February 10, 2016

Nonamaker named KS Assistant Coach of the Year

Thane Nonamaker has been honored as the 2015 Kansas Assistant Track and Field Coach of the Year for his outstanding work in pole vault. Nonamaker received this award at the Kansas Cross Country Track and Field Coaches Association annual dinner on Saturday, Jan. 9. Nonamaker, a 20-year veteran of GEHS, is currently an Honors Algebra Continue Reading

Lady Blazers roll past Blue Valley West 45-29

Cassidy Androff scored 18 points and Kelsey Leffert added 13 leading the lady Blazers to a 45-29 win over Blue Valley West last week. GEHS, 4-3, jumped to an early 17-8 first quarter lead and went up 31-13 by halftime. The Lady Blazers scored 14 second half points to seal the verdict. Other scorers included Continue Reading

Androff scores 14 in Lady Blazers win

Cassidy Androff fired in 14 points leading the Lady Blazers varsity basketball team to a 59-50 win over Blue Valley North last week. GEHS, 3-3, held a 15-12 first quarter lead and went up 29-23 by halftime, a 17-10 third quarter run sealed the verdict. Besides Androff, Kynli Nelson added 10 points, Angelice Tucker and Continue Reading

SH Invitational Basketball Tournament set

The annual Spring Hill Invitational basketball tournament will run from Jan. 19-22. Included in the field are Spring Hill, GEHS, Osawatomie, Piper, Sumner, Blue Valley Southwest, Veritas Christian and Goddard-Eisenhower.

Pioneer Ridge boys roster set

Following a two-day tryout, Pioneer Ridge recently announced its seventh and eighth grade rosters. On the eighth grade roster are Jeffrey Alena, Riley Bolen, Trenton Bryan, Conner Burns, Isaac Elkinton, Tyler Fehtrenbacher, Lane Gall, Zach Galvin, Tyler Goetzmann, Dyvin Johnson, Austin Oldham, Bryan Oneri, Jacob Runyan, Brock Stewart and Alex Wisecup. The seventh grade roster Continue Reading

Blazers return to Eastern Kansas League action

After a short holiday break, the Blazer boys basketball teams resumed their EKL schedule at Blue Valley North this week. GEHS, 1-3, got its first win of the season turning back Blue Valley Southwest 48-44 just before the break. “The kids really stepped up their defensive effort and rebounding,” said Coach Jeff Langrehr. “We showed Continue Reading

Traiblazers resume basketball season

After a short holiday break, the Blazer boys hit the hardwoods this week with games against Blue Valley North. The Blazers, 1-3, are fresh from their first win, a 48-44 decision over Blue Valley Southwest. “I was so happy for our kids and coaches who have worked so hard,” said Coach Jeff Langrehr. “It gave Continue Reading

Trailridge wins twice

Using balanced scoring, the Trailridge eighth grade varsity girls basketball team turned back Ottawa and Spring Hill last week. The lady Huskies posted a 24-11 win versus Ottawa and defeated Spring Hill, 27-20. Kailani Donham led all scorers in both games with 10 points. Other scorers included Violet-Rude Chapman, eight points against Ottawa and Sadie Continue Reading

Tovkach is Metro girls golfer of the year

GEHS freshman Mia Tovkach was recently voted the KC Stars’ Metro girls golfer of the year. Tovkach shot a 77 and won the 6A State tournament by one stroke in mid October at the Terralyne Country Club in Andover, Kan. In addition, Tovkach won the three round EKL conference tournament and took second at Regionals. Continue Reading

Blazers place fifth at Jo Co wrestling classic

Andrew Sprague’s gold medal at 220 pounds helped the Blazer varsity wrestlers to a fifth place finish at the Johnson County Classic in Blue Valley high school last week. Sprague, previously ranked fourth in 6A, was bumped from the current rankings and was on a mission last weekend to reestablish rank. In pool play, Sprague Continue Reading