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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 gear up for home opener

After a winning road trip through Kentucky and Illinois, the Sliders are gearing up for their home opener tonight at Oestrike Stadium. Photo by Chuck Loy - Midwest Sliders

After a winning road trip through Kentucky and Illinois, the Sliders are gearing up for their home opener tonight at Oestrike Stadium.
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Winning road trip readies team for first game in Ypsi

By Dan DuChene
May. 29, 2009    ·    5:36 a.m.


The Midwest Sliders of Ypsilanti will be coming to their first home game of the season tonight with a successful road trip under their belts.

The Sliders will go up against the Frontier League’s defending champions, the Windy City Thunderbolts. The Thunderbolts, 5-2, are leading the Western Division.

After four games against the Florence Freedom and three against the Rockford RiverHawks since the season started May 20, the Sliders are 5-2 and a half game back from the lead in the Eastern Division.

The Sliders’ home opener is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. at EMU’s Oestrike Stadium. Councilmember Brian Robb, D-Ward 3, will be throwing the game’s first pitch. Ticket information is available on the team’s Website.

Looking at the numbers, the team’s spokesman, Matt Thompson, said the game should lead to an exciting matchup. The Thunderbolts have won the league’s championship two years running.

“I have no idea what to expect,” he said.

On the road in Kentucky last week, the Sliders split their four-game series with the Freedom. They shut-out the RiverHawks in Illinois in a three-game series this week. The Sliders spoiled both teams’ home openers.

In Thursday night’s double-header against the RiverHawks, the Sliders came up 7-1 in the first seven-inning game. Kyle Kearcher pitched the entire game. The Sliders won five runs in the fifth inning, including a grand slam from Chelsea resident Jimmy Baker, after playing four innings back by 1-0.

The Sliders closed the double-header with an 8-1 victory. Taylor resident Doug Brooks pitched all seven innings, striking out three batters and allowing only three hits. Jeremy Jones and Gil Zayas both hit two-run doubles, in the fifth and seventh inning respectively.



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