Northeast Johnson County morning roundup


Junior Max Maday after making the game-winning goal in the second overtime. Photo by Carrie Armstrong
Junior Max Maday after making the game-winning goal in the second overtime. Photo by Carrie Armstrong

Lancers top state rankings, win again. In a physical game that saw the Lancers trail for the first time this season, SM East fought back to beat Lawrence 3-2 in overtime Thursday evening. The Lancers improved to 6-0 on the season and now top the state rankings in boys soccer. East trailed 2-0 at halftime. After creating numerous scoring chances in the second half, the Lancers cut the Lawrence lead to 2-1 with 13 minutes to play when senior Stanley Morantz scored off of a corner kick. One minute later, senior Grayson Rapp tied the game when Lawrence failed to clear a free kick out of the penalty area. Despite having momentum on their side, the Lancers couldn’t convert scoring chances to win the game in regulation. East played most of overtime a man down because of a red card. With three minutes to play in double overtime, sophomore Charley Colby tossed a long throw-in toward the Lawrence goal box. Two Lancers helped send the ball across the goal mouth before junior Max Maday knocked it in for the win. The Lancers next play 7 p.m. Tuesday against Olathe South at the Olathe District Athletic Complex
David Morantz.

Bishop Miege threat turns out to be rumor. Roeland Park police stationed two officers outside Bishop Miege High School for an hour Wednesday morning to reassure arriving students after learning of threatening social media postings that ultimately turned out to be unsubstantiated rumors, according to Chief John Morris. “We were there as a precaution to give peace of mind to students,” he said. “It turned out to be more of a rumor mill.” Joe Hornback, president of Bishop Miege, described the situation as being a “rumor about a potential issue at the school. “We investigated it and it wasn’t a credible threat, it was just a rumor and we didn’t alter the school day.” Hornback declined to discuss the communication which prompted the concern.

Woman sentenced for parties in Westwood. Sarah Gonzalez was sentenced to more than tow years in prison for her role in hosting teen parties at her Westwood home and supplying drugs and alcohol. She pleaded guilty to endangering the welfare of a child and distribution. [Woman who ran teen party house in Westwood sentenced to prison – The Kansas City Star]

Roeland Park man killed in crash after police chase. Mario Calderon-Orozco, 29, of Roeland Park, was killed early Thursday morning following a vehicle chase by law enforcement officers in Osage and Franklin Counties in Kansas, according to a report by the Associated Press. He was ejected from a pickup truck after it crashed during the chase. [Roeland Park man dies after vehicle rolls while fleeing police – The Hutchinson News]

New Chef at Urban Table. Jason Finnerty has been named Executive Chef at Urban Table in Corinth Square. He was most recently Executive Chef at a James Beard finalist restaurant, True Food Kitchen, in Dallas, Tex. Urban Table is a Bread & Butter Concepts restaurant.

SM East football tops league rankings. The SM East football team takes its top ranking in the Sunflower League to Olathe North tonight. SM North is ranked fourth in the league this week.

Prairie Village man wins jackpot. A Prairie Village man who chose not to be identified has won the Super Kansas Cash Jackpot worth $3,160,431. He bought the ticket at the Hen House in Corinth Square. [Cha-Ching! Prairie Village man wins record-setting lottery jackpot – WIBW]

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