A look at sports in 2017

By: Jim Linsdau, Sports Editor
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In 2017, the Lincoln community took some big strides and three readily come to mind – CIF Sac Joaquin Section championships for both boys’ soccer and baseball, and the advent of the Lincoln Potters.

Lincoln High School boys’ soccer team slogged to a 20-1-2 record in the sport’s first winter season, culminated by a 3-1 victory over Central Valley in the Division III championship. The head coach is George Bonilla. It should also be noted that as 2017 comes to a close, the Fighting Zebras’ record is 8-0-1 – remarkable.

Lincoln High also claimed a Division IV section baseball championship – its third in a row. Do not be surprised if head coach Graylon Duncan’s Zebras makes it four straight this spring.

Credit also former head coach Jon O’Connor, who led Lincoln to the title in 2015.

In ’17, Lincoln also embraced the revival of the Potters, a summer baseball team calling the newly-renovated McBean Park Stadium home. The club competed in the collegiate wood-bat Great West League and made the playoffs its first year.

Local Isaiah Garcia was the Great West League’s batting leader with a .447 average and was a member of Lincoln High’s 2015 baseball section championship team.