February 9, 2016

Samuels scores 15 points in Mustang win

Roman Samuels scored 15 points and Ethan Reynolds added 11 points leading the Wheatridge Middle School boys seventh grade varsity to a 37-27 win versus Ottawa last week. Wheatridge Middle School went up 15-8 at halftime and held on for victory with solid second half defense. Other scorers were Dylan Jacobs, six points and Hunter Continue Reading

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

Lady Broncos varsity fall to Baldwin, 67-27

Falling behind early, the Lady Broncos varsity basketball team dropped a 67-27 and decision to Baldwin last week. “We got into early foul trouble and had too many turnovers,” said Coach Clay Frigon. Despite the loss, Jamie Hoffman scored eight points while Hailey Jones had six points. Lauren Delker added five points.

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