May 4, 1987 |
Last season, losses to Central and Washington were the only setbacks in Lincoln's season. Central dealt Lincoln its sole loss in regular-season action, and Washington defeated the Railsplitters in the league title match. Lincoln has yet to face Washington this year, but Central managed a 3-3 deadlock against Lincoln on Wednesday at Juniata Golf Club. Lincoln (2-0-2) closed out the week with a 6-0 triumph over Germantown on Friday. "The problem with the standings this year is that there have been a lot of ties," said Lincoln coach Alan Cushner.
January 31, 1989 |
Lincoln earned a spot in the Public League boys' swimming semifinals with a victory Thursday against George Washington and Dobbins Tech. Lincoln, Washington and Central High School all have only one loss in regular season meets and seem certain to own locks on three of the four semifinal berths. "We really wanted to beat Washington," said Lincoln coach Jeb Lynch, whose team lost to Central early in the season. "Last year it was really close at 36-33. We thought we could finally do it this year, but you never know.
January 9, 1990 |
In each of the last two years, Lincoln has defeated Olney to win the Public League wrestling championship. This year, though, Frankford coach Bob Peffle hopes to change things. Frankford (2-2 overall, 1-0 Public League) beat Northeast, 45-30, on Friday, and the Pioneers will go against Olney tomorrow in what Peffle hopes will be another step toward the playoffs. "The last couple of years we've been close to making the playoffs but not quite," said Peffle, who's in his fifth season at Frankford.
October 13, 1987 |
Frankford coach Mitch Kline said his team was outstanding in its 1-0 victory over Lincoln last Tuesday, but he also tried to downplay the fact that his Pioneers (4-0 league record) are the only unbeaten field hockey team in the Public League. "We were one goal luckier than they were," said Kline. "Lincoln's defense played outstanding. We had some opportunities, but we didn't cash in. It's still early in the year. " Sharon Nelson took advantage of one opportunity, though, when she took a feed from Alice Plerhoples inside the circle midway though the second half and scored the game's lone goal.
June 9, 2010 |
Never bet against a candidate named Lincoln. Tuesday night's so-called "Mini-Super Tuesday" of major primaries in 12 states showed that the only thing that will be predictable about the 2010 elections will be their unpredictability. Written off for dead by most political pundits, centrist Arkansas Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln surprised the experts by narrowly defeating challenger Bill Halter, whose candidacy was seen as a test of how well a liberal, union-backed insurgent could do in the Deep South.
February 28, 1989 |
Lincoln coach Jeb Lynch had dreams of a 36-34 win over Central in the Public League team swimming championships. He even had nightmares of a 36-34 loss. He never imagined a 35-35 tie. "I must have gone over my lineup three or four times," Lynch said. "There was no other possible way to set it up. We just needed another third somewhere. I figured on winning 36-34 or losing 36-34, but I'll take 35-35. " Lincoln and Central finished as co-champions after the deadlock meet Feb. 23 at William Penn pool.
February 13, 1990 |
A three-way tie for third place in the Public League has forced a swim-off among Lincoln, Washington and Roxborough. A tri-meet will be held tomorrow at Lincoln to decide the final standings. During the regular season, Lincoln lost to Roxborough and defeated Washington. The Eagles defeated the Indians. The top four teams in the league will compete in the semifinals, which are scheduled to start Thursday. Central, winner of the league, will face the No. 4 team. Girls High, the No. 2 team, will meet the No. 3 team.
January 24, 1989 |
The battle for first place among area Public League boys' swimming teams comes to a head Thursday at Dobbins Tech, when Washington and Lincoln meet for the first time this year. The Eagles are undefeated with a 4-0 record; the Railsplitters are 4-1. "It really is a battle for first place," said Lincoln coach Jeb Lynch. "If we beat Washington, then it's a three-way tie for first place in the Public League among Lincoln, Washington and Central. I don't think Lincoln has ever beaten Washington - at least I can't remember when - so it should be very interesting.
April 10, 1990 |
Coaches have been known to hide facts about some of their players. They might not concede that a certain player is injured, or that a young star might be on the rise. They reason that this way, they can unleash their secret weapons on unsuspecting opponents. So far this season, Lincoln coach Jim Hayburn has guarded his team with all the vigor usually reserved for government defense strategies. But there's a reason behind all his secrecy - even Hayburn doesn't know all that much about his team.