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Soccer will open at home due to rain

Written by Kimberly Cannon, Staff Writer The VSU women’s soccer team has their first game of the season today against Saint Leo University in Saint Leo, Florida at 7:00 p.m.) In preparation for tropical storm Hermine, the VSU women’s soccer team’s first game of the season against Saint Leo University has been canceled. The new opener will be at home ...

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VSU football pulls out a victory over Albany State in a low scoring affair

Written by Kyle Dawson, Sports Editor The VSU Blazers football team beat Albany State Saturday 16 to 7 during a shaky performance that head coach Kerwin Bell called the worst that the team could have played. “We played about as bad as I could have imagined we’d play, but there’s something about a good football team that finds a way ...

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New Era, Same Tradition

Written by Juston Lewis, Staff Writer There is a new era upon Valdosta State football, the Kerwin Bell Era. In January, Coach Bell was named new head football coach for VSU. Being the new coach has come with many obstacles. “You can’t have a bunch of individuals,” Bell said. “You try to get everybody on board and get the train ...

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Week One: VSU opens versus ASU with Rivers at the helm

Written by Gabe Burns, Editor-in-Chief The highly anticipated Kerwin Bell era kicks off at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium Saturday. VSU hosts Albany State in its season opener. It’s the third straight year the Blazers open against the Golden Rams, with the previous two resulting in victories. But the fanfare is stronger than usual with Bell at the helm. “We’re going to call it ...

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Intramural field gets a facelift

Written by Bryce Ethridge, Staff Writer VSU has changed a good bit over the summer aesthetically. Among the new additions is the recreation field behind Centennial. In the recent years, flag football games have had to be postponed due to the field being rained out and too muddy to play on. Now, the entire field is made out of turf ...

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Kenny Moore is ready for Saturdays in Valdosta

Written by Ray Pack, Staff Writer From the concession stand to becoming an NFL Draft prospect, Kenny Moore is set to lead the VSU Football Blazers to a playoff berth. Before Moore’s senior year of high school, he played soccer, basketball and track and field. During the football season, Moore worked in the concession stand with his coach until he ...

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Peonia riding high after GSC first team nod

Written by Cynthia Papailler, Staff Writer At 6 ft. tall, Susanna Peonia stands out in the crowd. The Italian born volleyball player is starting off this year in the spotlight as she was voted as All-GSC on the preseason polls, an honor only 7 others received throughout the Gulf South Conference. “I feel awesome,” Peonia said. “It’s always an honor ...

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Kuhns named new women’s basketball coach

Written by Kyle Dawson, Photo Editor In what was both an introduction and a homecoming, Carley Kuhns was introduced as the new head coach of the VSU women’s basketball team at a press conference Monday. Kuhns, who has spent the last six years as an assistant at Belmont University, played basketball at VSU from 2004 to 2008 where she scored ...

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Defense shines in the VSU spring game

Written by Carlius Williams, Staff Writer There was a sense of urgency on Saturday at VSU football’s spring game. This team seems to have what it takes to win it all. On the field it seemed like a battle of two championship-caliber teams. One was the defense, which was relentless and had multiple pick sixes. The secondary was not to ...

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Softball earns first bye in GSC tournament

Written by Terrance Johnson, Staff Writer The bases were loaded and everyone came home as the Blazers beat Delta State 9-3. As an added bonus, West Georgia fell to Shorter 1-0, allowing the Blazers to jump into second place and earn a first-round bye heading into the Gulf South Conference Tournament this week in Florence, Alabama. With the victory, the ...

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