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Lincoln Baseball Edges Leon

Jordan Pandy, Correspondent

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (franchisesportsonline.net) – The Lincoln Trojans withstood a late surge from the Leon Lions, winning 2-1 in this rivalry game. The Trojans scored their runs early, both coming in the second inning off of a single from senior second baseman Trevor McElroy.

The Trojan (16-4, 4-1) defense kept the Lions (10-13, 1-4) at bay, leaving their runners stranded almost every inning – including a bases-loaded double play to end the game.

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Photo Gallery: Maclay beats Leon 13-3

Photo Credit & Contributor: Griffin Doupnik

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TALLAHASSEE, FLA., (franchisesportsonline.net) – In last night’s district game at Bobby Benson field, Maclay overpowered the Lions from start to finish for a 13-3 victory. The Marauders need to maintain this momentum when they take on the Jesuit Tigers and number 5 ranked IMG Academy this weekend in Tampa. The following week, the Marauders will play three home games, two of which are against teams ranked in the top 20 in the state of Florida.

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Lincoln Advances To Regional Final

Jordan Pandy, Correspondent

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (franchisesportsonline.net) – The Lincoln Trojans and the Leon Lions meet once again for the second time in postseason play. The Trojans came out on top winning 57-52 at home in a high-intensity game.

Both teams spent the first two quarters feeling each other out; the combined score was 41 points at the half; Leon shooting 33% from the field, while Lincoln shot 30%. The second half is where the action really picked up.

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Lincoln Takes 7A-2 District Title In OT

Jordan Pandy, Correspondent

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (franchisesportsonline.net) – Four quarters were not enough to decide the outcome of the 7A District Championship where the Lincoln Trojans went on to beat the Leon Lions 68-62.

Leon (18-8, 1-3), although officially the away team, hosted Lincoln (17-5, 4-0) and fought hard, but in the end could not keep up.

“First of all, let me just give coach Ricky Davis and the Leon Lions a lot of credit,” said Lincoln head coach Dimitric Salters. “They came in and they stood toe to toe with us tonight. They refused to lie down and lose…It’s really tough to beat a team three times, especially in their gym, regardless of who’s the favorite.”

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Leon Advances To 7A-2 District Final

Heather Merritt, Correspondent

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (franchisesportsonline.net) – The Leon Lions narrowly escape their longtime rival, the Chiles Timberwolves, with a 63-58 win in the 7A-2 District Semi-Final game.

The score was close throughout the game, and the Lions held a 52-49 lead with 4:30 left to go in the game with the Timberwolves nipping on their heels. Leon’s junior point guard Trejan Davis charged to the basket for another layup to deflate the Timberwolves and regain momentum for the Lions to carry them to a sweet semi-final playoff victory.

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Godby Escapes Upset-Minded Leon

Nick Pierce, Correspondent

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (franchisesportsonline.net) – A month after an early season blowout victory at home, the Godby Cougars waltzed into Leon High School to play the Lions for the second time this season. If they expected another easy win, they thought wrong.

Leon gave them everything they had this time. The Lions led by six with just under two minutes to play before Godby scored seven straight leading to a 63-60 win over Leon.

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Rickards Rides a Fast Start to Remain Undefeated

Nick Pierce, Correspondent

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (franchisesportsonline.net) – Rickards took advantage of a strong first half to stay unbeaten, holding on to defeat Leon 73 – 59.

Although Rickards was away, the Raider fans came out to support them in masses. Rickards (5-0) fans outnumbered the Lions support, giving the gym a home feel for the Raiders. They fed off this energy and scored 12 straight points to start the game. Deandre Barnhart scored six of them.

Barnhart went on to score all twelve of his points in the first half, leading the Raiders to a 44 – 23 halftime lead.

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