February 11, 2016

Wait is Kansas Volleyball Coach of the Year

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 the GKCVCA selects a senior All-Star team from the Kansas and Missouri sides of the Metro. As Continue Reading

Blazers in state semis after big win

Dave Switzer Special to The Gardner News While Gardner Edgerton’s defense has played well this year, it has usually been in the shadow of the Blazers high powered offense. But not in this week’s playoff win against Shawnee Heights. Defensive coordinator Kris Henry’s unit had three quarterback sacks, forced four turnovers, and limited the T-Bird Continue Reading

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

GEHS to open musical this weekend

Danedri Thompson submissions@gardnernews.com Gardner Edgerton High School performers are polishing their acting chops as well as their (fake) guns for their production of the musical, “Annie Get Your Gun.” The show will open at 7 p.m. on Nov. 10 in the high school auditorium. Jeff Lady, director, said audiences should prepare to be wowed by Continue Reading

Lady Blazers qualify for state volleyball tourney

For the first time since 2004, the Lady Blazer volleyball team has qualified for the state tournament.GEHS qualified with match wins against Olathe South and Olathe Northwest.The victories gave the Lady Blazers the Olathe East 6Asub state title. In the semi final versus Olathe South, GEHS rallied from a 20-24 deficit behind the serving of 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

Buckingham qualifies for state golf meet

Jacque Buckingham shot a 94 and qualified for the 6A state meet in competition at Heritage Park on Oct. 12. Although not qualifying, Kelsey Schaefer shot a 114 and Jasmine Bailey, 141. The state 6A meet was held Oct. 17 at Shadow Glen. Results were not available at press time.

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

Aleman competes at state tennis tourney

Gardner Edgerton’s Samantha Aleman posted a 1-2 record at the 6A state tennis meet Oct. 14 in Wichita. First round action found Aleman defeating an opponent from Maize, 6-0, 6-1.  She lost a 6-0, 6-0 decision to Blue Valley North in the second round and ended the tourney with a tough 9-6 loss to Manhattan. Continue Reading