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The ‘Rebirth’ of Trojan’s women’s basketball

The ‘Rebirth’ of Trojan’s women’s basketball

Charnese Small, Photo Editor & Staff Writer November 15, 2022

Coach Nadine Domond recently left her coaching position at Rutgers University as an assistant coach after six years on the sideline. She is now the new head coach of the Lady Trojans and is ready for the...

ECSUs balanced attack hands Trojans home loss 3-1

ECSU’s balanced attack hands Trojans home loss 3-1

Sanaa Bethea, Contributing Writer October 25, 2022

Virginia State University Women’s Volleyball fell to Elizabeth City State University in four sets 25-18, 24-26, 25-13 and 25-19 on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at the Multi-Purpose Center. Freshman right-side...

Trojans offense takes control to defeat ECSU 34-12

Trojans’ offense takes control to defeat ECSU 34-12

Ahmad Rattley, Contributing Writer October 23, 2022

Elizabeth City NC– The Trojans won convincingly 34-12 against the Vikings on Saturday, Oct. 22, at Elizabeth City State University. Sophomore running back Upton Bailey had himself a day in the running...

Wide receiver #3 Tylique Ray is finally brought down after a gain of 21 yards in the second half of the Bowie State game during Homecoming Week. 
Photo by Gibran Godfrey.

Bowie State spoils Trojans’ Homecoming

Gibran Godfrey, Sports Editor October 23, 2022

The Virginia State University Football Homecoming Game took place on Saturday, Oct. 1 and the Trojans went up against Bowie State University. The seats in the stadium were filled to the brim, but unfortunately,...

Trojans Middle Blocker Kelsea Saulny spikes the ball against the Panthers during the win. Saulny had five blocks and four kills.

Trojans defeat Panthers in convincing fashion 3-0

Staff Reports October 19, 2022

Richmond, VA - Virginia State University Women's Volleyball swept rival Virginia Union in three sets 25-19, 25-15, 25-22 on Monday, Oct. 17 at Barco-Stevens Hall. Sophomore outside hitter Helena Eubanks...

Sophomore Kennedy Hoge (left) passes a serve to her setter in a drill at practice at the Multipurpose Center. Hoge is a defensive specialist. Photo by Gibran Godfrey.

5 sporting events not to miss this year

Gibran Godfrey, Sports Editor September 6, 2022

The 2022-2023 season for Virginia State University sports is going to be an eventful one to say the least. From the fall/winter sports such as football, women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball,...

Freshmen Alaijah Pratt connects with a high fastball. Pratt has not only commanded the batter’s box, but also the pitcher’s mound going 7-3 this season. She recently threw a two-hit shutout against Bowie State and a one-hit shutout against Lincoln. Photo by  Virginia Statesman staff.

Softball prepares for CIAA

April 19, 2022

Trojans conclude their season with two doubleheaders against Union With just four games left in the regular season, the Virginia State University softball team is just three wins away from 20 wins, a...

New turf field comes to Rogers Stadium along with four new sports

New turf field comes to Rogers Stadium along with four new sports

April 10, 2022

With the conclusion of the Virginia State University football spring game came the end of grass seed, fertilizer and mowing. Yes, the field at Rogers Stadium is undergoing a face-lift to be ready for fall...

Coach Ashley Dewitt watches her athletes throw the shot put at the Fred Hardy Invitational Track Meet at the University of Richmond. Photo by Virginia Statesman staff.

Throws coach just getting started

Atrell Williams, Contributing Writer March 22, 2022

Her coaching career is her livelihood, yet it all started with her intense supremely competitive career. Ashley Dewitt is the throws coach at Virginia State University. In her five years here the men’s...

Former head football coach Reggie Barlow watches his offense against Lincoln University during the 2021 season.

Head football coach Reggie Barlow leaves Virginia State for XFL

Gibran Godfrey, Managing Editor March 14, 2022

After six seasons as the head coach of the Virginia State University Trojans, head coach Reggie Barlow has officially accepted a head coaching position with the XFL. Coach Barlow leaves the program with...

Pitcher Cole Spain completed the third game of the series on the mound going seven full innings. Photo by Gibran Godfrey.

Baseball splits Sunday doubleheader with Davis & Elkins College

Gibran Godfrey, Managing Editor March 2, 2022

The baseball team's bats came alive in the bottom of the first during the final game of the doubleheader on Sunday, February 27, against Davis & Elkins College. The four runs established a lead that...

Sophomore Emmett Jefferson stands in the batters box during his first plate appearance against Lock Haven on Saturday, Feb. 12th. Jefferson went 1 for 3 with 2 RBIs.

Trojans split two-game series against Lock Haven

Gibran Godfrey, Managing Editor February 16, 2022

This past weekend the Trojans baseball team played a hard-fought series against a highly skilled team in the Lock Haven University Bald Eagles.  The Trojans split the two-game series one to one as...

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