Bulldog Roundup for April 22, 2015

Eagles overwhelm Bulldog teams
By Lou Martin

Bulldog Baseball team crushed by Boulder City 20-3

The Sunrise Conference leader, Boulder City, showed why they are undefeated in league play by scoring 20 runs on 17 hits in a 20-3 romp over the Bulldogs Tuesday afternoon in the Dawg Pound. The Eagles put 8 runs on the board in the first inning and never looked back as they added 8 more runs in the fourth inning to win easily. The Bulldogs managed five hits for the game, Dillon Fuqua, Cade Anderson and Jairo Vallejos had singles and RBI’s for the Dawgs. The Dawgs record fell to 1-20 with 17 straight losses. The Bulldogs travel to Desert Pines today and Sunrise Mountain on Monday for games before finishing the season at home against Del Sol on Wednesday, April 29.

Eagles fly over Lady Bulldogs 18-3

The Virgin Valley High School Lady Dawgs had a tough afternoon Tuesday losing to the first place Boulder City High School Eagles 18-3. Errors again led to the onslaught of Eagle runs as the Dawgs committed 8 for the game. The Eagles scored 8 runs in the second inning and led 18-0 going into the bottom of the fifth and last inning before the Dawgs put three runs on the board to end the game. Bulldog shortstop Taylor Bryant led the Dawgs with two hits. The Dawgs season record fell to 5-21.They will travel to Desert Pines today, play at Sunrise Mountain on Monday and finish their season at home against Del Sol on April 29 and Parowan on May 1.

Bulldog track teams place second at Cheyenne quad meet

The Virgin Valley High School track teams placed second at the Cheyenne High School quad meet Tuesday afternoon in Las Vegas. Moapa won the boys meet with a score of 79 points to the Dawgs 70 points. Chaparral took third place with 64 points followed by Cheyenne with 52 points. Kai Mitchell had firsts in the 300 meter hurdles, high jump and third in the long jump.

On the distaff side the Lady Dawgs, Cheyenne led with 115 points followed by the Dawgs with 63 points with Chaparral and Moapa Valley trailing with 50 and 33 points respectively. Taylor Bryant led the Dawgs once again with firsts in the pole vault, 100 meter hurdles and a third place in the 300 meter hurdles. “This was probably one of our better meets. We had several personal bests which was nice to see,” said Bulldog coach Gary Hartman.

The next track meet for Boys’ Varsity will be on Friday, May 1 at Boulder City. Both teams will have their final competition in Boulder City on May 8 for Regionals.

Golf team finishes third at Las Vegas National
By Stephanie Frehner

The Virgin Valley High School Boy’s Golf team competed in Las Vegas Tuesday and finished a strong third place behind Moapa Valley and Boulder City.

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Chris Cannon at Tuesday’s golf meet at Las Vegas National. Submitted photo.

“Overall I am satisfied with a final score 465,” said Coach Josh Tyrell. “I say satisfied because we met what we needed to get a qualifying score but we still have quite a bit of work ahead of us and the season is quickly coming to an end. It’s exciting for the boys to get a good score. They will definitely remember this and use this for motivation at our next match.”

They traveled to Las Vegas National with six players: Hogan Fowles, Keani Munford, Chris Cannon, Jacoby Flores, Brayden Johnson and Nathan Hulet.

“The course was a little difficult in the sense that the fairways were a little thin and it was a little breezy. The greens were in great shape and rolled pretty close to what we are normally used to practicing on but they were firm and hard to hold shots,” said Tyrell.

Five of the six boys made the cut at 55 and under. Fowles shot a 9-hole 37; Munford shot a 45; Cannon a 48; Hulet shot a 50; Flores a 53; and then Johnson missed the cut shooting a 9-hole 67.

Fowles played with the other number one players from the other school and took a solo second place with a final round 77. Munford shot a final round 87. Cannon shot a final round 88. Flores shot a final round 104, and Hulet shot a final round 109.

The team will compete again today, at The Palms Golf Course as Moapa Valley hosts. Their final match will be at River’s Edge in Needles, Calif. on April 30.

“These boys have so much potential. It’s a matter of them seeing it for themselves and harnessing that talent to the point that they can’t ever doubt themselves in pressured situations,” Tyrell added.

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