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SGI boys swimmers start the year 2-0

  DEPEW — On Tuesday, Dec. 4, the Springville-Griffith Institute varsity boys swimming and diving team traveled to Depew looking to build its record to 2-0. After winning 11 of the 12 events, it was a certain victory for the Griffins who took the final score of 118-54. Winning two individuals for the Griffins were Austin Yetter and Zach Hughey. ... Read More »

SGI girls bring mix of experience, young talent into ‘18-‘19

By Sam Wilson With an experienced returning core and a promising young newcomer, Bob Gainey enters the girls basketball season with optimism at Springville-Griffith Institute. The Griffins, bolstered by six returning varsity players, hope to improve on their seven wins each of the last two seasons. So far, including a lopsided opening night 82-10 victory at Lackawanna, Gainey likes what ... Read More »

Holland takes fond memories from third and final trip to states

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By Sam Wilson Elle Holland didn’t return from the state championships with career or season-best times, but the Springville senior keeps everything, including the end of her high school swim career, in perspective. Holland was 41st out of 71 swimmers in the 100 yard freestyle preliminaries (:54.03) Friday at Ithaca College and 46th of 70 in the 100 yard backstroke ... Read More »

Krezmien, Russell earn top-ten finishes at Section 6 Class C meet

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Springville’s Sonya Krezmien came home with a fourth-place patch at the Section 6 cross country state qualifier, finishing fourth of 116 girls running in Class C on Friday. The Springville-Griffith Institute cross country teams both competed in sectionals, with the boys placing sixth of 16 teams and the girls were eighth of 18 teams. Krezmien finished the five-kilometer race in ... Read More »

Alden knocks out Springville in four-set sectional final

A third-set victory briefly staved off elimination, but Alden proved to be too much for the Springville-Griffith Institute girls volleyball team to continue its season. Still the Griffins finished their season on a high note with a hard-fought loss to Alden, 25-17, 25-18, 22-25, 25-11 on Thursday in the Section 6 Class B2 finals at Daemen College. SGI finishes the ... Read More »

Russell takes ninth overall at Clarence invitational

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Springville-Griffith Institute only brought two runners to the Clarence Fall Classic cross country meet, but both finished in the top 18 out of a field of 150 large and small-school competitors. Leading the way was junior Brett Russell, who finished ninth overall in the 5,000-meter race and second in the small-school division, behind only Cardinal O’Hara senior Tom Appenheimer. Russell ... Read More »

SGI JV volleyball team finishes a fantastic season at 17-1

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The 2018 Springville JV Volleyball team finished its season with a record of 17-1 after defeating Mount Mercy in three sets on Monday. The team’s only league loss of the year was a tough match at Eden, which split two matches with Springville as the Griffins had defeated Eden earlier in the season while playing in Springville. The team had ... Read More »

SGI JVs roll to 46-18 season-ending victory over Newfane

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On Thursday, Oct. 18, the Springville J.V. Griffins football team capped off its season with a 46-18 victory over the Newfane Panthers on Pop Warner Field.  Despite the high scoring affair, it was once again the defense that took charge early. On Newfane’s first possession of the game, A.J. Slippy forced a fumble and Tom Orndorff scooped it up to ... Read More »

Girls’ Soccer News

By Alicia Dziak   Last week Thursday, the Varsity girls’ soccer team headed to Eden to play under their lights, and came away with a 2-0 win. Grace Zabawa and Jacy Schelble scored for the Lady Griffs, with assists by Zabawa and Erin Drewiega.   The following day, the girls hosted Christian Central on Pop Warner Field for their senior ... Read More »

Varsity Volleyball Team Hosts Youth Volleyball Day

Submitted by Coach Carolyn Bell   Last Thursday, Springville’s varsity volleyball team defeated Tonawanda in three sets: 25-11, 25-20 and 25-16.   The team as a whole had minimal unforced errors making it really difficult for Tonawanda to gain an edge at any point during the match. The night’s stats leaders were all seniors: Mary DiGangi with 10 kills, Meadow ... Read More »

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