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Bryant's field goal lifts Falcons into NFC Championship Game
Matt Bryant kicked a 49-yard field goal with 8 seconds left and the Atlanta Falcons bounced back after blowing a 20-point lead in the fourth quarter, defeating Russell Wilson and the gutty Seattle Seahawks 30-28 in an NFC divisional playoff game Sunday.
South Georgia Classic under new leadership
Joerdan Simpson described his first few weeks at his new job as hectic, but fun.
After all, the 22-year-old went from being a Samford University graduate in May to being named the new tournament director for the South Georgia Classic in Valdosta.
Valdosta sweeps Lowndes
Valdosta’s basketball teams swept crosstown rival Lowndes in their Region 1-6A openers on Saturday night at the VHS gymnasium.
Valdosta’s boys dominated, winning 85-44. Valdosta’s girls built an early double digit lead, held it most of the game and earned a 54-47 win.
Hardwood rivalry renewed
The varsity basketball teams from Lowndes and Valdosta will meet for the first time this season tonight at Valdosta High School.
The games will serve as the Region 1-AAAAAA openers for both schools.
The girls’ game is set for a 6 p.m. tip-off, with the boys’ game being scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. tip.
7 local players named AP All-State
The Associated Press has released the 2012 Georgia High School Association All-State football teams.
Lowndes placed two players on the Class 6A All-State team, while Valdosta placed none. Brooks County placed two on the Class AA team. Cook and Lanier County each placed one defender.
Titletown All-Stars win state championship
The Titletown All-Stars, a 10U youth football team comprised of all-stars from the Valdosta Boys and Girls Club, had revenge on their minds entering Saturday’s state championship game in Atlanta.
Facing South Columbus in the National Preparatory Football Association’s Scott Coalition Bowl inside the Georgia Dome, the All-Stars avenged an earlier tournament loss to the Falcons, winning the state championship game, 6-0.
Valdosta State Blazers: 2012 Division II national champions!
The Valdosta State students and fans couldn’t help themselves. With the time winding off the clock in Saturday’s Division II national championship game, they slowly started to creep over the fence and onto the field.
When the final horn buzzed, Blazer Nation stormed a field that is the regular season home to one of the school’s biggest rivals. For the third time in nine years, the Blazer football team had won the national championship.
VSU Blazers: Florence bound!
The Valdosta State Blazers couldn’t help but chant it, “We’re going to the ship.”
The Valdosta State football team clinched its fourth-ever trip to the NCAA Division II National Championship Game, beating the previously-unbeaten Minnesota State-Mankato Mavericks 35-19 in the national semifinals on Saturday in near freezing temperatures.
Blazers battle Mavericks in semifinals today
The Valdosta State football team is just four quarters away from playing for a national championship.
The Blazers (10-2) will have to get through the undefeated Minnesota State-Mankato Mavericks (13-0) to advance to their fourth national championship game in 11 years. The two teams square off in the Division II national semifinals today at 3 p.m. Eastern from Mankato’s Blakeslee Stadium.
Winnersville Rivalry named best in Georgia by USA Today
The rivalry that ensues each season between crosstown rivals Lowndes and Valdosta truly is the best in the state.
After an online vote conducted by USA Today, the Winnersville Rivalry was named the top-rivalry in the state of Georgia, edging out Clinch County versus Wilcox County and Parkview versus Brookwood for the state’s top-honor.
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