February 7, 2016

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 relief help from Kirsten Leffert. Mackenzie Skeens went two-for-four at the plate. In game two, Continue Reading

Trailblazer softball squad post first victory

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 another run in the second when Mackenzie Skeens stroked an RBI single. Up 2-0, GEHS Continue Reading

Lady ‘Blazers softball squad drops two games

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, Shelby Plank went two-for-three at the plate. Alexis Pacheco stroked a triple and scored GEHS’ Continue Reading

Gardner ‘Heat’ rises to tournament title

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 run in the last inning to win the title. “It was an exciting season for Continue Reading

Gardner Bandits win tourney title

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 team averaged 17 runs per game. “I was real proud of the effort.” Adamson had Continue Reading

Plank returns from Italian softball tour

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 one of 11 members on the team. The American team played six double-headers which included Continue Reading

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 the league and tournament play. “It’s been a lot of fun and the kids are Continue Reading