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VSU Tennis continues win streak, defeats ranked opponents

Gulf South Conference tennis has been put on red alert, as VSU continues to take out some their strongest opponents. The red hot Blazers tennis team continues its winning streak, defeating back to back ranked opponents in no. 15 University of West Alabama and no. 8 University of West Florida. That is now eight straight victories, improving their record to ...

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Healy, Blazers come with vengeance to Pensacola

On June 4, 1905, Pensacola became the first home for private club golf in Florida when Wm H. Knowles acquired a golf course that lay within the territory of the Navy Park Driving Association. Not only was Knowles the president of this association but also happened to be the man who gained possession of the Pensacola Country Club in 1902. ...

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Lady Blazers’ have time to regroup

As March Madness comes to a close, fans of the VSU Lady Blazers basketball team are left wondering about the team’s future as it sits out this year’s NCAA tournament. The snub follows the Lady Blazers’ loss in the GSC tourney to Lee University at the Gulf South Conference in Birmingham, Alabama. The Lady Blazers put up a strong fight ...

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The Blazers’ next step

Different year, same result. For the third straight season the Blazers won the regular season Gulf South Conference championship. And for the third straight season the Blazers left the GSC tournament empty handed along with being eliminated in the first round of the national tournament. Now with seven seniors graduating, including star guard Beau Justice, the Blazers’ future is in ...

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Intramurals resume, soccer playoffs ahead

After resting during spring break week, VSU intramural soccer teams are set to return to finish up the season and prepare for playoffs. The three-game seasons conclude this week for both the men’s and co-recreational divisions, with playoffs set to take place next week. The current league leaders sit The Internationals and Corea F.C. for the men’s divisions, while Corinthians ...

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Column: Blazers heavy reliance on Justice

Year in and year out, the Blazers are one of the supreme squads in Division II hoops. The fine basketball acumen of Head Coach Mike Helfer coupled with a typically elite roster should be the ultimate mix for a national title. It’s not. On March 16, the Blazers lost 95-87 to West Alabama in the first round of the NCAA ...

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Top freshman withdraws, Blazers finish 14th in Eatonton

The Blazers came in 14th of 15 teams this week at the Bobcat Invitational, after posting the highest team total in Round 3, when their low man in Monday’s first two rounds withdrew a half an hour prior to his scheduled tee time. “I withdrew due to a wrist injury,” Healy said.  “I went to bed with my wrist just ...

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Bomb Squad: Softball’s Fascination for the Fences

With the talents of Kasie Johnson, Caylie Van Auken, Giovanna Watts, and Avery Lamb, the pitching staff receives a lot of praise, as they should. But after Valdosta State’s double header against Eckerd and witnessing Haley Garrett’s walk-off homerun in the bottom of the 7th inning, this ball club made it known that they should also be feared when stepping ...

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No. 9 Lady Blazers still a work in progress

Mississippi College got the best of the Lady Blazers softball team as VSU took back-to-back losses for the first time this season. The Lady Blazers were rolling through the season with a 16-3 record before meeting MC. At 16-5, VSU dropped from No. 5 to No. 9 in the nation. Now, a sense of perseverance is radiating through the ball ...

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Blazers Seek Impactful Finish at Coore and Crenshaw’s Cuscowilla

The Blazers had a shot at sealing a spot in the NCAAs Tuesday at Kinderlou, but they’ll have another chance Monday and Tuesday at GolfWeek’s “Best Residential Golf Course in Georgia.” Located in Eatonton, Georgia, just under an hour and a half southeast of Atlanta, Cuscowilla provides a variety of holes in a picturesque setting, with lakes, pines, fescue, and ...

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