The Lion defense came up with a shutout in the state title game. Converging on Nevis quarter Jack DeWulf are Taylor Holty (#55), Luke Schneider (#18), Cullen Patterson (#21), Noah Elton (#28 and George Boyd (#59). Photo by Jon Speltz
The Lion defense came up with a shutout in the state title game. Converging on Nevis quarter Jack DeWulf are Taylor Holty (#55), Luke Schneider (#18), Cullen Patterson (#21), Noah Elton (#28 and George Boyd (#59). Photo by Jon Speltz
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Wednesday, November 29, 2017 2:28 PM
The Spring Grove Lions captured the state 9-Man football championship on Friday, Nov. 24, by beating Nevis 32-0 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. The No. 1-ranked Lions ran the table on a perfect season, finishing 14-0, while No. 6-ranked Nevis finished 11-2.

  • Lion girls start with two conference victories
    The Spring Grove Lions made it two-straight Southeast Conference wins at home to start the girls basketball season. The Lions never trailed in picking up a big SEC East Division win over Schaeffer Academy 63-54 on Nov. 28 and then ended the week with another SEC win over Lanesboro on Dec. 1, trailing only once during a 51-42 victory over a resilient Burro squad. With the two home wins, Spring Grove is 2-0 overall (2-0 SEC East).

  • Boys rebuild, open with state-ranked challenges
    The Spring Grove boys basketball team returns facing high expectations but likely with more question marks than they’ve seen in recent years. The team is in a bit of a rebuilding mode after losing seven seniors to graduation, including four starters, two All-SEC players, and one All-State standout.

  • State championship shutout! Spring Grove dominates title game, 32-0
    The Spring Grove Lions captured the state 9-Man football championship on Friday, Nov. 24, by beating Nevis 32-0 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. The No. 1-ranked Lions ran the table on a perfect season, finishing 14-0, while No. 6-ranked Nevis finished 11-2.

  • Five runners earn all-conference honors for LARP
    Three boys and two girls from the Lewiston-Altura-Rushford-Peterson cross country team have been named to the Three Rivers Conference All-Conference team. Runners who placed in the Top 21 at the Three Rivers Conference Meet, held at the Coffee Mill Golf Course in October, earned All-Conference honors. 
  • Lions, Tigers tangle for state title Friday morning
    Either Spring Grove (13-0) or Nevis (11-1) will take home its first state football championship trophy after their 10 a.m. Prep Bowl clash this Friday, Nov. 24, in Minneapolis at U.S. Bank Stadium.

  • The state volleyball tournament is done, so the only fall event left is the state football playoffs. Don’t think I can do it any better than Tim Leighton, media coordinator for the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL), so I’ll just cut and paste the games for the past weekend, and the results from last weekend.
  • SG faces Stephen-Argyle in state semi-final Thursday morning
    Spring Grove, enjoying its third trip to the state football tournament, lines up for the first time against Section 8 champion Stephen-Argyle Central in a state semi-final at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16, at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

  • Mabel-Canton falls in four-set championship final
    The Mabel-Canton volleyball team saw its season end in the East Sub-Section 1A title game, falling to the Caledonia 
  • Lions to face Verndale in undefeated showdown
    Spring Grove returns to the state 9-man football tournament for the third time, having reached the semi-finals in 2003 and falling in the 2011 quarterfinals.

  • The 2017 Kingsland volleyball team finished the season with a 13-19 record.
  • Spring Grove eliminates Superlarks in section semi-final
    The Spring Grove Lions, ranked at No. 1 in the state 9-Man poll, advanced to the section championship game for the seventh straight season, thanks to a 40-17 win over Grand Meadow on Saturday night, Oct. 28. The Lions remained perfect on the season (10-0). while the Superlarks' season came to an end (7-3, two losses to Spring Grove).

  • Cougars return to title match with wins over Cardinals, Falcons
    The Mabel-Canton volleyball team will face Caledonia in the sub-section finals for the third straight season. 
  • Falcon gals split in tourney  matches to finish season 20-8

    In the first round of the 1A East sub-section tournament, Fillmore Central downed Schaeffer Academy 3-1 (25-20, 25-27, 27-25, 25-18).  In the semi-final match last Saturday, the Falcons lost to the Mabel-Canton Cougars 1-3 (25-23, 17-25, 12-25, 24-26).  

  • Winona/Root River chapter hosts Pheasants Forever Youth Hunt
    Some new pheasant hunters were created last Saturday at the Drift Shooting Preserve west of Rushford. 
  • No. 1 SG lashes Lanesboro, faces No. 1 Houston next
    The Spring Grove Lions won their Homecoming matchup against Lanesboro on Friday by a score of 60-14.

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