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West Florida Sweeps Weekly Conference Honors in Three Sports

first_img Share West Florida Sweeps Weekly Conference Honors in Three Sports Oct. 3, 2007BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – For the second straight week West Florida’s Volleyball team and Women’s Soccer team swept the Gulf South Conference Player and Defender of the Week accolades, while the men’s soccer team joined in the action also sweeping the conference honors.For the Women’s Soccer team, Brandi Adams and Marie Hastings received the award for the first time in their careers. Adams was a part of every Argonauts goal over the conference opening weekend as she en route to the GSC Player of the Week. On Friday in West Florida’s 4-1 victory over Ouachita Baptist, the senior picked up her first goal of the season and added three assists. Two of the assists came off set plays as the Gulf Breeze, Fla., native set a career high five points in a game. On Sunday in the Argonauts 1-0 triumph over Harding, it was once again Adams who sent in the corner kick that led to the only goal in the match.During the conference opening weekend West Florida’s defense, led by senior sweeper Hastings, shut down their opposition allowing only 8 combined shots over two games. On Friday they limited the Tigers to 5 total shots and on Sunday they only allowed Harding the take three. It is the sixth time this season that Hastings and the Argonauts defense held their opposition to under 10 shots.The Argonauts Men’s Soccer Team it was Keith Savage earning his third career GSC Player of the Week award, second this season, and Nolan Intermoia that was chosen for his second career GSC Defender of the Week.In addition to begin a major part of the Argonauts pair of conference shutouts, when the defense allowed their opponents to 18 combined shots and just six on goal, Intermoia picked up his first goal of the season and added an assist over the weekend. On Friday night, as a result of some nice passing from Intermoia led to Savages’ second goal. On Sunday, Intermoia added a goal to his stats when he flicked the ball over the head of the Harding defense coming off a set play sent in by Mason Hupp.For Savage his first goal against Ouachita Baptist on Friday night was his 100th point of his career and after the weekend Savage now has 106 in his career, third in West Florida history. He also picked up two assist against Harding on Sunday giving him 22 career assists also good for third in all-time school history, three behind the all-time lead. He is tied with the team lead in goals this season and has the team high in assists and point this season.The Volleyball team has swept the player of the week honors in the East Division two straight times, with four separate players being honored. This week Isabela Gualberto picked up the Player of the Week while teammate Jerica Carter received the Defender of the Week honors.Gualberto hit over .400 for the week, while totaling 41 kills. Against North Alabama, she had 20 kills and a .432 hitting total, helping led UWF to its first win over UNA in school history.Carter, a junior Libero, had 48 digs on the week, going over 20 on one occasion. Against UNA, she received 80 percent of the serve, setting up the offense for her teammates. In a 3-0 win over Alabama-Huntsville, she surpassed the 1,000 career dig mark.All three teams continue conference play this weekend. The soccer team travel to Christian Brothers Univeristy on Sunday, but first the men’s team will host William Carey on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. The volleyball team will travel for a showdown with undefeated West Alabama on Friday and will take on Montevallo on Saturday. “Live Stats” will be available for all soccer matches. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more


FEMA Considers Changing Local Flood Maps and Risk Zones

first_imgIf you do not currently have flood insurance, you may soon be required to purchase it.The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced that is changing its flood maps and risk zones throughout South Florida.The current maps, which determine whether flood insurance is optional or mandatory, were adopted three years ago.“We see remapping typically every three years,” says Fielding Mcelory with Bullen Insurance Group.A preliminary FEMA report indicates that thousands of Palm Beach County homeowners may soon go from “low risk” to “high risk,” which would make it mandatory for them to get coverage.“People, if they have a flood policy today, we can grandfather their older BFE, base flood elevation,” explains Patricia Latshaw, Senior Vice President of Compliance at Wright Flood. “So if they’ve had continuous coverage through the NFIP (National Flood Insurance Program), or they built in compliance, we want to give them that better rate because they did what they were supposed to when they initially built the building. So they shouldn’t be penalized for that.”FEMA plans to hold open house meetings on February 4 and 5 at the Mary V. McDonald-Wilson Center off Australian Avenue in West Palm Beach.Homeowners who do not have a mortgage are not required to get flood insurance.“If they do have a flood, their homeowner’s policy is not going to cover flood or storm surge,” Mcelory adds.There will be a 90-day appeal period after next week’s public meetings. FEMA will then make final decisions, although experts say the new guidelines could take up to a year to be put into effect.last_img read more


PBC Coronavirus Testing Sites Closed Friday, Saturday Due to Weather

first_imgLooking to get tested for coronavirus? You will have to wait until Monday.The Healthcare District in Palm Beach County has announced that all six COVID-19 testing sites will be closed Friday and Saturday.The closure is being attributed to the potential for bad weather.In addition, the hotline to schedule appointments will be closed through 8 a.m. Monday.People who had appointments scheduled for Friday or Saturday will be given priority appointments for next week.According to the Department of Health, there were 43,210 total cases of coronavirus in Florida as of Thursday.At least 1,875 Florida residents have died from COVID-19.Palm Beach County: 4,278 cases-263 deaths-Men: 2,148, Women: 2,044-752 hospitalizationslast_img read more