Varsity Girls Basketball, Coach Bob Gainey

The Varsity girls basketball team returned to their winning ways last week with a resounding 50-33 win over the Lackawanna Steelers. The girls started off a little slow to begin the game, but carried a 9-point lead into halftime. The girls came out of the break putting up 23 points in the third quarter and cruised the rest of the way to the win. Leading the team in scoring was Ivette Lewandowski with 18 points. Ivette did a great job getting to the basket and converting seven of her 10 foul shots. Sydney Rosati chipped in 11 points to go along with some outstanding defense. Julia Krzemien poured in eight points and came up with a number of steals to help lead the fast break. Other scorers on the night included Lexi Sopko (4 points), Ryan Stedman (3 points), and Maddie Pazzuti, Leah Frank and Carrie Dickinson each scored two points to help the cause. The offense was impressive thanks to the girls’ unselfish play and passing up jump shots for layups. Beyond that though, the individual hustle from Lexi Sopko helped set the tone to get the girls a big lead in the second half.

Indoor Track, Coach Joseph Marvin

The Griffins indoor track team competed in the Team championship meet this past weekend at Houghton College.  Outstanding performances were had by many and the girls team was able to take 3rd place overall in class C.  Taking first place and breaking her own school record was Corrin Sacilowski in the 1500 meter racewalk.  Elle Russell took 1st place in the 3000 and Sonya Krezmien took 3rd in the 1500.  Both girls ran season best times.  Payton Rowe took 3rd in the hurdles, Lizzy Miranda took 4th in the 1000, Marykate Beyer took 3rd in the weight throw and Allison Lavanture took 4th in the triple jump.  For the boys, Topher Elkins took 2nd in the 300 and Jeremy Baker took 4th in the long jump.   

Complete results:

55 hurdles – Payton Rowe, 3rd place, 9.92,  personal best time.

55 meter dash – Nicole Sacilowski, 8.55 personal best; Nick Abdo, 7.15, personal best; Jeremey Baker, 7.18 personal best

3000 Elle Russell – 1st place, 11:11.12

1000 – Lizzy Miranda – 4th, 3:21.17, personal best; Tim Blesy, 3:50, personal best

1500 RW – Corrin Sacilowski , 1st place, new school record, broke her own 7:38.7

300 – Jocelyn Jenis, 50.7, personal record; Evelyn Smith, 47.4, personal record; Topher Elkins, 2nd, 37.65

600 – Miya Domes, 2:14; Casey Waterman, 2:01, personal best

1500–3rd place, 5:10.51, Sonya Krezmien

1600– Zach Peterman, 5:18

Triple Jump –4th, Allison Lavanture, 30’9.5”

Weight throw– 3rd place, 28’7”

Long Jump– 3rd place, Jeremey Baker, 17’10

Modified Girls Basketball, Coach Kim Pazzuti

Last Wednesday was a big night for SGI girls basketball—Varsity, JV, and our very own modified girls brought home the wins. Meghan Rehrauer was our high scorer with 10 points, Sarah O’Neal, Avery Boyles, Autumn Woodruff, and Marie Emerling each added two points. We took the lead very early and hung on till the end. Great defensive play by Kaitlyn Mesch, Hannah Carrow, Lily Vanuga, Kelsey Folts, and Jamie Dickinson.

Boys Swimming and Diving, Coach Duane Boberg, Assistant Coach Ryan Dygert

On Feb. 3 and 4, the boys’ Swimming and Diving Team attended the Class C Championships.  Springville was able to finish 6th out of 14 competing schools, with only 6 athletes having qualified to attend the meet.  Participating in the weekend’s competition were seniors Nolan West and Kurt Uschold, junior Dominic Hartenstein, sophomore Jon Boberg, freshman Wyatt Fuller, and 8th Grader Eric Schweickert.  Unfortunately Elliot Emley and Zach Hughey were unable to compete as both had fallen ill leading up to the meet and hadn’t recovered.

Friday night saw boys 1m diving take place at Maryvale High School.  In his first competition, Fuller was able to place 4th in Class C with a score of 316.65.  Fuller looks to better his score next week at the Section 6 Championships.

Saturday was the day for the swimming events, hosted at Newfane High School.  The first event for the team was the 200 Medley Relay.  The relay team, comprised of Hartenstein, Boberg, Uschold and West, was able to take almost a second off their previous best time, and finish in 5th place overall.  The tone set in that opening relay of going fast, and competing with the best swimmers carried over for everyone throughout the meet.

Along with the Medley Relay, West was also able to take 2nd places in both the 50 and 100 Freestyle, while also adding to the 4th place finishing 200 Freestyle.  West is consistently knocking on the door of a state qualifying time, and is hoping to achieve it at Sectionals.

Uschold, along with the Medley Relay and Freestyle Relay, was able to add top 4 finishes as he took 4th place in the 200 freestyle with a Sectional Qualifying time, and also a 3rd place finish in the 500 free.  Uschold has now dropped 24 seconds in the past two competitions for his 500 Freestyle to earn him a spot at Sectionals for the event and better seeding.

Boberg not only contributed to the two relays, but also came in 6th place in the 200 IM while dropping 4 seconds off his previous best time. Boberg also was able to finish 12th in the 100 Breaststroke.

Hartenstein was also able to find individual success outside of the two relays as well.  Hartensteinwas able to place 8th in the 100 Backstroke after initially being seeded in 10th place. Hartenstein also swam in the 50 yard freestyle as well.

Schweickert only had one event to swim but made sure to do give it everything he had.  In the 100 Backstroke, he was able to place 16th and achieve a personal best time in the event as well.