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Berrien’s Kal Simmons named Freshman All-American at KSU
Kennesaw State freshman shortstop Kal Simmons has been named to the Louisville Slugger Freshmen All-American Team, it was announced on Wednesday by the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper.
Simmons helped turn over 50 double plays at shortstop this season, helping the Owls lead the A-Sun in that statistic.
James can get back at Spurs
Before reaching the top of basketball, LeBron James was run over by the San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs swept James’ Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2007 NBA Finals, so long ago that the winning game plan focused on exploiting James’ weaknesses. Those are nearly impossible to find now, and James essentially warned the Spurs that they shouldn’t bother looking.
VSU’s Helfer hires former Blazer Herman Burge as assistant coach
When he played for the Blazers, Herman Burge dazzled in front of fans, going down as one of the more electric point guards to run Mike Helfer’s system.
Now Burge, who last played for the Valdosta State men’s basketball team in 2007, is returning to his alma mater to serve under Helfer as the assistant men’s basketball coach.
UGA’s Richt addresses Harvey-Clemons suspension
Each summer, it seems Georgia head coach Mark Richt must calm his fan base about some sort of suspension and how it will affect the Bulldogs early in the season.
A year ago, things were calm, but the scenario returned in May with the one-game punishment for projected starting safety Josh Harvey-Clemons after he was implicated in an incident involving marijuana in a dorm room.
Simmons double in 10th carries Braves
Andrelton Simmons hit a game-ending double in the 10th inning, lifting the Atlanta Braves to a 5-4 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night.
High school showcase coming to VSU Monday
The Georgia Dugout Club will hold its annual Georgia Underclassman Top 100 regional showcase event at Valdosta State’s Billy Grant Field Monday, June 10.
Area youth turn out for Godfrey camp
Around 100 local area youth participated in the 12th annual Randall Godfrey Youth Football Camp Saturday at Lowndes’ Martin Stadium.
While teaching the game of football was an emphasis for Godfrey — and is each year the camp is held — an emphasis was placed on other things outside the game of football.
VSU’s Bulger eyeing return to pro baseball next year
Jason Bulger is hoping his professional baseball playing days aren’t done just yet.
Viking runners Watts, Sims sign with colleges
A pair of Lowndes runners signed their way onto college rosters Wednesday.
Recent graduates Devonte Watts and Reaud Sims signed national letters of intent inside the empty, student-less, hallways of Lowndes High School.
Randall Godfrey Youth Camp Saturday
The 12th annual Randall Godfrey All-Star Football Camp will be held Saturday inside Lowndes’ Martin Stadium.
The former Lowndes Viking turned second-round draft pick by the Dallas Cowboys will host the annual camp, which is available for boys between the ages of 6-14.
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