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Johnson County board votes not to extend Zacharias’ contract
December 4, 2017
Johnson County will soon have a new county manager.
Boys swimming roundup: SJA 2nd, MV 4th, DHS 8th at Lansing Relays
December 4, 2017
The St. James (second place), Mill Valley (fourth) and De Soto (eighth) competed in the Lansing Relays on Saturday. The St. James 400-yard freestyle relay team of John Amrein, Zach Kurland, Harry Tjaden and Nick Callahan led the Thunder with a first-place and state-qualifying time of 3:26.16. Chris Sprenger, Carter Lawson, Ethan Forristal and Colby Beggs finished with a second-place and state-cut time of 1:37.93 in the 200-yard freestyle relay to lead Mill Valley. De Soto was led by Cole Peterson, Curt Baker, Andrew Blazo and Eli Gratz finished with a ninth-place time of 1:03.28 in the 100-yard medley relay. Peterson, Baker, Blazo and Andre VanMeerhaeghe also posted a ninth-place time of 2:40.53 in the 200-yard breaststroke relay.
Wrestling roundup: SMNW’s Habben becomes four-time Steve Leslie Invitational champion, ties school pins record
December 4, 2017
Shawnee Mission Northwest senior Jerad Habben won his fourth consecutive Steve Leslie Invitational weight class title with pins in all eight of his matches on Saturday at Pleasant Hill. Seven of Habben’s eight pins came in the first period, as he tied the Northwest school record for wins by fall with 79. Other weight class champions included SM Northwest’s Charles Brockmann and the St. James duo of Ty Lewis and Thomas Henderson. St. James sophomore Cade Lautt led the Thunder at the Gardner-Edgerton Invitational with a 5-0 record to be the 182-pound weight class champion. Mill Valley senior Conner Ward was one of seven placers for the Jaguars at Gardner-Edgerton Invitational after finishing as the runner-up at 145 pounds. Shawnee Mission North senior Tanner Willmon took fourth in 195-pound weight class to lead the Indians at the Leavenworth Challenger. De Soto went 1-4 at the Spring Hill duals.
Basketball roundup: SMNW girls get bounce-back win over BV North; SMN boys, girls fall in openers
December 4, 2017
The Shawnee Mission Northwest girls basketball team upended Blue Valley North, 48-40, in the Shawnee Mission/Blue Valley Shootout on Saturday to get back to the .500 mark. Shawnee Mission North was also in action at the Shawnee Mission/Blue Valley Shootout, but came up short in a 49-36 loss to Blue Valley Southwest. The Shawnee Mission North boys basketball team went across the state line for its season opener, but was unable to keep pace with Lee’s Summit in a 82-54 loss at the 810 Varsity Tipoff Classic at Liberty.
KCMO woman killed in Monday morning crash with utility pole, tree
05:39 a.m., December 4, 2017 Updated 12:14 a.m.
Shawnee Police are investigating after one person was found dead in a front yard after a crash near 75th Street and Westgate Lane.