SM East golf takes fourth in Hutchinson. SM East’s golf team faced off against some of the top competition in the state over the weekend at the Hutchinson Invitational Golf Tournament at Carey Park golf course. The Lancers finished four among a field of 34 teams from across the state. Andy Spencer and Lucas Jones led the Lancers with rounds of 74, tied with several others for 12th in the individual rankings. Blue Valley West’s James Henderson had the day’s best round, shooting a 68. Kaupan Mt. Carmel won the tournament with a team score of 290. SM East shot 300 as a team.
‘Gracehopper’ sets high jump personal record at college level. SM East grad and current University of Kansas track and field team member Grace Pickell set a new college personal record Saturday at the Ward Haylett Invitational at Kansas State University. Pickell, a KU freshman, cleared 1.7 meters (5’7″) and finished fourth overall. As a high school junior, Pickell once cleared 5’10.5″.
Rose accuses Brownback administration of ‘taking from the poor to help the rich’. Former Johnson County Sun publisher Steve Rose used his Saturday column in the Kansas City Star to tell the story of a financially struggling Johnson County couple who lost nearly $1,000 in state benefits from two programs altered under Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration. “When Kansas legislators cut hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes for the more affluent, they had to make up some of it, and so they axed two programs for the poor that together saved the state $55 million in 2013…” Rose writes. “The poor took a huge hit when Kansas eliminated two key programs, while taxes for high-income taxpayers were slashed.” [Kansas takes from the poor to help the rich — Kansas City Star]