SM East’s Joey Wentz named first-team All American. Joey Wentz, a standout pitcher and first baseman for SM East has been named a first-team All-American as a multi-position player. The 2015 All-American pre-season selections are sponsored by Louisville Slugger and the selections are made by the staff of Collegiate Baseball newspaper. The announcement of the first and second team selections says that most of the players have committed to college and have received national recognition already. Wentz, a junior at SM East, has already committed to play at the University of Virginia, a decision he made last September. As a sophomore, Wentz struck out 69 batters over 53 innings and had a 1.57 ERA.
Spin! to expand throughout Kansas. Spin! Neapolitan Pizza is planning an expansion throughout Kansas over the next five years by adding locations in Topeka, Lawrence, Wichita and Manhattan. Spin! has a location in Corinth Square among its six Kansas City locations. [Spin! Pizza to open award-winning concept throughout Kansas – KMBZ]
Fairway sets deadline for summer work applications. The Fairway Parks and Recreation Department will be hiring approximately 50 seasonal employees to help with the seasonal programming and the swimming pool. Pool managers, lifeguards, snack bar attendants, day camp staff, swim instructors and coaches are needed. First year lifeguards are paid $8.75 per hour. The application deadline is Feb. 2.
Mission Repair adds Colorado location. Mission Repair, with a location on Johnson Drive in downtown Mission, is opening a new store location in Lakewood, Colorado. Owner Ryan Arter opened the Mission location in 2014. The company specializes in electronic repairs.