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Ethan Matzke contends in the air against Houston’s Jeremiah Johnson (#24) and Garrett Thornton-Paulson (#2). Photo by Jon Speltz
Ethan Matzke contends in the air against Houston’s Jeremiah Johnson (#24) and Garrett Thornton-Paulson (#2). Photo by Jon Speltz
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Wednesday, February 10, 2016 1:04 PM
With three wins last week, the Spring Grove boys have clinched at least a share of a sixth straight SEC East Division championship. The state-ranked spotlight was on Thursday's non-conference win at Rushford-Peterson. The week had begun at home on Monday, February 1 versus Houston and closed on Friday at LeRoy-Ostrander.

  • Boys trip Rushford-Peterson in state-ranked showdown
    With three wins last week, the Spring Grove boys have clinched at least a share of a sixth straight SEC East Division championship. The state-ranked spotlight was on Thursday's non-conference win at Rushford-Peterson. The week had begun at home on Monday, February 1 versus Houston and closed on Friday at LeRoy-Ostrander.

  • Girls capture another division crown

    The Spring Grove girls clinched at least a share of a seventh straight East Division championship with Friday's home win over LeRoy-Ostrander. The week had began with a Monday loss at Caledonia. 

  • Gymnasts fall to Lancers, host section Saturday
    The last regular-season meet of the year for Caledonia/Spring Grove/Houston gymnasts (5-16, 4-6 conference) took place in La Crescent last Friday. The Lancers out-pointed the Warriors 125.9 – 118.28

  • Winneshiek Medical Center Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine in Decorah will focus on proper techniques and form for young athletes throughout its winter excel course. These include correct lifting stance, intro to plyometric exercises, ACL prevention and core strength. This course is held at the Winneshiek Medical Center from March 1 through March 24.

  • Boys take border battle, win five in six days
    Five wins in six days kept the Spring Grove boys (ranked No. 2 in Minnesota Class A) hustling last week. The Lions surpassed 80 points in four of the convincing victories.

  • Gymnasts post another best score versus Bears
    Caledonia/Spring Grove/Houston gymnasts hosted Byron on Thursday, January 28. The Warriors posted their highest totals of the season once again, but fell to the Bears 122.675 – 138.2.

  • Girls pound Patriots, extend division lead
     On January 26, the lady Lions defeated their guests from Hope Lutheran 56-32. The win (combined with two Mabel-Canton losses) allowed the Lions (11-5, 10-2 SEC) to forge a five-game lead with six league games to play over the second-place Cougars in the SEC East.

  • Season-best total tames Tigers

    The Caledonia/Spring Grove/Houston gymnastics team posted its highest score of the season on Monday, January 18. Traveling to Stewartville, the Warriors out-pointed the Tigers 120.95 – 114.03.

  • Girls get past Cougars in overtime, fall again to L/P

    The Spring Grove girls defeated visiting Mabel-Canton in overtime on Monday, January 18, but on the road on Thursday, again could not stay with state-ranked Lyle/Pacelli. 

  • Spring Grove boys overwhelm Mabel-Canton, 94-28

    There's a reason the Spring Grove boys are ranked No. 2 in Minnesota Class A basketball. And Mabel-Canton learned just how good the Lions are last Tuesday, suffering a 94-28 defeat in Spring Grove.

  • Mid-season musings: Lion girls cash in on close calls

    Close games have thus far determined the ongoing search for supremacy for girls in the SEC East Division. The Spring Grove boys have scant practice time this week in the midst of playing six games within an eight-day span.

  • Pair of great escapes preserves girls’ league lead

    Two out of three match-ups resulted in conference wins for the Spring Grove girls last week, as the Lions maintained their lead in the SEC East.  In between come-from-behind league wins (one in overtime) against Houston and Schaeffer Academy came a not-close non-conference loss at Kingsland.

  • Boys clip L/P, salvage SEC showdown at Houston

    A pair of conference road contests resulted in two 15-point wins for the state-ranked No. 2 Spring Grove boys last week. Although not playing at their best, the Lions (13-1, 11-0 SEC) won at Lyle/Pacelli on Monday, Jan. 11 and on Thursday at Houston in the SEC showdown with the second-place Hurricanes, 

  • The Caledonia/Spring Grove/Houston gymnasts (4-13, 3-4 conf.) won at Kasson-Mantorville/Triton on Jan. 12, but the Warriors’ best team score of the season came Thursday in a home loss to powerhouse Pine Island. On Saturday, the girls took a trip to Holmen, Wis. for the McLellan Invite.

  • Girls win two, maintain division lead

    The Spring Grove girls remained atop the East Division standings with a home win against Lanesboro on January 7 and a hard-fought road victory the next night at Grand Meadow.

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