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SGI Coaches Corner, Dec. 23-29, 2016

Varsity Swimming, coach Duane Boberg

After a loss to start the season, the SGI boys swim team won the next two meets in dominating fashion. In a 110-70 win at Cheektowaga, SGI took 9 of 12 first places. All three relays earned 1st place, with senior Nolan West earning 1st in the 50 and 100 free, Jon Boberg 1st in the 200IM and 100 Breaststroke, Zach Hughey in the 100 back and Wyatt Fuller in Diving. Kurt Uschold (200 free), Jon (200IM), Wyatt (diving) and Zach (100 back) earned Class C times for their efforts. Dominic Hartenstein (50 free&100 free) and Elliot Emley (50 free) both earned ECIC times.

In their first home meet of the year, the Griffs defeated Depew by a score of 71-21. Again, SGI earned 9 of 12 1st place victories. The 200 Medley and 200 free relay of Jon Boberg, Dominic Hartenstein, Kurt Uschold and Nolan West earned 1st place; the 400 free relay of Elliot Emley, Connor Hughey and Zach Hughey and Kurt Uschold also earned 1st. Elliot (200 free) earned Class C time and Wyatt Fuller (diving) earned a sectional score. In this meet, many of the young middle school swimmers helped with the scoring: Zach Hughey (2nd 200IM, 1st 100 back), Eric Schweickert (2nd 100 back), Connor Hughey (3rd 200 free) and Austin Yetter (3rd 200IM and 100 fly).

With nine more meets left, we are looking forward to many more best times from everyone on the team.

Varsity Girls Basketball, coach Bob Gainey

The Varsity girls basketball team dropped a hard fought game on Saturday afternoon by a score of 34-33 to Mt. Mercy Academy.  The team played great for 24 minutes, but had a lull during the third quarter, which led to the difficult loss.  Despite the outcome, the team represented themselves well with great effort and intensity throughout the game.  Leading scorers on the day for the Griffs were Ivette Lewandowski (12 points,) Carrie Dickinson (nine points) and Ryan Stedman poured in six points.  The girls hosted the first ever “Salute to Service” game, which honored the local Veterans within our Springville community.

JV Girls Basketball, coach Christopher Matthewson

On Saturday, Dec. 17, the Springville Girls JV Basketball team lost a hard fought game to Mt. Mercy 36-30 in the Salute to Service game. The ladies fell behind early in the first half, but outscored the Magic 22-17 in the second half as their comeback effort fell short.  Kelsey Zabawa led the Griffs with 10 points, followed by Jess Engel and Cora Boundy with seven points each.  Abby Steiner, Rachel O’Neal and Bella Oakley chipped in with two points each. The Griffs start league play at home on Thursday against Lackawanna and then participate in the JV Bracket of Annual Emerling Ford Dodge Ram Chrysler Jeep Holiday Tournament on Dec. 27 and 28.

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