October 9, 2015

Blazer volleyball team preps for season opener

Gardner Edgerton High School Volleyball Coach Erica Book welcomed a young, but very talented group to practice Aug. 17 in preparation for the season opener in September at home against Olathe Northwest High School. “I’m very excited about this group,” said Book. “We are extremely athletic and quick. We are working to be consistent and Continue Reading

Record turnout for Gardner Street Vault

A record 66 pole vaulters participated in the annual Gardner Street Vault at Gardner Elementary Aug. 1. An additional five youngsters participated in a free bungee jump prior to the start of competition. Conner Gunderson, Makenna Bartels, Rylee Sherwood and Brayden Sherwood, all of Gardner, and Macy Teeple, Overland Park, participated in the bungee jump. Continue Reading

Westside Sluggers conclude successful season

It’s been quite a season for Coach Billy Hann and his 9- and-under Westside Sluggers boys baseball team. The Sluggers recently was the 9-A World Series title and concluded the season with a 26-16 overall record. The team also took first place in the Royals Rumble, 3-and-2 Memorial Classic, second place at the 3-and-2 May Continue Reading

Junior Olympics

Mallory Boden, Gardner, placed 68th in the 1500 meters with a time of 6.06.65 at the 12-and-under AAU Junior Olympics in Florida last week.

Gardner Bruins win state title

Playing its best baseball of the season, the Gardner Bruins 12-A USSSA team recently won the state title at Blue Valley Sports Complex. In first round action, the nine-seed Bruins turned back the Wellsville Eagles, 16-0. The Bruins dominated the game behind the pitching of Dylan Jacobs. In similar fashion, the Bruins beat the Fort Continue Reading

State Champs

The Gardner Bruins won the Kansas 12 and under state title with a victory over the Meridan Chaos last weekend.

Starling hits for cycle as Naturals win 10-4

Former Gardner Edgerton High School standout and Kansas City Royals’ top prospect Bubba Starling hit for the cycle July 28 as his AA Arkansas Naturals, a Royals’ affiliate, defeated the Arkansas Travelers 10-4. Starling became the first Natural to hit for the cycle and the first Texas League player to do so since the Traveler’s Continue Reading

GEHS alumni compete in area street vault events

Former Gardner Edgerton High School track standout Casey Bowen continues to excel in area pole vault competitions. The University of Kansas senior has finished first in two area street vault events this month. Last weekend, Bowen cleared 17 feet, 9 inches to win the Just Vault Street Vault at William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo. Continue Reading

Street vaulting event set to launch on Aug. 1

The Gardner Track Club in conjunction with the Johnson County Fair, the city of Gardner and USD 231 present the annual Street Pole Vault. Vaulting will begin at 1 p.m. on Aug. 1 on the north side of Gardner Elementary School. A free youth bungee jump will be held from noon to 12:30 p.m. prior Continue Reading

Softball team finishes season with double win

The Gardner Ice 18-and-under softball team completed its Blue Valley League play with a doubleheader sweep last week. In game one, Gardner beat the Fuel 13-1 behind an excellent pitching effort of Chelsie Gilner. “Chelsie pitched a great game, and we hit the ball well,” said Coach Steve Adamson. In game two, Gardner beat the Continue Reading