Virgin Valley High School’s Lady Bulldog softball team begins 2017 pre-season play in their annual Sherm Bennett Memorial Tournament beginning Friday March 10. Coach Travis Griffiths squad went 8-6 in 3A Sunrise League play and 15-13 overall in 2016. The Dawgs return nine players from last year’s squad including pitcher’s Savannah Price and Kari Wakefield. Also returning are Taylor Barnum, Jessica Barnum, Calee Clem, Taylor Bullock, Karla Corea, Shalee Hafen and Kezney Crompton. Boulder City and Moapa Valley will be strong contenders for the Sunrise League crown.

The Bulldogs open pre-season play against Pahranagat Valley at 6pm on Thursday prior to pool play beginning on Friday March 10. The Dawgs will face Lincoln County at 2pm. Always strong Aquinas of Southern California returns once again with another strong squad.