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TFS Sports round-up: Solid showing for cross country, losses for tennis and soccer

September 18-20, 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 20, 2021) — The scores for September 18-20:

September 18

TFS Boys Cross Country

Meet: Julian Urbana Invitational

Score: TFS JV finished fifth out of 13 teams, while varsity did not have enough runners for a complete team.

On a warm Saturday at Riverfront Park, TF South matched up against over a dozen teams. TFS varsity did not have enough runners to compete, but ran four athletes in the 64-runner race: Austin Hewes (Jr)—37th place (21:06), Michael Chancey (Jr)—46th place (22:28), Adam Castellanos (Jr)—61st place (27:50), Gavin Cottrill (Jr)—64th place (28:59).

The freshman and sophomore team took fifth overall: Rodrigo Cortez (Fr)—29th place (23:42), Rashad Peeples (Fr)—30th place (23:44), Kenan Maxey (Fr)—31st place (23:45 — Personal Record), Demetrius Thomas (Fr)—33rd place (24:40 — PR), Carson Harris (Fr)—34th place (24:45), Benjamin Gresham (Fr)—37th place (25:43), Jayden Scott (Fr)—44th place (27:18), Colin Harris (Fr)—64th place (41:24).

September 20

TF United Soccer

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

Opponent: Lemont High School

Score: TFU falls to Lemont 3-1.

TFU’s sole goal in Monday’s game was scored by Lexani Gaines. Jesus Puerta had seven saves in the contest. The team is 3-1 in conference play and 5-3 overall.

TFS Girls Tennis

Opponent: Shepard High School

Score: TFS is beaten by Shepard 4-1.

QiMora Burts’ singles victory was TFS’ lone win on Monday, as the remainder of the team was beaten decisively by Shepard.

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.