Sports for the week of December 5, 2013
Nathaniel Schulz is working hard at making his cardboard disk spin. His father's high school class is working on a community service project and was making the toys and giving them away at the Christmas Faire in Cedarville last Saturday. Photo by jean Bilodeaux
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Coming up in Modoc High School sports:
Dec. 6-7 at Chester Tournament
Dec. 13-14 Modoc Northeast Classic
Girls at Fall River Dec. 5, JV 12:30 p.m., varsity 1:30 p.m.
Boys at Block F, Fall River, Dec. 5-7.
Both team at Portola tourney Dec. 12-14.
Modoc fields strong wrestling squad
Modoc’s wrestling team opens the 2013-14 season at the big Chester Invitational, and for the first time in several years they’ve actually had a couple of weeks of practice before the opening event.
When the football team didn’t make the North Section playoffs this season, the wrestlers got to trade pads for mats and the difference is obvious to coach Shaun Wood.
“We’re going to be tough as nails and be in a position to challenge for the section title this year,” Wood said. “This year, I think we’ll take more than one wrestlers to state. The record is four, and these guys want to break that mark. Honestly, I think we have five who have legitimate shots.”
Wood figures the team will place in the top five at Chester, facing much bigger schools like Chico, and he sees multiple Modoc individual champions.
“We’ve never had this much practice before, it was kind of odd,” Wood said. “And I’m very pleased with where the team is right now. They’re working hard and improving.”
Modoc girls in Fall River today
Modoc girl’s basketball gets underway today when the Braves meet Fall River there Dec. 5, with the junior varsity at 12:30 p.m. and varsity at 1:30 p.m.
The Braves are coming off least season’s 6-6 league and overall 13-11 record. They lost in Section 2nd Round to Durham. Modoc head coach is Bill Hall with assistants Amy Ward and Jodi Veverka.
Returning for the season are Kelsey Clay, a Shasta Cascade League all league selection, Jordan Marquardt, Leah Berryessa, Whitney Vierria, and Claudia Serrano.
Newcomers to the varsity this year are: Pricila Madrigal, Kelsey Sphar, Kirsten Jones, Stephanie Gouveia, Kelly Schmidt and Beth Derner.
Hall said the team is probably in the middle of the road.
“We’re not a big team but could be seen as dark horse and will be in the middle of the SCL race,” Hall said. “We should collect enough wins to make CIF playoffs.”
Braves named to All-league team
Several Modoc Braves were named to the Shasta Cascade All League team for 2013.
In football, Tyler Ewing, Alan Weber and Justin Valena received the honor with David Buckley getting an honorable mention.
Volleyball’s Lily Hallmark was named All-league while soccer’s Benjamin Jones was honorable mention.
Cross Country’s All-League runners were: Madelyn Binning, Stephanie Gouveia, Mike Bratton and Ruben Orozco.
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