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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 »

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 »

SGI’s O’Hara wins diving at Section 6 Class C meet

Shannon O’Hara took first place in the diving competition, leading the Springville girls swimming and diving team in the Section 6 Class C championships last week. The Class C championships ran from Wednesday through Friday, with the diving championships on Thursday in Olean and swim finals on Friday at Erie Community College. O’Hara, a senior, placed first out of 11 ... Read More »

SGI volleyball tops Albion, Depew to make Class B2 finals

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SPRINGVILLE — The second-seeded Springville/Griffith Institute girls volleyball team advanced to the Section 6 Class B2 championship with a fourth-set victory over Depew on Monday. The Griffins took a tight battle with Depew on scores of 25-19, 32-30, 19-25 and 25-23. Ella Wittman served for 14 points, had five kills and made 15 setting assists. Also for SGI, Rachel Stressinger ... Read More »

Springville Soccer Club teams forming for 2020


The Springville Soccer Club is now open for registration for the spring/summer 2020 travel soccer season. Girls and boys born in the years 2002-2007 are invited to sign up and try out for this competitive soccer program. The Springville Soccer Club, through Springville Youth Inc., is part of the Buffalo and Western New York Junior Soccer League. Home games are ... Read More »

SGI business classes set up students for success after high school

By Ely Schosek Student Reporter Springville-Griffith Institute High School has a great many courses devoted to students furthering their knowledge of topics outside of those concerned with their required course load. The SGI Business Department is truly an influential department at the school. A number of SGI graduates went on to start their own businesses with the knowledge they acquired ... Read More »

SGI Robotics class is unique opportunity for students


By Ely Schosek Student Reporter At Springville-Griffith Institue High School, every student is presented with a plethora of courses outside of the standard academic classes like English, math, science, social studies and foreign languages. SGI features an innumerable amount of courses in other departments like art, music, business, agriculture and especially technology. As students progress through their four years in ... Read More »

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