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February in Springville and Beyond


By Alicia Dziak February in Springville means fun around every corner. Outside or in, this is no time to hibernate. Kissing Bridge has a month filled to the brim with fun. On Friday, Feb. 3 and Feb. 17, head to their famous Late Night Great Nights, when lifts are open till 1 a.m. Visit www.kbski.com for info on where to ... Read More »

Snowshoe Softball Fundraiser Rescheduled, Support the Boys & Girls Club Feb. 11


By Alicia Dziak If you’re looking for a unique event that embraces winter in WNY, look no further than the Snowshoe Softball Tournament that supports the Boys & Girls Club of Springville. This 13th annual event, which was originally scheduled to take place this weekend, has been rescheduled for Saturday, Feb. 11.  The tournament starts at 9 a.m. and continues ... Read More »

Griffins’ James Scores 20 in Loss


By Indrek Kongats SGI’s boys Varsity basketball team is 8-4 for the season with 28 sectional points, good for 3rd place in the Erie County Interscholastic Conference, Division 4 League. Last week, on Jan.19, they played the 1st place 9-5 Cleveland Hill Golden Eagles, losing by a score of 43-58. This was the second matchup between the two teams with ... Read More »

SGI Coaches Corner, Jan. 27-Feb. 2, 2017


Wrestling, Coach Mark Vogel After a tough loss to Pioneer, the Springville Wrestling Griffs were able to bounce back and have some team success at the Franklinville Varsity Wrestling tournament this past Saturday.  Ian Baker and Mikey Evans both went 3-0 to take home first place, and Matt Evans wrestled strong to take home a fifth place finish.  Mikey Evans ... Read More »

SGI Sports Schedule, Jan. 27-Feb. 2, 2017

January 27 Varsity Swimming – Boys ECIC Diving 3:15 p.m. Away Bus Drop off only JV Basketball – Boys Holland 5:30 p.m. Away Varsity Basketball – Boys Holland 7 p.m. Away January 28 Varsity Swimming – Boys ECIC 9 a.m. Away Varsity Wrestling Ken-Ton JV and V Tournament 9 a.m Away Co-Ed Varsity Indoor Track Houghton Invitational 10 a.m Away ... Read More »

Local Ski Racing: BSC’s Rauch Takes 4th & 6th in Empire Cup Giant Slaloms


By Caitlin Croft U21/U19/U16 athletes traveled to Central New York this past weekend to compete in the next races of the Empire Cup Series. On Saturday, they competed at Greek Peak in Cortland, NY, where Buffalo Ski Club’s James Rauch finished in 6th place. Kissing Bridge’s Gordon Minier finished 11th, Brice Shively (KB) 12th, Christian Meyer (BSC) 16th, Jack Schleyer ... Read More »

SGI B-Ball Game Raises More Than $2,000 for Roswell


By Eric Holler Springville-Griffith Institute has a variety of electives offered for all high school students.  One of the business electives offered is Sports Marketing.  In the Sports Marketing class, there are students from 10th, 11th and 12th grades. In order to give the students the best possible learning experience, the goal is to engage in hands-on activities as much ... Read More »

Country Weekend at KB Jan. 20-22


By Alicia Dziak Looking for a surefire way to beat that cabin fever? Head to KB’s Country Weekend Jan. 20-22. Music anyone? This weekend has got you covered with a lineup spanning all three days of the weekend. On Friday, check out Fritz the Kat in the Lake Effect Saloon from 7 to 10 p.m. On Saturday, Barnstorm Country will ... Read More »

LOCAL SKI RACING: BSC’s Patterson Takes Gold in Excelsior Cup West Debut


By Caitlin Croft The New York State Ski Racing Association (NYSSRA) has instituted a new format for U14 Alpine Racing. The state is now split into two divisions—East and West. Athletes traveled to Truxton, New York for the first race of this new format, a Giant Slalom at Labrador Mountain. Buffalo Ski Club’s Julia Patterson walked away with the first ... Read More »

SGI Coaches Corner, Jan. 20, 2017

Varsity Girls Basketball, Coach Bob Gainey The Varsity girls basketball team returned to action last Thursday night and came away with an excellent 40-25 win over JFK. The girls controlled the action from the start with their suffocating defense. Julia Krzemien led all scorers with 16 points and Ivette Lewandowski added eight points. The girls played a terrific brand of ... Read More »

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