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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 »

SGI students participate in Tech Wars robot competition

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Springville-Griffith Institute High School technology students last week participated in robot competition called Tech Wars at Erie Community College South

    By Ely Schosek Student Reporter The Technology Department at Springville-Griffith Institute High School has flourished in the last few years while new equipment and creative students have continued to push the limits of the department. Last week, a group of SGI students was given the opportunity to travel to Erie Community College South for a competition called Tech ... Read More »

Griffins baseball (15-1) keeps rolling before playoffs

Holding Holland to just five hits, the Springville-Griffith Institute baseball team won its 11th consecutive game on Monday, edging the Dutchmen 2-1 at home. Senior Collin Rice threw the first 5 ⅔ innings for Springville, scattering four hits for one unearned run while striking out five and walking five. Sean Barry finished the job with the final four outs, allowing ... Read More »

Holland takes on a new path: swimming at RIT

Joined by her parents and high school swim coaches, Springville-Griffith Institute senior Elle Holland signed paperwork to attend the Rochester Institute of Technology, where she plans to swim for the Tigers, on Thursday. Seated (from left): Heather Holland, Elle Holland, Ryan Holland. Back row: Christy Komenda, Karen Reynolds.

By Sam Wilson After one of the most accomplished swim careers in school history, including three straight trips to the state championships, it’s time for Springville senior Elle Holland to move on to another path in the sport. Holland made her post-high school plans official on Thursday, May 16, signing paperwork to attend the Rochester Institute of Technology, where she ... Read More »

SGI softball tops Pioneer, edges Tonawanda

Meadow Wittman had the hot hand on Saturday, tallying four hits and leading the Springville-Griffith Institute softball team to a 16-4 win over Pioneer at home. Wittman singled in the second, third and fifth and doubled in the sixth, going 4-for-5. An early lead helped propel the Griffins, as they scored on singles by Lilia Dinseand by Meghan Rehrauer in ... Read More »

SGI baseball tops West Seneca West, Tonawanda to improve to 10-1

It took nine innings, but the Springville-Griffith Institute varsity baseball team outlasted West Seneca West on Thursday, May 9 winning 6-5 at home. Sean Barry, Evan Elkins (2 doubles, 2 RBI, 2 runs) and Austin Lux all had three hits for the Griffins (10-1). Cody Wells went 2-for-4 and Nick Pfamer had a double in the win. Nick Emmick threw ... Read More »

Rowe paces SGI girls to Jamestown Invitational title

Led by two individual victories from Payton Rowe and one from Hannah Goetz, the Springville-Griffith Institute girls track and field team won the Jamestown Invitational on Saturday. With 168 points, Springville defeated Southwestern (150) by 18 for the team title. Rowe won the 100-meter hurdles (:16.60) and 400 hurdles (1:07.84). Goetz won the 2,000 steeplechase with a season-best time of ... Read More »

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