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Lady Blazers welcomes Trinty Baptist

Written by: Chris Kessler The VSU Lady Blazers will look to get their season started on the right foot when they play their season-opener this Monday against Trinity Baptist, despite battling with injuries in the pre-season.  Despite being limited in the pre-season, Coach Kiley Hill isn’t lowering his expectations.  “If our expectations aren’t high this time of year, then I ...

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Lady Blazers back on the floor

Written by: Chris Kessler  Basketball season is right around the corner, and the VSU Lady Blazers have high expectations of winning the Gulf South Conference. “I think we can compete,” Head Coach Kiley Hill said. “Can we win it? You just never know. You got to have some breaks, but we can be in a position to do some very ...

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Ferguson starts tenure at Lowndes County

Written by: Shane Thomas Two years removed from leading the VSU Lady Blazers to the Sweet Sixteen, Brittany Ferguson will be patrolling the sidelines as the new head coach of the Lowndes High School girls’ basketball team. On May 14, Ferguson was introduced as the new leader of the Lowndes High girls’ basketball program, replacing longtime Lady Vikettes coach Shan ...

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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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Lady Blazers heading home early; NCAA tournament berth uncertain

Birmingham Ala. – Despite the Lady Blazers’ best efforts in the second half, VSU couldn’t overcome a 25 point deficit at halftime as they got knocked out early in the Gulf South Conference Tournament with a 90-79 loss to Alabama Huntsville.  UAH was led by Gulf South Conference player of the year honoree Jasmine Hammon scoring 26 points and grabbed ...

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Lady Blazers outlast Argonauts

Valdosta State’s lone senior forward Brittney Nelson came up clutch once again to lead the Lady Blazers to a 68-65 victory over West Florida in her final game in the P.E. Complex Saturday afternoon. VSU down 64-63 with less than 30 seconds left, Kourtnee Williams connected with Brittney Nelson to hit a three-pointer from deep to put them up 66-64. ...

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VSU says farewell to seniors

Written by Shane Thomas   Valdosta State men’s basketball team is gearing up for its final home game of the season, hosting West Florida Saturday afternoon. The Blazers enter the game on a three-game winning streak following a 70-69 victory over the West Alabama Tigers last Saturday at The Complex. UWF has won two consecutive games after defeating West Georgia ...

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Blazers to host Wolves Thursday

VSU welcomes their basketball teams home after a two-game road trip as the Blazers return to The Complex to face Wolves of conference rival West Georgia. Valdosta State comes into Thursday’s game with an overall record of 14-7, with a record of 6-7 in conference play.  After winning three of four games on their last home stand, the Blazers took ...

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Blazer basketball hoping to improve for next game

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Written by Chris Kessler   With just nine games left, and a record of 10-7, it’s gut-check time for the Lady Blazers.   “We’re in a nine game season, our focus is to be the best team we can be each and every day. It’s the small things can be the big things and that’s our focus. We’ve got to ...

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Lady Blazers lose again


Valdosta, Ga. – The Lady Blazers (10-7) are on a two-game losing streak and move to 3-6 in Gulf South Conference play after falling 58-52 to rival Delta State (11-6) Saturday afternoon in the P.E. Complex. Forcing a bevy of turnovers (19) was vital for the Lady Statesmen staying close behind all game before stealing the lead late in the ...

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