SM East boys basketball celebrates the season. The Shawnee Mission East boys basketball team ended the year 13-9 and made it to the championship of the Sub-state, falling to 6A runner-up Lawrence. Coach Shawn Hair captured his 400th career win along the way. Varsity letters were earned by all five seniors (Liam George, Lane Johnston, Stanley Morantz, Connor Rieg, and Trevor Thompson) and seven underclassmen (Kelyn Bolton, Seamus Carroll, Will Curran, Ben Dollar, Anderson Maddox, Jack Schoemann, and Jack Workman). More than 130 players, coaches and family members attended the End of Season Banquet Wednesday.The night was capped off by a highlight video (produced by SME parent, Brian Libeer) which can be seen here.
It’s a sell-out in Roeland Park. The Spring Wine Fling planned for Saturday night at the Roeland Park Community Center is sold out. The benefit to raise money for a shelter at R Park is sponsored by the Citizens Fundraising Initiative for R Park. No tickets will be sold at the door because the event, featuring wine, food and music, has reached the capacity set by the fire marshall.
Overland Park focus turns to helping residents after fire. After Monday’s major fire, the city has shifted its effort to working with affected residents. “The CityPlace Fire incident command responsibility has shifted from the Fire Department to the Planning and Development Services Department. Planning and Development Services initiated its emergency operations plan late Monday,” the city said in a release. “Follow-up contact with owners or residents of the 25 homes damaged or destroyed by Monday’s eight-alarm accidental fire is proceeding to initiate repairs and rebuilding efforts. A map of the damaged property has been posted here with more information.