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2015 varsity football season begins tonight for Vikings at Benton

By Dean Close · 11:18am August 28th, 2015 · 12 hours ago
The first of what Vinton-Shellsburg players will be 10 or more football games takes place tonight, when the Vikings travel to Benton Community for their season opener. Those who cannot travel to Van Horne for the game can see it on their computers. The school plans to steam the game on its Cube video page.

Vikings take 3rd, Vikettes 6th at season-opening cross country meet

By Dean Close · 10:36am August 26th, 2015
The 2015 cross country season began Tuesday in Mount Vernon, where the Vinton-Shellsburg boys and girls competed with several teams. Viking sophomore Cole Tharp led his team with a 10th-place time of 17:50. For the girls, freshman Grace Horst led V-S with a 14th-place time of 22:22. The Vikings finished third in team scoring; the Vikettes were 6th.

Martin Wins the 2015 VCC Menís Club Championship

By Vinton Today · 11:46am August 25th, 2015
It was a cool and very windy day for the Vinton Country Club Men’s Championship were Matt Martin defended his title winning the Tournament with a 3 over par 73, edging out Shane Scott by 2 strokes. Scott cut a 4 stroke deficit down to 1 stroke with 2 holes to play, but Martin birdied the par four 17th hole to help propel him to the Championship.

A pair of veteran drivers earned their first wins of the season Sunday night at Benton County Speedway. Scott Pippert held off Damon Murty for top honors in the Ron-Da-Voo Lounge & Deli IMCA Stock Car division while Mike Burbridge raced to victory in the Cassill Motors IMCA Modifieds. From the third row, Pippert chased front row starter Mike Galli for one circuit before stealing the lead on lap two.

Union Football Camp for Grades K-2 set for Aug. 30

By Vinton Today · 9:27pm August 18th, 2015
The 14th annual "We Build Champions" Football Camp will be held Sunday August 30th, 2015 at the park in Dysart. The camp is open to boys and girls of ANY SCHOOL DISTRICT enrolled in grades K-2. Individual skills will be emphasized and flag games. Registration will be from 12:30 to 1:00 in the shelter house in the Dysart park.

VPRD Softball Standings‏

By Matt Boggess, VPRD · 9:19am August 18th, 2015
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VS athletes must take Concussion Impact Cognitive Test

By V-S Community School District · 1:13pm August 17th, 2015
V-S is committed to taking a proactive approach towards your child’s safety and well-being during participation in athletics. ALL students who participate in any athletic sport (including cheerleading and Voyagers) are required to take a Concussion Impact Cognitive Test. The cognitive test will produce baseline results which will be used to determine the extent of any potential head injuries that may occur during athletic practices or games.

Hogan in three-way battle for Modified points championship at BCS

By Ryan Clark · 10:39am August 17th, 2015
With three nights of racing left in the season, Vinton Modified driver Scott Hogan finds himself in the middle of a three-way battle for the Benton County Speedway points championship. The top three in the IMCA Modified standings this season at the BCS are as follows: 71 Troy Cordes, 442 points 33D Scott Hogan, 442 20L Zach Less, 440 Cordes currently holds the track championship tie-breaker with Hogan.

Adult Softball Standings Week of 8-5-15

By Matt Boggess, VPRD · 10:23am August 10th, 2015
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VS dedicates athletic complex; school leaders thank donors, sponsors

By Dean Close · 9:04am August 10th, 2015
Parents and children kicked soccer balls or tossed and kicked footballs as more than 125 people gathered at the newly-renovated Karr Athletic Complex to celebrate the completion of the new track resurfacing/field turf project. School officials reviewed the project and thanked the donors and business sponsors who helped make the project possible.

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