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  • Marco Charter boys soccer team wins conference Published 1/19/2012 at 3:28 p.m. 0 comments

    The Marco Island Charter Middle School boys soccer team showed its dominance in the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference on Tuesday by downing Southwest Florida Christian Academy, 7-1, for the league title.

  • Eagles soar with Garousi at the throttle Published 1/17/2012 at 1:17 p.m. 0 comments

    The Marco Island Charter Middle School basketball team plays quite differently when Ariana Garousi’s not in the game. When she is, the team’s motor runs smooth.

  • Charter girls stay focused, blank Manatee Published 1/9/2012 at 3:34 p.m. 0 comments

    The Marco Island Charter Middle School girls soccer team needed to be focused to have a chance of winning its opening Collier County Public Schools game against Manatee Middle School on Saturday. They were, shutting out Manatee, 2-0.

  • Missed free throws cost Charter Boys a win Published 1/9/2012 at 3:18 p.m. 0 comments

    Fouls result in free throws. A free throw is when a player gets to stand on a line 12 feet from the basket and take the shot without being guarded. Sounds simple, but often it isn’t.

  • Down year for Charter School sports? No thank you Published 1/5/2012 at 2:41 p.m. 0 comments

    Maybe it is in the water, but for some reason the Marco Island Charter Middle School continues to produce top students and athletes.

  • Charter girls show fire power in win Published 1/5/2012 at 10:48 a.m. 0 comments

    A year ago the Marco Island Charter Middle School girls soccer team dominated, losing only in the Collier County Public Schools championship game. The team went, 18-1. Unfortunately eight star players graduated, leaving coach Kim Burke with three eighth graders ...

  • Charter boys soccer has winning combination Published 1/5/2012 at 10:38 a.m. 0 comments

    Smarts and speed, a winning combination for the Marco Island Charter Middle School boys soccer team.

  • Lely hosting Lee/Collier Basketball Bash Published 1/5/2012 at 10:24 a.m. 1 comment

    It’s basketball mania at Lely High School on Saturday for the 2nd annual Lee/Collier Basketball Bash.

  • Grant Gordon advances in PP&K Published 11/7/2011 at 5:31 p.m. 0 comments

    Marco Island’s Grant Gordon will be in the championship competition in Punt, Pass & Kick before the Miami Dolphins-Oakland Raiders game on Dec. 4.

  • Charter School cross country ends on strong footing Published 11/3/2011 at 12:24 p.m. 0 comments

    The cross country season ended for the Marco Island Charter Middle School with a strong showing at the Celtic Invitational at St. John Neumann High School last week.

  • Hey, that football player is a girl! Published 10/20/2011 at 2:03 p.m. 0 comments

    A lanky 10-year-old lines up at her defensive tackle position and slams into her opponent. That’s right, her opponent. Jessica Pierce, 10, plays for the Marco Island Optimist Pee Wee football team.

  • Pee Wee Eagles win first game Published 10/20/2011 at 1:58 p.m. 0 comments

    It is too bad that the Optimist Club of Marco Island’s football teams have no more games on Marco this season. It was a great Saturday for families and watching young kids play quality football at Winterberrry Park.

  • Optimist Eagles have final home game Saturday Published 10/14/2011 at 12:04 p.m. 0 comments

    The Marco Optimist Eagles continue to battle, but just can’t get their first win. Both teams have home games on Saturday at Winterberry Park.

  • MICMS teams chase CCAC championships Published 10/14/2011 at 11:59 a.m. 0 comments

    The Collier County Athletic Conference (CCAC) held North and South Division meets on Saturday. This Saturday the overall conference championships will be at Manatee Middle School, beginning at 8:15a.m., with the boys championship, followed by the girls at 8:45a.m.

  • Charter runners do well in county warm-up meets for championship races Published 10/6/2011 at 3:04 p.m. 0 comments

    The Marco Island Charter Middle School teams raced in heavy competitions in two meets against county school teams.