JoCo Notes: Blue Valley North standout Noah Barber signed by Royals

The University of Kansas football team congratulated Noah Barber after he signed a contract with the Royals. Photo via Twitter.

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🌤 Today’s forecast: Mostly sunny with a slight chance for storms this afternoon. High: 88. Low: 70.

🚨 One thing to know today

Former Blue Valley North multi-sport star Noah Barber has been signed by his hometown big league club.

The Kansas City Royals signed Barber to a post-draft free agent contract, the team announced through its official player development Twitter account last week.

Barber, the son of former NFL player Shawn Barber, was a standout at Blue Valley North both on the baseball diamond and football field.

He had been originally recruited as a non-scholarship player for the University of Kansas football team.

KU congratulated Barber on his new Royals contract with a tweet.

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📸 A thousand words

The calm before the storm. The view from Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead as the line of severe thunderstorms moved into Johnson County on Friday. Photo via Instagram.