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Hamilton signs with Dodgers

Above:  Blazers pitcher, Austin Hamilton, who led the the Gulf South Conference in strikeouts with 103.  Photo courtesy of Valdosta State University. Written by Juston Lewis, Sports Editor. VSU Baseball’s Austin Hamilton is heading west after signing with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The left-handed pitcher joined the organization as an undrafted free-agent on Wednesday. Hamilton appeared in 17 games for ...

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Kenny Moore: from concessions to draft

Written by Juston Lewis, Asst. Sports Editor This year will be Kenny Moore’s sixth year playing football. Most players sixth year came in middle school or high school, but Moore will be looking to help an NFL team in 2017. Moore is a Valdosta native, and he played four years of football at VSU. He is fifth all time in ...

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Unlikely stars lift Red team to victory

Written by Juston Lewis, Asst. Sports Editor Because returning starters were black and blue, the 2017 VSU Spring Game featured Red and Black teams with a lot of young players. The Red team won the game 38-28 after two scores from upcoming junior Stewart Spence, who transitioned to offense this spring after playing linebacker last year. Last year’s starters, Dallas ...

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VSU not content with 8-3

Written by Juston Lewis, Asst. Sports Editor Championship style. That’s how Head Coach Kerwin Bell described his defense all last season. The defense performed up to Bell’s praise throughout the season, even in the first round exit against UNC-Pembroke where they had five interceptions. The Blazers defense lost key members of the team such as Kenny Moore, Egim Etta-Towa and ...

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SGA takes two step forward, one step back

Written by Juston Lewis, Asst. Sports Editor Growth and stagnation, the weekly SGA meeting featured both. The start of the weekly meeting seemed promising as two new senators were voted in almost unanimously. Clinesha Sims, a sophomore psychology major, was approved as well as D’Layna Jonas, a sophomore psychology major and Spanish minor. The two senators were excited to join ...

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Spring football is in the air

Written by Juston Lewis, Asst. Sports Editor Four months after heartbreak, VSU Football is springing into the swing of things. Head Coach Kerwin Bell looked poised to take the Blazers on a deep playoff run in his first season as head coach. The Blazers won seven of their last eight games in the regular season before losing in the first ...

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VSU Women trying to keep momentum going

Written by Juston Lewis, Asst. Sports Editor Unchartered territory is ahead for VSU Women’s Basketball. In Carley Kuhns’ first year as head coach, she has produced two Gulf South Conference first team all-conference players. She also guided a team that was expected to finish eighth in the GSC to a conference tournament title. Now that VSU is here, they are going ...

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VSU breaks records on way to second round

Written by Juston Lewis, Asst. Sports Editor VSU Men’s Basketball hasn’t lost very much this season, but one of the team’s four losses came against the team VSU will face in the next round of the Gulf South Conference tournament: Christian Brothers. VSU displayed their true fire power in a 115-94 victory over North Alabama as they set school and ...

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Carvajal hopes for understanding

Written by Juston Lewis, Asst. Sports Editor VSU President Richard Carvajal is listening. And students gave him an earful. Chad Capers, Black Student League president, and Jasmin Martin NAACP president, called together a forum for their members to allow Dr. Carvajal to directly hear students’ concerns. This meeting was not a response to any one incident according to the two ...

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VSU Women vying to host GSC game

Written by Juston Lewis, Asst. Sports Editor VSU Women’s Basketball must do one thing in order to host a playoff game: win a game. The Blazers must at least split their upcoming games against Shorter and Lee University to join the men’s team at the Complex next week. On Feb. 18, the Blazers took their seven-game win streak to Florence, ...

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