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Shooting at state from left are Tristan Brainard, Jordan Jaster, George Boyd V, Tanner Thesing and Kyle Hagen. Photo by S. Lee Epps
Shooting at state from left are Tristan Brainard, Jordan Jaster, George Boyd V, Tanner Thesing and Kyle Hagen. Photo by S. Lee Epps
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 12:46 PM
The inaugural Spring Grove High School Trap team finished in the middle of the pack at the 2016 State Tournament, sponsored by the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) at Prior Lake on June 25.  The Lions had the best score among Class A teams and finished 19th overall among the 38 teams, which had qualified for the prestigious event.

  • Young Lion shooters complete state-tourney season
    The inaugural Spring Grove High School Trap team finished in the middle of the pack at the 2016 State Tournament, sponsored by the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) at Prior Lake on June 25.  The Lions had the best score among Class A teams and finished 19th overall among the 38 teams, which had qualified for the prestigious event.

  • Denstad, Hoskins, Augedahl repeat All-TRC
    Sophia Augedahl, Abby Hoskins and McKenzie Denstad all repeated as All-Three Rivers East softball players.         Receiving Honorable Mention on the all-conference list were C/SG standouts Lydia Melde and Olivia Adamson.

  • Bergrud walk-off winner subdues Winona
    The Spring Grove Junior Legion baseball team (1-1-1) went into extra innings in both games last week. On June 20, a walk-off single by Chandler Bergrud in an extra eighth inning dismissed visiting Winona. On June 24 at Lewiston, it was a 6-6 tie as the game was called after 10 innings due to darkness. 

  • Men start softball season; Little Leaguers grab first win
    Men's softball at Canton began on June 21 while Little League baseball (7th grade and under) played five games in four days. It was the second of four summer weeks for both the high school volleyball and football teams.

  • Basketball girls take them all; boys win most of them
    Summer league basketball in La Crosse continued for both the SG high school girls and boys on June 21 before the varsity boys and B-team boys each won two of three tournament games on June 25 at Winona Cotter. The B-boys fell by one point in the championship game.

  • First Lion trap team advances to state tournament
    Tanner Thesing and Jordan Jaster both had perfect 25-for-25 rounds as the Spring Grove trap shooters qualified for the 2016 state tournament in the Lions' first season of competition. 

  • Fifth grade boys go 2-1 at Minnesota Invitational
    The Spring Grove fifth grade basketball boys finished in fifth place in an 11-team tournament field that came from all over the state. The Lions won two games and dropped one at the Pacesetter Minnesota Invitational Tournament at the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph on June 18. This tourney is open to teams that won at least two games, but not the championship, at one of the eight region tournaments last spring. 

  • Lion netters edge Trojans, Ramblers
    In the second week of volleyball league play at St. Mary's in Winona, the SG varsity girls won two competitive 2-1 matches versus Rushford-Peterson and Winona Cotter.

  • BASEBALL, FOOTBALL: Lions sail through first 7-on-7 grid games; Eyota bats are too tough in baseball opener
    There was something for all Lion fans. In addition to postseason trap shooting there was off-season high school action in five other sports - volleyball, girls basketball, football, baseball and boys basketball - all in the same week. (see separate articles),

  • Boys outlast Westby; girls down DeSoto, Lanesboro
    It was the second week of summer league basketball for both the high school girls and boys.

  • Fourth-grade cagers take two of three at state
    Three weekend basketball tournaments occurred over the past weekend, most nottabloy the Pacesetter State Championship Tournament featuring the Region One champion Spring Grove boys who were among the final eight teams in the fourth grade division.

  • Schroeder, girls break three school records at state track
    The Caledonia/Spring Grove girls broke three school records at the Class A State Track Meet at Hamline University in St. Paul on June 11-12. Junior sprinter Mariah Schroeder was involved in all three record-topping performances. The top nine places at the state meet earn team points and receive medals.

  • Augedahl voted softball MVP; Schmitz, Schoh, Melde also honored
    Senior pitcher/designated hitter Sophia Augedahl was voted the Most Valuable Player by her teammates on the 2016 Caledonia/Spring Grove softball team. Senior outfielder Mariah Schmitz took home the Hustle Award this year while another senior outfielder Carrie Schoh was voted the Team Player Award.  The Most Improved Player award went to junior first baseman Lydia Melde.  

  • Summer sports: Some played a lot; some rained out
    Some played, some were rained out and some are still awaiting summer league action to start. There was a lot of basketball with three weekend tournaments, most notably the Pacesetter State Championship Tournament, featuring the Region One champion Spring Grove boys who were among the final eight teams in the fourth grade division. (see separate article)

  • Four girls head to state track; Schroeder breaks section record
    The Caledonia/Spring Grove Warriors will send four girls to the State Track Meet in three events. They qualified at the Section 1A Track Meet, a two-day event, which ended Thursday, June 2 at Dodge Center.  Athletes qualified for state by placing first or second in an event or by achieving the state standard in time, distance, or height. The first eight places earned team points at the section meet, and the first six places took home a medal.

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