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H-F senior Thomas moved from practice squad to Vikings’ No. 2

Tyler Thomas didn’t use the pandemic as a vacation.

When schools and businesses shut down, the Homewood-Flossmoor senior golfer found himself with a lot of extra time. So he and his dad, Chucky, started going every day to Jackson Park Golf Course in Chicago. He’d spend up to 12 hours hitting balls alone or with a private coach with no specific aim except to improve.

“I had a goal in mind to make varsity,” Thomas said. “People started telling me I had a good swing and I could be great. That’s when I put that into . . .

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Saturday, Sept. 24

  • Homewood Fall Fest and Chili Cook-off, noon to 9 p.m. Chili tasting is open to the public for a donation from 3 to 5 p.m. Three live music performances, plus horse-drawn wagon rides, a pumpkin patch, crafts and other activities.

Saturday, Oct. 15

  • Dia de los Muertos in downtown Homewood. Details to follow.

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