Bulldog sports update for week of April 16

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Bulldog Dallen Wolf clears a hurdle on his way to a first place finish Wednesday afternoon in the Dawg Pound. Photo by Lou Martin

Bulldog track teams host quad meet in Dawg Pound
The Virgin Valley High School men and women track teams competed in the Dawg Pound Wednesday, April 15. The Dawgs hosted Faith Lutheran, Mojave and Chaparral High Schools. Faith Lutheran came out on top in men’s with a score of 95 points followed by Chaparral with 65 points, Mojave with 61 points and Virgin Valley with 51 points. Leading the way for the VVHS men were Charles Erickson with a first in the pole vault, Chase Henderson with a first in the shot-putt plus a second in the discus and Dallen Wolfe with a win in the 110 meter high hurdles. Bulldog 300 meter hurdler Kai Mitchell also garnered a first for the Dawgs.

Lady Dawg Emma Dodenbier makes the turn on her way to a first place finish in the 400 meter dash. Photo by Lou Martin

Lady Dawg Emma Dodenbier makes the turn on her way to a first place finish in the 400 meter dash. Photo by Lou Martin

On the women’s side Faith Lutheran dominated with a score of 132 points followed by Mojave with 62.5, Chaparral with 38 and VVHS with 35.5 points. The Crusaders brought a large contingent of athletes to the meet. Leading the way for the Lady Dawgs were Taylor Bryant with a first in the pole vault plus a second in the 100 meter-hurdles, Emma Dodenbier with a win in the 400 meter dash and Kaydee Bingham with a first in the 200 meters. Kaitlyn Frump added points for the ladies with a third in the 100 meter high hurdles. “I thought Emma Dodenbier had her best meet of the season,” said Bulldog head coach Gary Hartman. The Bulldogs will travel to Chaparral for a meet on Tuesday April 21 and Boulder City on the May 1 before competing in the Southern Regions beginning May 8.

Bulldog softball squanders lead lose to Cowboys 10-7
The Virgin Valley High School softball team jumped out to a 5-0 lead after two innings of play but could not hold on as the Cowboys from Chaparral High School rallied to win 10-7. The Cowboys chipped away at the Bulldog lead with one run in the third inning to trail 5-1. The Dawgs added one run in the top of the fourth but the Cowboys put four runs on the board to cut the Dawgs lead to 6-5. Chaparral added three more runs in the fifth to lead 8-6 over the Bulldogs. The Dawgs continued to fight with one run in the top of the sixth to trail 8-7 but the Cowboys increased their lead to 10-7 with two runs of their own in the bottom of the inning to win 10-7. Janella Fiso and Tylee Robison continued their hot hitting with two hits each. The Dawgs will travel to Moapa Valley on Friday April 17 before returning on April 21 to host Boulder City.

Bulldog baseball team fall to Cowboys 12-1
It was another tough outing for the Bulldog baseball team as they lost to the Chaparral Cowboys by a score of 12-1 Wednesday afternoon at Chaparral. The Bulldogs could manage only two hits against the Cowboy pitching. The Dawgs fell behind early 12-0 before putting one run on the scoreboard in the fourth before losing 12-1. The Dawgs league record now stands at 0-9 and 1-18 overall. The Dawgs travel to Moapa Valley on Friday April 17 before facing Boulder City on Tuesday, April 21.

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