Home / Sports

Sports

Find the latest local sports news and video about football baseball, basketball, tennis, and much more.

Valdosta has options for summer activity

Written by Julia Rodriquez, Managing Editor The end of the semester is quickly approaching, and athletic opportunities on campus are becoming less frequent. However, there are still plenty of things to do outside to stay active this summer. Many of the activities hosted by VSU during the fall and spring semesters are free or at a discounted price, but the ...

Read More »

Get in the know: VSU sports staff changes

Staff changes were not in short supply over the summer. Here’s a recap of what you might have missed. Jennifer Grubbs, former assistant coach for the women’s basketball team, transitioned into a new role with Blazer Athletics. Grubbs accepted the Director of Student-Athlete Development and has been working in that position since July. Grubbs is one of the longest tenured ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

Titletown football is campin’

Above: University of Michigan head coach, Jim Harbaugh, in his famous khakis and crewneck outfit at the ‘Night of Champions’ camp hosted by VSU Football Written By Joshua Miller, Contributor / Photos by Seth Willard, Media Editor VSU football kicked off the summer camp season on June 4 with khakis and a crewneck. More than 700 high school student-athletes attended VSU’s ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

Soccer signs new players

Written by Briana Salem, Staff Writer VSU Soccer is having an exciting spring complete with hiring new head coach, Stephen Andrew, signing new players and hosting the alumni game. The 2017 signing class was mostly recruited by former coach Rebecca Nolin, but Andrew is a big part of why the recruits stayed at VSU. “A lot of the recruiting is ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

Written by Kyle Dawson, Sports Editor  “If you look good, you play good” is an old phrase used by uniform companies, little leaguers’ moms and professional athletes with clothing deals. However, the phrase may be true in VSU’s case. Currently, VSU is 144-80-5 across all sports this year, aside from golf and cross country. The Blazers have had some good ...

Read More »

Jessica Mohl leads on and off the field

Written by Erin Turner, Staff Writer VSU shortstop Jessica Mohl is a five-tool softball player. Since transferring to VSU from Indian River State College, Mohl has already been named Gulf South Conference Player of the Week, and she leads the Gulf South Conference in hits and runs. At Indian River, Mohl earned First Team All-American honors as a freshman and ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »