February 10, 2016

Late Jag rally falls short

A furious fourth-quarter rally fell just short and the Pioneer Ridge seventh-grade boys varsity basketball team dropped a 33-31 decision to Paola in the fifth place game of the Frontier League tourney in Baldwin on Feb. 18. Pioneer lost the opener at Wheatridge 42-36, Feb. 13. The Jags posted a 40-35 win versus Spring Hill Continue Reading

Watts scores 17 points in Mustang victory

Dylan Watts scored 17 points and grabbed 14 rebounds leading the Wheatridge Middle School seventh-grade varsity basketball team to a 39-27 win at Monticello Trails, Jan. 30. Tied 11-11 at halftime, WMS used an 18-6 fourth-quarter run to secure the win. Bryson Rohr added nine points while Mitchell Thompson and Matt Sampson had four points Continue Reading

Blazers second in Spring Hill Tournament

Tanner Webb scored 10 points in the Blazers 64-54 loss to K. C. Sumner in the championship game of the Spring Hill tournament Jan 20. The Blazers reached the title game with wins against Metro Academy and Osawatomie.  Photo courtesy of Plank Photography Dave Switzer Special to The Gardner News A second place finish in Continue Reading

Junior Broncos win MAYB basketball title

Winning five of seven games, the Spring Hill eighth-grade boys basketball squad recently captured first place in the Mid America Youth Basketball Tournament in Wichita. The team won the C bracket title. Sixty-four teams from 10 states competed in the tourney. “The championship completed a very successful first tournament,” said coach Duane Hodge. “I was Continue Reading

Trailblazer frosh basketball teams on a roll

Things have started on a successful note for the Gardner Edgerton High School freshmen boys ‘A’ and ‘B’ teams. The freshmen A team is now 2-2 after a 36-30 win versus Blue Valley Southwest. Leading the way were Willis Cook (12 points), Jared Hobby (10 points) and Zach Scroggin (five points). “Moving into the EKL Continue Reading

Hallier scores 13 pts in Jag win

Savannah Hallier scored 13 points, leading the Pioneer Ridge eighth-grade girls varsity basketball team to a 37-9 win at Lexington Trails, Nov. 16. Hallier scored six points in the first quarter as Pioneer (6-2) took control with a 15-13 run. The Lady Jags blanked Trails 13-0 in the second quarter and went up 28-3 by Continue Reading

Late rally lifts SHMS Lady Mavs past Paola

Clutch free throw shooting by Chastity Ward, Shelby Baker, Jenna Nevius, and Anna Duncan in the final seconds lifted the Spring Hill Middle School Lady Mav eighth-grade varsity basketball team to a 35-33 win versus Paola, Oct. 28. Sydney Weaver sank a clutch three-pointer late in the fourth quarter and then let team free throw Continue Reading

Blazers win first round State game

The Blazers, using their two big guns-Bubba Starling and Conner Langrehr-got off to a great start in this one, going up 15-9 after one period and 32-19 at half. Great Bend did cut the lead to 10 at the end of the third quarter but could get no closer as GE wrapped up the big victory.