Piper results

Piper High School – volleyball vs. Bishop Ward
– Piper varsity won 3-0 (25, 15, and 13)
– Piper JV won 2-0 (8 and 10)
– Piper 9th won 2-0 (12 and 8)
Piper High School – golf at Cardondale GC
– Hutchings shoots a 56 for 4th place
Piper High School – soccer vs. Basehor-Linwood
– Piper varsity lost 1-2 in the 2nd extra time period
– Goal by Pappert
– Piper JV won 3-0
– Goals by Moon, Telthorst, and Oakland
– S/O by Brunk
Piper Middle School – football
7th grade lost at Lansing 8-20

– From Doug Key, Piper High School activities director

Area student works on musical’s costume crew at Emporia State

Courtney Romero of the Piper area of Kansas City, Kan., is part of the Emporia State University homecoming musical, “South Pacific.”

Romero is part of the costume crew. She is a junior speech and theater education major.

Featuring one of the most beloved scores of the musical stage, “South Pacific” is based upon the Pulitzer-prize winning “Tales of the South Pacific” by James A. Michener. The musical was also awarded a Pulitzer in 1950.

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical romance centers on a group of American sailors and Navy nurses who are stationed in the South Pacific during World War II. Arkansas native Nellie Forbush befriends and quickly falls for Emile de Becque, a French expatriate and plantation owner. Meanwhile, Lt. Joe Cable finds himself in a passionate affair with Liat, the young daughter of Bloody Mary, the local grass skirt peddler. As the war against Japan escalates, reality sets in for both Forbush and Cable, who struggle to reconcile their unconventional love affairs with their long-held prejudices and insecurities.

Richard Rodgers composed the music with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Hammerstein and the show’s original director, Joshua Logan, wrote the book.

Proceeds from this production support scholarships for ESU students in the performing arts. “South Pacific” runs Oct. 22 through 24 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 25 at 2 p.m. in Albert Taylor Hall on the Emporia State University campus. Tickets can be reserved at the university box office in the Memorial Union or by calling 620-341-6378.

Powerball jackpot rises to $301 million tonight

Two bucks will get you the opportunity to dream about winning a fortune, as the Powerball jackpot hits an estimated $301 million tonight.

Don’t, however, count on winning the jackpot. Odds are about 1 in 175 million of winning, and if it is hit, the jackpot may be split among more than one winner, according to Powerball odds charts.

The cash option for a Powerball jackpot winner on Wednesday night is an estimated $191.4 million.

According to the Kansas Lottery, the Powerball jackpot has been on a roll since Aug. 1, after a California resident matched all numbers to win a jackpot worth $110 million. The last time players had a chance to win a Powerball jackpot over $300 million was in the Feb. 4, 2015,
drawing, when the jackpot climbed to $317 million.

The Kansas Lottery said the Super Kansas Cash jackpot has rolled to an estimated $425,000. Although no tickets matched all numbers in the Sept. 26 drawing, three lucky tickets matched the first five Super Kansas Cash numbers, but not the Cash Ball, to win $2,000 each. The winning tickets were purchased in south central, northeast and southeast Kansas, a lottery spokesman said.

The Hot Lotto jackpot also continues to climb after no tickets matched all numbers in the Sept. 26 drawing. The estimated Hot Lotto jackpot is $2.43 million for Wednesday night’s drawing.

No tickets matched all numbers in the Sept. 25 and 29 Mega Millions drawings. The jackpot rolled to an estimated $47 million, with a cash option of $29.5 million, for the Oct. 2 drawing.