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Vikings advance to Substate finals, 5-0

Ryan Moore scored a late pair of goals and the defense pitched another shutout Monday night as the 2nd-ranked Vinton-Shellsburg Vikings drilled Center Point-Urbana, 5-0 to advance to the Substate soccer finals.The Vikings (15-0) hit the Stormin' Pointers for a pair of early goals in the first half. David Lapan-Islas knocked one in in the fourth minute and Damon Swenson added another in the fifth minute and the Vikes were quickly up 2-0.

Murty’s mastery of the Bullring continues with $1,800 victory

Dallon Murty races past Jeff Mueller on his way to victory and a $1,800 IMCA Sunoco Stock Car payday Photo by Jim WittkeHis nickname is the Game Changer, but the only thing changing lately is Dallon Murty’s win total.Murty scored his fourth consecutive feature win to open the season in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars presented by Albert Auto at the Benton County Speedway Bullring.He picked up $1,800 for his efforts in the draw/redraw event and earned a qualifying berth for the inaugural B&B Chassis All-Star event at this year’s IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.
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Benton County Speedway Bullring Lil Racer Car Club holding 2nd "Pay it Forward"

The Benton County Speedway Bullring Lil Racer Car Club will be holding its second “Pay it Forward” night of the season this Sunday night. One lucky driver AND one lucky fan will be getting their admission into the Bullring covered by the club. ONE number is chosen randomly by Lil Racer Car Club crew members and the driver who registers at the pit shack on the registration sheet on that number line gets handed an envelope with their 30 dollar pit pass money inside.

Free Youth Swim Clinic

Want to improve your swim skillzzz?! Here's your chance!! You'll have some great coaching.Open to any 4th-8th Graders, Tuesday-Friday, June 1st-4th at the Braille School Pool. Call 319-472-4300 to register. The deadline to register is May 21st.Oh, did we mention that this is FREE AND participants get a FREE t-shirt!Learn how to improve your technique, develop starts and turns, and learn about competitive swimming.

Pella Sports Camp, Pursue Camp

For many coaches and athletes, feelings of uncertainty, confusion, loss, and disappointment can seem like an undeniable reality. However, the truth is that our identity in Christ is greater than our identity in sports. It’s our confidence in Christ that wipes away any uncertainty of this world. Much like we pursue our goals in sports, God does the same with us.

V-S qualifies seven events to State track meet

By SAGE HOLMESINDEPENDENCE – The Vinton-Shellsburg Viking and Vikette varsity track and field teams took to Lyle Leinbaugh Field in Independence Thursday for the 2021 State Qualifying Meet.Vikette senior Kayla Griffith won the girls' high jump with a leap of 5-1, and sophomore discus thrower Brylee Bruce took gold with a throw of 124-2. In addition, junior shot putter Abby Bartz threw 37'2", good enough for a wild card berth in Des Moines.

Stock Cars vie for $1,250 winner’s share May 23 at Benton County

A payday of all-star proportions will be on the line Sunday night at Benton County Speedway.The quarter-mile Bullring will offer up $1,250 to the feature winner of the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars presented by Albert Auto in an event that will also serve as a qualifier for the inaugural IMCA Stock Car All-Star Invitational at this year’s IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.

Dalles Mitchell Jacobus to be at the Bullring Lil Racer Car Club on Sunday

Next Sunday night, May 23rd, the Bullring Lil Racer Car Club is proud to announce that former Iowa Hawkeye defensive lineman and current singer/songwriter DALLES MITCHELL JACOBUS of Palo,  will be our guest in the clubhouse at the Benton County Speedway. He will be happy to share autographs from 5:45 to 7:45! He will also be bringing his guitar along, in hopes that he gets to strum a few notes on it for the fans.

Vikes close out at 14-0; post-season is up next

Boys' soccer Substate bracket By SAGE HOLMESVT SportswriterSOLON – The Vinton-Shellsburg varsity soccer team (14-0) took on the Solon Spartans (11-4) at Spartan Stadium in Solon and earned a 2-0 shutout victory.  Gunnar Moen and Damon Swenson scored one goal each and that was all she wrote on a perfect season for the Vikings.Coach Kyle McAbee's squad finished the regular season the way it started; dominating.

Vikettes shut out by Spartans 1-0

By SAGE HOLMESVT SportswriterThe Vikette varsity soccer team (8-6) took on the Solon Spartans (10-4) at the Karr Athletic Complex on May 14 to honor the seniors.  The only goal of the match came on a long shot by the Spartans and that was the difference of the match.The Vikettes travel to Van Horne Tuesday to take on Benton Community, then Friday head to West Liberty to face the Comets.
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