February 11, 2016

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

Broncos win finale

Using a balanced scoring attack, the Spring Hill Bronco football squad posted an impressive 59-6 win versus Osawatomie in the District 4A finale on Oct. 27. Jeff Lovetinsky rushed for three touchdowns and tossed another as Spring Hill capped its season in style. Osawatomie got its only points early on a first-quarter 64-yard scoring strike 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

Broncos lose opener

Spring Hill High School’s three-game win streak was snapped with a hard-fought 42-14 first round 4A district loss at Louisburg, Oct. 14. Both teams traded first quarter touchdowns. Louisburg scored on a 71-yard run by Garrett Griffin while Spring Hill countered with a 65-yard touchdown pass from Jeff Lovetinsky to Carson King. However, Louisburg, 3-4 Continue Reading

WMS football squad drops to 4-2 after loss

Quarterback Nolan Beets rushed for 172 yards and three touchdowns leading the Wheatridge Middle School eighth-grade boys varsity football squad to a big home win versus Ottawa, Oct. 4. Other touchdowns came from Tre Jackson, David Collins and Blake Leon. Jackson also completed a 42-yard scoring strike to Kaden Loring. Leading the defense were Andrew Continue Reading

WMS football squad drops to 4-2 after loss

Ottawa scored in every quarter and posted a 52-0 home win versus the Wheatridge Middle School seventh-grade varsity football squad, Oct. 4. Despite the loss, Dakota Kemp led all rushers with 125 yards. Bryson Rohr led the defense wtih eight tackles. Now 4-2, WMS wrapped up its season Oct. 10 at cross-town rival, Pioneer. Results Continue Reading

Second half surge lifts Jaguars to victory

Scoring 18 second half points, the PRMS seventh grade varsity football squad posted a 24-6 win at home versus Paola, Sept. 27. After a scoreless first quarter, PRMS went up 6-0 just before halftime thanks to a touch down pass from quarterback Kolbee Finell to Zach Bass. Paola Countered with an early third quarter score Continue Reading

Oswald Scores 3 TD’s

Jacob Oswald scored three touch downs leading the Pioneer Ridge eighth grade varsity football squad to a 36-14 win at Paola, Sept. 27. Besides Oswald, Andrew Halverson had TD runs of five and 30 yards, and quarterback Jack Mills scored a 2 point conversion run and tossed two point conversion passes to Oswald and Brett Continue Reading