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More than 500 players converged on Harry B. Anderson Tennis Center and Valdosta State University on Friday for the USTA Mixed Doubles Georgia State Championships. Competition was fierce, despite the sweltering temperatures throughout the day. The tournament will run until Monday, Aug. 12

VALDOSTA –– With the threat of inclement weather forecast for much of the day Saturday, Valdosta State University officials have moved the 2019 homecoming game against Florida Tech to 7 p.m. Saturday at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium.


VALDOSTA ––  For the fourth year in a row, the Valdosta State men's basketball team will play an exhibition game at a Division I school as the Blazers head to Stegeman Coliseum on the campus of the University of Georgia for a 7 p.m. tip Friday evening. Admission to the game is free.

HOMERVILLE –– The lights will be bright in Homerville on Friday as No. 2 Turner County Rebels and No. 3 Clinch County Panthers of Region 2-A face off at Donald Tison Field in Homerville. 

THOMASVILLE — With one Region 1-AA behemoth behind them, the Thomasville Bulldogs eye another strong contender to the region crown when they hit the road Friday night. 

THOMASVILLE — Thomas County Central is set to begin Region 1-AAAAA play in the same position it began its region slate last year. The Yellow Jackets are 5-1 with their only defeat to a Region 1-AA opponent. Last year it was to Thomasville. This year it was to Brooks County.


What's Your Take? Sportscast with Valdosta Daily Times sports writers Juston Lewis and Joshua Miller. 


THOMASVILLE –– Region 1-2A football opened for the Brooks County Trojans (3-4, 0-1 Region 1-2A) and Thomasville Bulldogs (3-4, 1-0), with the Bulldogs prevailing 31-20 on Friday.


HAHIRA –– Valwood volleyball (20-4) capped their regular season with a sweep against Brooks County (4-20) on Thursday and will head into the GISA state playoffs as the No.1 seed in Region 2.

THOMASVILLE — Thomas County Central has one final dress rehearsal before the opening act of Region 1-AAAAA play, which begins next week. Head coach Ashley Henderson believes his team responded positively during the open week following a humbling 38-22 loss to Brooks County on Sept. 27 and th…


QUITMAN –– Tonight, the Brooks County Trojans (3-3) travel to Thomasville to battle the Thomasville High Bulldogs (2-4) 

CAIRO — Region 1-AAAA supremacy is on the line Friday night when the Cairo Syrupmakers return to Columbus. A week after dismantling the Columbus Blue Devils 39-0, the Syrupmakers will hit the road for the second straight week to play Carver-Columbus.


NASHVILLE –– Friday's loss to the Cook Hornets has the Berrien Rebels riding a three-game skid heading into Region 1-2A play this week. In the last three games, all losses to Wilcox County, Brantley County and Cook, the Rebels have been outscored 118-30.


VALDOSTA –– For the second time in three years, the Valdosta State men's basketball team will be heading to Athens, Georgia, for an exhibition game against the Georgia Bulldogs. VSU and UGA are set for the exhibition game at Stegeman Coliseum on Friday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. –– Valdosta State sophomore Lauren Hicks scored two goals in the second half as the Blazers got back on the winning track with a 2-1 victory at Alabama Huntsville Sunday afternoon.


The Blazers won their 20th consecutive win and the 299th program victory on Saturday against Mississippi College. The 42-17 victory made the Blazers 5-0 this season as they head to Delta State this weekend. Here are six takeaways: 


NASHVILLE – The Cook Hornets finally delivered a win for first-year head coach Jamie Rodgers. After spotting the Berrien Rebels a touchdown on their opening possession, the Hornets scored the final 37 points, including 29 in the second half to win their first game of the year 37-6.

VALDOSTA –– The Valdosta State Volleyball team plays host to two Gulf South Conference opponents this weekend as they face Auburn Montgomery and West Florida. Auburn Montgomery will be the first opponent as the Blazers will face the Warhawks tonight at 6 p.m. 

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