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Athlete spotlights of the week: TFN’s Fernando Rios and Illiana’s Kayleigh Bennet

LANSING, Ill. (November 17, 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 November 6-11

Fernando Rios, TF North boys bowling

The senior had the Meteors’ highest average — up 15 pins from his average last season — over two meets in the season’s opening week.

Fernando Rios

Female Athlete Spotlight for November 6-11

Kayleigh Bennet, Illiana Christian girls wrestling

The freshman won the 190-pound ‘A’ bracket title at the Highland Invitational.

Kayleigh Bennet
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.