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Red Wolves Dance takes first place in invitational, Boys Basketball bests Shepard in tight game

By Josh Bootsma

LANSING, Ill. (December 5, 2022) – Many Red Wolves teams had a successful week last week, with the Dance Team, Boys Basketball, and Boys and Girls Bowling each notching wins.

Dance Team

Saturday, December 3

Competition: Gardner-South Wilmington High School Invitational

The TFS Dance Team took first place for its poms routine, and second place for its hip hop routine in the 2A IHSA Division. The squad also placed second place in the AAA Hip Hop category in the IDTA (Illinois Drill Team Association) division.

“Great job divas!” said Coach Vi in praise of the team’s performance.

Boys Bowling

Thursday, December 1

Opponent: TF North High School

Results: South beat North 1985-1544

Mike Chancey and Karter Thomas each bowled 247 on the day, earning them high games on the day for the Red Wolves in their decisive win over the division-rival Meteors. TFS is now 10-1 on the season.

Girls Bowling

Thursday, December 1

Opponent: TF North High School

Results: TFS beat rival TFN 1391-921

In step with the boys team, TF South beat TF North handily, with Nabreah Lee scoring 176, earning her the high game for the day. The team is now 2-0 on the season.

Girls Basketball

Saturday, December 3

Opponent: Wendell Phillips High School

Results: TF South fell to Phillips in a tight game, 53-51.

Gigi Dillon grabbed a remarkable 21 rebounds in the game, and also led the team in points, scoring 14. Cherish Boothe scored 12, and Rayvan Rush scored 11.

Boys Basketball

Friday, December 2

Opponent: Shepard High School

Results: TF South beat Shepard 61-58

After rushing to an early 12-point lead, Shepard roared back in the game, eventually earning a 13-point lead in the third quarter. Slowly working their way back, the Red Wolves were propelled to the finish line by a Caleb Newman, who hit two key baskets and some free throws in the final minutes to give TFS a 3-point victory.

Newman led the team in points with 15, with Romello Ali close behind at 14 points. Marqell Wilson also netted 11. The Red Wolves are now 2-3 overall and 1-0 in conference play.

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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.