February 11, 2016

Blazer soccer team defeats Ottawa

The Gardner Edgerton High School junior varsity and varsity girls soccer teams defeated the Ottawa High School Cyclones last week. In JV action, goalie Megan Wetherington earned her first shut out of the season with a 4-0 win. Kayla Hartman opened GEHS’ scoring, finding the net from 18 yards out. Briley Mittendorf also earned two Continue Reading

Blazer soccer squad loses twice

Despite making marked improvement, the Lady Blazers soccer squad lost to highly ranked Mill Valley and Blue Valley Southwest last week. Against Mill Valley, ranked 4th in 5A, the Blazers dropped an 8-0 decision. Gardner Edgerton High School trailed 5-0 at halftime but got strong second half defensive performances from Blair Pfeifer and Lauren Grace. Continue Reading

Lady Blazers qualify for state volleyball tourney

The Lady Blazers volleyball team is headed to the state 6A tournament in Topeka this weekend after winning a  home Sub state Oct 20. In first round action, the Blazers turned back Lawrence 25-9, 25-13.  Cassie Wait led the way with 11 kills.  Jill Starling had 9 kills and Hannah Bettge had 28 assists. Shelby Continue Reading

GEHS junior competing for Team USA

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Nathan Damron is skipping school this week, but don’t call the truancy officer just yet. The Gardner Edgerton High School junior is competing in the Youth World Weightlifting Championship in Kosice, Slovakia with Team USA Weightlifting this week. “We are really excited proud and grateful that Nathan has the chance to travel Continue Reading

Weisenburger wins vault title

Gardner Edgerton High School senior Ryan Weisenburger made the most of his final state appearance clearing 15-0 to win the 6A title at Wichita’s Cessna Stadium on May 26. “I’m so proud of Ryan,” said coach Brian McGee. “He ended his career with a league, regional and state title. It was our fifth straight pole Continue Reading

Plank, Wait win state track titles at Wichita

GEHS junior Danie Plank won her third straight state javelin title with a throw of 138-2 inches at the 6A tournament in Wichita May 26. Teammate and senior Ashlee Bilhimer finished third with a throw of 132-11.  Submitted  photo Danie Plank (javelin) and Cassie Wait (pole vault) won state titles helping Gardner Edgerton High School bring back Continue Reading

Lady Blazer soccer squad blanks Lansing

Molly Porter provided two assists helping the Lady Blazers soccer squad to a 3-0 home win versus visiting Lansing last week. Other scorers included Hunter Coleman and Guro Midmageli. Gardner Edgerton High School continues its season at De Soto this week. Photo courtesy Plank Photography Scoring three first-half goals, the Gardner Edgerton High School girls Continue Reading

GEHS student accomplishments

Gardner Edgerton High School senior Michael Fibelkorn was selected as one of 40 singers to attend the Kansas State University 34th Summer Choral Institute in June. Michael was selected from among hundreds of national applicants. According to the Institute, this year was the most competitive year in its  history. GEHS Band, Choir and Orchestra students Continue Reading

Lady Blazer soccer squad wins twice

Hosting Ottawa on April 17, the Lady Blazer soccer squad posted wins in  both JV and varsity competition. On the varsity side, Gardner Edgerton High School got on the board early on an unassisted goal by junior Peka Ploetz 15 minutes into the first half. After an Ottawa goal, GEHS answered with a goal by Continue Reading

Students of Character

Submitted photo Gardner Edgerton school board members recently recognized fourth quarter Students of Character. A student from each school was honored for displaying positive character traits. They include Mckenna Trout, Edgerton Elementary second grader; Briana Buis, Gardner Elementary fourth grader; Joe Sola, Madison Elementary second grader; Delphine High, Moonlight Elementary third grader; Garrett Pendroy, Nike Continue Reading