In just two short school years, the always solid Garden City High School girls and boys golf teams enjoyed immense success under the guidance of Trent Specht. But Specht, recently seeing an expansion of his family, has decided to hang up the coaching and teaching duties, to exchange it for a job in Wichita with Edward Jones Investments. That will mean a move during the summer, with the search for his replacement now under way.
For the past two or three seasons, Rod Robinson had been contemplating his future retirement plans from teaching and coaching tennis in USD 457 in Garden City. After all, he had reached the age of 60 on New Year’s Eve, 2019, and had been teaching and coaching in the district for 28 years. It was, as he said with a glint of sadness, time to hang the coaching the racket up.
Little did she know that on May 16, 2019, the Class 6A regional championship would be the final time to don her Garden City High School Lady Buffs uniform. That was the day Hailey Enriquez and her Lady Buffs played host to Topeka High for a chance to land a berth in the state quarterfinals. But a late goal on a penalty kick by the Lady Trojans would result in a heartbreaking 1-0 setback that ended a season in which Enriquez and her teammates captured the Western Athletic Conference championship with a 5-0-3 record and an overall 11-2-5 mark.
His final basketball season had just been completed with a sub-state basketball loss the first week of March. It was planning to be a normal transition into the spring sports and his senior year of playing baseball at Garden City High School. But things didn’t materialize that way for Carson Tanner, his three senior teammates and the rest of the Buffaloes’ baseball team and other spring sports squads as the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak stopped everything and everyone in their track.
There was never a moment that Garden City High School softball coach Trina Moquett didn’t think Yazmin Vargas was going to be a standout player for her Buffaloes team. She was proven correct in her assessment of Vargas’ abilities when she first became the starting shortstop on a team that would finish third in the Class 6A state tournament for the program’s best performance there. Then, after three seasons of playing for Moquett, the speedy Vargas had established herself as one of the premier players in GCHS history.
BUFFS ROUNDUP: Friday, April 17, 2020 VOLLEYBALL Sometimes things just have a way of working out. Sometimes the stars simply align themselves properly without any explanation. How else would you analyze the recent announcement of four starters off the 2019 Garden City High School volleyball team signing NJCAA letters-of-intent to play next season at Garden … Continue reading Stars align with 4 Lady Buffs volleyball players becoming Lady Busters at GCCC