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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 handles cross-town rival Lincoln 65-40

Ypsilanti's Brandon Morris (center) led the Phoenix with 20 points, in a 65-40 victory against Lincoln. Photo by Josh Curmi

Ypsilanti's Brandon Morris (center) led the Phoenix with 20 points, in a 65-40 victory against Lincoln.
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Short bench hurts Lincoln

By Josh Curmi
Jan. 7, 2009    ·    11:11 a.m.


Ypsilanti had a two-game skid heading into their matchup against area rival Lincoln. They left with a convincing 25 point victory, 65-40.

Both teams were amped up to begin the game, starting at a frantic pace with turnovers and forced shot attempts.


Aggressiveness put Lincoln (1-1, 0-0 S.E.C. White) in early foul trouble. Starters C.J. Luvene and Keandre Taylor each had two fouls by the end of the first quarter.

Senior forward Ryan Walton scored 7 first-half points helping the Railplitters stay close early on in the game. Walton and junior guard Latwan Wesley had a team high 9 points.
Ypsilanti (2-4, 0-1 Mega Red) leaned on their two big men to build a lead in the second quarter. Junior Ty’Shaun Allen scored 8 first half points to finish with 13, and senior Brandon Morris had 10 first half points and ended up with a game high 20.

Allen and Morris powered the Phoenix into halftime with a 23-15 lead.

The second half belonged to the visiting Phoenix. The team outscored the Splitters 20-12 in the third quarter and took a 16-point lead into the fourth quarter, 43-27.

A short bench of only four players hurt Lincoln, who could not mount a sustained comeback. The substantial lead was quickly pushed to more than 20 points in the fourth quarter with a Morris layup, scored while being fouled. Ypsilanti’s Connor Heine also had an impressive steal off an in-bounds pass.

Lincoln never gave up, pressing the rest of the game. Between good guard play and making late free throws, they couldn’t cut into the Phoenix’s lead.



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