February 13, 2016

Lady Blazers win home invitational

Placing four runners in the top 10, the Lady Blazers cross country team captured first place honors in their home invitational, Sept. 29. McKenzie Scroggin led the way with a first-place 4k time of 16:57. Her effort brought praise from coach Larry Ward. “McKenzie is such a hard worker and it was nice to see Continue Reading

2011 homecoming royalty

Pictured are members of the Gardner Edgerton High School homecoming royalty court: Ryan Goetzmann, Emily Betthauser, Taylor Harlow, Ashlee Bilhimer, Zachary Hickman, Felicia Carlson, Tim Seymour, Tasha Grossnickle, Matthew Wakefield, and Ali Scott.

Buckingham’s 42 leads Blazer charge

GEHS sophomore Jacque Buckingham shot a 42 to capture first place at the Santa Fe Invitational, Sept. 27. Also earning a medal was senior Kelsey Schaefer whose personal best (47) was good enough for fifth place. Freshman Jasmine Bailey had a score of 67.

Blazer soccer squad blanks Ottawa

Kade Frizzell scored the lone goal of the game as GEHS’ varsity soccer squad escaped with a hard fought 1-0  victory at Ottawa, Sept. 29. The assist came from Soven Apel. He found Frizzell on a long pass leading to the games only goal. “We were missing some guys in the backfield, so we had Continue Reading

Buckingham’s 41 leads Lady Blazer golf effort

Sophomore Jacque Buckingham fired a 41 and brought back a first-place medal from the Paola Invitational, Sept. 22. Besides Buckingham, senior Kelsey Schaefer shot a 55 and freshman Jasmine Bailey, 62. “A great team effort,” said coach Amy Van Rheen. “Everyone showed a lot of improvement.” On Sept. 21, Buckingham scored a new personal best Continue Reading

Blazer soccer squad loses at Hayden

Struggling to convert scoring chances, the Gardner Edgerton High School boys soccer squad dropped a hard-fought 3-1 contest at Topeka Hayden, Sept. 22. The lone Blazer score came on a goal by Dilon Dodson. Tim Mitchell provided the assist. In JV action, GEHS posted a 4-2 win thanks to goals by Juan Carlo Ramirez, Kalyn Continue Reading

GEHS moves into state’s largest class, 6A

A new era begins at Gardner Edgerton High School. On Sept. 27, the Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA) released its annual classifications for schools with Gardner Edgerton High School moving into the state’s largest classification of 6A. The 6A classification is comprised of the 32 largest schools in Kansas. This is the first Continue Reading

Blazers compete well at Jayhawk Invitational cross country meet

GEHS cross country teams turned in impressive performances at the Jayhawk Invitational, Sept. 24 on the Rim Rock course in Lawrence. Both teams competed in the Crimson Varsity divisions. The boys finished 20th in a 5k race and the girls finished 23rd in a 4k run. For the boys, Dewey Molenda led the way with Continue Reading

Blazers back on winning track after 35-19 victory over Blue Valley

David Switzer Special to The Gardner News Big plays were the difference in Gardner Edgerton’s 35-19 victory over Blue Valley Southwest on Sept. 23. The Blazers found their big-play mojo early when quarterback Jared Hobby hit Tim Seymour on a 36-yard pass completion on the game’s first snap after the opening kickoff. That same combination Continue Reading

Buckingham’s 42 paces leads GEHS golf effort

Sophomore Jacque Buckingham fired a 42 – good enough for second place – leading the Lady Blazer golf effort at the Heritage Park Invitational, Sept. 15. “I was real happy with our play,” said coach Amy Van Rheen. “This is a tough course and a good experience for the kids. Competition came from mostly EKL Continue Reading