Spring successes bring end to 2018-19 athletic season

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.

Scott leaves a legacy of educating local youth

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.

GCHS’ Tull looks to make final big splash at State swim meet

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.

Dart-Foster, pitcher-catcher combo has long history

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.

Buffs’ Audrain sets sights on potential record-breaking senior finale

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.

Lager overcomes missed season to help spark 2019 Buffs baseball

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.

Buffs’ Darter, Keller make a run into Buffs Tennis History

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.

Lady Buffs’ Elyssa Salazar closing in on end of stellar career

You might not find Elyssa Salazar’s name often as the leading goal scorer for the Garden City High School Lady Buffs soccer team, or the leading point scorer when she was playing basketball in the winter months.

Taylor Savolt savoring final year as GCHS track star

By Brett Marshall It seems just like yesterday that Taylor Savolt left her middle school track and field records and medals to move on to the stage at Garden City High School. She has medaled in every event (long jump, triple jump, 300 hurdles, 4x400-meter relay) in which she has competed in three years at … Continue reading Taylor Savolt savoring final year as GCHS track star

Girls Basketball Season Wrap-Up

On the girls side of the hardcourt, 5-11 sophomore Keyhana Turner was tabbed to the first team all-WAC while senior Elyssa Salazar was chosen to the second team. The Lady Buffs finished the season as the 6A sub-state runner-up to Liberal with a 12-10 record. The Buffs went 3-5 in the WAC, sweeping Great Bend and splitting with Dodge City while falling twice each to Liberal and Hays.