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Townsend’s defense extends off the court

Crystal Townsend is a late bloomer to the game of basketball. Ranking No. 9 in the Gulf South Conference in rebounds with 7.4 and 11 points per game, Townsend got her start in high school. Townsend graduated from Cape Coral High School in Cape Coral, Florida, where she was a key piece in leading her team to a 24-6 overall ...

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Lady Blazers bend the early learning curve

Just four games into the season, VSU’s Lady Blazers softball team has already scored 25 runs and has maintained an unblemished record throughout. The season opened on Feb. 2 with the Gulf Shores Invitational in Alabama. VSU entered the year with 13 new players and just seven returning. This is the first time head coach Thomas Macera has been in ...

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Blazers look to go low at Lone Palm

Blazers look to go low at Lone Palm Matt Anderson, Wesley Hanson, and the trio of freshman will play in their first event of the spring season Monday, taking on Lone Palm Golf Club and a field that features the Coaches Poll’s top 6 teams. Located in Lakeland, Florida, this par 72 is just under 7,100 yards in length, a ...

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Super Bowl 53 in review

Sunday evening, Super Bowl 53 was in full effect with the Patriots defeating the Rams 13-3 in a very low scoring affair. The hype did not reach its expectations. Here are some of takeaways from the sports desk: Prince Robinson Jr., Sports Editor: Offense: Sean McVay’s offensive brilliance was nowhere to be found for all four quarters. Jared Goff looked ...

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Intramural sports has begun for spring semester

VSU intramural sports kicked off its spring 2019 semester on Jan. 28. For Director of Campus Recreation Shawn Phippen, it begins another semester of “a great tradition” of intramural sports at VSU. That tradition dates back to 2014, when VSU won the first of three straight flag football national championships. “Many students love the opportunity to build relationships with others ...

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Early effectiveness: Blazers open with win over Eagles

Getting off on the right foot was the mantra for this season. Blazer baseball will kicked off its season at Embry-Riddle on Feb.1-2, sweeping the three-game series (6-0, 8-7 and 4-2). Head coach Greg Guilliams is confident that the team has a passion and hunger for the coming season and hopes people will see that at the games. Starting the ...

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Blazers bounce back versus Montevallo

The Blazers were out looking for revenge on Thursday. After falling to Montevallo on Jan. 24, the Blazers evened the score, winning an intense 75-70 battle. Guard Beau Justice led the Blazers in scoring, posting 19 points and knocking down four three-pointers. Justice caught his stride after going into halftime with only three points on the board on 1-4 shooting. ...

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Lady Blazers humble Montevallo in blowout

Valdosta State’s 20-4 run in the fourth quarter not only sealed the win for the Lady Blazers but led to an embarrassing 83-44 smack down on the Montevallo Falcons. This was the Lady Blazers’ most impressive win of the year by far, and it was fueled by their previous matchup with Montevallo, when VSU also won 47-38. “Playing at their ...

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The Spectator Staff’s Super Bowl picks

The picks are in! Eyes are on Atlanta as the Spectator Staff offers up their picks for Sunday’s big game. Patrick Barry, Staff Writer: “Well the Patriots played in the last two, and won two years ago… so that’s pretty good I guess.” Joshua Miller, Social Media Editor: “The Patriots. It’s the Patriots. There’s nothing more to say.” Seth Willard, ...

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Report: Lee Stalker will join VSU as defensive coordinator

Another former walk-on could potentially roam the sidelines of Bazemore-Hyder Stadium. According to Football Scoop, a website that breaks football stories from all over the country, Tiffin’s Lee Stalker will join Gary Goff as the new defensive coordinator for the Blazers. Stalker served as the defensive line coach, run game coordinator and special teams coordinator for the Dragons last season. ...

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