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Lincoln soccer closes out season with win.
By Kevin Korpal
Jun. 1, 2010   ·   10:45 a.m.

Strong defense led the Lincoln Railsplitters to a 3-1 victory over the undersized Ypsilanti Phoenix to close out the season on Lincoln’s Senior Night last Thursday....read more

Lincoln lacrosse dominates Ypsilanti
By Kevin Korpal
May. 20, 2010   ·   6:23 p.m.

Wind and rain were the names of the game when the Lincoln High School lacrosse team defeated visiting Ypsilanti High School 13-3 Monday night.

The Railsplitters...read more

Flyers softball drop season opener
By Jeremiah Juncker
Mar. 31, 2010   ·   5:50 p.m.

Willow Run junior starting pitcher Katie Mullins in the third inning in the team's home-opener against Huron Valley Lutheran High School. Flyers lost 13-4 against the Hawks Tuesday.

It was a mix of inexperience, first game jitters and a strong opposing pitcher which saw the Willow Run High School girl’s softball team drop its season-opener...read more

Lincoln High School sports roundup
By Jeremiah Juncker
Mar. 30, 2010   ·   10:39 a.m.

Baseball: Ace Andrew Dillon leads a young Railspitters team as fourth-year coach Marty Lozano tries to turn things around after a 12-21 season in 2009. Lozano has...read more

Lincoln hockey earns fourth straight win
By Tom Perkins
Dec. 22, 2009   ·   9:47 a.m.

Railsplitter David Skeans fires in the game winning goal against Chelsea.

For two periods it looked as if Lincoln hockey was not only going to break their winless streak against Chelsea, but they were going to decimate the Bulldogs in...read more

Flyers cruise over Dragons

The Willow Run Flyers scored early and never let up during Friday night's varsity football game, beating the Summit Academy Dragons 41-0 for their fifth consecutive win. Photo by Josh Curmi

The Willow Run Flyers scored early and never let up during Friday night's varsity football game, beating the Summit Academy Dragons 41-0 for their fifth consecutive win.
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Willow Run football beats Summit Academy in fifth consecutive win

By Josh Curmi
Oct. 19, 2009    ·    8:27 a.m.


The Willow Run Flyers scored early and often Friday night, beating the Summit Academy Dragons 41-0 for their fifth consecutive win.

The Flyers scored twice in the first two minutes to take an early 14-0 lead. Only 53 seconds into the game, junior quarterback Ja’len Griffin found senior Dion Leonard for a 34-yard touchdown. Just over a minute later, senior linebacker William Meadows picked up a fumble and found the endzone with 10:05 left in the first quarter.

Flyer head football coach Rufus Pipkins knew getting out to an early lead was a key for his football team.

“Making the play early gives us a quick mental edge,” Pipkins said. “It’s a psychological thing; we want to keep opponents down.”

Willow Run kept the points coming, scoring on a 57-yard touchdown on a great catch from senior Davontaye Hinton to push the lead to 20-0 with 5:44 left in the first quarter.

Hinton wanted to give the fans a win in his last home game on senior night.

“It felt really good, we have great players and our coaching staff gets us ready every week,” he said. “We wanted to show them we can win for all the support they give us.”

Senior fullback Anthony Gardette took over on the Flyers next possession. Gardette set up his own 15-yard touchdown run following his 36-yard run, which put the ball in Dragon territory. Flyers lead 28-0 with 1:45 left in the first quarter.

Willow Run took a 34-0 lead into halftime, scoring late in the second quarter.

Hinton wasn’t done pleasing the crowd, catching his second touchdown of the night on a halfback pass from Nyshaun Marks. Hinton’s touchdown ended the scoring, making it 41-0 with 4:06 left in the third quarter.

The Flyers, now at 5-3 are one win away from making the playoffs. Pipkins is proud of his team coming on strong despite the 0-3 start.

“We are on a roll, we bounced back after the rough start,” he said. “We are ready for next week already.”

Willow Run will travel to Riverview next week with an opportunity to make the playoffs.



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