Varsity Girls Basketball, Coach Bob Gainey

The Varsity girls basketball team returned to action last Thursday night and came away with an excellent 40-25 win over JFK. The girls controlled the action from the start with their suffocating defense. Julia Krzemien led all scorers with 16 points and Ivette Lewandowski added eight points. The girls played a terrific brand of defensive basketball led by Lexi Sopko. Other strong performances of the night were turned in by Leah Frank, Sydney Rosati, and Maddie Pazzuti.

The girls dropped a tough game on Friday night to Holland by a score of 41-28. The girls’ defense was fantastic throughout the night; the major issues which led to the loss was Holland’s aggressive offensive rebounding and the Lady Griffs struggling from the floor with their shots. Strong performances on the night were turned in by Ivette Lewandowski, Julia Krzemien, Lexi Sopko, and Leah Frank.

The girls dropped their league game to Tonawanda on Tuesday night by a score of 36-20. The Lady Griffs did a great job on the back court of the Warriors, but had a tough time containing their forwards as they accounted for 26 of their total team points. The girls stayed close throughout the game and even got to within six points after a Sydney Rosati jump shot. Unfortunately, the girls didn’t quite make enough baskets to get back into the game. Top scorers for the Lady Griffs included Carrie Dickinson (eight points,) Sydney Rosati (four points,) Maddie Pazzuti (four points,) and Ivette Lewandowski (four points.) The girls will look to get back to their winning ways when they travel on Friday night to take on Cleve Hill.

Boys Swimming and Diving, Coach Duane Boberg

The Springville Boys’ Swimming and Diving team is on a seven meet win streak! This week they defeated Cleveland Hill 53-49, Pioneer 67-33 and Alden 92-74. The Cleve Hill meet was a closely contested event. 1st places were earned by Nolan West (200 free and 100 bk), Kurt Uschold 500 f. ree, Jon Boberg (200 IM and 100 Breast), Wyatt Fuller (Diving), The 200 Medley Relay of Dominic Hartenstein,Boberg,Uschold and Zach Hughey earned 1st as did the 400 free relay of Dakota Schelble, Elliot Emley,Uschold and West. The 1st place finish put meet outof reach for Cleve Hill. 8th grader Eric Schweickert earned a Class C time in the 100 back. The Pioneer meet saw the Griffs take 1st place in 10 of 12 events. The highlights of the meet saw Hartenstein and Emley earning Class time in the 50 free and 8th grader Blaze Schelble earning ECIC time in the 200 IM. West earning a sectional time in the 200 IM. The win at Alden saw many of the young swimmers earning a great number of points for the team.  Alden has a small but very talented team. The Griffs did earn 1st place in the 50 free (Emley), 100 breast(Boberg), 100 backstroke(Hartenstein) and a great come from behind win in the 200 free relay (D Schelble,Fuller,Emley and Boberg) Bret DeFrain had his best meet of the year earning 4th in the 200 free and being part of the 200 fr relay and the 400 fr relay both earning 3rd place finishes. Many of the 1st and 2nd year swimmers contributed earning 2nd thru 5th places. These swimmers are Dylan Noeller ,Nick Sullivan, Zach Hughey, Blaze Schelble, Eric Schweickert, Nate Myers, Connor Hughey, Justin Buzcek, Austin Yetter, and Harley Maloy. Next Friday at Eden the Griffs will need everyone to be at their best because that meet will be for 2nd place in division 4.

Indoor Track, Coach Joseph Marvin

Houghton meet on Saturday, Jan. 14, 9/10 championships, 36 schools in attendance:

55h- Miya Domes, personal bes,t 10.97; Brenda Steiner, personal best, 11.17.

3000-Sonya Krezmien, 1st place, 11:12.

3200- Zach Peterman, personal best by over 20 seconds, 11:13.12.

55 m dash- Topher Elkins, 3rd place, 7.23.

1000 m- Sonya Krezmien, 1st, 3:23; Zach Peterman, personal best, 3:13.

600- Sonya Krezmien, 3rd, 1:49; Casey Waterman, personal best, 2:12.

1600- Brett Russell, 2nd place, 5:07, best time ever by 13 seconds.

300- Evelyn Smith, personal best, 47.8; Henry Domst, personal best, 49.66; Topher Elkins, 1st place, 37.43. This is .2 off the school record.

Long jump- Ryan Brauchlact, personal best, 15’6”.

Triple jump- Allison Lavanture, 5th, 29’1/2”.