February 13, 2016

Blazers Matmen place eleventh at Newton Tournament of Champions

Using balanced scoring, the Blazer wrestlers brought back an eleventh place finish from the Newton Tournament of Champions last weekend. “It was one of our best showings in years and we improved from last year’s 20th place finish,” said Coach Jeremy Williams. We had five individual players and I was real proud of the effort.” Continue Reading

Jags split in double header with Louisburg, SH

The seventh grade Pioneer Ridge varsity boys basketball team met with mixed results in a season opening home doubleheader last weekend. In the opener, Pioneer posted a 45-33 win versus Louisburg behind the 10 point efforts of Kody Hughes and Brooks Langrehr. Pioneer jumped to a 13-2 first quarter lead and took control with 16 Continue Reading

Blazer Freshman Wrestlers claim four titles at Bishop Miege Invitational

The Blazer freshman wrestlers brought back four individual titles from the Bishop Miege Invitational last weekend. Gold medals went to Carlos Gaeta (106 pounds), Gabe Bonham (132 pounds), Jonah May (145 pounds), Peyton Vance (285 pounds). Bronze medals went to Brayden Williams (113 pounds), and Jacob Groesfma (120 pounds). The Blazers sent nine wrestlers to Continue Reading

Blazer JV boys win Bonner Springs tourney

The Blazer JV boys basketball wrapped up its third consecutive Bonner Springs title with a dramatic double overtime win over host Bonner. Leading the way were Blake Nichols and Tyler Rollwagen with 14 points apiece. Freshman Brody Marshall had 12 points including the game winner on a put back with less than 10 seconds remaining Continue Reading

Comet Tech 4-H

Seth Gunkel Club reporter A short business meeting of the Comet Tech 4-H Club was help on Dec. 15, 2015 followed by a Christmas party. Due to a flu outbreak, the meeting was attended by only 10 club members. The junior members of the club, Amy and Emma Ulrich, Preston Simpson, Jessica and Seth Gunkel, Continue Reading

Sheriff’s first Honor Guard

Pictured is the Sheriff’s first Honor Guard standing with Sheriff Fred Allenbrand and (below) the Honor Guard we are familiar with today. Though faces have changed, the professionalism, strict discipline, and high performance standards have remained the same. The (above) picture was taken in 1987 when the new jail opened in Olathe. The Sheriff’s Honor Continue Reading

Cold temperatures don’t deter protesters

Protesters from a Topeka Church were met with a counter protest in Edgerton Jan. 17. Topeka protesters were apparently responding to an article in The Kansas City Star regarding an Edgerton pastor who came out as gay. The Topeka church is known for its anti-gay protests at events and funerals. According to estimates, Edgerton residents Continue Reading

Workers respond to many frozen pipe calls

The cold weather caused problems for some area residents and businesses this weekend when temperatures dropped to single digits with windchills below zero. Crews were dispatched to a total of four calls for no water and one sewer call. Three employees responded during the weekend totaling six hours of overtime. “Allow faucets to drip during Continue Reading

USD 231 hires construction manager

Lynne Hermansen Contributing writer McCown-Gordon Construction was hired as the construction manager for At-Risk Services for the Gardner Edgerton School District at the Jan. 11 school board meeting. Bruce Kracl, director of operations, said that this would be a little different delivery method than in the past. “We hold different contracts with different trades management Continue Reading

Blazers fall to Blue Valley Northwest

Falling behind 23-5 in the first quarter, the Blazers dropped a 60-29 win to Blue Valley Northwest last Friday night. GEHS, 1-7, trailed 32-15 at halftime but Northwest scored 28 second half points to secure the win. Despite the loss, Devan Toomey had 12 points and Bryson Rohr, five points.