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2019 Alpine Season comes to an end

By Caitlin Croft The final races of the Junior Alpine Ski season are always a Spring Series event held at HoliMont. Second year U14 athletes are invited to race against the U21/19/16 athletes. The purpose of this is to allow the soon to be U16s a chance to score their first USSA points. The point system in ski racing determines ... Read More »

Rise of the Machines: Springville-Griffith’s technology department offers students 21st century creative options

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Springville technology teacher Jonathan Shelley (left) works with student Michael Spagnola at the technology department’s computer numerical control (CNC) laser.

  By Elyana Schosek Student Reporter Even though Springville-Griffith Institute is a small-town school district, the high school’s Technology Department has some unique and innovative equipment for students to use, including a CNC (computer numerical control) laser, a CNC router and a 3D printer. The laser is capable of cutting materials anywhere from paper to plastic, cardboard to plywood and ... Read More »

Elkins, Lux fire one-hitter to help SGI edge Tonawanda, 1-0

Evan Elkins and Austin Lux teamed to throw a one-hitter Thursday, April 18, helping the Springville-Griffith Institute varsity baseball team edge Tonawanda on the road. The Griffins defeated Tonawanda, 1-0. Elkins struck out three and walked one, holding Tonawanda to one hit over the first two innings. Lux pitched five hitless innings, striking out eight and walking two. Nick Emmick ... Read More »

Griffis Sculpture Park Volunteer Day set for April 27

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Griffis Sculpture Park is holding a Volunteer Day April 27 to help clean up the park before its official opening next month.

By Deb Everts People who love art and the great outdoors will have the opportunity to share that love by participating in the Griffis Sculpture Park Volunteer Day, Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Executive Director Nila Griffis said people are needed to do the typical work on the trails and garbage pickup. She said there was ... Read More »

Rowe twins sign college letters for UB, Fredonia

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Twin sisters Payton and Devyn Rowe made their collegiate plans official on Tuesday, and both will continue their athletic careers in different sports. The twin Springville-Griffith Institute seniors signed letters announcing their plans in the high school library on Tuesday, joined by their parents, Jim and Teresa Rowe, and coaches. Payton Rowe plans to attend the University at Buffalo and ... Read More »

Central Conference concludes Youth Trap League season

The Central Conference of the Southern Tier Scholastic Youth Trap League concluded its season with the conference awards and fun day held at the Franklinville Conservation Club. The results of their season are detailed below along with the April 2 match results. Springville won the Central Conference team title, while Cattaraugus-Little Valley’s Courteney Halterman and Randolph’s Hayden Congdon won the ... Read More »

Lux’s no-hitter leads SGI to season-opening win over JFK

SPRINGVILLE — Austin Lux started the Springville-Griffith Institute varsity baseball season with a no-hitter on Tuesday, striking out 10 JFK batters in a 7-1 victory for the Griffins. Springville scored its seven runs on just three hits, led by Mike Sobota’s two. “I think obviously the beginning of the year the bats are always a little tough,” Springville coach Joel ... Read More »

SGI softball tops JFK, Mount Mercy to start season 2-1

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Sophomore Kait Wolf send a pitch off from the mound during a softball game Wednesday, April 3, against Mount Mercy.

BUFFALO — Four hits from Meghan Rehrauer paved the way to victory for Springville-Griffith Institute Griffins varsity softball team over JFK, 33-6, on Monday. Rehrauer singled in the first, doubled in the fourth, singled in the fifth, and singled in the sixth. An early lead helped propel the Griffins. SGI scored on a walk by Kaitlyn Wolf, a walk by ... Read More »

Griffins to rely on pitching, defense for senior-laden baseball squad

By Sam Wilson The Springville-Griffith Institute varsity baseball season has ended in the same round, to the same team, by similar scores each the last two seasons. A group of third-year starting seniors hopes to make sure that doesn’t happen in their last campaign with the Griffins. Collin Rice, Evan Elkins, Austin Lux and Jarrett Wolf have all started since ... Read More »

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