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Lady Blazers step it up this week

With the GSC tournament exactly one week away the Blazers Soccer team needs a key victory against West Alabama on Friday at home to stay at second place in the GSC. In conference play the Blazers are 5-1-1 while the West Alabama Tigers are 4-2-1. A loss on Friday would put the Lady Blazers behind the Tigers in the GSC ...

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Fresh season tips off

NBA fans worldwide have been waiting with anticipation for the start of the 2012-2013 NBA season. Well wait no more. The season starts Oct. 30 at Miami with the defending champion Heat taking on their rivals the Boston Celtics in a rematch of the conference finals. This meeting is sure to be good by adding more bad blood to the ...

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Blazers must finish on a high note

Let’s give the Blazers a round of applause. The “six-game schedule” that the Blazers geared themselves to following the loss to West Alabama refocused their attention for the second half of the season. VSU has won four straight games since and been picked fourth in the Division II Super Region 2 rankings. After dropping two games in the first four, ...

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New rival Shorter hosts VSU tonight

After the performance last Saturday, the Blazers are looking to continue their high-scoring against Gulf South Conference newcomer Shorter College tonight in Rome, Ga. The Blazers (6-2, 3-1 GSC) are coming off an impressive 59-41 victory against rival Delta State (3-4, 1-2 GSC) on Homecoming weekend in a game that can be classified as a “good old fashioned shootout.” Quarterback ...

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Irony of the week

LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger helped hand the South Carolina Gamecocks its first loss of the year this past weekend 23-21.   The Oconee County graduate is used to taking rough hits as did in last Saturday’s victory but no hit compares to the one he had right here in Valdosta. Watkinsville, Ga. native Mettenberger chose to enroll at University of ...

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VSU cross country teams ready for GSC race Saturday

The boys and girls Cross Country teams will look to make a statement Saturday at the Gulf South Championship race in Birmingham, Ala.     Last season the men finished tied for fourth and the women finished sixth.  The boys are led by Jesse Prince, Junior from Bonaire, Georgia who has finished first on the team for the Blazers in all four ...

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Outfielder shines off the field

Senior outfielder Morgan Johnson will be the first to tell you, there’s nothing easy about being a student-athlete. The Macon, Ga. native knows how to excel where numerous student-athletes struggle by balancing a demanding season schedule while maintaining a decent grade point average. Johnson led the national champion Lady Blazers last season in on base percentage, starting every game. Despite ...

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Blazers look to tame Lions

The Blazers may have won the Peach Basket against West Georgia with a 42-7 drubbing last weekend, but if they do not beat North Alabama, VSU will not be flying high anymore.   The win improves the Blazers to 4-2 and 1-1 in the Gulf South while UWG falls to 0-2 in the conference and 2-3 overall.  The Blazers put ...

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Flag football continues

VSU’s Intramural Flag Football League turns a rough sport into a great competitive scene promoting exercise and health. Flag football is very different from American football. The ability to tackle is completely nullified, which penalizes anyone that attempts to use physical contact. The goals are similar except instead of tackling, a player must grab a flag on the opposing player’s ...

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On the road again

The Lady Blazers hit the road on a four game road trip where they will face off against the number two team in the nation and hope to seed themselves nicely for the Gulf South Conference Tournament in November. Starting on Friday and ending on Monday, October 22 the team will play in four different states beginning with West Alabama, ...

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