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Seven Vikings sign college football scholarships
Seven Lowndes football players committed to play college football during a National Signing Day ceremony at Lowndes High School Wednesday afternoon.
Of the seven, only one, safety and return specialist Tiquan Lang, signed with a Division I program. The other six players all signed with Division II programs, including three to Valdosta State.
Three Wildcat linemen sign their letters of intent
Last season, one of the Valdosta Wildcats’ biggest strengths was its offensive line.
The offensive line opened holes for a rushing attack that accumulated over 2,000 yards on the ground. It protected a quarterback (Shelby Wilkes) who threw for 1,738 yards and 16 touchdowns. It played a big role for an offense that averaged 29 points per game.
VSU softball opens title defense with pair of wins over Southern Arkansas
Valdosta State started the 2013 season the same way the Blazers ended 2012. In the 2012 NCAA Division II National Championship game, Courtney Albritton led off with a home run. She did the same Saturday in the season opener against Southern Arkansas. Valdosta State’s heavy bats continued throughout the day for five home runs en route to 6-0 and 7-3 victories over the Muleriders to start the season 2-0.
Barcol wins fight at Winter Heat
Kelly Barcol, the 44-year-old pastor of the House of Joy, came out victorious in his amateur mixed martial arts fighting debut Saturday night at Bud Light Winter Heat in Mathis City Auditorium.
Sources: Braves trade for Justin Upton
The Atlanta Braves have made a trade where they would acquire Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Justin Upton, according to Fox Sports, CBS Sports and MLB.com.
Falcons' Ryan has sprained shoulder, will miss Pro Bowl
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan sprained his left shoulder in the closing minutes of the NFC championship game and won’t be able to play in Sunday’s Pro Bowl.
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.
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