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Rowe caps SGI career with fifth-place finish at state championships

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Springville-Griffith Institute senior Payton Rowe displays her medal for fifth place in the NYSPHSAA Division II 400-meter hurdles on Friday in Middletown.

By Sam Wilson Payton Rowe’s Springville-Griffith Institute athletic career came to a close last weekend, but she took home one more medal to cap off her record-breaking run with the Griffins. Rowe took fifth out of 18 runners in the NYSPHSAA Division II 400-meter hurdles last Friday at 1:05.48, her second consecutive year as a state medalist (top-six finisher). The ... Read More »

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the WNY Dairy/Ag Fest

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Photos by Alex Simmons The Western New York Dairy/Agriculture Festival celebrated its 30th anniversary this past weekend in Springville with three days of education, entertainment and fun. Held behind the Springville-Griffith High School, the annual event celebrating all things farming. Some of the highlights of this year’s festival included the festival parade on Saturday morning, the crowning of the Erie ... Read More »

Celebrate the Season: Father’s Day Outings

By Kellen M. Quigley Father’s Day weekend is the perfect time to show Dad some love, and a great time, by sharing a memorable experience together at one of the region’s great outdoor events taking place this weekend. From hiking to biking to hitting the links, there are lots of great ways for families to get away for the day ... Read More »

Springville readies for Dairy/Ag Festival this weekend

By Deb Everts Residents of the Springville area are excited to have the 30th annual Western New York Dairy/Agricultural Festival back in the village this year, which will take place June 7-9. The event celebrates the dairy industry and the role of agriculture in people’s daily lives. This year’s theme is “Celebrating WNY Dairy/Ag Festival’s 30th Anniversary.” Festivities kick off ... Read More »

Springville, Colden elementary students campout on Lime Lake

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By Ely Schosek Student Reporter Each year, the 5th grade students from both Springville and Colden elementary schools are presented with a unique opportunity: a field trip to Camp Odosagih on Lime Lake in Machias. For most, their first overnight field trip. Springville Elementary (SES) will be going June 11 to 14. They have two separate days because the group ... Read More »

SGI senior Barry signs to play college football at Alfred State

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Springville-Griffith Institute senior Sean Barry signed a letter on Thursday, May 23, announcing his plans to attend Alfred State College and play football for the Pioneers next fall. Barry’s family and coach Rob Valenti joined him for the signing ceremony at the school library. Front row (from left) Sean’s mother Deanna Barry, Sean Barry and his father Mauri Barry. Standing: his sister Megan and grandmother Dawn.

By Sam Wilson Senior Sean Barry made his plans for the Fall of 2019 official May 23, signing his letter to attend Alfred State College, where he plans to play for the Pioneers’ football team. At Alfred State, Barry plans to study Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC). Barry made an impressive return to the football field in 2018, his ... Read More »

Rowe returns to states for two hurdle events; multiple school records fall

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Springville senior Chloe Chamberlin sprints down the track in the 100-meter dash during the Section 6 track and field championships in Williamsville.

By Sam Wilson The Springville-Griffith Institute girls track and field team set two new school records, and senior Payton Rowe clinched her return to the state championships in two events last weekend in Williamsville. Rowe, who plans to run for the University at Buffalo next year, won the Division II (small school) 400-meter hurdles on Saturday in the Section 6 ... Read More »

Students share thoughts on SGI teacher’s trip to China

By Ely Schosek Student Reporter Earlier this month, SGI physical education teacher Gerry Czemerynski presented to a group of sophomores about his recent trip to China, further explained in the last edition of the Springville Times. Now, we will hear what some of the students thought of the presentation. A few of the students were struck by the strictly regimented ... Read More »

Dunkirk edges SGI in Section 6 softball semifinals

A three-run fourth inning proved to be the difference for Dunkirk, as the Marauders’ softball team spoiled Springville-Griffith Institute’s bid for the Section 6 Class B-1 finals at North Collins. Meghan Rehrauer hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the third inning to tie things up, but Dunkirk pulled away the following inning on the way to winning ... Read More »

SGI girls 4th among ECIC small schools; boys take 8th

The Springville-Griffith Institute varsity girls track and field team finished fourth out of 14 small schools at the ECIC (Erie County Interscholastic Conference) championships on May 25 in Hamburg. Payton Rowe and Hannah Goetz led the Griffins, both earning first among small schools (and second overall) in an event. Payton Rowe was first among small school runners in the 400 ... Read More »

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