October 23, 2014

Board to request increase in school budget authority

There will be a mail-in ballot election in January 2015. The one-question ballot will seek approval to increase the USD 231 Local Option Budget from 30 percent to 33 percent.
School board members unanimously approved the measure, which if approved, …

Election boundaries may be redrawn for school board

School officials may redraw boundaries for USD 231 school board member districts. There are seven board of education members – two from each of three districts and one at-large school board member.
USD 231 is working with a demographer to …

Wheatridge football squads take on Louisburg

The eighth-grade Wheatridge Middle School football squad hosted the Louisburg Middle School Wildcats in the season home opener last week. Coach Susnik and Coach Peavey noted positives in both offense and defense.  However there is still much room for improvement.  …

Jags blank Ottawa, 28-0

Scoring early and often, the Pioneer Ridge Middle School eighth grade varsity football team brought back a 28-0 win from Ottawa Middle School last week.
Baylor Maxwell led the way with two touchdowns on runs of three and twenty yards. …

3rd quarter surge lifts BV Southwest past Blazers

 Jadon Pearson-Bruce ran for two touchdowns and over 200 yards in a 48-25  loss at Blue Valley Southwest last Friday night.  Photo courtesy of Daphne Pippitt

Jadon Pearson-Bruce ran for two touchdowns and over 200 yards in a 48-25 loss at Blue Valley Southwest last Friday night. Photo courtesy of Daphne Pippitt

Scoring three, third quarter touchdowns, the Blue Valley Southwest High School Timberwolves posted a …

SHHS hits the links

Spring Hill High School’s Mackenzie Fabrivious placed second, leading the lady Broncos to a third place team finish at the Osage City golf invitational last week.
Besides Fabrivious, Erika Ingold placed 13th out of the 60-player invitational.
“The team continues …

Ottawa football beats PRMS 7th graders

Battling until the end, the Pioneer Ridge Middle School seventh grade varsity football team lost a hard fought 20-6 decision to visiting Ottawa last week.
Early on, Pioneer took control. The Jags went up 6-0, thanks to a touchdown strike …

Blazer Cross Country teams win Turner Invitational

Drake Taysom’s first-place finish helped the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer boys varsity cross country team at the Turner Invitational Championship last week.
The varsity and JV boys team took first. The varsity girls took third.
Besides Taysom, other medalists …

GEHS tennis squad posts wins

It was a busy week for Gardner Edgerton High School Tennis Coach Derrick Abromeit and his lady Blazer team.
At the Sept. 15 quadrangular with Blue Valley Southwest High School, Bishop Miege High School and St. James Academy, GEHS’ Emily …

1 point separates winner, loser in SHHS football game

The Spring Hill High School Broncos rallied for 22 points in the fourth-quarter, but it wasn’t enough as the Bronco squad dropped a 44-43 decision to Ottawa High School during last weekend’s homecoming game.
The game featured nearly 1,000 total …