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GSC Tournament awaits VSU

Written by Ray Pack Jr. & Ace Espenshied   The Valdosta State tennis team looks to carry its recent winning ways into the Gulf South Conference tournament this weekend. The women’s squad (11-7) enters the tourney as the second seed and will face West Georgia in the first round on Saturday. The ladies did most of their damage in conference ...

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VSU baseball team to host GSC newcomer Union this weekend

Written by Alex Tostado   The VSU (22-14, 9-9) baseball team welcome first year Gulf South Conference  member Union University (8-28, 2-18) this weekend. The Blazers are coming off of wins in 11 of their last 14 games. The Bulldogs are struggling as newcomers to the conference but VSU head coach Greg Guilliams still wants to keep his team focused. ...

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Josh Sparks keeps on a poker face: Senior standout player enjoys his off-season

Written by Shane Thomas   Screaming fans, mascots going insane, teammates celebrating, coaches yelling instructions—this is the life of a college basketball player. On the court, Josh Sparks is an intense, energetic, high-flying forward who draws boisterous cheers inside the Valdosta State University P.E. Complex. When the lights dim and everyone goes home, Sparks goes back to the normal life ...

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VSU softball set to play West Georgia, Shorter this weekend

Written by Chris Kessler   No. 3 Valdosta State hits the road this weekend to play two double-headers against West Georgia and Shorter. The Blazers will travel to play West Georgia on Saturday, before heading out to Shorter on Sunday.   The Blazers sit second in the Gulf South Conference with a record of 30-8 (15-6 GSC), just two games ...

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Blazers catching fire just at the right time

Written by D.J. Davis   No. 4 Valdosta State softball hosts two doubleheaders this weekend against Gulf South Conference teams, West Alabama and Alabama-Huntsville. UWA is 23-14 (10-12 GSC) travels to Steel’s Diamond at Blazer’s Park on Saturday before VSU hosts Alabama-Huntsville, 26-11 (17-4 GSC), in its annual Pack the Park doubleheader. Before before splitting doubleheaders with each team in ...

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Annual Ringslinger Classic is back this weekend

Written by Eric Jackson   It’s that time of the year again. A few hundred people will gather this weekend for the 14th annual Ringslinger Classic. The 64-team horseshoe tournament garners anticipation every spring attracting alumni, out-of-towners, even faculty. Dave Barry, senior mass media major, has attended the tournament annually since his freshman year and has the pleasure of hosting ...

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VSU baseball try to tame Lions this weekend

Written by Neil Frawley   VSU baseball team will take its efforts to Florence, Ala., this weekend for a three-game series against conference rival North Alabama. After winning 11 of the past 13 games, fresh off a sweep against Christian Brothers, the Blazers are riding quite a hot streak. “I don’t think it’s been any one thing,” head coach Greg ...

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The heartland to the dirty south

Written by Alex Tostado   Nick Fogarty has faced many challenges in his journey from Thornhill, Ontario in Canada, to Texarkana, Tex., to Valdosta, Ga. The Valdosta State senior pitcher didn’t have many experiences in America growing up. “For the longest time, until around eighth grade, ninth grade, I didn’t even come to America,” Fogarty said. “I would go just ...

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