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Photo: Virgin Valley High of Mesquite football players (f
Veteran-laden Virgin Valley promises improvement
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Healthy Dee Bowler should be one of the best players in the Division 1A
On the surface, Virgin Valley put together a decent season last year under new coach Chris Sawyers. While far from perfect, the Bulldogs did manage to finish the regular season with a winning record and advance to the playoffs. Just don’t try to sell Sawyers on the positives.
Cheyenne advances in playoffs by crushing Virgin Valley
Thursday, October 25, 2012
high school football:
Cheyenne’s opening-round playoff game played out much like the majority of its regular season matchups.
Return of Dee Bowler works as a boon for Virgin Valley
Friday, October 19, 2012
high school football:
Virgin Valley routed Sunrise Mountain 41-21 behind 227 yards and five touchdowns from Bowler.
Photo: Moapa Valley High School Principal Grant Hanevold
Moapa Valley hammers Virgin Valley
Friday, October 12, 2012
high school football:
Moapa Valley is keeping the hammer once again. The Pirates won their eighth straight “Hammer Game” against heated rival Virgin Valley Friday night. This one wasn’t even close, as Moapa Valley thrilled its home crowd with a 47-6 blowout victory.
Malik Davis stars as Desert Pines downs Virgin Valley
Friday, October 5, 2012
high school football:
Malik Davis can sometimes get lost behind the considerable shadows of Eric Wilkes and Iquan Corsey in the Desert Pines backfield. Not on Friday. With Corsey missing the game and the Jaguars needing someone to make up for the absence, Davis had his best game of the season in a 41-28 home triumph over Virgin Valley.
Last-second field goal from Chris Nilsen gives Boulder City win at Virgin Valley
Friday, September 28, 2012
high school football:
Three of the last four times Boulder City has traveled to Virgin Valley, the game has come down to three points.
Photo: Virgin Valley football players Dee Bowler, Dillon
Virgin Valley comes up with big second half in 28-25 victory at Chaparral
Friday, September 21, 2012
high school football:
If Virgin Valley can figure out how to play well off the bus, coach Chris Sawyers said, then it will really be in business. As it is, the Bulldogs had enough in the second half to hold off Chaparral and improve to 4-1 with a 28-25 road victory.
Faith Lutheran serves Virgin Valley its first loss of the year
Friday, September 14, 2012
high school football:
The Faith Lutheran offense got rolling Friday night, and there was nothing Virgin Valley could do about it. The Crusaders snapped a two-game losing streak by beating the previously undefeated Bulldogs 48-26 on the road.
Late mistake forces Virgin Valley to work extra for third straight win
Friday, September 7, 2012
high school football:
Virgin Valley experienced overwhelming relief and sheer frustration in a matter of seconds in its 26-20 overtime victory over host Mojave Friday night.
Photo: Virgin Valley football players Dee Bowler, Dillon
Virgin Valley defense paves way to 41-8 victory over Pahrump Valley
Friday, August 31, 2012
HS Football:
If Virgin Valley coach Chris Sawyers graded his team’s performance Friday night against Pahrump Valley, he’d award the defense an easy A. The offense? Well, let’s just say Sawyers would add a few more red marks. It was no matter, however, as Virgin Valley blitzed its way to a 41-8 victory and improved to 2-0 on the year.
Virgin Valley punishes Clark to open season
Friday, August 24, 2012
high school football:
If anyone’s debating the most impressive team performance in week one, look no further than Virgin Valley.
Photo: Virgin Valley football players Dee Bowler, Dillon
New coach bringing new philosophy, offense to Virgin Valley
Thursday, August 23, 2012
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL:
Vestiges of last decade’s Las Vegas High dynasty, in which the Wildcats won two state championships, still remain in the local high school football community. One piece has drifted 85 miles north to Mesquite as former Vegas High assistant Chris Sawyers starts his tenure as Virgin Valley’s coach this season.
Photo: Virgin Valley's Nolan Tanner, right, blocks a fiel
Moapa Valley ekes out playoff win in overtime against Virgin Valley
Saturday, November 5, 2011
high school football:
A Dylan Mortensen extra point in overtime saved Moapa Valley from a shocking first round playoff upset to rival Virgin Valley Saturday afternoon. Mortensen booted the extra point through the uprights moments after his brother, Conner Mortensen, broke through in the end zone. Moapa Valley escaped with a 13-12 victory at home.
Photo: Coronado High School football players Chris Johnso
Coronado notches best record since 2007 with win against Virgin Valley
Friday, October 28, 2011
high school football:
Coronado closed its season on a high note Thursday by defeating visiting Virgin Valley 36-16. Senior running back Chris Johnson rushed for three touchdowns in the victory and led Coronado to one of its best offensive outputs of the year.
Photo: Virgin Valley's quarterback Humberto Urias scrambl
Moapa Valley finds success once again in the Hammer Game
Saturday, October 15, 2011
high school football: Moapa held rival Virgin Valley to less than 40 yards of total offense
OVERTON — Legend has it, at least by the understanding of Brent Lewis, that the hammer Moapa Valley and Virgin Valley play for annually in football spent more than 30 years in Mesquite. The rival 3A high schools began competing for the de facto trophy in the 1950s, but had to stop in the 1970s when the prank of stealing the hammer from the winning team became too prevalent. The hammer wasn’t reintroduced until the two schools’ principals reached an agreement in 2007.<

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