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Goetz Takes Gold!

By Caitlin Croft U12/10/8 Athletes competed in two events this past weekend at Buffalo Ski Club and Kissing Bridge. BSC was a slalom and KB was a dual paneled slalom. A paneled slalom is where Giant Slalom Gates are used that have the “flag” between them. This is always a fun event and there is a Shoot Out at the ... Read More »

Slip down a slope at HV’s annual Penguin Paddle

Each year, people of all ages don garbage bags and slip down the slope of Yodler like penguins at the annual Penguin Paddle. The event benefits Holiday Valley’s Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program that serves 200 and 250 disabled clients each season offering ski lessons and equipment to people with all disabilities, both physical and cognitive.

By Deb Everts Make like a penguin and slide down a slippery slope at this year’s annual Penguin Paddle that takes place this Saturday, Feb. 23. The slide features hundreds of fun-loving people who put on a helmet and don a black garbage bag, then slide down Yodeler Slope on their bellies like a penguin to raise money for Holiday ... Read More »

HoliMont to host ‘Frosty CX’ fat bike races next weekend

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HoliMont Ski Resort is bringing the “Frosty CX” fat bike race to the area, Feb. 23. The new, non-skiing event will take place at the bottom of Sunset area.

By Deb Everts Winter fun at HoliMont Ski Resort is going to be even more exciting when the inaugural “Frosty CX” fat bike race comes to the resort Feb. 23. The new, non-skiing event features hardy souls who set out to conquer the snow on their fat bikes, which are basically mountain bikes with huge tires that are made for ... Read More »

Goodridge continues 30-point streak as Griffs win sixth straight

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Adam Pruitt jumps up to snag a pass in a varsity boys basketball game against Tonawanda.

Mason Goodridge scored more than 30 points for the third consecutive game while leading the Springville-Griffith Institute varsity boys basketball team to its sixth consecutive victory on Monday. Springville (11-8) defeated Tonawanda, 74-54, as Goodridge scored 34 points with seven steals. A senior guard and the school’s all-time leading scorer, Goodridge is averaging 27 points per game and 33.2 over ... Read More »

Jusiak podiums three times at Empire State Games

By Caitlin Croft The first race of the season for U12/10/8 athletes opened with a Dual Giant Slalom at Holiday Valley. U12 Girls: Abigail Duff of Kissing Bridge took 16th, Mary Doyle (BSC) 20th and Lauren La Salle (BSC) 21st. U12 Boys: Buffalo Ski Club’s Owen Gray finished 11th, Joey Hogenkamp (KB) 13th, Zack Benczkowski (BSC) 15th and Nathan Zanner ... Read More »

Eden hands SGI its first home girls hoops loss, 61-40

The Springville varsity girls basketball team dropped its first home game on the season Monday night by a score of 61-40 to Eden. The SGI girls had a tough time handling Eden in transition and struggled finishing possessions on the offensive end, coach Bob Gainey admitted. “Despite the loss the girls had a couple positive moments,” Gainey said. “Kenz Owens ... Read More »

Springville boys top Eden, improve to 8-8 (7-3 league)

The Springville-Griffith Institute varsity boys basketball climbed its way back to a .500 overall record with its latest triumph in ECIC Div. IV league play Tuesday night. The Griffins defeated Eden, 74-55, improving to 7-3 in the league and 8-8 overall. Springville has now won six out of seven games after starting the season 2-7. Mason Goodridge paced Springville with ... Read More »

SGI’s Leicht, Brown earn Sectional wrestling bids

Springville’s Quentin Leicht placed fifth in the 170-pound weight class, leading the Griffins’ wrestlers in the Section 6 Class B championships on Saturday in Cheektowaga. Leicht and teammate Nick Brown both qualified for the Section 6 Div. 2 tournament, where they will compete for a chance to make the state tournament. Leicht earned his fifth-place finish with a 12-2 major ... Read More »

Orchard Park hands SGI girls a 58-33 loss; Griffs visit Cleveland Hill on Friday

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Seventh-grader Mackenzie “Kenz” Owens currently leads the Springville varsity girls basketball team in scoring with 12.9 points per game. She scored 11 points in a loss against Orchard Park on Monday night and 17 in a victory over Holland Jan. 24.

The Springville-Griffith Institute varsity girls basketball team dropped a non-league battle with Orchard Park Monday night, 58-33. The girls were simply overwhelmed and didn’t play with enough toughness on the defensive end, coach Bob Gainey said. Despite being down 17 points at halftime, the girls won the third quarter by a point thanks to playing much harder on the defensive ... Read More »

Goodridge (33 points) lifts Griffs again in 69-56 win over JFK

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The Springville-Griffith Institute varsity boys basketball team won its second consecutive game Monday night, defeating visiting JFK 69-56. Senior Mason Goodridge, in his first game since scoring 41 points to become the school’s all-time leading scorer, added to his record with 33 more points and also led the team with four steals. Austin Boies added 17 points, six rebounds, four ... Read More »

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