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SGI Coaches’ Corner 10-14-16


Varsity Football, coach Eric Jantzi, assistant coach Rob Valenti The varsity Griffins traveled to Dunkirk this past Friday night for a big league contest with both teams jockeying for good playoff seeds.  This contest would prove to be over early as Dunkirk controlled the line of scrimmage the entire night.  Their defense all but shut down Springville’s offense the entire ... Read More »

A Record-Breaking Night for the Griffs


By T. J. Oakley Last Friday, a great hallmark of the beginning of autumn, Varsity football homecoming night, played out like a scripted Hollywood movie.  After a festive team-spirited day of school, the kids of Springville Griffith Institute gathered, along with parents and other members of the community, for the much-loved homecoming parade.  Smiles gleaned from the promising faces of ... Read More »

Ribbon Cutting for Pop Warner Rail Trail


By Jennifer Weber The Springville Area community, several officials from Erie County and representatives from the Erie Cattaraugus Rail Trail came out to support the “Pop Warner” Rails Trail Grand Opening Ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016. The Springville “Pop Warner” Rail Trail is a 1.8-mile trail along the discontinued Buffalo and Pittsburgh Railroad right-of-way, which runs from Orchard Park ... Read More »

SGI Swim Team Bests Maryvale, Elle Holland Breaks Two Records


Last week, the Varsity Swim team captured another win against Maryvale 74-27, making the team 4-1. It was a big night for sophomore Elle Holland who broke two records.  Her first event was the 200 IM.  She swam this event a few other times this season and after last week’s East Aurora meet she knew all she needed was .8 ... Read More »

SGI Girls Tennis: Leading the Way

By Alicia Dziak Eleven girls make up the SGI Varsity girls’ tennis team. The squad, comprised of one seventh grader, one eighth grader, one sophomore, two juniors and six seniors, is coached by Frank Noeson, a fifth grade teacher at SES. “Our biggest strength currently is our senior leadership,” said Noeson. “Our six seniors all hold a starting position playing ... Read More »

SGI SPORTS SCHEDULE, Oct. 7-13, 2016

Friday, Oct. 7 Girls Volleyball – JV RESCHEDULED FROM: 9/12/2016 Tonawanda 4:30 p.m. Home Girls Volleyball – Varsity RESCHEDULED FROM: 9/12/2016 Tonawanda 5:30 p.m.  Home Girls Volleyball – Modified Eden 4:30 p.m.  Away Boys Soccer – Modified Pioneer 5 p.m.  Home Girls Soccer – Modified Pioneer 5 p.m.  Home Girls Swimming & Diving Eden 5:00 p.m.  Home Football – Varsity ... Read More »

Soccer Girls ‘Pink the Field’ in October


Every year, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Section VI girls soccer as a whole participates in the “Pink The Field” campaign. Girls purchase pink t-shirts for $10, with 60 percent of the proceeds from the sale going toward charity. This year, it benefits the Kevin Guest House. The girls wear the t-shirts pre-game for every game in the ... Read More »

Coaches’ Corner, Oct. 7, 2016

Varsity Football, coach Eric Jantzi, assistant coach Rob Valenti Last week, the Griffins football team gave the large homecoming crowd something to remember, beating Jamestown 32-21.  Early on, Jamestown (a team that won the AA state championship two years ago) made it look easy when, on the second play of the game, their running back took it 81 yards to ... Read More »

2016 Pop Warner Hall of Fame Inductees


This athletic award is presented annually to recipients, each of whom, in the estimation of a special committee, has demonstrated outstanding achievement in high school sports, is a true sportsman, and a tribute to the memory of Glenn “Pop” Warner. The three ladies were inducted Friday, Sept. 30, 2016 at the Springville Griffith Institute Homecoming Celebration. Dr. Jordan Baker-Horn Graduated ... Read More »

Outdoor Adventure: Grouse Hunting Season Begins Oct. 1 in NY


By Indrek Kongats On Oct. 1, ruffed grouse hunting season opens in most of New York State, including here in Cattaraugus and Erie counties. Personally it is my favorite of all the upland game bird species, dating back to my childhood when my grandfather took me out on our 100-acre farm. Grouse were plentiful back then. It’s a wonder I ... Read More »

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