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· 10:59pm December 6th, 2013 · 20 hours ago
The Viking basketball home winning streak is over. Six-foot-nine Williamsburg senior Matt Heitmann and the rest of the Raider defense made scoring tough all night -and virtually impossible in the final nine minutes -- for the Vikings in their home opener. Williamsburg led 27-25 with a minute to go in the third, and kept the Vikings to just 2 points for the rest of the game, defeating the Vikings 43-27.
· 8:46am December 6th, 2013
Vinton-Shellsurg athletes are busy in December competing in the traditionally-named "winter" sports, basketball, wrestling and swimming. Now, however, softball is becoming a winter activity for dozens of V-S girls, from fourth grade through high school. For the past few months, athletes have been going to "The Barn," an old, two-story, red farm building on the Cornell farm.
· 10:44pm December 3rd, 2013
Harold Shepherd's basketball team won at Vinton on Tuesday, something that happened hundreds of times over three decades. But Tuesday's win was Coach Shepherd's first in Vinton leading an opposing team. His West Delaware Hawks jumped to an early 14-2 lead and outscored the Vikettes 24-9 in the third quarter en route to a 67-37 win.
· 8:51am December 3rd, 2013
A year after the historic undefeated season and its first appearance at the state tournament since 1996, the Vinton-Shellsburg boys basketball team begins a season without most of the key players from last year’s squad. Grant Sagan, Max Kearns, Max Griffith, Chris Merchant, Kelyn Rickels and Taylor Dinderman have graduated, leaving Chase Overton and Nolan Sagan as the current seniors with most game experience.
· 12:01pm December 2nd, 2013
Way back in 1982, Max and Marian Madorin opened the doors to Moose’s Rollarena on C Avenue to provide recreational skating for the community and surrounding area. This past week I met with family members to honor the two of them by hanging a plaque at this facility that both of them loved so dearly.
· 10:53am December 2nd, 2013
Cole Garwood led the Vinton-Shellsburg boys bowling team to victory in its first meet on Nov. 26, at Berry's Lanes in Vinton. Garwood had the high game and high series scores (236 and 416) as the Vikings defeated AGWSR. The JV team also won. See complete scores HERE.
· 8:52pm December 1st, 2013
Long-time Vinton-Shellsburg girls basketball coach Harold Shepherd will make his first appearance in Vinton as the coach of the West Delaware girls basketball team when the Vikettes host the Hawks on Tuesday night. Shepherd coached Vinton and later Vinton-Shellsburg, from the 1970s through 2005.
· 11:50am November 27th, 2013
Drake head women's golf coach Leanne Smith has announced the signings of prep standouts Madison Glennie (Clearwater, Fla./Countryside) and Brooke Miller(Pomona, Calif./Diamond Bar), granddaughter of Dave and Marcia Hite of Vinton, to national letters of intent to join the Bulldog program for the 2014-15 academic year.
· 11:01am November 26th, 2013
The Vinton-Shellsburg bowling team holds its first home meet today, at Berry's Lanes, at 4 p.m. against AGWSR. The Vinton-Shellsburg Bowling team also presented Steve and Carlyn Berry with bowling t-shirts as a thank you for supporting their team and to kick off to their bowling season. The rest of the schedule is below.
· 12:12pm November 25th, 2013
Vinton-Shellsburg-Union was represented well at the State Special Olympics Bowling event on Saturday. Zach Kramer finished first in his division; Josh White finished second. They had qualified last month at the event in Vinton. Now Zach and Josh and the rest of the VSU team are preparing for their spring and summer events.