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The Blazers’ next step

Different year, same result. For the third straight season the Blazers won the regular season Gulf South Conference championship. And for the third straight season the Blazers left the GSC tournament empty handed along with being eliminated in the first round of the national tournament. Now with seven seniors graduating, including star guard Beau Justice, the Blazers’ future is in ...

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Intramurals resume, soccer playoffs ahead

After resting during spring break week, VSU intramural soccer teams are set to return to finish up the season and prepare for playoffs. The three-game seasons conclude this week for both the men’s and co-recreational divisions, with playoffs set to take place next week. The current league leaders sit The Internationals and Corea F.C. for the men’s divisions, while Corinthians ...

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Column: Blazers heavy reliance on Justice

Year in and year out, the Blazers are one of the supreme squads in Division II hoops. The fine basketball acumen of Head Coach Mike Helfer coupled with a typically elite roster should be the ultimate mix for a national title. It’s not. On March 16, the Blazers lost 95-87 to West Alabama in the first round of the NCAA ...

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Top freshman withdraws, Blazers finish 14th in Eatonton

The Blazers came in 14th of 15 teams this week at the Bobcat Invitational, after posting the highest team total in Round 3, when their low man in Monday’s first two rounds withdrew a half an hour prior to his scheduled tee time. “I withdrew due to a wrist injury,” Healy said.  “I went to bed with my wrist just ...

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Bomb Squad: Softball’s Fascination for the Fences

With the talents of Kasie Johnson, Caylie Van Auken, Giovanna Watts, and Avery Lamb, the pitching staff receives a lot of praise, as they should. But after Valdosta State’s double header against Eckerd and witnessing Haley Garrett’s walk-off homerun in the bottom of the 7th inning, this ball club made it known that they should also be feared when stepping ...

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No. 9 Lady Blazers still a work in progress

Mississippi College got the best of the Lady Blazers softball team as VSU took back-to-back losses for the first time this season. The Lady Blazers were rolling through the season with a 16-3 record before meeting MC. At 16-5, VSU dropped from No. 5 to No. 9 in the nation. Now, a sense of perseverance is radiating through the ball ...

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Blazer blow chance at postseason bid at Kinderlou

I got on Baytree Road, continuing to drive, taking a left on Melody Lane, another at St. Augustine, making a the turn at West Hill Avenue. From there, I stayed on Highway 84 some six and a half to seven miles, eventually completing a 17 minute drive to Kinderlou Forest Golf Club, where the Blazers moved in all sorts of ...

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Blazers move into NCAA South Regional as No. 4 seed

After losing in the Gulf South Conference semifinals, the Blazers were selected to compete in the NCAA tournament, announced March 10 by the NCAA. For the season, VSU is 26-4. The Blazers have won three straight GSC regular season titles, sharing the title with West Alabama. VSU and UWA tied for a 16-4 record in conference matchups. The Blazers defeated ...

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Cone’s approach from the mound

From Soperton, Georgia to Valdosta, the left-handed pitcher Tristan Cone has always had one goal in mind, playing baseball. Since a young age, Cone has always studied the game of baseball with his father, Derek Cone. With the help of technology, this made the two’s observations easier over the years. While observing and playing, Cone learned mental aspects that would ...

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Three’s the charm

Trey way. No. 3 Kayla Bonilla put on a three-point shooting clinic in route to the Lady Blazers’ 68-62 GSC semifinals game against the Union University Lady Bulldogs on Saturday. Most of her points stemmed from the third quarter. The story is the Lady Blazers knocking No. 1 seeded Union out of the Gulf South Tournament, but this wouldn’t have ...

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