TFS Badminton still undefeated, outdoor sports dodge poor weather

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TFS Badminton poses for a photo after their undefeated victory at the TF South Invitational on April 2. (Photo provided)
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By Josh Bootsma

LANSING, Ill. (March 23, 2022) — While outdoor sports like baseball and softball have struggled to dodge poor weather this week, indoor sports like badminton and volleyball have continued to play on.

The TFS badminton team is not only undefeated in their season, but the team can almost count the amount of individual matches they’ve lost on one hand. This season, for the small, talented group of badminton players, perfection has become the norm.

See more details of TFS Badminton, and the other ongoing TFS sports, below:

TFS Badminton

March 29

Opponents: Oak Forest, TF North

Result: TFS was undefeated in 30 total matches against the two teams.

April 2

Opponents: Buffalo Grove, Lake Forest, Schaumburg, Willowbrook, Reavis

Result: TFS took first in the TF South invitational, the team’s third consecutive invitational first place finish this year.

April 5

Opponent: Lemont High School

Result: TFS was again perfect against Lemont, beating the team 15-0.

April 7

Opponent: Argo High School

Result: Another perfect match for TFS, as they beat Argo 15-0.

TF United Girls Soccer

April 4

Opponent: Richards High School

Result: The TFS and TFN combined team beat Richards 4-2.

Junior Berenice Zepeda led the team with four goals, while assists went to junior Alanis Gonzalez (2), junior Katie Juarez (1), and freshman Dana Munoz (1).

April 7

Opponent: Tinley Park High School

Result: TFU lost 7-0 to Tinley Park

The team is now 2-4 overall.

TF United Mens Volleyball

April 6

Opponent: Lemont High School

Result: TFU’s Varsity squad won lost 25-22, 25-10, while the JV squad lost 25-19, 26-24.

March 29

Opponent: Lincoln Way Central High School

Result: TFU’s Varsity squad lost 25-15, 25-21. The JV team lost 25-14, 25-1.

Coach Mark Misch said, “We are a very young and talented at the JV level. Varsity is senior heavy. Some athletes have never played in our program, let alone together, and are also extremely talented. Varsity will be competitive with more experience.”

TFS Boys Tennis

April 5

Opponent: Rich Township High School

Result: TFS beat Rich Township 4-0.

TFS’ combination of doubles and singles teams beat Rich Township soundly, only losing four total games the whole day.

TFS Softball

April 4

Opponent: Reavis High School

Result: TFS beat Reavis 11-8.

Sophomore Emily Dominiak threw a complete game and went 2-3 from the plate, scoring two runs. Yulissa Macudzinski went 4-5, hitting a home run and plating five runs. Grace Greenwald went 3-5 with two runs scored.

TFS scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning to take the final lead on a hit from Lauriell Weddle.

April 5

Opponent: Argo High School

Result: TFS fell to Reavis 10-1.

TFS sophomore Yulissa Macudnski hit a home run and a single in the game.

TFS Baseball

April 4

Opponent: Evergreen Park High School

Result: TFS beat Evergreen Park 7-2

TFS was led by Caden Podgorski, who picked up his first win, pitching five innings and letting up two earned runs. Tyler Earmsmuth had a big game going 4-4 with a double, a run, and an RBI. Jayden Armstrong went 2-4 with an RBI, and Austin Hewes notched his first save of the year after two scoreless innings.

After the win, TFS is 4-4 overall and 1-0 in conference.

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