Northeast Johnson County morning roundup


SM East fans get pepped for Wyandotte game with annual bonfire. The annual SM East bonfire and pep rally that was called off several weeks ago on account of rain was rescheduled for last night. Hundreds of SM East students gathered on the practice field to stare into the embers and dance to a DJ ahead of tonight’s district football game against Wyandotte. The event culminated with a fireworks display around 9 a.m. Tonight’s game kicks off at 7 p.m. at Wyandotte High School, 2501 Minnesota Ave, Kansas City, Kan.

SM East soccer C team wraps up season of domination. They may not get as much attention as the older players on the varsity squad, but it’s hard to argue that anyone’s had a more dominating year than SM East’s boys C soccer team. The group on Wednesday finished their season with a record of 15-0. But being undefeated isn’t the half of it: The Lancers did not give up a single goal the entire year. They outscored their opponents by a collective 70-0. The boys C team is coached by Rob Cole.

TV covers firefighters’ rescue of World Series tix. Fox 4 Wednesday evening ran a piece on the Mission Hills woman who was afraid her World Series tickets would be lost during an attic fire at her house in the 6400 block of Norwood Tuesday morning. See our story from Wednesday morning here. [Firefighters help frantic woman retrieve her World Series tickets during fire in her home — Fox 4]

Wes Crenshaw, PhD, to give presentation at SM East. Wes Crenshaw, the noted Kansas City psychologist specializing in family issues and teenagers, will give a presentation at SM East next week. The talk, “Earning vs. Entitlement: How parents can teach teens economic life lessons,” will be 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29 in the SM East library.

Tricks and Treats Sunday in Fairway. A costume contest at 6:30 p.m. will be just one of the highlights of Fairway’s annual Trail of Tricks & Treats which runs from 5 to 7 p.m. in Peterson Park. A $3 admission for those over 2 gets a treat bag, lanyard and glow sticks. Admission includes hot dogs, cookies, popcorn and more. Pie pumpkins will be available while supplies last for children to decorate and take home. The event is targeted for children up to age 10.

Great Pumpkin Race in Roeland Park. The Great Pumpkin Race to benefit Horizon Academy in Roeland Park will kick off Saturday with the fun run at 8:45 and the 5K beginning at 9 a.m. The run starts at Horizon Academy at 4901 Reinhardt Drive and heads out through the streets of Roeland Park. More details are available here.