February 11, 2016

Lady Blazers place third at Cat Classic

The Lady Blazers brought home third place honors from the Cat Classic in El Dorado last weekend. The team defeated number one seed Circle High school in the third place game by a score of 65-46 and travel to Blue Valley Southwest Friday night in EKL action. Pictured: Skylar Washington, Kennedy Comstock, Cassidy Androff, Gabby Continue Reading

Mustangs drop a pair to Ottawa

Despite solid team efforts, the Wheatridge Middle School eighth grade boys JV and Varsity basketball teams lost a pair of games to Ottawa last week. The eighth graders lost 52-30. Mitch Lumley had six points and Caden LeCluyse, five points. In the JV game, Wheatridge Middle School lost 50-27. The Mustangs rallied to within seven Continue Reading

Cold shooting spell dooms Jaguars

A cold shooting spell in the second half spelled doom for the Pioneer Ridge eighth grade varsity boys basketball team in a 39-27 loss to cross town rival Trailridge last week. “It was a close game at halftime with Trailridge leading by a basket,” said Coach Kevin Collins. Unfortunately, we went cold in the second Continue Reading

Unofficial USD 231 bond results

According to unofficial results posted on the Johnson County Election website, the USD 231 $29.7 school bond has passed. This information will be updated as received. Additional information can be viewed at: LINK

Wheatridge nominated for award program 

The National Blue Ribbon Schools Award program announced that the Kansas State Department of Education nominated a Gardner Edgerton school for the 2016 National Blue Ribbon (NBR) Schools Award Program. Wheatridge Middle School was among only five Kansas schools chosen and was nominated as an Exemplary High Performing School. Wheatridge Middle administrators and staff were Continue Reading

Late rally sinks Jags

A late rally fell just short and the Pioneer Ridge boys seventh grade varsity boys basketball team dropped a close 38-34 decision to Trailridge last week. Kody Hughes’ three-pointer cut the deficit to three points but Pioneer’s rally fell short and Trailridge escaped with the victory. Despite the loss, Brooks Langrehr and Hughes led the Continue Reading

Lady Broncos place third at tournament

A 43-34 win over host Wellsville gave the Spring Hill lady Bronco varsity basketball team a third place finish in the Annual Top Gun tournament. Spring Hill 10-8 after one quarter, but rallied for a 16-15 halftime lead. Spring Hill won the third quarter 14-13, and then closed with a 13-6 fourth quarter run to Continue Reading

Samuels scores 15 points in Mustang win

Roman Samuels scored 15 points and Ethan Reynolds added 11 points leading the Wheatridge Middle School boys seventh grade varsity to a 37-27 win versus Ottawa last week. Wheatridge Middle School went up 15-8 at halftime and held on for victory with solid second half defense. Other scorers were Dylan Jacobs, six points and Hunter Continue Reading

Donors listed on campaign finance reports

State and county annual campaign reports were due and filed with the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission. The reports cover the period from Jan. 1, 2015 thru Dec. 31 and were due Jan. 10. For District 9, incumbent Sen. Julia Lynn, R, lists cash on hand as $49,699 and challenger Chris Morrow, D, lists $1.860. Lynn’s Continue Reading

The Outsiders

Cast members of “The Outsiders” (left to right) Christian Herndon, Nicholas Todd, Hannah Sutton, Madison Copsey, Daniel Alatorre, Jacob Casey and Mason Brooks. Directed by student director Faith Garrie “The Outsiders” plays Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. and Feb. 6 and 7 at 2 p.m. in the GEHS Auditorium.