In their final tune-up for the 2020 Western Athletic Conference championship, the Garden City Buffaloes cross country teams competed Saturday, Oct. 10, at the El Dorado Invitational.
Facing many new schools and runners, the Buffs' boys were paced by top 5 finishers Devin Chappel, who was fourth in a time of 17:15.96 over the 5k+100-meter layout, and fifth-place finisher Brody Hoff, who clocked a time of 17:16.06, just .1 of a second off his teammate.
The 2020 football season remains a struggle for the Garden City Buffaloes after Friday night's road loss to a talented Wichita-Kapaun Mt. Carmel football team.
The loss, a 56-0 decision in which a running clock was employed for the fourth quarter, was the first time since 2007, a period covering 121 games, in which the Buffaloes offense did not score.
The McPherson Invitational Tournament is always one of the toughest tournaments in which the Garden City High School Lady Buffaloes volleyball team competes.
Saturday was no different for 2020 as Trista Bailey utilized a variety of lineups to provide her team some much-needed game experience and came home with one win in four matches.
All three losses suffered by the Buffs came against teams ranked in the top 10 of their respective classes by the Kansas Volleyball Coaches Association.
It's been a season of close matches for the Garden City Lady Buffaloes volleyball team and Thursday night's home triangular was no different for coach Trista Bailey's squad.
After dominating Ulysses in their first match of the night by scores of 25-15, 25-13, the Lady Buffs then fell in two close sets to rival Dodge City, 23-25, 23-25.
The split left the Lady Buffs with a season record of 11-10 and they only have Friday to rest up for a big day at the McPherson Invitational on Saturday.
It's been a season of near-misses for the Garden City Buffaloes' boys soccer team.
A youthful roster has provided a crystal ball into a future full of high hopes, and in the 2020 season that inexperience has resulted in a series of narrow setbacks for the Buffs and first-year head coach Jose Vital.
Thursday, Oct. 8, was another example as the Buffs dropped a 1-0 decision on the road to the Great Bend Panthers to close out their Western Athletic Conference season with a 3-5 record. They've lost a pair of 1-goal decisions to Liberal, one to Great Bend and a 2-goal setback earlier to Dodge City.
Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020 It seems as though every Western Athletic Conference boys soccer match turns into a hotly-contested dogfight. Rarely do teams win easily and Tuesday, Oct. 6, was no exception again for the Garden City Buffaloes. The Buffs could not take advantage of 13 shots on goal in the first half before yielding … Continue reading Buffs’ boys soccer suffers another tough WAC loss
The final of five Western Athletic Conference tournaments proved to be a difficult one for the Garden City High School Lady Buffaloes.
On Tuesday, Oct. 6, the Lady Buffs competed at the Great Bend Invitational, played over the Stonebridge Golf Club layout. It has been a course in recent years to cause problems for many of the best WAC golfers.
Tuesday was no exception as an 85 was the best score posted by any WAC golfer, that coming from WAC Player of the Year Taleia McCrae. She was joined by teammates to capture the top four individual spots as the Lady Indians cruised to a 344 total to win by 27 shots over Great Bend.
The Lady Buffs, meanwhile, shot a 384 (4 scores) to place fourth, finishing 8 shots back of third-place Dodge City's 376. Liberal was a distant fifth at 482.
All season, first-year head coach Logan Bevis believed his Garden City Lady Buffs tennis team would prevail in the Western Athletic Conference round-robin championship.
For most of what seems like a lightning-length season which began just barely a month ago, the Lady Buffs had proven they had the ilk to repeat as WAC titleholders.
On Monday, at Liberal's tennis complex, the Lady Buffs reaffirmed Bevis' prediction by claiming their fifth straight WAC crown and sixth in the last seven years.
Devin Chappel continued his strong 2020 fall cross country performances on Saturday, Oct. 3, when he captured the upper-class boys division title of the Newton Invitational.
Chappel covered the 5-kilometer layout in a time of 16:52.16 to win by 12 seconds over Cody Achilles of McPherson (17:04.62). Brody Hoff finished a strong fifth with a time of 18:14.31 but those were the only two high finishes for the Buffalo boys.
The Buffs' boys team finished fifth out of six teams with 93 points while Wamego captured the team crown with 48 points. Dodge City (55), Derby (76) and Campus (86) finished ahead of the Buffs. Liberal was sixth at 145.
The McPherson Invitational is always one of the toughest tournaments in the fall schedule for the Garden City High School girls tennis team.
Saturday, Oct. 3, was no exception as the Lady Buffs finished tied for third with McPherson White at 54 points while McPherson Red captured the title with 75 points and Hutchinson second with 68 points. Campus rounded out the top 5 with 38 points.