ACROSS THE SPORTS DESK
The Lincoln High fall sports programs approach competing in the new Foothill Valley League.
Lincoln High Principal Michael Maul announced that The Fighting Zebras will have a new head coach this season in Mike Ratliff. Ratliff is a 20-year veteran coaching high school baseball.
Parents and players can meet Coach Ratliff at 7 p.m. Sept. 18 in the school theater.
Former Lincoln High runner Alex Ceja turned in a time of 26:04.2 for the No. 3 spot on the William Jessup University women’s cross-country team. The race was the Kim Duyast Invitational held Saturday at California Statue University, Stanislaus and the Warriors' first of the season.
Tuesday Epperson fired a 37 over nine holes at Turkey Creek Golf Club to lead Lincoln over Ponderosa 241-280 in their first FVL match of the season. Rio Linda will visit Thursday.
The Lincoln junior varsity fell to 1-2 on the season, losing to Whitney 27-12 Friday.
The Fighting Frosh stayed unbeaten, taking out the Wildcats 28-12 Thursday.
On the home courts, the Lincoln High girls team rolled past visiting Cordova 8-1 Wednesday.
Winning at singles were Bethany Nguyen 6-4, 6-2, Dakotah Behrendt 6-2, 3-6, 10-7, Citlaly Lazaro 6-1, 6-0, Gabrielle Camba 6-0, 6-0 and Denise Solis 7-5, 7-5.
Sweeping doubles were Sophia Nutter and Cady Meyer 6-0, 6-1, Allison Adair and Mary Bordisso, 6-0, 6-0 and the third match was won by default.
Monday was a match at Mesa Verde. Although the Mavericks won the match, Lincoln freshman Grace Huerta won playing No. 4 singles 6-1, 6-1.