Northeast Johnson County morning roundup


Jerrod Ryherd is the 2015 Sunflower League Coach of the Year.
Jerrod Ryherd is the 2015 Sunflower League Coach of the Year.

Ryherd, Wentz earn Sunflower League baseball honors as Lancers start postseason competition. SM East’s sixth-year baseball coach Jerrod Ryherd has been named Sunflower League Coach of the year. Ryherd helped pilot the Lancers baseball team to a top ranking in the state and a 16-4 regular season record as regionals play begins today. Pitcher and first baseman Joey Wentz, who is sidelined with arm fatiuge, was named Sunflower League player of the year. The Lancers take on Gardner-Edgerton at 4:30 p.m. at 3&2 in Lenexa. If they win the first game, they’ll take on the winner of Blue Valley and SM West at 7 p.m. for the chance to go to state.

Kay Wolf featured on latest edition of Statehouse Blend. Sen. Kay Wolf is the latest northeast Johnson County legislator to share her thoughts on this historic session in Topeka as part of KCUR’s Statehouse Blend. Check out her appearance here.

Lancer lacrosse opens LAKC playoffs vs. Pembroke tonight at SM East. The Lancer lacrosse team will have the chance to make it two in a row against rival Pembroke Hill tonight in the Lacrosse Association of Kansas City playoff opener, to be held at 5:30 p.m. at SM East. The Lancers defeated Pembroke 15-8 when they met in the regular season earlier this year.

Kansas City Christian’s Goodwin wins third state singles title, doubles team wins as well. Great efforts by Kansas City Christian singles player Johnny Goodwin and doubles team Alex Kartsonis and Jackson VanderArk weren’t enough to propel the school to a team 3-2-1A title in Emporia this weekend, but it did earn them some personal hardware. Goodwin won his third state singles title, defeating Stratton Brown of Sacred Heart. Kartsonis and VanderArk beat a team from Central Plains’. Kansas City Christian finished third overall in the team standings. [KC Christian players win state singles, doubles crowns — Kansas City Star]

SM East falls in state tennis tourney as Santilli forced to withdraw from singles final. SM East couldn’t muster the effort to land a fourth consecutive Kansas 6A boys tennis title Saturday, coming in second behind champion Blue Valley Northwest. The Huskies finished the tournament with 57 total team points. SM East had 35. The Lancers’ efforts were hindered in part when an injury to their top singles player Jack Santilli forced him to pull out of the championship match. Santilli defaulted the match to Blue Valley High School’s Anil Patel after having experience serious cramps during his semi-final match. [Blue Valley’s Anil Patel takes Kansas 6A singles tennis title — Kansas City Star]

Transformer outage causes damage at community center. A blown transformer last week resulted in some mechanical damage to Sylvester Powell Community Center. The hot tub, chillers and cooling tower were affected, but all is back up and running.

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