SM East graduate Connor Knabe playing for shot at U.S. Open berth. 2013 SM East grad Connor Knabe has earned the right to play for a spot in the field of the U.S. Open by finishing among the top four in the 2015 U.S. Open Local Qualifier, played earlier this month at Crestview Country Club in Wichita. Knabe, of Leawood, finished two under in the tourney, tied for third. With the finish, Knabe, now a golfer at Kansas State University, earned a berth in the USGA Sectional to be played June 8, where he’ll have a chance to make the U.S. Open field.
Wentz earns Kansas 6A player of the year; Harding, Sanborn, Randa honored as well. SM East junior Joey Wentz last week as named the Kansas 6A Player of the Year. Seniors Karl Harding and Max Sanborn were named to the First Team All State list, and sophomore Jake Randa made the Second Team All State list.
Mission earns Tree City USA distinction for 13th year in a row. Mission City Councilors last week celebrated the city’s 13th year as a Tree City USA. The national distinction, which is awarded by the Arbor Day Foundation, honors communities that promote the value trees offer including reducing costs for energy, storm water management and erosion control. A city must have a tree board, tree care ordinance, forestry program with a budget and an Arbor Day observance to qualify.
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