February 10, 2016

Blue Valley Southwest rallies past Broncos

Scoring 24 fourth quarter points, the Blue Valley Southwest Timberwolves turned back Spring Hill 65-50 last week. Spring Hill, 3-3, trailed just 26-24 at halftime and pulled even at 41-41 after three quarters. But Southwest placed its offense in high gear in the fourth quarter to seal the verdict. “We struggled with turnovers and rebounding,” 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

SH Broncos resume basketball season

The Broncos boys basketball season resumes this week with action versus Blue Valley West. So far, Coach Wes Book had guided his group to a 3-2 overall record, 1-1 in Frontier League action. The losses came to Paola in overtime and to Osage County in the title game of the Central Heights tournament. “Up to Continue Reading

Broncos wrestle well at Johnson County Classic

Using balanced scoring, the Bronco varsity wrestlers turned in an impressive performance at the Johnson County Classic at Blue Valley. Sam Christy led the way with a second place finish at 285 pounds. Right behind came Keegan Crotchett with a sixth place finish at 195 pounds and Nathan Rossmorsl took eighth at 220 pounds. Alex Continue Reading

SH Lady Broncos prepare for De Soto

Spring Hill’s lady Broncos Coach Clay Frigon has used the holiday break to practice on his team’s timing and offensive execution in preparation for a Jan.y 12 matchup against De Soto. Spring Hill, 3-3, dropped decisions to Blue Valley Southwest and Paola prior to the break. In the Paola loss, Spring Hill got 10 points 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

Broncos wrestle well

Sam Christy’s silver medal at 285 pounds, highlighted an impressive effort by the Bronco varsity wrestlers at the Johnson County Classic last weekend in Blue Valley. Besides Christy, Trojan McCormick took fifth at 113 pounds and Keegan Crotchett, sixth at 195 pounds. Nathan Rossmeisl waseighth at 220 pounds and RayQuon Stowers at 182 pounds and 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