Northeast Johnson County morning roundup


The Indian Hills girls basketball teams celebrate with their Shawnee Mission district trophy.
The Indian Hills girls basketball teams celebrate with their Shawnee Mission district trophy.

Indian Hills girls basketball team celebrates with trophy. The group of Indian Hills Middle School girls who made history the inaugural season of Shawnee Mission middle school basketball, taking the district title with a combined A-team and B-team record of 15-1 reunited last week to admire a new piece of hardware. The girls for the first time got a look at the district middle school basketball trophy, which has only their names inscribed on it at this point. Coach Kathy Kreamer credited her girls’ determination and hard work (they had 6:45 a.m. practices about once a week in addition to their normal after school practices) with bringing home the inaugural title in dominant fashion.

Free State ends SM East’s dominant run in Sunflower League girls swimming. For the first time in a decade, SM East’s girls swimming and diving team can’t claim the top spot in the Sunflower League. Lawrence Free State High School, which was runner up to the Lancers in 2013 and 2014, beat SM East Saturday at the Sunflower League Championship Saturday in Olathe. SM East’s Crissie Blomquist took the Lancers only individual title by winning the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:02.95. [Pool party! FSHS ends SM East’s league run — Lawrence Journal World]

Lawyer representing Shawnee Mission testifies in school finance case. Tristan Duncan, the lawyer representing the Shawnee Mission School District as judges consider what to do with the complicated school finance system in the state, told the court Friday that if they decide to grant poorer districts more state aid, they should also allow other districts, like Shawnee Mission, to raise more local money. [Education official: No district gets more money from block grant — Wichita Eagle]

SM East’s McGinley sisters both starting for KU softball team. SM East graduates Shannon and Erin McGinley are now both starting for the University of Kansas softball team, with Shannon, a junior, batting sixth and Erin, a freshman, batting seventh in a recent game. Shannon was also named to the 1st Team Big 12 All Academic list this week.

National Bike to Work Week this week. Today marks the beginning of National Bike to Work Week with Bike to Work Day coming on Friday. Commuters are encouraged to ride bikes to work all week. On Friday, anyone riding a bike is invited to stop at the breakfast station sponsored by the City of Mission outside Consolidated Fire District No. 2 station at 6400 Martway. Staff will be on site from 6:30 to 8 a.m. to greet riders with free light breakfast snacks and drinks as well as Mission stickers and updated Johnson County Trails maps.

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