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Ethan Matzke drives against La Crosse Aquinas. Photo by S. Lee Epps
Ethan Matzke drives against La Crosse Aquinas. Photo by S. Lee Epps
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Wednesday, January 17, 2018 1:41 PM
The Spring Grove Lion boys basketball team dropped a couple games on the floor last week and another one to Mother Nature. The Lions rallied but couldn’t overcome a deficit while losing at Rushford-Peterson 64-57 on Monday, Feb. 8. The conference road game at LeRoy-Ostrander scheduled for Thursday was postponed to Feb. 15. The final game of the week was Saturday at the Midwest Players Classic in La Crosse, Wisconsin, where the Lions offense went quiet in the second half, losing to La Crosse Aquinas 64-48. Spring Grove is 7-4 overall (2-0 SEC).

  • Spring Grove boys drop decisions against R-P, Aquinas
    The Spring Grove Lion boys basketball team dropped a couple games on the floor last week and another one to Mother Nature. The Lions rallied but couldn’t overcome a deficit while losing at Rushford-Peterson 64-57 on Monday, Feb. 8. The conference road game at LeRoy-Ostrander scheduled for Thursday was postponed to Feb. 15. The final game of the week was Saturday at the Midwest Players Classic in La Crosse, Wisconsin, where the Lions offense went quiet in the second half, losing to La Crosse Aquinas 64-48. Spring Grove is 7-4 overall (2-0 SEC).

  • Welsh, Johnson place in all-around against top competition
    The Caledonia/Spring Grove/Houston Warrior gymnastics team had one of its toughest duals of the season Friday, Jan. 12, on the road against Pine Island, the likely Section 1A favorite this season.

  • Lion girls split runaway results with Caledonia, Lanesboro
    It was a hot-and-cold week for the Spring Grove Lions as they split a pair of games, the first one a non-conference loss at Caledonia, 81-31, on Monday night, Jan. 8. The Thursday conference game at LeRoy-Ostrander was postponed and rescheduled for Saturday, Feb. 17. The last game of the week was a 60-28 conference win at Lanesboro on Friday, during which Spring Grove torched the nets at 47% shooting. Spring Grove is 7-6 on the season (4-3 SEC).

  • Bohr scores 1,000 as Lion girls win two, drop one
    The Spring Grove girls basketball team took two of its last three games, highlighted by Lauryn Bohr scoring her 1,000th career point against Rushford-Peterson. There was a non-conference, holiday-week home game versus LeRoy-Ostrander on the afternoon of Dec. 29, which the Lions won 74-31, playing very well at both ends of the floor.

  • Last-second rebound basket defeats Decorah; Spring Grove boys turn away Loyola, Grand Meadow
    The Spring Grove boys basketball team swept its last three ballgames, starting with the second game of the Rushford-Peterson Holiday Invitational, an 82-41 win over Mankato Loyola on Dec. 29. The Lions then overcame a slow start in the first half to post a non-conference home win over Grand Meadow, 61-44, before traveling to Decorah, Iowa, for a Friday non-conference matchup, which the Lions won on a last-second, Sam Sanness shot, 55-54.

  • The Caledonia/Spring Grove/Houston gymnastics team came up short on the home floor during a dual with the Byron Bears by a 129.52-96.82 score. However, head coach Jess Wiese said the team took a big step forward after adding more difficult skills during practice sessions over the holidays. Rachel Welch and Brianna Johnson also took two of the top five spots in the all-around competition.

  • The Caledonia/Spring Grove/Houston gymnastics team dropped a conference dual-meet on the road against La Crescent/Hokah on Dec. 21 by a score of 120.02 to 94.05. The last meet before the Christmas holiday saw one Warrior, Rachel Welsh, finish in the top 5 of the all-around competition (24.65).

  • Lion gridders pass test; how will trivia buffs fare?
    In the 2017 state title game (Prep Bowl at U. S. Bank Stadium), Spring Grove did something that no other team from any school had managed to do in more than nine years - shut out the Nevis Tigers (32-0).

  • Steals send Spring Grove past Alaskans
    Non-conference games are often a chance for high school basketball teams to schedule teams they don’t normally get a chance to see. The Spring Grove boys faced someone they likely won’t see again, taking on the Klawock Chieftains from Alaska on Dec. 28 at the Rushford-Peterson Holiday Invitational. The Lions used transition points and points in the paint to come away with a 94-64 win over the visitors from up north. The Lions are 4-2 overall (2-0 SEC).

  • Folz receives additional All-State recognition
    Spring Grove junior Alex Folz has been named to the 2017 Associated Press All-State Football Team, his second all-state honor this season. Previously recognized - along with four other Lion teammates - on the 9-Man All-State Team, this AP honor covers all seven classes in Minnesota.

  • Girls - close loss at Decorah, close win versus Mabel-Canton
    The Spring Grove Lion girls basketball team split a pair of games last week, falling in Decorah, Iowa, on Dec. 19, thanks to a cold-shooting second half 41-39. The Lions returned home for a conference win against Mabel-Canton on Dec. 21 with free throws a big key to a six-point win, 48-42. Spring Grove is back to the .500 mark at 4-4 overall (3-2 SEC).

  • Girls - close loss at Decorah, close win versus Mabel-Canton
    The Spring Grove Lion girls basketball team split a pair of games last week, falling in Decorah, Iowa, on Dec. 19, thanks to a cold-shooting second half 41-39. The Lions returned home for a conference win against Mabel-Canton on Dec. 21 with free throws a big key to a six-point win, 48-42. Spring Grove is back to the .500 mark at 4-4 overall (3-2 SEC).

  • Spring Grove boys extend domination of Hurricanes
    The No. 17-ranked Spring Grove Lion boys basketball team finally got to play a game on their home floor, and they took full advantage of it, leading by as many as 28 points on the way to a 71-50 Southeast Conference win over Houston on Dec. 19.

  • Boys dismiss Falcons, Cougars, edged out in Border Battle
    The Spring Grove boys basketball team took two of three games last week, starting off with a non-conference win at Fillmore Central 79-56 on Tuesday, Dec. 12, that saw the Lions score the last 23 points of the game. The Lions hit the road on Thursday night for a 62-43 SEC win at Mabel-Canton and then wrapped up the week on Saturday at the Iowa-Minnesota Border Battle with a tight 62-57 loss to the New Hampton Chickasaws. The Spring Grove boys are 2-2 (1-0 SEC).

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