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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 »

ECS PTO Wraps Up School Year

As another school year comes to a close, here is an update of some from the ECS PTO: Box Tops Congratulations to the second grade class on winning the year-long Box Top Contest this year! They brought in $216.20!  They enjoyed a refreshing popsicle treat. Together as a school, ECS collected $1,094 throughout the year! Please save your Box Tops ... Read More »

Cortez named to NYS Class D Third Team

Several area high school softball stars, including two college-bound seniors, made the making the New York State Sportswriters Association all-state lists recently. Ellicottville senior shortstop Evelyn Cortez ended her high school career as an all-state honoree, on the third team in Class D. Cortez, who is set to play at Division I Niagara University next season, hit .414 with six ... Read More »

ECS Once Again Ranks High Among WNY Districts

By Mary Heyl The ECS Board of Education President Connie Hellwig called the school board meeting to order Tuesday evening, June 19 at 7 p.m. After making brief changes to the meeting’s agenda, Hellwig opened up the meeting to public comment. Rachel Alexander, parent of an eighth grade student, expressed concern about the implementation of one of the school’s disciplinary ... Read More »

Senator Young Presents Resolutions to Ellicottville Alpine Ski Team

New York State Senator Catharine Young presented resolutions to the Ellicottville girls’ alpine ski team for winning the New York State Public High School Athletic Association’s Alpine Team Championship. Freshman twin sisters, Hayly and Logan Fredrickson, both finished in the top 10 in the slalom and giant slalom during competition at Bristol Mountain Ski Resort in Canandaigua in February. Ellicottville ... Read More »

DiNapoli Encourages Students to be ‘Ripple of Hope’ at Youth Awards Banquet

By Rick Miller Fifty-two Cattaraugus County seniors were honored Monday night at the 17th annual Cattaraugus County Youth Bureau Youth Citizenship Awards Banquet at the Holiday Valley Lodge. New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, the guest speaker, congratulated them. “Investing in our young people pays off in many ways,” he said. “You give us great hope for the future.” County ... Read More »

ECS Students Return from Costa Rica

By Abby Sonnenberg, ECS Student Reporter On the week of Feb. 18, 13 students and three chaperones from Ellicottville Central embarked on a school trip to Costa Rica. Their trip lasted for nine days and covered the entirety of the small Latin American country. The first day saw their flight from Toronto to San Jose – the Costa Rican capital ... Read More »

Pine Valley Bounces Ellicottville Girls in First Round, 50-19

A shorthanded Ellicottville team dropped its playoff opener, as Pine Valley built a 31-5 halftime lead, holding the Eagles to one point in the second quarter in a 50-19 Section 6 Class D quarterfinal loss. Kayla Hohl led Pine Valley (14-7) with 21 points Thursday and Katelyn Miller added 13. Evelyn Cortez had eight points for the Eagles (10-11). “We ... Read More »

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