November 27, 2015

Gardner Edgerton to cancel school on November 3

Due to impending World Series celebrations scheduled tomorrow, there have been discussions among other Johnson County schools on how to handle the possibility of increased student absences and staffing challenges. It would be difficult to maintain a normal school day due to the possibility of a high number of USD 231 families and employees planning Continue Reading

Late rally lifts Blazers in season finale

Season ending win provides momentum for next football season Rallying from a 9-0 first half deficit, the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer football team turned back visiting Olathe South High School 12-9 in a rain drenched season finale for both squads last Friday night at GEHS. Trailing 9-0, the Blazers went to work in the Continue Reading

Ingold leads Broncos at State tourney

Erika Ingold brought back a sixth place finish from the State 4A golf tourney in Hays last week. Ingold carded a score of 90, helping the Spring Hill High School Bronco golf team to a fourth place team finish. “The team fought through 30 to 40 mile-per-hour wind conditions and really played well,” said SHHS Continue Reading

JCCC, partners open new training center

To fulfill the employment and training needs of current and future companies at Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC) in Edgerton, Kansas, Johnson County Community College (JCCC) has joined with several partners to form the Learning & Career Center at LPKC. The partners will host a free open house for the public at the new Learning Continue Reading

Tovkach wins state golf title

Gardner Edgerton High School freshman Mia Tovkach brought back the school’s first ever individual State 6A golf title. She did so by shooting a 77 at the state tournament at Terradyne Country Club in Wichita last week. “She did an awesome job,” said Gardner Edgerton High School Golf Coach Amy Van Rheen. “The team is Continue Reading

Successful season for Blazer CC teams

The Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer cross country teams turned in top performances at the 6A state meet at Lone Elm Park in Olathe last weekend. Eleven of the fourteen varsity runners posted season best times, including four year letter winner Miranda Tenove. Tenove dropped one minute and 37 seconds from her previous personal record Continue Reading

Late rally lifts Broncos football team

Scoring 28, second half points, the Spring Hill High School Bronco football team turned back Sumner Academy, 42-20, last Friday in second round 4A district action. Spring Hill, 2-6, took a 14-13 halftime lead thanks to touchdown runs of 16 and 27 yards by Tyshaun Straw. In the second half, the Broncos turned up the Continue Reading

Brenneman qualifies for State CC

Spring Hill High School’s Dylan Brenneman will be making a trip to the 4A state cross country meet after placing first in last week’s regional meet in Baldwin. Brenneman took gold in a 5k time of 16:16 minutes. He will represent Spring Hill at the State meet in Wamego on Saturday. Other regional runners on Continue Reading

Blazer team drops game to Blue Valley Northwest in district footbal action

Falling behind 21-0, the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazers dropped a 21-7 decision at Blue Valley Northwest High School in second round district 6A action last Friday night. Northwest, 2-6, went up 7-0 with less than two minutes left in the first quarter on a 70-yard touchdown run by Jack Knutson. The point-after by Rahto Continue Reading

School recognizes 2, first year teachers

Katie Stevenson, a Gardner Edgerton High School science teacher, and Stephie Brady, a kindergarten teacher at Madison Elementary School, were selected as secondary and elementary candidates to compete in the statewide First Year Teacher Horizon Award competition. The award recognizes exemplary first year teachers who perform in a way that distinguishes them. Winners will be Continue Reading