February 8, 2016

Big Bull Creek meeting set; public invited

Big Bull Creek Park, almost 2000 acres generally southeast of Edgerton, may finally be developed, at least according to a master plan developed by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District. The land was originally purchased more than a decade ago. In the late 1990’s county officials prioritized undeveloped property for parks while it was Continue Reading

Athena Club

Mary Pritchard Secretary The Gardner Athena GFWC met at 1:00 p.m. on January 20, 2016 at the Gardner branch of the Johnson County Library. Members answered roll call with a favorite fad. Given that the group is made up of both young and old, it was fun to hear members reminisce about what used to Continue Reading

Edgerton council debates, discusses Bull Creek Park improvements

Rick Poppitz Special to The Gardner News On Jan. 28, in a meeting that lasted over three hours, the Edgerton City Council considered a variety of agenda items including a Johnson County Parks and Recreation draft version of a master plan for developing Big Bull Creek Park. Council members viewed a map which shows proposed Continue Reading

Blazer JV wrestlers take second place

Using balanced scoring, the GEHS JV wrestlers brought back fifth place team honors from the fourteen team Atchison tournament last week. Three Blazers took second; Carlos Gaeta (106 pound division), Tristen Martin (195 pound division), and Ryan Shirley (285 pound division). At 126 pounds, Alex Weber took third with a pin in the conselations. All Continue Reading

Blazers fall at Blue Valley 54-40

The Blazers varsity boys basketball team pushed highly ranked Blue Valley for three quarters, but dropped a hard fought 54-40 last Friday night at Blue Valley. GEHS held a 6-5 first quarter lead and trailed just 23-20 at halftime. But Blue Valley regrouped and outscored GEHS 16-5 in the third quarter to take control. “We Continue Reading

Late basket sinks Pioneer JV team

The Pioneer eighth grade JV boys rallied from a nine point second half deficit, but fell just short in a 33-32 loss to Trailridge last week. “We played good solid full court press the second half to rally, but just couldn’t get the win, said Coach Stan Watchous. I was real proud of the effort.” Continue Reading

Carstens takes first place

Dustin Carstens won first place at 182 pounds with a pin of Kody Collins of Doniphan West in the finals of the SM North Invite last weekend.

Blazer wrestlers remain perfect in duel competition

A 36-31 win against Olathe Northwest last week kept the Blazer varsity wrestling team a perfect 5-0 in duels this season. “We survived a close duel competition versus Olathe Northwest and I was real proud of the effort,” said Coach Jeremy Williams. Drake Taysom started things off with a pin of Kane Taddene at 106 Continue Reading

Lady Blazers place third at Cat Classic

The Lady Blazers brought home third place honors from the Cat Classic in El Dorado last weekend. The team defeated number one seed Circle High school in the third place game by a score of 65-46 and travel to Blue Valley Southwest Friday night in EKL action. Pictured: Skylar Washington, Kennedy Comstock, Cassidy Androff, Gabby Continue Reading

Cold shooting spell dooms Jaguars

A cold shooting spell in the second half spelled doom for the Pioneer Ridge eighth grade varsity boys basketball team in a 39-27 loss to cross town rival Trailridge last week. “It was a close game at halftime with Trailridge leading by a basket,” said Coach Kevin Collins. Unfortunately, we went cold in the second Continue Reading