April 18, 2014

Tovkach leads Blazer golf charge

Freshman Trystan Tovkach shot an 87 to lead the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer golf effort at Brookridge Country Club in Overland Park, last week.
Tovkach finished just eight strokes off first place. He shot a 45 on the front …

Lady Blazers earn gold at Shawnee Mission South Invitational

Taylor Claybon, senior, explodes out of the starting blocks in the girls 100-meter race at the Shawnee Mission South Invitational. Submitted photo

It was a good start to the season for Coach Larry Ward and his Lady Blazers at the Shawnee Mission South Relays on April 5.
Gold medal performances came from Lauren Strick in the shot put, Abby Buie in the …

Gardner resident asks Larry Fotovich to resign

Larry Fotovich

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Gardner resident Rich Melton told the city council that one of its members no longer lived in town. Melton didn’t name names, but he said that council member should resign.
A Facebook page with 34 likes at …

Blazers run well at Shawnee Mission South track Invitational

Trae Henderson, junior, hands off the baton to Marcus Gilmore, junior, in the boys 400 meter relay at the Shawnee Mission South Invitational last weekend. Photo courtesy of Courtney Franz

Using balanced scoring, the Gardner Edgerton High School track teams turned in impressive performances in an opening-season Shawnee Mission South Invitational, April 5.
The Lady Blazers battled to a fourth place tie with Shawnee Mission West. The Blazer boys finished …

Van Vleet, Meeks lead Blazer tennis effort

Micah Van Vleet and Dylan Meeks led the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer tennis effort in competition at Washburn Rural in a quadrangular last week.
At Washburn, the Blazer duo posted a perfect 4-0 record to win the championship. They …

GEHS wrestlers compete at nationals

Photo courtesy of Shonda Burger

Seth Pesek, Tyler Norton, TJ Burger, Emilio Fowler and Dustin Williams participated in the USA National Folkstyle Wrestling Tournament in Cedar Falls, Iowa last weekend. Williams placed second in the 160-pound division.…

SHMS student competes at geography bee

Mason Salmen, a Spring Hill Middle School seventh grader, competed in the state level National Geographic Society Kansas State Geography Bee in Abilene last weekend. The Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum hosted the event.
SHMS principal Rod Sprague …

Blazer baseball team sweeps Blue Valley

Using strong pitching and defense, the Blazer baseball team swept Blue Valley by scores of 2-1, and 6-4 last week.
At Blue Valley April 1, pitcher Brett Wolford was near perfect. He tossed a one-hitter, with nine strikeouts and Jacob …

Edgerton City Council annexes land into town

Charlie Troutner
Special to The Gardner News
Annexing some land into the city, consideration of a corporate insurance policy, and a report regarding sidewalks in the city, were the highlights of the March 27 Edgerton City Council meeting, in which …

Couple cherishes new beginnings in Gardner

Melissa Brigman, right, and Nathanial Brigman, center, greet Brian Brignman at Kansas City International Airport on Feb. 24. The soldier recently returned home from a six  month deplpyment in Kuwait. Submitted photo

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Brian and Melissa Brigman moved to Gardner in April 2012 seeking a fresh start. Life handed the couple several new beginnings. Melissa hopes the most recent commencement  – reintegrating into family life following Brian’s six-month deployment  – …