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VSU wraps up at home

VALDOSTA-For the first time since Dec. 15, the VSU Blazers will head into a game following a loss, as the Blazers had their 15-game winning streak snapped last weekend by Alabama-Huntsville, 89-71. “It is one of those things where you’re disappointed to lose the game but I think it really refocuses you,” Nick Gast, VSU assistant head coach, said. “I ...

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Heinz on familiar ground

Starting in fall 2011, Valdosta State will be welcoming a women’s soccer team to the school. Leading the way will be head coach Melissa Heinz. Heinz comes over from Winthrop University, where she was named NCAA Division I Coach of the Year for first-year coaches. She received the honor after compiling a 7-12-1 record. Heinz has been a head coach ...

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Athlete joins the SGA

It’s not hard to notice Demario Jones, senior defensive tackle, in SGA meetings as the only athlete on the senate, but many don’t know Jones’ leadership thrives on and off the field. Jones’ imposing presence is noticed by visitors and his fellow senators alike. As of now, Jones is the only athlete in the SGA. Jones is a second semester ...

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The Blazers’ Spark, a look at Blazer guard Kevin Harris

It is not hard to find Tonya Wilkerson, the mother of Blazer guard Kevin Harris, and the Kevin Harris fan club when attending a basketball game at the VSU Complex. They sit courtside sporting their red t-shirts that mostly read “It’s been a long time coming,” which is most commonly followed by a picture of Harris on the front. “I ...

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Clark carries baseball team

The VSU baseball team posted an impressive 4-0 record this past week with some key batting from center fielder Antonio Clark. Clark hit .688 (11-16) over the four-game stretch as he drove in four runs while scoring eight runs and stealing three bases.

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Basketball heads to UWA and UAH

The VSU basketball teams are set to complete their final road trips of the regular season as they take on West Alabama tonight and Alabama-Huntsville on Saturday night. The games at Alabama-Huntsville will be the first games back for either UAH team, as a shooting on campus forced a campus shutdown that halted athletic play. “Anytime you play on the ...

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Blazer still stayin’ alive

   The Valdosta State Blazers and Lady Blazers continued their longest winning streaks of the season this past week as both teams defeated West Alabama and Alabama-Huntsville.  The Lady Blazers rolled to a convincing win against the West Alabama Tigers when they met at the Complex on Jan. 21 for a Gulf South Conference showdown. The Lady Blazers had strong ...

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Soccer coach to be announced

 The Valdosta State athletic department is set to introduce the newest coach to VSU today in a press conference at 11 a.m. Athletic Director Herb Reinhard has made his decision on who will be the first ever coach of the newly added women’s    soccer team, which is set to begin play in 2011.  The process has been a long one, ...

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All-GSC teams heavey with Blazers

 The Valdosta State Blazers baseball team has been picked to win the 2010 Gulf South Conference Eastern Division by the GSC coaches, while the Lady Blazers softball team has been picked to finish second in the East Division according to an announcement by the GSC office earlier this week. The Blazers won the 2008 GSC East Division, however finished third ...

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Blazers prepare for a new season

 Greg Guilliams, head coach for the Blazer Baseball team, has major preseason goals to prepare for the 2010 season.  He admits that during his three years at VSU “getting used to the level of competition” has been a slight challenge but feels that preparing players for the challenge is the first step.  This can be considered a challenge in itself ...

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