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Vikings improve to 14-8; to travel to DeWitt Central tonight

By Dean Close · 10:38am June 23rd, 2016
The Vinton-Shellsburg varsity baseball team won two of three games early this week and has double-headers tonight and a game at Mount Vernon on Friday before hosting rival Benton Community for a double-header on Monday. Coach Jim Struve summarized this week's games: Monday---Vikings split a conference double header with Clear Creek-Amana losing the first game 2-5 and winning the second game 9-3.

Top Male Bowler: Nick Stein honored at first All-Iowa Sports Banquet

By Dean Close · 11:51am June 22nd, 2016
The Vinton-Shellsborg bowler who won the Class 1A state individual title with his best tournament performance ever (a two-game total of 513) has earned one more award. Nick Stein was honored as the Top Male Bowler at the first ever All-Iowa Sports Banquet, organized by the Des Moines Register. "Going to Des Moines for an All-Iowa Sport Awards banquet was a cool thing; being among the top three finalists was even cooler," said Nick.

In the movies, Dakoda Sellers would have won last night’s Sport Mod feature at the Benton County Speedway. But the “Drive for 5” themed car that honors the five young people who died in an accident last April – including Nikki Jacobsen, Quentin Ary and three young members of Seller’s pit crew – Zoey and Hunter Tuttle and their older brother, Triston Randall – did not end up in Victory Lane.

Vinton-Shellsburg High School is pleased to announce that several 2015-16 Spring activities have been recognized for their academic achievements. The Iowa High School Athletic Association and the Iowa Girls’ High School Athletic Union recognize the following: The Distinguished Academic Achievement Award is awarded to the teams who achieved a combined grade point average of 3.

Vikings win two at home; improve to 8-4

By Dean Close · 11:10am June 9th, 2016
Scottie Wirth pitched a complete game, holding the Dyersville Beckman to 1 run as the Vinton-Shellsburg Vikings won the first of two baseball games Wednesday in Vinton. The Vikings won the second game, 5-4. In addition to Wednesday's sweep, the Vikes won a pair of big victories at Center Point-Urbana on Monday.

Tandy/Stueck duo earns 6th place finish at State Co-Ed Meet

By Chad Pettyjohn, VS Boys Golf Coach · 10:44pm June 7th, 2016
The Vinton-Shellsburg golf teams combined two players off their teams to compete in an alternate shot format at Coldwater Golf Course in Ames for the Co-Ed State tourney Tuesday. Lauren Tandy and Tyler Stueck shot a 77 to medal and finish 6th for their best finish in the three-year run they had as partners in this event.

Men and Women's baseball/softball scores

By Michael Reiter · 11:35am June 3rd, 2016
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Tandy finishes HS career with 4th place medal at State

By Janet Woodhouse · 10:33am June 3rd, 2016
V-S senior Lauren Tandy finished 4th at the State Golf Meet on May 31-June 1, the highest-placing golfer in Vikette history. Coach's report: Girls State Golf Tournament Coldwater Golf Links, Ames: par 71 May 31, June 1, 2016 Weather: 70s, mostly sunny Vinton-Shellsburg Qualifiers: Lauren and Rachel Tandy 2 day results: Lauren Tandy 43,44=87 Lauren Tandy 43,40=83 Total: 170 Rachel Tandy 56,50=106 Rachel Tandy 44,42=86 Total: 192 Senior Lauren Tandy f...

Vikings place 8th at State Golf Meet; end season with 60-13 record

By Chad Pettyjohn, VS Boys Golf Coach · 9:29pm May 31st, 2016
The Vinton-Shellsburg Viking golf team placed 8th at Spring Valley Golf Course this weekend and finished a very successful season. Tyler Stueck and Bryce Shaw led the Vikings. Tyler finished the tourney in 13th place carding a 156 for the two-day total. Bryce Shaw played very consistently finishing with 162 for 28th place.

Rust in Victory Lane at Benton County Speedway

By Bill Martin, IMCA · 12:25pm May 31st, 2016
Joel Rust made his way into the main event through his "B" feature and drove to the opening night checkers in the IMCA Hawkeye Dirt Tour Monday at Benton County Speedway. A Vinton record 48 Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds were entered. Rust is pictured in victory lane with IMCA President Brett Root.

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