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Top left: Alex Folz, Most Valuable Player, All-Section 1A, Outstanding Pitcher, Batting Champion
Top center: Nic Peterson, Outstanding Teammate, Best Nickname
Top right: Brock Schuttemeier, Rookie of the Year, Gold Glove Award
Lower left: Dylan Kampschroer, Team Captain Award
Lower right: Brady Schuttemeier, Team Captain Award
Top left: Alex Folz, Most Valuable Player, All-Section 1A, Outstanding Pitcher, Batting Champion Top center: Nic Peterson, Outstanding Teammate, Best Nickname Top right: Brock Schuttemeier, Rookie of the Year, Gold Glove Award Lower left: Dylan Kampschroer, Team Captain Award Lower right: Brady Schuttemeier, Team Captain Award
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 1:31 PM
Spring Grove high school fielded its first standalone baseball team in seven years this past spring, and head coach Chris Strinmoen presented 2016 team awards on July 18.
  • Folz is MVP, all-section; five Lion players honored
    Spring Grove high school fielded its first standalone baseball team in seven years this past spring, and head coach Chris Strinmoen presented 2016 team awards on July 18.
  • Girls complete summer league sweep
    Lions top Lanesboro for tourney title
  • Legion Lions fall in finale to Winona, 3-1
    Caleb Nerstad had more hits than the whole Winona team, but the Spring Grove Junior Legion baseball team would fall 3-1 in the hot, steamy July 22 summer finale at Winona High School.
  •  Boys third, second in area cage tourneys
    After summer league play and three basketball tournaments last week, the Spring Grove varsity boys had added four wins and four losses while the B-team guys also split, going 3-3
  • Mabel Liquor (4-1) became the first team to stand alone atop the standings of the men's slowpitch softball race at Canton in 2016. Bunke Construction (3-2) slipped into second place with a second loss to Mabel Liquor. 
  •  Local lads nab major basketball title
    t is one of the most prestigious basketball tournaments in the upper Midwest according to Spring Grove head coach Wade Grinde. Three Spring Grove cagers - Ethan Matzke, Kai Bjerke and Alex Folz - played for a Wisconsin Playmakers AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) team that won the age 15-under championship of the Sanford Pentagon Tournament Series, which includes teams from an eight-state area.
  • Girls enter league tourney undefeated
    Harlee Gavin appeared in two basketball games that were being played simultaneously. She alternated between two adjacent courts in the same room as 11 Spring Grove girls played both a varsity game and a B-team game at the same time. The extraordinary and probably unprecedented tag team occurrence came out well for the Lions who won both games.
  • Junior Legion Lions split with Falcons, Saints
    Pitching was paramount as the Spring Grove Junior Legion baseball team (3-2-1) split a pair of home games last week. The Lions dropped a July 14 pitchers' duel to Fillmore Central/Lanesboro a day before dismissing St. Charles.
  • Win over Waukon caps busy week, summer season for Little Leaguers
    The final week of Little League baseball was also the busiest. The older team won two home games versus Fillmore Central on July 12 before winning one and dropping two for a third-place finish in the annual Shooky Fink Tournament at New Albin on July 15. 
  • Shorthanded Lions falter in football finale
     It was a disappointing finale for the Spring Grove gridders as the summer 7-on-7 football season culminated with a tournament on July 17 at UW-L.



  • Knutson triumphs, Peter second
    Casey Knutson of Spring Grove won the B-Mods feature and Mabel’s Shawn Peter was Stock Car runner-up during the regular Saturday night racing card at Decorah, Iowa. 
  • Neither game was close as a three-team logjam was reduced to two during men's slowpitch softball on July 12 at Canton.
  • Lion gridders impress, improve to 5-1
    The Spring Grove varsity boys stormed past two Wisconsin teams on July 10, running the Lions' 7-on-7 league football record to 5-1, heading into the final fourth week of league play.
  •  Several highlights, few wins on the diamond
    Scoreboard success was not always indicative of some great baseball played by Spring Grove youngsters last week. 
  • Bunke Construction threw the race into a three-way tie at the top by handing a first league loss to Larson Well Drilling on July 5. Mabel Liquor (3-1) joined the logjam with a one-run win over Soland Carpentry in men’s slowpitch softball at Canton.
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