Bulldog sports preview March 28 to April 3

Lady Bulldog softball

The Virgin Valley High School softball team returns from spring break on March 30 traveling to Moapa Valley to face the Pirates who are tied with the Dawgs in 1-A Sunrise League play with 2-0 records and are 7-6 overall for the season. Leading the Pirates are hitters Mercedes Gale and Kessa Evans. Evans also pitched both league wins for the Pirates.

Coming to town on April 1 is the powerful Eagles from Boulder City. The Eagles are 1-0 in league play and 11-3 overall. The Eagles have gone 38-1 over the past four 1-A Sunrise League seasons. The Eagles are led by pitcher/batter Bailey Bennett-Jordan, hitter Charlene Masterson and outstanding athlete Jeanne Carnell.

The games will be a test for the young Bulldogs who face their stiffest league competition of the year. The Dawgs are 2-0 in league play and 6-5 overall. The Dawgs are led by pitchers Adri Wakefield and Savannah Price. Both are strong hitters along with third baseman Janellla Fiso and shortstop Taylor Barnum.

 

Bulldog baseball

The Virgin Valley High School Bulldogs baseball team had no rest over spring break playing four games during the week at the Cowboy Classic in Las Vegas. The Dawgs are 0-2 in Sunrise League play and 2-8 overall. The Dawgs travel to Moapa Valley to face the 2-0 Sunrise League and 7-2 overall team on Wednesday March 30 before hosting the Boulder City Eagles who are 1-0 in league and 5-4 overall.

The Pirates from Moapa Valley defeated the Dawgs 36-0 and 6-3 during the Bulldogs Cactus Classic tournament early in March. Moapa returned seven starters this year and are led by hitters Bo Redd and shortstop Anthony Cornwell. Senior Koby Frei gives them an advantage on the mound.

The Eagles also return seven starters from last year’s squad that went 14-0 in Sunrise League play and 24-13 overall. Leading the way for the Eagles are hitters Nolan DeSantis, Peyton Koopman and Zach Murphy. DeSantis, batted .516 in 2015. Koopman hit .372 with five home runs plus a 5-1 record from the mound.

Bulldog Track and Field

The VVHS track and field squads return to action after a two week hiatus. The Dawgs will travel to Faith Lutheran on March 29 for a weekday quad meet. The Crusaders won the Virgin Valley Quad meet handily the last time the Dawgs competed winning the men’s side 101.5 to 72 and the women’s side 165 to 63.5. Faith’s men dominated the middle and long distances in the last meet while their girl’s scored heavily in the running events and jumps. VVHS counters with Bernice Fiso in the weights, Abbie Barnum in the 300 meter hurdles and their swift 4X100 and 4X200 meter relay teams. Bulldog coach Gary Hartman can choose between sprinters Kaydee Bingham, Abbie Barnum, Emily Teerlink, Emma Barnum, Elizabeth DeLeon and freshman Macee Bundy to fill the relays. The Dawgs 4X100 team is threatening the school’s record.

 

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