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  • VSUcamp.jpg 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.

    May 30, 2014 2 Photos

  • Cook1.jpg Summer Showcase

    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.

    May 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • daratourny.jpg 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.

    May 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • VSU.jpg 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.

    May 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • VSU_CBU softball5b.jpg 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.

    May 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • VSU_CBU softball3.jpg 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.

    May 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • 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.

    May 18, 2014

  • Valdosta1.jpg 'Cats hit hard in spring game

    After two weeks of spring practices, the Valdosta High Wildcat football team finally had a chance to showcase what they have been working hard on. Broken into team white (offense) and team black (defense), the Wildcats looked efficient on both sides of the ball through all four halves. Team white finished the game winning 16-0, with running back Tim Griffin scoring the only touchdown for three yards out. Kicker Brennan Goodson added three field goals after long drives by the offense.

    May 18, 2014 2 Photos

  • 140322-VSU_CBUsoftball021.jpg On the road again

    Valdosta State will have to take a different road to a third straight trip to the NCAA Division II national tournament. Quite literally.

    May 16, 2014 2 Photos

  • Brooks County readies for spring game

    Following an inspiring football season such as the Brooks County Trojans played last year can be a difficult task.

    May 16, 2014

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