VINTON — Brooks Erickson ran 16 yards for a late first half touchdown, Bennett Rickles added an extra point that was the mathematical difference Friday night as the Vinton-Shellsburg Vikings edged Waterloo Columbus, 7-6 at the Karr Athletic Complex.It might have been the difference on paper, but the real difference came down to a Herculean effort by the Viking defense.
Girls Varsity was led by Junior Anna Becker with a 214 and 225 for a great 439 series. Anna has really improved her game as it showed tonight. The girls finished with a 2709 which is a 180.6 average this is an increase of 10 pins per game over last season. Emily Trinkle 88 115Anna Becker 214 225Jenna Pattee 188 159Tori Elwick 147 202Chloe Tharp 196 132Christina Harrelson 179 202 The boys varsity team was victorious as well shooting a nice 2797 beating Waterloo Columbus by 1000 pins.
Vinton-Shellsburg senior placekicker Jesse Pladsen was the named a 2nd-team All-Stater Monday by the Iowa Print Sport Writers Association.Pladsen led Class 2A with six field goals during the season on just six attempts and his 42-yarder against Solon was the second-longest in 2A. In addition, Pladsen was 11 for 14 on extra points.
VINTON - The year of disruption and loss in the world of athletics. Schedules have been turned upside, middle school sports have been put on hold and some colleges are even dropping sports.But at Vinton-Shellsburg High School, there was been historic growth.This past Monday, 12 girls reported the wrestling room for the first practice of the brand-new Vikette wrestling program.
VSU girls swam in the state qualifying district meet today at Dubuque Hempstead against incredibly fast competition. Vinton-Shellsburg Union was the smallest district by far in the field of Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids Kennedy, Decorah, Dubuque Hempstead, Dubuque Walhert, Dubuque Senior, and Waterloo East/West.The girls showed they were ready right out of the gate.
VSU Girls swimming had a solid victory for their 2nd and final home meet Thursday 10/22. They beat Williamsburg 68 - 26 in the final team standings. The home team took 1st place in all but 1 event, and took 1st and 2nd 6 of the 11 events. The girls swam some very good times, I'm very happy with the way they performed. And doing it for a home crowd was a great way to end our regular season.
VSU swam their modified North Central Iowa Swim Conference meet on Saturday. Instead of having all teams swim at one location, the teams were split into two locations to allow for more social distancing. VSU swam with Williamsburg and Oskaloosa at Williamsburg, while Grinnell, Boone and Decorah swam at Decorah. The girls swam very well all morning.
MONTICELLO -- Coach Michelle Stepanek's Vinton-Shellburg Vikettes pulled off a huge road win Monday night with a 3-2 victory over powerhouse Monticello in the first round of Regional volleyball.The Vikettes dropped the first [st] 25-20, then roared back to for 25-23 and 25-20 wins to go up 2-1 in the match. The Panthers came back to even things at 2-2 with a 25-20 win in the fourth [st], but the Vikettes finished things off with a solid 15-10 in the fifth and final [st] to advance.
VSU swam at the 6-team invitational in Williamsburg Monday night and came away with a big win - finishing in the team standings 33.5 points ahead of the strong second place home team. VSU won all three relays and three other individual events. But we talk all year about how one or two, or even four or five girls can't win a meet. It takes all hands on deck - every finish counts.
Thursday night the VSU girls swam at Decorah.Decorah is a very strong, very large team - they're always a tough opponent. The girls swam very well last night, placing first place in five events and taking second in another five. In the end, Decorah won (10 points were unanswered point scored in diving in which VSU does not compete).Click to view results.