February 11, 2016

OUR VIEW: Starling cited for underage drinking

We don’t know many recent high school graduates that haven’t tipped back a bottle or two. And that includes almost every staff member at the Gardner News. So, it was with reluctance that we chose to run a story about the former Gardner Edgerton High School standout, Bubba Starling, who was cited for underage drinking Continue Reading

Starling cited for drinking

Bubba Starling, former Gardner Edgerton High School standout and recent Kansas City Royals aquisition, was cited on Sept. 24 in Arizona for underage drinking. Starling was cited along with two other Royals players during a traffic stop. He was a passenger in the vehicle. The driver had not been drinking. None of the players tested Continue Reading

Starling wins All-Metro, Means second team

Bubba Starling was recently voted the K.C. Star’s All-Metro Baseball Player of the Year. Despite missing two weeks of the season with a quad injury, he still produced impressive numbers. He batted .481 with four home runs and 18 runs scored. Starling became the highest draft pick in Kansas City area history when the hometown Continue Reading

EDITORIAL: Whatever Starling decides he’ll have support of GE community

The decision before local sports hero Bubba Starling should be an easy one as he stands on the precipice of a multi-million dollar baseball contract. But we don’t envy the decision before the young standout and his family. It’s easy for the objective observer to say, take the money. There’s also a risk of injury Continue Reading

Royals pick GE standout Bubba Starling in MLB draft

The decision just got tougher – or easier – depending on who is asked for local sports standout Bubba Starling. The Kansas City Royals selected the outfielder in the first round of the Major League Baseball draft on Monday evening, and now it will be left to Starling to decide whether to sign with the Continue Reading

Starling wins Simone Award

Rack up another one for Bubba Starling. The Gardner Edgerton High School senior was awarded the Thomas A. Simone Memorial Award – an award that recognizes the best football player in the Kansas City metro area – in a surprise ceremony at GEHS on Dec. 7. As quarterback of the GEHS Trailblazers, Starling rushed more Continue Reading

School district to consider 2012 bond issue

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com If school officials are successful in purchasing land at Waverly Pointe, they won’t have the means to build more practice fields and a parking lot near the high school until they pass a bond issue. According to Gardner Edgerton School District Superintendent, the district can afford to purchase the land right now, Continue Reading

‘Blazers football squad falls in state semi-finals to finish the season 12-1

Dave Switzer Special to The Gardner News Gardner Edgerton’s magical football season ended a game short of the ultimate prize-a state championship. The ‘Blazers lost a heartbreaker to Blue Valley 45-43 in a 5A state semi-final played in front of a packed house at Blue Valley District Stadium on Nov. 19. GE got off to Continue Reading

GE falls to BV in state semi-final

BLAZERS FALL IN STATE SEMI-FINALS Dave Switzer Special to the Gardner News Gardner Edgerton’s magical football season ended a game short of the ultimate prize – a state championship. The ‘Blazers lost a heartbreaker to Blue Valley 45-43 in a 5A state semi-final played in front of a packed house at Blue Valley District Stadium Continue Reading

‘Blazers roll past Bonner Springs

Dave Switzer Special  to The Gardner News Gardner Edgerton’s inexorable march to the state championship game continued with  a dominant performance Friday night. Facing off against an overmatched Bonner Springs club, the state’s top ranked eleven rolled to an impressive 70-0 triumph in a first round playoff game at USD 231 District Stadium. The ‘Blazers, Continue Reading