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Life as a student athlete

While many student athletes are viewed as strictly workhorses, they still have time off their respective sports to do other things. Certainly from person to person these extracurriculars vary, but the answer might not be what stereotypes would lead you to believe. “A lot of people think that we sit around and watch ESPN and play Madden in our spare ...

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Blazers eye GSC finals

VALDOSTA, Ga. – The VSU men’s tennis team storms in to the Gulf South Conference tournament this weekend, riding the momentum from an impressive victory over No. 1 ranked Armstrong Atlantic. The Blazers claimed all three points in doubles play, beginning with an 8-6 victory where Philip Pakebusch and Michael Kuech defeated top-ranked Rafael Array and Mikk Irdoja of the ...

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Burning the field

Valdosta is Titletown USA. That is old news. However, Valdosta State University has a great chance of adding more titles to the already impressive resume of the town. This May, all five spring sports at VSU will be competing on the national level, as all five teams are currently ranked inside the top 20 of their respected Division II sports ...

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Decker’s stellar play lifts VSU

The Blazers won 8-5 in a come from behind win against Georgia Southwestern with a perfect four-for-four night at the plate from Jon Koenigsfeld. The Blazers are now 29-11 on the season largely because of the success on the offensive side of the ball. Valdosta State slugger Brandon Decker was named Gulf South Conference Player of the Week this week ...

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Top-five tennis showdown in Titletown

The Valdosta tennis teams will play host to the top-ranked men’s and women’s teams in the country on Saturday, April 10. The men will take on the Armstrong Atlantic men’s team which is undefeated and are the two-time defending champions while the Blazers are the No. 2 team nationally and boast a 12-1 record. The Lady Blazers take on the ...

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Lady Blazers burn past the competition

Ranked number two in the nation, the Lady Blazers softball team split a double header 2-1 and 1-0 on Tuesday, Apr. 6 against sixteenth-ranked Augusta State at home. The team was led by a solid defense in both games, as both teams struggled to put points on the board. “The team played amazingly,” junior Margaret Carter said. Carter pitched a ...

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Blazers looking ahead to tough opponents

The Valdosta State tennis teams left for Montgomery, Ala. Wednesday for a full weekend of action at the Auburn-Montgomery Invitational where they will play a match per day running through Sunday. Neither squad knows who they are playing yet however as the tournament will determine who they meet in the first round. The Auburn-Montgomery Invitational is the first time this ...

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Littlefield gives Blazers a boost

The Valdosta State Lady Blazers put up more runs against West Florida than they have against any other team this season on March 27 at home. The Lady Blazers swept both games of the double-header winning 14-6 and 8-4, improving their record to 21-3 overall and 7-3 in the conference. “We played well, hit the ball well,” Thomas Macera, Head ...

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The best of Blazer basketball

It has been one week since the Valdosta State basketball team saw their season come to a close in the Elite 8 round of the Division II NCAA tournament when they fell to Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Despite two players, Tyrone Curnell and B.J. Dibble, being dismissed from the team hours before the Elite 8 round game, Valdosta State posted ...

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Blazers head to West Georgia

The 13th ranked Valdosta State Blazers are set to take on in-state rival West Georgia in a three game series this weekend in Carrollton, Ga. The Blazers enter the weekend series, which begins with a doubleheader on Friday, as the Gulf South Conference Eastern Division leaders with a 25-10 overall record (5-1 GSC) while the Wolves enter in last place ...

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