BUFFS ROUNDUP: Friday, Jan. 24, 2020 GIRLS BASKETBALL The bracket has been announced for the 44th Annual Newton Invitational, and with just seven teams this year competing, there will be four teams in bracket play for the first two days while the remaining three teams will be in Pool Play beginning Wednesday, Jan. 29. The … Continue reading Lady Buffs basketball to be in Pool Play at Newton Inv.; face Andover Central first
On Thursday, Jan. 23, the Garden City High School boys basketball team won its opening round game of the Valley Center January Jam for the second year in a row. On the same evening, the Buffaloes girls and boys wrestling teams swept past Liberal in Western Athletic Conference dual action. The Lady Buffs won 24-20 while the boys captured a 44-16 match win.
When she arrived at Garden City High School for her freshman year, Angelina Leeper had little idea of what her bowling career would look like. In her wildest dreams, it would have been difficult to imagine that there would be one Class 6A state championship and a pair of runner-up finishes in her freshman, sophomore and junior seasons. Now a senior, and one of the leaders of the Lady Buffs, Leeper made the next step of her career -- both bowling and academic-wise -- a reality when she signed an NJCAA National Letter-of-Intent to attend Barton Community College in Great Bend next fall.
Tuesday's anticipated showdown with the Great Bend Panthers bowling teams was every bit as advertised. The Lady Buffs were dominant against the Lady Panthers, sweeping 9 of the 11 points in the WAC race, while also earning the second and third highest 3-game series medals behind the performance of Emilee Giger (557) and Angelina Leeper (556). On the flip side, the Buffs' boys struggled on their home lanes at Hard Rock, winning just 2 of the 11 points available against the Panthers.
For the fifth time in six meets, the Garden City High School boys swimming team brought home the first-place trophy, this time on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the Hays Invitational. It was a big and impressive victory for the Buffaloes, rolling up 569 points while winning 9 of the 11 events. Junction City was a distant second with 387 points while WAC opponents Dodge City (371), Hays (334) and Liberal (204) rounded out the team scoring.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.