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Helmets are high as Lions celebrate in the end zone with snow falling at Buffalo. Photo by Jon Speltz
Helmets are high as Lions celebrate in the end zone with snow falling at Buffalo. Photo by Jon Speltz
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 10:04 AM
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.

  • Helmets are high as Lions celebrate in the end zone with snow falling at Buffalo. Photo by Jon Speltz
    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.

  • State tourney starts with convincing victory over Verndale
    The No. 1-ranked Spring Grove Lions (12-0) advanced to the semifinal round of the state 9-Man football playoffs after a quarterfinal round win over No. 3-ranked Verndale (11-1) on a snowy Friday night in Buffalo by a score of 34-6. The Lions advance to play in the state semifinals in the home of the Vikings. They’ll face Stephen Argyle Central (10-1) on Thursday morning, Nov. 16, with kickoff at 11:30 a.m. in U.S. Bank Stadium.

  • The photo of Lauryn Bohr should be the thumbnail
    Lauryn Bohr made history this year as she was the first Lion in history selected as the Southeast Conference Player of the Year in volleyball after a vote of conference coaches.

  • Another rally, one-point win sends Lions to state
    SG comes back from two-TD deficit in fourth quarter
  • Ellingson honored at Luther
    Nicki Ellingson, a senior on the Luther College volleyball team, has been named to the 2017 Iowa Conference Fall Sports All-Academic Team. This is the second time she has been so honored.

  • 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.

  • Lions face Clippers in section football finals Friday
    After defeating defending state champion Grand Meadow in the semi-finals, state-ranked No. 1 Spring Grove faces the defending state runner-up and current state-ranked No. 4 Cleveland/Immanuel Lutheran in the Section One championship game on Friday, Nov. 3 at RCTC at 5 p.m.

  • Anderson, Urell lead Lions to another championship
    After five weeks of competition, the Spring Grove Lions trap shooters finished in first place in the Class A - Conference 4 standings with a season-total of 2,135 points, 310.5 points ahead of second-place Medford (1,824.5). Champlin Park, Plainview-Elgin-Millville, and Comfrey round out the team standings. Spring Grove was also a conference champion last spring.

  • 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).

  • Historic net season ends in sub-section semi-finals
    The Spring Grove volleyball team split its two playoff matches last week, beating visiting Wabasha Kellogg 3-1 (10-25, 25-20, 25-21, 25-22) on Thursday, Oct. 26, in the quarterfinal round of the East Sub-section 1A tournament.

  • Lions lacerate Lyle/Pacelli in section opener
    The Spring Grove Lions got off to a fast start and never looked back in beating Lyle/Pacelli in the first round of the Section One, 9-Man football playoffs by a score of 64-20 on Tuesday night, Oct 24, in Spring Grove. The Lions looked like the No. 1 state-ranked team in 9-Man football as well as the section tournament’s top seed.

  • Bohr hits 1,000; Spring Grove girls go to 21-6
    Lauryn Bohr closed out her last regular season with the Lions in record-setting fashion, and Spring Grove finished up the schedule with a 3-0 (25-13, 25-7, 25-9) road win over Glenville Emmons on Monday, Oct. 16th. As they get set for the postseason, the Lions are 21-6 (11-2 SEC), while G-E remained winless at 0-24 (0-13 SEC).

  • Lions club Cardinals, receive top seed
    The Spring Grove football team, ranked No. 1 in the state 9-Man poll, wrapped up its first regular-season championship in four years and its first undefeated regular season in five seasons after a 49-14 road win at LeRoy-Ostrander on Friday. The Lions entered the playoffs at 8-0 (7-0 East) while the Cardinals slipped to 4-4 (3-4 East).

  • Spring Grove shooters maintain league lead
    The Spring Grove trap team remains on top of Class A, Conference 4 after week 4 of the season with a season total of 1,722 points. The Lions are 419 points ahead of second-place Medford (1,433.5 season total). Champlin Park, Plainview-Elgin-Millville and Comfrey round out the Conference 4 standings going into the fall season’s final week.

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