April 17, 2014

Trailblazer softball squad loses twice

Battling until the end, Gardner Edgerton High School’s varsity softball squad dropped a home doubleheader to Blue Valley, April 12.
GEHS lost the opener 6-4 and the nightcap, 7-5.
In the opener, Shelby Plank was the starting pitcher and got …

Trailblazer softball squad post first victory

Catcher Morgan Buie blocks a pitch in a recent home game at GEHS.The Lady Blazer softball team defeated Paola -4-3 april 14 and returns home for doubleheader April 21. Submitted photo by Angie Plank

Gardner Edgerton High School softball squad posted its first win of the season with a 4-3 decision at Paola, April 14.
GEHS went up 1-0 in the first inning courtesy of an RBI single by Shelby Plank. The ‘Blazers added …

Lady ‘Blazers softball squad drops two games

GEHS Kirsten Leffert delivers a pitch in home action against Blue Valley West April 7. The Lady ‘Blazers lost to the Jags by scores of 9-1 and 5-4. Next action comes April 14 at Paola. Submitted photo

Battling ‘til the end, the Lady ‘Blazer softball team dropped a home-opening double-header to Blue Valley West, April 7.
In the opener, GEHS lost by a 9-1 score. The nightcap saw GEHS lose a close 5-4 decision.
In game one, …

Gardner ‘Heat’ rises to tournament title

Pictured are members of the Gardner Heat 9-10 softball team. FRONT ROW: Allison Burnett, Jordan Lenczewski, Lynsie Britton, Kaylee Muche, Jayme Morris, Sydney Deitz. MIDDLE ROW: Kynli Nelson, Brooke Boyer, Ashley Crabbs, Malibu McIntire, Ashley Bartlett, Mikala Galvin. BACK ROW: Coach Bill Boyer, Coach Tony Nelson, Coach Mike Muehe, Coach Kent McIntire, and Coach Tom Galvin. Submitted photo

Rallying from an early deficit, the Gardner ‘Heat’ 9-10 girls softball squad defeated Spring Hill 5-4 and won the post-season tournament title, June 26 in Spring Hill.

Gardner, 14-0, tied the title game at 4-4 and then scored the winning …

Gardner Bandits win tourney title

The Gardner Bandits 11-12 girls softball squad recently won the Gardner Parks & Rec league title. Pictured are FRONT: Sarah Gilner, Sara Coble, Delaney States. BACK: Nikki Drake, Kelsey Leffert, Chelsie Gilner, Metayah Whitman, Abby Weems, Jaclyn Adamson. Coaches are Dean Gilner, Dave Johnson, Steve Adamson Not pictured: Cassidy Androff and Abbie Lane Submitted photo

Posting a perfect 11-0 record, the Gardner Bandits 11-12 girls softball squad recently won first place in the Gardner Parks & Recreation summer league.

“We hit well all season and scored a lot of runs,” said Coach Steve Adamson, whose …

Plank returns from Italian softball tour

Shelby Plank, a junior at Gardner Edgerton High School this fall, just returned from a 10-day visit to Italy. She made the tour as a member of an American 16-year-old girls fast pitch softball team.  Submitted photo

Shelby Plank just returned from a tour of Italy with her 16-year-old American fast pitch softball team.
Plank, who will be a junior at Gardner Edgerton High School this fall, was invited by her pitching coach Christie Ambrosi and was …

Gardner Heat rises in softball standings

The temperatures are climbing and so is the Gardner Heat 15-under girls softball squad in the Tri-County area standings.

Head coach Jim Hollenbeck has guided his group to a 2-2 record so far and looks forward to the rest of …