April 16, 2014

GEHS Lady Blazer track squad takes 2nd place at Olathe Invitational

Gardner Edgerton High School’s Taylor Claybon races to state-leading time in the 300-meter hurdles.  Photo courtesy of Courtney Franz 

The Lady Blazers had six individual champions and accumulated 155-and-a- half points to claim runnerup honors behind Olathe East High School at the Olathe Invitational on April 11th.
Gardner Edgerton High School hosted the invitational meet due to construction at …

GEHS Blazer baseball splits doubleheader

The Gardner Edgerton High School varsity baseball team split in doubleheader competition at Ottawa last weekend.  In game one, GEHS dropped a 9-8 decision to St. James.  Carter Hohn pitched in that game. Nolan an Beets had three hits while …

Gardner-Edgerton pole vaulters lead Blazer charge at track invitational

Kyle Stubler sprints down the pole vault runway en route to a state-leading pole vault of 14-foot, 6-inches.  Photo courtesy of Courtney Franz

Kyle Stubler’s first place finish in the pole vault highlighted an impressive performance by the GEHS boys track team at the Olathe Invitational, April 12.
GEHS hosted the Olathe Invitational due to construction at the Olathe District Activity Center.
Stubler …

Lady Broncos sweep De Soto

The Lady Broncos softball team improved to 5-1 with a sweep of De Soto last week.
In game one, Sarah Brown was the winning pitcher as Spring Hill outscored De Soto 9-3.
It was the same winning story in game …

Blazers net wins at Paola tennis Invitational

Playing their best tennis of the season, the GEHS boys team netted several wins at the Paola Round Robin last week.
In number one doubles, Micah Van Vleet and Dylan Meeks posted a perfect 4-0 record and took first place.…

Tovkach leads Blazer golf charge

Freshman Trystan Tovkach shot an 87 to lead the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer golf effort at Brookridge Country Club in Overland Park, last week.
Tovkach finished just eight strokes off first place. He shot a 45 on the front …

Lady Blazers earn gold at Shawnee Mission South Invitational

Taylor Claybon, senior, explodes out of the starting blocks in the girls 100-meter race at the Shawnee Mission South Invitational. Submitted photo

It was a good start to the season for Coach Larry Ward and his Lady Blazers at the Shawnee Mission South Relays on April 5.
Gold medal performances came from Lauren Strick in the shot put, Abby Buie in the …

Blazers run well at Shawnee Mission South track Invitational

Trae Henderson, junior, hands off the baton to Marcus Gilmore, junior, in the boys 400 meter relay at the Shawnee Mission South Invitational last weekend. Photo courtesy of Courtney Franz

Using balanced scoring, the Gardner Edgerton High School track teams turned in impressive performances in an opening-season Shawnee Mission South Invitational, April 5.
The Lady Blazers battled to a fourth place tie with Shawnee Mission West. The Blazer boys finished …

Van Vleet, Meeks lead Blazer tennis effort

Micah Van Vleet and Dylan Meeks led the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer tennis effort in competition at Washburn Rural in a quadrangular last week.
At Washburn, the Blazer duo posted a perfect 4-0 record to win the championship. They …

GEHS wrestlers compete at nationals

Photo courtesy of Shonda Burger

Seth Pesek, Tyler Norton, TJ Burger, Emilio Fowler and Dustin Williams participated in the USA National Folkstyle Wrestling Tournament in Cedar Falls, Iowa last weekend. Williams placed second in the 160-pound division.…