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Military update

Air National Guard Airman Ross G. Ackley graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. He is the son of Lori Ackley of Wellsville, Kan. Ackley graduated in 2009 from Wellsville High...

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Trailblazer softball squad post first victory

Gardner Edgerton High School softball squad posted its first win of the season with a 4-3 decision at Paola, April 14. GEHS went up 1-0 in the first inning courtesy of an RBI single by Shelby Plank. The ‘Blazers added another run in the second when Mackenzie Skeens stroked an RBI single. Up 2-0, GEHS added two more tallies in the fifth inning from RBI singles by Jacquelyn Silva and Alexis Pacheco. Paola rallied with two tallies in the sixth and another in the seventh, but fell one run short. Kirsten Leffert was the winning pitcher as the ‘Blazers handed first year head coach Joanne Calvin her first victory. Inclement weather forced an early end to game two. GEHS trailed 3-2 in the second inning when the game was called. When the game was suspended, GEHS had Ashleigh Perry at third base and Peyton Weekly at second base with Skeens at bat. GEHS got right back at it April 19 at Ottawa. A home doubleheader with Blue Valley Southwest is set for April...

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WMS Mustang boys win track triangular

Wheatridge Middle School’s seventh-grade boys track team dominated their home triangular, April 14 out-pointing runner-up Baldwin, 66-57. Nolan Beets and Andrew Sprague were double winners. Beets raced to a gold at 100 meters in 12.84 and won the 400 meters in 1:00.84. Sprague heaved the shot put 39’6 ½” and tossed the discus 105’2 1/4″. Dylan Adams won the pole vault at 6’6″. Other golds came from the 800, 1600, and medley relay teams. The seventh-grade girls took second place scoring 40 points. Leading the way were gold medal winners Abby Buie (pole vault, 6′) and Tiranda Tenove (1600, 6:06.43.) The eighth-grade boys were also second scoring an impressive 61 points. Marcus Gilmore won the 100 in 12.3 and 200 in 25.02. Jordon Peralez won the 1600 in 5:24 and the 800 meter relay took first. The eighth-grade girls finished third with 46 ½ points behind double winner Allison Koelzer. Koelzer won the pole vault at 6’6″ and the 200 at 30.21. Lily Keohane won the 3200 meters at 14:45. The medley relay also took top...

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SHHS Broncos sweep Baldwin the diamond

Using timely hitting and solid defense, Spring Hill swept a doubleheader at Baldwin, April 12. In the opener, Spring Hill held on for an 11-9 win and rallied for a 6-5 victory in game two. “We picked up two big road wins,” said Coach David Londene. “Things are starting to come together.” Game one saw Spring Hill jump to a 5-3 lead after four innings and hold on for an 11-9 win. Zach Pickett was the winning pitcher. He faced 23 batters in five innings, allowing just six hits and striking out six. Nate Keegan closed, pitching two innings of solid relief. Meanwhile, Derek Bybee and Miles Updike stroked home runs and collected two hits apiece. Adam Nunn drove in two RBI and Brady Donahue scored three times. Things proved a bit more difficult in game two as Spring Hill had to rally for a 6-5 win. Trailing 5-1, Spring Hill rallied for five runs with two outs in the seventh inning to sweep the doubleheader. Baldwin touched Spring Hill starter Zach Gierrens for four runs, three earned, in just one and two-thirds innings. Excellent relief pitching by Jeff Lovetinsky saved the day. Lovetinsky hurled 5 1/3 innings, striking out eight and allowing just five hits. “Jeff really pitched well and gave us an opportunity to rally,” added Londene. “The kids kept battling and found a way to win.”...

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‘Blazers dominate shortened Olathe invite

Inclement weather brought an early end to the Olathe Invitational, April 15, but couldn’t keep the ‘Blazers from another dominating performance. Temperatures dipped to the low 40’s and a cold, driving rain forced track officials to cancel the meet after 13 events. “Once again, we competed very well in bad weather conditions,” said Coach Larry Ward. “The girls won eight of the 13 completed events and the boys continue to show a lot of improvement.” Jalisa Brice had a big day. She leaped 15’7″ to win the long jump and her 36’6″ triple jump was good enough for gold. She teamed with Brittney Parks, Taylor Claybon, and Kyla Martin to win the 400 relay in 52:01. GEHS got a 1-2-3 sweep in the javelin led by Dani Plank’s gold medal throw of 141’11″. Ashlee Bilhimer took second (122’1″) and freshman Jill Starling was third with a throw of 110’4″. Plank’s other gold came in the shot put with a heave of 35’3″. Kyra Burcham took fourth with a 33’10″ effort. Other golds came from McKenzie Scroggin (1600, 5:46.9), Chanel Davis (110 hurdles, 17.1), and Cassie Wait (pole vault, 10’0″). Natalie Mitchell took third in the pole vault clearing 9’6″ and McKenzie Smith tied for fourth clearing 9’0″. Hannah Culbertson’s discus toss of 106’8″ took third. Plank finished fourth with a mark of 102’4″ and Burcham, fifth with 98’9″. On...

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‘Blazers lose twice to STA

A pair of losses to St. Thomas Aquinas last week dropped the ‘Blazer baseball team record to 2-5. At Aquinas April 12, GEHS fell behind 10-4 after four innings and lost a 13-9 decision. STA jumped to a 4-0 first-inning lead. Back came the ‘Blazers with a first inning run thanks to an RBI hit by Zach Pruitt. STA took control with a run in the second and five more in the third inning. GEHS rallied for three runs in the fourth on back-to-back doubles from Trevor Martin and John Means. Trailing 13-4 in the seventh, GEHS went to work. After Austin Goldsmith singled, Alex Winkler reached on an error. Ryan Goetzmann and Caleb Clarke walked and Martin stroked a 1-0 pitch for a grand slam pulling GEHS within 13-9. However, a ground out ended the game. At GEHS April 14, the Saints recorded a 16-4 win. The ‘Blazers got back to action April 18 at Blue Valley North. A doubleheader at Ottawa took place April...

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Wheatridge wins track titles at Ottawa meet

Wheatridge Middle School brought back two team titles in a triangular at Ottawa, April 5. The seventh-grade girls posted a 93-58 win versus Ottawa while the seventh-grade boys defeated Ottawa by a score of 83-65. The eighth-grade boys finished second to Ottawa by a 85-36 scored and the eighth-grade girls took third with 41 points. For the seventh-grade girls, Abbie Lane raced to first in the 100 hurdles (20.53) and 400 (1:11.99). Abby Buie won the 100 (15.1) and pole vault (6’0″). Miranda Tenove won the 1600 in 6:34 and Laurel Strick took first in the shot put (30′ 1/4″) and discus (77′ ½”). Angeliece Tucker won the high jump with a 4′ leap. For the seventh-grade boys, Nolan Beets won the 100 (13.53), 400 (1:01.51) and high jump (4’8″) Nathaniel Payne took first in the 100 hurdles (19.74) and long jump (13’6″). Kade Loring won the pole vault (6’6″). For the eighth-grade girls, Lily Keohane won the 3200 in 14:43.23. Allison Koelzer won the 200 in 30:13 and the pole vault (6’6″). For the eighth-grade boys, Marcus Gilmore won the 100 (13.05) and the 200 (26.28). Jordan Peralez won the 1600 at 5:27. Kyle Hultgren won the 800 in 2:32 and Kyle Stubler won the pole vault clearing...

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Hughes’ 79 leads ‘Blazer charge at home invite

Sophomore Jon Hughes carded a 79 leading the ‘Blazer charge at the Gardner Invitational, April 7. Hughes tied for third but slipped to fourth on a scorecard playoff. Seniors Cam Stranathan and Ryan Jones recorded respectable scores of 87. Stranathan was awarded 25th and Jones, 26th. Chris Grizzle shot 101 for 56th and Tyler Rayburn, 101 for 59th. Gunter Mauer shot 105 for 65th. “Many of our golfers were competing for the first time and nerves were an issue in the early going,” said Coach Scott Schaefer. “I was proud of the effort.” For the junior varsity, Max Moore shot a 91 for 43rd place. Others competing were Spencer Gregory (92, 48th ), Alex Blum (104, 64th), Trevor Clarke (111, 75th), Logan Powell (112, 77th), and Brett Goetzmann (112, 78th). GEHS got right back to action at the Paola Invite, April 11. The team competes in the EKL meet at Shadow Glen, April...

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Lady ‘Blazers lose in OT

It took overtime, but the Spring Hill Bronco girls soccer squad posted a 3-2 win versus Gardner-Edgerton High School, April 4. Trailing 2-0 at halftime, GEHS went to work. Shannon Warren scored a goal in the first 30 seconds of the second half and Molly Porter forced overtime with a goal. Spring Hill ended the game with an early goal in...

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Pickett leads Bronco charge at golf invite

Zach Pickett carded an 80 to lead the Broncos at the season-opening Gardner Invitational, April 4. Pickett earned a seventh-place medal and helped Spring Hill finish third out of 14 teams. “To place third at this invite is quite an accomplishment,” said Coach Rick O’Neil. “I was real pleased with the effort.” Also earning a medal was Tyler Hartsock, whose score of 84 was good enough for 15th place. Other Bronco scores were Sam Huffman (86), Cody Madsen (87), and foreign exchange student Sebastian Wollheim (107). Ottawa won the invite. Piper took second followed by the Broncos. Spring Hill got right back to the links April 11 at the Paola...

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Lady ‘Blazers softball squad drops two games

Battling ‘til the end, the Lady ‘Blazer softball team dropped a home-opening double-header to Blue Valley West, April 7. In the opener, GEHS lost by a 9-1 score. The nightcap saw GEHS lose a close 5-4 decision. In game one, Shelby Plank went two-for-three at the plate. Alexis Pacheco stroked a triple and scored GEHS’ lone run on a sacrifice fly by Ashleigh Perry. In game two, GEHS held a 4-0 lead through five innings only to see West rally for a 5-4 win. Ashleigh Perry stroked a two-RBI double in the fifth inning scoring Pacheco and Jackie Sylva. Plank collected two hits and Brittanee “Peanut” Willard turned in sparkling defensive play in right field. GEHS hosts Blue Valley April 12 and then travels to Paola for a non-conference double-header, April...

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Lady ‘Blazers 2nd, boys 4th at Olathe invite

Using balanced scoring, the Lady ‘Blazers track squads brought back a second-place finish and the boys took fourth at the Olathe Invitational, April 8. On the girls’ side, GEHS totaled 161 points and finished runner-up to host Olathe East (181½). Olathe South took third and Shawnee Mission South, fourth. Leading the way was Dani Plank who took gold with a new school record and state 5A best javelin throw of 147’8″.Ashlee Bilhimer took second with a personal best 132’2″ and Jessica Cisneros, third with a personal best, 124’10″. Equally impressive was Cassie Wait who took gold with an 11’0″ pole vault. McKenzi Smith cleared 9’6″ for fourth place and Natalie Mitchell cleared 9’0″ for fifth place. Jalisa Brice had a big day. She won the triple jump with a leap of 36’1″, took second in the long jump (16’½”), third in the 200 (26.9) and teamed with Taylor Claybon, Brittney Parks, and Kyla Martin to win the 400 relay in a time of 50.02. Parks added gold in the 400 meters with a time of 61.02. A second-place finish went to McKenzie Scroggin in the 1600 meters in a time of 5:36. Bronze medals were awarded to Martin (100 meters in 12.75), Hannah Schneider (shot put, 38’1″), and Chanel Davis (300 hurdles, 48.56). On the boys’ side, GEHS scored the most points by a ‘Blazer boys team at ODAC...

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Mapes’ perfect leads Bronco tennis effort

Lucas Mapes posted a perfect 3-0 record and took first in number one singles in the Spring Hill quad, April 5. Besides Mapes, Alec Weaver and Lucas Bertolini teamed for first in number two doubles with a 3-0 record. At the round robin at Gardner, April 7, Spring Hill finished third as a team. This time, Mapes took first in number one singles with a 4-0 record. Weaver also took first at number two singles with a 4-0 mark. Matt Smith and Schuylor Duncan teamed for a 2-2 record and second-place finish in number two...

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Lady Jaguars place 2nd at triangular

Placing in nine of 15 events, the Pioneer Ridge seventh-grade girls team took second place in a home triangular track meet, April 5. Allie Weber led the way with a 100 meter hurdles time of 19.99. Weber also anchored the winning 400 relay in a time of 62.73. The 800 meter relay of Cyan Gaeta, Kim Hollinger, Madisyn Mueller, and Rachel Knorr set a new school record 800 relay time of 2:07.47 and won first. The medley quartet of Gaeta, Hollinger, Mueller, and Knorr took first in 2:18.40. Karli Smith completed the gold medals with a 5’6″ pole...

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SH Broncos sweep Perry LeCompton

Using timely hitting, the Spring Hill Bronco baseball team swept Perry-LeCompton in a home doubleheader, April 7. With the wins, Spring Hill moved to 3-3 and gained momentum heading into this week’s doubleheaders with Baldwin and Osawatomie. “We are starting to put things together,” said Coach David Londene. “We got some timely hits and played pretty good defense.” In the opener versus Perry, Spring Hill rallied for three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to post a 6-5 win. Nate Keegan produced the game-winning hit and was the winning pitcher. Collecting two hits were Derek Bybee, Dylan Shafer and Evan Smith. Things were a bit easier in game two as Spring Hill blanked Perry 5-0. Spring Hill scored three in the third and added two more in the sixth. Zach Pickett was the winning pitcher and got top offensive support from Brady Donahue, Shafer, Nate Keegan, and Bybee. At home April 5 versus DeSoto, Spring Hill won the opener 14-13 before dropping game two, 11-3. Spring Hill took control with six runs in the sixth inning. Spring Hill unloaded for 17 hits in the opener led by Shafer (3-for-4) and Smith (3-4). In the nightcap, Spring Hill lost a hard-fought 11-3 decision. DeSoto jumped to a 2-0 lead in the first inning and sealed the verdict with six in the third inning. Zach Gierrens was the losing...

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‘Blazers lose to Bishop Miege High at home

The ‘Blazers two-game win streak came to a halt with a 7-0 home loss to Bishop Miege, April 7. Playing without the services of Bubba Starling (quad muscle injury), Gardner Edgerton High School struggled to get its offense going. Miege broke open a scoreless duel in the fourth inning with four runs on just two hits. The Stags rally was aided by a hit batsman, two wild pitches and an error. Miege, 3-3, scored two more in the fifth and one tally in the seventh to post a 7-0 win. Despite the loss, senior John Means collected two hits and Alex Winkler, one. Now 2-3, GEHS returns home to host St. Thomas Aquinas April 14. First pitch is at 4...

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Gardner Police Report

April 1 0245 – 18700 Blk S Gardner Rd Arson 0504 – 200 Blk N Alder Theft Under $1000 0806 – Main & Center Vehicle Accident – Non-injury 1050 – 800 Blk E Rosewood Warrant Arrest – Felony 1847 – 100 Blk N Cedar FIC 1912 – Main & Moonlight Motorist Assist 1956 – 400 Blk N Spruce Suspicious Activity 2106 – 1700 Blk E Santa Fe Ordinance Violation 2106 – 1800 Blk E Santa Fe Traffic Complaint 2340 – 100 Blk N Cedar DWS April 2 0027 – 1700 Blk E Santa Fe Ordinance Violation 0052 – 200 Blk N Moonlight Ambulance Call 0106 – Gardner Lake Dam Fire Call 0111 – 800 Blk S Moonlight Warrant Arrest – Felony 0132 – 169th & Agnes Disturbance – Noise 0147 – I-35 & 175th Outside Agency Assist 0851 – 18500 Blk S Cherry Ct Juvenile 0909 – 17300 Blk S Ingrid Juvenile 0940 – 191st & Gardner Rd Outside Agency Assist 1028 – 300 Blk W Madison Property Lost 1120 – 700 Blk N McCaffree Cir Harassment by Telephone 1202 – 1000 Blk E Santa Fe Burglary 1210 – 200 Blk S Bedford Ambulance Call 1246 – 800 Blk E Saddlewood Disturbance – Domestic 1246 – 135th & Homestead Outside Agency Assist 1308 – 1700 Blk E Santa Fe Vehicle Lockout 1430 – 600 Blk N Poplar Animal Control...

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Locals honored for fiddle skills, yodeling

Two Gardner residents took top prizes at the 40th annual Kansas Old Time Fiddlers, Pickers and Singers in Osawatomie, Kan., at the City Auditorium last weekend. Contestants from 14 chapters across the state of Kansas, including the Santa Fe Trail Chapter in Gardner, competed in the competition. Gardner residents Gary Gourd and Luke Laskowski took home some top awards.  Luke Laskowski competed in the Junior Division for ages 5-18 and placed second in both guitar-picking and singing.  Gary Gourd placed first in Men’s singing and yodeling.  Gary’s band also placed second in the Dance Band competition. Gourd is a department manager at Price Chopper in Gardner and Lakowski is in the fifth grade at Pioneer Ridge Middle School. Gourd is also Luke’s instructor. Lakowski has been playing the guitar for about two-and-a-half years and has competed in three conventions taking top honors in each competition. Gourd has been playing and singing since he was five when his father Wayne Gourd  started teaching him in Harrison, Ark. Gourd encourages any musician from Gardner to come to the monthly performance for the KOFPS the second Sunday of each month at the Johnson County Fairgrounds in downtown Gardner from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The purpose of the Santa Fe Trail chapter is to preserve old time country music and enjoy new country music.  Gourd also encourages people to come out and...

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Birth announcement

John and Carla (Hale) Martin of Lenexa, Kan., are the proud parents of Halen Peter Martin. He was born Jan. 17, 2011 at St. Luke’s South Medical Center. He arrived at 5:30 p.m. and was 7 pounds, 15.3 ounces and 19 inches long. Halen’s grandparents are Keith & Cheri Hale of Gardner and Pete and Gwen Martin of Yates Center, Kan. His maternal great-grandmother is Carrol Watson of Savannah,...

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Prairie Star 4-H

The monthly meeting of the Prairie Star 4-H club was held March 7, 2011 at the Johnson County Fairgrounds. The meeting was called to order by president, Dewey Molenda. Pledges were lead by Jesse Molenda and Kaden Loring. Roll call was “What are your spring break plans?” There were 16 members present. There were two new guests present, Kara McCormick and Madelyn Hill. Second-time guest was Allie Boutte. A motion was made by Anthony Deters for her to join the club. It was seconded by Lauren Molenda and the motion passed. Allie was welcomed into the club. The minutes from the December meeting were read by Michele Deters and they stand approved as read. Haylee Burk gave the treasurer report and the club has $674.08. Leisa Burk gave the community leaders report. She told members the theme for the fair this year is “Kick-up Your Heels for Kansas’ 150th Birthday.” She also reminded members to read Clover Clips because the camp information for this summer is in there. Also, she reminded members that May 1st is the deadline to sign-up for projects and the Broiler Derby deadline is March 15th. Leisa also informed the club that anyone interested in Hunter Safety classes should contact Bass Pro Shop as they will be providing the class now. A round of applause was given to Lauren Molenda and Sierra Muellner for participating...

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