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SWFL High School football: Scores, photos, videos for Week 3 of state playoffs  The News-Press

Southwest Florida high school football scores for Week 3 of the state playoffs.

Fort Myers High School student fights adversity  Fox 4

FORT MYERS, Fl. Dijon Wallace lost everything when his house burnt down two years ago. The Fort Meyers High School community stepped up and donated ...

Fort Myers High School Principal David LaRosa leaving after 12 years at school  The News-Press

Fort Myers High School Principal David LaRosa sent an email to parents explaining that he won't be returning to the school next school year.

Principal's note says bomb threat at Fort Myers High School termed not credible by LCSO  The News-Press

Threats of a bomb at Fort Myers High School on Monday prompted a letter from the school's principal on Sunday to parents, students and staff and the promise of ...

Student arrested for bringing gun to South Fort Myers High School  NBC2 News

A South Fort Myers High School student was arrested Wednesday for bringing a gun to the school.

Photos of Palmetto Ridge at South Fort Myers high school football game  The News-Press

Palmetto Ridge High School Evan Rodriguez (15) runs the ball with South Fort Myers defensive linemen Tzion Hamilton (52) looking to make the tackle during ...

Photos: North Fort Myers at South Fort Myers football game  The News-Press

North Fort Myers running back Hunter Kobylanski (3) finds a hole to run the ball in for a touchdown during their game with South Fort Myers High School on ...

New law, Parkland shooting lead to security changes for Lee County students as school starts  The News-Press

The Lee County school district worked throughout the summer break trying to make its schools safer.

Photos from Palmetto Ridge at North Fort Myers high school football  The News-Press

North Fort Myers High School wide receiver Chris Lucas (22) catches the ball during their game with Palmetto Ridge High School, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018.

High school track: Retiring Sheryl Jones leaves lasting legacy at Fort Myers High  The News-Press

Sheryl Jones spent the last 35 years as an educator, guidance counselor and coach at Fort Myers. She is retiring at the end of the school year.

South Fort Myers High School students skip class for sexual activity in stairwell  Fox 4

A Lee County Sheriff's Office report says students skipped class at South Fort Myers High School to engage in sexual activity in the school's stairwell, and the ...

Regional playoffs: The News-Press previews all 8 of Friday's area high school football games  The News-Press

Barron Collier at Fort Myers headlines the slate of eight high school football regional quarterfinal games in Lee County on Friday.

BWW Feature: MARY POPPINS at North Fort Myers High School  Broadway World

As one of the most infamous local high schools to attend for dance and theatre, it is no surprise that North Fort Myers High School's Center for Arts and Media ...

Earnest Graham resigns as North Fort Myers High School football coach  The News-Press

Graham cited ongoing health issues and a desire to spend more time with his family as the reason for his decision.

Week 2: The News-Press previews all 13 of Friday's area high school football games  The News-Press

North Fort Myers at Fort Myers was voted The News-Press Reader's Choice Game of the Week.

Fort Myers High teacher named JROTC Instructor of the Year  Lehigh Acres Citizen

A Lehigh Acres man found his passion — and national recognition — after trying his hand at substitute teaching while he was still on active duty.

SWFL High School football: Scores, photos, videos for Week 4 of the regular season  The News-Press

Participate in a live chat with The News-Press and Naples Daily News sports journalists as we break down the action from tonight's games.

North Fort Myers High teacher defends pursuit of former students despite wave of complaints  The News-Press

For several days after she made a Facebook post last week accusing former North Fort Myers High School teacher Scott Kilhefner of inappropriately pursuing ...

High school football: Terry Lindsey leaves North Fort Myers for Bishop Verot  The News-Press

The 6-foot, 180-pound D-I prospect will be a junior this season and joins senior Joslyn Mira in a potential powerhouse backfield for the Vikings.

Lee County high school students walk out to support Parkland shooting victims  The News-Press

Students at a number of Lee County high schools held a walkout protest Wednesday in support of the Parkland students lobbying legislators in Tallahassee.

Big Backpack Event provides school supplies for Lee County students  The News-Press

For 18 years, Lee County schoolchildren in need have been given about 35,000 backpacks, forests of pencils, and reams of notebook paper, the classroom ...

Move Florida high school football to winter? Something has to be done about the weather  The News-Press

Endless thunderstorms make the first half of football season a precarious time. Could a move to winter be the answer?

High school football: Building culture of success harder in era of free agency  The News-Press

Dwayne Mack starts his day before dawn at South Fort Myers High, where he works with kids facing disciplinary issues and teaches AP U.S. history in two ...

North football starts fall practice  North Fort Myers Neighbor

The new school year got started for most on Friday, but for the North Fort Myers High School football team, school was back in session two weeks...

FHSAA investigating recruiting complaint against Fort Myers High girls basketball  The News-Press

Two-time reigning state champion squad hit with complaint about recruiting violations and AAU conflicts from parents of Green Wave player.

Organ donation ceremony at Lee Memorial honors Fort Myers teen involved in fatal crash  The News-Press

Many people, some here in Southwest Florida, will be helped by Erik's organs.

The News-Press High School Football Power Rankings of all 20 area teams  The News-Press

Who are the best high school football teams in the area? Each week The News-Press will rank all 20 teams in Lee County and LaBelle. The power rankings are ...

High school football team scores 72 points to honor late teammate  Fox 4

LEE COUNTY, Fla. – A Fort Myers high school football team lit up the scoreboard to honor a former teammate who died of heat exhaustion.

Fort Myers councilman supports Deion Sanders' idea for return to Fort Myers  The News-Press

Fort Myers native and Pro Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders floated the idea of a return to his hometown in a tweet last week that prompted plenty of support.

Fort Myers community prays for missing college student, Dunbar High graduate TeNiya Jones  The News-Press

TeNiya Jones' family learned late Saturday she disappeared while swimming in the Mediterranean Sea near a Tel Aviv, Israel beach.

Lee County students to march Saturday at Centennial Park as part of the March For Our Lives movement  The News-Press

The downtown Fort Myers event coincides with March For Our Lives movement that is happening all over the world.

Teenager arrested for stealing gun from woman's car  NBC2 News

Deputies arrested a high school student for allegedly stealing a handgun from a woman's vehicle in Fort Myers.

Parkland: Lee schools unclear on plans for nationwide student walkout Wednesday  The News-Press

Lee County schools not among more than 2500 registered nationally for March 14 walkouts in honor of Stoneman Douglas shooting in Parkland.

Deion Sanders has strained relationship with Fort Myers  The News-Press

A disconnect exists between Fort Myers native Deion Sanders and the hometown that helped fuel him to achieve Pro Football Hall of Fame glory.

NASCAR Driver Visits Fort Myers - Along the Gulfshore - October 2018  Gulfshore Life

As the NASCAR playoffs are winding down before Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway November 16-18, driver Ross Chastain visited ...

SWFL High School football: Live scores, chat recap for Week 1 of the state playoffs  The News-Press

Southwest Florida high school football scores for Week 1 of the state playoffs.

Tre Boston hosts football camp at North Fort Myers High - | News, sports, community info.  Cape Coral Daily Breeze

NFL defensive back Tre Boston may still be looking for a team, but that didn't stop him from hosting more than 150 kids at North Fort Myers High...

Things to do in Fort Myers, Cape Coral: 'Walking Dead' star at SW-FloridaCon, Atreyu, etc.  The News-Press

Atreyu: The popular metal band plays a slightly stripped down concert for radio station 96 K-Rock's Liquid Lunch. Radio personality Jeff Zito hosts this free event ...

North volleyball racking up the wins  North Fort Myers Neighbor

After many years of struggles, the North Fort Myers High School volleyball team has an opportunity to do some wonderful things.

Former students accuse high school teacher of sending suggestive messages  Wink News

Former North Fort Myers High School student Taylor Reaves started a local “Me Too” movement. Reaves took to Facebook to see if other people were receiving ...

SWFL High School football: Scores, photos, videos for Week 8 of the regular season  The News-Press

Southwest Florida high school football scores for Week 8 of the regular season.

Family of Fort Myers High School student files lawsuit against coach accused of hard foul  Wink News

FORT MYERS, Fla. The family of a Fort Myers High School student filed a lawsuit Wednesday in federal court after their son was shoved by his basketball coach ...

Fort Myers High School student with a loaded handgun arrested, LCSO investigating  The News-Press

A student at Fort Myers High School was arrested Wednesday morning for having a loaded .32 caliber handgun which was found in his backpack after a ...

North football opens spring practice  North Fort Myers Neighbor

He has been on the job coach for less than two weeks, but North Fort Myers High School's new head football coach Dwayne Mack has already put his...

North High orchestras give final performance -, news, sports, Florida info  North Fort Myers Neighbor

Flags from many nations hung on the side walls of the auditorium Tuesday night as the North Fort Myers High School orchestras took audience members...

Blackboard note threatened violence at East Lee County High School; officials investigate  The News-Press

A note in chalk threatening "you're all dead don't show up tomorrow" on an East Lee County High School blackboard and an unrelated verbal threat at the ...

Big Backpack Event moves to NFM High  North Fort Myers Neighbor

The Big Backpack Event is returning for the 19th year at the end of the month at a new location, providing more parking for attendees.

From high school to the ballot box: Meet the county commission candidates who have a shared history  The News-Press

Lee County Commissioner Cecil Pendergrass faces opposition in his bid for re-election. Bill Taylor, a high school classmate of Pendergrass is running.

Leigh Eby Scrabis: Candidate Fort Myers Council, Ward 4  The News-Press

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is an interview conducted via questionnaire by The News-Press with Lee County election candidates for their respective races.

Photos: North Fort Myers and Naples in a dustup  Naples Daily News

Naples High School's Mason Belyea catches a pass against North Fort Myers during play Friday at Staver Field in Naples. Naples beat North 25-14.

Lee County won't cover cities' cost for cops in schools  The News-Press

Some Lee County communities don't like being told they will have to pay part of the cost of the state requirement for school resource officers.

FHSAA presents power rankings proposal with drastic changes for seven sports  The News-Press

Still in the discussion and drafting stages, the proposal eliminates districts and introduces a ranking system to designate classification levels.

In Fort Myers, SWFL parents, grandparents join students in March for Our Lives  The News-Press

More than 1000 gather in downtown Fort Myers. More than 800 events are around the world.

Cape Coral police arrest Oasis Charter High School student for making threat via video game chat  The News-Press

The Cape Coral Police Department arrested an Oasis Charter High School freshman Monday for allegedly making a threat against Oasis Elementary School via ...

Report: Multiple South Fort Myers High teens had sex in school bathroom  The News-Press

Multiple male students from South Fort Myers High School are believed to have had sex with a 15-year-old female in a campus bathroom after school ended ...

Mack named new North football coach  North Fort Myers Neighbor

The Red Knights have a new head coach. Dwayne Mack, who has coached at the high school level as an assistant for 16 years in Lee County, will get his first ...

Fort Myers Council takes no action on removal of Robert E. Lee statue  NBC2 News

After listening to the president of the Lee County NAACP speak about why the city should remove the controversial statue of Robert E. Lee, the Fort Myers City ...

Teenager Brain Dead  NBC2 News

A Fort Myers teenager was left brain dead after a car crash Saturday night.

NFM wrestlers looking forward to good season  North Fort Myers Neighbor

The North Fort Myers High School wrestling team over the past few seasons has been living proof that filling out a roster is half the battle on the...

Lee County students tell Florida legislators they don't feel safe in our schools  The News-Press

Kathleen Passidomo said she was surprised when a Lee County public school student said she didn't feel safe at school before the Parkland killings.

Cecil Pendergrass: Candidate for Lee County Commissioner, District 2  The News-Press

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is an interview conducted via questionnaire by The News-Press with Lee County election candidates for their respective races.

Honorable Lynn Gerald Jr., army veteran and 20th circuit court judge of 22 years, dies at 77  The News-Press

The United States Army veteran and judge served on the 20th Judicial Circuit Court bench for 22 years.

Girl's statement on South Fort Myers High School football players sex incident  Fox 4

Four in Your Corner obtained documents which shed new light on the sex incident inside a bathroom at South Fort Myers High School.

Pioneer Club of Lee County to hold 69th annual picnic April 28 at Lee Civic Center - | News, sports, community info.  Cape Coral Daily Breeze

The Pioneer Club of Lee County will hold its 69th annual picnic on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at the Lee County Civic Center – Tinsley Pavilion –...

NFMHS graduates thank parents for their support  North Fort Myers Neighbor

They took their kids to school on rainy days and drove them to and from soccer practice. They helped with homework and made sure they studied for that history ...

North Fort Myers Community Pool closes for maintenance and repairs, classes reassigned  The News-Press

The North Fort Myers Community Pool on Orange Grove Boulevard will be closed for maintenance and repairs until further notice with current and upcoming ...

South Fort Myers High School student arrested; accused of bringing gun to school  The News-Press

South Fort Myers principal Ed Matthews said at no time were other students in danger.

Fort Myers High basketball coach under investigation  NBC2 News

NBC2 confirmed through multiple sources that Fort Myers High School head coach Scott Guttery is at the center of an investigation now in the hands of the Lee ...

Human trafficking at core of S. Fort Myers High sex scandal  NBC2 News

Many have cast judgment about the young girl at the center of the controversy, but her mother reached out asking us to tell her story to set the record straight.

North High's Gwen Gregg is Golden Apple finalist -, news, sports, Florida info  North Fort Myers Neighbor

North Fort Myers High School chorus teacher Gwen Gregg is among this year's Golden Apple Awards finalists.

Teacher resigns amid investigation into suggestive messages sent to former students  NBC2 News

A teacher in the Lee County School District resigned Thursday after former students complained about suggestive messages he sent them online.

North baseball looks to change the culture  North Fort Myers Neighbor

After a promising 6-0 start, it appeared the North Fort Myers High School baseball team had finally turned the corner after years of frustration.

Fort Myers' Edison Festival of Light: Grand Parade, 5K, car show and more events this week  The News-Press

FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16-19. Edison Festival Crafts on the River: One hundred exhibitors display and sell handmade crafts during this ...

Fort Myers Beach arches to rise again?  The News-Press

The nonprofit group called Restore Fort Myers Beach Arches is ardently working to make sure the beach gateway rises again.

Gateway site to become next high school after Lee school board vote  The News-Press

Hesitant claps eventually turned into cheers of "yay" after the Lee County school board approved Gateway for its next high school.

NFMHS gets crossing sign  North Fort Myers Neighbor

For those who walk to North Fort Myers High School every morning, it can be a daunting experience.

Things to do in Cape Coral, Fort Myers: Coconut Fest, Willie Nelson, Bike Night, etc.  The News-Press

Top things to do this week in SWFL: Coconut Fest, Willie Nelson, Bike Night, Arts For ACT, Matt Maher, First Amendment Fest and more.

North softball reloads, looks to tournament -, news, sports, Florida info  North Fort Myers Neighbor

After eight seniors graduated from a team that went to states last season, it would stand to reason that this season would be a rebuilding year for the North Fort ...

Krispy Kreme Fort Myers: Meet the family behind the doughnuts  The News-Press

Krispy Kreme is preparing to launch its first ever Fort Myers store next week. Meet the family that made the location a reality.

Things to do with the kids this weekend  The News-Press

Two St. Patrick's Day parades, the Collier County Fair, Estero's anniversary party and more.

Billy Fuccillo parts ways with general manager Xavier Villarreal  The News-Press

Fuccillo Kia grew into the world's bestselling Kia dealership with Fort Myers High graduate Xavier Villarreal at the helm as general manager.

Fort Myers High student arrested, threatens to shoot up school  NBC2 News

A Fort Myers High School student threatened to shoot up school - and he did it while he was being arrested for assaulting a sheriff's deputy.

Things to do with the kids this weekend in Southwest Florida  The News-Press

Numerous events are ready to entertain families this weekend, from Disney on Ice to Family Fun Day at CREW.

What you need to know if you're going to the Edison Festival of Light Grand Parade  The News-Press

The two-hour parade returns starts at 7 p.m. The parade travels from Fort Myers High School to Cleveland Avenue and then north to downtown Fort Myers.

Football star, 16, arrested in South Fort Myers sex scandal  NBC2 News

A 16-year-old was arrested Friday in connection with the sex scandal at South Fort Myers High School that made national headlines.

Forum: Rape culture at center of South Fort Myers High sex incident  The News-Press

A student at South Fort Myers High School said he was shocked by the amount of misinformation and the caliber of stigmatization surrounding a sex incident at ...

North Fort Myers High wins big at High School Musical Awards  The News-Press

North Fort Myers High won big at the High School Musical Awards for the musical "Legally Blonde"

2017 People of the Year: Lee County public school principals during Hurricane Irma aftermath  The News-Press

People of the Year awards honor leaders across Southwest Florida, including Rising Star Isabella Andersen, Publix, and Lee County public school principals.

Fort Myers' Edison Festival of Light: Junior Parade, Grand Parade and all the other 2018 events  The News-Press

Everything that's happening with Fort Myers' Edison Festival of Light, including the Junior Parade, the Grand Parade, the Mutt Strut and other 2018 events.

Slices of shelter life: What it's like inside safe zones as Fort Myers area waits for Hurricane Irma to end  The News-Press

For complete coverage of Hurricane Irma go to With more than 37,000 people keeping safe from Hurricane Irma in shelters ...

Fort Myers cross country sweeps district titles; Riverdale's Oliver dominates girls race  The News-Press

The Green Wave squads got out early in their perspective races with a slew of freshmen and sophomores leading the way.

Things to do in Fort Myers, Cape Coral: Peace River Revival, Stars on Ice, NSYNC guys and more  The News-Press

FRIDAY, APRIL 6. Stars on Ice: The popular Stars on Ice tour returns to Germain Arena with an impressive roster of ice-skating champs and Olympic medalists, ...

Beautifying history  Fort Myers Beach Talk

A old piece of San Carlos Island history is getting a facelift. The supporters of the Restore the Fort Myers Beach Arches group are undertaking a beautification ...

S. Fort Myers students disciplined for 'inappropriate activity' in girls bathroom  NBC2 News

Students told us they heard the situation involved a girl and multiple boys in a bathroom on campus during school hours, and it was all caught on camera.

NFMAA honors veterans at annual breakfast  North Fort Myers Neighbor

The placemats and greeting cards on the table expressed appreciation for what local military personnel did to help keep our country safe and free, a...

South Fort Myers High is set to get a new principal  The News-Press

A personnel item in next Tuesday's school board action agenda lists the transfer of Melissa Layner, current principal of South Fort Myers High School, to Bonita ...

LCSO: Eight East Lee High students arrested Wednesday - six after brawl draws crowd of 300  The News-Press

Eight arrested students. Two injured staff members. And a 300-spectator brawl that left the school on lockdown an hour before dismissal. Wednesday "was not a ...

Oma's Heart brings love to those in need  North Fort Myers Neighbor

Not every family is going to wake up on Christmas morning with a pile of presents under the tree.

North Fort Myers High School 2016 graduation  North Fort Myers Neighbor

Lee County School Board member Steve Teuber perhaps summed up Sunday night's 2016 North Fort Myers High School graduation ceremony best.

Passidomo, other lawmakers jump in after FHSAA won't mandate ice tubs for heat stroke  The News-Press

Kathleen Passidomo of Naples and other lawmakers to examine heat stroke safety after FHSAA refuses mandate on ice tubs, thermometers.

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