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Scott Betterton places 3rd in State Wrestling Tournament

By Valerie Close, Editor · February 19th, 2019
This trip to Iowa's State Wrestling Tournament found three of Vinton Shellsburg's top wrestlers fighting for the medals. On his first trip to the state competition, Brock Radeke was a state qualifier.His brother Luke Radeke (138) made his third trip to the state tournament and brought home 5th place.

Merle Roths to be Inducted into the Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame

By Valerie Close, Editor · February 15th, 2019
In an article from 2000, Merle Roths, one of those Vinton's small town celebrities, said that he dreamed of one day being elected to the Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame. Saturday night that dream will come true at the Iowa State Wrestling Meet. Roths, 95 who still does his pushups every day, won the 105-pound wrestling championship in 1941.

Three Vinton Wrestlers headed to State Meet

By Valerie Close, Editor · February 13th, 2019
Vinton-Shellsburg's Luke and Brock Radeke, as well as Scott Betterton, are headed to Des Moines to compete in the Class 2A Wrestling meet. The will be the first time that Brock has competed at the state level but the 3rd time for Scott and Luke. Also from the area, there will also be 7 wrestlers from the Union High School and 3 from Center Point-Urbana.

Luke Radeke Receives 150th Wrestling Win at Weekend Meet

By Valerie Close, Editor · February 11th, 2019
Vinton Shellsburgs Luke Radeke had a landmark win with his 150th win at the wrestling match this weekend at Central Dewitt.Congratulations Luke! The following wrestlers placed as well: Brock Radeke 2nd Luke Radeke 1st Scott Betterton 1st Chris King 4th Click to see pictures of the winning wrestlers.

V-S Bowlers take on Waterloo Columbus

By Amber Pattee · February 11th, 2019
On Friday we competed against Waterloo Columbus and all teams were victorious. The girl's high score for the Girls with Christina Harrelson with a 370 series and for the Boys Varsity was Cyrus Elwick with a 457 series and a 279 game. Freshman Riley Richart bowled on the JV team and scored a very nice 464 series with a 247 game.

While sportswriters are focusing on the Major League Baseball off-season and which uniforms well-known players like Bryce Harper and Manny Machado will wear next season, most teams are also more quietly filling coaching positions, seeking for better ways to prepare the Major League pitchers of the future to challenge those struggles.

Little Dunkers to Learn the basics of Basketball

By Vinton Parks & Recreation · February 7th, 2019
The Little Dunkers will hold 3 events at Tilford Elementary on February 25, 26, and 28, at 6-6:45 p.m. The Price for this event is $20.00 (Standard charge)This is coed event with 16 openings remaining.Standard registration opens: Feb 1, 2019 Last day for standard registration: Feb 21, 2019 Internet registration opens: Feb 1, 2019 Last day for Internet registration: Feb 21, 2019Description: This event is for Kindergarten age children and will be held at Tilford Elementary.

Swim-a-thon tonight for the Vinton Aquatic Club

By Brandi Bresson · February 5th, 2019
Tonight is the annual swim-a-thon by the Vinton Aquatic Club will be held tonight, The swimmers can be seen beginning at 6:00 p.m at the Braille School pool.If you haven't done so already, please consider making a contribution to your favorite young swimmer. Fundraising is an essential part of keeping registration costs down so more families can participate in this amazing sport.

Senior Night Vinton Shellsburg Bowling takes on Central DeWitt

By Amber Pattee · February 5th, 2019
Friday night we finally were able to have a meet and it was our senior night. I have 9 seniors and the night went smoothly.  The kids as always are getting better and they were so excited to be competing again after all the snow and weather issues.   We competed against a very strong Central DeWitt team.

Union Senior Silver Schmitz Commits to Wartburg

By Joe Hadachek · February 5th, 2019
Congratulations to Union Senior - Silver Schmitz! Silver is the son of Mark and Krystal.  Schmitz has committed to Wartburg College where he plans to continue his education and football career. He's had 37 receptions for 381 yds and 3 TDs this fall for the Knights. Wartburg is a member of the NCAA III Iowa Conference.

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