2018 Naples Daily News All-Area Girls Golf Team

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The three finalists are invited to The Southwest Florida Sports Awards to be held Tuesday, May 21 at the Barbara B.

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Palmetto Ridge wrestler Colby Singletary (left) and Naples High runner Jillian Dempsey won Boys and Girls Athlete of the Year honors at the Southwest Florida Sports Awards on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Adam Fisher/Naples Daily News

HOW WE SELECT THE’ALL-AREA’TEAMS At the conclusion of each’high school season, the Naples Daily News staff sends’area athletic directors a nomination’form for coaches to select and rank players for our’all-area’first teams and to also’nominate athletes for’second team and honorable’mention. A combination’of the Naples Daily News’ ‘research and the coaches’player rankings lead to the’teams being selected and’three athletes being named’finalists for player of the’year. The three finalists’are invited to The Southwest Florida Sports Awards to be held Tuesday, May 21 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, where a player’of the year for each will be announced along with other honors. Jacksonville Jaguars running back Tommy Bohanon’will be the featured speaker.’For more information go to sportsawards.news-press.com.

Quite a lot has been going on:

2018 Year in Review: Stories that caught our attention

Periods of rain. High near 40F. Winds SE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall near a half an inch..

Rain showers early changing to snow showers overnight. Low 27F. SW winds shifting to NW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of precip 70%. Snow accumulations less than one inch.

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Consider a plotline for a made-for-TV movie, in which an everyday-seeming, 56-year-old grandmother somehow becomes the subject of a nationwide police manhunt.

As fiction, it challenges our incredulity. As news, it is one of our region’s top stories of the year.

Rochester’s first baby of the New Year, Sokun Monyboramey Khay, is born at 1:01 a.m. Jan. 1 at Olmsted Medical Center. ‘ A 15-cent increase in the state minimum wage takes effect. The new wage is $9.65 per hour, $7.87 for smaller employers. ‘ Appointed U.S. Sen. Tina Smith heads to Washington, D.C., to be sworn in Jan. 3 as the replacement for Al Franken.

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Ladies and gentleman, your 2016-17 Southwest Florida Sports Awards winners – The News

Krissy Gear of Fort Myers High School and Cole Schneider of Riverdale were crowned The News-Press Female and Male Athletes of the Year, respectively, Wednesday night at the Southwest Florida Sports Awards at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall.

Cape Coral High boys soccer coach Aldo Nardiello received the Jeff Sommer Memorial Coach of the Year Award, named after the late Estero High athletic director and cross country coach. The News-Press presented the award to Nardiello, who joined prior recipients Sommer and Dunbar girls basketball coach Dwayne Donnell.

Estero senior Alina Faunce, the Lee County Girls Swimmer of the Year, also received a superlative award: the Academic Achievement Award.

Golf roundup – News from southeastern Connecticut

Charles Howell III made a 15-foot birdie putt on the second hole of a playoff with Patrick Rodgers on Sunday in the RSM Classic’at St. Simons Island, Ga., to end an 11-year victory drought.

Howell dropped to his knees and buried his head in his hands, then tearfully embraced wife Heather and children Ansley and Chase ‘ neither of whom were born when he last won on the PGA Tour at Riviera in 2007.

Howell earned $1,152,000 and a return trip to his hometown of Augusta, Georgia, in April to play in the Masters for the first time since 2012

“That was the first thing that popped into my head (after making the clinching putt),” Howell said. “Obviously, it means a lot to me being from Augusta but it means a lot to every player, right? Every golfer in the world knows what the Masters is so I’m nothing special on that. But that tournament, that atmosphere, just everything … it’s tough at home to sit back and watch that on television.”

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