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Golf team torches first event

by: Chris Webb Valdosta State University golf team wrapped up its first tournament of the season finishing 9th at the fourth annual Jay Jennison Memorial at The Palencia Club. The Blazers shot a collective 26-over par 890 for the three round event hosted by Flagler College in St. Augustine, Fla. The host Saints won the team championship shooting a 1-over ...

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Blazers rout Shorter 41-0

by: Eric Jackson Valdosta- No.1 Valdosta State (2-0) was tested early on but went on to shutout Shorter (0-3) 41-0 in its home opener Saturday night at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium The Blazers opened up conference play with their newest rivals. “I thought our guys played really, really well,” head coach David Dean said. “They created a lot of turnovers in the ...

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Blazers to host Rams

by: Chris Kessler No.1 Valdosta State football team (2-0) will have a tough time following up their 41-0 rout over Shorter last Saturday. Coming off the program’s first shut-out since 2011, the defense looks to keep up their hard-hitting and physical play when Angelo State (1-2) comes to town, but Head Coach David Dean is still looking for improvement. “The ...

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VSU ready for Tampa regional

by: Julia Armistead and Victoria Johnson Valdosta State Cross Country both men and women teams are prepared for their upcoming pre-regionals tournament, hosted by The University of Tampa on Friday. They will do their best to work together and figure out ways to oust their next opponents. Juliana Boehm, a senior from Kirschberg, Germany, believes the team has great potential ...

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Defense looks great in 41-0 win over Shorter

by Chris Kessler   Valdosta State bent but never broke on defense. The Blazers defense played about as perfect as possible, keeping Shorter off the score-board Friday night. “It was very important to come out successful and also get a goose-egg, and make a statement; we’re a defense that comes ready to play,” safety Lance Holder said, who had a ...

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Maylisa Johnson fights off injuries for final season

by: Shane Thomas   The words ‘torn ACL’ are perhaps the most feared words in sports. For Valdosta State Lady Blazers guard-forward Maylisa Johnson, those words have been a little too familiar. Johnson missed all of the 2012-13 season after undergoing a second ACL surgery on her left knee and finds herself working to get back into game shape for ...

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Blazer volleyball opens conference play this weekend

 by: Neil Frawley Valdosta State volleyball team enters Gulf South Conference play with a pair of matches against Alabama Huntsville and North Alabama on Friday and Saturday. Despite going up against two teams with losing records, this weekend presents a great opportunity for VSU to improve upon its weaknesses as they play towards their goal of winning the GSC volleyball ...

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No.1 VSU football team to host Shorter Saturday

by: Chris Kessler No. 1 Valdosta State (1-0) plays their home opener against Gulf South Conference rival Shorter (0-2) this Saturday at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium.� “It’s weird; it does seem like a long time since we’ve had a home game. But we’re excited to have an opportunity to play at home and get the atmosphere of a home game,” said Coach ...

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VSU women’s soccer team out of top 25

by: Alex Tostado Valdosta State women’s soccer (3-0-1) hits the road for the first time this season as they make stops at Gulf South Conference opponents Delta State (1-3) on Friday afternoon and Christian Brothers (3-0-1) on Sunday afternoon. VSU is 1-0-1 this season in the GSC after a double overtime tie with Union and a 3-0 win over Alabama ...

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Cool down with CORE

Written by: Abbie Baggerly   Anyone looking for an adrenaline rush should be glad to know that CORE will be taking students white-water rafting in the cool Appalachian Mountains on Sept. 28-29. CORE plans to tackle the rapids in Hiawassee, Ga. and Ocoee, Tenn. during the trip which will include rafting, hiking and plenty of water. “Water,” Sean Wilkinson, CORE ...

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