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Girls’ Soccer News

By Alicia Dziak   Last week Thursday, the Varsity girls’ soccer team headed to Eden to play under their lights, and came away with a 2-0 win. Grace Zabawa and Jacy Schelble scored for the Lady Griffs, with assists by Zabawa and Erin Drewiega.   The following day, the girls hosted Christian Central on Pop Warner Field for their senior ... Read More »

SGI High’s Student Council President Looks Forward to the School Year


By Alicia Dziak Each year, the high school’s Student Council President is tasked with many things, including attending the monthly school board meetings and sitting among the board members. High school principal James Bialasik explained that the Student Council President is chosen by the entire student body each year by popular vote. This year, the position is held by senior ... Read More »

Ellicottville Fall Festival This Weekend


By Alicia Dziak This weekend, Oct. 6-7, EVL’s biggest and oldest festival of the year is back, complete with music, races, rides, food, arts and crafts and endless fall fun. Started in 1975 as a way to bring people into the budding ski town of Ellicottville as the winter merchandise arrived in stores, Fall Festival has evolved into one that ... Read More »

Varsity Girls Remain Undefeated

By Alicia Dziak Last week, the girls’ varsity soccer team faced off against Mount St. Mary’s, coming away with a 1-0 win. Grace Zabawa scored the only goal in the game, with Amy Stabell earning the shutout in net. Last week Thursday, the girls hosted Tonawanda, resulting in a 3-0 win for the Lady Griffs. Zabawa had the hat trick, ... Read More »

Mercy Flight Unveils New Helicopter to Be Based in Springville


By Alicia Dziak On Thursday, Sept. 20, Mercy Flight unveiled a new Bell 429 helicopter, which is joining their life saving fleet. The unveiling ceremony, held at Bertrand Chaffee Hospital’s hangar, featured numerous speakers and a “fly over” of the new helicopter. “It’s a very special day for us,” said Margie Ferrentino, executive vice president of Mercy Flight. Speakers included ... Read More »

October Race Rundown

By Alicia Dziak Race season continues this fall, and what better way to burn off some calories than gathering friends and family and joining in? Whether you’re in it to win it or just for the camaraderie, hitting the pavement or hitting the trails this October will surely be memorable! Fall Fest weekend in Ellicottville means many traditions for thousands ... Read More »

Swimming & Diving Team Makes a Splash


By Alicia Dziak As the fall sports season heads into the back half, the girls’ swimming and diving team is seeing incredible success, at press time, undefeated with a 4-0 record. “Last week Thursday we competed against Eden which is usually a close one, but we were able to build up the lead throughout and won 115-81,” said coach Karen ... Read More »

Girls’ Soccer Continues Winning Ways


By Alicia Dziak Last week, the Varsity girls hosted Lackawanna. The very lopsided game resulted in a 10-0 win for the Lady Griffs. Cora Boundy, Hannah Goetz and Erin Drewiega scored two goals each, with Nyah Solly, Autumn Snyder, Grace Gernatt and Kelsey Zabawa adding one each. Assists were registered by Erin Schneider and Jacy Schelble with two each, and ... Read More »

Soccer Mom Celebrates SGI Seniors


By Alicia Dziak If you’ve been to one of the boys’ Varsity soccer team’s home games, you’ve surely seen the new banners hanging on the shelters. The banners were designed by Leesa Shelley, whose son, Michael Spagnola, is one of the team’s seniors. “Although every player on this team is special, this group of seniors is very special to me,” ... Read More »

Volleyball Sets Up for Success


By Alicia Dziak SGI’s varsity girls’ volleyball team is on their way to a successful season. “Right now, we have all seniors starters, including a junior libero,” said coach Carolyn Bell, who took the position over this season from longtime coach Kristin Hughey. Bell noted that their bench is deep as well,  with two very talented sophomores, Rachel Stressinger and ... Read More »

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