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Florida OL Blaise Sparks Visits Pitt  Pittsburgh Sports Now

The month of June was kind to the Pitt football program. A flood of highly talented prospect completed official visit and committed to the Panthers. Although the ...

Extra counselors at Fort Myers High School in wake of student's death while shark fishing  The News-Press

The family of William "Willie" Jenkins, 16, said the high school freshman had gone shark fishing with a friend Saturday and apparently had a epileptic seizure ...

Fort Myers High School student, 17, arrested for sending text threats at basketball game  The News-Press

During a Fort Myers High School basketball game a Fort Myers Police Department school resource officer became aware of the threatening text messages.

Colby Singletary's family, friends remember Palmetto Ridge star's winning attitude, smile  Naples Daily News

Two-time state wrestling champion and football star who died Saturday remembered by Palmetto Ridge community for fearless attitude, everlasting smile.

Lee County high school graduation details  NBC2 News

This coming weekend, students from Lee County's 13 high schools will be graduating.

Celebration of Life for Palmetto Ridge's Colby Singletary set for Saturday  Naples Daily News

A Celebration of Life for Palmetto Ridge star wrestler and football player Colby Singletary will be Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Collier County Fairgrounds.

436 seniors graduate at North Fort Myers High School -, news, sports, Florida info  North Fort Myers Neighbor

Four years ago, the boys and girls who entered North Fort Myers High School were, well, just that, about to begin the most challenging part of their...

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 ...

Kayaker found unconscious off Sanibel Causeway was Fort Myers High student  The News-Press

Family members confirmed William Jenkins, 16, was shark fishing when he apparently suffered an epileptic seizure and fell into the water.

Fort Myers teen died while fishing weeks after getting diagnosed with epilepsy  NBC2 News

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A Fort Myers teen died while shark fishing on a kayak off the Sanibel Causeway. His family has identified him as 16-year-old William ...

Two arrests made in connection with threats at Lee County schools  The News-Press

A threat of violence at North Fort Myers High School prompted the assignment of additional school resource officers on campus Monday.

How to get a 5.0 GPA? These graduating seniors know. Sacrifice, drive, all-nighters  The News-Press

Ceremonies honoring the class of 2018 are set for Saturday and Sunday.

North Fort Myers, Dunbar and Riverdale knock the rust off in spring football scrimmage  The News-Press

North Fort Myers hosted Dunbar, Riverdale and perennial power Venice in a controlled scrimmage as teams near spring games and summer workouts.

Retired NFL star Deion Sanders' long-awaited return to Fort Myers leads to reconciliation  The News-Press

Deion Sanders' return to Fort Myers on Saturday was an effort at reconciliation with his hometown. The two-time Super Bowl winner and World Series player was ...

3 Fort Myers soccer players taken to hospital during district title game  NBC2 News

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Fort Myers High School Seniors Olivia Boskie and Nicole Wilcox knew playing against Estero High School for the Girls Soccer District ...

National Signing Day in Lee County: Bishop Verot, Fort Myers, Lehigh, North Fort Myers athletes sign letters of intent  The News-Press

Fort Myers sends 2 football players to Division I among 4 signees, while 6 athletes at North Fort Myers, 4 at Bishop Verot and 5 from Lehigh move on.

Lee school district plans to hire safety attendants to monitor high school restrooms  The News-Press

The school district is having two problems in high school restrooms — students using them to vape and to write threatening messages, officials said.

Deion Sanders to bring PRIME 7-on-7 teams to face the best of Lee County on June 13  The News-Press

Proceeds from admission to the 7-on-7 games will go toward fundraising and building the Fort Myers TRUTH youth academic and sports non-profit organization.

Driver in crash that killed Fort Myers High teen last year gets suspended license, community service  The News-Press

The driver in a 2018 crash along Colonial Boulevard that killed a Fort Myers High School student along for a test drive has received a six-month suspended ...

Shooting leaves one injured in North Fort Myers  NBC2 News

A witness described seeing evidence markers on the ground at July Circle and Pondella Road.

Deion Sanders to return to Fort Myers for Prime Underclassmen Camp, community forum  The News-Press

Deion Sanders will bring the Prime Underclassmen Camp to Fort Myers on May 5. In addition, Sanders will speak at a free community forum May 4 at Fort Myers ...

Lee County Sheriff's Office investigating threats at Bonita Springs, Riverdale high schools  The News-Press

The Lee County Sheriff's Office has active investigations ongoing by youth services detectives for the threats.

Former NBA, European player Brad Branson's basketball journey brings him home to North Fort Myers  The News-Press

Six-foot-10 former Red Knights player grew into junior college All-America, two-year NBA player and athletic big man for a dozen years in Europe.

Three Lee County students face felony charges in making threats at middle and high schools  The News-Press

Two Lee County students facing felony charges, accused of making written threats of violence at their schools, had their first appearances in court Tuesday and ...

Deion Sanders relishes chance to return home, attack issues facing Fort Myers in forum  The News-Press

When Deion Sanders was asked Tuesday why he decided now was the right time to return to his hometown Fort Myers, he provided a nonchalant response of ...

Eight to be inducted to Lee County Athletic Hall of Fame - | News, sports, community info.  Cape Coral Daily Breeze

The School District of Lee County has announced the Lee County Athletic Conference Hall of Fame inductees for 201.

Photos and videos from college and high school graduations around Southwest Florida  Naples Daily News

It's graduation time and the photo team of the Naples Daily News and The News-Press will be there to capture those memorable moments.

North High presents musical 'Barnum' on stage this weekend -, news, sports, Florida info  North Fort Myers Neighbor

The circus is coming to town this weekend, and it will be the students at North Fort Myers High School who will bring you the greatest show on eart.

The News-Press High School Football Week 4 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 ...

Assigned book at Fort Myers school banned for vulgar, sexual content  WZVN-TV

A mandatory book that was assigned to more than two dozen students in Lee County has been banned after a parent complained about vulgar and sexually ...

Lee County students' drinking above state average, district hosts parent seminars  Wink News

A staggering statistic shows that one in six high schoolers in Lee County report blacking out at some point in their life, and now the school district is sounding the ...

School District provides campus safety update  North Fort Myers Neighbor

Are schools safer now than they were a year ago? The consensus was yes as North Fort Myers High School administrators, representatives from the ...

The News-Press 2018 Football All-Area Team: Defense  The News-Press

Cape Coral's Tre'shaun Clark, Lehigh's Quashon Fuller and Dunbar's Derick Hunter Jr. are finalists for Football Defense Player of the Year.

Lee County athletes who participated in National Signing Day on Feb. 6  The News-Press

Here is a list of the Lee County high school athletes who signed a National Letter of Intent to play in college next year. BISHOP VEROT. Football. Joslyn Mira — ...

Lee schools gather at North for Unified track meet -, news, sports, Florida info  North Fort Myers Neighbor

Eight Lee County high schools with some 170 athletes gathered at North Fort Myers High School on Friday for a competition featuring students with...

A Knight Out at The Ranch to support NFM football  North Fort Myers Neighbor

A Friday night concert event at The Ranch in Fort Myers will help support the North Fort Myers High School football team.

Lee, Collier educators join statewide 'walk-in' for more state funding  The News-Press

Collier County teachers met outside their schools and joined a statewide walk-in to support increased funding for public schools.

The News-Press 2019 Girls Soccer All-Area Team  The News-Press

Bishop Verot's Brhyde Camron, North Fort Myers Emilee Hauser and Estero's Maggie Struble are Player of the Year finalists.

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.

Drug House Odyssey a wake-up call for kids  North Fort Myers Neighbor

Local school kids last Tuesday learned a lesson on what can happen when you make the wrong choices in life pertaining to drinking and driving.

12 schools in Florida made the top 100 in U.S. News & World Report's national ranking of schools  Naples Daily News

According to U.S. News, 17245 public high schools out of more than 23000 reviewed were ranked.

THC dab pens being found in SWFL schools  NBC2 News

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Authorities say they are finding more THC oil in vape pen devices in Southwest Florida Schools. Follow this story to get email or text alerts ...

ALL-USA Jacob Lemmon shatters Florida high school boys discus record  USA TODAY High School Sports

Jacob Lemmon broke the Florida boys high school discus record by six feet. He made the preseason ALL-USA Track and Field team.

North High to present Musical 'Barnum' on stage this weekend -, news, sports, Florida info  North Fort Myers Neighbor

The circus is coming to town this weekend, and it will be the students at North Fort Myers High School who will bring you the greatest show on eart.

Renowned basketball coach, Indiana Hall of Famer Hugh Thimlar dies at 94 in Fort Myers  The News-Press

Hugh Thimlar, a “legend before his time,” a man who led and inspired hundreds of junior college basketball players at Edison Community College in Fort Myers ...

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

Fort Myers High School Principal David LaRosa is leaving the position he has held for 12 years to take a job in the Lee County school district's administrative ...

Golden Apple winners shine on award night  The News-Press

Six Lee County School District teachers were honored Friday as Golden Apple award winners.

Lee County school district's graduation rate hits 82 percent — its highest level ever  The News-Press

The Lee County school district's graduation rate has been steadily increasing the past few years.

Open houses for school choice start this week  North Fort Myers Neighbor

Incoming sixth and ninth grade students and their parents have the opportunity to visit middle and high school open houses through December and...

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.

Mariner student arrested after bringing 'taser' to school, Cape Coral police say  The News-Press

Students gave a Mariner High School school resource officer an anonymous tip: A fellow student has a Taser-like weapon on him.

Things to do in Fort Myers, Cape Coral: LGBT pride parade, Celebrate Bonita, DAAS moves, etc.  The News-Press

“Second Chances: The Thrift Shop Musical”: Written by Broadway Palm co-founder Tom Prather, the inspirational musical comedy returns to the Fort Myers ...

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 ...

North football starts fall practice -, news, sports, Florida info  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...

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 ...

Congrats! Here are all of the 2019 Graduates of Distinction  Naples Daily News

The Naples Daily News presents the community's 2019 "Graduates of Distinction."


BORN TO TEACH, NOT SUFfer poverty, Virginia Grace Sisk had no sooner plunged into the profession in 2006 for a no-fat salary of about $35000, than she ...

Rosters released for 30th annual Rotary South Classic football all-star game  The News-Press

The Rotary South All-Star Classic will kick off for the 30th time on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at Fort Myers High School with 68 of Lee County's top senior football ...

'Commitment' defines NFM boys hoops  North Fort Myers Neighbor

Leland Clifford has one expectation for the North Fort Myers High School boys basketball team: commitment.

School district choice open houses begin this month  Lehigh Acres Citizen

Incoming sixth and ninth-grade students and their parents have the opportunity to visit middle and high school open houses in their zone through...

Southwest Florida Concert Band finds groove after moving from Lehigh to S. Fort Myers High  The News-Press

For decades, they were called the Lehigh Concert Band. Now they're the SWFL Concert Band and they have a new home in south Fort Myers.

North High football team hosts four-team scrimmage - | News, sports, community info.  Cape Coral Daily Breeze

After spending several weeks hitting each other, the North Fort Myers High School football team finally had the opportunity to hit someone else.

Things to do in Fort Myers, Cape Coral: Tattoo Tales II, Game of Thrones party, Record Store Day, etc.  The News-Press

Fort Myers Film Festival: The ninth-annual festival brings independent feature-length films, documentaries, shorts and more to Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center ...

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 ...

Gulf Middle School student arrested over shooting threat, Cape Coral police say  The News-Press

According to Cape Coral Police, a 12-year-old student hand-wrote a note that read: “The school gonna get shot see yau soon 2/11/19”.

North Fort Myers teacher resigns amid investigation  Fox 4

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- A North Fort Myers High School teacher resigned, Thursday, amid an investigation into inappropriate messages he allegedly sent to ...

The News-Press 2019 Boys Soccer All-Area Team  The News-Press

Canterbury's Patrick Horan, Mariner's Leo Perez, and Fort Myers' Stefan Fevrier are the finalists for the Boys Soccer Player of the Year Award.

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.

It's more than football for Rotary Club of Fort Myers South  The News-Press

*Service* organization also puts on Law Enforcement Ball, gives scholarships to scholar athletes.

Teen ejected from car in crash says he and his girlfriend were 'targeted'  Wink News

The teenager thrown from his car in a Cape Coral crash on Thursday said he and his girlfriend were “targeted.” He is one of the four people who survived the ...

Rapper Plies to perform in Fort Myers, his hometown. Tickets on sale now.  The News-Press

Plies is playing a rare concert next month in his hometown of Fort Myers. The rapper will headline Maximum Fest 2019 on May 17 at Centennial Park.

NFL star, former North Fort Myers athlete, honored in Edison parade  Wink News

Thousands of people are expected to fill the streets of Fort Myers during one of the biggest parades in the nation. All those in attendance will watch one ...

Two North teachers Golden Apple finalists -, news, sports, Florida info  North Fort Myers Neighbor

Two North Fort Myers teachers are among 30 Lee County educators selected as finalists for the 32nd annual Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Program.

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 ...

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

Fort Myers High School's bid for a third consecutive girls basketball state title may be facing its toughest obstacle – this one internal. The Florida High School ...

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 ...

Cape Coral police chief on threats: 'This has to stop'  The News-Press

Lee County Schools superintendent and Cape Coral police chief say parents and guardians must stress how serious it is to make a school threat.

NFL: J.C. Jackson of Patriots, Sammy Watkins of Chiefs face off in AFC Championship  Naples Daily News

Watkins has had a resurgence for the Chiefs, while Jackson has impressed as a rookie for the Patriots. One of them will go to the Super Bowl.

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.

North girls hoops need to develop confidence -, news, sports, Florida info  North Fort Myers Neighbor

At halftime of the North Fort Myers High School girls basketball game against Charlotte last week, assistant coach Brad Branson watched his team war...

GIRLS HOOPS: Beaver Dam blows out Florida Class 7a state powerhouse Fort Myers  WiscNews

The Beaver Dam prep girls basketball team's stout defense is near the top of the list of things opponents must try and solve against the Golden Beavers, the No.

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.

Edison Festival of Light 2019 events: Parades, car shows, concerts, festivals, runs and more  The News-Press

Edison Festival of Light events for 2019: Parades, fests, concerts and more.

Build Your Future Lee County aims to bridge construction trades workforce gap  The News-Press

More than 500 high school and adult-education students spent a good part of the day sampling the building trades' occupational skills.

North graduates look back, look ahead -, news, sports, Florida info  North Fort Myers Neighbor

North Fort Myers High School's 436 graduates have a lot of memories. They also have great futures ahead of them, with new adventures that will be filled with ...

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.

Edison Festival of Light parade: Everything you need to know about the 2019 event  The News-Press

“Jeopardy” champion Claire Sattler has never seen the Edison Festival of Light Grand Parade. Yet there she'll be on Feb. 16, waving from a car as the popular ...

The 19 most underrated high school football players in Lee County for the 2018 season  The News-Press

Lee County placed nine players on the annual The News-Press/Naples Daily News Big 15 list of top college football recruits in Southwest Florida. The rankings ...

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.

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 ...

Scooping up unclaimed scholarships in SWFL  Wink News

There is a lot of free money going down the drain, all because students aren't applying for it. Harry Brooks is a senior at Dunbar High School and he wants to be ...

North boys soccer looks to get over hump -, news, sports, Florida info  North Fort Myers Neighbor

The North Fort Myers High School boys soccer team, despite missing several of its starters, had a couple golden opportunities to earn victories...

Army JROTC program a shining example for Lee County schools  The News-Press

The quality of leadership and the engagement and motivation of cadets made The School District of Lee County the natural choice of US Army Cadet Command ...

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?

Football season kicks off with workouts  North Fort Myers Neighbor

If the North Fort Myers High School football team has thoughts of playing football past Thanksgiving, it will be the work they do now that will...

Kiwanis hands out 22 scholarships, $291000 worth in all  North Fort Myers Neighbor

Some of the area's brightest soon-to-be graduates came to the Kiwanis Hall on Thursday to receive one of the richest awards this scholarship season.

Fort Myers art center's roots were run of the mill  The News-Press

“Three [railway] carloads of materials for the new sawmill above the water tank at Samville were moved over the new spur this morning. There will be boarding ...

U.S. News & World report: Fort Myers, Cape Coral high schools ranked in top 200 in Florida  The News-Press

Florida ranked fourth for the second year in a row for college readiness in the U.S. News & World Report.

Lee County School District investing in resurfacing of tracks for 13 high schools  The News-Press

The Lee County School District committed to resurface asphalt tracks and repair existing rubber tracks at 13 high schools.

Florida college admissions: Getting into UF, FSU, UCF may depend a lot on where you went to high school  Orlando Sentinel

Students at Florida high schools in more affluent communities are more likely to get into UF or FSU — the state's top-ranked universities — than students from ...

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