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Vinton Aquatic Club Holds Awards Banquet

By Brandi Bresson · September 19th, 2019
Earlier this month the Vinton Aquatic Club held their annual banquet to recognize the successes of their swimmers over the past yer. Certificates and trophies were awarded in areas such as points earned in each age group, as well as for those swimmers showing the most improvement throughout the year.


By Jeff Holmes · September 18th, 2019
The Vinton-Shellsburg volleyballers had a solid day at Saturday’s East Marshall Invitational in LeGrand.The Vikettes (11-9) started strong, with a 27-25, 25-17 win over Iowa Valley, then followed that up a 25-11, 25-14 sweep of the host Mustangs.In their final pool game, the Vikettes fell to powerhouse Des Moines Christian, 17-21, 12-21, but they still advanced into bracket play.


By Jeff Holmes · September 18th, 2019
A late defensive stop and later touchdown were the difference Friday night as Oelwein came from behind to take out the Vinton-Shellsburg Vikings, 21-14.The Vikings (2-1 on the season) forged a 7-0 lead in the first quarter when quarterback Brooks Erickson capped a 65-yard opening drive with a 1-yard dive.

VSU takes 2nd in Waterloo Swim Meet

By Vinton Today · September 16th, 2019
VSU had a great meet in Waterloo Saturday! In a field of 5 teams, VSU took 2nd - edging out Waterloo who had previously beaten us. ResultsVSU posted lots of strong times: 18 individual time drops, with many again being all-time personal bests. Most girls' personal bests were set at our District meet last year, when they were rested and wearing specialized fast-skin suits.

V-S Boys 7th, Girls 9th at Benton XC meet

By Jeff Holmes · September 16th, 2019
Click for photos The young Vinton-Shellsburg cross-country teams had a perfect day for a run in the Atkins woods Saturday and took advantage of it with a pair of top 10 finishes at the Benton InvitationalPaced by lone-senior Cameron Karr, the Vikings were 7th. Karr finished 25th overall with a time of 18:36.

Hole in One by Ketchen

By Valerie Close, Editor · September 14th, 2019
ALWAYS take your friends and your phone/camera to the golf course, just in case it happens...Deb Ketchen got a hole in one on hole #5 at the Vinton Country Club while using her 7 wood. She was playing in the couple's best shot league with her husband John and golfing partners Frank and Kathy VanSteehuyse.

VSU girls swim competes at Kennedy High School match

By Vinton Today · September 13th, 2019
The VSU girls swim team had a tall order in front of them last night - with 4 members of the team ill or injured, there was a lot of shifting done to the "usual" lineup. But the girls really stepped up. VSU improved their times on 20 individual swims, many of those times being lifetime bests. Click to see resultsThe biggest time drop came in the longest event - the 500 Freestyle - where Chloe Juhl cut over a minute off her time to come in 5th in 7:16.

VSCC competes at Grinnell

By Jeff Holmes · September 13th, 2019
The Vinton-Shellsburg cross-country team kept up the improvement Tuesday at the Grinnell InvitationalVARSITY RESULTS27 Cameron Karr, SR 18:41.3; 61 Elijah Blix, FR 20:13.5; 70 Philip Kalina, JR 20:51.1; 72 Merritt Bodeker, FR 20:57.7; 82 Preston Tippie, JR 21:34.6; 88 Reid Hermanson, FR 22:38.8; 94 Elias Colsch, JR 25:35.


By Jeff Holmes · September 13th, 2019
Click to view photosThe Vinton-Shellsburg Vikettes picked up a win and a pair of losses Thursday night in a rare home quadrangular.The Vikettes (9-7 on the season) downed Oelwein in the first round with 25-22, 25-6 sweep of the Huskies, then dropped back to back 0-2 decisions to WaMaC East foes Solon and Class 2A third-ranked Dyersville Beckman.

The roar of engines will circle the Benton County Speedway in Vinton one more time before the year draws to a close.'Thunder in the Bullring' will be held Saturday, September 28, with racing to begin at 6 p.m. The event presented by Specialty Racing Promotions will be featuring races in the following classes: IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Mods, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks, Compacts and Micro Mods.

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