Garden City High School's girls golf team got a sneak preview of the Class 6A state tournament site when they played in what originally was billed at the State Preview but instead turned into a triangular tournament.
On Tuesday, the Lady Buffs played at the Hesston Golf Course, which will host the state tourney in mid-October, but only 6A powerhouse Topeka-Washburn Rural and Dodge City, along with the Buffs, showed up.
As expected, Washburn Rural easily won the 18-hole event with a total of 319 as they captured the top three individual places with scores under 80. The Lady Buffs' 374 total was two shots behind Dodge City's 372, with sophomore Ryan Warren leading the way with an 87, which was good for sixth place.
For the 80 minutes of regulation play, the Garden City Buffaloes boys soccer team and Great Bend Panthers had battled to a 0-0 standoff.
With both teams unable to crack the scoring column, the Western Athletic Conference match-up headed into the first 10-minute overtime.
If the Garden City High School Lady Buffaloes volleyball team is going to claim its 10th consecutive Western Athletic Conference title in a couple of weeks, they will certainly have their work cut out for them.
Having already lost one match to Hays earlier in the season that snapped a 34-match winning streak against WAC opponents, the Lady Buffs headed to Dodge City on Tuesday, Sept. 29, to take on league foes Liberal and the Lady Red Demons in a triangular.
First, the Lady Buffs opened with a 25-17, 28-26 two-set sweep of Liberal's Lady Redskins and then followed with a marathon three-set victory, falling 27-29 in the opening set before coming from behind to win the final two sets, 25-23 and 32-30.
BOYS SOCCER: Monday, Sept. 28, 2020 After a tough road loss on Tuesday, Sept. 22, the Garden City Buffaloes boys soccer team returned to the friendly confines of Buffalo Stadium and made the home pitch work to its advantage with a 4-1 victory over Hays High on Thursday, Sept. 24. The triumph improved the Buffs' … Continue reading Buffs’ boys soccer rolls by Hays; 2 key WAC home matches coming up
After winning a dramatic 14-8 decision over rival Dodge City on the road on Sept. 18, the Garden City Buffaloes football team was looking to build on that momentum when it played host to the unbeaten Hays High Indians on Friday, Sept. 25, at Buffalo Stadium.
It was Homecoming and the final home game before going on the road for two weeks in early October.
Hays, though, started strong against the Buffs' defense and the hosts could not recover as the visiting Indians prevailed 28-7. The loss dropped the Buffs to 1-3 overall and 1-1 in the Western Athletic Conference while Hays improved to 4-0 and 2-0.
The Garden City Lady Buffaloes tennis team had a strong overall showing on Saturday, Sept. 26, by winning their own invitational at the GCHS Tennis Complex.
The Lady Buffs, under the guidance of new head coach Logan Bevis, finished with 81 points to outlast Colby, which was second with 74 points. Dodge City placed third with 62 points while Scott City (60) and Great Bend (56) rounded out the top five teams in the 10-team field.
On Thursday, Sept. 24, the Lady Buffs golf team hosted its annual invitational with 8 teams competing at Buffalo Dunes Golf Course.
Conditions created tough playing for all contestants as the Lady Buffs placed third in the team standings with a 4-person score of 409 as Hays High continued its dominance in the Western Athletic Conference race, winning with a 386 score while Dodge City was second with 397.
First, they only had 5 days recovery time from their previous 5-kilometer race at Hays. Second, the layout at Tuesday's Ulysses Invitational turned out to be longer than the normal 5-ki layout, although nobody could tell coach Krista Linenberger the actual distance they ran.
The road to Dodge City for the Garden City Buffaloes boys soccer team didn't fare quite as well as the Friday road for the Buffs' football team as the Dodge City Red Demons blanked the Buffs, 2-0, Tuesday night at DC's Memorial Stadium.
The Lady Buffs scored runner-up 3 points in all four divisions -- No. 1 and 2 singles, and No. 1 and 2 doubles, to score 12 points and place second to champion Andover's 14 points. Campus was third with 9 points, Goddard-Eisenhower fourth with 8 points and Dodge City in fifth with just 1 point.