February 9, 2016

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.

Blazers second at SH basketball invite

Reaching the finals for the second season in a row, the Blazer boys varsity basketball team brought back second place honors from the Spring Hill Invitational last week. GEHS, 3-8, reached the final by virtue of wins against Veritas Christian (67-58) and Spring Hill (49-43). That set up a rematch with Goddard-Eisenhower. GEHS jumped to Continue Reading

Kueser’s goal lifts Huskies to 36-34 win

Kellen Kueser’s three point goal with six seconds left lifted the Trailridge seventh grade boys varsity to a dramatic 36-34 win over Louisburg last week. A 10-2 first quarter run put TRMS up 19-14 at halftime. Austin Smith scored eight of his team high 12 points in the last quarter. Smith led the way with Continue Reading

Lady Broncos varsity fall to Baldwin, 67-27

Falling behind early, the Lady Broncos varsity basketball team dropped a 67-27 and decision to Baldwin last week. “We got into early foul trouble and had too many turnovers,” said Coach Clay Frigon. Despite the loss, Jamie Hoffman scored eight points while Hailey Jones had six points. Lauren Delker added five points.

Blazer matmen third at Holton Classic

The Blazers held off a late Rossville run and brought back a third place finish from the Holton wrestling classic last weekend. Holding off the late Rossville run were seniors Dustin Carstens and Andrew Sprague. At 182 pounds, Carstens (18-5), and currently ranked fourth in 6A took on number one ranked in 3A and all Continue Reading

Jags post 1-1 record

The eighth grade boys varsity boys team split games with Louisburg and Spring Hill in a season opener doubleheader at Spring Hill last week. In the opener, PRMS defeated Louisburg 37-31 but fell to Spring Hill 40-32 in game two. “We jumped out to an early lead in game one and were able to hang Continue Reading

Confederate flag in GEHS commons creates controversy

Stephonn Alcorn, former GEHS student council president who in 2012 announced his 2036 Presidential candidacy, was blocked from following the Blazers twitter account this week. The problem centers around a social media photo showing a Confederate flag hung by a student in Gardner Edgerton High School. In 2012, Alcorn said he dedicated himself to becoming Continue Reading

Safety first

About 15 youth attended a gun safety course at Edgerton Elementary on Jan. 16. The class, sponsored by the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department and Edgerton Parks and Recreation, lasted about an hour. Participants watched videos regarding gun safety and toy guns were used in the demonstration.

Blazers Matmen place eleventh at Newton Tournament of Champions

Using balanced scoring, the Blazer wrestlers brought back an eleventh place finish from the Newton Tournament of Champions last weekend. “It was one of our best showings in years and we improved from last year’s 20th place finish,” said Coach Jeremy Williams. We had five individual players and I was real proud of the effort.” Continue Reading

Jags split in double header with Louisburg, SH

The seventh grade Pioneer Ridge varsity boys basketball team met with mixed results in a season opening home doubleheader last weekend. In the opener, Pioneer posted a 45-33 win versus Louisburg behind the 10 point efforts of Kody Hughes and Brooks Langrehr. Pioneer jumped to a 13-2 first quarter lead and took control with 16 Continue Reading