In this real-life Cinderella story, the Waldron Lady Bulldogs didn’t lose a slipper and they ain’t lookin’ for no prince! The ladies have spent the entire season fighting and never giving up to be where they are today and that is in the semi-finals of the 3A-1 District Tournament.
In the last four seasons, the Lady Bulldogs started at the bottom of the totem pole and through true grit and determination, they have earned their way to the top. During the 2015-2016 season, the girls went 1-6 in conference play. In the 2016-2017 season, the girls were last in conference and finished 3-23 on the season. Last year, the Lady Bulldogs were 5-5 in conference play. Today, Waldron sits 8-2 in conference play and are the #2 seed.
If your still not impressed by how far these Lady Bulldogs have come, only two starters were replaced from last year so this group of girls have been together from the beginning. Coach Bailey Moore has been coaching for four years all with this same group and the pride is evident on her face when she talks about her Lady Bulldogs. “My girls have worked SO hard to be where they are. I cannot express how proud I am of this team. They have put in hours of hard work, played sick, played hurt, and played tired.”
“They have shown up to morning practices and stayed late after school. They have asked questions and taken butt chewings all in an effort to get better. This team has nothing but respect from me. No matter where this season takes us, I am overjoyed to get to be their coach. The Lady Bulldogs are where they are today because of their hard work, dedication, and will to improve. They have found a way to rise up and I could not be any prouder!”
After securing a 5-4 win from the Lincoln Wolves in the second round of District play, the Lady Bulldogs will face the Elkins Lady Elks today, April 26 in Greenland at 4 p.m. in the semi-finals round. If they win, they could go on the face either Charleston or Mansfield in the championship game.