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Outdoor Adventure: Beginners Guide to Fly Fishing for Steelhead


By Indrek Kongats If you are reading this column to learn how to fly fish for one of the most challenging of the Salmonidae species, then you have come to the right place. If you’ve never fly fished before, no problem—what you’ll read will help you with that as well. Most people fly fish because it’s the most elegant way ... Read More »

KB Fall Fest Nov. 11-13


Ski/Snowboard Swap to Benefit Ski Patrol By Alicia Dziak As the days continue to get colder and shorter, we know winter is coming up fast and it’s time to think about all your snowy day acitivities. Enjoy the calm before the holiday storm, and take some time to enjoy post-Halloween, pre-Thanksgiving by getting yourself prepared for the white stuff at ... Read More »

Griffins in Funke Bowl


By Indrek Kongats Although the Springville Griffins Varsity football team didn’t make the regular post season playoffs, they are tearing their way through the Chuck Funke Memorial Classic for the 9th through 12th seeds. They call them the boys of fall, but football players have to play in some miserable conditions. At the high school level, they are no longer ... Read More »

10-28-16 SGI Coaches’ Corner

Varsity Football, coach Eric Jantzi, assistant coach Rob Valenti The varsity football team had four rushers that had 100 yards or more lead them to a 58-42 victory over Depew last Friday night.  Topher Elkins led the charge with five carries for 131 yards, Connor O’Brien chipped in with 129 yards,  Ian Baker had 110 yards and Marcus James added ... Read More »

Outdoor Adventure: Planning a Canadian Arctic Char Fishing Trip


By Indrek Kongats Have you ever dreamed of going on a once in a lifetime fishing trip where the fish are big and plentiful and wild? Well, Canada’s Arctic Char fishing is just the trip. You don’t need a visa to go to Canada. Political stability is pretty sound and there are very few poisonous critters to worry about; in ... Read More »

Griffs Fall to EA/Holland Playoff Hopes Dashed, Consolation Game Friday


Submitted by Varsity Coach Eric Jantzi Last week, the varsity football team suffered a tough lost to East Aurora/Holland by a score of 43-16.  The Griffs started strong and rolled to a 16-0 lead in the first half. However, the second half was a nightmare for the team as East Aurora would go on a 43-0 run mostly through the ... Read More »

SYI Ski/Snowboard Clubs at HV and KB: Sign Up before Nov. 1 for Best Rates


By Alicia Dziak Once again this year, Springville Youth Inc. (SYI) is proud to announce their Holiday Valley Ski/Snowboard Program.The ski club skis on Sundays from 2:30-10 p.m. The price for the club is $155 if signed up before Nov. 1 ($165 on or after Nov. 1), which includes skiing every single Sunday the resort is open (tenatively scheduled to ... Read More »

SGI Sports Schedule, Oct. 21-27, 2016


Friday, Oct. 21 Varsity Boys Cross Country Lake Shore Invitational 4:45 p.m. Away Varsity Girls Cross Country Lake Shore Invitational 4:45 p.m. Away Saturday, Oct. 22 Girls Swimming & Diving ECIC Finals 1 p.m. Away Monday, Oct. 24 Boys Soccer – Modified Eden 4:30 p.m. Away Girls Soccer – Modified Eden 4:30 p.m. Away Girls Volleyball – JV Pioneer 4:30 ... Read More »

10-21-16 Coaches’ Corner


Girls Varsity Volleyball, coach Kristin Hughey The girls varsity volleyball team defeated Holland on the road last week.  Devin Rowe was on fire in the front row with four slamming’ kills during the match.  Jessica Roggie’s serves were unstoppable in game two.  Middle blockers Allie Emmick and Gabby Nichols were hard for Holland to get through.  They both towered over ... Read More »

Girls Varsity Soccer Preps for Sectionals

By Alicia Dziak The Varsity girls soccer squad is made up of only one senior, 11 juniors, four sophomores and one eighth grader, led by coach Eric Holler, a SGI high school teacher. As of late last week, the girls were 6-5 overall and 5-4 in division. “We won the games I anticipated that we should win and lost the ... Read More »

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