Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) – the professional organization for 2,700 men and women who manage sports fields worldwide and are critical to the safety of athletes and coaches – confirms its 2021 Board of Directors.Former Vinton resident Nick McKenna Certified Sports Field Manager (CSFM) and Assistant Athletic Field Maintenance Manager at Texas A&M has been elected President.
VINTON --Heartbreaker...no other way to put it...it was a heartbreaker.The 15th-rated Vinton-Shellsburg Vikettes (11-2) dropped a intense gut-wrenching 59-56 overtime WaMaC West battle to Clear Creek-Amana at the Garrison Fieldhouse. After a back-and-forth fourth quarter, the Vikettes led 53-50 in the waning seconds of regulation. With six seconds to go, the Clippers tried to get the ball inside, but the shot rimmed out.
VINTON -- A wild fourth quarter, quite a few acrobatic defensive plays, and a raucous home crowd, just let of our Covid jail, still wasn't enough Friday night as Coach Joe Johnson's Vinton-Shellsburg Vikings dropped a heartbreaking 56-50 decision Friday night at Garrison Fieldhouse.The Vikings (3-6, 1-6 in the WaMaC West) got out to an early 10-6 lead on the Mustangs, but it didn't hold for long.
The Stormin’ Viking swim team used both the normally strong top of the line-up and some great depth Saturday in scoring a strong second place finish at the annual Waterloo Invitational. The event was moved to Cedar Falls due to a pool failure at Waterloo – but neither that nor a 30-minute delay due to a computer crash – could slow down the red-hot Vikes.
VINTON -- Minus their head coach, the Vinton-Shellsburg Vikettes moved to 9-1 and took over sole possession of the WaMaC West lead with a hard-fought 66-53 win over Williamsburg Tuesday at the Garrison Fieldhouse. With head coach Rich Haisman out on the sick list, assistant coach Andy Smith took the controls for the Vikettes, and he got to direct "The Lucy Show.
VINTON -- The Vinton-Shellsburg boys' basketball team rode a red-hot start into 2021 Monday night and came away with a 57-31 WaMaC West win over South Tama.The Vikings (3-4 overall), pulled out to an 18-4 first quarter lead and were up 42-10 at the half. Derron Hughes drained four three-pointers on his way to a game high 15 points, while CJ Rickels joined him in double figures with 12.
MAQUOKETA -- Three Vinton-Shellsburg wrestlers won championships and two others medalled in a solid performance at Maquoketa's Zimmerman Invitational.Freshman 113-pounder Carter Lamont, 132-pounder Damon Swenson and 138-pounder Brady Ortner all picked up titles, while Bryce Radeke picked up a runner-up finish and 106-pounder Aldin Swanson was third.
During this pandemic, so many changes have made High School more stressful than normal. Lucky for the Winter sports, we can compete with requirements, masks, and distancing. The bowling team this year has 48 bowlers which means that there are several bowlers unable to compete in the scheduled meets. Some of these kids are new to bowling and have improved greatly.
The varsity teams competed on Friday against 2A and 3A tough competitive teams. First up for the girls' team, we had a record-breaking score for our school of 2809 and came in 2nd place. The team was led by senior Christina Harrelson with a 408 series and the team average 187 overall. Jeana White 114 119 233Anna Becker 161 213 374Jenna Pattee 217 179 396Tori Elwick 138 187 325Chloe tharp 189 180 369Christina Harrelson 188 220 408The boys' team was led by freshman Parker Arnold with a 413 series.
After three meet cancellations, the VS/CPU Stormin’ Vikings started the season on a hot streak with both a dual and invitational win. Thursday night, after a long trip to Decorah to face some stiffer competition, the Stormin’ Vikes may no longer remain unbeaten, but have established themselves as a solid team with some exceptional swimmers.