October 9, 2015

Third graders learn about bike safety at rodeo

Grand Star Elementary hosted third grade students in the Gardner Edgerton School District for a bike rodeo, Sept. 22. During the event, students traveled to eight different stations to learn how to stop and go safely, how to use hand signals, to look over their shoulders, ride in a straight line, weave through cones and Continue Reading

Injured Blazer squad falls to league rival Blue Valley West High School

Falling behind 21-6 at halftime, the Gardner Edgerton High School football team dropped a 42-14 Eastern Kansas League decision at Blue Valley West High School Friday night. Early on, GEHS made a game of it. Junior quarterback Griffin Johns connected with Zach Bass on a 62-yard pass setting up the Blazers inside the 10-yard line. Continue Reading

GEHS’ Mia Tovkach leads Blazer golf charge

Gardner Edgerton High School freshman Mia Tovkach shot a tournament record 33, leading the Lady Blazer golf team to a second place finish at the Paola Invitational last week. Tovkach’s score of 33 is also a new GEHS school record for nine holes. Tovkach wasn’t the only Blazer golfer to medal. Hannah Trivitt medaled with Continue Reading

Vintage war planes take flight at New Century

The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Heart of America Wing will showcase war birds in flight during an air show at New Century this weekend. The event, which runs Sept. 25-27 will feature the iconic Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber, Fifi. Fifi was first flown in 1942, and began active service in 1944. Acquired by the CAF Continue Reading

Students of Character

USD 231 recognized first quarter Students of Character during the Sept. 14 board meeting. They included: Edgerton Elementary fourth grader Thomas Savasten, Gardner Elementary third grader Zach Hilliard, Madison Elementary first grader Bridget Simmons, Moonlight Elementary third grader Isaiah Williams, Nike Elementary fourth grader Maddie Xiong, Sunflower Elementary fourth grader Caroline Kuzma, Pioneer Ridge Middle Continue Reading

Early figures show Gardner-Edgerton district added 3 percent, or 177

Kansas school districts won’t know official enrollment totals to the state until Sept. 21, the day the Kansas Department of Education sets for attendance count. However, USD 231 director of human resources Jody Marshall noted preliminary Gardner Edgerton School District totals in a Sept. 14 memo to the school board. The preliminary enrollment count shows Continue Reading

Gardner Edgerton Blazers rush past Southwest in first win of season

The Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer football team earned its first win of the season on Friday night. Compiling 369 rushing yards at home, the Blazer squad toppled Eastern Kansas League foe, Blue Valley Southwest High School, 37-7. Junior running back Hunter Skeens lead the way, scoring two touchdowns and rushing for 236 yards on Continue Reading

Penalty kick becomes game winner as GEHS defeats Mill Valley High

Carson Harding converted a penalty kick into a score with less than seven minutes remaining in the game to give the Gardner Edgerton High School soccer team a 4-3 home win against Mill Valley High School last week. Harding had two goals and two assists on the night as GEHS posted a big win versus Continue Reading

Blazer cross country team races to 2nd at Turner

Members of the girls and boys Gardner Edgerton High School cross country teams brought back second place team finishes from last week’s nine-team Turner Invitational. Several GEHS runners earned medals. GEHS’ Carson Hughes took second place, Trent Cochran earned eighth place, and Jade Haney finished 10th. Garrett Pogue wasn’t far behind Haney. Pogue took 14th Continue Reading

Bruno, Tovkach pace Blazer golf effort

Gardner Edgerton High School senior Hope Bruno and freshman Mia Tovkach earned first place medals pacing the lady Blazer effort at the annual GEHS Golf Invitational last week. The five team scramble event included Basehor-Linwood, Spring Hill, Mill Valley and Turner high schools. GEHS sophomore Taylor Hill and freshman Shae Stamps earned third place medals Continue Reading