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WE WIN! Celebrating a dramatic walk-off extra-innings win in the Little League semi-finals (some still wearing their inside-out rally caps), from left are Isaac Gengler, Jonah Udstuen, Isaac Griffin (leaping), Chandler Bergrud, Caleb Nerstad, Jakob Myrah and Caden Grinde (#34). The Spring Grove seventh-grade-and-under guys won the annual Fillmore County and Houston County Little League Tournament for the first time in eight years. S. LEE EPPS/Spring Grove Herald
WE WIN! Celebrating a dramatic walk-off extra-innings win in the Little League semi-finals (some still wearing their inside-out rally caps), from left are Isaac Gengler, Jonah Udstuen, Isaac Griffin (leaping), Chandler Bergrud, Caleb Nerstad, Jakob Myrah and Caden Grinde (#34). The Spring Grove seventh-grade-and-under guys won the annual Fillmore County and Houston County Little League Tournament for the first time in eight years. S. LEE EPPS/Spring Grove Herald
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Wednesday, July 29, 2015 12:08 PM

    For the first time in eight years, Spring Grove's seventh-grade-and-under team, won the Fillmore County and Houston County Little League Tournament. It was only the second time in the last 23 years; records are unavailable from previous summers.

  • Lions win Little League Tournament

        For the first time in eight years, Spring Grove's seventh-grade-and-under team, won the Fillmore County and Houston County Little League Tournament. It was only the second time in the last 23 years; records are unavailable from previous summers.

     
  • Boys enjoy three-day, three-sport road tour
    A sizable group of Spring Grove high school athletes enjoyed a "triple play" of sports in three days in three cities. It began on Saturday with three tournament basketball games at Winona on Saturday, July 25. The next day was a baseball double header at Pine Island. And just as this edition of the Herald was going to press on Monday, there was scheduled a three-team football scrimmage of 7-on-7 (passing only) football. 
  • Three pioneers blaze All-State trail to Spring Grove
      Life in the United States during the World War II years of the early 1940s reflected both the incredible struggles overseas while trying to retain the way of life we were fighting to preserve. This is the first installment of a look back at Spring Grove High School football and its infancy during those years of worldwide turmoil. The dawn of high school football in Spring Grove came 15 months before the bombing of Pearl Harbor.  
  • Buzzer beater closes marathon basketball week

        Summer basketball came to a close for the Spring Grove high school girls while the varsity and B-team boys combined to play 19 games last week. A half-court buzzer beater denied the varsity boys in the championship game of a three-day camp near Lake Superior.



     
  • Lanesboro repeats with most SEC titles; Grand Meadow repeats as state champion
    The 2014-15 school year is the second consecutive and the sixth in the last 10 years that Lanesboro has finished with the most Southeast Conference sports championships. No other league team has earned that distinction more than three times.  
  • Folz, Caledonia Miken wins state championship
    SG eighth grader/upcoming freshman, Alex Folz, and his Caledonia Miken teammates won the Minnesota age 14-and-under State Baseball Tournament championship last weekend (July10-12) at Apple Valley. The boys won all eight games to come out on top of the 40-team field. 
  •    Spring Grove upcoming junior Chase Grinde received the top individual honor at a statewide basketball event last week at St. Joseph. Lion teammate, senior Alex Engelhardt, making his second Top 100 Expo Showcase appearance, was also one of 10 players named to the 2015 all-tournament team.  
  • Football, Little League sweep; Larson Well goes to 6-0
      Despite the holiday week, many athletes were still on the diamond, the gridiron and the court. 
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    “Powerlifting is a sport for anyone at any age and that was never more true than at the Badger Open in Neenah, Wis., on June 13,” said Jean Happel, a local powerlifting coach.

     
  • Bratland, Vickerman are Athletes of the Year
      Two 2015 graduates have been named Spring Grove Athletes of the Year. Dustin Vickerman joins just three other male athletes who have earned the honor more than once (Aric Elton, Sam Morken and Todd Oakes). For the ladies, Samantha Bratland added Athlete of the Year to a long list of achievements. 
  • Sullivan departs for top boys job at Kee High
     

        Patrick Sullivan of Spring Grove has accepted the position of head boys basketball coach at Kee High at Lansing, Iowa. Sullivan has been teaching in that Eastern Allamakee Community School District but last winter was the head basketball coach of the varsity girls at Spring Grove High School.

     
  • Bergrud, Nerstad toss no-hitters
      Chandler Bergrud and Caleb Nerstad each pitched a no-hitter, blanking both Little League opponents last week.  
  • Caledonia wins two Legion tournaments
    The Caledonia American Legion team won all three games at a tournament in Preston and both games in a Stewartville tourney, sandwiched around a single home game triumph. 
  • Twins Talk: Quite an endeavor by Trevor Plouffe
     

    Trevor Plouffe has developed into a solid major league third baseman. Trevor was drafted in 2004 after an All-American high school career, chosen in the first round (20th overall) by the Twins as a shortstop. Through the years as he learned his craft in the minors, he was occasionally called up to the Twins when someone was injured. But he would bounce around, playing every position — from short to third, second, first, and even a stint in the outfield.

     
  • Four golfers earn all-conference acclaim
      Four Caledonia/Spring Grove golfers were recognized as the Three Rivers Conference East Division released its 2015 all-conference squad for boys and girls golf. 
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