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Griffins hang in with Salamanca, fall as Warriors pull away late in opener

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Springville’s starters greet each during player introductions before a season-opening boys basketball game at Salamanca on Tuesday.

By Sam Wilson The first game of the season showed some competitiveness, but also room for improvement for the Springville-Griffith Institute varsity boys basketball team. The Griffins hung in the game until the closing minutes on Tuesday at Salamanca, but ultimately fell in a non-league opener, 60-50. Until a late Warriors run in the final three minutes, neither team led ... Read More »

SGI girls open 19-20 season with OT thriller at Wilson

WILSON — The varsity girls basketball season started with a thriller on Tuesday night for Springville-Griffith Institute, as the Griffins overcame a slow first half to rally and beat Wilson in overtime. Springville won 44-38 after scoring just 8 points in the first half. “Fortunately, the girls played outstanding team defense which helped keep (us)in the game,” coach Bob Gainey ... Read More »

Celebrating Thanksgiving with events at SGI

Elementary school students participated in “stuff a bus” for Thanksgiving, collecting nearly 1,400 cans and boxes of food on a school bus that was then transported to the Break of Life Food Pantry.

  By Ely Schosek Student Reporter Not only is Thanksgiving a time to be grateful for what you have, but to give to others in need. Schools oftentimes run food drives or other events around this time of year for local food pantries or similar organizations. Sometimes there is an added incentive for students to participate, like a pizza party ... Read More »

SGI high schoolers help fourth graders make positive choices

By Ely Schosek Student Reporter Growing up, we are always told to “just say no” to drugs and alcohol and to “make good decisions.” Although these things are more of an issue when kids become teenagers, it’s still something that is taught to younger students with the mindset that if these ideas are instilled at a younger age, they will ... Read More »

Eight is enough as tight-knit SGI girls hoops team prepares for season

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The Springville girls basketball team stands for the pledge of allegiance before a game against Lackawanna last winter.

  By Sam Wilson Small in numbers, every member of the Springville-Griffith Institute girls basketball will have a role to play if the Griffins reach their goals this season. Last season, the Griffins finished 15-6. They graduated a pair of seniors, Grace Zabawa and Kelsey Zabawa. Ivette Lewandowski led Springville with 14.0 points per game, while Mackenzie Owens had 13.0 ... Read More »

Hands on the wheel, eyes on the road

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Springville High School students enrolled in this fall’s driver’s education program recently visited the Springville-Griffith Institute bus garage for an outdoor lesson and some hands-on experience.

  By Ely Schosek Student Reporter Springville High School runs a Driver Education program three times a year open to all students once they receive their driver’s permit. Spots are limited to 16 participants for each session due to scheduling and space in the cars. Students in this year’s fall session are currently about half-way through it, and advisor Mrs. ... Read More »

SGI inducts newest National Junior Honor Society members

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The National Junior Honor Society at Springville-Griffith Institute inducted its newest members at a ceremony Nov. 7 in the middle school cafeteria.

By Ely Schosek Student Reporter Each year a new group of Springville-Griffith Institute’s 8th graders is inducted into the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS), but not without much hard work on their part. This year, there was a total of 31 inductees. The induction ceremony took place Thursday, Nov. 7 in the middle school cafeteria. Students were selected for NJHS ... Read More »

SGI’s Russell, Hecht, Krezmien qualify for state XC championships

Brett Russell, Jared Hecht and Sonya Krezmien all earned spots in the New York State cross country championships with performances in the Section 6 state qualifier Friday at Knox Farm in East Aurora. Led by Russell and Hecht, the Springville boys team finished second among all Class C schools in the section, and first under Class C1. Russell was second ... Read More »

SGI’s O’Hara 15th in Section 6 for diving

Springville sent two individuals and a relay team to the Section 6 state swimming qualifier, led by diver Shannon O’Hara, who took 15th overall. O’Hara was 15th in the section in the diving, with 332.9 points, on Thursday, Nov. 7. On Friday, Hannah Bergner finished 21st in the 100-yard freestyle (:59.69). The 200 freestyle relay team of Hannah Bergner, Shannon ... Read More »

Olean tops Springville for Section 6 Class B2 VB title

The Springville varsity girls volleyball squad traveled to North Tonawanda for the Section 6 Class B2 finals Wednesday, Nov. 6, and lost in three sets to Olean. Olean held off a strong fight from Springville to win 25-14, 25-19, 25-22. Marinna Heichberger and Ella Wittman set 25 assists to their teammates. Wittman had seven kills during the match, as did ... Read More »

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