Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

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Sunflower League Player of the Year Joey Wentz and the Lancers open up their second consecutive bid for a state title today at Hoglund Park in Lawrence.
Sunflower League Player of the Year Joey Wentz and the Lancers open up their second consecutive bid for a state title today at Hoglund Park in Lawrence.

SM East is top seed in 6A baseball tourney opening Thursday. SM East’s baseball team drew the top seed in the eight-team 6A state championship tournament bracket, and will face off against the 12-10 Junction City High School-St. Xavier High School team at 11 a.m. at Hoglund Park on the campus of the University of Kansas in Lawrence. Should the 18-4 Lancers dispatch of the Junction City squad, they’ll advance to play the winner of Wichita Northwest and SM Northwest in a 10 a.m. game Friday. The championship game will be played Friday afternoon.

Departing Shawnee Mission administrator pitches idea of computer for every student in Jackson Hole. Gillian Chapman, who announced earlier this year she was leaving the Shawnee Mission School District to become superintendent of the Teton County School District in Wyoming, has pitched the idea of having every student in that district receive a personal computer. Chapman was involved in the roll out of the Macbook and iPad program in Shawnee Mission. [Every student may get a personal computer — Jackson Hole News & Guide]

Crew knocked on Mission Hills family’s door to inquire about filming LaBeouf scene. A Mission Hills family didn’t have much notice that actor Shia LaBoeuf would be on their block and that director Andrea Arnold wanted to use their front yard as the setting for a scene. Jeff Graves tells the Kansas City Star the film’s crew knocked on their door and said they liked the trees and yards on the block and wanted to shoot a scene in their front yard. [Spotted in Mission Hills: Shia LaBeouf making out on someone’s front lawn]

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