Sports for the week of July 23, 2015

Boys take third. . .

THE MODOC major boys all star team. Pictured, back row l to r; Manager Ernest Givan, Christian Givan, Nathan Jones, Omar Madrigal, Hunter Williams, Case Picotte, Tim O’Malley, Luke Bagwell, coach Greg Valencia, and coach Roy Cuzick; front row, l to r, Wesley Gray, Own Jaeger, Donovan Savage, Dillon Valencia, Tre Larranaga, Jake Cuzick, and Peter French.


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Major boys take third

The Modoc Major boys All Star team placed third in the Quincy All Star tournament. They started off beating the Feather River team 8-5. Dillon Valencia got the win pitching and Hunter Williams got the save. Leading hitters were Williams who went 2-2, and Peter French, Omar Madrigal, Case Picotte and Valencia each had doubles.
Modoc lost the second game 3-0 to Susanville. Williams came in relief and did not give up a run, allowed only two hits and two base on balls but the Modoc bats were shut down as Susanville’s Gabe Delgado threw a perfect game retiring 18 straight batters and 13 strikeouts. 
The third game re-matched Modoc with Feather River. Modoc lost 18-8 in six innings. The Modoc defense struggled. It missed key opportunities by making errors in several two-out situations, which extended innings and gave Feather River more scoring opportunities.
Tre Larranaga got the loss pitching. He led the hitting going 2-4 with a single and home run and Christian Givan went 2-2 with a double.  Own Jaeger had a triple and French and Valencia each had a double.

Meeting for youth football coaches

A meeting for Modoc Football League Pop Warner and flag football coaches and assistant coaches or anyone interested in coaching or helping with officiating or game days is set July 23.
Also, anyone who has last minute questions can stop by and get help. The meeting is at 7 p.m. at the Latchkey Third room, which is located at 809 West 8th by Alturas Elementary School in the buildings furthest to the east.

Modoc steals show at State 4-H Shooting Match

Modoc County earned almost 80 medals from the 2015 California 4-H State Shooting Sports match. Competing in shotgun, rifle and pistol -- the Modoc County Shooting Sports members received the most medals of any county in California.
“Our program is definitely showing progress. We ask a lot of our kids and their families. They spend countless hours at the range practicing and it’s showing in our scores,” said Ken Smith, shotgun leader. “We are growing every year and each year these members spend, they are getting that much better. We are hoping to get the kids to some more competitions this year to get over the nerves. The kids really enjoy the sport which makes my job easier.”
“Shooting Sports is the largest project in our county. We have over 80 kids in the project and it grows every year. We have dedicated leaders who truly care about the kids and give so much to this program. Without them it would never work. Our volunteers are the backbone of 4-H and Modoc County supports our kids full heartedly,” said Heather Hadwick, Modoc County 4-H Coordinator.

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