April 16, 2014

Blazers lose baseball opener versus SMEHS

The Gardner Edgerton High School baseball team’s offense struggled in a 5-1 loss to Shawnee Mission East High School in its home opener March 29.
Luke Whitlow and Jacob Means had the Blazers’ only two hits, and Chance Carney scored …

Rocky Mountain National meet

Photo courtesy of Shonda Burger

Dustin Williams, left, grabbed gold in the 170-pound division at the Rocky Mountain National meet last weekend. Seth Pesek, right, placed fourth in the 195-pound division at the same meet.…

GEHS wrestlers compete in off-season

Gardner Edgerton High School wrestlers TJ Burger, Tyler Norton, and Dustin Carstens continue to rack up grappling accolades in the off-season.
The trio qualified for the USA Wrestling-Kansas Folk Style State Championships by placing in the top four at the …

Blazer track season begins at SMS

Senior sprinter Jaylon Radel will lead the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazers at the Shawnee Mission High School South Invitational April 5.  Submitted Photo

After nearly a month of preparation, the Blazer track season will begin at the Shawnee Mission South High School Invitational, April 5.
On the boys side, Gardner Edgerton High School track Coach Brian McGee will look to senior sprinter Jaylon …

Carstens earns gold medal

Photo courtesy of Shonda Burger

Dustin Carstens brought back a gold medal from the south sub-district championships last weekend. Carstens was competing for the East Kansas wrestling club. Other Blazers advancing to the district one tourney at Olathe East will be TJ Burger, Dylan McDonald, …

Numbers speak well for Blazer softball team

The Blazer softball team will have numbers on its side when the season begins at home against St. Thomas Aquinas on April 2.
Coach Joanne Calvin welcomed 33 girls to practice two weeks ago and has witnessed an excellent attitude …

Five Blazers make District I Championship Tournament

Gardner Edgerton High School  senior Dustin Williams  won the 160-pound division for Kansas vs. Missouri in the 2104 Metro Classic at Kansas City Kansas Community College March 11. Photo courtesy of Shonda Burger

Five Blazers advanced to the District I Olathe East Championship tournament after posting qualifying marks at the sub-district tourney, March 16.
The Blazers were competing for the East Kansas Wrestling Club. Earning a gold medal in the 160-pound division was …

Lady Blazer track season begins at SMS Invitational

Despite the loss of Cassie Wait and Danie Plank, GEHS veteran coach Larry Ward remains optimistic about the upcoming track season.
A year ago, Wait set a state record pole vault of 13’2” and Plank won her fourth straight state …

Bonham takes second, Fowler takes fourth place

Photo courtesy of Shonda Burger

Jacob Bonham, a 113-pound sophomore, finished  second and Emilio Fowler, a 182-pound freshman, took fourth helping the Gardner Edgerton High School wrestlers to an eighth place finish at the 6A state tournament in Wichita.…

Williams, Pesek win state wrestling titles

Dustin Williams and Seth Pesek recently completed undefeated seasons with state titles.
Williams, a 170 pound senior, capped his second straight undefeated season with another state championship. He became the first Blazer to be a three time state championship.
Pesek, …