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Amelia Solum scores in transition to put Spring Grove ahead by 14 points before a dramatic rally by Hope Lutheran. Sydnie Kampschroer (#20) and Hope’s Josie O’Laughlin trail the 
play. Photo by S. Lee Epps
Amelia Solum scores in transition to put Spring Grove ahead by 14 points before a dramatic rally by Hope Lutheran. Sydnie Kampschroer (#20) and Hope’s Josie O’Laughlin trail the play. Photo by S. Lee Epps
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Wednesday, January 18, 2017 10:11 AM
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.
  • 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. 
  • Cold shooting shelves Lion boys at Byron
    Spring Grove shooting was as cold as the weather on Jan. 5, and the Lion boys would lose their second game of the year, falling to Class AA Byron 60-48. The Class A No. 6 Lions had only one basketball game on the schedule last week at Byron, originally scheduled for Jan. 3, but was pushed back two days because of very icy roads.
  • Lion boys suffer first loss; Grinde hits 2,000 in tourney split
    Every basketball team at any level will have an off night shooting the ball, but the Spring Grove boys took it to both ends of the extreme in the two-day Grand8 Holiday Tournament in Perham on Dec. 27 and 28. The No. 4-ranked Class A Lions endured a 10-minute-plus scoreless drought in losing the first game to undefeated Class A Heritage Christian Academy 56-41 but then rebounded nicely the next day in the third place game, beating Class AA Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 70-49. 
  • Girls grab win against La Farge in Cashton Holiday Classic
    The Spring Grove girls made a late-scheduled trip to Cashton, Wis. last week to take part in the Cashton Holiday Classic for a game against La Farge. The Lion girls would win the game 50-32, upping their record to 6-2 (3-1 SEC, first place tie with Houston in East). 
  • Girls wallop Warriors Monday, walloped by Warriors Thursday
    The Spring Grove Lions split two games in the week before Christmas, beating South Winneshiek 54-43 in an Iowa versus Minnesota Border Battle matchup, played at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, on Monday night, December 19. The Lions returned home to Spring Grove three nights later, dropping a non-conference matchup to Caledonia 66-48. The Lions are 5-2 on the season (3-1 SEC).
  • Boys scorch Hurricanes and Larks, head into holiday tourney at 8-0
    The Spring Grove boys to remained unbeaten last week, defeating Houston 96-41 on Tuesday December 20, before heading to Grand Meadow Thursday night and winning 73-34. The two pre-Christmas road wins kept No. 4 in Class A Spring Grove unbeaten at 8-0 overall and 5-0 in the SEC.
  • Schuttemeier, Grinde are All-State gridders; Jaster Honorable Mention
    The 2016 9-Man All-State Football team includes two Spring Grove Lions on this year’s squad. Chase Grinde is an All-State wide receiver and Brock Schuttemeier is an All-State selection at tight end. Jordan Jaster received Honorable Mention 
  • Girls enjoy great night against Knights
    What a difference a year can make. Last season saw the Kingsland Knights run Spring Grove right off the floor in a girls basketball game by 33 points. All but one of the Lions returned from last season, and the Knights didn’t graduate a single player from last year’s team that went on to finish as the sub-section runner-up.
  • Spring Grove boys coast past Cougars
    The No. 4 ranked Class A Spring Grove boys stayed unbeaten (6-0, 4-0 SEC) with a 67-34 win over Mabel-Canton in a game that was never in doubt on Thursday night, December 15. 
  • No. 5 Lions tame No. 4 Tigers in state-ranked showcase, 58-48
    The Class A No. 5-ranked Spring Grove Lions are 5-0 (3-0 SEC) to start the boys basketball season after putting up three straight wins last week. The Lions handled Hope Lutheran 88-19 on their home floor Tuesday night, December 6, before notching another home victory on Friday night against Glenville-Emmons 75-35. 
  • Four Lions receive All-Area recognition
    Four Spring Grove high school athletes were recently chosen All-Area performers in their respective fall sports by the Rochester Post Bulletin. Three Lion football players are on the All-Area Honorable Mention squad, including Chase Grinde, Jordan Jaster, and Brock Schuttemeier. One Spring Grove volleyball player, Lauryn Bohr, is an All-Area Honorable Mention member as well.
  • Girls repel Patriots, suffer first loss to Superlarks
    The Spring Grove Lions split a pair of girls basketball games last week, winning their third game in a row to start the season after beating Hope Lutheran 50-37 on Tuesday night, December 6. The Lions lost for the first time this season on Thursday night at Grand Meadow by a 47-36 score. The Lions are 3-1 overall (3-1 SEC). Defense would key the win on Tuesday night before the Lions ran into a hot-shooting team in Grand Meadow.
  • Spring Grove girls add holiday game
    The Spring Grove varsity and B-team girls have both added a game to the basketball schedule, accepting an invitation to the Cashton (Wis.) Holiday Classic.
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