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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Remaining in the game
When Valdosta State fell short of its bid for a second national championship in three years last month, Brianna Hancock thought her softball career was over.
Then she heard from an old high school teammate a couple weeks ago and now the former VSU star is leaving Thursday for the Netherlands.
Loading up with Lumber
With a summer full of playing travel ball in addition to games with Valdosta High, a number of the Wildcats are going old school.
Valdosta High’s ‘Small Ballers’ a success
Valdosta High basketball played its final game of the season nearly four months ago, but boys head coach Antonio Hayes is still teaching, the students are just much younger. Valdosta High's "Small Ballers" basketball camp concluded on Wednesday after three days of instruction from Wildcat coaches.
The next generation of great Valdosta golfers met at Kinderlou Forest Golf Club on Tuesday as competitors from the South Georgia Classic taught a group of local children some of the finer points of the game.
Making miracles happen: Valdosta Miracle League
Valdosta Miracle League hosts its first home run derby on Saturday at Billy Grant Complex, Valdosta State University Baseball Complex. All of the event’s proceeds will help build a special synthetic rubber baseball field out at Freedom Park.
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