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Miege’s Cozart will start at QB for KU. University of Kansas football coach Charlie Weis announced Thursday that Bishop Miege grad and KU sophomore Montell Cozart will be the team’s starting quarterback for 2014. Cozart saw significant playing time at the end of last season, helping the Jayhawks beat West Virginia for the first conference victory in Weis’s tenure. [Montell Cozart named KU’s starting quarterback for 2014 — KUSports.com]
SM East lacrosse bounces back. SM East’s lacrosse team seemed to take its one-goal loss to Rockhurst Tuesday in stride, coming out strong against an undefeated Olathe East team Thursday on the road for a 17-5 win. The Lancers will take on Blue Valley North Saturday.
SM North teacher receives prestigious fellowship. SM North government teacher Kayte Cormack will spend two and a half weeks in Germany participating in the Transatlantic Outreach Program thanks to a fellowship. Cormack will have the opportunity to experience the Germany culture first hand in hopes that she and fellow participants will be able to develop lesson plans that teach local students about education and political systems, technology, corporate social responsibility, environmental sustainability, culture, and history.
Mission Road closure in Fairway Friday. Crews working to repair damage from a water main break will close off south bound Mission Road from 53rd Street to Shawnee Mission Parkway in Fairway today from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The north bound lane should remain open.
Sporting KC players scheduled to appear at Corinth for kickball tourney. Sporting KC players Set Sinovic and Chance Myers will be at Corinth Elementary this afternoon for a kickball tournament being hosted by a local Eagle Scout candidate. All Corinth students are invited to play. The kickball tournament will start after school and run through 5 p.m. The cost is $5 per student, with proceeds benefiting Dane Erickson’s Eagle Scout efforts.
Roeland Park Easter Egg Hunt. Roeland Park will combine an Easter Egg Hunt with an Earth Day/Arbor Day celebration tomorrow morning in R Park at 5535 Juniper. Refreshments will be served at 11 a.m. and the hunt begins at 11:30 a.m. You can also bring items to recycle to the park with the Roesland Elementary PTA Green Team. More information available here.
More eggs to be found in Westwood. The Westwood Easter Egg Hunt will get under way at 3 p.m. Saturday at Joe Dennis Park. If the weather is bad, the hunt moves indoors at city hall.
Bunny Eggstravaganza in Mission. You guessed it. The Mission Easter Egg Hunt – several of them – will be held Saturday. Lots of other activities will be in store at Sylvester Powell Community Center starting at 10 a.m. Egg hunts are broken down by age groups.
New book from Priscilla Wilson. Everyday Wonder: from Kansas to Kenya, from Ecuador to Ethiopia is the new book from Prairie Village author Priscilla Wilson just published. It can be found at Bruce Smith Drugs in the local authors’ section, among other outlets. (See our previous coverage of Wilson).