Briefly noted: Svaty lieutenant governor announcement tour stops in downtown OP; SMNW baseball take regional title

Katrina Lewison and Josh Svaty made an appearance at the Matt Ross Community Center Wednesday at they announced she was joining his gubernatorial ticket.

Svaty lieutenant governor announcement tour stops in downtown OP. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Josh Svaty held an event at the Matt Ross Community Center in Overland Park Wednesday as part of a tour of the state introducing Manhattan school board member Katrina Lewison as his running mate. Lewison, a West Point graduate who piloted Black Hawk helicopters during the Iraq war, was a independent prior to being invited to joint the ticket. The two were introduced by Josh’s wife Kimberly, a Shawnee native and graduate of SM Northwest who is the founder of Gencur Svaty Public Affairs in Topeka.

SM Northwest baseball team advances to state. SM Northwest’s baseball team overcame a two-run deficit to defeat SM East in the Regional championships, earning a trip to state. The Regional final game between the Cougars and the Lancers started on Monday, but was suspended due to weather after two innings. With the comeback win Wednesday, SM Northwest advances to state for the first time since 2015.