BUFFS ROUNDUP: Friday, January 31, 2020
Garden City High School’s girls and boys bowling teams got the perfect outcome Thursday when they won all 11 points available in their Western Athletic Conference dual match at rival Dodge City.
The match, held at Spare Tyme Bowl in Dodge City, saw the Lady Buffs capture all three games of American 10-Pin format with a 2,265 series (695-794-776) against Dodge City’s 2,030 (660-646-724). In the 3-Game Baker Format, the Lady Buffs out-dueled their rivals 190-130, 221-179, and 207-169. Combined, the Buffs totaled 2,883 pins to Dodge City’s 2,508.
Senior Angelina Leeper led the way with a 594 series on games of 185-228-181. She was followed by sophomore Holly Bridges (190-178-196=564) and Emilee Giger at 560 (162-154-244). Karly Larson was next at 506 (155-196-155) with Lily Ann Leeper (480) and Britney Cruz (473) rounding out the 3-game series totals.
On the boys side of things, the Buffs rebounded from a tough outing the week before against Great Bend, but used the momentum from a second-place finish at the 32-team Great Plains Invitational in Wichita last weekend, to blank the Red Demons by the same 11-0 count.
The Buffs squeaked out a 690-683 first-game win and then warmed up to win the next two games 793-571 and 845-680. In the Baker Format, the Buffs won 225-141, 208-142 and 136-121. Combined totals were 2,897 for the Buffs and 2,338 for Dodge City.
Individual 3-game series leader was sophomore Kaden Whitehurst, who rolled a 650 series with games of 181-190 and 279. Caleb Carr followed at 553 (173-204-176) and Dionicio Resendiz was close behind at 526 (149-168-209). Ty Weilert followed at 523 (158-226-130), Justin Erwin at 508 (166-161-181) and Zane Roth at 507 (170-173-164).
The Buffs were traveling to Wichita on Friday to prepare for the Campus Invitational, which will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at Seneca Bowl.
at Dodge City
Point Totals – Garden City 11, Dodge City 0
3-Game American 10-Pin: Garden City, 695-794-776=2265; Dodge City, 660-646-724=2030.
Individual: Angelina Leeper (185-228-181=594; Holly Bridges (190-178-196=564; Emilee Giger (162-154-244=560; Karly Larson (155-196-155=506); Lily Ann Leeper (153-179-148=480); Britney Cruz (158-191-124=473).
Baker Scores: Garden City, 190-221-207=618; Dodge City, 130-179-169=478.
Total Pins Combined: Garden City, 2883; Dodge City, 2508.
Point Totals: Garden City 11, Dodge City 0
3-Game American 10-Pin: Garden City, 690-793-845=2328; Dodge City, 683-571-680=1934.
Individual: Kaden Whitehurst (181-190-279=650); Caleb Carr (173-204-176=553); Dionicio Resendiz (149-168-209=526); Ty Weilert (158-226-139=523); Justin Erwin (166-161-181=508); Zane Roth (170-173-164=507).
Baker Scores: Garden City, 225-208-136=569; Dodge City, 141-142-121=404.
Total Pins Combined: Garden City, 2897; Dodge City, 2338.
Garden City High School’s boys wrestling team, which was ranked No. 2 in Class 6A by the Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association, had to face the No. 4-ranked Class 5A Great Bend Panthers Thursday night in a home Western Athletic Conference dual with a depleted roster.
The Buffs were without starters Diago Hernandez (132), Jacob Holt (138) and Matt Smith (220), all missing due to injuries, according to GCHS coaches. They also did not have anybody slotted into the 285-pound division.
As a result, the Buffs came up on the short side of a 46-33 dual setback to the Panthers. It left the Buffs with a 1-2 record in the WAC.
Four Buffs garnered wins on the mat against the Panthers. Alex Hands won by fall (5:00) at 113 pounds and Silas Pineda earned a dramatic 2-0 sudden-victory-1 triumph at 120 pounds. Sebastian Rodriguez captured a fall at 0:47 in the 132-pound division, with Josh Janas claiming a fall at 5:01 in the 152-pound weight class. Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Wessels won by forfeit at 170 and 195 pounds.
The Buffs had a quick turnaround as the 62nd Rocky Welton Invitational got under way on Friday at 9 a.m. at The Garden. The big event, with 40-plus teams competing from five states, will continue through Saturday evening.
Great Bend 46, Garden City 33
106: Gael Terrazas, GC lost by fall, 1:38; 113: Alex Hands, GC, won by fall, 5:00; 120: Silas Pineda, GC won by sudden victory-1, 2-0; 126: Ryan Heiman, GC, lost by maj. dec., 9-0; 132: Sebastian Rodriguez, GC, won by fall, 0:47; 138: Erick Dominguez, GC, lost by fall, 3:15; 145: Ben Dunlap, GC, lost by fall, 3:46; 152: Josh Janas, GC, won by fall, 5:01; 160: Jared Arellano, GC, lost by fall, 4:33; 170: Alex Rodriguez, GC, won by forfeit; 182: Alan Chairez, GC, lost by fall, 1:30; 195: Ryan Wessels, GC, won by forfeit; 220: Isaiah Barrett, GC, lost by fall, 1:29; 285: GC lost by forfeit, no entry.
The Newton Invitational has always provided the Garden City Lady Buffs basketball team with some of its toughest competition of the season.
Thursday in Newton was no exception as the Lady Buffs lost a one-sided 67-25 decision to No. 3-ranked Class 5A Andover Central in its first game of the 3-team round robin Pool Play.
The Buffs will play Wichita-Kapaun Mt. Carmel at 6 p.m. Friday to determine whether it will play for fifth place or third place on Saturday.
In Thursday’s match-up, the Buffs trailed by scores of 18-7, 43-10 and 63-19 at the quarter stops.
Freshman Amaya Gallegos led the way with 11 points. Andover Central’s red-hot shooting included 13 3-point baskets.
Garden City 7 3 9 6 — 25
Andover Central 18 25 20 4 — 67
Garden City (7-4) — Beasley 2, Becerril 6, Gallegos 11, Simmons 3, Turner 3.
3-point goals: Garden City 2 (Becerril 2). Andover Central 13.