The Spring Grove boys won two of three games at the Region One Pacesetter Tournament. The ninth grade consolation bracket champions are from left coach Blaine Storlie, Devon Nerstad, Adin Solum, Zach Rains, Cullen Patterson, Chase Grinde, Jordan Jaster, Noah Myrah, Brock Schuttemeier, Toby Leahy and coach Brady Schuttemeier. Submitted photo
The Spring Grove boys won two of three games at the Region One Pacesetter Tournament. The ninth grade consolation bracket champions are from left coach Blaine Storlie, Devon Nerstad, Adin Solum, Zach Rains, Cullen Patterson, Chase Grinde, Jordan Jaster, Noah Myrah, Brock Schuttemeier, Toby Leahy and coach Brady Schuttemeier. Submitted photo
Editor's note: This online version corrects a name that was incorrect in the print edition.

Four Spring Grove boys basketball teams enjoyed off-season success on March 29 and 30 including the SEVENTH GRADE boys who won the 18-team Pacesetter Tournament at Rochester.

Many of these boys played on last year's (sixth grade) Pacesetter state championship team and have now earned a berth to the year's state title tourney on June 22.

Coached by Chris Strinmoen this Lion lineup included Kai Bjerke, Ethan Matzke, Corbin Moser, Takoda Boyd, Alex Folz and Noah Elton plus sixth grader Caleb Nerstad and Mabel-Canton's Drew Wyffels

Also at Pacesetter this weekend were the FRESHMEN boys who won the consolation championship in the 14-team tournament. Winning two of three games qualified Spring Grove for the Pacesetter State Invitational Tournament.

These Lions opened with a 7-point setback against Rushford-Peterson before rebounding for wins over two much larger schools, Kasson-Mantorville and Northfield.

The freshmen players were Noah Myrah, Toby Leahy, Zach Rains, Chase Grinde, Brock Schuttemeier, Jordan Jaster and Devon Nerstad in addition to eighth graders Cullen Patterson and Adin Solum.

The SIXTH GRADE boys, also at Pacesetter in Rochester, went 2-2. Lions on the court included Caleb Nerstad, Kyle Hagen, Carter Bratland, Payton Leahy, Chandler Bergrud, Carson Gavin and Caden Grinde.

In Minneapolis, the VARSITY boys played very well in the 11th grade division of a MYAS (Minnesota Youth Athletic Services) Tournament. The Lions defeated the Dutch Dogs 46-35 and then whipped River Falls Jam 57-30.

The Lions had to play the third game without three freshmen who left to play in the Pacesetter Tournament. The remaining seven varsity Lions dropped a 56-49 decision to Jackson County.

Playing for SG were juniors Tanner Saness, Elliott Cross and Dustin Vickerman along with sophomores Dylan Kampschroer, Brady Schuttemeier, Gabe Solum and Alex Engelhardt as well as freshmen Jordan Jaster, Brock Schuttemeier and Chase Grinde.