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Blazer sluggers lighting up the plate

All season long, opposing pitchers have had the obvious trouble of recording outs against Valdosta State when Brandon Decker and Clayton Cain step the plate. The pair of sluggers poses numerous problems for opposing pitchers. Decker leads the Conference in the top three statistical categories (batting average, homeruns and RBI’s) while Clayton Cain is in the top 10 in the ...

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From the field to the platform

DeMario Jones is used to being a leader. After all, he is a captain on the Valdosta State football team. However Jones is currently running for a different kind of leadership role than many people would expect for a five foot 10 inch, 300-pound defensive tackle known for wreaking havoc on opposing offenses. Thesenior Political Science major from Jacksonville, Fla. ...

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Aiming high for softball attendance

As the Lady Blazers softball team takes the field against Alabama-Huntsville on Sunday, April 18, an attempt at making history will be in the works, as the students of VSU and athletic department plan to break the softball attendance record of 420 people. Student-athlete Marc Kaiser has worked diligently with the athletics department and university administration recently to arrange for ...

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Softball shuts out Rams

VALDOSTA—The third ranked Valdosta State Lady Blazers posted two impressive wins on Wednesday night as they defeated the Albany State Golden Rams 8-0 and 11-0 behind strong offensive bats and great pitching. “We have actually been slumping as a team,” Thomas Macera, VSU head coach, said. “That is what we talked about and worked on yesterday. I am just happy ...

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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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