Northeast Johnson County morning roundup



Prairie Village Outlaws wrap up fifth straight lax title. A group of young lacrosse players from northeast Johnson County knocked off an undefeated squad from Lee’s Summit to earn their team its fifth straight lacrosse title. The Prairie Village Outlaws, a group of seventh and eighth grade girls, defeated Lee’s Summit in the KCMGLA championship game last week. Pictured above are Outlaws players Ella Higgins, Janie Mahaffy, Sophia Durone, Maggie Schutt, Addison Wiklund and Kelsey Walls.

SM East golf qualifies for state with second-place finish in Regionals. SM East’s golf team slogged through a soggy day on the course at Brookridge Country Club as it hosted Regionals play Monday, emerging with a second-place finish that earns the Lancers a return trip to the state tournament. Blue Valley North won the Regional with a total score of 310 strokes, three fewer than SM East and SM Northwest, which tied for second. SM East sophomore Thomas Luger had an amazing outing, winning the individual title with a score of 72, three strokes better than Blake Allen of SM Northwest, who finished second.

SM East soccer survives and advances in Regionals opening round. SM East’s girls soccer team found itself in an early hole to Blue Valley North in Monday’s opening round Regionals game. But the Lancers came back in the second half to tie the game at two — which is where the score stood at the end of regulation and through four periods of overtime play. SM East’s goalkeeper Emily Chisholm came up big in the penalty kicks, blocking two of Blue Valley North’s shots and helping the Lancers secure the victory. SM East will play 11-6-0 Blue Valley High School on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the SMAC.

Overland Park joins Prairie Village in raising tobacco-purchase age to 21. Overland Park became the fourth city in Johnson County to join the movement to raise the age to purchase tobacco to 21 on Monday. Prairie Village followed Olathe and Lenexa to raise its tobacco age in March. [Overland Park votes to raise tobacco sales age to 21 — KMBC]

SM East baseball Regionals rescheduled for Wednesday. Yesterday’s day-long rain forced the cancelation of SM East’s scheduled Regionals game against SM South. The game has been rescheduled for Wednesday at 4 p.m. at the 3&2 complex in Lenexa.

National GOP convention delegate from Prairie Village. The Kansas Republican state committee picked 25 at-large spots for delegates to the national convention in July over the weekend. Among those chosen was Jared Suhn of Prairie Village. Kansas will have a total of 40 delegates at the Cleveland convention. [Kansas GOP picks 25 at-large convention delegates; Trump supporter Kobach on the list – The Kansas City Star]

Roeland Park approves branding agreement. A contract with Benedictine College that had been the subject of long discussions and intense questioning was approved by the Roeland Park City Council Monday night. The branding proposal will involved students at Benedictine. The work is expected to begin as early as next month and be complete buy the end of the year.

Special permit for chickens dropped in Roeland Park. The city council approved another special permit for backyard chickens Monday night, but it promises to be the last – special permit that is. The Roeland Park City Council also approved a change in animal control ordinances that removes the need for a resident wanting to raise backyard chickens to apply to the city council for a special permit. Paying fees for a license for chickens now can be done with the city clerk much like for dogs and cats.

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