Kevin Haskin's mid-month musings for September, 2023

Kevin Haskin TSN Contributor


Musing at the mid-month:

• All of us who wanted Chris Jones to fade away during his holdout learned something as the Chiefs smothered Jacksonville.

• Superior defensive linemen remain a rare breed.

• Jones kept himself in superb condition while losing money during training camp.

• Jones came in sufficiently motivated despite finally agreeing to a deal that didn’t seem to favor him much.

• And the Chiefs won because of his impact on a defense that excelled on the road in hot, humid conditions.

• Although the offense sputtered, we all know Patrick Mahomes is capable of incredible feats.

• His most startling achievement of late is passing Progressive Flo as TV’s most recurring spokesperson.

• Not sure anyone predicted that a new, handsomely-paid right tackle would provide as much intrigue as anyone on the Chiefs roster.

• Seems to me that Eric Bieniemy is a pretty good offensive coordinator. Do the Chiefs miss him?

• The outcome of the Missouri game represents a bad loss for K-State.

• Face it, MU fans chant SEC better than their sports teams identify with the SEC.

• The move to that conference made little sense geographically, as evidenced by the rare sellout against a Big Six and beyond rival Saturday at Faurot Field.

• Oh, except for the SEC money. It’s great and all, but Mizzou has not been a factor in football since Gary Pinkel helped lead the charge to a new conference.

• Maybe this is the Tigers’ year with the SEC looking a bit shaky at the start.

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Hayden, Topeka High's Zimmerman rule the day in city girls golf tourney

Rick Peterson


Washburn Rural had ruled the city's girls golf roost for a full decade, but Monday's city tournament belonged to Hayden and Topeka High senior Avery Zimmerman, who earned the team and individual championships at Western Hills.

HaydengirlsgolfCityHayden girls golf poses for a team picture after winning the city girls golf championship by a 322-335 margin over Washburn Rural Monday at Western Hills. [Photo by Rick Peterson/TSN]

AveryZimmerman2023 2Topeka High senior Avery Zimmerman won the city girls golf title Monday at Western Hills on the first playoff hole. [Photo by Rick Peterson/TSN]

Hayden halted Washburn Rural's run of 10 straight city team titles by a 322-335 margin over the Junior Blues while Zimmerman won her first city individual title on the first hole (No. 1) of a sudden death playoff with Hayden sophomore Lauren Borjon after both players carded five-over-par 76s.

Zimmerman will play soccer in college at Emporia State and said Monday's win was a good start towards finishing off her high school golf career with a bang.

Zimmermans2023 3Kerry Zimmerman moves in to congratulate daughter Avery Zimmerman after her sudden death win in Monday's city girls golf tournament at Western Hills. [Photo by Rick Peterson/TSN]

Zimmermans2023 2Kerry and Avery Zimmerman exchange a hug after Avery won the city girls golf title in a playoff Monday at Western Hills. [Photo by Rick Peterson/TSN]

"I'm so happy,'' Zimmerman said. "It just feels like all my hard work is finally playing off and I didn't have the best round last week so this week having a good round just makes me really happy. This is one of the most important ones.''

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