Sumner Academy loses 82 – 67 to Wyandotte

Sumner Academy fell to Wyandotte last night, 82-67, despite Jalen Taylor putting 16 points on the scoreboard.

Even though the Sabres added 34 points in the final quarter behind the energy and solid play of freshmen DiCarlo Jackson Jr. and DeAuan McClaine, it wasn’t enough to overcome the Bulldogs. Both Sumner Academy and Wyandotte played hard, with 63 combined free throws attempted.

Wyandotte senior, Theo Bass, was the games high scorer with 19 points shooting 4-for-8 from the field and a perfect 8-for-8 from the charity stripe. Teammate Todd Kennedy’s added 17 points off the bench for the Bulldogs.

Taylor found success all over the court for Sumner Academy, making 44 percent (4-for-9) of shots attempted while also sinking 89 percent (8-for-9) of free throws attempted.

Two other players also scored in the double digits for Sumner Academy. Theron Sanders added 12 points and Saadique Perkins had 10 points.

Also chipping in for Sumner Academy were Shaun Rainey (8 points, 4 rebounds), Vance Jackson (7 points), De’Auan McClaine (6 points, 2 rebounds), DiCarlo Jackson (4 points), Virdal Nash (2 points, 5 rebounds, 2 blocks) and Marvin Ellis (2 points, 1 steal). Both teams finished the game with 34 rebounds apiece (Sumner-14 offensive/20 defensive) (Wyandotte-9 offensive/25 defensive). Sabres travel to Harmon this Friday to take on the Hawks.

1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Wyandotte 21 20 15 26 82
Sumner Academy 08 16 09 34 67

Top Performers:
Wyandotte: Theo Bass 19 pts
Sumner Academy: Jalen Taylor 16 pts

Wyandotte: Dale 3, Bass 19, Bradley 2, Boyd 6, Nunnally 14, Henderson 2, Kennedy 17, Tatum 7, Hall 8, Walters 4; Totals 26 20-27 82
Sumner Academy: Ellis 2, V. Jackson 7, Taylor 16, Rainey 8, Nash 2, Sanders 12, Perkins 10, McClaine 6, D. Jackson 4; 19 27-36 67

3 point goals; Bass 3, Nunnally and Kennedy 2, Dale, Tatum, Walters; V. Jackson and McClaine.

– Story from Sumner Academy coach Moses Wyatt Jr.

Several file for office

Several people have filed for office in the spring elections.

The primary election will be March 3 and the general election will be April 7. The filing deadline is noon Tuesday, Jan. 27.

According to a list from the Wyandotte County Election Commissioner’s office, these people have filed by Jan. 14, 2015:

For Unified Government Commissioner, 1st District, at large: Nathan Barnes, Mark Gilstrap, and Christal Watson.

For UG Commissioner, 2nd District: Brian McKiernan, incumbent.

For UG Commissioner, 3rd District: Ann Murguia, incumbent.

For UG Commissioner, 4th District: Harold Johnson.

For UG Commissioner, 6th District: Angela Markley, 6th District.

For Register of Deeds: Nancy Burns, incumbent.

For Board of Public Utilities, at large, District 3: Norman D. Scott.

For Board of Public Utilities, 1st District: Robert “Bob” Milan, incumbent.

For Board of Public Utilities, 3rd District: Jeff Bryant, incumbent.

For Kansas City Kansas Community College Board of Trustees: Ray Daniels, incumbent; Mary Ann Flunder, incumbent; Clyde A. Townsend, incumbent.

For Turner Board of Education: Jeff Davidson, incumbent; Sherrie Watkins-Alvey, incumbent; Douglas Lockwood, incumbent.

For Bonner Springs Board of Education: Timothy G. McGinnis, incumbent; David J. Pierce, incumbent; Patricia E. Welicky, incumbent.

For Kansas City, Kan., Board of Education: George Breidenthal, incumbent; Maria Cecilia Ysaac.

For Bonner Springs city: Jeff Harrington, mayor, incumbent; Jack Knight, Bonner Springs City Council, Ward 1, incumbent; Jordan M. Mackey, Bonner Springs City Council, Ward 3; Robert W. Reeves, Bonner Springs City Council, Ward 3, incumbent; Eric Freeman, Bonner Springs City Council, Ward 4, incumbent.

For Edwardsville city: Chuck Stites, Edwardsville City Council, at large.

Fairfax Drainage District: Martin L. Quinn, director, incumbent.

Kaw Valley Drainage District: James “Bundy” Jenkins, director, incumbent; David R. Morales, director, incumbent; Anthony Talavera Jr., director, incumbent.

Hollywood Casino shows million-dollar increase in revenues

Gaming revenues for December were up about $1 million for Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway, Kansas Lottery officials reported today.

Keith Kocher, director of program assurance and integrity for the Kansas Lottery, said revenues for December were $12.2 million at the Hollywood Casino.

That compares with $11.2 million in November and $11.3 million in October in casino gaming revenues at the Hollywood Casino, according to lottery figures.

Revenues were stagnant at Boot Hill Casino, Dodge City, Kan., at $3.3 million for December. The Kansas Star Casino, Mulvane, Kan., reported casino gaming revenues of $16.1 million for December, an increase of about $2 million over November, lottery officials said.

The process has started on getting a new casino for southeast Kansas, and there is an 11 a.m. Jan. 30 deadline for applications, according to Kocher. A new lottery facility review board has been appointed and has held a meeting for that process.