August 1, 2015

Starling moves up in Royals organization

Bubba Starling is moving up.
The KC Royals announced last week that the former Gardner Edgerton High School baseball standout and 2011 first round draft pick has been promoted from High-A Wilmington Blue Rocks to the Class AA Northwest Arkansas …

Auction celebrates 45 years in community

Mica Marriott
Special to The Gardner News
It’s been 45 years, and Gardner residents can still once per month on Monday nights at Stricker’s Auction. A staple in the community, Stricker’s Auction first opened its doors on  April 5, 1970.  …

Council sets agreement with humane society

Danedri Thompson
Edgerton city council members approved an agreement between the city and the Lawrence Humane Society (LHS) on April 23. Under the terms of the agreement, the city of Edgerton would pay LHS $40 per animal transferred to …

Family still seeks answers in 11-year-old death

Danedri Thompson
It’s an unpleasant anniversary for Angela Cox. On May 1, it had been 11 years since the body of her nephew, Alonzo Brooks, was found lying in a creek in

Alonzo Brooks

Alonzo Brooks

rural Linn County.
The 23-year-old …

Tovkach leads GEHS golf charge

Trystan Tovkach fired a 77 to finish for 17th place leading the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer golf charge at the Eagle Bend Golf Course in Lawrence last week.
Twenty-four teams and 133 golfers participated in the event. An outstanding …

Wheatridge Middle School 8th grade teams take first in home meet

Wheatridge Middle School hosted Paola and Eudora middle school track teams at a WMS track meet on April 21.
WMS’ eighth grade boys took the top spot on the podium, with the help of many first place finishes.
WMS’ Dakota …

Trail Ridge Middle School boys track team takes Louisburg meet title

Posting five first place finishes, the Trail Ridge Middle School seventh grade boys track team took top honors in the Louisburg triangular last week.
Owen Krouch grabbed gold in the 100 meter hurdles in a time of 18.56 seconds, while …

Eudora defeats SHHS baseball team

Despite an even start, a tough fourth inning sunk the Spring Hill High School Bronco baseball team in Frontier League play last week.
The Eudora High School Cardinals scored six runs in the fourth inning to turn back the Broncos …

PRMS girls track team take high honors

Using balanced scoring, the Pioneer Ridge Middle School seventh grade girls track team brought back a second place finish from the Ottawa Invitational last week.
Winning four events, the PRMS seventh grade squad brought back seven golds. Morgan McIntire vaulted …

Blazer soccer team defeats Ottawa

The Gardner Edgerton High School junior varsity and varsity girls soccer teams defeated the Ottawa High School Cyclones last week.
In JV action, goalie Megan Wetherington earned her first shut out of the season with a 4-0 win.
Kayla Hartman …