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Chase Grinde
Most Valuable Player, 2nd year
Chase Grinde Most Valuable Player, 2nd year
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 9:23 AM
The ballots have been counted, and four Lion lads have earned team awards for basketball prowess.
  • Boys return two state qualifiers, girls four section athletes
    Snow and cold notwithstanding, the Caledonia/Spring Grove track and field teams are preparing for spring. The programs graduated some excellent athletes last year, but return a core of talent, including two relay boys who ran at the state meet. 
  • Experienced senior lineup bolsters baseball hopes
    “Our goal this season is to improve on where we left off last year,” Caledonia/Spring Grove baseball coach Dave Konz said last week. 
  • Grinde repeats as MVP; Solum, Jaster, Kampschroer also honored
    The ballots have been counted, and four Lion lads have earned team awards for basketball prowess. 
  • Records broken with boards, buckets and bold defense
    The Spring Grove boys basketball team posted a record of 24-4 during their 2014-15 campaign, setting some all-time bests along the way. The Lions did it with backboards, buckets, and bold defense. 
  • Sullivan is ninth to guide girls at Spring Grove
    Patrick Sullivan is the ninth coach in 42 seasons to head the girls basketball program at Spring Grove High School. A coaching veteran of over 20 years, he came to Lion land for his seventh season as a head varsity high school mentor. That is more head coaching experience than any of his successful predecessors.  
  • Two area boys teams have just completed successful ventures into the state basketball tournament, and a couple of girls teams head to state this week. 
  • Both the Rushford-Peterson boys in Class A and the Caledonia boys in Class AA play in the state basketball tournament again as Section One champions. After winning a 16th sub-section title in 19 years, Rushford-Peterson (29-1) is at state for the fourth straight and 14th year overall. R-P was state runner-up last year and won the state championship in 2006. Ranked No. 1 in the final MBBN poll and with the No. 1 seed, the Trojans open play in the quarterfinals at 11:00 a.m., Thursday versus unranked Fond du Lac Ojibwa (18-12) at Williams Arena. 
  • Trojan girls shoot past Lions in semi-finals
    The Lions ended their post-season run on Monday, March 2 when No. 2 seed Rushford-Peterson defeated No. 3 Spring Grove in the 1A East Sub-section semi-finals, 69-41. 
  • Three Lions repeat All-SEC
    Spring Grove sophomore Chase Grinde has earned the Southeast Conference's highest basketball honor. As conference Player of the Year for 2015, the 6-foot-2 guard made his second career appearance on the All SEC list. He was second in the league this year in scoring (19.5 points per game), first in steals per contest (4.6), and tied for third in assists (3.7 per game). Grinde also grabbed 4.9 rebounds per outing, hit 32% from beyond the three-point arc, and canned 77% of his attempts from the foul line. Statistics for All-SEC awards refer to conference games only. 
  • High school powerlifters from Spring Grove traveled to Whitehall, Wis., on Saturday, Feb. 21.

  • The top four seeds were the final four as the Sub-section 1A East Girls Basketball Tournament resumed early this week. 
  • Olerud named "Fan of the Year"

    Todd Olerud has been honored as the 2015 "Fan of the Year" for his countless hours devoted to the athletic programs in Spring Grove.

  • Lion girls get past Burros at sub-section
    On Feb. 26, the Spring Grove girls edged Lanesboro 51-46 in sub-section quarterfinal action. 
  • Knight shocker ends Lion season
    Second-seeded Spring Grove saw it's season end in last Monday's sub-section semi-finals, as third-seed Kingsland prevailed 80-77. 
  • SG girls close regular season with wins against M-C, GM
    The Spring Grove girls closed the regular season at 16-9 with two home wins. Strong second-half starts led to victories over both Mabel-Canton and Grand Meadow.

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