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May 7, 2013

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VALDOSTA — David Dean Youth Camp coming May 28-31

VALDOSTA — The Valdosta State football David Dean Youth Camp will be held May 28-31 from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. and is available for boys and girls ages 5-13. The camp gives boys and girls chances to learn basic fundamentals of playing the game of football. The camp will be taught by the Valdosta State coaching staff.

The cost is $100 per camper and pre-registration is encouraged, although not required. To download an application, visit or call 229-344-5844 for more information. The Valdosta State Blazers won the 2012 Division II national championship and finished with a 12-2 record last season. They open the season Sept. 7 at Fort Valley State University.


Lowndes softball camp June 17-18

VALDOSTA — The Lowndes Vikettes Softball Camp will be held June 17-18 from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. The camp will be led by second-year Vikettes head coach Stewart Thomas and his coaching staff. Those interested in participating in the two-day camp may contact Coach Thomas at

VSU golf 16th in Super Regionals

HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. — Valdosta State shot an opening round 307 to stand 16th after the first day of play at the NCAA South/Southeast Super Regional at the par 72, 6,928 yard Mission Inn Resort and Club Monday.

Barry claimed the first day lead with a four-under 284 while Nova Southeastern was also under par at 287. Lynn was third at even par and Georgia College shot a 291 for fourth while Florida Southern rounded out the top five at 293. Rollins was a shot back in sixth and USC-Aiken seventh at 295 while North Alabama shot 297. West Florida and Columbus State tied for ninth at 298.

Belmont Abbey opened the second 10 at 303 followed by Barton at 304 and Eckerd was 13th at 305. Florida Tech and Erskine bested VSU by a shot while Armstrong Atlantic and Georgia Southwestern tied for 17th at 309. Lincoln Memorial shot a 314 to finish the day 19th while Mount Olive rounded out the field at 316.

John Fordham paced the Blazers on the day as he tied for 19th with a one-over 73, while Nate Anderson was two strokes behind and tied for 45th. Clarke Hendrick shot 78 to tie for 71st and Abdul Sihag had an 81 to tie for 91st. Drew McGuire stood 105th with an 84. The tournament continues with a second round Tuesday followed by a single round Wednesday.

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  • MaryAlice.jpg Just Keep Running

    Forrest Gump once said, "I used to run to get to where I was going, but I never thought it would take me anywhere." In the case of 18 year-old Mary Alice Smoot, anywhere is Tampa, Fla.
    After four years of unparalleled success running cross-country at Valwood, Smoot will continue running competitively next season at the University of Tampa.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • 10U ELITE World Series Champs.jpg DKSA Elite win USSSA Global World Series

    DKSA ELITE just continues to win, the 10U team’s latest victory came in the USSSA Global World Series held in Destin, Fla. July 8-12.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lowndes_McPherson.jpg Milestones on tap for upcoming season

    Some milestones are destined to occur, like when Georgia Christian hosts David Emanuel on Aug. 22 in the Generals’ first varsity football game since the late 1960s.
    Others will have to wait and see what continues to take shape come Friday when teams can begin fall practice, and especially Aug. 1 when teams can suit up in pads for the first time, such as can Valdosta win its record 24th state title, or can Lowndes capture its fourth state championship under Randy McPherson, or can Valwood and coach Ashley Henderson play in its third straight GISA state championship game?
    As we start to find out the answers to those questions in just a few short weeks — the regular season is just 31 days away — there should be a few more milestones for area coaches to mark 2014 right along with the Generals getting back on the gridiron.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • ACC_Jimbo.jpg Back on top

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • ACC_Petrino.jpg Petrino returns to Louisville for first ACC season

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Braves_Marlins JUpton.jpg Jones lifts Marlins past Braves in 10

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ant Smith.JPG Anthony Smith ready for new test in college

    Smith was a three-year starter as a Wildcat and quickly worked his way up as a leader on both the defense and the team as a whole.

    July 21, 2014 3 Photos

  • Wildcats participate in national 7-on-7 tournament

    The Valdosta High Wildcats have been working extremely hard this summer to prepare for the football season. Summer workouts and a plethora of 7-on-7 tournaments and competitions have kept the Wildcats busy.

    July 20, 2014

  • Valwood.jpg A Different Look

    With football summer workouts in full swing, occasionally the intensity and competitive drive can wane going against teammates. But on Friday, Valwood, Brookwood, Lanier County and Tiftarea Academy broke up the monotony by meeting at Goddard Field for a four-team, 7-on-7 passing league.

    July 19, 2014 2 Photos

  • pilcher.jpg Berrien competes in 6-team passing camp

    If Ed Pilcher had his way, Berrien High would never throw the football.
    But that doesn't mean the veteran coach doesn't enjoy the opportunity that a passing league, or the six-team passing camp at Cairo on Thursday morning, can provide his Rebels.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

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