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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

Greene 'climbs ladder'

Torrence Greene Photo by Christine Laughren

Torrence Greene
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By Christine Laughren
Oct. 24, 2008    ·    4:19 p.m.


He spends more than 70 hours a week at Willow Run Community Schools but the new Athletic Director and Dean of students says it's all about sticking to his motto.

"Either you're digging a hole or climbing a ladder," Torrence Greene said seated in a little conference room near his office.

Greene has been on the job for 9 months now and although he says his schedule is hectic he las a rewarding job. He said, as Athletic Director he is ready to bring back the "Flyer pride" with more parent and student involvement.

"It has been a challenge managing my time," Greene said. "But I'm in a position now to encourage my coaches to get kids to the next level and facilitate kids getting college scholarships."

The 1992 Flyer graduate says he enjoys being a rolemodel for the school.

"A lot of the teachers that taught me are still here and I'm a product of them," Greene said. "We're grooming young men and women to be leaders."

The job has come with its challenges as well as rewards. A few weeks ago Greene learned his district would no longer be a part of the mega conference, which serves 30 area schools. He said he doesn't know what he is going to do yet but he is considering joining Lincoln and Ypsilanti in the Southeastern Conference.

But in the face of long days and several challenges Greene continues to stay positive and says he like to live by his motto that has brought him so far and share it with his students as well.

"Either you're digging a hole or climbing a ladder."



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