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· 9:35am July 29th, 2015
Tyler Stueck will be a senior at Vinton-Shellsburg this fall. He was selected last year as the "Golfer of the Year" through the Cedar Rapids Optimist Junior Golf Association (CROJGA), and also won the honor again this year. Tyler competed in five different tournaments this summer. Each was an 18 hole event consisting of anywhere from 16-32 boys in his division.
· 3:32pm July 28th, 2015
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· 12:56pm July 28th, 2015
The VPRD recently held its annual Triathlon, with athletes biking, running and swimming. Click HERE for results.
· 11:42pm July 27th, 2015
The VS Vikings arrived in Des Moines Monday afternoon to prepare for their 11 a.m. game vs. Waverly-Shell Rock in the State Tournament. Nate Forsyth, a member of the VS 1998 State Championship Team, visited the Vikings on Monday before they boarded the school vans for the two-hour trip to the state capital.
· 11:32am July 27th, 2015
For the third time this season, the IMCA Late Model Sunday Series made an appearance at Benton County Speedway. For the second time, Ryan Dolan narrowly took the checkers ahead of series point leader Todd Cooney. Each driver enjoyed sizable leads in the 25-lapper before exchanging slide jobs in the final stages to set up an exciting finish.
· 2:06pm July 25th, 2015
The Vinton Parks & Recreation Department is once again hosting a Glow Ball Golf Tournament on Saturday, August 1st at the Vinton Country Club. This will be a two-person best shot 9-hole event that will begin at dark. The cost is $35 per team and includes use of glow golf balls, light sticks, glow necklaces and a chance to win prizes.
· 2:05am July 23rd, 2015
W. I. N. Whatever Is Necessary. That’s the philosophy of Coach Jim Struve and the 2015 Vinton-Shellsburg baseball team is taking to the State Tournament next Tuesday. The Vikings did whatever was necessary on Wednesday night at Williamsburg, with offense, pitching and defense. In the bottom of the first, with two Raider runners crossing home plate and the batter who hit a line drive into the right field corner rounding second, right fielder Jordan Womochil relayed the ball to the infield, where Tyler Rippel tagged out the runn...
· 6:35pm July 21st, 2015
VS Boys and Girls Middle School/High School Swim Camp will take place next week, Monday through Friday, July 27-31 at the Vinton pool from 5 – 6 PM. All boys and girls entering 6th through 9th grades interested in learning about competitive swimming are invited. Swimmers Must be able to swim two pool lengths to participate.
· 10:43pm July 20th, 2015
Ty Rippel pitched a complete came shut-out vs. Benton and center fielder Wes Edwards overcame a day of nausea to double and score the winning run in the first inning as Vinton-Shellsburg won in the second round of District baseball action. Edwards' run was all the Vikes would get, and all they would need, as Rippel kept the Bobcats from scoring.
· 10:24am July 20th, 2015
Tony Olson’s dream season continued Sunday night at Benton County Speedway. In just 35 Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod starts in 2015, Olson earned his 18th feature win, his seventh on the Vinton quarter-mile. Kurt Hogan took the lead from Jake Salisbury following a lap one caution while Olson worked through the pack from a fifth row start.