February 8, 2016

Late Jag rally falls short

A furious fourth-quarter rally fell just short and the Pioneer Ridge seventh-grade boys varsity basketball team dropped a 33-31 decision to Paola in the fifth place game of the Frontier League tourney in Baldwin on Feb. 18. Pioneer lost the opener at Wheatridge 42-36, Feb. 13. The Jags posted a 40-35 win versus Spring Hill Continue Reading

Jags win regular season finale

Connor Boyt scored 10 points and Jared Highfill added six leading the Pioneer Ridge Middle School Jag seventh-grade varsity basketball team to a 40-24 win versus Lexington Trails in the regular season finale at home, Feb. 6. PRMS, 8-5, jumped to an early 8-4 first-quarter lead and went up 19-7 at halftime. An 11-6 third-quarter Continue Reading

Jag volleyball place 2nd at tourney

Battling ‘til the end, the Pioneer Ridge Middle School seventh-grade varsity volleyball squad brought back second-place honors from the Frontier League tourney at Ottawa on Oct. 8. In the championship versus Spring Hill, Pioneer lost 25-21, 21-25, 5-15. “The girls fought hard, showed great sportsmanship, and represented the Gardner-Edgerton community well,” said coach Jaclyn Stanley. Continue Reading

Second half surge lifts Jaguars to victory

Scoring 18 second half points, the PRMS seventh grade varsity football squad posted a 24-6 win at home versus Paola, Sept. 27. After a scoreless first quarter, PRMS went up 6-0 just before halftime thanks to a touch down pass from quarterback Kolbee Finell to Zach Bass. Paola Countered with an early third quarter score Continue Reading

Oswald Scores 3 TD’s

Jacob Oswald scored three touch downs leading the Pioneer Ridge eighth grade varsity football squad to a 36-14 win at Paola, Sept. 27. Besides Oswald, Andrew Halverson had TD runs of five and 30 yards, and quarterback Jack Mills scored a 2 point conversion run and tossed two point conversion passes to Oswald and Brett Continue Reading

Jags volleyball team sweeps Baldwin

Playing their best volleyball of the season, the PRMS seventh grade girls varsity volleyball squad earned a sweep at Baldwin, Sept. 26. In the opener, PRMS posted a 25-21, 25-19 win and took the nightcap, 23-25, 25-22, 25-19. Top performances came from Mikala Galvin, Kendra Laquet, Heather Culbertson, Jesse Heniss and Nikayala Kussatz. “This is Continue Reading

Walker runs for 4 TDs in Jaguar win

Tony Walker rushed for four touchdowns leading the Pioneer Ridge Middle School eighth-grade varsity to a 52-6 home win versus Ottawa, Sept. 13. Pioneer, 1-2, jumped to a 30-6 first-quarter lead and went up 38-6 by halftime. The Jags tacked on 14 second-half points. Andrew Halverson also had a big night. He ran for 157 Continue Reading

Jag JV volleyball wins

The Pioneer Ridge seventh-grade JV volleyball squad evened its record at 202 with a pair of match wins versus Ottawa at home Sept. 6. “We worked hard on our serving and overall game play,” said coach Nicole Van De Berghe. “I was happy with the effort.” The practice paid off with two match wins. In Continue Reading

Pioneer Ridge Jag varsity wins twice

The Pioneer Ridge seventh-grade varsity football team started the season with a pair of wins versus Louisburg and Spring Hill last week. In the season opener Sept. 6 at Louisburg, PRMS posted a hard-fought 14-8 win. Jonas Pippitt got things going returning the opening kickoff 74 yards for a score. “That was a big play Continue Reading

Pioneer Ridge to host garage, bake sale to benefit student with CF

Amy Cunningham acunningham@gardnernews.com Judy Hart is like most other 14-year-old girls – she’s smart, she’s artistic, she blushes when you ask her about boys – but one thing sets Judy apart from other teenagers, she’s a fighter. Hart, an 8th grade student at Pioneer Ridge Middle School, isn’t a boxer – though her stamina and Continue Reading