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Swim Meet at Waterloo

The holiday break hit at the right time for the Vinton-Shellsburg/CPU Stormin’ Vikes swim team.  Battling illness and injury the team limped to the break where it was able to get guys healthy and put in a lot of good work.  That work appears to be paying off as the team – following a strong effort against an outstanding Decorah team – traveled to Waterloo Saturday and turned in their best meet of the year.

VSHS Wrestling Cheer Junior Clinic

The Vinton-Shellsburg Wrestling Cheerleaders are having an exciting season supporting both the boy's and girl's Varsity wrestling teams. Fans and the community can show their support too.All K -8 grade guys and gals are encouraged to come help the cheerleaders support the teams by participating in the junior cheer clinic. Registration is now open! Participants will learn jumps, cheers, and chants and then showcase their new skills with the VSHS Wrestling Cheerleaders at the Varsity Wrestling meet on January 19th! You can register by clicking the link or sending in your form with payment to the address listed.
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Class 3A Girls' Basketball Rankings for January 6, 2023

The 2022-23 SIXTH Iowa Girls High School Basketball Rankings which are compiled by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union was released on Thursday, January 5, 2023.In the 3A Class, Estherville Lincoln Central is holding first place with a 7-0 Record. Benton Community is holding second with a 9-1 record. Center Point-Urbana is following in the 6th position with an 8-4 record and Vinton-Shellsburg is currently in 10th position with a 5-4 record.

Mr. and Ms. Wrestler of the Year - Area Wrestlers need your votes!

Once again, area students have been selected to compete for the annual Dan Gable Ms. and Mrs. Wrestler of the Year Awards. The awards are presented by Fareway Stores, Inc. and IAwrestle in coordination with the Iowa Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association. Nominations are received from the high school coaches in all of three wrestling classes for the men and all classes are combined for the women's award.

Local Girls' Basketball teams ranked in the top 10

In the Class 3A schools, Benton Community is moving in on the first place slot with only Estherville-Lincoln Central in the way.  Estherville's record stands at 7-0, last week they were also ranked number one. Benton Community's record currently stands at 9-1 in second place, moving up from 3rd place last week. Center Point-Urbana is in 6th place moving up from 7th place last week with their record at 7-4.
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Stormin' Vikings keep Fighting through illness

The break is arriving at just the right time for the Stormin’ Viking swimmers who are looking forward to the opportunity to get healthy and put in some work. Flu, strep, COVID, injuries and other ailments have hit the team hard the past three weeks.  Several days this week a third to half of the team were out, with several unable to practice at all this week.

Shellsburg Recreation available Sundays

Shellsburg RecreationOpen Gym!Dates: Sundays Nov 6 thru Feb 26Time: 2:00 - 4:00 pmMust bring your own water bottleWatch Shellsburg Rec FB for cancellationsWe are always looking for volunteers. Please contact Brittanie Roetman at 319-560-0120 or brittroet@yahoo.com for more info.

Stormin' Vikings bring in strong performance

Despite injury and illness, the Stormin’ Vikings managed to turn in a solid performance Saturday at the Tiger Invitational in Grinnell.  Down five of their 18 swimmers, and a couple others slowed by injury, VS/CPU managed a respectable 6th out of 9 teams and only four points behind Muscatine. Second-ranked Linn-Mar finished first by a considerable margin over Indianola and Ottumwa.
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Girls' Basketball Rankings have area schools in the top 9

The third Iowa Girls High School Basketball Rankings of 2022 are now out. In CLASS 3A Estherville Lincoln Central and West Marshall beat out third-place Center Point-Urbana and fourth-place holder Benton Community for the top slots. Vinton-Shellsburg is now holding the 9th place.

Wrestling news for area schools

The results from Vinton-Shellsburg's tournament in Monticello are as follows:Team: 4th place out of 7 teams Individuals:- Eli Ollinger: 1-1 (2nd place)- Aldin Swanson: 2-1 (2nd place)- Owen Mullinex: 0-2 (4th place)- Carter Lamont: 2-1 (2nd place)- Colton Behm: 0-4 (5th place)- Cooper Sanders: 3-0 (1st place)- Brant Dickinson: 2-1 (3rd place)- Max Janssen: 1-2 (6th place)- Curtis Erickson: 2-1 (2nd place)- Parker Arnold: 0-2 (6th place)Other highlights compared to the whole tournament:- Cooper Sanders: 1st I’m most pins in least amount of time- Aldin Swanson: 9th in most pins in least amount of time- Brant Dickinson: 10th in most pins in least amount of time- Brant Dickinson: 7th fastest fall in 25 seconds- Cooper Sanders: 8th fastest fall in 29 seconds- Cooper Sanders: 1st in most team pointsResults from the boys JV round-robin tournament at CPU on Monday night:- Gavin Morgan: 0-3 (4th place)- Zach Dickinson: 0-3 (4th place)- Sheldon Varner: 2-1 (3rd place)- Colton Behm: 0-3 (4th place)- Kaden Kerkman: 1-2 (3rd place)- Cole Siems: 1-2 (3rd place)- Aiden Parmater: 2-1 (2nd place)- Parker Arnold: 1-2 (3rd place)According to IAwrestle, the following area high school wrestler's rankings are listed below:160 - Connor Timm - 9th - Belle Plaine - Sr.
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