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SGI girls open 19-20 season with OT thriller at Wilson

WILSON — The varsity girls basketball season started with a thriller on Tuesday night for Springville-Griffith Institute, as the Griffins overcame a slow first half to rally and beat Wilson in overtime. Springville won 44-38 after scoring just 8 points in the first half. “Fortunately, the girls played outstanding team defense which helped keep (us)in the game,” coach Bob Gainey ... Read More »

Celebrating Thanksgiving with events at SGI

Elementary school students participated in “stuff a bus” for Thanksgiving, collecting nearly 1,400 cans and boxes of food on a school bus that was then transported to the Break of Life Food Pantry.

  By Ely Schosek Student Reporter Not only is Thanksgiving a time to be grateful for what you have, but to give to others in need. Schools oftentimes run food drives or other events around this time of year for local food pantries or similar organizations. Sometimes there is an added incentive for students to participate, like a pizza party ... Read More »

Concord Country Christmas

On Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Concord Country Christmas will be back in town at the Concord Mercantile/Heritage Building, 17 Franklin St. in Springville. You can pick up some great Christmas cookies starting at 10 a.m. Grab a few dozen and keep them in your freezer until Christmas dinner — if they last that long. We ... Read More »

Celebrate the holidays in Springville this December

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Santa and one of his reindeer are set to return to the Concord Historical Society for the Concord Country Christmas on Dec. 7, one of several holiday events planned in the Springville are in the coming weeks.

By Kellen M. Quigley With Thanksgiving now past, the holiday season is officially here and a variety of festive events will be happening in Springville this December. Before you turn the page on your calendar, holiday events begin Nov. 30 with Very Merry Springville, continuing the two-weekend event that began Nov. 23. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the ... Read More »

Eight is enough as tight-knit SGI girls hoops team prepares for season

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The Springville girls basketball team stands for the pledge of allegiance before a game against Lackawanna last winter.

  By Sam Wilson Small in numbers, every member of the Springville-Griffith Institute girls basketball will have a role to play if the Griffins reach their goals this season. Last season, the Griffins finished 15-6. They graduated a pair of seniors, Grace Zabawa and Kelsey Zabawa. Ivette Lewandowski led Springville with 14.0 points per game, while Mackenzie Owens had 13.0 ... Read More »

SGI’s Russell, Hecht, Krezmien qualify for state XC championships

Brett Russell, Jared Hecht and Sonya Krezmien all earned spots in the New York State cross country championships with performances in the Section 6 state qualifier Friday at Knox Farm in East Aurora. Led by Russell and Hecht, the Springville boys team finished second among all Class C schools in the section, and first under Class C1. Russell was second ... Read More »

Springville skate park committee meets on Veterans Day

By Alex Simmons This past Monday, Nov. 11, members of the public were invited to the Concord Town Hall to discuss plans for the new skate park at Heritage Park in Springville. “An informal group of volunteers has been working to partner with the Tony Hawk Foundation, the village of Springville and town of Concord to create a permanent, concrete ... Read More »

SGI’s O’Hara 15th in Section 6 for diving

Springville sent two individuals and a relay team to the Section 6 state swimming qualifier, led by diver Shannon O’Hara, who took 15th overall. O’Hara was 15th in the section in the diving, with 332.9 points, on Thursday, Nov. 7. On Friday, Hannah Bergner finished 21st in the 100-yard freestyle (:59.69). The 200 freestyle relay team of Hannah Bergner, Shannon ... Read More »

Olean tops Springville for Section 6 Class B2 VB title

The Springville varsity girls volleyball squad traveled to North Tonawanda for the Section 6 Class B2 finals Wednesday, Nov. 6, and lost in three sets to Olean. Olean held off a strong fight from Springville to win 25-14, 25-19, 25-22. Marinna Heichberger and Ella Wittman set 25 assists to their teammates. Wittman had seven kills during the match, as did ... Read More »

Kids Rave Dance Party planned for Nov. 16

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Students get their grove on at the Arts Underground during a previous Kids Rave Dance Party hosted by the Springville Center for the Arts. The next dance party will be held Nov. 16.

Children from Kindergarten through fifth grade will get their groove on as Springville Center for the Arts transforms the subterranean Arts Underground into a cut-loose lair for a “Kids Rave Dance Party.” The cost is $10 per child and includes pizza and drinks. Call (716) 592-9038 for questions. No registration required, but you must bring your party spirit! The party ... Read More »

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