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By Valerie Close · February 4th, 2019
After multiple postponements this year because of the weather, the girls' basketball team finally had a chance to play against the Independence Mustangs.The purpose of the event was to raise support for those battling breast cancer and to support their families. Flowers were given to those who have fought and survived as well as recognizing those that have lost loved ones as part of the event.

IHSAA 2A Sect 4 Results for Vinton-Shellsburg

By Valerie Close · February 4th, 2019
120 Bryce Radeke (21-20) placed 4th and scored 10.5 team points. Quarterfinal - Bryce Radeke (Vinton-Shellsburg) 21-20 won by tech fall over Casey Gallagher (Benton Community) 8-19 (TF-1.5 5:16 (21-6)) Semifinal - Caleb Fuessley (Center Point-Urbana) 37-0 won by tech fall over Bryce Radeke (Vinton-Shellsburg) 21-20 (TF-1.

Pink Night Saturday, February 2 at 2:00 p.m.

By Valerie Close · January 31st, 2019
Vinton's Pink Night, will now be held on Saturday, 2:00 p.m. The Girl's Basketball game against Independence will begin at 2:00 p.m. with the varsity game at 3:30 p.m. This is the 10th annual game. There will be a t-shirt quilt raffled off to raise funds for Gifts of Hope.

How do you follow up a 41st straight WaMaC title? Well, the “storming” Vikings answered that Saturday with a strong performance at the North Central Swim Conference Meet in Decorah. The team turned in its best single-meet performance in more than a decade finishing a solid 5th place at Conference and earning some tremendous individual recognition along the way.

Pink Night at the High School has been postponed

By Valerie Close · January 28th, 2019
The Pink Night High School girls' basketball game that was supposed to be tonight, has been postponed due to the weather.

2019 WaMaC Conference Tournament Results for Vinton-Shellsburg

By Valerie Close · January 26th, 2019
Photos by Laurie Ortner113 Mike Betterton (18-12) place is unknown and scored 0.0 team points. Champ. Round 1 - Mike Betterton (Vinton-Shellsburg) 18-12 received a bye () (Bye) Quarterfinal - Kayden Gryp (Williamsburg) 26-12 won by fall over Mike Betterton (Vinton-Shellsburg) 18-12 (Fall 1:57) Cons.

JV WaMaC JV-6 Lucas Maynard's place is 3rd and has scored 9.0 team points. Round 1 - Braeden Flynn (Solon) won by major decision over Lucas Maynard (Vinton-Shellsburg) (Maj 12-2) Round 2 - Lucas Maynard (Vinton-Shellsburg) won by fall over Jimmy Giger (Central DeWitt) (Fall 0:18) Round 3 - Matt Hearn (Center Point Urbana) won by fall over Lucas Maynard (Vinton-Shellsburg) (Fall 2:10) JV WaMaC JV-8 Jon Evans's place is 4th and has scored 4.

After announcing his resignation as Union head football coach after 11 straight playoff seasons – including repeated trips to the UNI-Dome, where the Knights' successes included one state championship, a semi-final team, and a state runner-up – Union Head Coach Joe Hadachek says he hopes his successor will focus on things even more important than success on the scoreboard.

Vinton Shellsburg Wrestlers take 5th place with 111 team points

By Valerie Close · January 18th, 2019
Special thanks to Jodie Betterton and Laurie Ortner Photo Cred Laurie Ortner Vinton Shellsburg Varsity Wrestling battled it out against 10 other schools on Saturday in Solon. Placing in their weight categories are the results below: Damon Swenson 3rd Bryce Radeke 5th Brady Ortner 5th Bryce Laton 6th Luke Radeke 2nd Scott Betterton 2nd Luke Beyer 4th Chris King 4th 5th place Brady Ortner VS against Brian Collins West Liberty on placement round.

Muscatine Bowling Tournament a first for Vinton Shellsburg

By Amber Pattee · January 18th, 2019
In a first for the VS bowlers, the Muscatine tournament consisted of several 1,2 and 3A schools. Both Varsity and JV gained experience and were able to see how a large tournament compares to a standard meet of this caliber. The varsity top teams and some of the individual bowlers received medals at the tournament but unfortunately, the JV teams did not.

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