February 6, 2016

Meeting set to determine golf course’s future

Gardner golf’s lease is coming to an end. From 6-7 p.m. on Feb. 9 at the senior citizen building, there will be a town hall meeting to discuss the Gardner golf course’s future. The current 30-year golf course operating agreement is scheduled to expire in August, 2018. “As the current operating agreement nears the end Continue Reading

30-year golf course contract drafted in 1988

Editor’s Note: This story first appeared in a 1988 edition of The Gardner News. A 30-year contract for management of the Gardner Golf Course expires in 2018. The old cliché about “the grass being  greener” is coming true at Gardner golf course, where construction on grass greens and a new lake is underway. The nine Continue Reading

Blazers second at SH basketball invite

Reaching the finals for the second season in a row, the Blazer boys varsity basketball team brought back second place honors from the Spring Hill Invitational last week. GEHS, 3-8, reached the final by virtue of wins against Veritas Christian (67-58) and Spring Hill (49-43). That set up a rematch with Goddard-Eisenhower. GEHS jumped to Continue Reading

Kueser’s goal lifts Huskies to 36-34 win

Kellen Kueser’s three point goal with six seconds left lifted the Trailridge seventh grade boys varsity to a dramatic 36-34 win over Louisburg last week. A 10-2 first quarter run put TRMS up 19-14 at halftime. Austin Smith scored eight of his team high 12 points in the last quarter. Smith led the way with Continue Reading

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

Jags lose in overtime

The Pioneer Ridge seventh grade girls varsity basketball team forced overtime, but dropped a tough 44-42 decision at Baldwin last week. A three pointer just before the buzzer in overtime fell just short and the Jags lost to the Bulldogs. Early on, Pioneer took control sinking five first half three pointers and a 24-15 halftime Continue Reading

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