October 10, 2015

Science program set for New Century Fieldhouse

Students in the Gardner School District are invited to attend three Mad Science programs offered during non-school days in October at New Century Fieldhouse, 551 New Century Parkway. The Mad Science sessions, offered through the Johnson County Parks and Recreation Department, are a fall break camp for students between the ages of seven and 13. Continue Reading

Sen. Moran visits with Emporia State University

Sen. Moran visits with Emporia State University’s Teachers College Dean Ken Weaver on Sept. 19. The pair visited the Memorial to Fallen Educators on the ESU campus. This week, Moran introduced legislation to designate the monument as a national memorial.

Injured Blazer squad falls to league rival Blue Valley West High School

Falling behind 21-6 at halftime, the Gardner Edgerton High School football team dropped a 42-14 Eastern Kansas League decision at Blue Valley West High School Friday night. Early on, GEHS made a game of it. Junior quarterback Griffin Johns connected with Zach Bass on a 62-yard pass setting up the Blazers inside the 10-yard line. Continue Reading

GEHS’ Mia Tovkach leads Blazer golf charge

Gardner Edgerton High School freshman Mia Tovkach shot a tournament record 33, leading the Lady Blazer golf team to a second place finish at the Paola Invitational last week. Tovkach’s score of 33 is also a new GEHS school record for nine holes. Tovkach wasn’t the only Blazer golfer to medal. Hannah Trivitt medaled with Continue Reading

Miller leads SHHS Broncos golf effort

Spring Hill High School’s Amber Miller carded a 46 to bring home a fourth place finish from the Paola Invitational last week. Erika Ingold was right behind carding a 47 to help the Bronco golf squad to a third place team finish. “The girls are improving each week and work real hard at practice,” SHHS Continue Reading

Broncos post first win

Scoring nine, fourth quarter points, the Spring Hill High School football team outlasted rival Baldwin High School 23-18 for the Broncos’ first win of the season Friday night. Spring Hill got things started when running back Tyshaun Straw scored on a 24-yard run. Carver Gertsberger added a successful point-after kick, and the Broncos owned a Continue Reading

Jags extend win streak

Using a balanced attack, the Pioneer Ridge Middle School eighth grade varsity football team posted a 20-6 win against Paola Middle School last week. PRMS quarterback Tyler Goetzmann tossed two touchdown passes. He connected on a 10-yarder to Kevin Michaud and a 25-yarder to Dayvin Johnson. Goetzmann also tossed a two-point conversion pass to Jacob Continue Reading

Students of Character

USD 231 recognized first quarter Students of Character during the Sept. 14 board meeting. They included: Edgerton Elementary fourth grader Thomas Savasten, Gardner Elementary third grader Zach Hilliard, Madison Elementary first grader Bridget Simmons, Moonlight Elementary third grader Isaiah Williams, Nike Elementary fourth grader Maddie Xiong, Sunflower Elementary fourth grader Caroline Kuzma, Pioneer Ridge Middle Continue Reading

Early figures show Gardner-Edgerton district added 3 percent, or 177

Kansas school districts won’t know official enrollment totals to the state until Sept. 21, the day the Kansas Department of Education sets for attendance count. However, USD 231 director of human resources Jody Marshall noted preliminary Gardner Edgerton School District totals in a Sept. 14 memo to the school board. The preliminary enrollment count shows Continue Reading

Gardner Edgerton Blazers rush past Southwest in first win of season

The Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer football team earned its first win of the season on Friday night. Compiling 369 rushing yards at home, the Blazer squad toppled Eastern Kansas League foe, Blue Valley Southwest High School, 37-7. Junior running back Hunter Skeens lead the way, scoring two touchdowns and rushing for 236 yards on Continue Reading