July 28, 2015

Tovkach leads Blazer golf charge at EKL league

Trystan Tovkach carded an 82 leading the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer golf charge on the final leg of the Eastern Kansas League tourney at Alvamar Golf Course in Lawrence last week.
Besides Tovkach, Jacob Ellis shot an even 100, …

Blazers boys take 4th at league track meet

Using balanced scoring, the Gardner Edgerton High School boys track team brought back a fourth place finish from the Eastern Kansas League meet last week.
Host Blue Valley High School won the meet with 151.5 points. St. Thomas Aquinas took …

JV blanks De Soto; GEHS varsity loses

Playing its best soccer of the season, the Gardner Edgerton Blazer junior varsity soccer team turned back De Soto High School 4-0 last week.
Freshman Erin Fabing got things going, scoring two goals. Other goals came from Kayla Hartman and …

Resident asks board to codify LGBT protections

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Rev. Erika Marksbury, Gardner, asked school board members to adopt a policy to protect lesbian and gay staff in the school district.
She told the board during the public comment portion of a May 11 meeting that …

33 teachers, admins to leave USD 231

The district will lose 33 teachers and administrators next year. According to a report to the school board from USD 231 Director of Human Resources Jody Marshall, seven are retiring from education, 14 are moving out of the area or …

School board approves 2015-2016 student trips

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Several Gardner Edgerton High School groups will travel next year. USD 231 board members approved three school trips that may put more than 200 students on the road next year.
Members of the Gardner Edgerton High School …

High school graduations set for this weekend

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
It’s a race to the finish

Members of the Gardner Edgerton High School class of 2014 throw their hats in celebration. The class of 2015 will graduate this Saturday. File photo

Members of the Gardner Edgerton High School class of 2014 throw their hats in celebration. The class of 2015 will graduate this Saturday. File photo

for staff and seniors at Gardner …

Wheatridge track teams compete at Spring Hill

It was a rainy afternoon for the Wheatridge Middle School Mustangs as they traveled to Spring Hill to compete in an invitational May 5.  The storms held off just long enough to allow most field event competition. Most running events …

Blue Valley North proves challenging for Blazer varsity baseball team

A late rally fell just short for the Gardner Edgerton High School baseball team last week.
The varsity squad dropped an 8-7 decision to Blue Valley North High School in Eastern Kansas League action.
GEHS got a homerun from junior …

Adaptive runner speaks to girls’ running club

Above: Participants of the program pose for a photo before a practice 5K at Celebration Park on April 30. The local group includes 21 girls in grades 3-5 and five coaches. Staff photos by Danedri Thompson

Participants of the program pose for a photo before a practice 5K at Celebration Park on April 30. The local group includes 21 girls in grades 3-5 and five coaches. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
For a …