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Red Hots champions again

The VSU Red Hots Dance Team won their third consecutive National Championship on Friday April 9. The Red Hots traveled to Daytona Beach for the NCA/NDA College Nationals, the largest collegiate cheer and dance competition in the nation. The season for the Red Hots starts in August and continues until the national competition. “These girls have to balance performing at ...

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Lady Blazers have record setting day

Records were broken on Sunday, at the VSU softball complex, as the Lady Blazers put away the University of Alabama-Huntsville, the top team in the South Region, 7-4 and 4-2 in a double header. The women were driven by a record breaking crowd of 509 people in the stands against the Lady Chargers, exceeding the previous best of 420. “It ...

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Blazers baseball falls to Bobcats

Milledgville—The 15th ranked Valdosta State fell to No. 16 Georgia College and State University 8-4 on Wednesday afternoon. Last Wednesday night the Blazers knocked off GSCU in 13 innings at Billy Grant Field. This week the Bobcats came from behind and took care of the Blazers. GSCU (30-12) started the scoring in the bottom of the second inning with a ...

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Four is the magic number

The VSU tennis teams swept the Gulf South Conference tournament, with each taking home the Conference championship with identical 5-1 victories. The men’s victory in the final round secured their fourth title in a row, a feat that has not been accomplished in 17 years in the Gulf South Conference. Part of the reason the team has been able to ...

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Blazer sluggers lighting up the plate

All season long, opposing pitchers have had the obvious trouble of recording outs against Valdosta State when Brandon Decker and Clayton Cain step the plate. The pair of sluggers poses numerous problems for opposing pitchers. Decker leads the Conference in the top three statistical categories (batting average, homeruns and RBI’s) while Clayton Cain is in the top 10 in the ...

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From the field to the platform

DeMario Jones is used to being a leader. After all, he is a captain on the Valdosta State football team. However Jones is currently running for a different kind of leadership role than many people would expect for a five foot 10 inch, 300-pound defensive tackle known for wreaking havoc on opposing offenses. Thesenior Political Science major from Jacksonville, Fla. ...

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Aiming high for softball attendance

As the Lady Blazers softball team takes the field against Alabama-Huntsville on Sunday, April 18, an attempt at making history will be in the works, as the students of VSU and athletic department plan to break the softball attendance record of 420 people. Student-athlete Marc Kaiser has worked diligently with the athletics department and university administration recently to arrange for ...

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Softball shuts out Rams

VALDOSTA—The third ranked Valdosta State Lady Blazers posted two impressive wins on Wednesday night as they defeated the Albany State Golden Rams 8-0 and 11-0 behind strong offensive bats and great pitching. “We have actually been slumping as a team,” Thomas Macera, VSU head coach, said. “That is what we talked about and worked on yesterday. I am just happy ...

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Life as a student athlete

While many student athletes are viewed as strictly workhorses, they still have time off their respective sports to do other things. Certainly from person to person these extracurriculars vary, but the answer might not be what stereotypes would lead you to believe. “A lot of people think that we sit around and watch ESPN and play Madden in our spare ...

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Blazers eye GSC finals

VALDOSTA, Ga. – The VSU men’s tennis team storms in to the Gulf South Conference tournament this weekend, riding the momentum from an impressive victory over No. 1 ranked Armstrong Atlantic. The Blazers claimed all three points in doubles play, beginning with an 8-6 victory where Philip Pakebusch and Michael Kuech defeated top-ranked Rafael Array and Mikk Irdoja of the ...

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