Zebras head into final week of league action

Lincoln High Sports Roundup
By: Aaron Jackson
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All Lincoln High athletic events that were scheduled for Monday and Tuesday  were postponed until later in the week due to Nevada Union school closures for snow in Grass Valley.


Boys soccer, which was originally scheduled for Tuesday night was moved to Wednesday while girls soccer, originally scheduled for Monday night was moved to Thursday. Girls basketball also had its Tuesday game postponed to Friday night.


Big games ahead for Zebra hoops


The girls basketball team is coming off a 77-36 win against Rio Linda last Thursday night. Senior Kalyna Kim was one of four Lady Zebras who scored in double-digits. While the Lincoln offense exploded, it was the defense that also shined, holding the Knights to a combined 12 points in the second and third quarters.


Lincoln takes on the Placer Hillmen Thursday and then comes home Friday to play Nevada Union. The Zebras (5-3) are in third place in the Foothill Valley League.


The boys basketball team took down Rio Linda 71-53 last Friday in a game where offense showed strong, breaking a three-game losing streak for the Zebras.


Juniors Mason Brooke and Jack Lannigan each had strong individual performances that led to the Zebra victory.


Lincoln (5-3) will now travel to Placer Friday night for the final league game of the season.


“We need to defend and rebound,” said head coach Robert Ash. “The little tough guy things we constantly talk about are sometimes lacking for a couple minutes.”


Cook and Burns win FVL tournament


The Lincoln wrestling team had 11 wrestlers qualify for the Sac-Joaquin Section Divisional tournament in Atwater this weekend.


Two of those wrestlers won the FVL tournament for their respective weight class last week. Senior Nic Burns won at 126 pounds and junior Lucas Cook was victorious in the heavyweight class.


Lincoln finished third as a team in league beating out Rio Linda and Nevada Union.


“It was a new league and everyone worked hard all year,” said head coach Greg Harlow. “They have deserved everything that they achieved.”


Zebra soccer dominant in shut out over Knights


The boys soccer team emerged victorious 3-0 against Rio Linda last Thursday when the Zebras controlled both sides of the field.


Senior Orlando Basurto, junior Christian Villanueva and freshman Uriel Zepeda all got on the scoresheet while junior goalkeeper Maclean Learned saved five shots en route to a clean sheet.


The Zebras take on Placer Thursday for their final FVL game of the season. Lincoln (4-1-3) is currently in third place in league play.


Lady Zebras blow out Knights in commanding victory


The girls soccer team dominated Rio Linda 11-0 last Wednesday in a game where the Zebras went up early and never looked back.


Senior Andrea Cuevas scored four goals and added two assists in 62 minutes of action. There were eight different Zebras who scored in the win.


“We played more relaxed and tried not to force plays, which allowed us to connect more passes that lead to more opportunities on goal than in other games,” said Cuevas after the game. “We hope to make playoffs and gradually continue to grow better as a team.”


Lincoln (5-3-0) will take on Nevada Union Thursday to finish the regular season.