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Athlete spotlights of the week: TF North’s Tristan Jackson and Marian Catholic’s Olivia Helfen

LANSING, Ill. (November 3, 2023) – Each week, the Lansing Journal will spotlight notable performances by athletes in our coverage area. Coaches and athletic directors may submit nominations by noon Monday via email to: [email protected].

Male Athlete Spotlight for October 23-28

Tristan Jackson, TF North football

The senior had two tackles for loss in the Meteors’ 23-0 loss to Sacred Heart-Griffin in the first round of the Class 5A playoffs.

Tristan Jackson. (Photo: Mike Clark)

Female Athlete Spotlight for October 23-28

Olivia Helfen, Marian Catholic girls volleyball

The junior outside hitter had nine kills in a two-set win against Brooks and six kills in a two-set victory over Oak Forest in Class 3A regional action.

Olivia Helfen. (Photo provided by Marian Catholic)
Mike Clark
Mike Clark
Mike Clark is a veteran journalist who has been covering sports in the Chicago area and beyond, from preps to pros, for more than four decades.