Debate on keeping Big Pool sparks conflict

Jordan Koerperich  Sugar Beet staff reporter The future of one of Garden City’s most famous historical landmarks is uncertain. When the ‘Big Pool’ first opened on July 18, 1922 a band played as hundreds of people hit the water to inaugurate Garden City’s first summer swim season.

Big prize awaits Buffs’ bowlers at Class 6A regionals

The Garden City Buffaloes girls and boys bowling teams will compete Friday at the Class 6A regional in Hutchinson at The Alley. The top 3 teams in each division will earn berths in the state meet at North Rock Lanes in Wichita on March 1, along with six other individuals whose teams do not advance.

New brewhouse hits Main Street

Cassidy Knoll Sugar Beet staff reporter  As a small town, there are quite a few things that Garden City has been missing, and a brewery is one of them. People in Garden City have been asking for something like this for a long time, and it’s finally been brought to life with the Flat Mountain Brewery, co-owned by Jorge Guzman, Carlos Mantilla, and John Chappel.

Free ACT opportunity for all

Olivia Hanigan Sugar Beet staff reporter For the first time in the school’s history, Garden City High School will be offering a free ACT test to all juniors and seniors who have not yet taken the exam. 

Swimmers prepare for conference meet

Emily Ortiz Sugar Beet staff reporter The buffs boys swim team made a splash in Manhattan, Kan. The boy swimmers cut lots of time off of many of their races. They are working hard to keep working hard towards getting better.

Wrestling takes down competition

Cambry Hitchcock  Sugar Beet staff reporter  The Buffalo wrestling team is fresh off a fifth place finish at the biggest Rocky Welten Invitational held at Garden City high school. 

Buff bowlers’ season rolls on

Buffalo bowling strikes out, in a good way, on Jan. 31 at their Liberal dual along with the Campus Invitational on Feb. 2. The Buffalo girls’ varsity took all 11 WAC (Western Athletic Conference) point at their dual against Liberal at Hard Rock Lanes.

Girls’ basketball on a fast break

The Lady Buffs are making their way through the season, being lead by varsity leading scorer Elyssa Salazar, health academy senior. “The team has been great, we all work together and try to figure out each other’s roles on the court,” Salazar said. “The season has gone better than I expected it to be for myself.”

Boys’ basketball fall short in OT

February, the month known for pink and red hearts, more like the month of high school basketball. The 2018-19 Buffaloes (boys) are coming off two wins this weekend beating both Guymon and Hays, and a loss to Dodge for an overall record of 11 wins and four losses.

Students upset over second year without dance

The tradition surrounding dances at Garden City High School is that there is no tradition. From Sadie Hawkins style homecomings to a spring luau, each year brings a new twist on the age-old tradition of school dances. Last year, however, GCHS kept the festivities to a minimum with only a casual fall homecoming dance and prom. This year, students can expect the same. There will be no dance to round off homecoming week this winter.