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CJ Sylling had a career-best day at the state tournament where he opened with a perfect 50-for-50 round. He finished the day, hitting 97 of 100 clay targets to help Spring Grove win the Class A state championship. Photo by S. Lee Epps
CJ Sylling had a career-best day at the state tournament where he opened with a perfect 50-for-50 round. He finished the day, hitting 97 of 100 clay targets to help Spring Grove win the Class A state championship. Photo by S. Lee Epps
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 12:46 PM
To say the Spring Grove Lions have had a great trap shooting season is a pretty big understatement. Their great season continued June 12 at the Minnesota Clay Target League State Tournament in Alexandria. Needless to say, the Lions kept their spectacular season going by winning the Class A State championship.

  • Spring Grove shooters are state champions!
    To say the Spring Grove Lions have had a great trap shooting season is a pretty big understatement. Their great season continued June 12 at the Minnesota Clay Target League State Tournament in Alexandria. Needless to say, the Lions kept their spectacular season going by winning the Class A State championship.

  • Fifth grade cagers finish third at state
    The fifth grade boys from Spring Grove (Section 2 champions) took third place among eight section champions at the Pacesetter State Tournament on Sunday, June 11, at Maple Grove. The Lions clobbered Bemidji 34-6 in the quarterfinal opener before falling in the semi-finals to eventual state champ Moose Lake/Willow River 33-17.

  • Boys break even while battling biggest and best
    The SG varsity boys (5-5) went from playing much larger schools in summer league to facing some of the best Class A clubs in Minnesota at the Breakdown Summer Showcase on June 18 at Hopkins High School. In that eight-team, small school tournament, the Lions met and fell to the eventual champion in the first round. SG handily won the next two games to place fifth with the consolation championship.

  • Melde voted MVP; Hermanson, Stemper, Reinhardt also honored
    The Caledonia/Spring Grove softball team finished the season with a 9-13 record (8-8, second in Three Rivers East). Warrior coach Shelly Anderson said, “We made some definite improvement throughout the year.” To celebrate the end of the season, the Warriors handed out team awards.

  • Bratland, Folz are All-SEC; Peterson also selected
    The Spring Grove Lions baseball team took a significant step forward in its second season as a stand-alone program. To prove that point, the team found itself in contention for a share of the Southeast Conference title going into the final day of the regular season schedule.

  • Netters add two wins; Legion boys fall to rain, Bulldogs
    The high school volleyball girls remained undefeated in league action at 4-0 with wins over Rushford-Peterson and Class AA Chatfield.

    In baseball, the Junior Legion boys (16 & under) dropped one game and lost two others to rain. The Little League guys split league games with New Albin and Mabel.

  • The new 2017-2019 section assignments from the Minnesota State High School league (MSHSL) will have three of the last year’s top 9-man football teams in the state in the same section next autumn.

  • Folz repeats as MVP; six Lions receive team honors

    Don’t let the fact that the Spring Grove baseball team only won one more game than they did last year fool you. The Lions took major steps forward in most of the important statistical categories, including a chance to compete for the conference title going into the final day of the regular season.

     
  • Boyd is All-State trap shooter
    Spring Grove junior George Boyd V has been recognized a member of the All-State Clay Target Team.

  • Relay boys break school record at state

    The State Class A track meet wrapped up over the weekend at Hamline University in St. Paul. A Caledonia/Spring Grove boys relay team made its first trip to state track since 2014 and broke a school record while coming away with a third-place finish. Mariah Schroeder placed sixth in both the 100 and 200-meter dash events.

     
  • Summer baseball begins with Legion loss, Little League win

    Junior Legion baseball for ages 16 & under opened its second season in Spring Grove with a 5-2 home loss against Grand Meadow/LeRoy-Ostrander/Kingsland on June 8.

     
  • Volleyball, boys basketball open summer season
    Off-season league play began for the Spring Grove high school volleyball girls and basketball boys. The netters opened their four-week summer league at St Mary's in Winona by defeating both Lanesboro and Dover-Eyota.

  • Lions crush conference rivals, take aim at state
    There are dominant teams in sports, and then there’s the Spring Grove Lions trap team, which rolled to the Class A – Conference 10 championship. Spring Grove had the conference's best team score in each week of the five-week conference season.

  •  Spring Grove eliminated in extra-inning pitchers' duel
    The rubber match between the Spring Grove and Schaeffer Academy high school baseball teams went down to the wire before No. 3 seed Schaeffer eliminated No. 6 seed Spring Grove with a 9-inning, 3-2 victory in the Sub-Section 1A quarterfinal playoff round on Thursday, May 25.

  • Four girls, four boys qualify for state track meet
    The Caledonia/Spring Grove girls track team broke a school relay record, and team member Mariah Schroeder broke a section record while winning two events and advancing to state in three events as the Warrior girls and boys took part in the Section 1A championship. 
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