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Edwards, Grinnin' Pitches remain unbeaten in VPRD softball

By Vinton Parks & Recreation · 10:39pm June 20th, 2015
The Edwards Plumbing & Heating team leads the VPRD men's softball league with a 5-0 record. In the women's league, the Grinnin' Pitches are also undefeated, at 6-0. See complete standings and this week's results HERE:

The West Delaware baseball team brought its 15-2 record to Vinton on Thursday to play the Vikings. The Hawks left town with twice as many losses, after the Vikings swept them, 5-3 and 6-5. The Vikings came from behind both games. Sophomore Scottie Wirth won game 1 for the Vikings, giving up 3 runs on 11 hits as he pitched all seven innings.

Congrats to Vinton golfer Tyler Stueck on his first hole-in-one! Tyler competed in a tournament today through the Junior Optimist event at the Airport National course in Cedar Rapids. He placed 2nd in his division, carding a 67, just 1 stroke shy of the 1st place winner. He also scored his first-ever hole-in-1 today during the tourney.

New turf project on schedule

By Dean Close · 8:19am June 18th, 2015
The bright green turf and white and yellow lines are clearly visible to those driving by the Vinton-Shellsburg football field. Soon the black and gold VS logo, as well as the word "Vikings" in the end zones will accompany the numbering and hash marks that crews are installing this week. During its meeting this month, the V-S School Board approved some minor change orders to the project.

Big Men on Campus: Viking linemen win high school competition at ISU

By Dean Close · 11:30am June 15th, 2015
Congratulations to the Vinton-Shellsburg Viking football linemen, who narrowly won first place at the Iowa State University Football Camp's Big Man Challenge. Blake Patterson, Tanner Bird, Tanner Holten, Jacob O'Brien, Grant Noren, Drew Wiley, Logan Murray, Ethan Henry, and Cole Overton went to Iowa State University to compete in the Big Man Challenge.

Leonard earns two 3rd-place awards at All-Star track meet

By Dean Close · 7:43am June 15th, 2015
Vinton-Shellsburg senior track team member Payton Leonard earned two third-place honors at the Iowa Association of Track Coaches All-Star Spotlight Meet at the University of Dubuque on Saturday, June 13. Competing against runners from Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin, Leonard finished third in the 400M run.

Auringer continues hot streak; wins Modified feature at BCS

By Ryan Clark · 7:08am June 15th, 2015
VINTON, Iowa (June 14) – J.D. Auringer continued his recent hot streak in a big way at Benton County Speedway. The Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified driver earned his third win in eight days and pocketed $1,250 Sunday night by topping a 32-car field on Iowa Donor Network/Urbana 5 Memorial Night.

Vikings 7-6 on baseball season; Boisen leads pitchers with .81 ERA

By Dean Close · 9:17am June 12th, 2015
The Vinton-Shellsburg baseball team is now 7-6 heading into tonight’s double-header at Solon. The Vikings swept Center Point-Urbana on Monday but lost two at Dyersville Beckman on Wednesday. Junior pitcher Zach Boisen has compiled a 3-0 record for the Vikings. He has an ERA of .81. Boisen allowed just three hits in his win over CPU on Monday.

Vinton Day at Kinnick: Special discount tickets available

By Vinton Today · 12:36pm June 10th, 2015
The University of Iowa Athletic Department is hosting Vinton Community Day on Saturday, Sept. 5, when the Iowa football team entertains Illinois State in its 2015 season opener. Any member of the Vinton community can purchase an unlimited number of $40 group rate adult tickets and $25 youth tickets.

VS trap shooting teams compete at State event

By Dave Martin · 8:48am June 10th, 2015
First off Congrats to all our shooters! You did an outstanding job representing V-S and the Red Cedar Shooters! Now for the stats- Red Cedar Gold came in at 58th place out of 248 squads Red Cedar Black came in 81st place out of 248 Squads Red Cedar Red came in 135th place Red Cedar Cedar came in 189th and Red Cedar Orange came in at 208th.

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