Local athletes take part in National Signing Day
Updated 02/05/2014 at 3:36 p.m.
Follow our updates of local athletes signing national letters of intent to play for college programs.
NDN Half Marathon: Caroline Rotich wins women's title
Published 01/19/2014 at 12:29 p.m.
With cool weather and a fast field, first-timer Caroline Rotich nearly broke the women’s record in winning Sunday’s Naples Daily News Half Marathon.
NDN Half Marathon: Kiprono Kurgat is first man to win two straight races since 1995
Updated 01/19/2014 at 12:59 p.m.
After dominating last year’s Naples Daily News Half Marathon and winning an elite race in his native Kenya two weeks ago, Kiprono Kurgat was heavily favored to win Sunday’s race.
NDN Half Marathon: Kiprono Kurgat wins men's race; Caroline Rotich takes women's crown
Updated 01/19/2014 at 12:57 p.m.
Around 2,000 runners and many more fans lined Fifth Avenue South in chilly downtown Naples for a record-setting run in the 26th Naples Daily News Half Marathon.
College baseball: Locals playing in the NCAA tourney
Published 05/30/2013 at 6:12 p.m.
LOCALS IN NCAA BASEBALL TOURNAMENT
Prep baseball: Golden Eagles, Sharks clash for 6A regional final
Published 05/07/2013 at 5:33 a.m.
If tonight’s regional matchup is anything like the last time Naples and Gulf Coast met, fans can expect an entertaining affair.
Prep softball: Naples back in regional finals; meeting winner of Friday morning semifinal
Published 05/02/2013 at 9:44 p.m.
Starting last season with a group of fresh-faced underclassmen, Naples High softball coach Robert Iamurri used to joke about the inexperience of his team.
Prep football: Naples star quarterback Kilton Anderson likely moving
Updated 05/01/2013 at 9:41 p.m.
Naples High star quarterback Kilton Anderson is likely moving to Seattle.
Prep girls golf: CSN's Ramirez signs to play at DePauw
Published 05/01/2013 at 2:41 p.m.
A Michigan native who moved to Naples as a young child, Alexandria Ramirez doesn’t mind traveling more than 1,000 miles for college.
Prep baseball: Six teams gear up for regional playoffs
Published 05/01/2013 at 6:01 a.m.
While two area baseball teams hope to make deep playoff runs again, two more are looking for their first victories in the state tournament.
Prep softball: Pinterich leads Naples past Barron Collier in 6A regional semifinal
Published 04/30/2013 at 10:17 p.m.
Soft-spoken and humble, Naples High pitcher Haley Pinterich gave her defense credit for her winning performance Tuesday in the Class 6A softball regional semifinals.
Prep lacrosse: No. 2 Barron girls face No. 1 Vero Beach
Published 04/30/2013 at 7:59 a.m.
To get to the state semifinals, however, the Cougars will have to beat the most dominant program in the state and one of the best teams in the country.
Prep softball: Old rivals Naples, Barron battle in regional semifinals
Published 04/30/2013 at 7:49 a.m.
The Class 6A regional semifinal between Naples High and Barron Collier features two staples in the Florida High School Athletic Association record book.
Prep softball: Barron Collier, Bartuccio knock off Fort Myers in 6A regional quarterfinal
Published 04/25/2013 at 10:06 p.m.
A day after ensuring she would continue her softball career in college, Brianna Bartuccio made sure her final high school season kept going.
Prep baseball: Naples overcomes coach's resignation, rallies past Sharks for district crown
Published 04/25/2013 at 7:26 a.m.
After losing its coach a week before the postseason, the Naples High baseball team had two choices: fall apart or rally together.
Prep softball: Barron Collier, Golden Gate, Naples, St. John Neumann in regionals today, Thursday
Published 04/24/2013 at 6 a.m.
The Barron Collier and Naples softball teams hope the next chapter in their heated rivalry comes in the playoffs. For that to happen, both teams must first take care of business in Thursday’s regional quarterfinals.
Men's basketball: Joe Dooley introduced as new FGCU coach
Updated 04/22/2013 at 6:51 p.m.
Former Kansas assistant Joe Dooley has been introduced as the new FGCU coach
Prep softball: Barron beats Naples for second straight district title
Published 04/18/2013 at 10:11 p.m.
Loaded with experience, including eight returning starters, the Barron Collier softball team expects to play well into postseason. The Cougars plan to go past the regional semifinals, where last year’s run ended.
Prep tennis: Naples' Kalleberg, Barron Collier and Gulf Coast doubles teams win overall state titles
Published 04/17/2013 at 9:02 p.m.
Players from Collier high schools won the overall singles and doubles titles on the girls’ side and the boys’ overall doubles title. The overall finals pit the winners of the team and individual No. 1 singles and doubles champions.
Prep baseball: Naples coach Turner resigns, no reason given
Updated 04/17/2013 at 6 a.m.
The coach who led the Naples High baseball team to a state championship has resigned, and neither the coach nor the school are commenting on the sudden move.
Prep tennis: Barron Collier sweeps boys, girls state titles
Updated 04/16/2013 at 7:56 p.m.
For the second straight year, Baron Collier swept both the boys and girls tennis state championships.
2012-13 Boys soccer player of the year: Clay Curvin, Gulf Coast
Published 04/13/2013 at noon
Clay Curvin was one of the area’s leading goal scorers for a soccer team that became the first in Collier County to win a state championship.
2012-13 Boys basketball player of the year: Jeff Merton, Community School
Published 04/13/2013 at noon
Standing 6-foot-6 with an athletic build, Jeff Merton could have continued to dominate in the post like he did the past few years at Seacrest.
2012-13 Winter coach of the year: Alan Scott, Gulf Coast boys soccer
Published 04/13/2013 at noon
Alan Scott’s best coaching might not come in Xs and Os or drawing up schemes. Scott’s finest work might be off the field.
Women's basketball: FGCU ready to move on after disappointing end to season
Updated 04/10/2013 at 10:25 p.m.
FORT MYERS — Sharing the same facilities every day at a small school, the Florida Gulf Coast University men’s and women’s basketball teams also share a close bond.
Prep softball: Four area teams, top ones in state ready for Longshore Memorial Tournament
Updated 04/10/2013 at 7:50 p.m.
With a quick turnaround between the end of the regular season and the playoffs, two local softball teams are putting more stock than ever in a long-running, end-of-the-year tournament.
Prep football: First Baptist's Dorrill commits to Berry (Ga.)
Published 04/10/2013 at 8:36 a.m.
After helping start a football program from scratch in high school, Chris Dorrill is eager for the opportunity to do it again in college.
Prep tennis: Barron Collier boys roll past Cypress Lake in 3A regional semifinal
Published 04/09/2013 at 9:59 p.m.
The Barron Collier boys tennis team continued its postseason dominance Tuesday.
Prep tennis: Golden Gate, Seacrest squads are the sweet surprises of playoffs
Published 04/08/2013 at 9:48 p.m.
When the FHSAA tennis regional playoffs begin today, the usual suspects from the local courts will be on display.
College football: Miami fans unite to watch Hurricanes scrimmage at Naples High
Updated 04/05/2013 at 10:45 p.m.
Thousands of Miami Hurricanes fans turned Naples High School’s Staver Field into a mini version of the Orange Bowl on Friday night.
Prep tennis: Barron boys, girls win 3A-14; Naples boys, girls second
Published 04/03/2013 at 8:33 p.m.
The Barron Collier boys tennis team wrapped up its fifth straight district championship Tuesday, and now begins pursuit of its fourth consecutive state title.
College football: Golden, Miami hoping for big crowd for scrimmage at Naples High on Friday
Published 04/03/2013 at 7:11 p.m.
After seeing thousands of fans awash in Hurricanes orange and green last spring, University of Miami football coach Al Golden knew he was on to something.
Prep tennis: Barron Collier boys, girls lead 3A-14 districts
Published 04/02/2013 at 10:17 p.m.
Barron Collier’s defending state champion tennis teams took care of business Tuesday at the start of their Class 3A-District 14 tournaments.
FGCU officials: Good luck, Coach Enfield, but we are Dunk City
Published 04/02/2013 at 5:59 p.m.
Florida Gulf Coast University administrators congratulated Andy Enfield on his new opportunity and wished their former men’s basketball coach good luck at his new job.
Prep football: Community School pieces together 2013 schedule in new conference
Published 04/01/2013 at 8:34 p.m.
The Community School football team has nine games scheduled for next season. The Seahawks know they’ll have a 10th, and hopefully an 11th, they just don’t know against who or where.
Men's basketball: History made, FGCU's future still bright
Published 03/30/2013 at 10:25 p.m.
FGCU recruit Jordan Neff, a 6-foot-6 forward, has a YouTube video of jaw-dropping dunks over opponents.
FGCU-UF notebook: Fans transform Big D into Dunk City
Updated 03/29/2013 at 9:33 p.m.
ARLINGTON, TEXAS -- Somebody needs to get Dave Horton a ticket to tonight’s game.
Prep boys basketball: Barron Collier, Golden Gate coaching icon Joe Consolino retiring
Published 03/19/2013 at 12:11 p.m.
Even after more than three decades in education, as a guidance counselor and a basketball coach, Joe Consolino says he’ll never lose his passion for teaching kids.
Prep softball: Naples High unbeaten as it tries to shake off end of 2012
Published 03/18/2013 at 4:13 p.m.
The Naples High softball team is back where it expects to be following the unexpected end to last season.
FGCU fans excited to learn Georgetown is first NCAA game matchup
Published 03/17/2013 at 8:30 p.m.
The masses eagerly awaiting entrance into Alico Arena on Sunday afternoon showed just how much passion the Florida Gulf Coast University men’s basketball has generated in Southwest Florida and how deep the enthusiasm runs.
Where will FGCU's men land in NCAA tourney bracket?
Published 03/09/2013 at 9:03 p.m.
The Florida Gulf Coast University men’s basketball team won’t know its next step until Selection Sunday. However coach Andy Enfield offered his best guess at where the Eagles could land in the NCAA tournament field after his team’s victory in ...
NC State great Dereck Whittenburg impressed with FGCU's first NCAA berth
Published 03/09/2013 at 6:23 p.m.
An NCAA Tournament legend was on hand to see the Florida Gulf Coast University men win the Atlantic Sun championship Saturday, and he liked what he saw.
Dancing!!! FGCU headed to NCAA tourney
Updated 03/09/2013 at 6:39 p.m.
The FGCU men's basketball team will be making its first trip to the NCAA. The second-seeded Eagles (24-10) became the first team in the 68-team field. FGCU defeated Mercer, 88-75, in Macon, Ga. to win the A-Sun Championship, earning the ...
Women's basketball: FGCU dominates North Florida to get to A-Sun title game
Published 03/08/2013 at 5:43 p.m.
MACON, Ga. — The Florida Gulf Coast University women’s basketball team needed to make a statement early in the Atlantic Sun semifinals. Not just after a sluggish start to the tournament, but to erase the upset hopes of the A-Sun ...
College basketball: FGCU women look to sweep Stetson for A-Sun title
Published 03/08/2013 at 5:40 p.m.
MACON, Ga. — To get back to the Big Dance, the Florida Gulf Coast University women must first get through Stetson.
Prep boys basketball: Cold-shooting Community School blown out by Jacksonville-Providence in 3A state semifinal
Published 02/27/2013 at 3:20 p.m.
LAKELAND — Preparing to play in the state semifinals at the Lakeland Center, Community School coach Greg Donahue knew his team couldn’t settle for 3-pointers.
Prep boys basketball: Community School making second state semifinal appearance Wednesday
Published 02/26/2013 at 7:34 p.m.
After getting a later start than some of the area’s other power programs, the Community School boys basketball team joined the Southwest Florida elite midway through the last decade.
Prep football: Estero looking for replacement after Dombroski turns around program
Published 02/26/2013 at 6:43 p.m.
Filling the football head coaching position at one area high school has created a vacancy at another.
Prep football: Immokalee's Jummy Victorin, Kerby Henry, Joslin Alberique commit to New Mexico Highlands
Published 02/25/2013 at 4:59 p.m.
Three more Immokalee High School seniors will play football in college, and they’ll get to remain teammates.
Prep football: Ohio heavyweight Centerville playing at Naples High on Sept. 28
Published 02/25/2013 at 4:21 p.m.
Separated by 1,100 miles of Interstate 75, Naples High School and Centerville (Ohio) High School faced the same dilemma.