Northeast Johnson County morning roundup


The Lancers’ Will Kost celebrates after netting one of the Lancers’ 14 goals against Pembroke Hill Friday. Photo by Tom Strongman.

Lancers beat lax rival Pembroke Hill to advance to LAKC semis. The Lancer Lacrosse team kept up the team tradition of excellent postseason play Friday with a win in the opening round of the Lacrosse Association of Kansas City playoffs against rival Pembroke Hill. The Lancers beat Pembroke 14-10 to advance to the semifinal round, where they’ll play Blue Valley North. That game will start at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, at Durwood Stadium on the campus of UMKC. Rockhurst and Blue Valley West will face each other in the other semifinal.

Miege’s Grunhard breaks two state records. Bishop Miege junior and University of Notre Dame commit Cailey Grunhard had an outstanding day in the pool at the 1A-5A swim championships over the weekend. Grunhard smashed two state records, beating the record in the 100 butterfly that she’d set previously by recording a 53.26 and setting a new record of 55.15 in the 100 backstroke as well. [Cailey Grunhard Sets 2 Kansas HS State Records as Blue Valley Southwest, Shawnee Mission East Take Titles — Swimming World]

Mission police offer self defense class. Several Officers from the Mission Police Department will be teaching a self defense class at 68’s Inside Sports from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 28th.   Donations will benefit the Delta Gamma Foundation and Safe Home. Spots can be reserved by sending an email to Space is limited.

Johnson Drive project wins award. The City of Mission was awarded the Public Works Project of the Year for its Johnson Drive rebuild at the annual luncheon of the Kansas City Metro Area Chapter of the American Public Works Association.

Principal Kramer writes last newsletter. SM North Principal Richard Kramer sent out his last – and 324th – weekly email newsletter Sunday. The weekly update on SM North happenings, named 212, contained these lines: “It has been a privilege and an honor to serve you and our school community and I’m very proud of all our accomplishments.  I look forward to continued greatness from the Brickhouse. I am humbled to have been a part of these last nine years.  Thank you for everything and remember, who you are matters and it’s great to be an SMN Indian.  WE are North”

Prairie Village native wins SHIELD Scholarship. Prairie Village native Geordy Williams is among the 23 Kansas State University students named recipients of this year’s SHIELD Scholarships. The scholarships, which are sponsored by Phillips 66, are available to students in business administration or engineering who are interested in a career in the energy industry. Williams, a junior majoring in computer science, will receive $3,500 annually through the program for his education.

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