Sports for the week of February 26, 2015

ALAN WEBER took this shot against Fall River in the last game. Wendy Ewing photo

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Braves dominate small schools wrestling finals

Modoc’s wrestling team won the CIF North Section Division Four title going away and also outscored the Division Three teams to dominate the small schools finals.
They head to the Masters Tournament Feb. 27-28, at the Redding Memorial Coliseum. The top two placers in the tourney qualify for the state championships in Bakersfield, March 6-7.
Modoc wrestlers seeded in the Masters are: Steven Aceves, third at 134 pounds; Tristan Osborne, fifth at 222 pounds; Alex Valencia and Cody Tiffany, sixth at 147 pounds and 122 pounds respectively; Brandon Hays, seventh at 109 pounds; Jarrett Royce, seventh at 154 pounds; and Lane Galvin, eighth at 115 pounds.
The only seniors on the team are Tiffany and Aceves. Galvin and Hays are freshman. Modoc coach Shaun Wood thinks Aceves and Osborne have good shots at making it to the state finals, with Tiffany, Valencia and Royce in the mix.
Modoc took 12 wrestlers to the small schools championship last Friday and eight of them were in the 14 championship matches and 10 wrestlers qualified for the Masters.
“I was very pleased with our day,” said Wood. “We not only won Division Four, but also came out on top of Division Three. I look forward to the Masters. We should do well.”


Girls finish with win in SCL

Modoc’s varsity girl’s team beat the Fall River Bulldogs 44-39 to close out the season. They did not make the CIF North Section playoffs.
The Braves were 9-12 overall and 5-7 in the Shasta Cascade League. Final SCL standing are as follows: Weed 11-1, Etna 9-3, Mt. Shasta 7-5, Fall River 7-5, Modoc 5-7, Trinity 3-9 and Burney 0-12.
The Braves led Fall River 9-6 in the first quarter and 23-18 by halftime. Each team scored 21 in the second half.
Beth Derner led, scoring half of Modoc’ points, with 22. Kelly Schmidt added eight.
The Modoc junior varsity beat Fall River 36-24 to end their season on a high note. Modoc led 20-15 at halftime, and won the second half 16-9. Kaylee Ward-Britton led with 12 points, while Kayla Lake, Boston McAdams and Shelby Doss each had six.


Braves drop final game to Bulldogs

Modoc’s struggling varsity boy’s basketball team dropped the final game of the season Friday at home to Fall River 79-54. The Braves finished with a 6-16 overall record and 2-10 in the Shasta Cascade League.
Modoc did not make the CIF North Section playoffs. Final SCL standing are as follows: Mt. Shasta 11-1, Trinity 10-2, Fall River 9-3, Weed 5-7, Etna 5-7, Modoc 2-10, Burney 0-12.
The Braves were competitive in the first half. The score was 16-16 after the first quarter and Fall River led 31-28 at halftime. Fall River dominated the second half, scoring 48 points to Modoc’s 26.
"I was very proud of the boys," said Coach Keith Weber. "We shared the ball on offense and made Fall River work for their shots. Basketball fans can appreciate how hard the team worked. The boys never gave up."
Alan Weber led Modoc with 19 points. Tanner Cook scored 12 points, Tyler Doss chipped in 11 points, and Tyler Ewing added 10 points.


Pop Warner coming to Modoc?

An effort is under way to bring Pop Warner football to Modoc County for the Fall 2015 season to start Labor Day weekend. Pop Warner and other youth football programs have gained much popularity throughout the United States. Many communities surrounding Modoc County have initiated and have been playing youth football for the past few years.
The volunteers who are organizing the program would like to have all interested parents, possible coaches or assistant coaches, possible board members and potential players attend an organizational and information meeting to be held on Monday, March 2, 2015 at 7 p.m., at the Latchkey Building at 809 W. 8th Street, east of Alturas Elementary School. For more information call Ernie Givan at 530-640-3234 or go to Modoc Football league on Facebook.

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