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Wrestling his way to the top

When you first see Thomas Williams, his bulky size might seem intimidating, but when he speaks, that image melts away. Williams’ easy-going manner counteracts his active lifestyle. Heavy into sports, he plays football; he plays soccer. He runs track and cross country. But the sport that outweighs them all is one of strength, lithe and skill–wrestling. Having wrestled since he ...

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Air Force baseball takes yoga approach

MCT Campus Walk into the Air Force baseball locker room before practice, and the pitchers will probably be lying down in a dark room pretending they’re on a raft, listening to a recording of a harp or rain falling. The pitchers’ arms are at their sides as they visualize their arms are floating in a pool. A couple of them ...

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Smoltz enters ‘Brave’ new world of golf

The last time ex-Braves great John Smoltz took the mound was September 2009 for the St. Louis Cardinals. Nearly two years later, the former Cy Young award winner is taking a different set of skills into Valdosta. Smoltz will be competing at Kinderlou Forest, the home golf course to VSU’s golf team, this weekend in the Nationwide Tour’s South Georgia ...

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Bagwell gets personal about surgery

Chaz Bagwell, VSU baseball utility player, recently saw his chances of playing professionally evaporate after having double-hip surgery. Since then, his body conditions have greatly improved and he is now helping his team win games with his newfound role.

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Lady Blazers looking ahead to No. 1 Alabama-Huntsville

Another busy weekend for VSU softball brought familiar results.  The Blazers played three series against North Alabama, West Alabama and Albany State. VSU swept all three teams while only giving up a total of three runs the entire weekend.  Coach Thomas Macera’s club moves to 31-6 on the season, heading into a series against No. 1 ranked Alabama-Huntsville, who boasts ...

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Florida State pitcher throws energy behind fighting cancer

When Matt Myers woke up from the biopsy of his right knee in January, he asked his father one question.  Did they get it all out?  The answer was no. The Seminole junior had cancer.  “I started tearing up a little bit,” Myers said. “I started crying a little bit, because no one wants to hear the news that they ...

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Bat standards have pitchers gaining the upper hand

You hear that sound? It’s the familiar ping of a metal bat striking a baseball perfectly for a home run or line-drive double in the gap.  TCU slugger Jason Coats is used to hearing it. Only this year, the sound has often been followed by a long flyout instead of a homer.  Coats, who led the Frogs’ in batting and ...

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GCSU ‘walks-off’ with 6-5 victory

This week in baseball the Blazers (18-21) were downed on the road by No. 21 Georgia College (29-14) Tuesday night in a 6-5 nail-biter.  The non-conference game was won on Ikaika Anderson’s two-out, walk-off RBI single in the bottom of ninth.  The designated hitter was in a 1-2 hole and then managed to get a hit that trickled into left ...

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Men’s tennis advances in GSC Championship

Staff Reports The No. 1 VSU Blazers sailed past Christian Brothers, 5-0, in the first round of the Gulf South Conference Tournament and passed up Alabama-Huntsville by the same score to advance to play West Florida for the GSC Championship at 10 a.m. Sunday. The men weren’t challenged, finishing both Christian Brothers and Alabama-Huntsville before either team could earn a ...

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Golf finished fourth at GSC Championship

 Staff Reports  VSU shot a final round 308 to finish fourth at the Gulf South Conference Championships held at the par 72, 6,690 yard Hot Springs Country Club Tuesday.  The Blazers shot a 36-over 900 for the three-round tournament and finished 23 shots behind champion West Florida.   North Alabama was second at 880 and Delta State third at 887. Harding rounded ...

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