Northeast Johnson County morning roundup



More rain today tops two inches Monday. Many spots around NEJC recorded more than two inches of rain during the prolonged outbursts on Monday. Martway at Rock Creek recorded 2.05 inches in the 24 hours ending at 6 a.m. this morning. Mission at Rock Creek had 1.93 inches and Porter Park only recorded 1.65 inches. More than two inches were recorded at Antioch and Turkey Creek and at Lamar and at Metcalf on Turkey Creek. The latter closed in on three inches with 2.84 inches recorded. More rain had started this morning.

Minor League Ball profiles Wentz. Minor League Ball, SB Nation’s Minor League Baseball blog, turned its attention to graduated SM East senior Joey Wentz on Monday, profiling the projected first round draft pick. “Both his curveball and change-up are advanced for a cold-weather high school pitcher,” says writer John Sickels. “His frame is athletic and projectable so more velocity may come, and he already throws strikes with relatively low-effort mechanics. He also draws praise for his intelligence and confident nature.” [2016 MLB Draft: Joey Wentz, LHP, Shawnee Mission, Kansas — Minor League Ball]

Miege girls improve from 11th to 2nd in 1-5A swimming standings in a year. Bishop Miege’s girls swimming team may not have walked away with a title in state 1-5A competition over the weekend, but their second-place finish was plenty impressive given recent history. Miege’s team finished in 11th place in 2015, and moved into runner-up status this year on the strength of a performance that saw seven school records set.

Mission police raising money for Special Olympics. Mission police officers will be waiting tables Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m. at Johnny’s BBQ on Broadmoor in Mission. Tips given to the officers will go to benefit Special Olympics Kansas.

Leadership Northeast class reaches food goal. The recently graduated Leadership Northeast class collected more than three carloads of groceries at the Mission Hy-Vee over the weekend. That’s enough to make bags of food for 150 children and families at Growing Futures for the holiday weekend.

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