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Athlete spotlights of the week: TF North’s Fernando Rios and TF United’s Karen Zepeda

LANSING, Ill. (April 30, 2024) – 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 April 15-20

Fernando Rios, TF North baseball
The senior pitched a three-hitter with 16 strikeouts, three walks, and no earned runs allowed in a 6-2 win against Noble Street.

Fernando Rios. (Photo provided)

Female Athletes Spotlight for April 8-13

Karen Zepeda, TF United girls soccer
The TF North junior had five goals and four assists in a 10-1 win against Richards and also had United’s goal in a 2-1 loss to Shepard.

Karen Zepeda. (Photo provided)


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.