April 20, 2014

School profits from TV exposure

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Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com

USD 231 spent a lot of money to make the district’s appearance on national television an exciting experience, but financially the big game was a net gain for school coffers.

“Yes there were expenses, but the revenues …

ESPN rolls into town for ‘Blazer game

Amy Cunningham
acunningham@gardnernews.com

ESPN, Kan. —  ESPN employees will spend Thursday and Friday readying the District Activites Complex to broadcast live the football game between the Gardner EdgertonTrailblazers and the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints, but preparations for telivising the match-up …

‘Blazer squad readies for big televised rivalry match

The 'Blazer football team takes the field before a game last fall. File photo

Amy Cunningham
acunningham@gardnernews.com

When the Saints come marching into town this Friday for the much-anticipated televised match-up with the Gardner Edgerton High School football team the ‘Blazers will have no trouble maintaining focus.

According to GEHS coach Marvin Diener, the …

GEHS preps for national close-up on ESPN

Members of the ‘Blazer football team take the field last fall. This weekend’s game will be televised nationally by ESPNU. File photo

Amy Cunningham
acunningham@gardnernews.com

As game time draws near, Gardner Edgerton High School staff continue to prepare for the upcoming match-up between the Trailblazers and St. Thomas Aquinas this Friday, Oct.  22 at District Stadium.

While capacity for the stadium has …

ESPN to broadcast GEHS football game

ABOVE: The Gardner Edgerton High School Trailblazers pause during their game against De Soto High School last fall. ESPN is set to capture ‘Blazer action on film when it visits town Oct. 22. File photo

Corbin H. Crable
chcrable@gardnernews.com

A small-town high school’s football team has garnered b

ig attention on a national scale, according to an Aug. 20 press release from USD 231.
ESPN has announced it will broadcast the Oct. 22 football game …