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The mud-laden Lions huddle in the rain during state-ranked showdown at Houston. Submitted photo
The mud-laden Lions huddle in the rain during state-ranked showdown at Houston. Submitted photo
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Wednesday, October 11, 2017 12:00 PM
The top-three matchup featuring No. 1 Spring Grove at No. 3 Houston had a little bit of everything you’d expect from a high school football game and even something you wouldn’t. Spring Grove stayed unbeaten thanks to a hard-fought road win 26-6 over the Hurricanes. The Lions are 6-0 (5-0 East) while the ‘Canes are 5-1 (4-1 East) with only two weeks left in the regular season.

The mud-laden Lions huddle in the rain during state-ranked showdown at Houston. Submitted photo

  • Defense delivers in state-ranked rainstorm
    The top-three matchup featuring No. 1 Spring Grove at No. 3 Houston had a little bit of everything you’d expect from a high school football game and even something you wouldn’t. Spring Grove stayed unbeaten thanks to a hard-fought road win 26-6 over the Hurricanes. The Lions are 6-0 (5-0 East) while the ‘Canes are 5-1 (4-1 East) with only two weeks left in the regular season.

    The mud-laden Lions huddle in the rain during state-ranked showdown at Houston. Submitted photo

  • Near upset followed by 20th win for volleyball girls
    The Spring Grove Lions split their two conference volleyball matches last week, starting off with a five-set marathon against Mabel-Canton on Tuesday, Oct. 3, with the Lions coming up short 3-2 (25-23, 20-25, 13-25, 25-20, 13-15).

  • Lion shooters increase league lead
    The Spring Grove fall trap team started off the season on a high note but didn’t stop there. After a week one total of 446, the Lions improved their team score to 459 in week two. The Lions are sitting on top of Class A, Conference 4, with a total of 905 points, more than 200 points ahead of second-place Medford (699.5). Champlin Park, Plainview-Elgin-Millville, and Comfrey round out of the conference standings.

  • Soccer girls drop three before section starts
    The Caledonia/Spring Grove/Houston girls soccer team wrapped up its regular season schedule by dropping three matches last week, starting on Monday, Oct. 2, with a 2-1 home loss to Stewartville during the Parents Night event. The team hit the road to rainy St. Charles the next night, coming up short 4-1. The Warriors finished the regular season on Thursday by losing a 2-0 road matchup at Dover-Eyota.

    Katie Lamm and Emily Guberud

  • Boys shut out in rough weather
    The final week of the regular season saw the Caledonia/Spring Grove/Houston boys soccer team drop three matches, starting with a 9-0 loss at Stewartville on Monday, Oct. 2.

  • SG girls win two, remain in SEC race
    The Spring Grove volleyball team continued its march toward a 20-win season after sweeping two matches last week, only dropping one set in the process. The Lions swept Lanesboro 3-0 (25-11, 25-12, 25-19) on the road Tuesday, Sept. 26, and then came home on Thursday for a quality win against a good Grand Meadow squad 3-1 (25-22, 24-26, 25-18, 25-20).

  • 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.

  • Spring Grove trap team starts on top
    The Spring Grove fall trap team got the conference season off to a good start in week one, finishing on top of Class A, Conference 4, with a total of 446 points, almost 100 points more than second-place Medford (357.5). Champlin Park was third (352.5), Plainview-Elgin-Millville was fourth (211.5), and Comfrey was fifth (172.5) in the five-team conference.

  • Boys drop two with soccer playoffs next week
    The Caledonia/Spring Grove/Houston boys soccer team dropped two games last week but are improving. They dropped a hard-fought home game on Tuesday, Sept. 26, to Winona Cotter 6-0 and then lost to La Crescent on the road on Thursday by a score of 11-0.

  • Soccer girls fall to Ramblers, Lancers
    The Caledonia/Spring Grove/Houston girls soccer team came up short in two games last week, starting with a 5-1 road loss at Winona Cotter on Sept. 26. The week finished on Thursday with a 4-0 home loss to La Crescent. Heading into the final week of the regular season with only three games left, the Warrior girls are 2-8-1 overall.

  • Spring Grove routs state-ranked Randolph
    A matchup of state-ranked unbeatens turned into a lopsided road victory for the Spring Grove football team. No. 2 in nine-man, Spring Grove beat No. 14 in Class A (11-man) Randolph 53-7 last Friday night. The Rockets play 9-man football during the regular season but must play in the state 11-man playoffs.

  • Fall trap shooters underway this week
    The Spring Grove Lions are making their first foray into fall trap shooting competition. The fall season isn’t new to Minnesota, but a school has to have competed in the spring league in order to be allowed into fall competition.

  • Lion girls roll past Rushford-Peterson, Schaeffer
    The Spring Grove Lion volleyball team was perfect last week in taking two matches while not dropping a set. While it wasn’t necessarily easy, the Lions did beat Rushford-Peterson on Tuesday, Sept. 19, by a 3-0 (25-19, 25-15, 26-24) score, knocking off the Trojans for the second time this season.

  • Soccer girls win one, drop one, tie one
    The Caledonia/Spring Grove/Houston girls soccer team is coming off a busy week that saw the Warrior girls pick up their second win of the season, as well as their first tie. The girls hit the road to Schaeffer Academy on Monday, Sept. 18, coming away with a 3-0 win.

  • Warrior boys battle heat, three opponents
    Despite a Saturday morning start-time of 10 am, the weekend matchup was the hottest on what had been a hot September week. The Warriors dropped the match with Coulee Christian by a score of 9-0.

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