrestling up three weights at 145) pulled out a 6-2 decision.
The Vinton Shellsburg and CPU Stormin’ Vikings continued their strong start to the season on their second trip to Williamsburg. Having won a dual with the Raiders 90-76 on Thursday, the team followed up with a strong win at the Raider invitational featuring host Williamsburg, Oskaloosa, and Centerville. The Stormin’ Viking Medley Relay of Braydn Schlief, Carter Kurtz Isaac Allsup, and Ian Allsup started the evening off fast with a convincing victory.
Boys 2Owen Mullinex's place is 3rd and has scored 0.0 team points.Round 2 - Zayden Keim (Iowa Valley) won by fall over Owen Mullinex (Vinton-Shellsburg) (Fall 2:54)Round 3 - Logan Schachterle (Independence) won by fall over Owen Mullinex (Vinton-Shellsburg) (Fall 3:36)Boys 7Graham Henkle's place is 2nd and has scored 8.0 team points.Round 1 - Fletcher Hansen (Cedar Falls) won by fall over Graham Henkle (Vinton-Shellsburg) (Fall 2:34)Round 2 - Graham Henkle (Vinton-Shellsburg) won by fall over Brandon Cole (Marion) (Fall 1:31)Round 3 - Amare Chavez (South Tama County) won by fall over Graham Henkle (Vinton-Shellsburg) (Fall 0:56)Boys 8Alex Guenther's place is 1st and has scored 12.
Both VS Bowling teams were victors in the match against Waverly Shellrock on Tuesday. These kids are working very hard and pushing themselves daily. I love to see how they interact and work together to hep those who need a hand. The teams were lead by junior Anna Becker With a 369 series and senior Ayden Bearbower with a 255 game and 447 series.