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10th Annual Pink Night January 22

By Valerie Close · January 18th, 2019
Tuesday night, January 22, the Vikettes will play against the Mustangs in the Vinton Shellsburg High School Gym for the annual Pink Night. Pink Night raises money to help those in the community that are fighting breast cancer. The proceeds will go to the "Gifts of Hope" at Virginia Gay Hospital. If you would like to order a t-shirt for this event, you can click on the order form to place an order before January 14th.

By Bill Martin The Deery Brothers Summer Series reaches another milestone this season, with the 500th event of its storied history. Seventeen events are on the schedule for the 2019 IMCA Late Model tour. With 490 races in the record book through its first 32 seasons, the series should celebrate its 500th event some time in August.

Last night Vinton-Shellburg came out on top of Benton Community on the mat. Results for Vinton-Shellsburg vs. Center Point-Urbana are below. Benton Community vs. Vinton-Shellsburg @ VS/BENTON/CPU on 01/17/2019. Vinton-Shellsburg (VISH) 0.0 Benton Community (BECO) 0.0 113: Damon Swenson (VISH) over Dawson Franck (BECO) (Fall 4:26) 120: Bryce Radeke (VISH) over Casey Gallagher (BECO) (Fall 5:03) 126: Brady Ortner (VISH) over Hunter Northup (BECO) (Fall 2:42) 132: Brock Radeke (VISH) over Wyatt Bieschke (BECO) (De...

V-S 8th Grade Boys Basketball team plays against Marion

By Valerie Close · January 18th, 2019
On Thursday night the Vinton-Shellsburg 8th grade boys basketball team played against Marion. The final scores were as follows: A-44-55 Marion B-11-35 Marion C-18-21 Marion

Sunoco Race Fuels to continue IMCA division support

By Valerie Close · December 27th, 2018
Sunoco Race Fuels announced that they will continue their support of two IMCA divisions and one special series through 2021. Manufacturer of the Official Fuel of IMCA, Sunoco will continue as title sponsor of both the IMCA Stock Car and IMCA Hobby Stock divisions. Sunuco will continue to give cash awards to drivers maintaining perfect attendance in the Deery Brothers Summer Series for IMCA Late Models.

Timmerman Signs with Hawkeye Community College

By Valerie Close · December 23rd, 2018
Vinton-Shellsburg senior Libbie Timmerman made it official as she signed her letter of intent with Hawekeye Community College. Alongside Libbie for the signing, were her parents, Kevin and Jamie. Libbie plans to go into nursing, and will use the scholarship that she received from Hawkeye Community College to meet her goal.

Girls Gold finishes Strong

By Valerie Close · December 23rd, 2018
Our 2018 girls golf team had a strong season. We finished with a record of 42-22 and we had an individual State qualifier. Our team also finished a strong academic year and was awarded an Excellence in Academic Achievement by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Association. This team achieved a G.P.A.

VS wrestlers compete in CPU JV invitational

By Vinton Today · December 19th, 2018
The VS wrestling team sent several JV wrestlers to the CPU JV Invitational meet. Several VS wrestlers medaled, including Damon Swenson, who was first in Div. 5. Total results: CPU JV Tournament Div 5 Damon Swenson's place is 1st and has scored 16.0 team points. Round 1 - Damon Swenson (Vinton-Shellsburg) won by fall over Fletcher Maser (Williamsburg) (Fall 2:15) Round 2 - Damon Swenson (Vinton-Shellsburg) won by fall over Chris Platter (Oelwein) (Fall 2:50) Round 3 - Damon Swenson (Vinton-Shel...

Coach Joe Hadechek Resigns after 12 years as Union Coach

By Valerie Close · December 17th, 2018
On Wednesday, Union Knights Coach Joe Hadachek resigned. After 12 years as head football coach at Union High School, Joe described his time coaching as "One great ride." Before becoming coach, he had worked with the youth program, starting that with Coach Don Sallee in 2003, building the program that continues today.

Bowlers move up in their standing after rebuilding their team

By Valerie Close · December 17th, 2018
"This is a rebuilding year for the girls team. We lost 5 or the 6 varsity members from last year yet we have several girls that are stepping up their games to contribute the this team. The VS boys team has been gaining strength over the last few rebuilding years. We have so much talent which makes a coaches job difficult to pick the 6 best at any given moment" said coach Amber Pattee.

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