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TFS Sports round-up: Cross Country’s first meet, soccer beats H-F in tight match

August 31–September 1, 2021

As part of The Lansing Journal’s ongoing efforts to increase sports coverage at TF South, we have asked TFS coaches to provide us with information about their matches/games. The Lansing Journal will be posting these scores and summaries multiple times per week in a “TFS Sports round-up.”

By Josh Bootsma

LANSING, Ill. (September 1, 2021) — The scores for August 31–September 1:

Late reported scores for Monday, August 30

TFS Golf

Opponent: Oak Forest High School

Score: TFS (184) falls to Oak Forest (166).

In a two-man scramble format Monday, juniors Nicholas Rincon and Ethan Modjeski led TFS, each shooting 45. Freshman Ryan Marnell and junior Ryan Avenatti followed close behind with 47.

Tuesday, August 31

TFS Girls Tennis

Opponent: Argo High School

Score: TFS beats Argo 3-2

QiMora Burts continued her perfect streak, winning her third straight match for TFS. Other victories Tuesday went to doubles teams Jessica Mafo and Murphy Barnum, and Vanessa Sanchez and Eliza Olivares.

TFS Golf

Opponent: Evergreen Park High School

Score: TFS (214) loses to Evergreen Park (167).

Though the team has not yet achieved a win this year, the squad shot its best combined score for the year Tuesday. TFS was led by senior Davey Mosele (51), freshman Ryan Marnell (52), junior Ethan Modjeski (52), and junior Ryan Avenatti (59).

TFS Boys Cross Country

Opponents: Argo High School, TF North, Shepard High School

Score: TFS took fourth place in the track meet. (Argo 24, TFN 36, Shepard 78, TFS 79)

In a cross country meet, the lowest score wins. The first place runner is awarded one point, second place is awarded two points, and so on.

TFS opened its season at Conkey Woods Tuesday. Twelve athletes from TFS ran the three-mile race in pleasant conditions. Of the 12, only two had high school running experience. The top five runners for TFS were the following: Austin Hewes—10th place (21:24 — Personal record), Carlos Cervantes—12th place (22:07 — PR), Michael Chancey—14th place (22:49 — PR), Rashad Peeples—21st place (24:15 — PR), Rodrigo Cortez—22nd place (24:27 — PR)

TFS Girls Cross Country

Opponents: Argo High School, TF North, Shepard High School

Score: TFS took fourth place. (Argo 29, TFN 53, Shepard 56, TFS 101)

In a cross country meet, the lowest score wins. The first place runner is awarded one point, second place is awarded two points, and so on.

In its season-opening three-mile race at Conkey Woods Tuesday, the top five runners for TFS were the following: Alanis Gonzalez—8th place (25:20 — PR), Diana Cardenas—18th place (30:57 — PR), Jurena Shell—23rd place (34:30), Dawn Burkinfeld—24th place (35:17), Audrey Ortega—25th place (35:31).

Wednesday, September 1

TF United Boys Soccer

TF North and South have a combined soccer team, called TF United.

Opponent: Homewood-Flossmoor High School

Score: TF United bested H-F 3-2 for its second win of the season.

In Wednesday’s barn-burner match, Javier Cervantes scored a goal and assisted Daniel Gonzalez on Gonzalez’s first goal of the year. With the game tied 2-2 with five minutes remaining in the contest, Gerardo Martinez netted a free kick to claim the game for TF United.

TFS Girls Volleyball

Opponent: Amos Alonzo Stagg High School

Score: Stagg bested TFS in three sets. (25-12,  25-27, 25-14)

In TFS’ second loss of the year, Abby Grafenauer gathered eight assists alongside four kills. The team is 2-2 on the season.

The TF South sports schedule can be found hereTF South is located at 18500 Burnham Avenue, Lansing, IL.

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Josh Bootsma
Josh Bootsma
Josh is Managing Editor at The Lansing Journal and believes in the power and purpose of community news. He covers any local topics—from village government to theatre, from business openings to migratory birds.