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Lions	 team awards for 2017 are from left, Kelsey Hermanson (Most Valuable Player), Harlee Gavin (Lion Attitude Award), Mariah Edgington (Hustle Award, 2nd year) and Amelia Solum (Most Improved)
Lions team awards for 2017 are from left, Kelsey Hermanson (Most Valuable Player), Harlee Gavin (Lion Attitude Award), Mariah Edgington (Hustle Award, 2nd year) and Amelia Solum (Most Improved)
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 2:23 PM
The Spring Grove girls basketball team recently finished up another successful season at 15-11 (Southeast Conference East Division runner-up at 9-5), their 10th straight winning season. To celebrate the end of the season, they handed out team awards, which are voted on by the players themselves. 
  • Hermanson voted MVP; Solum, Gavin, Edgington also honored
    The Spring Grove girls basketball team recently finished up another successful season at 15-11 (Southeast Conference East Division runner-up at 9-5), their 10th straight winning season. To celebrate the end of the season, they handed out team awards, which are voted on by the players themselves. 
  • Grinde three-peats top conference honor; Schuttemeier, Folz, Myrah also All- SEC
    The Spring Grove Lions (24-4, 13-0 SEC) placed three basketball players on the All-SEC First Team, including senior Chase Grinde who is not only all-conference for the fourth year but was also the Southeast Conference Player of the Year for an unprecedented third consecutive season. 
  • Spring Grove attacks nets in two sports last weekend in Rochester
    Caden Grinde hit a floating, driving, do-or-die shot as time expired in the second overtime as the Spring Grove eighth grade boys finally put away Rochester Gray 44-43 during the Pacesetter Region I Basketball Tournament on Sunday, March 26. Five young Lion boys basketball teams played last weekend while the 18-under Spring Grove girls were competing at a Junior Olympics Tournament - all of the action taking place at Rochester.
  • State, section standouts are back on the track
    It might be hard for some fans to believe, but the Caledonia/Spring Grove track teams open their season this Thursday, March 30, at Rushford-Peterson. C/SG brings back athletes with experience at both the section and state meets.
  • Grinde three-peats top conference honor; Schuttemeier, Folz, Myrah also All- SEC
    It may be a bit of a rebuilding year for the Caledonia/Spring Grove softball girls, but they do bring back some experience from last season when the C/SG team went 10-11 overall, including a 10-7 record for second place in the East Division of the Three Rivers Conference. 
  • Hermanson, Bohr repeat All-SEC; Mariah Edgington also honored
    Three Spring Grove girls were selected for Southeast Conference basketball honors. Senior forward Kelsey Hermanson was named to the All-SEC First Team, her second all-conference selection while junior center Lauryn Bohr was named to the SEC All-Conference Second Team, her second all-league selection as well. Sophomore guard Mariah Edgington was chosen All-SEC Honorable Mention, her first conference honor.
  • Lion player, coaches selected for Minnesota basketball showcase
    You don't coach 411 wins without some outstanding players. With 22 years at the helm of the Spring Grove boys basketball program, Wade Grinde says he has nominated many Lion standouts to play in the Minnesota High School All-Star Basketball Series. But current SG senior Chase Grinde is the first Lion to be selected by the Minnesota Basketball Coaches Association for this prestigious honor.

  • Youngest, older cagers move through March "madness"
    While high school basketball moved into section and state tournaments, many younger Lion boys have been busy in local action. 
  • Late Trojan trey ends SG season at sub-section
    For the second time in two playoff games, No. 1 sub-section seed Spring Grove faced the challenge of overcoming an opponent’s fading-seconds 3-pointer, but buzzer-beating shots in back-to-back games are hard to do. A buzzer-beater saved the Lions from going to overtime in the sub-section semifinal win, but an equally desperate last-second shot couldn’t get the Lions into overtime in the Sub-section 1A East championship game, won by No. 2 Seed Rushford-Peterson 46-43 on Saturday, March 11, at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester. The Lion boys finished another fantastic season at 24-4, ranked at No. 7 in the final Class A poll.
  • Folz buzzer-beater sends Spring Grove into finals
    What a way to get to the sub-section championship game. It took a last-second 3-point shot to push the No. 1 seed Spring Grove Lions past the No. 5 seed Kingsland Knights 70-67. 
  • Ellingson honored by Norse net coaches
    Nicki Ellingson, a 2014 graduate of Spring Grove High School, was presented the Norse Team award as the Luther College volleyball team held its end of the year banquet on March 4. 
  • Lion boys dispatch the Hurricanes, surge into sub-section semi-finals
    No. 1 Sub-Section 1A tournament East bracket seed Spring Grove took a successful first step in its defense of the Lions’ sub-section championship with a quarterfinal win at home against No. 9 Seed Houston 72-33 on Thursday, March 2, in a game that saw both teams start slowly.
  • Bratland receives collegiate athlete of the year award
    Samantha Bratland, a 2015 graduate of Spring Grove High School was recently honored at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, as the 2016 Freshman Female Athlete of the Year.
  • Another victory, another record, another No. 1 seed
    The Spring Grove boys basketball team received the top sub-section seed after playing only one game in the last week of the regular season thanks to a Friday Minnesota blizzard. 
  • Girls ousted by Falcon outside salvos
    The girls basketball season came to an end for Spring Grove in the quarterfinal round of the Sub-Section 1A East Tournament. The No. 4 seeded Lions opened the playoffs on their home floor against the No. 5 Fillmore Central Falcons on Thursday, Feb 23, and lost a tight one 57-50. 
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