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Kevin Haskin's Mid-month musings for August

By KEVIN HASKIN

TopSports.news

Musings at the mid-month:

• Just finished a trip to the D.C. area to visit our month-old grandaughter.

• Took in an Orioles victory, killed no one at Top Golf, walked the National Mall, saw the Eisenhower Memorial, marveled at the mountainous landscape of a Virginia winery, and didn’t seem to infuriate my in-laws.

• Quite the vacation.

• The highlight? Well, I did mention baby Gwyneth, right? Good. I didn’t bury the lead.

• Small world, though.

• As usual when visiting Baltimore, I ate the crab cakes at Faidley’s Seafood in Lexington Market, which will soon move across the street after being in the same downtown location since 1793.

• When I noticed a sign for raccoon (in season), I asked how many customers consumed that critter.

• Turns out that more patrons find muskrat appealing. “Tastes like beef; better than beef,” said a long-time employee. So there’s that.

• While speaking with Damie, the fourth-generation family member who now manages Faidley’s, I learned that her father’s hometown is Parsons.

• While stationed in the Navy, Bill Devine met his bride, Nancy, and eventually married into the Faidley family.

• Bill is in his 90s and going strong. Both he and Nancy still work at Faidley’s, a business that will soon have to take down, but hopefully re-hang, aged pictures of Brooks Robinson and Johnny Unitas.

• Thanks for indulging me just now. A reporter’s hat may fade, but it never gets discarded.

• Happened to drive back east, roughly 1,300 miles one way, to retrieve my wife Kris, who couldn’t contain her grandmotherly instincts and flew out earlier.

• Driving the 1,300 miles back home, Louisville was a reasonable halfway stop.

• Why look, the Arlington Million moved to Churchill Downs for a special race card. Let’s go!

• It marked just the fifth time in the track’s history for August racing.

• My first visit to Churchill and I found it to be a stately venue that continues to grow.

• New suites and grandstands are going up between turns one and two … or what would be one of the end zones if a football game broke out among thoroughbreds.

• Won a few wagers, but chalk ruled the day, so the payouts were nominal.

• Receiving exact change on a winning ticket was a new experience and rather silly, it seemed, in the year 2022.

• Coins are more a nuisance than a necessity anymore.

• We found a limb dangling from our power line when we returned home. Kris convinced me not to touch it, so we called Evergy.

• A technician arrived and did what I would have done, nudging the branch over the pole.

• The next bill will reveal the price of exercising caution over daring to DIY.

• Didn’t make it to Heartland Motorsports Park for the recent NHRA event, but I still marveled at one constant.

• At 73, John Force still thrives on nitro. The ageless legend climbed into his Funny Car and finished second.

• The drags aren’t for everyone and have perhaps run their course in Topeka, but Force and his family do everything possible to accommodate fans.

• Same goes for most of the NHRA pros.

• Football will soon be here and I am eager to track two ambitious projections I keep seeing:

• KU will win more than three games, including more than one in Big 12 play.

• Wearing a K-State uniform, transfer Adrian Martinez will forget he ever fumbled.• 

• Now let’s apply the smelling salts:

• You must go back to 2008 to find the last time the Jayhawks won more than a single Big 12 game.

• Martinez’s inability to value the ball while quarterbacking Nebraska inspires little confidence.

• But hey, the beauty of the preseason is that confidence abounds.

• Key September game for K-State: at Oklahoma on Sept. 24.

• Yes, I know Missouri visits Manhattan for a Sept. 10 sellout, but if the Wildcats are to fulfill the role of Big 12 sleeper, a strong showing at OU affirms those hopes.

• Key September game for KU: against West Virginia on Sept. 10.

• If the Jayhawks are to serve notice to the Big 12, it might as well come early at home against the Mountaineers, who stand 44-45 in league play since joining in 2012.

• Developments worth tracking:

• At K-State, the promotion of Collin Klein to offensive coordinator and the changes he implements.

• At KU, a complete offseason for Lance Leipold and what that does to solidify his systematic approach.

• The payoff: K-State should improve in the passing game; KU should be more physical.

•Friday night lights beam for real on Sept. 2 for the season-openers.

• Hayden at Silver Lake on Sept. 9 intrigues me.

• So too does sports wagering in Kansas.

• Amazingly, auto-correct did not erase that last sentence.

TopSports.news' 2022 Shawnee County volleyball players to watch

Rick Peterson

 By RICK PETERSON

TopSports.news

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Lexis Berndt, Silver Lake

A senior, Berndt earned second-team All-Shawnee County selection last fall, helping Silver Lake win the Mid-East League championship and posting a 28-9 overall record. Berndt will switch to libero this fall after being credited with 231 digs a year ago.

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Laynee Brown, Seaman

A senior, Brown was an All-Centennial League first-team selection for the second straight season after the Vikings posted a 27-13 record and finished fourth in the 5A state tournament. Brown finished with 338 digs on the season to go with 109 assists. She also served 95 percent with 27 aces.

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Zoe Canfield, Washburn Rural

Canfield, a junior, was a second-team All-Shawnee County and All-Centennial League pick as a junior after helping Rural post a 41-2 record and a fourth-place finish in the Class 6A state tournament, recording 439 assists and 53 service aces. Canfield earned All-City and all-league honors as a freshman and was named the city newcomer of the year. Canfield also helped lead Rural to the 6A state basketball title this past season.

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Leah Cook, Silver Lake

A senior, Cook earned second-team All-Shawnee County recognition last season for the 28-9 Eagles, who won the Mid-East League championship. Cook was a unanimous All-Mid-East League first-team selection, registering 193 kills while being credited with 27 blocks a year ago.

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Brooklyn DeLeye, Washburn Rural

DeLeye, a senior, was named the Shawnee County, Centennial League and Class 6A player of the year last season after helping lead the Junior Blues to a fourth-place finish in the 6A state tournament. A three-time all-league and All-6A State Tournament selection, DeLeye finished the season with 586 kills on .438 kill efficiency, while also contributing 26 block kills, 259 digs and a 2.56 serve receive grade. DeLeye, who has orally committed to Kentucky, had 133 serving aces. DeLeye was also a standout on Rural's 6A state championship basketball team last season.

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