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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

Lincoln Pitcher throws no-hitter

Lincoln senior Eddie Rakotz pitched a no-hitter in his first start of the season against the New Boston Huron Monday. Photo by Joshua Curmi

Lincoln senior Eddie Rakotz pitched a no-hitter in his first start of the season against the New Boston Huron Monday.
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First start in season for senior athlete

By Joshua Curmi
Apr. 2, 2009    ·    2:37 a.m.


Eddie Rakotz has made his senior year at Lincoln High School a memorable one.

A few weeks ago he was wrestling in the State Finals at the Palace of Auburn Hills at 152 pounds.

Rakotz topped it off Monday by tossing a dominating 10-strikeout, four-walk no-hitter in his first start of the season against New Boston Huron. He said he knew in warm-ups that he felt good.

“My curveball was working. I knew if I threw strikes I could throw a good game,” Rakotz said.

Only walking two batters the first six innings, the Huron hitters never could dial in on Rakotz’s varying pitching speeds. Marty Lozano, Lincoln’s head coach could tell their hitters were guessing at the plate.

“He kept the hitters off balance all game with his curveball," Lozano said. "They couldn’t catch up to his fastball.”

Lincoln gave Rakotz a two-run lead in the third inning, that’s all the support he would need.

“I didn’t think about it until about the fifth inning,” Rakotz said. “My arm felt good the whole game.”

He said the seventh inning is when the nerves set in. Rakotz walked the first two batters of the inning, matching the number of the first six.

“I was a little nervous, walking the first two batters and then I calmed down,” Rakotz said. “A line drive out and blooper to right, when I got two strikes on the last guy I just tried throwing as hard as I could. He popped out to left.”

Lozano said he had confidence the whole time.

“The first two batters were just jitters," He said. "He came back and threw strong the rest of the way.”

Lincoln added a late run to win 3-0, improving their record to 3-0 this season.



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