October 13, 2015

SME blanks Blazers in opener

Defending 6A state champions, the Shawnee Mission East High School Lancers, lived up to their preseason hype handing the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazers a 45-0 loss at Shawnee Mission South District Stadium last Friday night. Using a balanced attack East jumped to a 33-0 first half lead and never looked back en route to Continue Reading

Broncos lose to Paola in season opener

It was a rough night for the Spring Hill High School Bronco football team. The squad dropped its home opener against Paola High School on Sept. 4. The Bronco team fell behind at halftime, 35-6, and the team wasn’t able to overcome the first half deficit. When the clock marked the end of the second Continue Reading

Shooting event raises money for local causes

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com It’s kind of like golfing with a gun. That’s how Mike Gardner describes the annual Adopt the Children Charity Clay Shoot. Gardner, of Gardner, has been organizing the annual event for the past 14 years. At that time, Gardner worked for Johnson County and enjoyed participating in the county government’s annual Feed Continue Reading

Cross country team ready to race into Bronco season

After four weeks of practice, the Spring Hill High School Bronco cross country teams travel to the Anderson County Invitational for the season opener, Sept. 2. “We have a lot of new runners out and improving daily,” said SHHS Coach Brent Smitheran. “We are excited about our first meet. We have 22 runners competing in Continue Reading

Tryout set for Slugger baseball teams

Tryout dates for the new Westside Sluggers 11 and 12-and-under baseball teams have been set for 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept 5 at Olathe’s Prairie Center Fields. Tryouts will be conducted on field 6 or field 7. Prairie Center field is located at 555 North Olathe View Road. Both teams will be Continue Reading

Blazers prepare for opener against Shawnee Mission East High School

The Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer football team opens its season against defending state champion Shawnee Mission East High School on Sept. 4. Following four weeks of intense practice sessions, GEHS Coach Marvin Diener and the Blazer squad will kick-off the season at 7 p.m. on Sept. 4 at the Shawnee Mission South District Stadium, Continue Reading

Blazer Cross Country season begins in Wichita

Following four weeks of practice, the Gardner Edgerton High School cross country teams travel to the Gold Classic in Wichita for a varsity-only meet. “The boys team will be young again, but we will return four letter winners,” said Coach Larry Ward. “The girls also have four letter winners and have several talented freshmen on Continue Reading

SH Broncos blank Piper 1-0 in Soccer

A goal by Zach Barnum in the 34th minute of the first half was all the Spring Hill High School soccer team needed to post a 1-0 shutout over Piper High School last week. Barnum’s goal came off a Carver Gertsberger assist. Goalie Killian Beck provided the defensive shutout. “It was a total team effort,” Continue Reading

Good turnout for Blazer tennis

Twenty-five players reported to opening tennis practice, August 25th under the direction of third year coach Derrick Abromeit. “We are off to a great start with one of the largest teams we’ve had in recent years,” said Abromeit. Several kids worked hard in the off season.” Seniors and team captains Emily Worth and Sammi Boring Continue Reading

Bronco volleyball prepares for opener

Following four weeks of practice, the lady Bronco volleyball team begins the season August 29th. Veteran Head Coach Alicia Von Stein is working with 34 players and has experienced a good attitude in preseason practices. Providing leadership for a young team will be senior Megan Curry, senior Madi Miller, senior Dani Townley, Amanda Dickie and Continue Reading