It was a busy weekend for two of Garden City High School’s fall sports squads.

Girls tennis

The Buffs’ girls tennis team opened its season at the Great Bend Invitational, finishing third among eight schools with a score of 35 points. In a close race, Dodge City won with 38 and Great Bend was second with 36.

“It’s going to be a very close WAC race this fall from what the results show,” said GCHS coach Rod Robinson. “The girls all competed well, won some tough matches and lost a couple of close ones. All in all, it was a really good start to our season.”

Carson Linenberger went 3-2 and placed third at No. 1 singles. Taryn Tabor captured first in No. 2 singles by posting a 4-1 record, avenging her lone loss of the day with a 6-5 (7-5) victory over Gentry Schneider of Great Bend in the title match.

Both doubles teams placed second as Alexis Powell and Maddison Bellows went 4-1 at No. 1 while Allison Becker and Ann Douglas went 3-2 in No. 2 doubles.

The Buffs will return to action Tuesday at the Goddard Invitational.


At the Valley Center Invitational, the Buffs volleyball team posted a 3-2 record to finish fourth.

The Buffs opened with a 25-19, 25-15 victory over Campus, but then lost to Bishop Carroll, 25-22, 25-17. They bounced back with a hard-earned three-set win over host Valley Center, 20-25, 25-23, 25-20. That was followed by a 25-14, 25-19 triumph over Clearwater, before ending the day with a 25-22, 25-14 setback at the hands of Andover.

The results left the Buffs with a season record of 7-3, and they will travel to Hays on Thursday for a quadrangular that also includes Ulysses and Pratt.