February 13, 2016

Winter Royalty crowned

The Winter Royalty Queen and King were crowned Jan. 15 between the girls’ and boys’ basketball games at Gardner Edgerton High School. Jack Mills was crowned Winter Royalty King and Sammi Boring is the Winter Royalty Queen. Hunter McNeer & Jeryn Gorney were the children attendants.

Leffert’s 26 leads Lady Blazers past Blue Valley Northwest

Kelsey Leffert scored a season high 26 points leading the Lady Blazers varsity basketball team to a 50-41 win over Blue Valley Northwest last Friday night. GEHS, 5-4, lead 14-11 after one quarter and went up 26-13 by halftime. The Blazers added 24 second half points to seal the verdict. Besides Leffert, Angeliece Tucker and Continue Reading

Blazer wrestlers remain undefeated in duels

Using balanced scoring, the Blazer varsity wrestlers turned back Louisburg 47-21 in a home duel last week. With the win, GEHS is now 4-0 in duels this year. Drake Taysom started the night on a positive note with a 10-8 win over Hunter Bindi In overtime. After Taven Ewbank pinned his opponent, Matt Klaurens dropped Continue Reading

Legislator recalls Dr. King’s march, historic speech 53 years ago

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com When Willie Dove boarded a bus to Washington, D.C. in August 28, 1963, he didn’t realize the magnitude of what he would witness. Fifty three years after Martin Luther King, Jr.’s march on Washington, Dove said he knew the march’s participants were doing meaningful work at the time. But the full historic Continue Reading

USD 231 voters should receive mail in ballots

Ballots for the $29.7 bond issue will be be mailed from the Johnson County Election office Jan. 13, and ballots must be returned to the election office by noon, Feb. 2, 2016. Either mail the ballots early, or deliver them to 2101 E. Kansas City, Road, Olathe. If approved, the bond will be used to Continue Reading

Winter Royalty announced tonight

The Winter Royalty Queen and King will be announced tonight Jan 15 between the girls’ and boys’ basketball games at Gardner Edgerton High School. Pictured are: Macey Elkinton and Brett Sherman, Kate Clark and Jack Mills, Juliet Ramsdell and Nathan Shirley, Sammi Boring and Brady Maguire and Alexa Wilden and David Shute.

Nonamaker named KS Assistant Coach of the Year

Thane Nonamaker has been honored as the 2015 Kansas Assistant Track and Field Coach of the Year for his outstanding work in pole vault. Nonamaker received this award at the Kansas Cross Country Track and Field Coaches Association annual dinner on Saturday, Jan. 9. Nonamaker, a 20-year veteran of GEHS, is currently an Honors Algebra Continue Reading

Gardner Edgerton High School Thespians bring home State Championship

The Gardner Edgerton High School Thespians attended the Kansas State Thespian Conference in Wichita this past weekend participating in a variety of workshops and competing in several events. More than 600 students performed in the individual event category with only 35 Superior ratings handed out across all categories. Of those 35 Superior ratings, two were Continue Reading

Lady Blazers roll past Blue Valley West 45-29

Cassidy Androff scored 18 points and Kelsey Leffert added 13 leading the lady Blazers to a 45-29 win over Blue Valley West last week. GEHS, 4-3, jumped to an early 17-8 first quarter lead and went up 31-13 by halftime. The Lady Blazers scored 14 second half points to seal the verdict. Other scorers included Continue Reading

SH Invitational Basketball Tournament set

The annual Spring Hill Invitational basketball tournament will run from Jan. 19-22. Included in the field are Spring Hill, GEHS, Osawatomie, Piper, Sumner, Blue Valley Southwest, Veritas Christian and Goddard-Eisenhower.