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Jones’ triple-double, Blazers defeat Barons for third straight victory

So it continues. The Blazers (3-0) remain undefeated, as they dominated against Brewton Parker 100-68 at the VSU Complex on Nov. 12. Darrell Jones notched his first triple-double of the season with 11 points and career-highs with 16 rebounds and 10 assists. Going into the second half, he already had five points, five rebounds, and nine assists. Eleven of those ...

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Refined: Blazers’ forward trims ‘about 20 pounds’ in offseason

If you attended either of the Blazers first two games this season, you probably had to do a double-take at Darrell Jones. Don’t worry, you saw correctly. Jones, a senior forward, trimmed down some weight in the offseason, which has unlocked new dimensions in his game. “I lost about 20 pounds,” Jones said of his weight-loss. “I was eating better. ...

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Blazers cross country eyes NCAA South Regional

VSU Blazers cross country teams are set to travel to Lakeland, Florida this weekend to compete in the NCAA South Regional, hosted by Florida Southern.  The women will compete in a 6k race, while the men will run a 10k.  The VSU men finished No. 8 at the Gulf South Conference Championships in their last time out. Sophomore Brishen House ...

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Buying in: Lady Blazers embracing changes

The Valdosta State Women’s basketball team have lofty expectations for the upcoming season. Despite losing to Lee University 81-73 in the Gulf South Conference championship game last season, the Lady Blazers believe that this season is theirs for the taking. The voters don’t think so. The Lady Blazers are projected to finish No. 5 in the GSC, in the latest ...

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Roberts secures GSC defensive player of the week honor

Blazers junior defensive back Cory Roberts was named Gulf South Conference Defensive Player of the Week, announced by the league offices on Oct. 28. Roberts secures his first weekly honor of the season.  Roberts hauled in two interceptions in the Blazers’ nail-biting win at North Greenville on Saturday, escaping 20-15. Both interceptions came in the second half of the game and ...

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Blazers freshman has practice to remember under Helfer

There’s a high chance that guard Zach Sinclair will spend much of his freshman season buried on the edge of the Blazers bench on game days. If the team gets a big enough lead late in games, Sinclair could come in during garbage time. That would be sweet, much like his jumper that he so eloquently demonstrates in practice. None ...

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Three keys to victory versus Florida Tech

Florida Tech is coming to town for Blazer homecoming football. The top ranked VSU Blazers are rolling to start the season, going 6-0 and dominating each game from kick-off. The Blazers have a margin of victory of over 27 points per game. It’s been a complete effort for VSU, as the team ranks in the top 20 in both offense ...

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Born to run: Cipriani rewriting VSU cross country history books

Angie Cipriani has her sights set on rewriting the VSU record book. The Blazer cross country team’s MVP last season has reached new heights in 2019, running the second fastest time in Blazer women’s cross country history, an 18:43 5K.  (According to Head Coach Todd Smoot, team records date back to 1999.) She credits her prowess to a newfound drive ...

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Blazers baseball set to have exhibition versus Polk State College

Blazer bats are back for the new season. VSU baseball will open its 2020 season on Nov. 1. The Blazers have an exhibition game against Polk State that will be at home on Billy Grant Field. It’s a return after a strong 2019 season for the Blazers, who reached the GSC Championship game before losing to Delta State, then losing ...

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New Leader: Guillozet embraces new role with Blazers

For the first time in his three years at VSU, Clay Guillozet is the guy. Guillozet was overshadowed primarily by the three-point tandem of Beau Justice and Winston Morgan, who have both since graduated last season. He has received respect from the Gulf South Conference, receiving All-Conference first team honors. It was unexpected. “I was a little surprised,” Guillozet said ...

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Finding niches: Men’s basketball regroups with new talent

The Blazers basketball team began the start to the upcoming season with their first official practice in the VSU Complex on Tuesday evening. Head Coach Mike Helfer enters his 17th season at the helm and will continue to operate under the run-and-gun system that has made the Blazers feared in the Gulf South Conference. But there’s one caveat. There are ...

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