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Wednesday, September 28, 2016 2:32 PM
One athletic quest in college was briefer than preferred and intended; the other ran the full course with numerous achievements and honors. Both collegiate careers ended last school year, and both drew high praise from coaches.
  • Mehus, Vickerman earn respect of their college coaches
    One athletic quest in college was briefer than preferred and intended; the other ran the full course with numerous achievements and honors. Both collegiate careers ended last school year, and both drew high praise from coaches.
  • No. 2 ranked Lions score quickly, crush Cardinals
    The Spring Grove Lions remained perfect through the first half of the football season, thanks to a 52-14 win over Leroy-Ostrander. The second-ranked team in the state 9-Man Poll advanced to 4-0 overall. 
  • Boys drop decisions to Stewartville, Coulee
    The Caledonia/Spring Grove/Houston boys soccer team (0-11) was a little shorthanded in a pretty important spot as it traveled to Coulee Christian, coming up short 5-0 in a match on Saturday, September 24, at West Salem, Wis. 
  • Spring Grove girls get past Patriots
    The Spring Grove Lions volleyball team swept Hope Lutheran 3-0 (25-19, 25-20, 25-20) to pick up a win on Thursday, September 22. The Lions are now 12-8 overall and 6-2 in the Southeast Conference. 
  • Soccer girls blanked by Eagles, Bulldogs
    The Caledonia/Spring Grove/Houston girls soccer team battled the elements and good competition, getting two of their scheduled three matches in last week, both on the road, losing to a very good Dover-Eyota squad 7-0 on Tuesday, September 20. They fell to P-E-M on Thursday by a 6-0 score in wet and muddy conditions and then lost an entire game on Saturday against Byron as it was canceled due to the weather conditions.
  • Girls take all six sets against Houston, L/P
    The Spring Grove volleyball team is coming off a busy week with two weeknight wins over Houston and Lyle/Pacelli before going 3-2 at the Waukon Tournament on Saturday.
  • Lions claw Lanesboro at Homecoming, 49-8
    Homecoming 2016 was very good to the Spring Grove football team, that appeared deserving of its No. 2 ranking in the state polls as they scored the first six touchdowns of the game in a 49-8 win over Lanesboro. 
  • Soccer boys experience best, worst
    This week we played probably our worst game of the season (loss vs. Schaeffer Academy) and our best game of the season (loss vs. La Crescent) on back-to-back nights," said head Daniel McGonigle.
  • Soccer girls face four foes with limited lineup
    The Caledonia/Spring Grove/Houston girls soccer team (0-7) had a very busy week with four games and four losses in the book. The team opened the week on Monday, September 12, on the road at Rochester to face Schaeffer Academy. The girls returned home the next day to host La Crescent before hitting the road once again to St. Charles against St. Charles/Lewiston-Altura on Thursday. The team ended the week with a long drive to play Kasson-Mantorville on Saturday. 
  • UIS Welcomes Iron Man Series
    The Iron Man Series for Stock Cars & B-Mods visited Decorah, Iowa's Upper Iowa Speedway on Saturday, September 17, offering local drivers a chance to compete against some region-wide talent. So, although no season points for the UIS 2016 campaign were awarded, competition was still fierce. USRA Hobby Stocks, 600 Mod Lites, and Hornets appeared as supporting classes. 
  • State-ranked Spring Grove responds, rolls to runaway win at A-C/G-E
    The Spring Grove Lions started slowly in game number two of the season against Alden-Conger/Glenville-Emmons on Friday night, September 9, but quickly revived and dominated the rest of the game to win 55-12. The Lions remain unbeaten at 2-0 while A-C/G-E is even at 1-1.
  • Girls deal first loss to Lanesboro, fall to state-ranked Mabel-Canton
    The Spring Grove volleyball team won three and dropped four matches in the Mabel-Canton Labor Day invitational tournament on Saturday, September 3 before splitting a pair conference matches against the East Division leaders, Lanesboro and Mabel-Canton. 
  •  Lions lambaste L/P in opener
    Defense and special teams were the keys to the first victory of the season as the Spring Grove Lions opened the 2016 football season with a Sept. 2 home win over Lyle-Pacelli by a score of 70-8. 
  • Soccer boys battle injuries, weather
    The Caledonia/Spring Grove/Houston boys soccer team fell to 0-5 on the season with three losses last week - after a long road trip to Pine Island on Sept. 3, losing 7-0, falling to Plainview/Elgin/Millville-Dover/Eyota 5-1 on the road Sept. 6, before dropping a home game against Winona Cotter 5-0 on Sept. 8.
  • Girls denied once by Cotter, twice by weather
    The Caledonia/Spring Grove/Houston girls soccer team (0-3) lost at Cotter in the only match played last week, although there had been three games on the schedule, But only one was played due to rainfall leaving fields too wet for play. 
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