July 1, 2015

Tovkach qualifies for state golf tournament

Gardner Edgerton High School sophomore Trystan Tovkach carded an 81 at a golf tourney last week in Regional action at Alvamar in Lawrence. The score was enough to qualify the sophomore for state.
Tovkach shot a 42 on the front …

GEHS grads honored following Shawnee fire

The Shawnee Mayor recognized Brandon and Katie (Leckner) Humble after the pair helped save people during a fatal house fire. They graduated from GEHS in 2000. Submitted photo

The Shawnee Mayor recognized Brandon and Katie (Leckner) Humble after the pair helped save people during a fatal house fire. They graduated from GEHS in 2000. Submitted photo

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
The city of Shawnee formally recognized two Gardner Edgerton …

Morning Glory 4-H Club visits Gieringer’s Orchard

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Ben Rogers
Club reporter
The Morning Glory 4-H Club held its annual educational tour at Gieringer’s Orchard in Edgerton. Morning Glory club members and parents toured the farm and learned about tomatoes, blackberries, peaches, strawberries, and a new product …

Senior players bid farewell to GEHS baseball program at senior night

Though the Gardner Edgerton High School varsity baseball team put up a good fight on senior night, May 13, the team was unable to overtake Blue Valley West. West took the win 12-5.
GEHS seniors TJ Burger, an outfielder; Carter …

Class of 2015!

Submitted photo

Submitted photo

Gardner Edgerton High School senior Seth Pesek collects his diploma during the school’s graduation ceremony last weekend. Due to weather conditions, the GEHS graduation ceremony was moved inside. Spring Hill High School also conducted its graduation ceremony last …

Henderson to run track at Nebraska-Kearney

Trae Henderson (right) signed a national letter of intent to run track at the University of Nebraska-Kearney next year. At left is his mother, Crystal Henderson, and standing is Gardner Edgerton High School coach Brian McGee.  Submitted photo

Trae Henderson (right) signed a national letter of intent to run track at the University of Nebraska-Kearney next year. At left is his mother, Crystal Henderson, and standing is Gardner Edgerton High School coach Brian McGee. Submitted photo

Gardner Edgerton …

Tovkach leads Blazer golf charge at EKL league

Trystan Tovkach carded an 82 leading the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer golf charge on the final leg of the Eastern Kansas League tourney at Alvamar Golf Course in Lawrence last week.
Besides Tovkach, Jacob Ellis shot an even 100, …

Blazers boys take 4th at league track meet

Using balanced scoring, the Gardner Edgerton High School boys track team brought back a fourth place finish from the Eastern Kansas League meet last week.
Host Blue Valley High School won the meet with 151.5 points. St. Thomas Aquinas took …

JV blanks De Soto; GEHS varsity loses

Playing its best soccer of the season, the Gardner Edgerton Blazer junior varsity soccer team turned back De Soto High School 4-0 last week.
Freshman Erin Fabing got things going, scoring two goals. Other goals came from Kayla Hartman and …

Resident asks board to codify LGBT protections

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Rev. Erika Marksbury, Gardner, asked school board members to adopt a policy to protect lesbian and gay staff in the school district.
She told the board during the public comment portion of a May 11 meeting that …