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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.
'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.
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.
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.
Two more Blazers get NFL shot
After a trio of former Valdosta State players signed free agent deals over the weekend, two additional Blazers have now received their chance at chasing National Football League dreams.
This week, Jeremy Grable and Dominique Wheeler were invited to tryouts with the New England Patriots and Jacksonville Jaguars, respectively.
Valdosta State has three named to all-South Region team
For the second straight year, Bryant Hayman was named to the All-South Region team. And for the second straight year, Valdosta State had a first-team member.
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