April 23, 2014

Organ recipient advocates the gift of life

Kim Harbur, director of education for Gift of Life, shows high school students a blown-up copy of her driver’s license. She points to the spot where she agreed to be an organ donor. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com

Gardner Edgerton High School student Evan Donahue needed a second chance at life the moment he was born.

Diagnosed with posterior  urethral valves right after birth, Donahue was going to need a new kidney at some point …

GE grads offer insight into life after high school

A panel of Gardner Edgerton High School graduates spoke to current GEHS seniors about life after high school Wednesday. The 2010 graduates were home from college on winter break. The panelists are pictured here. Back: Amanda Rulo, Johnson County Community College; Corbit Bayliff, Oklahoma State University; Natalie Morerod, Wichita State University; Preston Pyle, Arizona State University; Logan Pippitt, JCCC; and Trevor Breitenbach, Norwich (Vermont) University. Front: Nicole Smith, University of Kansas; Ashleigh McDaniel, Rockhurst; Teresa Drovetta, Kansas State University; Shelby Gunther, Emporia State University; Erica Rains, Creighton University; Haley Brooks, KSU; and Sarah McCarthy, KU. Staff photo by Amy Cunningham

Amy Cunningham
acunningham@gardnernews.com

Fourteen Gardner Edgerton High School alumni from the class of 2010 gathered to talk to the school’s current seniors about what they will face when they walk out the high school doors and onto college campuses and  …

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 …

‘Blazer football squad preps for BVHS rematch

G-Blazers take the field

Amy Cunningham
acunningham@gardnernews.com

The undefeated Trailblazer football team will take its show on the road this Friday evening when team members travel to Blue Valley High School in a high-stakes rematch that will reward the winner with a birth to …

GEHS Veterans program highlights local service members

Rodney Price, right, grins after receiving a Tryke from AMBUCS, an organization that provides physical therapy  trykes for those in need. Price was wounded in Iraq in 2006. His stepdaughter, Carley Lintz gave the keynote address during Veterans Day ceremonies at Gardner Edgerton High School. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Amy Cunningham
acunningham@gardnernews.com

When Carley Lintz awoke on the morning of Oct. 12, 2006 at 3 a.m. to the sound of her sobbing mother, she knew life had changed forever, her step-father, Rodney Price, was wounded in Mosul, Iraq while …

Veterans Day events scheduled for Thursday

• Gardner Edgerton High School will honor local veterans and their families with a video presentation that includes photos of alumni veterans of the school. A reception will follow. The public is invited. The festivities begin at 9:30 a.m. on …

‘Blazers roll past Bonner Springs

GEHS senior Daniel Mauszycki (83) rambles for a first quarter touchdown in action  vs Bonner Springs Nov  5. The Blazers defeated Bonner 70-0 and advanced in the playoffs.  Submitted photo by Carrie Beckner

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 …

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 …

‘Blazers pummel Pitt

'Blazers take on St. Thomas Aquinas this weekend. The game will be televised on ESPNU. File photo

Dave Switzer

Special to The Gardner News

Dominating in all three phases of the game, Gardner Edgerton blasted Pittsburg 49-0 in the opening game of 5A district play on Oct. 15.

The ‘Blazer offense scored on four of their five …

Metro Sports donates $250 to GE engineering club

Gardner Edgerton High School National Engineering Design Challenge squad received $250 from a Time Warner Cable initiative. The program, aimed at helping math and science programs in area high schools will donate $250 to each school competing in the Metro …