Sports

Car Show April 1, No Foolin'!

Saturday, April 1, beginning at noon and ending at 4:00 p.m. there will be a Benton County Speedway car show sponsored by the Ron Da Voo Lounge located at 414 1st Ave. in Vinton. Vote for your favorite! Prizes awarded in each class:IMCA ModifiedIMCA Sport ModIMCA Stock CarIMCA Hobby StockIMCA Sport CompactLegends Best of Show trophy sponsored by&nb

Iowa High School Athletic Association releases football district assignments

The Iowa High School Athletic Association on Monday released its high school football assignments for the 2023 and 2024 seasons.Teams in the eight-player division through Class 4A are assigned to districts and Class 5A teams are separated into groups. Assignments are on a two-year cycle.Schedules for the 2023 and 2024 seasons will be released in April, according to the IHSAA.

Shellsburg Recreation Summer Ball sign up by March 19

The deadline to sign up for Shellsburg Recreation Summer Ball is just around the corner! You must apply by March 19th!Click here to download the registration form.

Hawkeye Community College Announces New Men's and Women's Wrestling Program

Men's and Women's Teams to Begin Competition in Fall 2024Hawkeye Community College is adding men's and women's wrestling to its slate of intercollegiate athletic programs."Providing opportunities is what we are best at, and these new sport offerings will serve as a great pathway for high school students to compete and continue their education," said Ethan Crawford, Director of Athletics and Recreation.

WaMaC announces West All Conference Girls Basketball Honors

2022-2023 WaMaC WEST All-Conference Girls Basketball Teams* Unanimous Selection1st Team:* Jenna Twedt Sr Benton* Emma Townsley Jr Benton* Ava Locklear Jr CCA* Bliss Beck Jr CCAAlyssa Griffith Sr Vinton-ShellsburgAbby Davis Sr Vinton-ShellsburgMya Hilers So CPU2nd Team:McKenna Kramer Jr BentonCarly Rich So WilliamsburgAddy Tupa So CPUAverie Lower Fr

Benton Community beats Vinton-Shellsburg in the Semi Finals 51-42

Bobcat Coaches The face-off between Vinton-Shellsburg and Benton Community on the basketball court in Des Moines has been the talk of the town. Vinton-Shellsburg knocked the team that was considered to be the best, Estherville off their first-place standing. The game finished in Vinton's favor at 54-46. Benton Community took on Des Moines Christian. It was clear that the Bobcats weren't fooling around.

LIVE Game Watch Party, Vinton Skate Center, Thursday, March 2

The Vinton Parks and Recreation Department will be closing the Rec Center temporarily on Thursday, March 2 from noon until 4:15 p.m. The staff will be preparing for the LIVE GAME WATCH PARTY at the Vinton SKATE CENTER!DOORS OPEN AT 1:00 p.m.

Benton Community beats out Des Moines Christian to face V-S in Semi Finals

Benton Community basketball player Tatum Schroeder Benton Community Bobcats took on Des Moines Christian Lions following the Vinton-Shellsburg shoot out against Estherville.Kicking off the game, Joe Notch was chosen to be recognized with the Sportsmanship award for Benton Community. While the team came to fight for a title, they were also carrying the weight of knowing that a fellow Bobcat sophomore Tatum Schroeder had been diagnosed with leukemia.

Thursday's Basketball game between Vinton-Shellsburg and Benton Community Info

Information for watching the game on Thursday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. Tickets to Thursday's game can be purchased at this link: Iowa Events Center | Online Ticket Office | Session 4 - Girls Basketball 5A/4A/3A Semifinals (evenue.net)The school will be providing a pep bus sign-up available for 6th-12th grade students. The cost is $15, which includes the ticket to the game.If you are unable to watch the 2023 IGHSAU Girls State Basketball game in the 3 A Semifinals between Vinton-Shellsburg and Benton Community, you can click on the link below, to watch online.

Vinton-Shellsburg Girls Basketball Win - Game Recap

The Vinton-Shellsburg Girls' Basketball team went to state this year, the first time since 1999. Playing against Estherville Lincoln Central, the girls Class 3A quarterfinals! #8 seeded Vinton-Shellsburg took down the #1 seeded Estherville Lincoln Central and what a game!Students were released two hours early to accommodate travel to the girl's state basketball game at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.
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