Sports for the week of May 16th, 2013
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Modoc wins 1st playoff game, has Quincy here today
Modoc’s softball team beat Hamilton City 4-1 Tuesday in Alturas in the first round of the CIF North Section playoffs and will meet Quincy today, 5 pm. in the second round.
Melissa Knoch got the win for the Braves, allowing four hits, she struck out two and walked two. She relieved Morgan Bagwell, who started the game and went 1.5 innings, allowing one run on two hits, fanned three and walked four.
“Morgan started on the mound for us and did a great job, but we were struggling with the umps calling illegal pitches, so we brought in Melissa, who did an outstanding job for us,” said coach Jodie Larranaga. “We’ve been a week and a half off with no games and came out a little nervous, but the girls held their defense together well. We didn’t hit the ball well, but I look for the girls to be back in their comfort zone Thursday.”
The Hamilton game was tied a 1-1 in the second inning and Modoc put up three runs in the fourth, shutting out Hamilton the rest of the way.
Lynnzi Malcolm led the hitting with a 2-3 day, while Courtney Knoch, Pricila Madrigal, Macie Larranaga and M. Knoch each had a hit. Larranaga and M. Knoch had had doubles.
Graeagle Meadows Golf Course tough on Modoc
Modoc’s golf team didn’t play up to their normal levels Monday at the CIF North Section Championships at the tough Graeagle Meadows Golf Course.
“We entered the day hoping to get at least one of our players to qualify for next weeks NorCal Championship, but the course proved more difficult than expected,” said coach Harold Montague. “Alex McQuarrie played well for a course of this length, but the rest of our players performed to the high end of their scoring abilities as opposed to the low end. Not only did our players struggle, but uncharacteristically high scores dominated the leader boards and for the first time in my memory of attending these events, a score out of the 70’s (80) qualified to advance to NorCals.”
Modoc’s team was led by Jonathan Morgan with an 83, while Matt Weber and Alan Weber each shot 87. McQuarrie shot 94, Phil Thompson shot 99 and Clayton Bacon shot 104.
Modoc’s overall team score was 450, well off the winning post of 394 of Pleasant Valley and Shasta’s 396.
“It’s been a very rewarding season and the team worked very hard to improve on a slow start to finish well,” said Montague. “Next year will be a building year, but despite the loss of three starters I hope to be just as competitive. The kids just need to put in the time this summer in improving their game.”
Gouveia is top SCL track athlete
Modoc's Stephanie Gouveia was named Co-Most Valuable Player of the Shasta Cascade League last week winning the 800 in 2:46, the 1,600 in 6:04 and the 3,200 in 13:31.
Junior Claudia Serrano won both the shot and discus. Serrano also won the Dr. Dahle Scholarship to the University of Oregon Track Camp. This award was voted on by all head coaches and goes to an underclassman who can benefit from increased exposure and training.
Emily Lowrey placed second in the 800 and sophomore Casey Burns ran an inspired 3,200 placing second. On the boys side Patrick Bratton will move on in the 800 and 1,600. Bratton set a personal record in the 1,600, running a 4:53. Hector Hernandez set a personal record qualifying for divisions in the 300 hurdles with a time of 45.8. The girls placed second and the boys placed third, respectively.
These athletes now travel to West Valley for divisions, formally known as Small Schools on Friday.
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