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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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End of the Road

SPRINGFIELD, MASS.—Just hours before the Valdosta State Blazers saw the best season in school history come to an end with an 80-64 loss to Indiana University (PA), two players were dismissed from the team. The call to dismiss the two players, All-American Tyrone Curnell and Marvin “BJ” Dibble, came from head coach Mike Helfer and VSU athletic director Herb Reinhard ...

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Former Blazer succeeds on court

Ernest Scott, a standout basketball player, walked off VSU’s campus after graduation in 2005 and boarded the proverbial plane for his future. His destination would be the NBA, but it would not be a nonstop flight nor would it be turbulence-free. Scott arrived at VSU in the summer after his senior year at Marietta High School to attend open tryouts ...

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Blazers bounce back against GSC rival

The Lady Blazers softball team continued its success against a tough North Alabama team on Sunday, March 21 at home, sweeping both games 9-1 and 6-5. As the sixth ranked team in the nation the women continued to perform well at the plate in both games. “In the fall I was a little worried, but [Coach Macera] kept working with ...

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Reasonably disappointed

As the minutes ran off the clock and the Valdosta State Blazers watched their season come to an end at the hands of the Crimson Hawks of Indiana University (PA) in the Elite 8 of the Division II NCAA tournament, I realized that for the most part sports leaves fans dissatisfied and disappointed. There are over 90 million sports fan ...

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