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Atlanta Braves Spring Training Roster

Atlanta Braves Spring Training Roster

| February 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Last year, the Atlanta Braves improved tremendously from the 2016 campaign and they hope to have an even better year in 2018. The Atlanta Braves released their roster for spring training. They have 35 total pitchers, 7 catchers, 10 infielders, 9 outfielders and 10 different managers. The Braves start out their spring training schedule this […]

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Nijem to Step in the Ring Against Seasoned Boxer

Nijem to Step in the Ring Against Seasoned Boxer

| February 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Press Release: Tommy Nijem will have his debut kickboxing bout against experienced amateur boxing stand out Jose Perez.  Nijem will attempt to answer the question:  Which is the better martial art – kickboxing or boxing? Valdosta native, Nijem, 47, has trained in the martial arts at American Top Team Valdosta. He is the father of twin girls […]

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Daytona 500 Race On Sunday

Daytona 500 Race On Sunday

| February 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Alex Bowman and Denny Hamlin will lead the field to green on Sunday for the 60th Annual Daytona 500. What better way to open up the NASCAR season with the premiere race, the Daytona 500. Alex Bowman and Deny Hamlin qualified on the front row for the race. Ryan Blaney and Chase Elliot will start […]

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Deadline Extended for VLPRA Baseball/Softball Registration

Deadline Extended for VLPRA Baseball/Softball Registration

| February 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

VLPRA Press Release: There’s a little more time for children to sign up for youth baseball and softball with the Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks & Recreation Authority.  VLPRA has extended the registration deadline to Sunday, February 18th. The league is open to children as young as three years old up to 12 year olds.  There are […]

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Billy Henderson Dead At 89

Billy Henderson Dead At 89

| February 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Former Clarke Central head coach, Billy Henderson, died on Wednesday, February 14th. Henderson won 3 state championships at Clarke Central. Valdosta High School played in several state championships against Clarke Central in the 80’s and 90’s. Henderson was born June 2, 1928. He moved to Clarke Central in 1973 and created a powerhouse. Before Clarke […]

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VLPRA Volleyball Registration Open Through Sunday

VLPRA Volleyball Registration Open Through Sunday

| February 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

VLPRA Press Release: Local kids can participate in one of the area’s fastest growing sports with VLPRA’s volleyball league.  Registration for Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks & Recreation Authority’s school-based league is open through this Sunday. The school-based portion of the league is open to girls in 4th-8th grades.  Participants register based on the middle school they currently […]

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Valdosta High School Hires New Offensive Coordinator

Valdosta High School Hires New Offensive Coordinator

| February 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Valdosta – With a downfall last year on the offensive side of the ball, Valdosta High School hired Coach Joshua Crawford as Offensive Coordinator. Coach Crawford was part of the back-to-back state championship teams at Colquitt County and the 2017 state championship team at Lee County. Coach Rodemaker interview on the new hire:  

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Dougherty and Gainesville High School Hires New Football Coaches

Dougherty and Gainesville High School Hires New Football Coaches

| February 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Gainesville High School hired a new head football coach, Heath Webb, after former head coach retired this past season. Heath Webb was previously at Winder-Barrow. He led Winder-Barrow’s team to four straight playoff appearances and won their first playoff game since 1993. Dougherty High School also hired a new head coach, Olten Downs. Downs was […]

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Former Georgia Bulldog Shows How He Lost His Hand

Former Georgia Bulldog Shows How He Lost His Hand

| February 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Mohamed Masaquoi, former Georgia Bulldog, lost his left hand back at training camp last year and discussed how it feels to have his hand amputated. Masaquoi played wide receiver for the Bulldogs from 2005-2008. In 2009, he was drafted by the Cleveland Browns. An ATV accident cost him his football career during training camp. After […]

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Atlanta United Opens Preseason with Nashville Win

Atlanta United Opens Preseason with Nashville Win

| February 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

NASHVILLE  — Atlanta United beat Nashville SC 3-1 Saturday afternoon at First Tennessee Park in the club’s 2018 preseason opener. Forwards Josef Martinez, Brandon Vazquez and Romario Williams each scored for Atlanta to lead the club past USL side Nashville, which was playing in its inaugural match. “I think it was a nice game because, […]

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