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Viking swimmers set personal best times at Grinnell

By Rob Levis, VS Swimming Coach · 12:18pm December 15th, 2014
On Saturday the Vinton-Shellsburg swimmers travelled to Grinnell to participate in the Tiger Invitational. Despite finishing sixth in the seven team field it was a great day across the board as the Vikings turned in their strongest single-meet performance in the past couple of years. Eight ranked Linn-Mar won the meet in dominating fashion, beating second place Des Moines East by nearly 200 points.

CPU defeats VS on wrestling mat, 48-33

By V-S Community School District · 11:36am December 12th, 2014
Center Point-Urbana vs. Vinton-Shellsburg @ CPU/South Tama Dual on 12/11/2014. Center Point-Urbana (CPU) 48.00 Vinton-Shellsburg (VISH) 33.00 106: Carter Weeks (VISH) over Kyle Franck (CPU) (Fall 0:54) 113: Jordan Overbey (CPU) over Jacob Worthen (VISH) (Fall 2:55) 120: Jayson Overbey (CPU) over Wes Haefner (VISH) (Fall 2:17) 126: Zach Fuessley (CPU) over Brayden Laton (VISH) (Fall 0:49) 132: Max Wehage (VISH) over Tyler Morris (CPU) (Fall 2:57) 138: Nick Hyland (VISH) over Jacob Baumgartner (CPU) (Fall 0:23) 145: Tanner Clinton (CPU) over ...

Vikes crown four champs, win team title at Monticello wrestling tournament

By V-S Community School District · 10:27am December 8th, 2014
Vinton-Shellsburg wrestlers won the Dan Guilford Tournament in Monticello on Dec. 6. Carter Weeks, Nick Hyland, Michael Neal, and Stevie Henry were individual champions. The Vikings are coached by James Locke, Hank Bratten, and Phillip Miller. See complete results HERE. The tournament is named after the late Monticello wrestler Dan Guilford, who was a Wamac champion in 1983.

Love of coaching brings retired superintendent Healy to V-S BB program

By Dean Close · 10:27am December 4th, 2014
Mike Healy says that in his retirement, he is only going to do “things that I love.” And among the things he loves most is something he did when he began his career in education more than 40 years ago – coaching basketball. Healy retired from his position as superintendent of the Bellevue school district at the end of the 2013-14 school year.

Prep Basketball: Vikings begin season tonight; girls look for first win

By Dean Close · 11:48am December 2nd, 2014
The Vinton-Shellsburg High School basketball teams are both in action tonight, as the Vikings host Dyersville Beckman in their season opener. The Vikettes travel to Beckman tonight then host West Delaware, which is led by former Vikette Coach Harold Shepherd, on Friday. Junior Maci Griffith led the Vikettes in their season opener last week, scoring 19 in the 57-50 loss to Anamosa last week.

Girls win VSHS bowling opener; boys fall just 14 pins short

By VS Bo · 9:10am December 1st, 2014
Cole Garwood led the varsity boys with a 371 while Taylor Berry's 335 led the VS girls varsity bowling team in its opening competition last week. The varsity girls won; the boys lost a close contest. Coach's Summary: This is the first match of our season and I am very proud of these teams.

Did you know this about the American Legion: Junior Shooting Sports Program

By Brad Anderson, American Legion Post 57 · 2:34pm November 24th, 2014
The American Legion Junior Shooting Sports Program encourages marksmanship and gun safety education for children ages 12 to 18. The American Legion of Iowa Junior Shooting Sports teams are given the opportunity to participate in TWO tournament level matches: A Department shoulder-to-shoulder match, and the National postal match.

Hallberg chosen for 2014 All-USCAA Football Team

By Vinton Today · 11:19pm November 23rd, 2014
The USCAA has announced their 2014 All-USCAA Football Team. Iowa Wesleyan was well represented on the list with 15 players being selected. The Tigers had six players named to the First Team Offense All-USCAA Football Team. IW also 5 players earn First Team Defensive honors, and one player named to the First Team Special Teams list.

Wrestlers to welcome new Viking wrestling coach Locke at Tuesday potluck

By Vinton Today · 9:32am November 20th, 2014
The Vinton-Shellsburg Wrestling Club is hosting a potluck on Tuesday, November 25 at 6:00 in the Tilford Lunchroom to get to know our new head High School Wrestling Coach, James Locke. Former Viking wrestlers Hank Bratten and Phillip Miller will share the assistant head coach position. All wrestling families are welcome to attend.

Hole in one for local man

By Matt Martin · 1:14pm November 17th, 2014
On Monday, November 10th, 74 year old Rich Bednar got his first hole in one. He aced the 5th hole at the Vinton Country Club from the back tee box using a 5 wood from 180 yards out. Playing partners Ted Mann, Gary Marlow, Dean Schminke and Steve Stulken witnessed the hole in one. Congratulations Rich!

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