Team captains, Taylor Elton (far left) and Richell Mehus, hoist the Section 1A championship basketball trophy. They were soon joined by their medal-wearing teammates at center court of the Mayo Civic Center's Taylor Arena where the Spring Grove girls had just earned the school's first-ever trip to the state basketball tournament.

See details of their hard-fought title-game triumph against Bethlehem Academy and a preview of this week's March 15-17 state-tourney trek on pg. 6 and 7.