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Griffins hope winning streak continues in the Class B-1 playoffs

By Sam Wilson The month of February, and even the latter half of January, has been kind to the Springville varsity boys basketball team. The Griffins won their seventh consecutive game on Thursday, Feb. 14, a stretch that included three victories over teams the Griffins had previously lost to, to finish the regular season 12-8 overall and 11-3 in the ... Read More »

Fredonia ends Springville’s season early with 55-39 upset

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Grace Zabawa keeps the ball away from the defense during a high school Section 6 Class B-1 girls basketball playoff game Tuesday night in Springville against Fredonia.

Coach Bob Gainey’s comments on Monday showed he didn’t expect an easy opener as the Springville-Griffith Institute girls basketball team began the postseason. Entering as the third seed after a 15-5 regular season, the Griffins played host to No. 14 Fredonia on Tuesday, but Gainey didn’t think much of those seeding numbers. “It’s a tough class, I’ll tell you what,” ... Read More »

SGI’s Rowe sets two school records at team indoor championships

Springville’s Payton Rowe set two new school indoor track records and took second overall in the 55-meter hurdles Saturday in the team championships at Houghton College. Rowe finished the 55 hurdles in 8.93 seconds. She also took fifth overall in the 600-meter dash at 1:42.47. Also for the SGI girls, Evelyn Smith ran a :44.85 for a personal record in ... Read More »

SCA’s ‘Music Man’ auditions begin March 4

Auditions for the Springville Center for the Arts next production of “The Music Man” are set for March 4 and 5. Director Don Wesley is returning to Springville Center for the Arts to direct the musical with shows this May. Last year, Wesley, along with music director Doris Jones, directed the sold-out musical “Annie.” “I’d very much like to continue ... Read More »

Life of Civil War soldier from Springville to be presented Wednesday at Lucy Bensley Center

The life of an influential Springville resident who fought in the Civil War and had a noteworthy post-war life in his hometown will be presented on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Lucy Bensley Center in Springville. The presentation was originally scheduled to be presented Jan. 30 but was postponed due to inclement weather. Jolene Hawkins, research assistant ... Read More »

SGI students head north to Quebec City

Photo by Elyana Schosek
Springville students (from left) Olivia Fisher, Samantha Gorski, Jenasis Fisher and Becca Moriarty enjoy the snowfall in a recent French class trip to Quebec City, Canada.

By Elyana Schosek Student Reporter This past week, a group of students from Springville-Griffith High School boarded a bus for a trip north to Quebec City in Canada. They boarded a tour bus around 5 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14 and got situated for the nearly 12-hour commute they would have before arrival in the city. Once they arrived at their ... Read More »

What’s happening at the Springville Center for the Arts in March

Many creative opportunities are available to the public this semester at Springville Center for the Arts (SCA). The schedule includes a variety of workshops for both actors and visual artists (or “would-be” actors and artists). A theatrical play study will begin on March 6 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Facilitated by Edwin F. Heary with guest speakers, the group will ... Read More »

Goetz Takes Gold!

By Caitlin Croft U12/10/8 Athletes competed in two events this past weekend at Buffalo Ski Club and Kissing Bridge. BSC was a slalom and KB was a dual paneled slalom. A paneled slalom is where Giant Slalom Gates are used that have the “flag” between them. This is always a fun event and there is a Shoot Out at the ... Read More »

Slip down a slope at HV’s annual Penguin Paddle

Each year, people of all ages don garbage bags and slip down the slope of Yodler like penguins at the annual Penguin Paddle. The event benefits Holiday Valley’s Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program that serves 200 and 250 disabled clients each season offering ski lessons and equipment to people with all disabilities, both physical and cognitive.

By Deb Everts Make like a penguin and slide down a slippery slope at this year’s annual Penguin Paddle that takes place this Saturday, Feb. 23. The slide features hundreds of fun-loving people who put on a helmet and don a black garbage bag, then slide down Yodeler Slope on their bellies like a penguin to raise money for Holiday ... Read More »

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