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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.
Berrien County relishes chance to play big
A ‘Valdosta Summer Shootout’ regular, the Berrien Rebels cherish the opportunity to play against the higher class ranked schools in the area.
Georgia Batmen go undefeated in Sun & Surf Baseball Bash
The Georgia Batmen 13U baseball team made the most out of their trip to Walt Disney World from May 23-26 by competing in — and winning — the Sun & Surf Baseball Bash at the ESPN Wide World of Sports with a 5-0 record on the weekend en route to the tournament title.
Back to Basics
Beginning Tuesday, David Dean, the head coach of the Valdosta State Blazer football team, and other members of his staff came together to host the annual "David Dean Youth Camp.” The general idea of the camp has been around since 2002 and allows younger children to get hands-on fundamentals about football in addition to meeting some of their favorite Blazers.
Participating in the Valdosta High Summer Shootout tournament, the Cook Hornets and coach Cleve Edwards know the value of "practice makes perfect." While summer baseball does not count against a school’s record, it is the perfect opportunity for players and coaches to get experience and build a bond.
White Tiger competitors place in martial arts tournament
White Tiger Martial Arts Academy recently held a martial arts tournament, and Master Mike Mason, owner of White Tiger was pleased with the results.
Blazers catch fire
Held in check for six innings, the Valdosta State Blazers caught fire just in time Thursday evening.
Limited to just two runs by Wayne State ace Lyndsay Butler in their NCAA Division II national tournament opener, the Blazers rallied in the seventh and then won it two innings later 8-5 on a pair of huge Fran Johnson hits to advance into the winner’s bracket. VSU (46-14) will face the Dixie State at 6:30 p.m. today. The Red Storm beat the Savage Storm 3-2 in Thursday's late game.
Ultimate final exam
Once they beat Alabama-Huntsville and punched their return ticket to the NCAA Division II national tournament, the Valdosta State Blazers started doing their homework.
What the Blazers found was Wayne State has a stout pitching staff. And that top-ranked West Texas A&M and LIU Post have offenses that at least rival the firepower VSU possesses.
Albritton, Altman named NFCA All-Americans
The Valdosta State softball team was well-represented at the NCAA Division II National Championship Banquet on Wednesday night in Salem, Va., as both Courtney Albritton and Shelby Altman were named National Fastpitch Coaches Association first and second team All-Americans, respectively. Additionally, Albritton was presented the 2014 Elite 89 Award for the NCAA Division II Championship Tournament, an award presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA's championships.
VSU claims South Super Regional with win over UAH
The day started off on a sour note in Huntsville, Ala. for the Valdosta State softball team with a five inning, 9-1 loss to the Chargers of Alabama-Huntsville in game one of a double header in the NCAA South Super Regional on Saturday. But the Blazers turned the tables in the second game of the day and rode a strong pitching effort by sophomore Caitlyn Calhoun to prevail in a 6-3 win, which earned the Blazers their third consecutive trip to the NCAA National Tournament.
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