Northeast Johnson County morning roundup


Luke Anderson will bring his hot bat to Hoglund Thursday as the Lancers open state baseball play.
Luke Anderson will bring his hot bat to Hoglund Thursday as the Lancers open state baseball play.

Lancers open state baseball title run against Olathe South this evening. SM East’s baseball team will open its third straight appearance in the state baseball tournament at 5:45 p.m. today at Hoglund Park in Lawrence. The 18-4 Lancers are the three seed in the tourney behind Blue Valley and Sunflower League co-champion Olathe South. They’ll meet sixth-seeded Wichita West in the final of today’s four opening round games. The winner will advance to play either Washburn Rural or Olathe South Friday at 1:15 p.m. The title game will be played Friday at 5:45 p.m.

Lancer Lacrosse team will vie for third LAKC title tonight. The Lancer Lacrosse team will look to take its first Lacrosse Association of Kansas City title tonight when it faces Blue Valley West, which beat top-seeded Rockhurst by a single goal in the semifinals played Tuesday. The game starts at 7 p.m. at Durwood Stadium on the UMKC campus.

Former SM East student in Coro program. Clara Bernauer, a junior English major at the University of Kansas has been awarded a place in the Coro Kansas City Summer Internship in Public Affairs program. She is a graduate of SM East. Coro Kansas City is a partnership with the Hauptmann School of Public Affairs at Park University. It is designed to develop future community leaders through exposure to community issues, leadership development, civic leaders and organizations.

It just keeps raining. The overnight rain totals for the area reveal what most of us already knew: another downpour during the night. The sensors at Johnson Drive and Turkey Creek recorded .83 inches of rain overnight. Mission at Rock Creek had .75 inches and 63rd and Mission checked in at 1.02 inches overnight.

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