Sports for the week of May 19, 2016

CHRIS LAUPPE JR., helps this Alturas Elementary School student cast for trout at Stough Reservoir. Jean Bilodeaux photo


Braves drop playoff opener to Etna

Modoc’s favored baseball team had a bad outing Friday against the Etna Lions, losing the opening CIF North Section Division Five playoff game 5-3 at home.
The Braves managed just two hits in the game, while the defense committed nine errors. None of Etna’s five runs was earned.
“We picked a really bad time to play our worst game of the year,” said coach Tim MacDonnell. “We committed nine errors that led to five unearned runs. You can’t win in the post season making pre-season mistakes. Etna played a good game and their kid was tough on the mound.”
In other playoff action Friday, number two seed Esparto whipped number seven Portola 7-4; number three seed Biggs smashed number six Los Molinos 21-6; and number five seed Hamilton City beat number four Fall River 15-5.


Modoc Girls take SCL Track Title

The Modoc Braves Track and Field team had a stellar performance at the Shasta Cascade League Championships on Wednesday, May 11. The girl’s team took the team championship, while the boy’s finished in second.
The Braves will head to the Division 4 Championships on May 20 at West Valley HS in Cottonwood.

Cedar Pass Children’s Forest continues today, Friday

Local land managers and educators are offering the Cedar Pass Children’s Forest today and Friday at Stough Reservoir and the Cedar Pass Ski Hill on May 19 and 20, thanks to a grant from Alturas Rotary and the hard work of all involved.
This opportunity provides a wide variety of natural resources and recreation information, as well as classroom activities in environmental education for Alturas and Surprise Valley third through fifth grade students.
There will be limited camping at Stough Reservoir Campground during this time due to the Children’s Forest activities. Please help to make sure the children have a great experience and pardon any inconvenience this may cause.

Pleasant Valley wins Masters tourney

On May 17, the NSCIF Masters Golf Championship was held at Whitehawk Ranch Golf Course in Clio, California. Five teams and 12 individuals competed for the opportunity to advance to the NorCal Championships next Monday with the top two teams and the top four individuals not form the top two teams advancing. 
Pleasant Valley High School won the team and section title with a team score of 381. Noah Norton, also from Pleasant Valley was the low individual with a 68 on the par 71 course. Shasta High School (389) edged out Chico High School (390) by one stroke to gain the second berth to NorCal’s. 
Modoc’s Jeremiah Brownlow finished his season with a score of 113.  The top four individuals shot scores of 76 or less to advance.

Pop Warner sign-ups soon

The Modoc Football League Pop Warner will have a player sign-up and meeting on Sunday May 22 at the Latchkey building at 809 W. 8th St. in Alturas.
The sign-ups will be from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and the meeting will start at 7 p.m. The cost for registering a player in $150 for single player. There are family rates and possible scholarships available.
For more information, call Ernie Givan 530-640-3234 or Eric Nelson 530-630-1992.

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