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Blazing QB battle

UPDATE: Page has been edited for accuracy Jake Medlock Height: 6’3” Weight: 220 lbs. Previous school: Florida Atlantic Spring game stats: 11 of 20 passes for 216 yards and three touchdowns Medlock undoubtedly has the experience to be the next starter. He started 23 games for the Panthers. Medlock comes into a battle after leaving a quarterback battle at FIU, ... Read More »

Softball streaking

No. 18 Valdosta State makes its second trip to Fesmire Field this weekend as Union tries to extinguish the hottest team in the Gulf South Conference. The Lady Blazers, fueled on a 10-game winning streak, travel to Jackson, Tenn., for a doubleheader Saturday afternoon, then a finale on Sunday. VSU beat UU 4-1 last season in its first-ever meeting against ... Read More »

Dig in: New Remerton pizza buffet offers food and fun

The Mill

Written by: Eric Jackson If the thought of fresh, doughy specialty pizzas doesn’t grab your attention, then take one step inside Remerton’s new buffet restaurant, and you won’t leave without a full stomach. The Mill Pizza Buffet and Games opened last week in the Remerton Mill Plaza across the street from the decimated construction area that was once the Strickland ... Read More »

Student charged for the death of ‘Lizzie’ Lohmar

Lohmar Grey

Written by: Eric Jackson and Jordan Barela VSU student Michael Laslie turned himself in Monday morning at the Lowndes County Jail after learning that a warrant had been issued for his arrest. The warrant was issued for homicide by vehicle in the second degree, which is a misdemeanor that could result in Leslie serving up to one year behind bars. ... Read More »

No.6 VSU softball prepared for Eckerd Tournament

written by: Eric Jackson They’re good. Everyone knows they’re good−and this weekend we’ll see how good. No. 6 Valdosta State awaits a true evaluation of its caliber in the upcoming Eckerd Tournament this weekend in Clearwater, Fla. Several new players, like freshmen starters catcher Morgan Buter and second basemen Chelsea Canara, will receive their first dose of fierce, competitive tournament ... Read More »

Freshman Chelsea Canara earns Player of the Week honors

written by: Eric Jackson Age is nothing but a number. This expression is also the mantra of newcomer Chelsea Canara. The freshman phenom went hitless in her first collegiate doubleheader this past weekend in Pensacola, yet assisted her team by driving in four runs as the Blazers split against Midwestern State. In the following doubleheader against Southern Arkansas, Canara’s first ... Read More »

VSU softball set to begin 2014 quest

Written by: Eric Jackson  The Blazers open their 2014 softball season this weekend in Pensacola, Fla., with their eyes set on reclaiming the national championship title, and the expectations haven’t changed. “I want a good start, a good middle, and a good finish,” nine-year Head Coach Thomas Macera said. “We don’t talk about a good start; we talk about winning ... Read More »

VSU student gets life

  Written by: Eric Jackson Thirteen months after the lifeless body of 17-year-old Jasmine Benjamin was discovered in Georgia Hall, justice has finally been served. Nineteen-year-old Darien Meheux was found guilty Friday afternoon of murdering VSU student Benjamin in the fifth floor study room of Georgia Hall. Lowndes County Superior Court Judge James Tunsion sentenced Meheux to life in prison ... Read More »

Students control campus media

Written by: Eric Jackson As campus media outlets continue to work as career stepping stones for students at universities nation-wide, the fight for editorial independence remains a never-ending obstacle . This is noticeable as a bystander, but it all came to light last spring, after leaving the Georgia College Press Association convention. Throughout the weekend trip, during meetings and seminars, ... Read More »

Column: Injury bug ruins repeat chances

Written by: Eric Jackson These days it’s tough being a Blazer football fan. It’s even tougher to be a Blazer quarterback. Cayden Cochran again had a perplexed look on his face after Saturday’s loss – the same defeated expression he’s worn the last five weeks. He stood there on his ginger right ankle solemnly holding himself upright with the help ... Read More »