February 12, 2016

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

Blazer Freshman Wrestlers claim four titles at Bishop Miege Invitational

The Blazer freshman wrestlers brought back four individual titles from the Bishop Miege Invitational last weekend. Gold medals went to Carlos Gaeta (106 pounds), Gabe Bonham (132 pounds), Jonah May (145 pounds), Peyton Vance (285 pounds). Bronze medals went to Brayden Williams (113 pounds), and Jacob Groesfma (120 pounds). The Blazers sent nine wrestlers to Continue Reading

Blazer JV boys win Bonner Springs tourney

The Blazer JV boys basketball wrapped up its third consecutive Bonner Springs title with a dramatic double overtime win over host Bonner. Leading the way were Blake Nichols and Tyler Rollwagen with 14 points apiece. Freshman Brody Marshall had 12 points including the game winner on a put back with less than 10 seconds remaining Continue Reading

Delker scores 14 points in Lady Broncos win

Lauren Delker scored 14 points leading the Lady Broncos varsity basketball team to a 58-44 win over Louisburg last week. Spring Hill jumped to a 29-13 first half lead and added 29 second half points to secure the victory. “The girls did a great job of setting the tone on defense,” said Coach Clay Frigon. Continue Reading

USD 231 hires construction manager

Lynne Hermansen Contributing writer McCown-Gordon Construction was hired as the construction manager for At-Risk Services for the Gardner Edgerton School District at the Jan. 11 school board meeting. Bruce Kracl, director of operations, said that this would be a little different delivery method than in the past. “We hold different contracts with different trades management Continue Reading