Northeast Johnson County morning roundup


The SM East volleyball team celebrated after taking the Lansing Invitational Tournament, improving to 11-0 on the year. Photo via Doug Huffman on Twitter.
The SM East volleyball team celebrated after taking the Lansing Invitational Tournament, improving to 11-0 on the year. Photo via Doug Huffman on Twitter.

SM East volleyball team stays undefeated on the year, wins Lansing tourney. SM East’s volleyball team kept its early season momentum rolling this weekend by winning six more matches at the Lansing Invitational Tournament. In addition to the tournament championship, the volleyball team walked away with an undefeated record on the year. The team had improved from its pre-season ranking of eight to five after the first week of play in the Kansas Volleyball Association poll. The Lancers take the court again tomorrow in a triangular starting at 5 p.m. at SM West against the Vikings and Olathe East.

Lancers ride two comeback wins to KAMO soccer tournament victory. The SM East boys soccer team never stopped fighting at the KAMO Tournament last week — and their grit payed off. The Lancers came from behind to take their opening round game 4-3 against Lee’s Summit North on Tuesday. And then used similarly dramatic style to beat Park Hill South the following day, coming from behind to tie the game 2-2 at the end of regulation, eventually winning 5-4 on penalty kicks. The Lancers then took down Blue Valley North 2-0 in the final on Saturday for the tournament win. With the tourney victory, SM East is now 3-1 on the year.

Led by Akalus, SM North cross country team takes win at Lone Elm. SM North’s cross country team had another speedy day on the course Saturday, with brothers Belesti and Alemneh Akalu putting in their typically excellent performances at the Olathe North Invitational. Belesti set a new school record in the 5K at 15:27, which earned him first place among the meet field. Both the boys and the girls varsity teams came in first place at the meet.

Free car seat checkup held by Mission police.  Certified installers will be on hand from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Mission Police Department for a free car seat checkup. You can find out if your child is in the right car seat and if it is installed correctly.  No appointment is necessary.

LANE4 says success of Corinth Square project prompted purchase of 95th and Metcalf properties. LANE4 president Owen Buckley said the company’s success in renovating Corinth Square had been a motivating factor for the company to turn its attention to the aging Metcalf South and French Market properties. “Lane4’s renovation of the Corinth Square shopping center in Prairie Village a few years ago ‘absolutely had a ripple effect on the neighborhood, …’ Buckley said…” writes the Business Journal’s Rob Roberts. “‘That’s what, frankly, inspired us to buy (the 63 acres) at 95th and Metcalf.'” The future of those properties is up in the air after negotiations between LANE4 and Overland Park ground to a halt for the company’s Central Square proposal. [Developers may backfill dead Metcalf shopping centers — Kansas City Business Journal]

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