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Ellicottville Lacrosse Festival Faces Off Sept. 22-24


By Alicia Dziak In a first ever for Ellicottville, the Ellicottville Lacrosse Festival is happening this weekend, Sept. 22- 24. The fields will be set and teams will descend on our area, ready for a weekend of one of the fastest growing sports in the country. The tournament promises to bring some exciting competition, with many teams participating. “We have ... Read More »

SGI Sports Schedule, Sept. 15-21, 2017

Friday, Sept. 15 Varsity Football vs Depew (Home) Saturday, 16 Varsity Co-Ed Cross Country @ Official’s Meet Invit (Away) JV Girls Soccer @ Lake Shore (Away) Var Girls Soccer @ Lake Shore (Away) Monday, Sept. 18 V. Boys Golf vs. Eden/Lake Shore JV Girls Soccer @ Holland (Away) JV Girls Volleyball @ Lackawanna Var Girls Tennis @ Eden (Away) Modified ... Read More »

SGI Coaches Corner, Sept. 14, 2017


JV GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL, COACH BOB GAINEY The JV girls volleyball team ran their record to 2-0 on the season after a convincing 3-0 win over Maryvale. The team dominated game 1 behind Sara Ehlers’ excellent hitting and serving ability. Alyssa Hunter and Rachel Stressinger were great setting the ball and getting their teammates involved. The team won the 2nd game ... Read More »

Welcome the 2017 Springville Griffins Football Team


By Tim Oakley On Sept. 8, 2017 at 7 p.m., Pop Warner Field will welcome the 2017 Springville Griffins Varsity football team. The lights will turn on as the sun sets behind the trees. Ten-year-olds wearing SGI football jerseys will be weaving in and out of others heading to their seats.  The snack shacks will be keeping us fed and ... Read More »

Three Races Coming Up in Ellicottville

By Alicia Dziak On your mark, get set, go! The fall race season is just getting started and now’s the time to sign up for three of them just a short drive away in Ellicottville. On Saturday, Oct. 7, the Annual Fall Festival 5K Run kicks off at 9:30 a.m. from Holiday Valley, when runners take to the local streets ... Read More »

8 in the Rough Trail Race Sept. 10

Looking to get in your workout this weekend in one of the area’s most beautiful settings? Look no further than the 8 in the Rough trail run, happening Saturday, Sept. 10 at Sprague Brook Park. The start and finish line are by the Casino building, and the course follows miles of single track through the woods on twisting, hilly terrain. ... Read More »

SGI Sports Schedule, Sept. 8-14, 2017

Friday, Sept. 8 Varsity Boys Golf @ Pioneer JV Boys Soccer vs Cheektowaga (Home) Var Boys Soccer vs Cheektowaga (Home) Var Girls Tennis vs Alden (Home) Varsity Girl Swimming vs Pioneer (Home) Varisty Football vs Dunkirk (Home) Saturday, Sept. 9 Var Girls Soccer @ Olean Tournament JV Football @ Dunkirk (Away) Varsity Co-Ed Cross Country @ Maple Grove Invit. Monday, ... Read More »

SGI Coaches Corner


JV Football, Coach Brian Kader Saturday morning, the JV Football Griffins opened up their season on Pop Warner Field against the visiting Lackawanna Steelers.  The Griffins, captained this year by sophomores Nick Emmick and David Thompson, fought hard but ultimately fell to the Steelers by a final score of 22 – 0.  A back and forth first half saw both ... Read More »

SGI Sports Schedule, Sept. 1-7, 2017

Friday, Sept. 1 Varsity Boys Golf vs East Aurora (Home) Varsity Co-Ed Cross Country @ JFK Invitational (Away) JV Boys Soccer vs East Aurora (Home) Var Boys Soccer vs East Aurora (Home) Varisty Football @ Albion (Away) L Saturday, Sept. 2 JV Football vs Lackawanna (Home) Var Girls Soccer vs East Aurora (Home) Tuesday, Sept. 5 JV Boys Soccer vs ... Read More »

$3.3 Million in Upgrades at Holiday Valley


Holiday Valley, New York State’s most visited ski resort and a magnet for Canadians from Southern Ontario, recently announced that it is adding to its automated snowmaking system, purchasing two groomers, expanding the beginner’s area and conducting a host of other projects.  Guests of Holiday Valley will reap the benefits of more efficient and increased snowmaking, allowing for added time ... Read More »

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