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Noah Elton gets to the basket against Fillmore Central while defended by Brennan Tienter. Photo by S. Lee Epps
Noah Elton gets to the basket against Fillmore Central while defended by Brennan Tienter. Photo by S. Lee Epps
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Wednesday, February 22, 2017 2:37 PM
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.
  • 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.

  • Boys crush Cards, ‘Canes, host state-ranked Cleveland Friday
    The win streak is up to six in a row for the Spring Grove boys basketball team after two conference victories last week, both at home, starting with a 73-44 win over LeRoy-Ostrander on Monday, Jan. 30. Spring Grove also clobbered Houston on Thursday 80-20. SG improved to 17-3 overall, still unbeaten in the Southeast Conference at 11-0.
  • Last-seconds loss, SEC split for Lion girls
    The Spring Grove girls basketball team experienced a wide range of emotion last week, starting with a non-conference, hard-fought, last-seconds loss at Waukon, Iowa, on Monday, Jan. 30 by a 45-44 score. The team picked up a road win at Houston the next night, 55-47, before wrapping up the week at home, by losing to Randolph 77-48. 
  • Last week brings historic feats to boys basketball program
    The Grinde family had a lot to celebrate Friday night, Jan. 27, starting with a pre-game presentation to head coach Wade Grinde. 
  • Grinde breaks career scoring record; Boys win three, 400th for coach Grinde
    The Spring Grove boys ran their current basketball winning streak to four games, notching three straight runaway wins last week, starting at home against Waukon, Iowa, 94-57 on Jan. 23. The Lions hit the road the next night for a win at Mabel-Canton 65-29 and finished Friday with a home rout over Lyle-Pacelli 84-33. Spring Grove, winners of five of their last six games, improved to 15-3 overall (9-0 SEC). 
  • Girls defeat Falcons, fall to L/P, Kee High
    The Spring Grove girls spent last week on the road with a three-game stretch that began Jan. 23 with a 65-48 win at Fillmore Central. The girls ended the week against state-ranked No. 6 teams from two states. The Lions were in Austin on Jan. 26 to face powerhouse Lyle/Pacelli and came up short 79-32. The next night was a makeup game at Lansing Kee, a game originally part of the Iowa-Minnesota Border Battles earlier this season. Spring Grove would drop that contest to Kee 62-41. Spring Grove entered this week at 11-6 overall and 6-3 in the SEC.

  • Boys, Folz reply to R-P with threes
    The Spring Grove boys won their only basketball game of the week against visiting Rushford-Peterson by a 53-43 score on Thursday, Jan. 19, a game that the Lions led the entire way. Spring Grove is now 12-3 overall, 7-0 in the SEC. 
  • Ladies clip Lancers, swept by Larks
    The Spring Grove girls took one of two non-conference home basketball games last week, using a school-record number of free throws in beating La Crescent 75-52 on Friday night, Jan. 20, before coming up short against Grand Meadow on Saturday 77-57. The Lions are now 10-4 overall, 6-2 in the SEC.
  • Girls survive another scare at Hope Lutheran
    The Spring Grove girls picked up their ninth basketball win of the season, but they had to work hard for it, hanging on at Hope Lutheran 53-49 on Jan. 12. It turned out to be their only game of the week as the non-conference home game with Grand Meadow on Tuesday night had been postponed due to weather and rescheduled for this Saturday, Jan. 21 at 4:30 p.m. The Lions are 9-3 (6-2 SEC) one game behind Mabel-Canton in the loss column.
  • Boys take two of three mismatches; Folz pours in career-high 30 at Hope
    The No. 6 in Class A Spring Grove boys were busy last week with three games, starting with a 78-38 win at Hope Lutheran on Tuesday night, Jan. 12. The Lions won again on Thursday at home against Lanesboro 76-37. Spring Grove wrapped up its week at Wisconsin Dells in a one-day event that pitted Wisconsin teams against visitors from Iowa and Minnesota. The Lions ran into a buzz saw against Ripon, Wisc., coming up short 79-50. The Lions are 11-3 overall (7-0 SEC).
  • Lion rally falls short at Mabel-Canton; Houston rally rebuffed
    The Spring Grove girls opened the 2017 portion of their basketball schedule with back-to-back-to-back three conference games in three days last week, going 2-1. Two were makeup dates. 
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