Buffs golf regional runner up; soccer edges out North

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Garden City, Kan (westernkansasnews.com)-For a split second following last year’s runner-up finish at state, reflection and reality set in that Abbi Shaddix was taking her unbelievable talents elsewhere. Later we found out there would be a coaching change. 

No matter the so-called adversity, the Garden City girls’ golf team persevered through all of it, and are now a round away from claiming a state title. Walker Frey’s team completed a runner-up finish in Tuesday’s 6A regional at Reflection Golf Course in Wichita. 

Sophomore Danielle Gaspar was tied for second before losing in a tiebreaker. She ended finishing third with a 90; Lindsay Bradstreet came in sixth with a 96. As a team, the Buffs shot a 403 behind regional champ Wichita Northwest’s 375. 

As a team, Dodge City did not qualify-finishing fifth. But senior Whitney Winter punched her ticket to state with a 10th place finish. It’s her third trip in four years. 

Soccer

Wichita North Cup 1st Round

Garden City 3, Wichita North 2-Alex Morales, Sebastian Kyaw and Erik Barragan netted goals as the Buffaloes held off North in the first round of the Wichita North Cup. 

Other Scores

Dodge City 6, Great Bend 1