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ECS music at Darien Lake: A Student’s Perspective

By Adam Silvernail It was a warm, spring morning and the bus was supposed to leave at 7:30 a.m. Due to some slow-pokes, however, it left closer to 7:40 a.m.  After an hour on the road, we arrived at Darien Lake. We had to go through the main gate instead of a side gate like normal, and walk from one ... Read More »

Eagles looking to develop young baseball players in 2019

By Sam Wilson  There’s no denying it for Chris Mendell: his Ellicottville varsity baseball squad is young and inexperienced. The Eagles return four starters, and two other letterwinners, from last season’s team, which went 7-10 with a first-round playoff loss. In their its two games, Ellicottville started five sophomore and two freshman. “We definitely lack in experience and that’s something ... Read More »

ECS Drama Club to present ‘Cinderella’ next weekend

By Louisa Benatovich Student Reporter If you’re searching for a pick-me-up in the dull and dreary pre-spring weather, look no further than the Ellicottville Central School musical. This year, the ECS Drama Club is performing a Rogers and Hammerstein classic sure to color the overcast sky. Under the direction of Pat Waldron, ECS students are tackling the glorious challenge of ... Read More »

Ellicottville schools go into shelter in place, lockout following discovery of threatening note

By Kellen M. Quigley An Ellicottville Central School District student taken into custody Friday, March 1 after the school went into a shelter in place and lockout has been charged. On Monday, the state Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) announced a 13-year-old student had been arrested for “making a terroristic threat.” The suspect had been referred to Cattaraugus County Family ... Read More »

Eagles rise to 10-0 in league, defeat Pine Valley 55-48

Having already clinched the league title, the Ellicottville boys basketball team used Monday to push an unbeaten league mark to 10 straight.  But it might have gotten a bit more of a test than it expected.  Clayton Rowland recorded 15 points, five assists and four steals to guide the Eagles to a 55-48 CCAA East II victory over Pine Valley. ... Read More »

Hit the slopes during January for great opportunities

By Kellen M. Quigley As winter finally rolls in and feels like it’s here for the long term, why not spend a day (or two) on the slopes this January, the perfect month for skiing, snowboarding and all things snow sports. January is National Learn a Snowsport Month, and Holiday Valley will be offering some great deals for adults all ... Read More »

ECS Students Love Their Snow Sports Part 2

By Louisa Benatovich, Student Reporter Continued from last week, we learn more about what makes Ellicottville Central School students different from the rest through their love of winter sports and living near some of the northeastern United States’ top ski resorts. Elissa Cole, a senior at Ellicottville, said she began skiing when she was 3 years old. Her father was ... Read More »

Southwestern Opens New Gym, Edges Ellicottville 61-51

Originally scheduled for a home game Tuesday night, instead, the Ellicottville boys team hit the road to take part in the opening of Southwestern’s new gymnasium. The Trojans (2-1) celebrated the first game in their new gym by winning the non-league game, 61-51. Alex Card and Mitchell Pascarella each scored 16 points for the victors and Cooper Pannes and Mason ... Read More »

41 Receive Diplomas at Ellicottville Central

By Louisa Benatovich ECS Student Reporter To the regal tune of “Pomp and Circumstance,” 41 students walked across the newly-named Ward Athletic and Arts Facility to receive their diplomas last week Friday. Though Ellicottville’s 124th commencement, the unique character and personality of the Class of 2018 made this June 22 event truly memorable. Kourtney Robinson, Ellicottville’s valedictorian, used her time ... Read More »

A West Valley/Ellicottville Merger ‘Doesn’t Make Financial Sense’

By Rich Place A pre-merger feasibility study of the West Valley Central School District concluded that merging with the Springville-Griffith School District would not only be a better fiscal fit than Ellicottville, but that a merger with Ellicottville doesn’t even make sense financially. Education consultants Castallo & Silky last week presented to the West Valley School Board of Education and ... Read More »

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