February 5, 2016

Blazers notch win over Blue Valley North

The Gardner-Edgerton Blazers toppled Blue Valley North tonight. The Blazer squad nabbed 55 points to the Tigers 7. Check back for the full story on Monday.

Blazers in state semis after big win

Dave Switzer Special to The Gardner News While Gardner Edgerton’s defense has played well this year, it has usually been in the shadow of the Blazers high powered offense. But not in this week’s playoff win against Shawnee Heights. Defensive coordinator Kris Henry’s unit had three quarterback sacks, forced four turnovers, and limited the T-Bird Continue Reading

Trailblazers blast Bonner Springs, 76-40

Dave Switzer Special to The Gardner News Playing well after tough losses has been a trademark of this year’s Gardner Edgerton High football team. They certainly did respond to a difficult loss to Blue Valley with a superb performance in their playoff opener against Bonner Springs on Nov. 4. In an explosive, school record setting Continue Reading

Trailblazers defeat St. Thomas Aquinas, 27-18

Dave Switzer Special to The Gardner News Propelled by a fast start, Gardner Edgerton edged Aquinas 27-18 in a 5A district game played on Oct. 21. The Blazers looked like they were going to run away with this one early, going up 21-6 after Traevohn Wrench’s third touchdown at the 11:07 mark of the second Continue Reading

OUR VIEW: It’s tme to rally behind the Blazer football squad

It’s that time of year again. In most corners of the country, people are enjoying the scents and sights of fall – leaves, turning and falling, in shades of red, orange and gold, and summer growing old. But the colors blazing in Gardner and Edgerton this time of year are not of nature. Instead, the Continue Reading

GEHS Blazers’ 50-33 win over Pittsburg fraught with challenge

Quarterback Jared Hobby gets ready to pass in second quarter action against Pittsburgh Oct. 14. Hobby scored two touchdowns leading the Blazers to a 50-33 first round district 5A win. The Blazers continue the season at St. Thomas Aquinas this Friday. Photo courtesy of Plank Photograhpy By Dave Switzter Special to The Gardner News Getting Continue Reading

Buckingham’s 42 leads Blazer charge

GEHS sophomore Jacque Buckingham shot a 42 to capture first place at the Santa Fe Invitational, Sept. 27. Also earning a medal was senior Kelsey Schaefer whose personal best (47) was good enough for fifth place. Freshman Jasmine Bailey had a score of 67.

Blazers add another win overwhelming Blue Valley Northwest, 43-13

Dave Switzer submissions@gardnernews.com Gardner Edgerton used its power running attack and a swarming defense to overwhelm Blue Valley Northwest 43-14 in Eastern Kansas League action on Sept. 30. The Blazers dominated the game from the get-go, going up 9-0 before three minutes had elapsed in the contest. After scoring two points on a safety, GE Continue Reading

Buckingham’s 41 leads Lady Blazer golf effort

Sophomore Jacque Buckingham fired a 41 and brought back a first-place medal from the Paola Invitational, Sept. 22. Besides Buckingham, senior Kelsey Schaefer shot a 55 and freshman Jasmine Bailey, 62. “A great team effort,” said coach Amy Van Rheen. “Everyone showed a lot of improvement.” On Sept. 21, Buckingham scored a new personal best Continue Reading

Blazers compete well at Jayhawk Invitational cross country meet

GEHS cross country teams turned in impressive performances at the Jayhawk Invitational, Sept. 24 on the Rim Rock course in Lawrence. Both teams competed in the Crimson Varsity divisions. The boys finished 20th in a 5k race and the girls finished 23rd in a 4k run. For the boys, Dewey Molenda led the way with Continue Reading