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SGI girls tennis sweeps Cheektowaga, Tonawanda

CHEEKTOWAGA — The Springville varsity girls tennis team (2-1) made it two in a row with a 5-0 sweep over Cheektowaga on Tuesday night. Lily Vanuga dominated first singles by winning 6-0, 6-1. In second singles, Haylee Cerrone won 6-0, 6-2 and Maria Rumfola took care of her opponent in straight sets winning 6-0, 6-0 in third singles. The first ... Read More »

Smith’s goal keeps SGI boys soccer’s perfect start (4-0) alive

SPRINGVILLE — Chris Smith score late in the second half to lift the Springville-Griffith Institute boys soccer team over Lackawanna on Monday. Smith’s goal, assisted by Jake Schrieber, gave the Griffins the only score in a 1-0 ECIC league game. Smith has scored in all four games for SGI this season and leads the team with six goals. Next up ... Read More »

SGI volleyball survives a test from Iroquois

IROQUOIS — The Springville-Griffith Institute varsity volleyball team improved to 2-0 after defeating Iroquois in four sets on Monday. The SGI girls ran a new rotation in which Jillian Roggie debuted as libero, and she led her team to a 25-21 victory in set one. SGI’s offense got stronger as the match went on, as servicing errors cost it the ... Read More »

SGI superintendent ready for school after busy summer

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By Kellen M. Quigley As classes resumed at the Springville-Griffith Institute school district this week, Superintendent Kimberly Moritz said they are “absolutely ready” and excited to have the students return. “This is 30 years for me, and every year by the end of the summer, I cannot wait to see our staff and students return to school,” she said. “It ... Read More »

SGI Soccer Recaps

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    TONAWANDA — The Springville-Griffith Institute boys soccer team improved to 2-0 with a shutout of Tonawanda on Tuesday. The Griffins blanked the Warriors, 2-0. SGI has two home games coming up, playing host to Lake Shore on Thursday and Lackawanna on Monday. Springville/West Valley 4, Ellicottville 0 SPRINGVILLE — Chris Smith netted two of Springville/West Valley’s three first-half ... Read More »

SGI volleyball teams win opening matches

CHEEKTOWAGA — The Springville-Griffith Institute varsity volleyball team kicked off the season with a victory against Cheektowaga, winning in four sets, 25-21, 25-20, 20-25, 25-14. Freshman setter, hitter and star server Ella Wittman led her team to victory in the first set. Rachel Stressinger’s middle blocking and solid defense started SGI off with the lead in the second while sophomore ... Read More »

SGI, West Valley hope to boost the number of athletes participating in merger


  By Sam Wilson The initial number isn’t as high as Joe DeMartino or Chris Schiumo had hoped, but with recognition and word of mouth, they can boost the number of West Valley students who elect to play sports in Springville this year. Since taking on the job of West Valley athletic director and physical education teacher this summer and ... Read More »

14th annual Springville Oktoberfest only a month away

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Attendees of a previous Springville Oktoberfest enjoy food, drink and good company. This year’s event is set for Sept. 28 from 2 to 8 p.m. at Firemen’s Park.

The 14th annual Springville Oktoberfest will take place on Sept. 28 from 2 to 8 p.m. at Firemen’s Park, 70 Nason Blvd off Waverly Street in the village. This year’s events will feature music, German and American food and draft beer and wine, as well as trade show and vendor areas. The leading musical act in the Musik Festhalle is ... Read More »

Colden Festival is coming your way on Sept. 7 and 8

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Get ready to celebrate Colden, along with plenty of local art, food and music, during the annual Colden Festival on Sept. 7 and 8. Celebrate Colden Inc., which organizes the festival each year, moved this year’s event up two weeks to coincide with the 17th annual Colden Fall Car Show, according to chairman Jim Howe. The car show takes place ... Read More »

Concord Senior Center to celebrate 3rd anniversary Saturday

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The Concord Senior Center is celebrating its third anniversary this weekend and is inviting the public to stop down and see all that the center offers to the community.

By Kellen M. Quigley A staple in the Springville community for three years now, the Concord Senior Center will celebrate its third anniversary this Saturday with a special open house. From 4 to 6 p.m. on Aug. 17, all are welcome to visit the center at 40 Commerce Drive in Springville to see all that the seniors are up to, ... Read More »

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