August 2, 2015

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 …

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 …

Trailblazers blast Bonner Springs, 76-40

Traevohn Wrench (20) rushed for a school record 453 yards and 7 touchdowns in the Blazers 76-40 first round 5A playoff win at Bonner Springs Nov. 4. The Blazers host Shawnee Heights in state quarterfinal action Nov 11. Photo courtesy

GEHS to open musical this weekend

Danedri Thompson
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 …

Lady Blazers qualify for state volleyball tourney

Submitted photo

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.…

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, …

OUR VIEW: It’s tme to rally behind the Blazer football squad

Courtesy of Plank Photography

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 …

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 …

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

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 …