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12-16-16 SGI Coaches Corner

Varsity Wrestling, coach Mark Vogel

This past weekend, the Springville Varsity wrestling team placed 4th in the SGI Duals Tournament, finishing with a strong record of 4 wins and 1 loss.  Leading the way for the Griffs were Benn Smith (5 wins, no losses) Matt Evans (4 wins, 1 loss) and Ian Baker (4 wins, 1 loss).  Sean Samarak, Shilo Rogers, Nate Cottom, Jake Bystryk, Devin Bruno and Aaron Keyser also all had varsity wins and strong performances.  Great job Griffs!

The scores are as follows:

SGI 69, Salamanca 9; SGI 50, North Tonawanda 42; Gowanda 57, SGI 27; SGI 58, Wilson 27; SGI 47, Sweet Home 36.

Indoor Track, coach Joseph Marvin

Dec. 9 indoor meet, Buffalo State College

3000- 1st Sonya Krezmien 11:28; 3200- 1st Brett Russell 11:26; 55m- 3rd Chloe Chamberlin 7.88; 1000- 3rd Lizzy Miranda 3:31, 2nd Elle Russell 3:20.7; 1500 race walk – 1st Corrin Sacilowski 8:14; 1500- 1st Sonya Krezmien 5:23; 1600- 4th Zach peterman 5:19.9; 300- 4th Topher Elkins 39.1; High jump- 5th Jared Reese 5’6”; Long jump- 5th Allison Lavanture 13’10”; Triple jump- 6th Allison Lavanture 26’10”; 4×8- 1st -11:48, Sonya krezmien, Lizzy Miranda, Gabby Pfierer, Corrin Sacilowski ; 5th- 12:30, Erin Drewiega, Hannah Goetz, Lexi Moriarty, Jacy Schelble.

Varsity Boys Basketball, coach Greg Miller

After the first two weeks of the basketball season, the boys’ Varsity team at SGI has a 2-0 record, which includes wins over Tonawanda and Salamanca.  The boys started the season off with playing host to the Tonawanda Warriors, a league contest in which Springville won 64-47.  Leading the way for the Griffins were Marcus James and Mason Goodridge, who both contributed 20 points each.  Solid play from Connor O’Brien, John Domes, Lexus Pollard and Greg Cooney attributed to the Griffins victory.  Finally, eight points from Tyler Kostelny off the bench provided a little comfort as the Griffins rose above the hard fought play of the Warriors.

In the second week of the season, the Griffins played host again to Salamanca, which ended in a second victory with a score of 53-46.  Leading the offense was Mason Goodridge with 15 points, followed by Marcus James with 10 and John Domes with nine.  Austin Coon and Connor O’Brien both played a strong game at both ends of the court, as the Griffins were able to hold off the Warriors from coming back.

After two weeks, the boys are working hard, competing at a great level, and working as a team.  The team played at Cleveland Hill on Wednesday, then again at Silver Creek on Friday.   The next home game will be Tuesday, Dec. 20 at Springville High School when they host Holland.

Varsity Girls Basketball, coach Bob Gainey

The Varsity girls team is back in action this Saturday for the “Salute to Service” game against Mt. Mercy. They being league play by hosting Lackawanna on Thursday, Dec. 22.

Modified Girls Basketball, coach Kim Pazzuti

The Springville Lady Griffins modified basketball team had their season opener Monday, Dec. 12 against the Eden Raiders. SGI girls started the game extremely nervous; for many, this was their first game ever. The girls did many positive things on defense. Melanie Barry, Marie Emerling, Avery Boyles, and Meghan Rehrauer blocked shots and had many rebounds because of their height and determination. The offense ran their plays effectively, which allowed Hannah Carrow, Sarah O’Neal and Melanie Barry to each score two points, with high scorer Meghan Rehrauer leading the way with nine points. In the end, it wasn’t enough and the girls lost 15 to 22. The girls have many things to work on, but with this group and their hard work, they will only improve their skills.

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