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SGI boys soccer off to hot start at 6-0-1

Photo by Sam Wilson
Pictured is the 2019 Springville-Griffith Institute varsity boys soccer team. Front row (from left): Wyatt Fuller, Ben Sullivan, Andrew Jenis, Jake Schrieber, Will Guilman, Troy Ellis, Austin Walker. Second row: Charley Digangi, Garon Holland, Nick Sullivan, Cameron Denny, Jesse Fisher, Zach Hughey, John Andreeff, Nate Cudney. Back row: Ty Dash, Dylan Westbrook, Dan Gernatt, Austin Boies, Andrew Fisher, Chris Smith, coach Tom Szczerbacki.

By Sam Wilson It’s safe to say the Springville/West Valley boys soccer team has put last year’s SGI season in the past already. In the Griffins’ first six games of the season, they doubled last year’s win total, going 6-0 coming off a 3-12-1 season. Now 6-0-1 through Monday, SGI holds a goal differential of plus-14, outscoring opponents 18-4. This ... Read More »

SGI girls soccer pulls away in second half to top Eden, 3-0

After a scoreless first half, the Springville varsity girls soccer team defeating Eden 3-0 on goals from Jacy Schelble, Hannah Goetz and Shay Ellis on Monday at home. Hannah Goetz and Nyah Solly marked assists on the first two goals from SGI (3-3). Logan Lukert made six saves for her second shutout of the season. Tonawanda 1, Springville 0 A ... Read More »

Albion rolls to 2-0 with 50-8 win over SGI

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Pictured is the 2019 Springville-Griffith Institute varsity football team. Front row (from left): Thomas Orndorff, Aaron Keyser, David Thompson, Jack Ciezynski, Nicholas Emmick. Second row: Alex Elkins, Ethan Komosinski, Cole Baker, Andrew Slippy, Rhett Butzer, Maximilian Boettger, Eric Pruitt, Tyler Scholes. Third row: Jay Garlock, Thomas Fite, coach Bob Ball, coach Brian Kader, head coach Mark Heichberger, coach Tyler Conklin, Noah Green, Anthony Shultz, Jeff Heim. Back row: Ethan Golabek, Wesley Meade, Carson Peterson, Devin Hitchcock, Trevor Maracle.

A late 64-yard passing touchdown was all the scoring the Springville-Griffith Institute varsity football team could muster in its Week 2 trip to Albion. Albion (2-0) defeated Springville, 50-8, in a Section 6 Class B-3 game on Friday, Sept. 13. SGI got on the board in the fourth quarter as quarterback Nick Emmick completed a pass to Cole Baker for ... Read More »

Pop Warner Hall of Fame inductees announced

Langworthy, Judy

  The Springville Athletic Scholarship Committee has announced the three inductees into the 2019 Pop Warner Hall of Fame. They are Judy (Schunk) Langworthy, Kyle Bicknell and Coach Jim Rindfuss. Judy (Schunk) Langworthy graduated from Springville-Griffith Institute in 1985. She was a four-sport athlete, participating in tennis, volleyball, basketball and softball. Langworthy was presented with the Pat Haddad Memorial Award ... Read More »

SGI girls tennis sweeps Cheektowaga, Tonawanda

CHEEKTOWAGA — The Springville varsity girls tennis team (2-1) made it two in a row with a 5-0 sweep over Cheektowaga on Tuesday night. Lily Vanuga dominated first singles by winning 6-0, 6-1. In second singles, Haylee Cerrone won 6-0, 6-2 and Maria Rumfola took care of her opponent in straight sets winning 6-0, 6-0 in third singles. The first ... Read More »

Smith’s goal keeps SGI boys soccer’s perfect start (4-0) alive

SPRINGVILLE — Chris Smith score late in the second half to lift the Springville-Griffith Institute boys soccer team over Lackawanna on Monday. Smith’s goal, assisted by Jake Schrieber, gave the Griffins the only score in a 1-0 ECIC league game. Smith has scored in all four games for SGI this season and leads the team with six goals. Next up ... Read More »

SGI volleyball survives a test from Iroquois

IROQUOIS — The Springville-Griffith Institute varsity volleyball team improved to 2-0 after defeating Iroquois in four sets on Monday. The SGI girls ran a new rotation in which Jillian Roggie debuted as libero, and she led her team to a 25-21 victory in set one. SGI’s offense got stronger as the match went on, as servicing errors cost it the ... Read More »

SGI superintendent ready for school after busy summer

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By Kellen M. Quigley As classes resumed at the Springville-Griffith Institute school district this week, Superintendent Kimberly Moritz said they are “absolutely ready” and excited to have the students return. “This is 30 years for me, and every year by the end of the summer, I cannot wait to see our staff and students return to school,” she said. “It ... Read More »

SGI Soccer Recaps

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    TONAWANDA — The Springville-Griffith Institute boys soccer team improved to 2-0 with a shutout of Tonawanda on Tuesday. The Griffins blanked the Warriors, 2-0. SGI has two home games coming up, playing host to Lake Shore on Thursday and Lackawanna on Monday. Springville/West Valley 4, Ellicottville 0 SPRINGVILLE — Chris Smith netted two of Springville/West Valley’s three first-half ... Read More »

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