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Goetz takes home three golds from Bristol races

For the U16-19 races at Bristol, four Kissing Bridge girls came in the top 5, Grace Grancy, Hannah Goetz, Sydney Minier and Abi Fischer.

By Caitlin Croft The second weekend of U14 Excelsior Cup racing was a bit closer to home for most athletes. There were two Slaloms, one held at Kissing Bridge in Glenwood and the other held at Buffalo Ski Club. Mother Nature made for some interesting conditions both days. There was plenty of snow, which meant a soft track and made ... Read More »

Empire State Winter Games torch relay travels through Springville area

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The Empire State Winter Games torch was handed off to Jack Schleyer, of Springville, at Kissing Bridge Monday as part of the annual torch relay across the state.

By Kellen M. Quigley On its way to Lake Placid for the opening ceremony to the annual Empire State Winter Games (ESWG), the ceremonial torch began its several-hundred-mile journey earlier this week in Western New York. Heading out from Holiday Valley in Ellicottville on Sunday, Jan. 27, the torch passed through Springville Monday on its route to Kissing Bridge before ... Read More »

Goodridge’s 41 points pace Griffs over Lackawanna

Mason Goodridge poured in 41 points, becoming the all-time leading scorer in Springville-Griffith Institute boys basketball history in the process and leading the Griffins to victory over Lackawanna on Thursday. The Griffins topped Lackawanna, 65-61, avenging a 54-46 road loss from early December. It was first-place Lackawanna’s first loss in ECIC Div. IV league play and moved the Griffins (6-8, ... Read More »

Griffins wind down toward postseason swimming competition

On Tuesday, Jan. 15, the Springville-Griffith Institute boys swimming and diving team visited East Aurora, who had previously clinched the Div. 3 title and celebrated 50 years in a row of winning its division. What turned out to be a loss to an extremely talented East Aurora team, was taken with great pride by the Griffins. Numerous best times and ... Read More »

MacQueen named National Outstanding Nordic Patroller for 2018

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Carrying her backpack filled with emergency supplies, MacQueen is shown on the Art Rosco Ski Trail, near Summit, at Allegany State Park.

By Deb Everts Mary MacQueen, patrol director and instructor for Allegany State Park’s (ASP) Nordic Ski Patrol, has been chosen by the National Ski Patrol to receive the “National Outstanding Nordic Patroller for 2018” award. She will be presented with the award at a ceremony held in her recognition at Allegany State Park’s Red House Administration Building, Jan. 26. MacQueen ... Read More »

Snowmobilers thankful that snow storm opened trails

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Snowmobilers are excited that last weekend's snow laid down a solid base to allow the region's trails to open.

By Rick Miller That collective sigh of relief heard across the region over the weekend was from snow-starved, die-hard snowmobilers hitting the trails for the first time this season. The general snowstorm that struck Western New York on Saturday left enough snow in its wake to open hundreds of miles of snowmobile trails in the surrounding area. Dozens of businesses ... Read More »

Empire State Winter Games Torch Relay to stop at Kissing Bridge on Jan. 28

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Kissing Bridge will be hosting a ceremony during the Buffalo area route for the Empire State Winter Games Torch Relay. On Monday, Jan. 28, see the torch head pass through the area at Kissing Bridge at 4 p.m.

By Kellen M. Quigley The torch relay for the 39th Empire State Winter Games will make its way to Kissing Bridge on Jan. 28 on its way to Lake Placid for the opening ceremony. Kissing Bridge Snow Sports will holding a special ceremony for the arrival of the torch at 4 p.m. Monday. To make it even more special, Kissing ... Read More »

SGI boys swimmers defeat St. Francis, Pioneer

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A Springville student jumps out of the blocks for a swim race during a meet against Pioneer Friday night.

Last week, the Springville-Griffith boys varsity swimming and diving team competed against St. Francis and Pioneer. The Griffins were able to beat a very competitive St. Francis, 53-48, on Tuesday, Jan. 8. Earning individual victories were Wyatt Fuller, Blaze Schelble and Eric Schweickert. On Friday, the boys easily defeated Pioneer on the Griffins’ Senior Night. Earning first-place finishes for the ... Read More »

Cheektowaga holds off Springville, snapping Griffs’ boys hoops streak

Cheektowaga (7-3) brought Springville’s three-game varsity boys basketball winning streak to a close on Tuesday, defeating the Griffins 65-50. Mason Goodridge scored 26 points to lead the Griffins in a losing effort. Adam Pruitt added 14 points for SGI, while Adam Ditchey had five points. Springville (5-8) looks to get back in the win column on Wednesday, playing host to ... Read More »

SGI girls bounce back with 63-17 victory at Tonawanda

On the road Tuesday night, the Springville varsity girls basketball team opened on a 27-0 run and never looked back in defeating Tonawanda. Springville defeated the Warriors 63-17. The win helps Springville (10-3) stay in contention for an ECIC Div IV championship and a top seed and the Class B-1 playoffs. Ivette Lewandowski and Kenz Owens combined for seven three-pointers ... Read More »

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