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VSU tennis pumped for tough competition this weekend

written by: Lia Armistead The men’s tennis team started off their season with a loss to USC Aiken (the team they also fell to in last season’s final match), with the women’s team on the side cheering their fellow Blazers on. Although it was a loss, the team discovered how to work and bond together and realized who the leading ...

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VSU baseball improves to 2-0 on the season

So far, so good. Valdosta State (2-0) has outscored their opponents 28-8 in the first two games of the season after its 14-5 rout over Georgia Southwestern (1-1) 14-5 Sunday afternoon at Billy Grant Field. VSU catcher Bryant Hayman got his season rolling after a rough opening night where he went hitless (0-3) with two strikeouts. Sunday, the junior catcher made ...

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Blazers comeback against Lee in rematch

Valdosta State Blazers overcame a 17-point deficit and mounted a strong second-half surge to knock off Lee University 76-70 Saturday night in the P.E. Complex. Bradley transfer Jalen Crawford scored 16 of his game-high 24 points in the second half and played a major role in the Blazers’ comeback. “In the first half, we settled for a lot of threes,” ...

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Lady Blazers on a 3 game losing streak after loss to Lee

As the saying goes, you can only fight fire with fire. Lee University Lady Flames certainly took that to heart, scorching the net on 11 of 24 shots from behind the arc, which resulted in a 65-53 victory for them over the Valdosta State Lady Blazers. “We had much better intensity to compete which was really good, but our guard ...

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Blazers victorious in season opener

Valdosta State won its first game exactly the way head coach Greg Guilliams hoped for. Nice and easy. The Blazers out hit Truett-McConnell 13-3 en route to a 14-3 opening victory at Billy Grant Field Saturday afternoon. VSU’s pitching core gave up its first hit all game in the ninth inning. Five pitchers made an appearance to hold the Bears ...

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Valdosta State to host Lee University Saturday night

Following a sound win over Christian Brothers, last weekend, the VSU men’s basketball team (11-5) welcomes Lee University (7-9) Saturday night. In the Blazers last outing, they shot a season-high 53.3 percent against the defending Gulf South Conference champions and tied a season-high for three-pointers made with 13. Lee has the distinction of being the first team to defeat the ...

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Lady Blazers try to redeem themselves in 2nd meeting vs. Lee

Valdosta State is looking to get even at home Saturday night after falling 69-44 to Lee University in their previous meeting on Dec. 19. “We played well for probably about 30 minutes up there, and then there was about a 10 minute window [where] we made some poor decisions with the basketball, which allowed them to get in transition and ...

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Blazer baseball back on the field

Written by: Alex Tostado Valdosta State takes the field for its 2014 campaign as the Blazers host the Comfort Suites Classic at Billy Grant Field this weekend. The Blazers play Truett-McConnell on Saturday at 3 p.m. and Georgia Southwestern on Sunday at 1 p.m. VSU Head Coach Greg Guilliams is expecting a lot from his players this season, especially coming ...

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Blazer tennis ready to serve up new season

Written by: Julia Armistead With the season opener just days away, both the men’s and women’s tennis teams at VSU are prepared to serve up their best work for a successful season. Both squads open their seasons at home. The men’s team faces USC Aiken Saturday in a rematch to last season’s finale, and the women’s team takes on Georgia ...

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VSU softball set to begin 2014 quest

Written by: Eric Jackson  The Blazers open their 2014 softball season this weekend in Pensacola, Fla., with their eyes set on reclaiming the national championship title, and the expectations haven’t changed. “I want a good start, a good middle, and a good finish,” nine-year Head Coach Thomas Macera said. “We don’t talk about a good start; we talk about winning ...

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