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September Race Rundown


By Alicia Dziak Race season continues as we head into the final weeks of summer and early weeks of fall, and there’s something for everyone. On Sept. 8, head to Letchworth State Park for the annual Glen Iris 5K. The start is located at the Trout Pond of Letchworth Park, and t-shirts go to the first 300 registered. The race ... Read More »

SGI sports schedule, Aug. 24-30, 2018

Saturday, Aug. 25 V &JV Football scrimmage vs. Lew-Port @ Cardinal O’Hara HS, 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27 V & JV Girls Soccer Scrimmage Fest, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28 V Girls Volleyball @ Williamsville North, 1 p.m. V & JV Boys Soccer @ Eden, 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29 JV Girls Soccer vs. Tonawanda, 4:30 p.m. V Girls Soccer ... Read More »

Girls’ Soccer Kicks off Season With Scrimmage Fest on Aug. 27

By Alicia Dziak The girls’ varsity soccer team started their season last week with 18 players. The team, consisting of five seniors, eight juniors, two sophomores and three freshmen, is coached by high school business teacher Eric Holler, who has coached soccer for SGI for 10 years, four of which at the varsity level. In the months leading up to ... Read More »

Girls’ Tennis Hits the Court

By Alicia Dziak On of the sports offered for girls this time of year is tennis. This year, the team will be coached by SES PE teacher Bob Gainey, who took over the position from Frank Noeson (Noeson moved to coach the Varsity golf team). Gainey previously coached SGI’s JV volleyball team. “It was not an easy decision to step ... Read More »

Girls’ Swim Team Dives Into Season

By Alicia Dziak Last week, the Varsity girls’ swimming and diving team officially started their season. The team, coached by middle school PE teacher Karen Reynolds and assisted by high school art teacher Christy Komenda,  consists of eight seniors, six juniors, two sophomores, three freshman, and six middle schoolers. Five of those girls are new to the team, while the ... Read More »

SGI Sophomore Focuses on Motocross


By Ely Schosek SGI Student Reporter Springville’s rural location makes it a prime spot for four-wheelers, dirt bikes, and other off road vehicles. Max Schwabel is an incoming sophomore at SGI this year. He has been riding four-wheelers and other off road vehicles since he was about 4 or 5 years old. “I got my first dirt bike on my ... Read More »

2018 Springville Griffins Varsity Football: Rebuild


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


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


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 »

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