February 13, 2016

School profits from TV exposure

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 did outweigh the expenses,” District Business Director, Eric Hansen, said. School officials estimate that more Continue Reading

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 started over a month ago. According to Dan Margulis, Director of Programming and Acquisitions at Continue Reading

‘Blazer squad readies for big televised rivalry match

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 team is ready to face-off against league rival St. Thomas Aquinas and the distraction of Continue Reading

GEHS preps for national close-up on ESPN

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 been expanded for the game, the crowd is expected to spill over into standing room Continue Reading

ESPN to broadcast GEHS football game

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 between Gardner Edgerton High School and St. Thomas Aquinas. GEHS will host the game, which Continue Reading