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May 2, 2012

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VALDOSTA — Valwood soccer advances with 4-0 win

VALDOSTA — The Valwood boys’ soccer team advanced to the second round of the GISA Class AA playoffs Monday night with a 4-0 win over Christian Heritage.

The Valiants’ win avenged a loss to Christian Heritage in last year’s opening round of the state playoffs.

Carter Elliot posted the shutout for the Valiants, along with the effort of defenders Jack Helms, Charlie Dunmon, De’Andre Lambert and Tyler Phillips. Offensively, Zach Savino led Valwood with two goals and an assist.

Zavino was set up by Chase Blitch on his first goal, followed by an assist from Alex Waldron.

Then Waldron got into the action, scoring a goal of his own to give Valwood a 3-0 lead.

The Valiants’ final goal of the night came from Gerrick Williams, which was set up by Phillips.

With the win, Valwood will face Gatewood in Eatonton Friday night at 7 p.m. The winner will advance to the state championship game.

Valwood baseball closes season with win

VALDOSTA — TheValwood baseball team ended its season with a win on Tuesday, beating Highland Christian 12-0 at Valwood Field. Freshman Caleb Martin tripled at the plate and managed to no-hit the Eagles, striking out 11 batters over six innings. Senior Troy Woodward had two hits,  homering in his last career at bat to end the game and drove in four runs on the day. Taylor Greene had two hits and James Braswell had two hits and three runs batted in. Reynolds Henry, Joe Stark, Thomas McTier, William Matney, Chase Milburn, and Mitch Woods all had hits.

VSU baseball announces camps

VALDOSTA — The Valdosta State baseball team has announced its summer camp information.

 The Five Tool Camp will be held June 4-7 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. for children ages 7-12. Each camper will receive a free t-shirt and daily lunch.

The Five Tool Camps is for players of all skill levels.

The camps focuses on the “five tools” of professional baseball players — throwing, catching, base-running, hitting for average and hitting for power. Players will cool off on water slides, daily.  

The Baseball School — Advanced Hitting – camp will be held on four different sessions: June 11-12, 13-14, 18-19 or 20-21. This camp features intense small group instruction, and it limited to 10 campers per session and is available to ages 7-9 and 10-12. Camp includes individual instruction, prescription drills to address each player’s specific swing issuesm and features video analysis with the RightView software. To register for the camps, contact

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