April 23, 2014

Blazers back on winning track after 35-19 victory over Blue Valley

Far Right: Members of the American Legion Riders set up an avenue of flags around the Gardner Historical Museum on Saturday. Members of the group performed a 21 gun salute during a kick-off for the museum’s annual military exhibit.

David Switzer
Special to The Gardner News
Big plays were the difference in Gardner Edgerton’s 35-19 victory over Blue Valley Southwest on Sept. 23.
The Blazers found their big-play mojo early when quarterback Jared Hobby hit Tim Seymour on a …

Walker runs for 4 TDs in Jaguar win

Tony Walker rushed for four touchdowns leading the Pioneer Ridge Middle School eighth-grade varsity to a 52-6 home win versus Ottawa, Sept. 13.
Pioneer, 1-2, jumped to a 30-6 first-quarter lead and went up 38-6 by halftime. The Jags tacked …

Blazers bested by Bishop Miege, 34-0

Tim Seymour rambles for yardage in the home opener versus Bishop Miege Sept. 16th. The Blazers dropped 34-0 EKL league game to Miege. Photo courtesy of Plank Photography

Dave Switzer
submissions@gardnernews.com
You knew it was going to be a tough one early in Gardner Edgerton’s contest with Bishop Miege.
The Blazers fumbled on their second play from scrimmage, setting the Stags up in great field position with less …

Pioneer Ridge Jag varsity wins twice

The Pioneer Ridge seventh-grade varsity football team started the season with a pair of wins versus Louisburg and Spring Hill last week.
In the season opener Sept. 6 at Louisburg, PRMS posted a hard-fought 14-8 win.
Jonas Pippitt got things …

Trailblazers overcome Blue Valley North in 54-20 road victory

GEHS sophomore running back Traevohn Wrench was the leading rusher in the area last week. He rushed for 357 yards and 5 touchdowns in the Blazers 54-20 win versus Blue Valley North.  Photo courtesy of Plank Photography

 Dave Switzer
submissions@gardnernews.com
Sophomore running Traevohn Wrench rushed for 348 yards and five touchdowns to lead Gardner Edgerton to a 54-20 road victory over Blue Valley North on Sept. 9.
The Blazers had more than 600 yards of total offense …

Blazer freshmen lose to Blue Valley West

The Gardner Edgerton High School freshmen football squads started the season with a pair of losses to Blue Valley West, Sept. 1.
In the Freshman “A” game, GEHS lost 26-13 despite over 100 yards rushing from Anthony Smart. Emilio Fowler …

GEHS football team will play in football classic

A Gardner Edgerton High School football player is ready to  go during a game last fall. The Blazers will travel to East St. Louis this year to play in the 2nd Annual City of Champions Football Classic. File photo

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com

Fans can add one more game to the Gardner Edgerton High School football calendar next year and drop one league game.

In 2011, the team will travel to East St. Louis to play in the 2nd Annual …

Two GE players up for awards

Two Gardner Edgerton High School football players have been named finalists for most outstanding Kansas City metro area players. Bubba Starling, GEHS quarterback, was named a finalist for the 28th Annual Thomas A. Simone Memorial Award for most outstanding football …

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

GEHS senior quarterback Bubba Starling scores a touchdown in 5A Sub State final action Nov .19 at Blue Valley.The ‘Blazers lost 45-42 to the Tigers and ended the season with a 12-1 record. Submitted photo by Angie Plank


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 …

‘Blazer freshmen win shoot-out vs. Aquinas

The Gardner Edgerton High School freshmen boys football team outlasted St. Thomas Aquinas 58-42 in an Eastern Kansas League shoot-out at Aquinas, Oct. 20.
Trevohn Wrench led the way with touchdown runs of three, 19, and 24 yards, and Jared …