Sports for the week of April 23, 2015

Modoc’s golf team is: back left to right, Jordan Rouse, Phil Thompson, Dillon Gould, Jeremiah Brownlow, Coach Harold Montague; front l-r,
Sarah Kyllo, Erik Schmidt, Caitlin O’Malley, Mavrick Farnam, Ole Kyllo. Not pictured, Brady Deaton.

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Baseball heads to Trinity April 24.
Softball will be at Trinity April 24.
Golf travels to Mt. Shasta April 23 and Weed April 28.
Track is at the Lithia Invitational at OIT in Klamath Falls April 25.


Modoc golf team doing well

Modoc’s golf team played its best match of the year April 16 at Arrowhead  in Alturas, shooting both its low nine-hole score for the year on the front nine, and their best 18-hole score for the year. 
Phil Thompson and Jordan Rouse both shot career lows enabling us to finish in second place in both nine-hole matches. 
“I am very pleased with the improvement I have seen from our very inexperienced golfers this year,” said coach Harold Montague. “We were only 15 strokes from meeting the playoff qualifying 18-hole score as a team.  With one league match to go, we will have to play extremely well in Mt. Shasta to qualify as a team for playoffs.”
The Braves head to Mt. Shasta Resort today and then go to Weed April 28.
In the April 16 match, Modoc trailed Trinity’s 230 with a 240 in the front nine, and Trinity’s 219 with a 260 on the back nine. Modoc topped Fall River with an overall score of 500 to Fall River’s 589.


Modoc softball splits with Bonanza

The Modoc softball team split a double header with Bonanza April 21, winning the first game 10-3 and losing the second 11-4.
Melissa Knoch got the win in the first game. Modoc scored one in the first, two in the third, four in the fourth, one in the sixth and two in the seventh. Bonanza scored one in the fifth and two in the sixth.
“Melissa pitched a great game,” said coach Russell Turner. “The defense played well and as a team everyone hit the ball well.”
Mattea Wilson had a full house at the plate, going 4-4 with a single, a double, a triple and a home run. She knocked in five runs. Pricila Madrigal was 3-5 with a double three runs batted in and three stolen bases. Knoch was 4-5.
Knoch got the loss in the nightcap. The Braves were behind 3-2 in the first and 4-2 in the second. They added two runs in the third, but Bonanza added three and added one in the fourth and three in the sixth.
Lynnzi Malcolm was 3-4 with a double, while Madrigal was 2-4 and Dawn Waterman was 1-3.
Modoc heads to Trinity for the next game April 24.

Modoc whips Bonanza in doublebill

The Modoc Braves baseball swept Bonanza in a double-header April 21, 10-0 and 11-1. The Braves head to Trinity April 24.
Alex Valencia got the win in the opener, pitching a four-inning shutout, allowing four hits, fanned six and walked one. Jarret Royce relieved for one inning, allowing no runs, no hits, struck out one and didn’t walk a batter.
Modoc got up early with three in the first, four in the second and three in the third.
Jess Picotte and Alan Weber were 2-3 at the plate and Valencia was 2-4. Weber Picotte and Tyler Doss each doubled. Picotte and Royce each drove in three runs.
Weber got the win in the second game, pitching five innings, allowing one run on two hits, fanned eight and walked three,
The Braves were up 3-0 in the first, 3-1 in the second, 4-1 in the third, 7-1 in the fourth and 11-1 in the fifth.
Tyler Ewing went 4-4 at the plate and Trevor Schluter was 3-3, with a triple. Weber and Royce were 2-4.

Track team to Klamath Falls

Modoc athletes once again came up big at a big event. The John Frank Invitational Track Meet held in the City of Shasta Lake brought division 1-5 schools, 37 in all for a hot Saturday of competition.
While Modoc did not fair well team wise, Coach Bill Hall used the event to target times and certain events for each athlete.
Michael Bratton, who normally runs the 800 meters, 1600 meters and 3200 meters, ran only the 1500 and 800. Bratton ran a personal best in the 800 at 2:15. Allen Clark set a personal best in the shot put at 40-5. Cindy Cohen, grabbed personal records in both the 110 and 300 meter hurdles. Senior Kelsey Sphar had a PR in the discus. Long and triple jump specialist Jonas Collier also did well making the finals in the triple jump. Modoc travels to Klamath Falls this Saturday for the Lithia Track Meet. 
In other Modoc High track news, last season discus standout, four-time Shasta-Cascade League champion, Claudia Serrano was named Sonoma State Most Valuable Thrower in her first year at the collegiate level.

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