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Durbala receives Central College (Iowa) football honor

Blade Durbala was honored for his contributions to the Central College football team this past fall at the squad’s recent awards banquet.The Dutch finished 12-1 overall, 10-0 in the regular season and 8-0 in the American Rivers, winning their 32nd conference championship. Central made its 22nd NCAA Division III playoff appearance, advancing to the national quarterfinals.

Ortner First-Ever 3X Male State Place Winner from Vinton-Shellsburg

Brady Ortner sets school record as the first male three-time state place winner with 148 wins An exciting week at State for the Boys' Wrestlers. The first day brought the team to 3rd place.- Aldin Swanson: 1-0- Carter Lamont: 1-1- Cooper Sanders: 1-0- Gabe Sanders: 1-0- Brady Ortner: 1-0- Curtis Erickson: 1-1Everyone moved on to the second day. Results for the 2nd day quarterfinals and the 2nd round consolations, the team tied for 3rd place- Aldin Swanson: 0-2- Carter Lamont: 0-1- Cooper Sanders: 1-0- Gabe Sanders: 1-0- Brady Ortner: 1-0- Curtis Erickson: 0-1In the heartbreak round, the team congratulated Aldin, Carter and Curtis on an awesome season and will cheer them as they come back next year.
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Viking wrestling advances two wrestlers to the State finals

Cooper and Gabe Sanders become the first Viking wrestlers to be State finalists since 1990-91DES MOINES – The Vinton-Shellsburg Viking varsity wrestling team logged four quarterfinalists and three semifinalists on Day two of the Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) State Wrestling Championships at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.Gabe Sanders (152), Cooper Sanders (145), Brady Ortner (170) and Aldin Swanson (113) were the four quarterfinalists.

Iowa High School Sports Network to Broadcast State Wrestling Tournament

The Iowa High School Sports Network will broadcast the Individual State Wrestling Tournament semifinal and final rounds from Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines on February 18-19. Complete broadcast schedule.The semifinals and finals will be streamed for free at and the Watch IHSSN App. In addition, the semifinals will be aired on the IHSSN Cable Network and the finals broadcast on the IHSSN Television Network.

Viking wrestling in third after Day One of the State Wrestling Tournament

Viking wrestling in third after Day One of the State Wrestling TournamentDES MOINES – The Vinton-Shellsburg Viking wrestling is in third place, scoring 19 team points on day one of the Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) State Wrestling Championships at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.At 113 pounds, sophomore Aldin Swanson won a 7-0 decision to advance to quarterfinal action on Feb.
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Kirtz named as Senior Scholastic Winner

The Iowa High School Swim Coaches Association has named its 2022 Boys Academic All-State Team and Senior Scholastic honoree.  Carter Kirtz of CPU, who swims for Vinton-Shellsburg, has been named to the team and is the Senior Scholastic winner for the sport of swimming.This award goes to the top student-athlete in Boys' high school swimming state-wide.

Vikette basketball advances to the Regional Final

Vikette basketball advances to the Regional Final for the first time since 2003-04VINTON – The Vinton-Shellsburg Vikette varsity basketball team (15-8) took on the Wahlert Catholic Golden Eagles (9-14) inside Garrison Fieldhouse on Feb. 16 and earned a 53-49 win over the Golden Eagles.Alyssa Griffith and Sophia Kreutner each scored 11 points, Ashlie Meyer added eight points, Brylee Bruce, Kalie Burke and Abby Davis added four points each, and Julia Johnson added nine.

Vinton-Shellsburg Bowlers Head to State!

Both the Girls' and Boys Bowling teams will advance to the state competition. Girls who will be competing individually include Anna Becker, Jozee White and Kylee Kirchner. For boys Alex Funk and Vann Lessig.Anna Becker placed 1st with a 678Kylee Kirchner placed 2nd with a 549Jozee White placed 3rd with a 547Alex Funk placed 3rd with a 605Vann Lessi

McKenna serving on 2022 Board of Directors-Sports Field Management Association

 Sports Field Management Association (SFMA) – the non-profit, professional association comprised of 2,700 men and women professionals overseeing sports fields worldwide and critical to athletes’ safety – recently confirmed its 2022 Board of Directors. James Bergdoll, Certified Sports Field Manager (CSFM), Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) was elected President and will serve a one-year term.

Shellsburg T-Ball/Little Leage Registration Begins

On Sunday, from 3-5 p.m., there will be a T-Ball/Little League sign up at the Shellsburg Elementary Gym. There is also an online form that can be completed to register for the season. See link here. Please mail the form in along with your payment. There is also a need for coaches.
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