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2018 Springville Griffins Varsity Football: Rebuild

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By Tim Oakley Throughout this summer, many have witnessed the Springville Griffith school grounds blocked off while each of the three schools undergo much needed improvements. Construction has been plugging along through the past months to tear down failed driveways and rebuild them to be as clean and pristine as ever.  Likewise, the boys of the Springville Griffins football team ... Read More »

New Season, New Coaches for the Volleyball Teams

By Alicia Dziak As the girls’ volleyball season officially began this week, the three teams will all be under new leadership. The Varsity team will be coached by Carolyn Bell, a new-to-Springville coach, who took the position over from longtime coach Kristen Hughey. Bell grew up in Gowanda and has coached in Buffalo and in the midwest for many years. ... Read More »

Summer Break Means Horse Shows for SGI’s Olivia Giammarco

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By Ely Schosek, SGI Student Reporter Olivia Giammarco is a 15-year-old incoming sophomore at Springville GI High School. Olivia is also an equestrian. She spends a large majority of her time around horses, especially during her summer vacation. Olivia has a 10-year-old quarter horse named Dodger, which Olivia and her mother adopted five years ago, soon after Olivia turned 10. When ... Read More »

Springville Soccer Club: U16 Girls Finish Undefeated, U16 Boys End With a Win

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By Alicia Dziak Three of the four club teams ended their soccer seasons in the last week. Last Thursday, the U16 girls Avalanche took the 90 minute drive to take on Medina- Roy Hart. The two teams met once before during the season, resulting in a 2-0 win for Springville. The second time around, the Avalanche took a little time ... Read More »

Undefeated Springville Softball Champs!

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Submitted by Coach Terry Skelton On Monday, the Springville rec softball team, made up of girls ages 13-16, faced off against Hamburg in the championship game. It was a chippy game with just a few runs in the first innings. Both teams girls’ were playing their hearts out. The rainy conditions made pitching and fielding a little trickier and led ... Read More »

Springville’s Sion Named NSCRO Rugby All-American

St. Bonaventure University’s Emily Sion has been named to the inaugural National Small College Rugby Organization All-American team. A political science major from Springville, Sion was one of only four sophomores named to the All-American team for the 2017-18 season. Sion plays inside center and scored 15 tries this season for the Bonnies. “Emily is one of the toughest players ... Read More »

Springville Soccer Club: Teams Head Into Final Week

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By Alicia Dziak On Thursday, July 19, the U16 girls Avalanche took on Akron at home. The two had matched up for the first game of the season, resulting in a 1-1 tie, the only tie for the girls this season heading into the game. The second time around, the game went much the same way, snapping Springville’s six-game winning ... Read More »

Braves Win Majors Division

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By Alicia Dziak Last week, the SYI Braves ended their rec baseball season with a big win in the championship game against the Cardinals. The Braves, made up of 12 boys, were coached by Dave Nannen and assisted by Jim Murphy, Brad Glass and Jason Blidy. At the end of the regular season, the team, who was one of four ... Read More »

SYI Softball Team Advances to Championship Game

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By Alicia Dziak SYI’s oldest rec softball team, coached by Terry Skelton, and assisted by Chelsea Place and Lee Arrington, finished up their regular season with a 12-0 record, which they took into their first post-season matchup against Hamburg on Monday night. The playoff game resulted in a 22-6 win for Springville. After a slow start and going down 4-1 ... Read More »

Springville Soccer Club: 5 and 6 Game Winning Streaks for the U12 Boys and U16 Girls

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By Alicia Dziak On Tuesday, July 17, the U16 girls Avalanche headed to Kenmore to play a game which had been rescheduled twice. With six players missing and extremely dry field conditions, the game began on a challenging note, but that didn’t stop the Avalanche. Springville scored first with a goal by Shelby Stisser. It was quickly answered with one ... Read More »

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