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Rozell, Atchley selected as league MVPs

Fighting Zebras fill conference rosters
By: Jim Linsdau, Sports Editor
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The Lincoln High spring sports programs made huge strides during their last season in the Pioneer Valley League, providing two league Most Valuable Players and two Coaches of the Year.

Baseball shortstop Brennan Rozell and softball catcher Dallas Atchley were both tabbed as MVPs. Coaches of the Year were Graylon Duncan for baseball, and Donna Tofft for softball.

Baseball

Joining Rozell on first team were Clayton Coats, Zach Eutsey, Evan Odin, Jared Palmyra, Dylan Rhodes, Harry Rounds and Ty Williams.

The Fighting Zebras finished as four-time PVL champions and made it to round two of their CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division II Playoff debut.

Softball

The PVL champion Zebras receiving all-league honors along with Atchley were Deja Ross, Mia Acosta, Hanna Shiering and Sophia Agundes. Sophia Ireland and Jazzy Smith were given honorable mention.

Track and Field

Under new head coach Dan Friese, the Zebras had a brilliant season setting new high school records and setting the stage for even greater things to come.

Making the PVL all-league list for girls were Taylor Lee, Destiny Everett, Alexis Hinojosa and Brooke Anderson. Receiving honorable mention were Maile Duque, Tyler Smith and Bailey Learned.

Awarded all-league for the boys were James Edwards, Aidan Forward, Joseph Brown and Chase Williams. Receiving honorable mention were Preston Summerhays and Antonio Nevarez.

Making it all the way to Masters this season were Lee, Everett, Hinojosa, Learned, Brown and Nevarez.

Tennis

Also moving up the ladder this season was the Zebras final year in mixed (boys and girls) tennis competition. Lincoln will move to girls tennis in the fall and boys in the spring next year.

Caleb Bender was named all league and honorable mention was extended to Ashley Anderson, Nickki Anderson and Tim Tran.

Swimming

Head coach Lori Stanley’s water wonders ended their PVL campaign by winning the league championship this season.

Knifing through the water to all-league were Evan Dingle and Katie Kentera.

Golf

Hitting it straight and dropping putts for all-league honors this season was Kyle Easter.

The senior just missed his goal of making it to Masters this season, shooting an 85 at Merced Golf and Country Club.