More honors for Lincoln

Gregg DodderidgeMay 17, 2012 

More awards for Kyle Lincoln, the most successful wrestler in Yosemite High School history. Lincoln was named second team Fresno Bee All Valley All Stars in wrestling. Lincoln, a senior, wrestled at 195 pounds with a 35-3 overall record, going 2-2 in the state meet. He won the North Sequoia League and the Sierra/Sequoia Division tournaments.

Lincoln was second to Clovis senior Dakota Gordon who went 40-3 losing in the championship match at the state meet. Clovis wrestlers dominated the first team picks with eight of the 14 selections. Clovis was the most dominant team in at the state championships accumulating the highest point total in state history (256.5).

Lincoln will play in the June 22 City/County Al-Star football game at Buchanan High's Memorial Stadium and in the June 29 North-South Rotary All-Star game at Golden Valley High in Merced.

Badger Softball

The Yosemite girls softball team (6-18, 2-8) ended their season last Friday.

As a team, the Badgers ended the year hitting .302 with an on-base percentage of .393. Those are solid numbers. Senior Kandice Slocum ended a brilliant season leading Yosemite with a .455 average. Slocum ranked second in the North Sequoia League and 40th in the Central Section. Slocum lead YHS in hits (35), runs (18), HRs (2) and RBIs (4).

Juniors Emily Moe (.364, No. 10 NSL), Alyssa Esposito (.345, No. 15) and Kathryn Tovar (.333, No. 16 NSL) also had outstanding seasons.

NSL finale standings:

1. Liberty (20-6-1, 8-2); 2. Washington Union (19-13-1, 8-2); 3. Chowchilla (18-12, 6-4); 4. Kerman (19-13, 6-4); 5. Yosemite (6-18, 2-8); 6.Sierra (5-17, 0-10). Four Division III teams made the Central Section playoffs: Kerman No. 7 seed; D-IV: Union No 2 seed; Chowchilla No. 3 seed; Liberty No 2 seed, D-V.

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