Posts Tagged ‘ Alex Tostado ’

Rugby seeks funds for tourney

Apr 24th, 2014 | By

The Valdosta State rugby club has made it to the national championship tournament−almost. After going 5-0 in a qualifying tournament at Emory College on April 12, the team earned the right to play with the nation’s best teams in the National Small College Rugby Organization national championship. The only problem the team is facing is
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Valdosta baseball minors revisited

Apr 24th, 2014 | By

Baseball reigned King. Baseball and tobacco, that is. In 1939, minor league baseball came to the small, southern town of Valdosta, Ga. Until 1958, (with the exception of 1943-45 due to World War II) the residents of this rural community would experience minor league baseball for themselves. Four different major league teams had Class D
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Heinz explains decision to leave: It’s time to be with family, friends

Apr 3rd, 2014 | By

Valdosta State women’s soccer coach Mel Heinz wouldn’t leave her Blazer family−except to be with her own family. Last week, Heinz announced she was leaving after three years with the team. The coach that built the program in 2011 is leaving for a position in her brother’s business where she will be the sales and
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Heinz says bye to VSU

Mar 27th, 2014 | By

Mel Heinz announced Tuesday that she will be leaving her position as women’s soccer head coach at Valdosta State. Heinz will be changing careers to work with her self-employed brother at his business in the Atlanta area. Heinz said in a VSU press release that she spent much time mulling over the decision and is
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Heinz uses D-1 savvy at VSU

Mar 6th, 2014 | By
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written by: Alex Tostado Valdosta State women’s soccer coach Mel Heinz has built two collegiate soccer programs from the ground up. Heinz started Winthrop University’s program from scratch in 2003 and at VSU in 2011. Heinz saw much different results between the two programs, however. During Heinz’s seven years at WU, the team compiled an
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Blazers travel to West Florida

Feb 20th, 2014 | By

written by: Alex Tostado  No.4 Valdosta State baseball will play a road game for the first time this season in a top-five matchup against Gulf South Conference rival, No.2 West Florida, this weekend. The Argos are 8-2 on the season with a perfect 3-0 conference record, while the Blazers (10-0, 3-0) are off to their
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Blazers torch Hawks in doubleheader

Feb 17th, 2014 | By

written by: Alex Tostado No.21 Valdosta State (8-0, 2-0) baseball kept its bats swinging on Saturday against Shorter University (1-8, 0-2) in a Gulf South Conference doubleheader. VSU swept the Hawks Saturday, taking the first game 10-0 in seven innings (GSC mercy rule) and won Game 2 3-1. “I thought we swung the bats very
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VSU baseball improves to 2-0 on the season

Feb 3rd, 2014 | By ,

So far, so good. Valdosta State (2-0) has outscored their opponents 28-8 in the first two games of the season after its 14-5 rout over Georgia Southwestern (1-1) 14-5 Sunday afternoon at Billy Grant Field. VSU catcher Bryant Hayman got his season rolling after a rough opening night where he went hitless (0-3) with two strikeouts.
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Blazers victorious in season opener

Feb 2nd, 2014 | By

Valdosta State won its first game exactly the way head coach Greg Guilliams hoped for. Nice and easy. The Blazers out hit Truett-McConnell 13-3 en route to a 14-3 opening victory at Billy Grant Field Saturday afternoon. VSU’s pitching core gave up its first hit all game in the ninth inning. Five pitchers made an
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Blazer baseball back on the field

Jan 30th, 2014 | By
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Written by: Alex Tostado Valdosta State takes the field for its 2014 campaign as the Blazers host the Comfort Suites Classic at Billy Grant Field this weekend. The Blazers play Truett-McConnell on Saturday at 3 p.m. and Georgia Southwestern on Sunday at 1 p.m. VSU Head Coach Greg Guilliams is expecting a lot from his
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