Palm Beach County is still leading Florida in the number of coronavirus deaths. The number rose from 27 to 33 in one day, according to the state Department of Health.The deaths in Palm Beach County include 17 men and 16 women. The additional deaths that were announced on Friday are men 80 and 87, and women 62, 74, 85 and 90. The youngest fatality is a 64-year-old woman and the oldest a 94-year-old man.Palm Beach County leads Florida in number of coronavirus deaths Palm Beach County’s number of confirmed coronavirus cases are at 858. There are 3,364 positive cases in Miami Dade and 1,598 ones in Broward. Miami Dade has reported 25 deaths and Broward has reported 22 deaths.Over 10,000 confirmed coronavirus cases statewide and a total of 170 coronavirus deaths have been reported in the entire state of Florida, according to the state’s department of health.
The Syracuse softball team posted two victories against Penn State Tuesday in a nonconference doubleheader in University Park. The Orange (27-20, 9-7 Big East) won the first game 2-0 and the second by a score of 6-1 to extend its current winning streak to four games. Published on April 27, 2010 at 12:00 pm Caira fired her third one-hitter of the season in game one, striking out 13 Nittany Lions with only two walks allowed. Next up for the Orange is a return trip to Pennsylvania to take on Pittsburgh this weekend. Syracuse plays three games against the Panthers, who currently sit fifth in the Big East. The game was deadlocked 0-0 until a two-run blast from third baseman Hallie Gibbs gave Syracuse the lead in the top of the seventh. It was her third home run in as many games. This was the Orange’s first win against Penn State (28-18, 7-7 Big Ten) since 2001. — Compiled by staff writers Michael Cohen and Mark Cooper Head coach Leigh Ross turned to Caira once again to make the start in game two for the Orange. Her dominance continued as she allowed a single hit over five innings, striking out seven while walking one. SU pitcher Jenna Caira picked up both wins for the Orange in her best performance of the season. She threw 12 shutout innings, racking up 20 strikeouts and giving up just two hits over the course of both games. Comments After a weekend series with Connecticut in which the team belted four home runs, the hot bats continued for the Orange. Gibbs and freshman Stacy Kuwik each hit two-run blasts in a four-run fifth inning that blew the game open. Gibbs now leads the team with six long balls, giving her 19 for her career. Facebook Twitter Google+ SU entered the doubleheader 1-7 against Penn State all-time and had never won at University Park.
Rajcic does a little of everything for the Guards. The 6-foot-9 senior from Serbia and Montengro is shooting 60 percent from field, 84 percent from the free-throw line and averages 21.9 points, 12.2 rebounds and 6.0 blocks per game. He opened plenty of eyes against Discovery Prep of Pacoima in early December, finishing with 31 points, 15 rebounds and 10 blocks in a 67-32 romp. Rajcic, who has received recruiting interest from Pepperdine, Santa Clara and Long Beach State, followed two weeks later with another triple-double: 34 points, 19 rebounds and 13 blocks in a 56-44 victory over Avalon from Santa Catalina Island. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card “Boran is the real deal,” Burbank coach Eli Essa said. “He could very well move on and play at the next level.” Polan, too, has a future. The 6-7 junior wing, who has been contacted by Michigan and Stanford, has double-doubled in all 13 games, and three times has surpassed 20 points and 20 rebounds. He’s averaging 23.5 points and 15.6 rebounds per night for the Griffins, who lead the Liberty League. “He’s the heart and soul of our team, a real special player,” Buckley coach Mike Hamilton said. “He has an inside and outside game. The sky is the limit for him.” Polan learned what competing against the best is like, working out with North Carolina-bound Alex Stepheson of Harvard-Westlake over the summer. He attended several practices at UCLA with Hamilton and Craig Smith, the leading scorer at Boston College, and watched Baron Davis and Magic Johnson play. “Just being able to see those guys in person was great. It was a learning experience,” Polan said. “I definitely want to play at the college level. It’s been a life-long goal. I just have to keep working at it. Nothing is holding me back.” SMALL SCHOOLS, BIG GAMES Who says you have to be from Harvard-Westlake of Studio City or Taft of Woodland Hills to receive recognition? The numbers Bell-Jeff of Burbank’s Boran Rajcic and Buckley of Sherman Oaks’ Richie Polan are putting up speak for themselves. EAGLES IN FLIGHT Oak Park has had one of the area’s more consistent programs and appears to be playing its best basketball since opening Tri-Valley League play with three consecutive victories, by an average of 25 points. The Eagles have put have had three winning streaks of three games or more thus far, including an eight-game streak in mid-December. They have beaten two teams ranked in the Daily News’ top 10 and nearly defeated a third, Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks, finally falling 48-47 in the San Fernando Valley Tournament championship in late December. “Oak Park is very good. They’re solid,” Chaminade of West Hills coach Bryan Cantwell said. “They work as hard as anyone I’ve seen. They’re a legitimate threat.” Oak Park advanced to the Southern Section Div. III-A title game last season, losing to Harvard-Westlake of Studio City. Three starters returned – seniors Nick Noyer, Jason Fahn and Brian Lantos – and they’re looking for another trip to the title game. THEY SAID IT “Give us five more minutes, and we blow them out by 10 points. Things will be different when we play at our place.” – Canyon of Canyon Country coach Chad Phillips after the Cowboys rallied Tuesday from a 13-point halftime deficit to tie the score against Valencia before falling 56-52. SEVEN-DAY FORECAST POTENTIAL HERO Dallas Rutherford leads Hillcrest Christian of Granada Hills in nearly every significant statistical category, averaging 21.9 points, 6.1 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 2.4 steals per game. The sophomore guard leads the Eagles tonight against visiting Oaks Christian of Westlake Village. POTENTIAL UPSET Valencia is coming off an emotional victory Tuesday over Canyon and could be in store for a letdown tonight at Burroughs of Burbank, a hungry team in a three-way tie for first place that is looking for respect. The Indians’ Kevin Deeb ranks among league leaders in scoring, and he’ll be pivotal while Burroughs looks to contain Vikings star Teddy Goetz. GAME OF THE WEEK Cleveland at Taft, Wednesday, 4 p.m. Taft of Woodland Hills has dominated everyone in its path. Cleveland has struggled and is just starting to figure things out. These West Valley League rivals have won at least a share of the league title the past five years, and their latest showdown should be fierce. LEAGUE UPDATES GOLDEN Steve Delatorre and Robert Brown each average more than 12 points per game, giving Knight of Palmdale a chance to win in every game. The Hawks have upset defending league champion Quartz Hill twice and face Lancaster and Antelope Valley of Lancaster in tough road games during the next week. MARMONTE Simi Valley is making a run toward the playoffs, and a victory Wednesday over Newbury Park helped immensely. The Pioneers are home tonight against Westlake, then hit the road for games against fourth-place Agoura and first-place Calabasas. MISSION Harvard-Westlake of Studio City can start pulling away in the league-title race with wins Saturday over fourth-place Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks and Monday over second-place Chaminade of West Hills. The final test: a Feb. 1 encounter with third-place Loyola of Los Angeles, which lost by seven points in its first meeting with the Wolverines. Alemany of Mission Hills’ Stephen Steward is solid from 3-point range. The senior guard has made 48 percent of his attempts (45 of 93), hitting at least three 3-pointers in 10 of 19 games and a season-high seven against Harvard-Westlake two weeks ago. SUNSET SIX Grant of Van Nuys and Poly of Sun Valley face a first-place showdown Wednesday, but there’s other business to attend to first. Grant visits tough North Hollywood tonight, and Poly is at home against Verdugo Hills of Tujunga. VALLEY MISSION Sylmar and Monroe of Mission Hills battle for sole possession of first place tonight. The Spartans rely on Mat Hankins, who is averaging 18 points per game. The 6-foot sophomore guard has scored in double-figures in 13 of 14 games, with 28 points against Reseda and 26 against Dorsey of Los Angeles. WEST VALLEY Taft of Woodland Hills is on target for the title, leaving Chatsworth, Granada Hills, Birmingham of Lake Balboa and Cleveland of Reseda fighting for second place. Birmingham plays tonight at Chatsworth. DAILY NEWS TOP 20 Team, Record, LW 1. Harvard-Westlake 14-3 1 2. Taft 12-4 2 3. Campbell Hall 14-3 3 4. La Canada 15-2 5 5. Thousand Oaks 17-3 4 6. Oak Park 16-4 8 7. Chaminade 14-3 9 8. Chatsworth 12-2 6 9. Calabasas 15-4 10 10. Notre Dame 11-5 7 11. Valencia 14-3 13 12. Canyon 13-7 14 13. Burroughs 17-3 15 14. Birmingham 8-9 11 15. Sylmar 7-7 16 16. Cleveland 4-9 20 17. Montclair Prep 14-5 12 18. Westlake 12-6 NR 19. Grant 12-6 NR 20. Quartz Hill 10-10 NR SMALL SCHOOLS Team, Record, LW 1. Campbell Hall 14-3 1 2. Montclair Prep 14-5 3 3. Oaks Christian 10-8 4 4. Hillcrest Chr. (GH) 10-6 6 5. Renaissance Acad. 13-4 5 6. Village Christian 10-6 NR 7. Buckley 7-6 8 8. Valley Torah 13-3 NR 9. Providence 11-6 7 10. Bell-Jeff 7-10 10 SCORING LEADERS Player, School, Avg. Simon Brookim, Valley Torah 29.6 Jarrel Smith, Birmingham 27.8 Ryan White, Granada Hills 26.0 Robert Valentine, Kennedy 25.7 Richie Polan, Buckley 23.5 Frank Robledo, San Fernando 22.5 Justus Vonwright, Van Nuys 22.2 D.J. Gay, Poly 22.7 Boran Rajcic, Bell-Jeff 21.9 Dallas Rutherford, Hillcrest Chr. GH 21.9 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!