Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

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The Pitt Smokers, Justin Smith, Chris Griffith and Jay Seiler, are three friends who met at Pittsburg State. Their team was sponsored by The Bar on Johnson Drive.
The Pitt Smokers, Justin Smith, Chris Griffith and Jay Seiler, are three friends who met at Pittsburg State. Their team was sponsored by The Bar on Johnson Drive.

Battle of Brisket in Mission. The Battle of the Brisket drew approximately 30 teams to the the parking lots north of the Sylvester Powell Community Center on Friday and Saturday. The competition was making a return after being off for a year.

Lancers stay unbeaten in delayed game. In a game split in two by lightning, the Lancers soccer team beat Shawnee Mission South 1-0 Saturday evening to improve to 4-0 on the season. The game began Tuesday evening but was scoreless and postponed by lightning with 19 minutes remaining in the first half. East senior Grant Roesner had an offside goal called back before officials cleared the field and stands. With eight minutes remaining in the game, South failed to clear a long throw in, and senior Grayson Rapp shot the ball to the far post past the keeper. East will try to stay undefeated Tuesday against Shawnee Mission Northwest and Thursday against Lawrence. Both games are at 7 p.m. at the Shawnee Mission Soccer Complex, 95th Street and Nieman Road.

Mission team logs 2,267 miles in commute calling. The City of Mission finished sixth in the small employers group in this year’s 12-week Green Commute Challenge. By using alternative transportation to work the 9-member team logged 533 trips for 2,267 miles, using 44,879 calories and saving 72 gallons of fuel or the equivalent of 1,423 lunged of pollution causing greenhouse gases.

Mission police join speed enforcement. Between Sept. 23 and 25 Mission police will be participating in a six-state regional speed enforcement project which concentrates on patrolling high-traffic corridors. “In order to get drivers to slow down and reduce the number of crashes and fatalities, we plan to intensify enforcement of posted speed limits in Mission. We’ll stop and ticket anyone caught speeding,” Chief Ben Hadley said.

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