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Chelsea Canara has softball in her blood

Written by Briana Salem, Staff Writer Shouts of “Clutch Canara,” can be heard all around Steel’s Diamond during softball games. These cheers are not random. They’re directed at senior, third baseman Chelsea Canara. Following in the footsteps of her older siblings, Canara has been playing softball since the age of seven. She said she picked softball because she got to ...

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VSU Tennis relying on experience

Written by Briana Salem, Staff Writer VSU Tennis will be looking to experience for the 2017 season. The men’s team lost only four players to graduation. One of which, Niklas Herbing, will return as an assistant. The women’s team lost none. Head Coach John Hansen will look for last year’s Gulf South Conference Player of the Year, Leo Blay to ...

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Saadiq Muhammad: From Michigan to Valdosta

Written by Bryce Ethridge, Staff Writer You wake up one morning to play basketball with your big brother, in hopes that you’ll be able to make a few points and try to do some damage. You end up getting thrashed on the court by him because he’s older, bigger and has more experience than you. Then you put it in your ...

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VSU men go streaking against MC

Written by Juston Lewis, Assistant Sports Editor and Bryce Ethridge, Staff Writer After defeating West Alabama, the VSU men’s basketball team now has now won nine games in a row. The team plans to keep their streak going as they play Mississippi College this Thursday. “We don’t look at it as a 9 game win streak,” Helfer said. “We look at ...

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National Signing Day: VSU signs 31 new players

Written by Kyle Dawson, Sports Editor VSU Football hasn’t been past the second round of the playoffs since 2014 including a loss last fall to the University of North Carolina Pembroke in the first round of the playoffs. Yesterday, VSU added 31 newcomers to the team on National Signing Day in hopes of getting over the hump in 2017. The ...

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VSU Softball enters the season as a GSC power

Written by Juston Lewis, Staff Writer The Blazer Softball team is not getting caught up in preseason honors or rankings ahead of the 2017 season. The Blazers were picked to finish third in the Gulf South Conference in a preseason coaches poll this season, and they had three players selected to the preseason All-GSC team. The team also opened the ...

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VSU Baseball looking to overcome key absences in 2017

Written by Briana Salem, Staff Writer VSU Baseball will look to defy preseason voters after being picked to finish sixth in the GSC ahead of the season. The team will be looking to replace star pitcher Mitchell Cody, who led the team in strikeouts last season. VSU has played two exhibition games as they get ready for the regular season. They ...

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Rivalry renewed: VSU Basketball to play UWG

Written by Juston Lewis, Staff Writer After a fiery matchup with West Florida that featured technical fouls, dunks and other forms of excitement, VSU will look to scorch rival West Georgia. Blazer Basketball beat the Argos for the second time this season behind a 27-point performance from Jeremiah Hill. UWF never led in the game, and the Blazers were up ...

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VSU men shut down Delta State 79-62

Written by Juston Lewis, Staff Writer Head coach Mike Helfer has won his 400th collegiate game after a 79-62 victory over Delta State. VSU came into the game in a three way tie for first place in the Gulf South Conference with Delta State and Alabama Huntsville. VSU already lost to Alabama Huntsville at home on Jan. 2, so this game was crucial to their GSC ...

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VSU football’s season ends after 24-21 loss to UNC-Pembroke

Written by Kyle Dawson, Sports Editor VSU will be kicking themselves after a three point loss in the first round of the playoffs against the University of North Carolina Pembroke that saw 11 turnovers. The Blazers couldn’t overcome their six turnovers in the game, which included four interceptions from quarterback Adam Robles and two fumbles from return specialist Gary Simon. ...

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