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State Track Meet: Several VS athletes return with medals

By Dean Close · 2:23pm May 22nd, 2015
The Vinton-Shellsburg High School track teams did well at the State Track Meet this past weekend. Many set personal bests while earning team points. The Viking 4 x 100 team (Juniors Cole Garwood, Nick Hyland, Jordan Womochil and Joel Barnes) finished in third in today’s preliminaries and 4th in Saturday's finals, setting a school record.

The era of soccer on "the hill" is over. The Vinton-Shellsburg girls team played the last home game on the field just east of the high school parking lot, where the teams have played since soccer came to VSHS. The girls defeated Monticello, 8-0. The boys played their last home game on that field on Monday.

8th grade girl track successes include Wamac meet title, many school records

By V-S Community School District · 2:10pm May 21st, 2015
The 8th grade girls track team ended their season with their home meet on May 12, finishing second in the team scoring. For the season they brought home 4 team championships, including the WaMaC championship, and two second place finishes with one meet being cancelled. The meets consisted of 8 teams competing in 4 field events, 3 hurdle events, 6 relays and 5 individual running events.

The Vinton-Shellsburg boys and girls track teams are sending more athletes to the State Track Meet than at any time in recent school history. The boys left after the pep assembly; the girls attended a reception in their honor at Ehlinger's Express, where they painted windows and enjoyed hot chocolate before leaving for Des Moines.

Yessak among state qualifiers in 3200 run

By Vinton Today · 9:32pm May 20th, 2015
Jordan Yessak, the son of Jason and Anita Yessak, of Vinton is among the qualifiers for the State Track Meet which begins Thursday. Jordan qualified for the Class 1A 3200 run as a member of the Dunkerton track team; his father is the Activities Director as well as varsity girls basketball and assistant varsity baseball coach for that district; Jordan open-enrolls there.

On to State: VS track teams celebrate at Ehlinger's

By Dean Close · 10:15am May 20th, 2015
Along with the old-time traditions like pep rallies, the Vinton-Shellsburg track teams are celebrating their state qualification with a new tradition that began in the past year: A gathering at Ehlinger's Express. The boys met there last night, where Mel Davis, manager (and Vikette track mom) welcomed the team.

7th Grade VSMS girls track team celebrates successful season

By Nathanael Brandt · 10:15am May 20th, 2015
This spring I had the privilege of coaching the Vinton-Shellsburg 7th grade girl’s track team. The girls did a fantastic job and were a great group to be around. They worked hard at practice and tried their best during meets. The combination of working hard and trying their best, as well as a lot of natural talent led to this team having a wonderful season.

Vinton Community Swimming Pool will officially open Saturday

By Vinton Parks & Recreation · 11:50am May 19th, 2015
The Vinton Community Swimming Pool will officially open to the public for the season on Saturday, May 23rd. Some modifications have been made to next week’s hours since school will still be in session. Saturday, May 23 – Regular Hours Sunday, May 24 – Regular Hours Monday, May 25 – Regular Hours (Memorial Day) Tuesday, May 26 – 6-7 AM Lap Swim; 4–8 PM General Swim Wednesday, May 27 - 6-7 AM Lap Swim; 2–8 PM General Swim Regular hours will follow Regular hours are:...

Rescheduled IMCA Hawkeye Dirt Tour opener is Tuesday at Vinton

By Bill Martin, IMCA · 2:08pm May 18th, 2015
The IMCA Hawkeye Dirt Tour opens for the fourth time in five years at Benton County Speedway, when the green flag flies on Tuesday, May 19. Traveling IMCA Xtreme Motorsports Modifieds race for $1,000 to win and a minimum of $150 to start. If not already qualified, the winner will be added to the 2015 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot.

Vikings advance to District golf contest

By Chad Pettyjohn, VS Boys Golf Coach · 12:14pm May 18th, 2015
The Vikings played Friday at Pin Oak Links in Manchester at sectionals trying to advance to district play for the second consecutive year. The Vikings placed third shooting 316 and will advance to districts on Wednesday at the Amana Colonies Golf Course. Daniel Janssen led the way shooting 76 and placing fifth as an individual.

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