The Stormin’ Vikes wrapped up an arduous six-day period Friday night with a long trip up to Decorah. Beginning on Saturday with the Grinnell invitational, followed up by an invitational win Tuesday in Williamsburg, the squad concluded with a long bus ride and a strong second place finish. Though not hitting their best times of the year in most races, the swimmers did enough to take down Grinnell, Mason City and Waterloo.
Bartz signs with KnightsVINTON – Vinton-Shellsburg Vikette varsity track and field shot putter Abby Bartz signed with the Wartburg Knights women's track and field team joined by Vinton-Shellsburg throws coach Jim Womochil, her parents Brad and Brenda Bartz and her brothers Tyler and Justin Bartz.
Schulte signs with Dutch to play soccerVINTON – Vinton-Shellsburg Viking senior soccer midfielder Kale signed with the Central Dutch men's soccer team on Dec. 11 with family: Geoff, Steph, Raeleigh and Kierran Schulte. Schulte has been playing soccer his whole life.
Spartans defeat Vikings 58-23SOLON – The Vinton-Shellsburg Viking varsity basketball team (0-4) took on the Solon Spartans (2-2) and the Spartans earned a 58-23 win over the Vikings at Solon High School on Dec. 10.Gunnar Moen led the Vikings with five points, Kaden Kingsbury and Cam Dunbar scored four each, Reese Truax hit one three-pointer, Benett Rickels, Austin Kemp and Kail Evans scored two points each and Max Vasquez hit one free throw.
Mount Vernon Mustangs defeat #11 Vikettes 45-41MOUNT VERNON – The No. 11-ranked Vinton-Shellsburg Vikette varsity basketball team took on the Mount Vernon Mustangs and the Mustangs earned a 45-41 win at Mount Vernon High School on Dec. 14.Alyssa Griffith led the Vikettes with 11 points, Sophia Kreutner scored eight, Brylee Bruce and Kalie Burke scored six each, Abby Davis scored five, Julia Johnson scored three and Ashlie Meyer scored two.
Tuesday night the Stormin’ Vikes travelled to Williamsburg for a showdown with Wa-Ma-C rival Williamsburg along with Oskaloosa and Centerville. What was anticipated to be a tight battle with a significantly improved Williamsburg squad ended up as a solid victory for Vinton-Shellsburg. With a number of guys stepping up and swimming new events for the first time to fill out the line-up, the Stomin Vikes saw a number of time drops and big performances.
1. Osage2. West Delaware3. Independence4. Assumption, Davenport5. Notre Dame, West Burlington6. Greene County7. Sergeant Bluff-Luton8. Glenwood9. Webster City10. Vinton-Shellsburg2A Individual Rankings (December 10, 2021)1061. Kade Blume, Roland Story, So2. Braden Maury, West Delaware, So3. Ethan Skoglund, Sergeant Bluff-Luton, So4. Kaden Whipp, Clarinda, So5.
Mustangs (Mount Vernon) defeat Vikings 46-30VINTON – The Vinton-Shellsburg Viking varsity basketball team (0-5, 0-0 WaMaC West) took on the Mount Vernon Mustangs (3-3, 0-0 WaMaC East) and the Mustangs earned a 46-30 win over the Vikings in Garrison FieldHouse on Dec. 14.Freshman Ryan Sivola led the Vikings with seven points, Kail Evans, Austin Kemp, and Max Vasquez scored four each, Cam Dunbar and Kaden Kingsbury scored three each, Reese Truax and Gunnar Moen scored each and Gunnar Schminke scored one free throw.
No. 11 Vikettes defeat Spartans 60-57VINTON – The Vinton-Shellsburg Vikette varsity basketball team took on the Solon Spartans inside a rowdy Garrison Fieldhouse on Dec. 10 and earned a 60-57 win over the Spartans.Abby Davis had a career night with 22 points, Alyssa Griffith added 11 more, Ashlie Meyer added nine, Julia Johnson added seven, Sophia Kreutner had five, Brylee Bruce had four and Kalie Burke had two.
Blazers defeat Vikings 65-24VINTON – The Vinton-Shellsburg Viking varsity basketball (0-3, 0-0 WaMaC West) took on the Beckman Catholic Blazers in Garrison Fieldhouse on Dec. 7 and the Blazers defeated the Vikings 65-24.Seniors Gunnar Moen and Max Vasquez led the Vikings with five points each and senior Kaden Kingsbury scored four.