In the wrestling world of Kansas high school sports, one only had to mention the name “Rocky,” to know that someone was talking about Wallace W. “Rocky” Welton, the legendary coach who guided Garden City High School to six Class 6A state team championships in the 1990s. But to only identify the man who many deemed the “Father” of high school wrestling in Kansas would certainly seem to be short-sighted. He was more than a coach. Welton, who retired from GCHS in 1999 after that sixth state title, passed away in Abilene on Independence Day, July 4, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. He was 83. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Welton family has delayed any public memorial service.
The final two remaining former Garden City High School golfers saw their hopes of making a deep run at the 110th Kansas Amateur Championship swept aside on Friday at Colbert Hills Golf Course in Manhattan.
Former Garden City High School standout Sion Audrain and current GCHS Buffaloes coach Trent Specht advanced to Friday's second round of match play at the 110th Kansas Amateur Championship on Thursday.
Three former Garden City High School golfers and current Buffs' coach Trent Specht opened play Tuesday at the 110th Kansas Amateur Men's Championship. The tournament is being played at Colbert Hills Golf Course in Manhattan. There are 140-plus players in the field, who will play 36 holes of qualifying stroke play Tuesday and Wednesday and then determine the low 64 scores to advance to match play which will run Thursday through Sunday.