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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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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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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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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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Blazers lose make-up game, 7-3

Last night in non-conference play, the Blazers fell to Georgia Southwestern 7-3.  The game was a make-up of VSU’s first scheduled game of the season which was rained out. VSU starter Cameron Martin took the loss, his first of the year. The righty only lasted 1.1 innings, giving up two earned runs on a hit and a walk. Hurricanes’ starter ...

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Softball wins five in Crossover

This season, Coach Thomas Macera has said the team needs to play more games in order to get in more of a rhythm. Well, his team got just what the coach wanted as they went into a weekend full of games.

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