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The 2020 Senior Class

By Justin Einerson, Head Coach In many ways, I’ve grown up as a coach alongside this group as they’ve grown as students and players. We started together at RAILS Academy in the fall of 2016. It was my first year as GEAR UP Coach…

Valley Rolls at the Roundhouse, Lincoln Prepares for Metro Title Clash with North

Box Score Highlights The Des Moines Lincoln Basketball team is in its toughest stretch of the season when it comes to opponents. After sprinting to a 9-3 start, the Rails stumbled at Ottumwa and Johnston and on Tuesday night, the red-hot Valley Tigers gave…

Lincoln Splits Weekend with Win Over Roosevelt and Loss to North

Lincoln 49, Roosevelt 48 North 82, Lincoln 68 The Des Moines Lincoln Boys Basketball team was tasked with a critical back-to-back this weekend as the Railsplitters chase their first CIML Metro title since 2008. On Friday night, Lincoln hosted Roosevelt, who was fresh off…

Rails Drop Friday Night Game at Ottumwa, Win Saturday at Wells Fargo

With both the Des Moines Lincoln Railsplitters and Ottumwa Bulldogs riding winning streaks, something had to give Friday in Ottumwa. After a 3-for-30 first half for Lincoln, Ottumwa was able to cruise to their fifth straight win, 65-45. The Bulldogs went on to beat…

Fourth Quarter Surge Lifts Lincoln Over Urbandale, 55-53

Box Score Game Highlights The Des Moines Lincoln Basketball team was out-rebounded, out-shot and out-schemed in the first three quarters Tuesday night but a fourth quarter explosion of offense, suffocating defense and a few clutch shots gave the Railsplitters their fifth straight win in…

Lincoln Wins Fourth Straight, Bests Hoover 63-47

Box Score Game Highlights It was a marathon week for the Lincoln Boys Basketball team that included three games in four days with two of them being late nights on the road. After a nail-biting win at Marshalltown and emotional victory at Roosevelt, the…

Rails Top Roughriders, Lincoln Moves to 5-0 in the Metro

Box Score QuadVisual The Des Moines Lincoln Basketball team has won its third straight game after a 65-50 win at Des Moines Roosevelt High School Thursday night. The win put the Railsplitters back into a tie with Des Moines North at 5-0 in the…

Rails Edge Bobcats in Tuesday Night Thriller, 50-48

Box Score The Des Moines Lincoln Boys Basketball team was expecting a strong challenge Tuesday night, taking on a well-coached Marshalltown team on the road. But a 29-point effort by Bobcat sophomore Armonniey Thomas was almost enough to upend the Railsplitters in a game…

Lincoln Tops East, 97-60

Box Score The Des Moines Lincoln Boys Basketball team had an unplanned week off from competition as an impending snow storm canceled the Metro clash with Roosevelt that was scheduled on the west side Friday, January 10. The Rails were itching to get back…

Lincoln Falls to #1 Waukee, 61-46

Game Highlights Box Score The Des Moines Lincoln Basketball team started red-hot on Tuesday night at the Roundhouse, taking a 12-6 lead in the opening minutes. However, the Waukee Warriors, widely regarded as the top 4A team in the state, used the next six…