Janas leads Buffs’ wrestlers at Oklahoma tourney; Girls basketball trips Hays; boys dropped by Indians

Garden City's girls and boys basketball teams were in action Friday, Jan. 17, with home games against Hays High in Western Athletic Conference action while the Buffaloes' wrestling team headed to Sand Springs, Okla., for a major invitational, competing against teams from Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas.

Bowlers roll by Liberal; boys swim 3rd; basketball drops DH at Liberal

Five of Garden City High School's athletic teams were in action on Tuesday, with the girls and boys bowling hosting Liberal in the opening dual of the Western Athletic Conference season; the boys swimming team on the road at the Hutchinson Invitational, and the boys and girls basketball teams at Liberal for WAC play.

Buffs’ standout XC, track runner Fisher inks NCAA letter with Fort Hays State

When senior Ethan Fisher began his search for his college choices, he had two things uppermost in his mind. One, find the right university for his academic career, which included a not-so-end to find curriculum of engineering design technology. And second, to find a school where he felt comfortable pursuing his cross country and track career.

Boys swimming, bowling highlight busy weekend for Buffs teams

The weekend of Jan. 10-11 was busy for the Buffaloes winter sports teams. Girls and boys basketball, girls and boys bowling, boys swimming and boys wrestling all were in action.

Boys wrestling drops dual at Dodge; Lady Buffs dominate Lady Red Demons

While the No. 3-ranked Garden City Buffaloes boys wrestling team lost a heart-breaking 38-33 dual match to rival Dodge City on Thursday in Dodge City, the Lady Buffs' wrestlers were dominating their counterparts from Boot Hill in the earlier match of the evening, besting Dodge's girls, 33-18.

Bowling prospects offer another big season for Buffs

One doesn't have to look further than the state bowling tournament results to see how successful the Garden City High School boys and girls teams have been in recent memory. Since 2012, all the Buffs/Lady Buffs have accomplished include one state team championship for each (boys 2016, girls 2017); two state team runners-up for the girls (2018-19) and a fourth-place finish in 2012. The boys, meanwhile, also had a pair of third-place trophy finishes in 2017 and 2013 and add in a couple of fourths (2015, 2019) and you have a well-established program under coach Kip Nichols. With tryouts now complete following one week of qualifying in December, the Buffs return to the lanes on Saturday, Jan. 11, at the Bishop Carroll Invitational in Wichita.

Lady Buffs roll by Junction City; Boys’ late rally falls short

The return to the court for the Garden City High School girls and boys basketball teams resulted in a split of their non-conference games on Friday, Jan. 3, in home contests with Junction City. The Lady Buffs rolled to a convincing 68-23 victory over the visiting Bluejays while the boys fell behind by a big margin after three quarters only to see a late rally come up short in a 49-41 loss to the Junction City boys. Both girls and boys team sport 4-2 season records and they will open Western Athletic Conference action on Friday, Jan. 10, against Great Bend with tipoff for the girls set for 6 p.m. and the boys to follow at approximately 7:30 p.m.

GCHS Athletics Hall of Fame inducts 10 students, 2 coaches, 2 teams in special ceremony New Year’s Eve

It was a night to remember for 10 former Garden City High School standout student-athletes, 2 legendary coaches and 2 state championship teams. New Year's Eve, at The Golf Club at Southwind, those individuals, coaches and teams were inducted into the inaugural class of the Garden City High School Athletics Hall of Fame. Founded in the fall of 2018, and working for more than a year, the induction ceremony took place in front of approximately 190 attendees as part of the 4th Annual Buffalo Ball, sponsored by the Living Legacy Fund, which raises scholarship monies for graduating GCHS seniors.