With an abbreviated tournament format this year, the Maize Invitational was divided into pool play and the Lady Buffs of Garden City came home with a solid 2-1 record.
That allowed coach Trista Bailey's squad to even their season record at 7-7 after a 1-5 start.
Sage Riggs continued her strong performance of the 2020 high school girls tennis season by claiming first-place Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Valley Center Invitational.
Riggs, a junior, won all three of her matches to capture the No. 1 singles title that helped the Lady Buffs to a third-place team finish with 12 points in what head coach Logan Bevis said was the toughest competition the team had faced thus far this season.
In the long history of the Dodge City-Garden City rivalry, which dates back to 1903, and more recently The Hatchet Game, dating back to 1938, it seems like big plays play a big role in the outcome of this storied matchup between the two Western Athletic Conference schools.
Friday night was no different as the Buffaloes survived a late rally by the Red Demons to escape with a 14-8 triumph at DC's Memorial Stadium to bring the Hatchet back to Garden City after a two-year residency in the Boot Hill town.
Garden City High School's girls volleyball went 2-1 on Thursday at the Ulysses Quadrangular, beating non-league opponents Pratt and Ulysses, but coming up short in a 3-set heartbreaker loss to Western Athletic Conference foe Hays High.
The Lady Buffs, seeing their record now at 5-6, defeated Pratt 25-21, 25-21 and then toppled host Ulysses 25-18, 25-22. In their final match of the night, the Lady Buffs opened the first set against Hays with a 25-14 win only to see the Lady Indians rally with set wins of 20-25 and 28-30 to drop the Buffs.
With all five runners placing in the top 15, the Garden City Buffaloes' boys cross country team edged rival Dodge City for the Hays Invitational title which was run over the Sand Plum layout outside Victoria, Kansas.
The Buffaloes finished with 44 points to slip past Dodge City's 46 points, which countered Dodge City's one-point win two weeks ago at Great Bend.
Garden City High School's boys soccer team hit the road Thursday for a Western Athletic Conference match-up with Liberal's Redskins only to return home after suffering a tough, 4-3, setback to the home team.
The Buffs saw their season record slip to 4-2 overall and 1-1 in the WAC. They were coming off a 10-0 victory on Tuesday at home against TMP-Hays. The Buffs will return to WAC action on Tuesday, Sept. 22, with a match at rival Dodge City with a scheduled pitch for 5 p.m.
Garden City High School's girls tennis team continued its stellar play in the first week of competition by claiming its second straight team title on Tuesday at the Dodge City Invitational.
Following on the heels of its win on Saturday, Sept. 12 in Great Bend, the Lady Buffs scored 29 points, capturing the No. 1 and 2 singles titles along with the No. 2 doubles crown. The only non-winner was the No. 1 doubles team that finished third, losing just one match.
It was the home opener and also Senior Night for the Garden City Buffaloes' boys soccer team on Tuesday, Sept. 15, when they played host to the TMP-Hays Monarchs at Buffalo Stadium.
The Buffaloes, under first-year head coach Jose Vital, made it a memorable night as they rolled to a 10-0 "mercy rule" victory over the visitors in a game halted in the 52nd minute with that 10-goal advantage.
Garden City High School's girls golf team played in its third tournament this season on Monday, Sept. 14, at Willow Tree Golf Course in Liberal.
The Western Athletic Conference tournament saw the Lady Buffs struggle to their lowest finish of the season, placing fourth of the five league schools.
Garden City High School's girls tennis team provided new head coach Logan Bevis with his first team title on Saturday, Sept. 12, by capturing the Great Bend Invitational crown.
Sage Riggs and Brooke Ptacek earned individual titles at the No. 1 and 2 singles slots while the No. 1 doubles team of Ashleigh Chappel and Sydney Nanninga placed second. The No. 2 doubles team of Peighton Tull and Chloe Powell also finished second.