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Athlete spotlights of the week: TF South’s Andrew Danehl, and Illiana’s Mikayla Derks

LANSING, Ill. (May 6, 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 22-27

Andrew Danehl, TF South baseball
The senior, who is committed to Eureka College, pitched his third straight complete game in a 10-0 no-hitter against Shepard. He struck out seven.

Andrew Danehl. (Photo provided)


Female Athlete Spotlight for April 8-13

Mikayla Derks, Illiana Christian softball
The senior and Hope College recruit pitched an eight-inning no-hitter with 11 strikeouts in a 2-1 win against Carroll. She also threw a six-hitter with seven strikeouts to beat Munster 3-2, and struck out 10 in five innings of a 10-0 shutout of Griffith.

Mikayla Derks. (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.


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