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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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  • Nolin settling in as new VSU soccer coach

    Meet Rebecca Nolin, VSU's new soccer coach.

    July 28, 2014

  • Induction Crowd: Honorees were genuine, down to earth

    More than 48,000 people gathered under the scorching sun at The Clark Sports Center for the 75th National Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Sunday, including one woman who carpooled to the event with more than 40 other people.

    July 28, 2014

  • Braves trio all business at inductions

    The Braves seemed almost businesslike in their approach -- something you might expect from a trio that won so consistently.
    Managers Joe Torre and Tony La Russa also remained calm and collected throughout their addresses.
    Frank Thomas took care of the emotional side, his voice breaking and his eyes moist during a heartfelt speech Sunday at the Clark Sports Center.

    July 28, 2014

  • Cooperstown Merchants: Weekend was a success

    Cooperstown merchants are elated about the exceptionally prosperous Hall of Fame Induction Weekend, several storekeepers said Sunday.

    During an afternoon lull in business, when the National Baseball Hall of Fame's induction ceremony was taking place, area shop and restaurant owners took a quick breath, reflected and expressed satisfaction with their sales for the weekend.

    July 28, 2014

  • Hall of Famers thank fathers for stepping up to the plate

    Great ballplayers thanking their dads at a Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is about as original as oil and vinegar are to an Italian restaurant.

    July 28, 2014

  • Hall_Maddux.jpg Hall of Braves

    The weird part was that Jeff Idelson didn't take a lot of time to answer.
    "Is there any word or description that unifies this class?" was the query posed to the National Baseball Hall of Fame's president.
    "The common thread among the six is profound humility," Idelson said of former managers Joe Torre, Bobby Cox and Tony La Russa, and former players Frank Thomas, Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, all of whom will be inducted into the Hall today. "I don't think I realized that fully until I spent time with them in December. It was uncanny to me, for the cumulative star power in that group, the humility among them. I think that's felt really strongly with baseball fans."

    July 27, 2014 2 Photos 1 Story

  • Hall_Cox.jpg Cox’s willingness to defend players stands out to local coaches

    Bobby Cox will be able to add Hall of Famer to his resume when he is inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame today in Cooperstown, N.Y.
    But the former Atlanta Braves manager’s legacy will remain the same to area baseball coaches: his willingness to defend his players.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo 1 Story

  • Valwood_Henderson.jpg Area teams hoping to get over the hump

    Past successes lead to present and future expectations.
    That’s the task faced by pretty much all 12 area high school football coaches present Saturday at In The Game Magazine’s South Georgia Football media day at the Holiday Inn conference center.
    It’s a task that also has the elite group searching for answers as to how to get past the state championship road block in recent years, aside from Valwood’s GISA Class AA crown in 2012.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • VHS little cats camp 1.jpg Valdosta hosts fundamental camp for ‘Little ’Cats’

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • VHS practice1.jpg Getting Back to Work

    Friday officially began the 2014 season for the Valdosta Wildcats and both the offense and defense came out and made statements.
    After holding spring and summer workouts, the Wildcats will practice four more times without pads before beginning full pad practice next week.

    July 26, 2014 2 Photos

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