September 23, 2014

USD 231 test scores on the rise

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
Preliminary results from the Kansas Assessments show that 96 percent of Gardner Edgerton students are proficient in reading, school board members were told April 16.
That is a .7 percent increase over last year’s test results.
Christy …

Blazer boys 3rd at Olathe track invitational

Gardner Edgerton High School crowned two champions and posted nine personal bests en route to a third-place finish at the Olathe Invitational on April 6.
“This was a preview of our 6A regional versus the Olathe schools and we performed …

Lady Blazers lose softball home opener

Senior catcher Morgan Buie blocks a pitch in home doubleheader action versus St. Thomas Aquinas March 29. The Lady Blazers lost 13-0, 5-1 to the Saints and continue EKL action  at Blue Valley West April 5.  Photo courtesy of Plank

Blazer JV wrestlers lose dual

The Blazer JV wrestlers dropped a hard-fought home dual to Emporia, Feb. 2. The team posted an 8-10 record in the dual.
Individual results are as follows:
Chandler Dowell (106) 0-1
Peyton Lott (120) 1-0
Tyler Norton (120) 1-0
Jacob …

Winter Royalty

Submitted photo

Pictured are members of the Gardner Edgerton High School Winter Royalty Court. Queen candidates include Morgan Buie, Becca Clark-Hargreaves, Molly Porter, Kiley Reindl-Boden, and Taylor Zimmerman.  King candidates are Brent Bovitz, Austin Keehn, Peyton Kuhn, Tanner Webb, and …

Blazers second in Spring Hill Tournament

Tanner Webb scored 10 points in the Blazers 64-54 loss to K. C. Sumner in the championship game of the Spring Hill tournament Jan 20. The Blazers reached the title game with wins against Metro Academy and Osawatomie.  Photo courtesy

GEHS student group aims to reduce distracted driving among teens

Students sign a pledge to avoid distracting behavior while driving as part of a campaign called BADD (Blazers Against Distracted Driving). Staff photo by Mark Taylor

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
Joe White was senior at Washburn Rural High School in Topeka …

VFW honors two Gardner Edgerton teachers

Walt Cochran

The VFW is recognizing two Gardner Edgerton School District teachers.
Gardner Edgerton High School history teacher Walt Cochran and Moonlight Elementary kindergarten teacher Sara Weishaar were nominated by USD 231 students and selected by the VFW Post No. …

Holiday Bazaar to benefit Project Graduation

Danedri Thompson
submissions@gardnernews.com
Members of the Gardner Edgerton High School Project Graduation organization are setting aside graduation caps and donning their Santa hats.
They’ll host a Holiday Bazaar on Dec. 4 to raise money for their cause.
Project Graduation hosts …

Wait is Kansas Volleyball Coach of the Year

Darrell Wait

Darrell Wait was recently selected Volleyball Coach of the Year by the Greater Kansas City Volleyball Coaches Association.
Wait led the Blazers to a 35-9 season and third place in the 6A state tournament in Topeka.
Each year …