February 7, 2016

Relay for Life event raises $106,435 for cancer research

Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnernews.com An estimated 300-400 participants walked the Wheatridge Middle School track July 8-9 in a community effort to raise money for cancer research. By the end of the 12-hour Relay for Life marathon, $106,435 was raised to benefit the American Cancer Society’s research for a cure. The Relay committee’s goal was to raise Continue Reading

WMS Mustang boys win track triangular

Wheatridge Middle School’s seventh-grade boys track team dominated their home triangular, April 14 out-pointing runner-up Baldwin, 66-57. Nolan Beets and Andrew Sprague were double winners. Beets raced to a gold at 100 meters in 12.84 and won the 400 meters in 1:00.84. Sprague heaved the shot put 39’6 ½” and tossed the discus 105’2 1/4″. Continue Reading

Mustang matmen wrap up season

Another successful season recently came to a close for Coach Brian Essex and his Wheatridge Middle School wrestling team. Crowned class champs in the Novice league division were Bryce Taylor, Trevon Jackson and Josue Aguirre. Earning second place in the Advanced league tournament division were Dustin Carstens, Andrew Sprague and Edrick Rouse. Third-place awards in Continue Reading

Buie’s 11 pts leads WMS to victory

Abby Buie scored 11 points, leading the Wheatridge Middle School seventh-grade girls varsity basketball team to a 38-18 win at Eudora, Nov. 18. Besides Buie, Angeliece Tucker and Ally Rodriguez tossed in five points. Lauren Strick had four; Lyric Henderson and Emily Smith, three; Taylor Stewart and Madison Hicks, two; and Lindsey Plank, one point. Continue Reading

Middle schools prep for Rumble at the Ridge

Amy Cunningham acunningham@gardnernews.com More than 1,000 middle school students are expected to descend on Gardner Edgerton High School on Tuesday, Nov. 9 for Rumble at the Ridge. The annual event, started eight years ago as Fill the Fieldhouse, has morphed into one of the most anticipated contests for Gardner middle school students. Fill the Fieldhouse Continue Reading