Summer sports....Lion boys take third at tourney
Legion improves to 5-0
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 11:07 AM
Spring Grove setter Jordan Anderson contends at the net against Aquinas hitter.
Caledonia 15, Rushford 3
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Caledonia 10, Plainview 0
Ryan Frank tossed the 2-hit shutout striking out 11 and walking none while being backed by an error-free defense in the field.
Harrison Speltz led off the fourth inning with a home run to put Caledonia up 4-0. But that was just the start of a 7-run explosion, which saw Caledonia send a dozen batters to the plate on the way to a 10-0 lead.
The other extra-base blows came with a Josh Lampert triple and a Frank double.
Caledonia is 5-0 following the two road wins.
Cal 210 70 -10 8 0
Pvw 000 00 - 0 2 2
Cal. Alumni 9, Caledonia 2
The Legion Alumni prevailed against the current team at the annual chicken-Q and dedication ceremony.
The older guys led only 3-2 before erupting for 6 runs in the ninth inning.
Tanner Langen batted 2 for 3 with a double for the current crew. For the alumni, Troy Frank belted a triple and Kyle Welscher a double
The current club managed only 5 hits while suffering through 15 strikeouts. Mike Ideker was the starting pitcher for the older guys.
The alumni scored 9 runs on 9 hits against pitchers Ryan Frank and Kai Lidstrom.
Alums 010 020 006 - 9 9 1
Cal 010 001 000 - 2 5 2
For the third straight week, SG (3-3) split two Wednesday summer league matches at Winona State.
SG 2, Onalaska 1
SG: 25-15, 25-13, 10-15
A seven-point run in the second set sealed the win for the Lions. Overall, SG led through almost all of the first two sets, but could not protect an early 4-point lead in the finale as the Hilltoppers scored 6 of the final 7 points.
SG had an 11-point advantage at the net and a 3-point edge from the service line.
Mabel-Canton 2, SG 1
MC: 25-15, 25-18, 11-15
The first two sets went back and forth until the Cougars came up with a 7-point run in set one and a 5-point spurt in set two. SG never trailed while taking the final set.
The Cougars had 35 kills to 16 for SG.
Aquinas 43, SG 23
A strong Aquinas defense limited the Lions to 29 percent shooting from the field and sent SG to the free throw line only once. Full-court pressure led to 22 Lion turnovers.
The Blugolds committed only 9 turnovers and shot 39 percent. The Aquinas attack featured good outside shooting and 11 points in transition.
Aquinas led only 13-10 before putting together a 20-1 run.
Holmen 28, SG 23
The Lions were in this all the way and led 11-10 after a low-scoring first half. The Vikings jumped out ahead early in the second half, and SG could not catch up.
The Lions are 1-3 after two weeks of summer league play.
BOYS BASKETBALL VARSITY
SG 59, Cashton 26
It was the second straight rout in the second week of summer league action. The Lions never trailed but led only 16-13 before launching a 22-point run spanning the halftime break. Chase Grinde ignited the run with back-to-back treys follow by his fast-break basket.
The Eagles were doomed by turnovers against an aggressive Lion defense.
On Saturday, SG placed third in an 8-team tournament at Winona State hosted by Cotter. It was a postseason preview as the Lions faced both Wabasha-Kellogg and Kingsland, the two teams dropping down from Class AA to join SG in Sub-section 1A next winter.
SG 38, Wabasha-Kellogg 23
SG broke away from a 13-13 tie with a 13-3 run spanning halftime. The Lions put the game away with a 12-0 second-half run. Down only 20-16 at the break, the Falcons had scored only 3 points in the second half before scoring the game's final 4 points.
One W-K source said the Falcons, coming off a state-tournament baseball trip, were without three key players including a pair of projected starters.
Lourdes 44, SG 36
In the championship semi-finals, the Eagles overcame 23 turnovers with 49 percent shooting from the field compared to the Lions' chilly 27 percent. Lourdes hit 5 of 7 three-point shots while SG went 2 for 16.
The Lions used a 12-3 run to take a 12-9 lead. But the Eagles would score the next 10 points and later run off 8 straight points for a 31-19 halftime advantage.
SG, with a late nine-point run, fought back within four points, but Lourdes sank all four late free throws to move into the finals.
The Rochester school, despite being without its most experienced players, would still go on to win the tournament with a 51-45 win over Eau Claire Memorial.
SG 52, Kingsland 33
The third place game was close until SG broke a 20-20 second-half tie with a 23-2 run. That was when the pace quickened, and the Knights were not able to finish near the rim as well as the Lions. KHS shot 34 percent from the field while SG completed 49 percent.
After 18 points in the first half, the Lions added 34 after the break.
In a Southeast Conference seventh-place game, Schaeffer Academy defeated Houston.
SG 35, La Crescent (#4) 23
La Crescent Team Four went 18 and half minutes of the 20-minute second half without a basket. After five tie scores and three lead changes, SG (1-1) had led only 23-19 at halftime.
The Lancers had the only 3-point field goal, but the Lions shot 37 percent from the field to only 22 percent for La Crescent. SG had lost the previous week to La Crescent Team Three.
JUNIOR HIGH BOYS
Westby (#4) 41, SG 36
The Lions (0-2) shot better from three-point land (44%) than they did closer in (19%). Westby Team Four scored efficiently inside and outside with 16 points coming on fast breaks.
SG trailed by as many as 12 points, but three late treys from Alex Folz pulled the Lions within three points with 20 seconds remaining.
With SG forced to foul, Westby sealed the win with two made free throws with seven seconds left.
LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL
Hokah 4, SG 0
Spring Grove (0-3) defended without an error but almost batted without a threat. A first-inning double by Alex Folz was the lone Lion hit off Hokah hurler Alex Alfson who struck out 7 and walked only 2.
Alfson, at the plate, hit 2 for 2 including one of the visitors' 2 triples.
A walk and a two-base error put a Lion on third base with only one out in the second inning, But that runner would be put out at the plate attempting to score on a passed ball.
HK 110 20 - 4 8 1
SG 000 00 - 0 1 0
SG: Bergrud and Elton
Hk: Alfson and Boellinger
In the second non-league game, Hokah rallied for a 15-7 win after the Lions had taken a 5-0 lead in the first inning.
Michael Blackburn had a triple for SG, which also saw singles from Folz, Payton Leahy, Noah Elton and Reese Crouch.
Hk 035 00 -15 12 7
SG 502 00 - 7 5 4
Friday's game with Houston was rained out with the makeup date pending.