Author: Gardner News

Bangert scores 10 points in Jaguar loss

Jon Bangert scored 10 points and grabbed 16 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough as the Pioneer Ridge seventh-grade varsity basketball team dropped a 43-24 decision at league-leading Paola, Jan. 27. Bangert’s four first-quarter points kept Pioneer close early. The Jags trailed 11-5 but went to halftime behind 20-12 after the first quarter. Paola secured the win with 14 third-quarter points. “We trailed by 11 after three quarters but still gave our best effort,” said Coach Jeff Davidson. “We played well as a team, and I was proud of the effort.” Besides Bangert, Andrew Halverson added five points and grabbed eight rebounds. Jacob and Nolan Oswald had four points apiece and Michael Trivilino, one...

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Douglas John Bach

Douglas John Bach, 53, of Spring Hill, KS, passed away February 3, 2011 at KU Medical Center. Douglas was born October 24, 1957 to Elizabeth Rose (Jones) Bach in Waynesville, MO. He grew up in Olathe and attended Olathe North High School. Doug moved to Spring Hill 9 years ago. He worked in the food service and catering industry with Cathy’s Catering and Granite City Brewery in Doug enjoyed animals, video games and rock and roll music. He like to work on his car. He was preceded in death by his father Kenneth Bach. Douglas is survived by his mother Elizabeth of Spring Hill and his foster brother Terry W. Thompson of Spring Hill Memorial Services will be 3:00 pm Tuesday, February 8, 2011, at Bruce Funeral Home, 712 S Webster, Spring Hill, 913-592-2244. Memorial Contributions may be made to University of Kansas Cancer Center, 3901 Rainbow Blvd., Mail stop 1027, KC, KS 66160. Condolences may be sent to...

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‘Stangs lose at Monticello

Wheatridge Middle School seventh-grade boys junior varsity and varsity basketball teams lost a pair of hard-fought games Jan. 18 at Monticello Trails. Monticello’s full-court press caused problems all night and led to a 60-17 Mustang defeat. Despite the loss, Kade Loring and Jordan McIntyre paced the offense with six points apiece. In junior varsity action, Monticello shot well behind the three-point arc and captured a 31-13 win. WMS’ Tristen Foster and David Collins turned in fine individual...

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4 GEWC members place at Lee’s Summit Open

Four Gardner Edgerton Wrestling Club members brought back titles from the Lee’s Summit Open wrestling tournament, Jan. 15. Grabbing gold were Zoey Edwards and Noah Crowell, while Alonzo Borjas claimed a silver medal. Emilio Fowler finished in fourth place. Although not placing, Cian Casey, Alex Weber, James Edwards, Zach Norton and Matthew Klaurens turned in encouraging performances. GEWC got silver medal performances from Dan Fraley, Brendon Grossman, Dawson, Burgoon and Bryce Eckelberry at the Shawnee Mission Northwest Novice meet Jan. 15. A third-place award went to Parker Grossman and fourth places went to Keleigh Norton and Dylan Andrews. A fifth place went to Fred...

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Legal Notice First Published Feb 2, 2011

CITY OF GARDNER, KANSAS NOTICE TO BIDDERS Sealed Bids for surface preparation and painting of the Gardner Zero Depth/Lazy River and Baby Pool will be received by the City of Gardner, Kansas, at the Gardner Parks and Recreation Department Customer Service Center until February 25, 2011, 3:00 p.m.  Any bid received after the designated closing time will be returned unopened. All bids shall be submitted to the City of Gardner, Kansas, Parks and Recreation Department, and marked BID FOR SURFACE PREPARATION AND PAINTING THE GARDNER ZERO DEPTH/LAZY RIVER AND BABY POOL. Copies of specifications are on file at the Gardner City Hall, Parks and Recreation Department, 120 East Main Street, Gardner, Kansas 66030.  Contractors desiring the Contract Documents for use in preparing bids may obtain a set of such documents from Gardner Parks and Recreation Department at no cost. Pre-bid questions and concerns should be directed to Sean Swartz, Parks and Recreation Maintenance Supervisor, at (913)...

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Alice Faye Posch, 71, of Spring Hill, KS

Alice Faye Posch, 71, of Spring Hill, KS, passed away January 27, 2011 at her home.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 am Monday, January 31, 2011, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Gardner, KS.  Burial will follow at St. Columbia Catholic Cemetery, Gardner.   Visitation will be from 4 – 6:00 pm Sunday, January 30, 2011 at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner with a Rosary at 6:00 pm.  Memorial Contributions may be made to the Sacred Heart Building Fund or Olathe Hospice.  Condolences may be sent to www.brucefuneralhome.com Alice was born January 19, 1940 in Wichita, KS to Alfonse E. and Frances Elizabeth (Belton) Bosh.  She graduated from high school in Lincolnville, KS and attended Wichita Newman and K-State.  Her first job was a bookkeeper for the Lincolnville Elevator.  Alice married Robert Michael Posch on June 10, 1967 in Pilsen, KS.  They moved to Wichita, and then the Olathe, Spring Hill area 25 years ago. She worked for the Bishop at the Cathedral in Wichita.   She was a receptionist and bookkeeper for Adolescence Treatment for Children in Olathe, retiring in 2002 to care for her beloved grandchildren.  She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and the Altar Society.   She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother James Bosh.  Alice is survived by her husband Robert of the home; sons Christopher R Posch of...

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Shirley Irene Morrison, 71, of Independence, MO

Shirley Irene Morrison, 71, of Independence, MO, passed away January 26, 2011, at her daughter’s home in Salinas, CA.  Memorial Service will be 10:00 am Friday, February 4, 2011 at Bruce Funeral Home, Spring Hill, KS, (913) 592-2244.  Inurnment will follow at Spring Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 6 – 8:00 pm Thursday, February 3, 2011, also at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  Condolences may be sent to www.brucefuneralhome.com Shirley was born June 29, 1939 in Spring Hill, KS, to Tommy and Mary Ruby (Letcher) Morrison.  She graduated from Spring Hill High School in 1957 and attended St. Mary’s, in Xavier, KS, for three years.  She moved to Independence, MO where she was a Registered Nurse in home health and later she retired as a Nursing Home Supervisor at Kingswood.  She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers Donald and Jimmy.  Shirley is survived by her daughters Stacy Roy and her spouse Ronald Roy of Millbury, MA and Dana Sue Rogers and partner Bev Doerr of Salinas, CA; granddaughters Sarah and Alison and great grandchildren Austin and Alexa; brothers Eldon Morrison and Robert Morrison of Spring Hill, KS and sister Naomi Johnson of Salina,...

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William Robert “Bill” Wilson, 88, of Spring Hill

William Robert “Bill” Wilson, 88, of Spring Hill, KS, passed away January 28, 2011, at Blackhawk Assisted Living in Spring Hill.  Funeral Services will be 10:00 am Thursday, February 3, 2011, at Bruce Funeral Home 712 S Webster, Spring Hill, KS, 913-592-2244.  Burial will follow at Spring Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5-7 pm Wednesday, February 2, 2011, also at the funeral home.  Memorial Contributions may be made to the Spring Hill Cemetery Board or Blackhawk Assisted Living.  Condolences may be sent to www.brucefuneralhome.com Bill was born October 12, 1922 in Vaughn, AR to William Riley and Hattie Alice (Page) Wilson.  They moved to Spring Hill when he was seven.  He graduated from Spring Hill High School in 1940 and attended Iola Jr. College.  Bill married Merrial J. Brown on July 17, 1942 in Olathe, KS, and was a devoted husband to her until his death.  He then served three years in the Army during WWII.  He was a rural mail carrier for 33 years with the Spring Hill Post Office.  He also worked at North American Airlines-Kansas City and for Farmland Industries Coop.    Bill loved Spring Hill and was active in his community.  He was a member of the Spring Hill United Methodist Church, a 55 year member of the Spring Hill Masonic Lodge, the Spring Hill American Legion, the American Rural Letter Carrier Assoc. and served...

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Mavs junior varsity defeats Louisburg

Nick Reynolds grabbed 13 rebounds and Garrett Kroutch collected four steals, leading the Spring Hill Mav eighth-grade junior varsity boys basketball team to a 43-22 win versus Louisburg, Jan. 18. Ten players notched the scoring column for the Mavs and seven players dished out at least one assist in the win. In eighth-grade varsity action, the Mavs dropped a hard-fought 46-32 decision to Louisburg. Spring Hill trailed just 24-17 at halftime but got outscored by seven points in the third quarter. From there, Louisburg held on for victory. Despite the loss, Danny Hodge dished out six assists and Michael Londene grabbed six...

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Hughes, Bruce lead Jaguars to victory

Tanner Hughes and Jadon Pearson-Bruce scored nine points apiece leading the Pioneer Ridge eighth-grade varsity boys basketball team to an impressive 44-27 win at Basehor-Linwood, Jan. 18. Pioneer, 1-2, built an 11-6 first-quarter lead and went up 27-10 by halftime. The Jags secured their first win with 17 second-half points. “The team played well defensively, especially in the first half,” said Coach Kevin Collins. “We converted several steals into points the second half and that helped.” Other scoring came from Conner McGuire (six) and Jacob Haywood (six). Jake Huppe had five; Zach Shelton, four; Taylor Webb and Tanner Tribble, two; and Carson Hobby, one point. Haywood grabbed six rebounds and Webb and Hughes collected three...

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Hultgren’s 15 points leads Mustangs home win

Kyle Hultgren fired in 15 points and Brett Wright added 14 leading the Wheatridge Middle School eighth-grade boys basketball team to a 60-31 home win Jan. 18 versus Monticello Trails. Wright’s three-pointer to start the game got WMS rolling and by halftime the Mustangs owned a 26-21 lead. In the second half, WMS stepped up its defense and got the transition game going to score 34 points. “This might be the best basketball I’ve seen by an eighth-grade team,” said Coach John Bass. “To score 60 points in just 24 minutes and have a running clock the final four minutes is special.” Josh Lang had 13 points and three three-pointers and Chad Enright added 12 points and three three-pointers. Sean Callahan grabbed three offensive rebounds; Kyle Stubler dished out four assists and Traezon Henderson collected four steals. It was the same winning story in junior varsity action as WMS posted a hard-fought 35-30 win versus Monticello. Trailing 12-9 at halftime, WMS unloaded for 17 third-quarter points and went up 26-17 heading into the final frame. WMS withstood a furious fourth-quarter Timberwolf rally and secured the five-point win. Leading the way was Derek Plank with seven points while Hayes Favinger added six points and grabbed nine rebounds. Derek Ruddy and Anthony Smartt had four points; Grant Hamblin, three; Brody Kauffman, two; and David Rossi and Ashton Vega, one...

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‘Blazer freshman lose twice

The Gardner Edgerton High School freshmen boys basketball team dropped a pair of hard-fought losses to St. Thomas Aquinas and Blue Valley Northwest last week. Jared Hobby scored seven points and Brett Wolford, six points in a 42-26 loss to STA. Will Cook and Zach Scroggin added four points. Versus Northwest, Jan. 20, GEHS lost a 38-29 decision despite 10 points from Hobby. Cook added five and Jaylon Radel, four points. “We are showing improvement but still have a ways to go,” said Coach Ty Pfannenstiel. “Our intensity has been much...

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Pioneer Ridge 8th grade Jags lose at Basehor

The Pioneer Ridge eighth-grade junior varsity boys slipped to 1-2 with a tough 18-11 loss at Basehor-Linwood, Jan. 18. “We had a tough time getting our offense in gear,” said Coach Stan Watchous. Despite the offensive woes, PRMS got six points from Colton Mullin and four points from Bryan Njogu. Jake Ellis canned a free throw. Bobby Becker and Njogu grabbed seven rebounds, Anthony Cisneros had three boards and Jacob Sutterby, one. Defensively, Becker, Cisneros, Njogu, and Mullin each collected two...

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Broncos 2nd at invite

Battling until the end, the Spring Hill Broncos captured second place in their annual invitational tournament Jan. 18-21. Spring Hill turned back Metro Academy 57-47 in the semi-final, Jan. 20 before falling to the Sabres of Sumner Academy, 81-42 in the championship tilt. “Overall, I thought we played pretty well in the tourney,” said Coach Rick O’Neil. “The kids are making improvements and look ready for the stretch drive of the season.” O’Neil said he liked the way his Broncos played in a 10-point win versus Metro. Spring Hill trailed 15-12 after one quarter but took control with 20 second-half points. Brady Donahue led the way with seven points in the quarter and Eric Kahn added four points. Up 32-20 at halftime, Spring Hill tacked on 25 second-half points and held on for victory. Statistically, Spring Hill connected on 42 percent of its field goals and sank 22 of 33 from the charity stripe. Its pressure defense forced 26 Metro turnovers and limited the Warriors to just 31 percent field goal shooting. Meanwhile, Eric Kahn led the offense with 13 points while Brady Donahue added 11 points. Derek Bybee had nine points; Austin Miller and Robbie Sharemet, eight; Zach Pickett, four; and Niles Kahn and Dylan Shafer, two points. Things proved a bit more difficult in an 81-42 championship loss to Sumner Academy, Jan. 21. Sumner, which shot 69...

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Hodge’s 24 points keeps Lady Broncos perfect

Jami Hodge fired in 24 points leading the Lady Broncos basketball team to a big road win at Louisburg, Jan. 21. With the win, Spring Hill moved to 5-0 in the Frontier League, 8-1 overall, and look in good shape to defend their Top Gun Tourney title in Wellsville this week. Spring Hill jumped to a 12-11 first-quarter lead and went up 34-25 by halftime. The Lady Broncos tacked on 21 second-half points to secure the win. We scored 22 points in the second quarter and that really got us going,” said Coach Clay Frigon. “We got out and ran well and really stepped up the defensive effort.” Hodge had a big night connecting on seven of 10 free throws and canning three treys. Besides Hodge, Courtney Swope sank seven of 11 charity tosses and scored 15 points. Ericka Simpson had nine points; Macy Carbajo, three; Melody Hanson, two; and Mollie Ravnikar and Ashley Schoenhofer, one point. Spring Hill, now ranked number one in The Kansas City Star small class poll, will try to defend its Top Gun Tournament title in Wellsville, Jan. 25-29. First test comes at 5:15 p.m. Jan. 26 versus Anderson County. A win will land the Lady Broncos in a second round game versus either St. Mary’s or Piper on Jan....

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Lady ‘Blazers drop contest to Blue Valley High

Dave Switzer Special to The Gardner News Blue Valley won the battle at the free throw stripe which would lead to a 52-43 win over Gardner Edgerton in an EKL varsity girls’ game played on Jan. 21. The Tigers hit 18 of 27 charities in the game while GE would only sink 6 of 15. Both teams shot well from the field, each hitting over 45 percent of their attempts on two-point field goal attempts.  Blue Valley hit 44 percent of their three-point shots while the Lady ‘Blazers would hit 33 percent of their attempts from three-point land. The Tigers led from the outset, holding an 11-8 advantage after one period and increasing that to 29-22 at the half. GE stayed within striking distance for most of the final two periods, trailing 43-33 after three periods before falling 52-43. Tonisha Walker and Ashlee Bilhimer led GE in scoring with ten points each.  Bilhimer hit five of her eight field goal attempts in her double-digit scoring effort while Walker was three of six from the field and four from the free throw line in her superb outing. Dani Plank added seven, Kiley Reindl-Boden had six which included two trifectas, and Kari Devlin had four.  Molly Porter added three and Izzy Mullins and Britany Parks had two points and one point respectively.Plank led the rebounding effort with five caroms. “We ran...

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GEHS matmen medal at Newton Tourney

The Gardner Edgerton High School wrestlers took their show on the road Jan. 18 and brought back two individual Newton Tournament wrestling titles. T.J. Stokes won the 125 pound division turning back Cody Beasley of Campus, the number one-ranked all-classes wrestler, in the finals, 8-1. He also placed ahead of number one-ranked 5A wrestler Colby Watters of Ark City. Equally impressive was Williams, who beat several ranked wrestlers on his way to his first place title. Just a freshman, Williams entered the tourney as the number six seed at 140 pounds, but earned the title. Senior Kyle Pacheco battled his way through a tough tourney bracket and secured fifth place. The 215-pound division was one of the toughest classes of the tourney and Pacheco excelled. Pacheco, ranked five in the 5A 215-pound class, defeated the number three-ranked wrestler for fifth place. Placing eighth were Austin Keehn and Alex...

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Bronco matmen 6th at Hays invite

Coby Morris’ gold medal at 189 pounds highlighted an impressive performance by the Spring Hill Bronco wrestling team at the Hays Invitational, Jan. 19-21. Morris, a junior and number eight seed, gave the Broncos momentum with his gold medal performance. “I was real pleased with Coby’s effort,” said Coach Tucker Woofter. “It gave us a lot of momentum.” Equally impressive was sophomore Corey Spader, who brought back a silver medal at 112 pounds. Third-place awards went to senior Taylor Kettler (215 pounds) and freshman Blake Hampton (160 pounds). A fourth-place award went to senior Michael Nemer at 119 pounds. Stepping up with a fifth-place finish at 152 pounds was junior Jeff Lovetinsky. He replaced an injured Charlie Briggs in the line-up and responded with an inspiring performance. “Jeff stepped up and really did an excellent job,” Woofter added. Earning sixth place at 171 pounds was junior Tyler Jensen. Teamwise, Spring Hill finished sixth place in a competitive field of 24 teams. “Overall, I was real pleased with our performance,” Woofter added. “We overcame some injuries and had some encouraging efforts.” It will be a busy week for the Broncos. The junior varsity travels to Blue Valley Northwest on Jan. 26 and the Fort Scott Invitational, Jan. 29. The varsity travels to the Baldwin Invite, Jan....

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‘Blazers boys basketball squad takes third place at El Dorado Tourney

Dave Switzer Special to The Gardner News The Gardner Edgerton Boys ventured out of the EKL and down Interstate 35 to compete in the El Dorado tourney last week.  GE accorded themselves well, winning the third place trophy with two impressive wins. The ‘Blazers got off to a great start  by defeating Great Bend 61-53 in a first round game on Jan. 20.  Facing a Panther team that was once coached by current GEHS coach Jeff Langrehr, the ‘Blazers used 24 points from Bubba Starling to key a 61-53 victory. The ‘Blazers trailed after one period and had a narrow two point margin at intermission before using a strong second half to post the victory over Great Bend-a traditional .state power. Besides Starling’s 24 points, Dilon Dodson added seven, Dan Mauszycki and Kyle Huppe each had six, Tanner Webb had five, Zack Hickman and CJ Hall had four each, Matt Plank added three and Tommy Brady had two in the victory. That win landed the ‘Blazers in a semi-final contest with Wichita Collegiate-one of the state’s top ranked 3A teams. In another competitive match, GE fell 68-62. The ‘Blazers led 14-12 after one period before falling behind at half 28-26. Collegiate increased that advantage to seven entering the fourth period before GE rallied to retake the lead before falling 68-62. Starling scored 22 points to lead the club.  Webb...

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Alice Faye Posch

Alice Faye Posch, 71, of Spring Hill, KS, passed away January 27, 2011 at her home. Alice was born January 19, 1940 in Wichita, KS to Alfonse E. and Frances Elizabeth (Belton) Bosh.  She graduated from high school in Lincolnville, KS and attended Wichita Newman and K-State.  Her first job was a bookkeeper for the Lincolnville Elevator.  Alice married Robert Michael Posch on June 10, 1967 in Pilsen, KS.  They moved to Wichita, and then the Olathe, Spring Hill area 25 years ago. She worked for the Bishop at the Cathedral in Wichita.   She was a receptionist and bookkeeper for Adolescence Treatment for Children in Olathe, retiring in 2002 to care for her beloved grandchildren.  She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and the Altar Society.   She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother James Bosh.  Alice is survived by her husband Robert of the home; sons Christopher R Posch of Lenexa, KS and Jason F. Posch and wife Gayla of Gardner; daughter Becky Butash and husband Brian of Gardner; and six grandchildren, Jacob, Tyler, Dylan, Madeline, Addisyn, and Jordyn. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 am Monday, January 31, 2011, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Gardner, KS.  Burial will follow at St. Columbia Catholic Cemetery, Gardner.   Visitation will be from 4 – 6:00 pm Sunday, January 30, 2011 at Bruce...

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