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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

Sliders comeback falls short to Gateway Grizzlies

Robbie Knapp had three hits for the Sliders in Sundays loss to the Grizzlies, Knapp also hit a walk-off grand slam in Saturday nights victory. Photo by Josh Curmi

Robbie Knapp had three hits for the Sliders in Sundays loss to the Grizzlies, Knapp also hit a walk-off grand slam in Saturday nights victory.
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All-Star game starts Wednesday in Ill.

By Josh Curmi
Jul. 13, 2009    ·    8:05 a.m.

Despite having the bases loaded and the tying run on second base in the bottom of the ninth inning, the Sliders of Ypsilanti lost 11-9 in a slugfest against the Gateway Grizzlies Sunday evening.

The Sliders (22-24) took an early two run lead, Robbie Knapp brought in Roberto Mena on a single to center and Clay McCord scored on a Gilberto Zayas fielders’ choice.

In the top of the second, the Grizzlies (19-28) belted out five hits and scored six runs. Cody Merrell drove in two with a double followed by two-run home runs by Jareck West and Stephen Holdren.

Knapp would once again come through for the Sliders in the fourth inning. Driving in Roberto Mena with a double and scoring in a double by Jimmy Baker bringing the lead to 6-4.

The Grizzlies would answer quickly once again in the fifth, scoring five runs to take an 11-4 lead.

Holdren hit his second home run back to back with Charlie Lisk. Chad Rothford hit a RBI double and scored, West brought in his third RBI of the night with a single to center.

After scoring three runs in the ninth inning the Sliders were threatening to tie the game. Mena hit a double scoring Zack Pace and later scored, Baker walked which scored McCord. With the bases loaded, Joash Brodin popped out to third to end the game.

Kyle Kearcher (1-6) allowed six runs on six hits in 1 2-3 innings for the Sliders.

Paige Dumont Dumont (2-1) won for the Grizzlies throwing five innings giving up five runs on ten hits. Eric Ridener came in and recorded the last two outs with the bases loaded for his first save of the season.

The Frontier League All-Star game is Wednesday in Rockford, Ill. Representing the Sliders will be Baker, Mena, and James Albury. The Sliders will be in Missouri Friday July 17th to start a three game series against the River City Rascals.

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