Regular Season Conference Title on the Line

first_imgRegular Season Conference Title on the Line Share Oct. 26, 2007PENSACOLA, Fla. – West Florida’s men’s and women’s soccer teams will be fighting for a regular season conference title tonight when they take on the Montevallo Falcons at the UWF Sports complex. The 13th ranked women’s soccer team with play first tonight with kickoff scheduled for 5 p.m. and the 3rd ranked men’s team will take on the 17th ranked Falcons following the conclusion of the first fixture.For the women’s team (12-2-0, 7-0-0 GSC) they put their perfect conference record on the line when they battle the Lady Falcons (11-6-0, 6-1-0 GSC) who are currently second in the Gulf South Conference. With a win the Argonauts will clinch a first place bid in the GSC tournament as they search for back-to-back conference championships.The women come into tonight match on an eleven game winning streak and GSC defender of the Courtney Jones has allowed only one goal in conference play this season. It is the second time this season the sophomore goal keeper earned the honor.Dernelle Mascall comes into tonight’s match one goal shy of tying the West Florida single season record of 19, set by Brianna Oeser in 2005. The sophomore striker has two hat tricks and a total of eight goals in the Argonauts last three matches.On the men’s side, both teams come into the match undefeated in conference and the winner of the fixture will be the GSC regular season champion and the top seed for the conference tournament. In 2006, West Florida (14-1-0, 5-0-0 GSC) defeated Montevallo (15-1-1, 5-0-0 GSC) three times in three consecutive weekends. This season the Argonauts have already broken school record with eight straight road victories and 14 overall.Keith Savage remains two assists shy of the tying the West Florida career record in assists. The senior has 23 assist during his tenure with the Argonauts. He is also third is school history with 46 career goals.Fellow senior Jimmy McHenry leads the Argonauts this season in goals (14), assists (9) and points (37). The striker from Tallahassee, Fla. is fifth in West Florida hsitory with 20 career assists, eighth with 25 career goals and seventh with 70 career points.Neither of West Florida’s teams can fall below second place in the conference following tonight’s match and both team have a chance to repeat as regular season conference champions. “Live Stats” will be available on the each team’s home web page by clicking on the logo on the right side tool bar. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Presbyterian holding longest night of the year service on Tuesday, Dec. 22

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — The longest night of the year falls on Tuesday, December 22,. At 7 p.m. on that night, First Presbyterian Church, 1419 Western Ave, will hold a special worship service for the community. The Longest Night Service, often called a Blue Christmas service, provides space to experience silence, contemplative music, prayers of remembrance and hope, and scripture in the midst of an often fast-paced and busy season. Illness, grief, financial difficulties and loneliness can overwhelm us in the best of times. Family members and those who work in healthcare, eldercare and hospice may experience deep losses when caring for others. A Longest Night Service can be a meaningful way to acknowledge the things beyond our control, to welcome the Peace of Christ within and to find healing and hope. Everyone is welcome, and all who confess Jesus as Lord are invited to celebrate communion. There will be a time for candle lighting as a sign of hope for ourselves, others, and our world.  A traditional Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service will be held on December 24 at 9 p.m.last_img read more

33 months in prison for Mason City man who illegally purchased guns

first_imgMASON CITY — A Mason City man who illegally purchased weapons at a local store has been given a federal prison sentence.Braiden Despenas was accused of buying four pistols and a rifle from Hart Brothers between October 2017 and May 2018, lying each time about being a marijuana user.Despenas pleaded guilty to charges of possession of a firearm by a drug user and making a false statement during the purchase of a firearm.He was sentenced on Thursday in US Federal Court in Cedar Rapids to two years and nine months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release.last_img read more