October 9, 2015

Blazers begin season at Shawnee Mission East

A much improved GEHS Blazer football team will open the season September 4th at defending 6A State Champion Shawnee Mission East. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Shawnee Mission South District Stadium. East defeated Hutchinson 33-14 for its first ever State football title last November and will provide quite an opening game challenge. The Continue Reading

Gardner Ice softball ends successful season

It’s been quite a season for Coach Steve Adamson and his 18-and-under Gardner Ice softball team. Adamson guided his group to a 6-4 Blue Valley League record and also took home third place in two area tournaments. “I’m so proud of our team’s accomplishments,” said Adamson. “The team worked really hard and showed a lot Continue Reading

Getting ready for the season opener

Blazer quarterback Griffin Johns gets set for a pass in a preseason workout. Johns will guide the Blazers in the Sept. 4 opener at SM East.

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

Bronco cross country team stacked for season

Coach Brent Smitheran welcomed a talented group to Spring Hill High School cross country practice Aug. 17 in preparation for a Sept. 3 Anderson County season opener. Makayla Kosberg, Andi Oursler and Taylor Mangels will lead the girls’ team. “We have a fairly young girls’ team this year, but we have excellent leaders in Makayla 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.