Cold and snowy in early March gave way to windy, rainy and miserable conditions for competitive games and matches for Garden City High School’s eight spring sports. Games postponed and then cancelled; matches played in chilled, wet, windy conditions; track meets postponed and also cancelled. It was, without doubt, one of the toughest springs for high school athletics in southwest Kansas.
It seems like it was inevitable that Renee Scott would make her professional career in education. After all, both of her parents came from large families where education was not just a priority, but a way of life. Her father was a coach and teacher. Her mother also completed a bachelor’s degree in nursing, while her stepmother kept the educational aspect alive by being a principal as well. A sister was a school principal, a brother coached as well. Uncles, aunts added into the educational mix of the Flax family way of life. One gets the picture of the educational importance to the Flax family.
When Emma Tull makes her final qualifying swims at the May 17-18 Class 6A state meet in Topeka, she plans on following that up with a swim in the finals on the second day of the meet.
Since they were 9-year-olds, Hailey Dart and Erykah Foster have pretty much played their entire softball careers with one pitching and the other catching. That’s the way it works when you have a good battery (nickname for pitcher and catcher combo) in the sport.
Sion Audrain received an early introduction into the world of high-level tournament golf. By the time he had reached the age of 10, he had played in multiple national youth golf championships from Florida to California and parts in between.
By all standards, it would have been just as easy for Easton Lager to toss the glove in and the bat down. After all, a freak injury in a physical education class in November of 2017 put an end to what he had hoped would be a promising junior season with the Garden City High School baseball team.
In just their second year of playing varsity doubles together, Garden City High School’s Daniel Darter and Will Keller had made a big leap into the state level competition.