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Calhoun leads softball’s hot streak

Written by Lamarcus Wilkerson, Staff Writer Since the opening of March, VSU softball has found its rhythm and dominated the opposition. VSU has won nine out of their last 11 games to earn a season record of 23-8-1. Upon the beginning of Spring Break, the Blazers lost to Shorter twice in a three-game series. The Hawks sent three homers over the ...

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Tennis prepares for critical weekend

Written by Marquez Slaughter, Staff Writer The Blazers men and women tennis teams are set to take on the Alabama-Huntsville’s Chargers, Arkansas Tech Golden Suns (women), West Florida Argonauts and the Concordia Clippers in anticipation of their approaching Gulf South Conference tournaments. Both teams hope to redeem themselves after 3-5 losses to the Columbus State Cougars on March 9. The ...

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Braves prepare for upcoming season

Written by Kyle Dawson, Photo Editor The Atlanta Braves are in the midst of a rebuilding process that turned Turner Field into a ghost town. They fired general manager Frank Wren and have made 11 moves since 2015 including trading hometown hero Jason Heyward to the Cardinals, 4-time National League saves leader Craig Kimbrel to the Padres and Platinum Glove ...

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Softball looks to build off of sweep of UWA

Written by Aldean Star, Staff Writer The No. 20 Valdosta State Blazers softball team is more than halfway through the regular season and it is ready to take it up a notch. Through 24 games this season, the Blazers have tallied up a 17-6-1 record. VSU opened the year gaining 11 wins against their first 13 opponents this season. Although ...

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Bell turns to Gainesville to assemble staff

Written by Gabe Burns, Sports Editor Kerwin Bell continues to remake VSU’s coaching staff, and with that comes an injection of orange and blue. James Rowe has been added as defensive coordinator. Justin Hinds will be the defensive line coach. Both men spent last season as graduate assistants on Jim McElwain’s staff at the University of Florida. “I don’t know ...

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VSU tennis enjoys successful weekend on the court

Written by Marquez Slaughter, Correspondent VSU’s tennis teams are rolling. The men’s team defeated both the Lee Flames and Shorter Hawks 5-0 in a doubleheader while the women’s team also defeated Lee Flames 6-0 and Shorter Hawks 5-0 in Saturday’s match at the VSU courts. The wins earned them both their second consecutive Gulf South Conference win. Sophomores Leo Blay ...

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Baseball, softball falter in Florida

Written by Gabe Burns, Sports Editor The No. 20 Valdosta State Blazers softball team is more than halfway through the regular season and it is ready to take it up a notch. Through 24 games this season, the Blazers have tallied up a 17-6-1 record. On the softball side, West Florida is distant from its 2015 form. After going 19-30 ...

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Blazers tennis underway

Written by Austin Wells, Staff Writer The No. 20 Valdosta State Blazers softball team is more than halfway through the regular season and it is ready to take it up a notch. Through 24 games this season, the Blazers have tallied up a 17-6-1 record. The Blazers weren’t able to carry the momentum into their singles matches, however, losing four ...

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NASCAR waves green flag on Trump

Written by Kyle Dawson, Photo Editor For someone who is so far right wing, Donald Trump brought out some people who love to go left at his rally at the Complex last Monday. NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France attended the rally in support of Trump as well as hall of fame driver Bill Elliott and his son and current ...

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Basketball season comes to an end

Written by Gabe Burns, Sports Editor VSU’s thrilling basketball season was cut short by an 80-73 elimination loss to the Union Bulldogs in the teams’ Gulf South Conference tournament opener. The theme of the 2015-16 campaign for the GSC was protecting home court. All of the top six seeds had four or less home losses, making the luxury of hosting ...

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