February 8, 2016

GEHS coaches send endorsement notes to parents

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com At least two Gardner Edgerton High School coaches are throwing their support behind three candidates for school board. GEHS football coach Marvin Diener and GEHS wrestling coach Matt Yeamans sent letters endorsing Patty Fabing, Mary Nelson, and Joel Riggs to the parents of football players and wrestlers. The trio was also endorsed Continue Reading

GEHS football team will play in football classic

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Fans can add one more game to the Gardner Edgerton High School football calendar next year and drop one league game. In 2011, the team will travel to East St. Louis to play in the 2nd Annual City of Champions Football Classic. GEHS Head Coach Marvin Diener said in a press release Continue Reading

Diener to address graduating 2011 class

Mark Taylor submissions@gardnernews.com Marvin Diener, GEHS football coach, will address the Class of 2011 during this year’s graduation ceremony at 10 a.m. on May 21 at GEHS. Diener, who was selected by students to speak at graduation, said he will encourage this year’s graduates to take risks in life. The speech is entitled, “Get in Continue Reading

District hires new operations director

Gary Diener will replace Bill Miller as the Director of Operations for the USD 231 school district. He punched in for his first day on the job on March 31. Miller will serve out the remainder of his contract, which ends in June. Gary comes to USD 231 from the Olathe School District where he Continue Reading

GE falls to BV in state semi-final

BLAZERS FALL IN STATE SEMI-FINALS Dave Switzer Special to the Gardner News Gardner Edgerton’s magical football season ended a game short of the ultimate prize – a state championship. The ‘Blazers lost a heartbreaker to Blue Valley 45-43 in a 5A state semi-final played in front of a packed house at Blue Valley District Stadium Continue Reading

‘Blazer football squad preps for BVHS rematch

Amy Cunningham acunningham@gardnernews.com The undefeated Trailblazer football team will take its show on the road this Friday evening when team members travel to Blue Valley High School in a high-stakes rematch that will reward the winner with a birth to the Kansas 5A State Championship. The 5A Regional and Sectional Champion ‘Blazers, 11-0 on the Continue Reading

‘Blazers roll past Bonner Springs

Dave Switzer Special  to The Gardner News Gardner Edgerton’s inexorable march to the state championship game continued with  a dominant performance Friday night. Facing off against an overmatched Bonner Springs club, the state’s top ranked eleven rolled to an impressive 70-0 triumph in a first round playoff game at USD 231 District Stadium. The ‘Blazers, Continue Reading

‘Blazer squad readies for big televised rivalry match

Amy Cunningham acunningham@gardnernews.com When the Saints come marching into town this Friday for the much-anticipated televised match-up with the Gardner Edgerton High School football team the ‘Blazers will have no trouble maintaining focus. According to GEHS coach Marvin Diener, the team is ready to face-off against league rival St. Thomas Aquinas and the distraction of Continue Reading

‘Blazers pummel Pitt

Dave Switzer Special to The Gardner News Dominating in all three phases of the game, Gardner Edgerton blasted Pittsburg 49-0 in the opening game of 5A district play on Oct. 15. The ‘Blazer offense scored on four of their five first half possessions as they went up 35-7 at the intermission. GE then put the Continue Reading

GEHS Football Coach named Coach of the Week

The Kansas City Chiefs named Gardner Edgerton High School Football Coach Marvin Diener Kansas High School Coach of the Week for the week ending Sept. 17. It’s the first week of the Chief’s weekly recognition program. Former Kansas City Chiefs Linebacker and team Director of Special Events, Gary Spani, made a special presentation to honor Continue Reading