February 13, 2016

Blazer basketball coach earns 300th win

Outscoring Blue Valley West 19-11 in the second quarter, the Blazer boys varsity basketball team handed Coach Jeff Langrehr his 300th career win last week. GEHS, 5-9, trailed 8-9 after one quarter, but went up 26-19 at halftime. Both teams scored 10 points in the third quarter before the Blazers took control with 12 fourth Continue Reading

Third quarter lapse sinks SH Broncos

Outscored 20-8 in the third quarter, the Spring Hill boys basketball team lost a 50-44 decision to Ottawa last week. Spring Hill led 23-17 at halftime, but managed just eight third quarter points and dropped the Frontier League decision. The loss failed to overshadow a 23 point effort by Ivan Hughes. Trey Heinrich added nine Continue Reading

Starting your own seeds, get a jump on spring

It may be cold outside, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start preparing for your spring garden. If a vegetable garden is in your plans, then starting your own vegetable plants from seed makes a lot of sense, especially if you are planning a large garden. If a smaller garden is in your plans, collaborate Continue Reading

City workers replace traffic light

City workers recently took “to the air” to replace a street light near Elm Street in downtown Gardner.

Blazers lose to Blue Valley Northwest

Battling till the end, the Blazer boys sophomores and JV basketball team dropped a pair of close games to Blue Valley West last week. The JV lost a 47-38 EKL decision despite nine points from Brody Marshall and Matt Layng. The sophomores lost a 49-45 decision. Reid Frase scored nine points while Tyler Rollwagen and Continue Reading

Slow start sinks Jags

Falling behind 14-0, the Pioneer Ridge eighth grade varsity boys basketball team lost to cross town rival Wheatridge, 44-35 last week. “The kids never gave up and actually cut the lead to five points late in the game,” said Coach Kevin Collins. “I was proud of the comeback effort.” Despite the loss, Dayvin Johnson scored Continue Reading

Late rally sinks Spring Hill Broncos

Outscored 21-6 in the third quarter, the Spring Hill Broncos boys varsity basketball team lost a 64-47 non-league decision to Basehor-Linwood last week. Early on, Spring Hill made a game of it, leading 12-9 after one quarter and 26-24 at halftime. But Basehor Linwood regrouped and went on a 21-6 third quarter run to seal Continue Reading

Langrehr’s 13 points not enough

Brooks Langrehr scored 13 points but it was not enough in a 41-33 loss to Louisburg last week. Both team played to a 4-4 first quarter tie before Louisburg took a 17-13 halftime lead. A 12-7 fourth quarter run by Louisburg spelled doom for Pioneer Besides Langrehr, James Cox added seven points and Tye Wood Continue Reading

Lady Broncos beat De Soto 57-39

Lauren Delker’s 15 points led the Lady Broncos varsity basketball team to a 57-39 Frontier League win against Desoto last week. Spring Hill jumped to a 13-10 first quarter lead and exploded for 14 second quarter points to take control 27-14 at halftime. From there, Spring Hill added 30 second half points to seal the Continue Reading

Council debates airport insurance; Chamber makes money request

Lynne Hermanson Special to Gardner News Updates on airport insurance for hangar tenants at the Gardner Municipal Airport was provided at the Feb. 1 council meeting. Council members had requested staff to find out information on the necessary requirements for airport tenant insurance at a previous council meeting. “As I understand it, what’s going on Continue Reading