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Vikings command a win at Homecoming Game

Vinton Vikings dominate in Homecoming Game On what was a chilly evening, the Vinton Vikings football team took every opportunity to shut out Maquoketa's Cardinals. The Vikings prevented the Cardinals from scoring a single point at this year's homecoming game...something that hasn't happened for several years.With a final score of 41-0 the Vikings sent the Cardinals packing! Congratulations Vikings players and coaches!Below is a link of the national anthem being played by the high school band accompanied by a fireworks display by Phil Travis and Tim Bird.

VS Swim Results from Kennedy 9/20/22

VS girls swam well last night against Tipton, Williamsburg and host team CR Kennedy - coming in 3rd behind the two teams that were more than twice our size each. 7 of the 11 swimming events were won by VS (we took 1st AND 2nd in the 100 Breaststroke) and 2 more events had VS in second place. We just didn't have the bodies to score supporting points we need to be more competitive in the team standings.
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Vinton Shellsburg Homecoming Week Events

Vinton-Shellsburg High School will be buzzing with several events this week.  On Thursday night beginning at 6:00 p.m., the Homecoming parade will begin at 4th St. and B Ave. Come on out and cheer our football team!Following the parade, there will be a pep rally at the Karr Complex with the Homecoming Coronation Ceremony at 7:00 p.m. The Jr.

Results from Girls Swim @ LinnMar 9/15/22

The girls swam well - Justyce Dominick, Tori Elwick, and Lauren Moore all won individual events; they also combined with Olivia Schminke to win the 200 Freestyle Relay. Justyce was a solid 20 seconds ahead of the 2nd place finisher in her 200 Freestyle. Tori continues to cut time literally every time she swims the 100 Freestyle and 100 Breaststroke - she's really coming into her own this year.

Williams Court Vinton's new Pickleball Court

Denny and Ann Williams as they prepare to play on the Pickleball court, Williams Court Vinton Parks and Rec Department dedicated the new pickleball courts at the B.L. Anderson Park located across from Tilford Elementary. The new courts are now called the Ann & Denny Williams Courts, in honor of its beneficiaries. Several residents gathered for the official dedication. Matt Boggess of Vinton Parks and Recreation said that the couple has been great supporters of the Pickleball community in Vinton.
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VS Girls Swim Results 9/1/22

VS swam in Grinnell last night against some strong competition. The results are attached. 14 of our 20 swims saw improved times, many of them significant time drops and several of them being personal bests. Sara Johnson dropped 2.24 seconds to set her lifetime personal best of 30.69 in her 50 Freestyle - Sarah has been working hard in practices and it's showing in big drops in the pool.

Lil Racer Car Club this Saturday final night of the 2022 season

This Saturday night the Bullring Lil Racer Car Club will be OPEN for its final night of the 2022 season, during the track’s 5000 to Win Hoker Trucking East Series Late Model Special. Kids, make sure to stop by the clubhouse and get your prize numbers for our prize drawings, your racing flag, juice boxes, freezer pops and coloring pictures and to take home a trophy of your very own! One lucky child will become our final 2022 “Lil Racer of the Week sponsored by The Pizza Place of Center Point”.

Bring the Noise 5K Race Results

The Vinton Kiwanis Bring the Noise 5k brought around 50 runners who took off on Saturday morning at 8:00 a.m.  Overall placing in 1st place for the male runners was Alex Torres and overall 1st place for female runners was Kim Schirm.There was also a drawing for four Theisen’s gift cards worth $25 each. Those winners were:Jonah MeyerLexi PrimroseHeather KalousLee BendullProceeds from this race will be donated directly to the Vinton Shellsburg School for their Backpack Program.
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Swim Results: August 22 and 25

The team started our season off with a great showing against Williamsburg August 22 at home. VS-CPU won a close team race 84-80 against a team twice their size, winning every event and taking both first and second in a couple key races late in the meet to pull ahead for the final score. The team captains Justyce Dominick, Lauren Moore and Carleigh Wilson certainly pulled their weight Monday night - each winning all of their individual events and helping relays take firsts as well.

Super Late Model special to close out season at Benton County Speedway

One final special event is on the 2022 schedule at Benton County Speedway.And it’s a big one.A visit from the Hoker Trucking SLMR East Series will bring the 2022 season at The Bullring to a close Saturday, September 3.The Late Models headline the rare Saturday evening of racing on the quarter-mile in a $5,000 to win, $500 to start event.Support classes include $500 to win IMCA Northern SportMods presented by Christie Door Company and $300 to win Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compacts.
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