February 14, 2016

Bowen sets state pole vault record of 16’6”

Gardner Edgerton High School senior Casey Bowen made the most of his last state 5A track appearance, setting a new state pole vault record of 16’6″ for first place. That eclipsed former Trailblazer Isaac Mallory’s mark by three inches. Competition took place at Cessna Stadium in Wichita for classes 1-6A boys and girls. Fellow senior Continue Reading

GEHS Lady ‘Blazers place 2nd at state track meet in Wichita

Battling until the end, the Lady ‘Blazer track squad brought back a second-place finish from the 5A state track and field championship in Wichita, May 27-28. The defending 5A state champs pushed eventual champ Bishop Carroll to the brink before bowing by a 79½ – 67½ margin. Emporia took third with 48½. “We had a Continue Reading

Trailblazer softball squad loses twice

Battling until the end, Gardner Edgerton High School’s varsity softball squad dropped a home doubleheader to Blue Valley, April 12. GEHS lost the opener 6-4 and the nightcap, 7-5. In the opener, Shelby Plank was the starting pitcher and got relief help from Kirsten Leffert. Mackenzie Skeens went two-for-four at the plate. In game two, Continue Reading

Hughes wins Paola Invitational golf title

arding a 75, Gardner Edgerton High School sophomore Jonathan Hughes won the Paola Invitational title, April 11. “Jonathan was consistent throughout the day and defeated a field of 46 to take the gold,” said Coach Scott Schaefer. “It was his first tournament championship.” As a team, GEHS totaled 348 to finish fourth. Cam Stranathan carded Continue Reading

‘Blazer net team 2nd at Bonner Springs

The number one doubles team of Jordan Keehn and Chris Newberg finished first with a perfect 4-0 record highlighting an impressive performance by the ‘Blazers at the Bonner Springs Invitational, April 12-14. GEHS finished second as a team in an eight-team invite that featured singles play April 12 and doubles April 14. “It was an 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

‘Blazers soccer squad lose 2-1 at Blue Valley

The ‘Blazers varsity soccer squad pushed Blue Valley to the brink before bowing 2-1 in Eastern Kansas Leauge action, Sept. 20 at Blue Valley. Blue Valley went up 2-0 in the first half before the ‘Blazers retaliated. Dilon Dodson notched GEHS’ lone goal late in the second half but the ‘Blazers bowed by one tally. Continue Reading

GEHS to phase out horn logo

Horn fever isn’t dying, but the logo associated with Gardner Edgerton High School will be changing in the next three years.

GEHS’ Berry scores twice in Kansas All-Star victory

Gardner Edgerton High School’s Justice Berry made the most of his final high school football game, scoring two touchdowns to lead the Kansas All-Stars to a 26-23 win versus Missouri at Shawnee Mission North District Stadium. Missouri took a quick 14-0 lead only to see Kansas finish the first half with 19 consecutive points. Kansas’ Continue Reading