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Athlete spotlights of the week: TF South’s Karrel Harvest and Illiana’s Mikayla Derks

LANSING, Ill. (May 28, 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 May 20-25

Karrel Harvest, TF South boys track
The senior wrapped up his high-school career by taking seventh in the Class 3A shot put at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston with a throw of 57-11.75.

Athlete Spotlights
Karrel Harvest. (Photo provided)

Female Athlete Spotlight for May 20-25

Mikayla Derks, Illiana Christian softball
The senior pitched both games for the Vikings at the Class 2A Andrean Sectional, a 5-0 semifinal win against the hosts and a 5-4, 10-inning loss to North Newton in the championship. Across 17 innings, she allowed 13 hits and five runs while striking out 14.

Mikayla Derks (Photo provided)

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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.