February 11, 2016

Schrack named new Blazer baseball coach

Corey Schrack was recently selected as the new Blazer baseball head coach. He replaces Tiny Van Rheen who has been head of the program since 1994. Schrack has coached at the high school and collegiate levels and recently worked in the Olathe school district.

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Johnson County shortstop Austyn Hatton swings at a pitch in action versus the Olathe Ducks earlier this season. First base coach Charlie Brenneman looks on. Hatton helped the Cowboys to a third place finish in the Olathe 12-under Competitive league. Submitted photo

Esparza delivers game winning hit in Bronco victory

Christian Esparza stroked the game-winning hit and Jake Lovetinsky was the winning pitcher as the Broncos 14-under baseball team defeated the Olathe Dodgers 7-6 in first round action of the Gardner post-season competitive tournament at Celebration Park, July 6. Unfortunately the Broncos lost in the next two rounds and ended their season. “It’s been a Continue Reading

Broncos 2nd in 14-under Gardner tourney

The Spring Hill 14-under baseball squad recently wrapped up second place in the Gardner competitive post-season tourney held July 5-9 at Celebration Park. The Broncos reached the final but dropped a hard-fought 10-8 decision to the Olathe Scrappers. “The team battled the whole tourney and gave a great effort,” said Coach David Londene. “I was Continue Reading

Blazers U11 AAA compete at state tournament

The U11 GE Blazers were a top-ranked AA team and were elevated to a AAA level team at the end of the 2011 season. With an overall record of 30-14, the Blazers went to the Kansas State AAA Tournament held in Gardner this year at Celebration Park. The young Blazers had a very good showing Continue Reading

SHHS Broncos sweep Baldwin the diamond

Using timely hitting and solid defense, Spring Hill swept a doubleheader at Baldwin, April 12. In the opener, Spring Hill held on for an 11-9 win and rallied for a 6-5 victory in game two. “We picked up two big road wins,” said Coach David Londene. “Things are starting to come together.” Game one saw Continue Reading

‘Blazers lose twice to STA

A pair of losses to St. Thomas Aquinas last week dropped the ‘Blazer baseball team record to 2-5. At Aquinas April 12, GEHS fell behind 10-4 after four innings and lost a 13-9 decision. STA jumped to a 4-0 first-inning lead. Back came the ‘Blazers with a first inning run thanks to an RBI hit Continue Reading

‘Blazers lose to Bishop Miege High at home

The ‘Blazers two-game win streak came to a halt with a 7-0 home loss to Bishop Miege, April 7. Playing without the services of Bubba Starling (quad muscle injury), Gardner Edgerton High School struggled to get its offense going. Miege broke open a scoreless duel in the fourth inning with four runs on just two Continue Reading

Starling plays in high school all-star baseball game at Wrigley Field

Bubba Starling, GEHS senior, participated in the Under Armour All-American High School All-Star game at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Ill., Aug. 14. Starling was one of only 36 high school all-stars nationwide invited to play in the elite game. He started centerfield and batted third in the line-up for the National team. The Nationals dropped Continue Reading

Jr. ‘Blazers 2nd at 3&2 post season tourney

It’s been quite a season for Coach Matt Yeamans and his Gardner ‘Blazers third grade boys baseball squad. Yeamans guided his group to a second-place finish in the top division of the Johnson County 3&2 third grade post-season tournament, July 17-18. Forty-one teams competed in the third grade division at 3&2. During post-season play, teams Continue Reading