September 17, 2014

Riders on epic journey fuel in Gardner

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Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Loud rumbling engines, near frigid temperatures with the wind flying through their hair, may not seem like a romantic 25th anniversary escape, but for Cris Simmons, it’s just the anniversary she wanted.
She and her husband …

High school golfers open league play

asmine Bailey ( L ) and Hope Bruno ( R ) led the Blazer golf effort in its season opener at Leawood South country club last week. Submitted photo

Jasmine Bailey ( L ) and Hope Bruno ( R ) led the Blazer golf effort in its season opener at Leawood South country club last week. Submitted photo

Hope Bruno shot a 98, and Jasmine Bailey, 103, leading the …

Brenneman, Burke pace Bronco CC team

First place finishes by Dylan Brenneman and Macy Burke helped the Spring Hill High School cross country teams to second place finishes at the Ottawa Triangular last week.
“The teams competed very well on likely what is the hilliest course …

Marshall leads Jags to victory

Brody Marshall tossed three touchdown passes leading the Pioneer Ridge Middle School eighth grade varsity football team to a 44-0 home win against Eudora Middle School last week.
Marshall connected with Gage Gulley on touchdown strikes of 15 and 30 …

Turnovers prove costly to Blazers

Senior runningback Jaden Pearson-Bruce rushed for 171 yards in action at Bishop Miege last week. The Blazers dropped to 0-2 with a 29-0 loss.  Photo courtesy of Daphne Pippitt

Senior runningback Jaden Pearson-Bruce rushed for 171 yards in action at Bishop Miege last week. The Blazers dropped to 0-2 with a 29-0 loss. Photo courtesy of Daphne Pippitt

Number-one ranked 4A Bishop Miege High School took advantage of a …

State to look at building intermodals

Kansas Department of Transportation officials have begun work to identify possible locations for construction of rail transloading facilities.  It is anticipated that an announcement of facility locations will be made within a year.
Transloading is the process of moving goods …

WMS football take win

The Wheatridge Middle School seventh-grade football squad clocked its first win of the season against Paola Middle School on Sept. 9.
The WMS Mustang team engaged in a well-executed game to take the 20-14 victory at home.
Mustang quarterback Preston …

JV volleyball tourney pits Lady Broncos as champs

Posting an 8-4 record, the Spring Hill High School JV volleyball team won the Frontier League title last week.
“The level of tourney play was outstanding this year,” Coach Chip Lloyd said. “I’m really proud of our effort.”
In the …

Scout earns Eagle honors with veteran project

Eagle Scout Nick Spiller

Eagle Scout Nick Spiller

Nick Spiller, member of Boy Scout Troop 888 and Divine Mercy Parish in Gardner, received his Eagle Scout award in a ceremony Aug. 20 at the church. Spiller’s project consisted of designing, planning, and overseeing the …

Air show will feature vintage WWII planes

The Commemorative Air Force Heart of America Wing will host an Air Expo at New Century this weekend. The event will feature a variety of vintage war aircraft including a B-17, a B-25, and a P-51.
The air show will …