November 30, 2015

GEHS laptop program overview scheduled

Gardner Edgerton High School students are set to receive Chromebooks as part of the district’s 1-to-1 technology program. However, before students can receive their laptop, at least one parent or guardian must attend a program overview meeting. Meetints are scheduled for 5 p.m., 6 p.m. or 7 p.m. on Oct. 14 and at 4 p.m., Continue Reading

Offensive kick assists in GEHS soccer win

Placing its offense in high gear, the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer soccer squad brought back a 5-1 win from Ottawa High School last week. After a slow start, GEHS got things going thanks to junior Anthony Oneri’s first varsity goal. It came from an excellent corner assist from Sam Mayeske 17 minutes into action. Continue Reading

Boden sets record

Wheatridge Middle School seventh grader Mallory Boden set a new school record in the one mile. Her mile run, completed in 6:13 minutes, highlighted the lady Mustangs’ performance at the Celebration Park Cross Country Invitational last week. Boden’s school record time was good enough for a seventh place medal. Meanwhile, Mitch Lumley placed seventh in Continue Reading

KC Pumpkin Patch now in new location

WATCH VIDEO: Rick Poppitz, Special to The Gardner News Kirk & Julie Berggren have been owners of the KC Pumpkin Patch for 11 years. After losing their lease at the former Gardner location, they have now relocated to 13875 S. Gardner Road in Olathe. The new location is just 1.6 miles north of Gardner Continue Reading

Gardner Edgerton High School invited to join Sunflower League

Danedri Thompson Gardner Edgerton High School officials have received an invitation to join the Sunflower Athletic League. “We’re in the first phase of even talking about that,” USD 231 Superintendent Pam Stranathan said. GEHS currently belongs to the Eastern Kansas League, an eight team league including Bishop Miege, Blue Valley, Blue Valley North, Blue Continue Reading

Injured Blazer squad falls to league rival Blue Valley West High School

Falling behind 21-6 at halftime, the Gardner Edgerton High School football team dropped a 42-14 Eastern Kansas League decision at Blue Valley West High School Friday night. Early on, GEHS made a game of it. Junior quarterback Griffin Johns connected with Zach Bass on a 62-yard pass setting up the Blazers inside the 10-yard line. Continue Reading

GEHS’ Mia Tovkach leads Blazer golf charge

Gardner Edgerton High School freshman Mia Tovkach shot a tournament record 33, leading the Lady Blazer golf team to a second place finish at the Paola Invitational last week. Tovkach’s score of 33 is also a new GEHS school record for nine holes. Tovkach wasn’t the only Blazer golfer to medal. Hannah Trivitt medaled with Continue Reading

Jags extend win streak

Using a balanced attack, the Pioneer Ridge Middle School eighth grade varsity football team posted a 20-6 win against Paola Middle School last week. PRMS quarterback Tyler Goetzmann tossed two touchdown passes. He connected on a 10-yarder to Kevin Michaud and a 25-yarder to Dayvin Johnson. Goetzmann also tossed a two-point conversion pass to Jacob Continue Reading

Gardner Edgerton Blazers rush past Southwest in first win of season

The Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer football team earned its first win of the season on Friday night. Compiling 369 rushing yards at home, the Blazer squad toppled Eastern Kansas League foe, Blue Valley Southwest High School, 37-7. Junior running back Hunter Skeens lead the way, scoring two touchdowns and rushing for 236 yards on Continue Reading

Penalty kick becomes game winner as GEHS defeats Mill Valley High

Carson Harding converted a penalty kick into a score with less than seven minutes remaining in the game to give the Gardner Edgerton High School soccer team a 4-3 home win against Mill Valley High School last week. Harding had two goals and two assists on the night as GEHS posted a big win versus Continue Reading