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  • Valdosta5K2.jpg Let Freedom Run

    Fireworks and family barbecues have become the common way for Americans to celebrate the day the United States separated from England, but over the past nine years citizens of Valdosta have developed another Independence Day tradition: the annual Valdosta 5K.

    July 5, 2014 3 Photos

  • Church.jpg Not Just for Kicks

    Few have the patience, discipline and determination to earn a black belt from the American Taekwondo Association, but even when students reach this esteemed ranking the journey is far from finished. This is true for Mitchell Church, owner and chief instructor of Performance Martial Arts Academy.

    July 4, 2014 1 Photo

  • Valdosta 5K runs on Fourth of July

    Family, fireworks and running.
    For the ninth straight year, the Valdosta 5K will be a staple in today’s Fourth of July festivities in town. But the race will have a new course when the runners line up at 7:30 a.m. in front of the American Legion Post 13 on Williams Street.

    July 4, 2014

  • Two wins from glory

    In a city with a rich sports tradition the Valdosta State Club Rugby team badly wants to make a name for itself in TitleTown — on Saturday morning in Aston, Penn., the Blazers' burning desire was on display. VSU cruised to a 3-0 record in pool play of the National Small College Rugby 7s National Tournament with a combined score of 85-17 to secure a spot in today's semifinals.

    June 29, 2014

  • Anthony Folkerts.jpg The Perfect Fit

    Rising senior Anthony Folkerts has one more season to play football for the Valwood Valiants, but he now knows where he will be playing after he graduates next year too. Folkerts verbally committed last week to play for Rutgers University in Piscataway, New Jersey.

    June 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • rp_primary_SouthRegionCoachingStaffoftheYear.png VSU Softball staff named DII South Region Coaching Staff of the Year

    Valdosta State softball Head Coach Thomas Macera and Graduate Assistant Coaches Marti Littlefield and Colette Rollins were collectively named the NCAA Division II South Region Coaching Staff of the Year in an announcement by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association on Wednesday afternoon.

    June 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lowndes_Cairo4.jpg Finding a Groove

    The Lowndes High School bats aren’t where new coach Rusty Beale wants them so far.
    But the Vikings pitchers kept visiting Cairo within distance Thursday in the first game of the South Georgia Diamond Brawl long enough for the hitters to find their rhythm in a 9-1 run-rule win at Noel George Field.

    June 20, 2014 2 Photos

  • Bees Sky Sox Baseball_Stew.jpg Runs in the Family

    Carl Parker is a name known around the city of Valdosta after a standout career as a receiver at Lowndes in the 80's followed by a brief stint in the NFL, and on Monday Carl's son followed in his dad's footsteps as a professional athlete, albeit a different sport. The former Clemson quarterback Kyle Parker was promoted to the majors by the Colorado Rockies.

    June 19, 2014 2 Photos

  • 20140615_180811.jpg 13U Georgia Batmen continue dominant stretch

    The Georgia Batmen 13U team continued its recent run of success on June 14-15 in Lake City, winning another tournament title, the latest championship coming in the USSSA Victory Road Tournament.

    June 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • 140618-Lowndes_Brooks078.jpg Vikings, Trojans test each other in 7-on-7

     The high school football season may still be two months away, but that didn’t stop Brooks County and Lowndes from taking advantage of an opportunity to get better Wednesday morning.

    Working together in a 7-on-7 passing league at Martin Stadium, both the Trojans and Vikings got the chance to test themselves against a talented opponent.

    June 18, 2014 1 Photo

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