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Conference honorees from left are Kelsey Hermanson (All-SEC, 2nd year), Lauryn Bohr (All-SEC, 2nd year) and Mariah Edgington
(Honorable Mention All-SEC). Photos by S. Lee Epps
Conference honorees from left are Kelsey Hermanson (All-SEC, 2nd year), Lauryn Bohr (All-SEC, 2nd year) and Mariah Edgington (Honorable Mention All-SEC). Photos by S. Lee Epps
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 1:34 PM
Three Spring Grove girls were selected for Southeast Conference basketball honors. Senior forward Kelsey Hermanson was named to the All-SEC First Team, her second all-conference selection while junior center Lauryn Bohr was named to the SEC All-Conference Second Team, her second all-league selection as well. Sophomore guard Mariah Edgington was chosen All-SEC Honorable Mention, her first conference honor.
  • Hermanson, Bohr repeat All-SEC; Mariah Edgington also honored
    Three Spring Grove girls were selected for Southeast Conference basketball honors. Senior forward Kelsey Hermanson was named to the All-SEC First Team, her second all-conference selection while junior center Lauryn Bohr was named to the SEC All-Conference Second Team, her second all-league selection as well. Sophomore guard Mariah Edgington was chosen All-SEC Honorable Mention, her first conference honor.
  • Lion player, coaches selected for Minnesota basketball showcase
    You don't coach 411 wins without some outstanding players. With 22 years at the helm of the Spring Grove boys basketball program, Wade Grinde says he has nominated many Lion standouts to play in the Minnesota High School All-Star Basketball Series. But current SG senior Chase Grinde is the first Lion to be selected by the Minnesota Basketball Coaches Association for this prestigious honor.

  • Youngest, older cagers move through March "madness"
    While high school basketball moved into section and state tournaments, many younger Lion boys have been busy in local action. 
  • Late Trojan trey ends SG season at sub-section
    For the second time in two playoff games, No. 1 sub-section seed Spring Grove faced the challenge of overcoming an opponent’s fading-seconds 3-pointer, but buzzer-beating shots in back-to-back games are hard to do. A buzzer-beater saved the Lions from going to overtime in the sub-section semifinal win, but an equally desperate last-second shot couldn’t get the Lions into overtime in the Sub-section 1A East championship game, won by No. 2 Seed Rushford-Peterson 46-43 on Saturday, March 11, at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester. The Lion boys finished another fantastic season at 24-4, ranked at No. 7 in the final Class A poll.
  • Folz buzzer-beater sends Spring Grove into finals
    What a way to get to the sub-section championship game. It took a last-second 3-point shot to push the No. 1 seed Spring Grove Lions past the No. 5 seed Kingsland Knights 70-67. 
  • Ellingson honored by Norse net coaches
    Nicki Ellingson, a 2014 graduate of Spring Grove High School, was presented the Norse Team award as the Luther College volleyball team held its end of the year banquet on March 4. 
  • Lion boys dispatch the Hurricanes, surge into sub-section semi-finals
    No. 1 Sub-Section 1A tournament East bracket seed Spring Grove took a successful first step in its defense of the Lions’ sub-section championship with a quarterfinal win at home against No. 9 Seed Houston 72-33 on Thursday, March 2, in a game that saw both teams start slowly.
  • Bratland receives collegiate athlete of the year award
    Samantha Bratland, a 2015 graduate of Spring Grove High School was recently honored at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, as the 2016 Freshman Female Athlete of the Year.
  • Another victory, another record, another No. 1 seed
    The Spring Grove boys basketball team received the top sub-section seed after playing only one game in the last week of the regular season thanks to a Friday Minnesota blizzard. 
  • Girls ousted by Falcon outside salvos
    The girls basketball season came to an end for Spring Grove in the quarterfinal round of the Sub-Section 1A East Tournament. The No. 4 seeded Lions opened the playoffs on their home floor against the No. 5 Fillmore Central Falcons on Thursday, Feb 23, and lost a tight one 57-50. 
  • Boys achieve sixth straight 20-win season, lacerate Falcons, Lancers
    The No. 9 in Class A Spring Grove boys basketball team ran its win streak to 10 with relative ease with two more wins last week. The Lions flattened Fillmore Central 74-24 in Spring Grove on Monday, Feb. 13, before ending the week on Friday with a 69-29 home court win against La Crescent. The Lions are 21-3 (12-0 SEC) with two games left in the regular season.
  • Free throws earn two wins, No. 4 sub-section seed for girls
    Free throws were the difference for the Spring Grove girls basketball team (15-10 (9-5 SEC), which closed out the regular season by completing a couple of season sweeps. The Lions picked up a 54-50 home win over Lanesboro on Tuesday, Feb. 14 before closing out the regular season with a road win on Thursday over LeRoy-Ostrander 70-55.  
  • Buxengaard is Spring Grove’s Fan of the Year
    “It sure took me by surprise.” That’s what Dale “Doc” Buxengaard said was his first reaction after being chosen the Spring Grove Fan of the Year award winner for 2016-2017.
  • State-ranked rout, another SEC crown for Lion boys
    Ranked No. 9 in Class A, the Spring Grove boys basketball team won two blowouts last week, clinching at least a share of the SEC East Division title with a 59-33 road rout over Randolph on Monday, Feb. 6. The Lions would end the week winning a matchup of state-ranked Class A teams against visiting No 12 Cleveland 81-41 on Friday in front of a packed gymnasium. The Lions ended the week at 19-3 overall (12-0 SEC) with only four games left in the regular season.
  • Girls bury G-E, succumb to hot-shooting R-P, M-C
    After two losses last week to hot-shooting teams, the Spring Grove girls’ seven-year division championship streak is close to coming to an end. The Lions lost a non-conference road game to Rushford-Peterson 72-46 on Tuesday, Feb. 7 and then dropped a critical league game at home to Mabel-Canton 69-57. The all-time leading scorers for both opponents had big nights.

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