Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

Graduated SM East girls basketball players joined current players for an alumni game Friday. Photo courtesy Kristy McGinley.
Graduated SM East girls basketball players joined current players for an alumni game Friday. Photo courtesy Kristy McGinley.

Graduated Lancers take girls basketball alumni game. Friday saw a lot of familiar faces in the SM East gymnasium. The Lady Lancers basketball program held an alumni basketball game, with 15 former players participating. The game was also something of a family reunion, as it included three sets of sisters: Shannon and Erin McGinley; Lauren, Caroline and Emily Dodd; and Caroline and Hannah Nick. The alums won the contest.

Former Lancer sets new three-pointer record. Former SM East basketball standout Zach Schneider on Saturday made a space for himself in the Northwest Missouri State basketball record books. In the Bearcats’ 91-70 win over Central Oklahoma, Schneider drained nine three-pointers, breaking the school record of eight, which had been matched four times before. “It was kind of an out-of-body experience,” Schneider told David Boyce of Bearcatsports.com. “It was pretty neat, obviously. I will take it every time.” [Schneider’s record breaking day leads Bearcats past Bronchos — Bearcatsports.com]


Shawnee Mission superintendent to participate in information forum at Briarwood Jan. 12. Shawnee Mission Superintendent Jim Hinson and Briarwood Elementary Principal Kent Peach will participate in an forum discussion about the upcoming bond issue and local option budget mail-in ballot election. The forum, which will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 12 in the Briarwood gym, is open to all families in the SM East feeder area. Briarwood has been targeted as the SM East-area school that will likely be rebuilt if voters approve the district-wide bond issue.

Star profiles Miege’s Bol Bol. Bol Bol, the 14-year-old, 6’10” son of deceased NBA star Manute Bol, who transferred this year to Bishop Miege, was the subject of Kansas City Star columnist Sam Mellinger’s piece in Sunday’s paper. [Bol Bol, 14 years old and 6 feet 10, reaches for his father’s heights]