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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

Ypsilanti edged by Dexter for homecoming game

The Ypsilanti Phoenix lost its homecoming game to Dexter Friday, after a late-game rally by the Dreadnaughts. Photo by Josh Curmi

The Ypsilanti Phoenix lost its homecoming game to Dexter Friday, after a late-game rally by the Dreadnaughts.
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Varsity football looses lead in late quarters

By Josh Curmi
Oct. 5, 2009    ·    9:01 a.m.

The Ypsilanti Phoenix varsity football team, looking for their first win of the season, built an early 13-0 lead against the Dexter Dreadnaughts, only to see it lost in the final minute of play Friday night 14-13.

After a scoreless first quarter, the Phoenix took control for the next ten minutes of play.

Starting at their own five-yard line, Ypsilanti took a 6-0 lead on Devon Thompson’s 5-yard touchdown.

The 95-yard drive included a 45- yard screen pass from quarterback Terrance Moore to Harrison Porterfield. However, the missed extra point would prove crucial late in the game.

After the Dreadnaughts punted from deep in their own territory, Porterfield once again sparked the Phoenix. Porterfield went untouched on first down for a 35-yard touchdown run, making it 13-0.

After losing their starting quarterback, Alex McMurray, to a severe leg injury, Dexter responded on their next drive.

Alex Dobbs went 31 yards for the Dreadnaughts’ fist score with 2:03 remaining in the first half, cutting the lead to 13-7.

Dexter owned the ball in the second half, only allowing Ypsilanti three possessions in the third and fourth quarters.

Henry Haley, who took over for the injured McMurray, gave the Dreadnaughts the lead with a two-yard quarterback sneak up the middle.

Ypsilanti had a chance with just over a minute remaining to win the game, starting at their own 44-yard line.

On second down, Moore rolled right, and his pass was tipped and intercepted by Dexter senior linebacker Brent Pace, allowing the Dreadnaughts to run out the clock.

Ypsilanti will travel to Lincoln next week, marking the first these inner-city rivals have met on the football field.

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