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A trip to the theatre with Jane Austen

Sophomores in the Honors English class at Springville-Griffith High School recently went to the Andrews Theater in Buffalo for a production of “Sense and Sensibility.” Students said they enjoyed the production and it was a good learning experience.

By Elyana Schosek, Student Reporter The sophomores in Mrs. Diane Waterman’s Honors English class were presented with the opportunity last week to go on a field trip to the Andrew’s Theater in Buffalo to see a production of “Sense and Sensibility.” “Sense and Sensibility” is a play by Kate Hamill that is based on the novel by Jane Austen. For those ... Read More »

Goodridge continues 30-point streak as Griffs win sixth straight

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Adam Pruitt jumps up to snag a pass in a varsity boys basketball game against Tonawanda.

Mason Goodridge scored more than 30 points for the third consecutive game while leading the Springville-Griffith Institute varsity boys basketball team to its sixth consecutive victory on Monday. Springville (11-8) defeated Tonawanda, 74-54, as Goodridge scored 34 points with seven steals. A senior guard and the school’s all-time leading scorer, Goodridge is averaging 27 points per game and 33.2 over ... Read More »

Eden hands SGI its first home girls hoops loss, 61-40

The Springville varsity girls basketball team dropped its first home game on the season Monday night by a score of 61-40 to Eden. The SGI girls had a tough time handling Eden in transition and struggled finishing possessions on the offensive end, coach Bob Gainey admitted. “Despite the loss the girls had a couple positive moments,” Gainey said. “Kenz Owens ... Read More »

Springville boys top Eden, improve to 8-8 (7-3 league)

The Springville-Griffith Institute varsity boys basketball climbed its way back to a .500 overall record with its latest triumph in ECIC Div. IV league play Tuesday night. The Griffins defeated Eden, 74-55, improving to 7-3 in the league and 8-8 overall. Springville has now won six out of seven games after starting the season 2-7. Mason Goodridge paced Springville with ... Read More »

SGI’s Leicht, Brown earn Sectional wrestling bids

Springville’s Quentin Leicht placed fifth in the 170-pound weight class, leading the Griffins’ wrestlers in the Section 6 Class B championships on Saturday in Cheektowaga. Leicht and teammate Nick Brown both qualified for the Section 6 Div. 2 tournament, where they will compete for a chance to make the state tournament. Leicht earned his fifth-place finish with a 12-2 major ... Read More »

Orchard Park hands SGI girls a 58-33 loss; Griffs visit Cleveland Hill on Friday

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Seventh-grader Mackenzie “Kenz” Owens currently leads the Springville varsity girls basketball team in scoring with 12.9 points per game. She scored 11 points in a loss against Orchard Park on Monday night and 17 in a victory over Holland Jan. 24.

The Springville-Griffith Institute varsity girls basketball team dropped a non-league battle with Orchard Park Monday night, 58-33. The girls were simply overwhelmed and didn’t play with enough toughness on the defensive end, coach Bob Gainey said. Despite being down 17 points at halftime, the girls won the third quarter by a point thanks to playing much harder on the defensive ... Read More »

Goodridge (33 points) lifts Griffs again in 69-56 win over JFK

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The Springville-Griffith Institute varsity boys basketball team won its second consecutive game Monday night, defeating visiting JFK 69-56. Senior Mason Goodridge, in his first game since scoring 41 points to become the school’s all-time leading scorer, added to his record with 33 more points and also led the team with four steals. Austin Boies added 17 points, six rebounds, four ... Read More »

Fourth- and fifth-graders to present ‘Kid Flix’ musical Feb. 7

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Fourth- and fifth-grade students will present a musical titled “Kid Flix” next Thursday, Feb. 7.

By Elyana Schosek, Student Reporter All are welcome to attend a musical presented by 62 Springville Elementary fourth and fifth graders titled “Kid Flix” on Thursday, Feb. 7. Under the direction of their music teacher, Donna Benstead, the students have been preparing since Oct. 11. “I knew the students would really enjoy learning the songs and choreography to bring the music ... Read More »

Goodridge’s 41 points pace Griffs over Lackawanna

Mason Goodridge poured in 41 points, becoming the all-time leading scorer in Springville-Griffith Institute boys basketball history in the process and leading the Griffins to victory over Lackawanna on Thursday. The Griffins topped Lackawanna, 65-61, avenging a 54-46 road loss from early December. It was first-place Lackawanna’s first loss in ECIC Div. IV league play and moved the Griffins (6-8, ... Read More »

SGI school board looking at changing new start times

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By Elyana Schosek, Student Reporter The start of the school day could soon be changing for the middle and high school in Springville, depending on the results of a transportation study in the Springville-Griffth school district. At the Jan. 8 meeing of the Board of Education, the board discussed the possibility of a common start time for all students, which ... Read More »

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