Prep boys basketball: Seven area teams open regional play Thursday night
Published 02/13/2013 at 4:44 p.m.
The local boys basketball teams starting regional action this week haven't had much postseason success of late, which they all hope to change in Thursday night's first round.
Prep girls basketball: Barron Collier staves off Fort Myers to advance to 6A regional final
Published 02/12/2013 at 10:25 p.m.
Despite leading by double digits in the second half, the Barron Collier girls basketball team found itself in the middle of dogfight Tuesday in the Class 6A regional semifinals.
Prep girls basketball: Barron, CSN, FBA out to advance to regional finals with wins Tuesday
Published 02/11/2013 at 8:51 p.m.
With a lack of size and firepower, the Barron Collier girls basketball team has relied on defense for success this postseason.
Prep boys soccer: Gulf Coast routs Fort Lauderdale in 4A state semifinal
Published 02/08/2013 at 10:07 p.m.
FORT LAUDERDALE — The Gulf Coast boys soccer team needed double overtime in two straight playoff games to grind its way into Friday's state semifinal.
Prep boys soccer: Gulf Coast heads on the road again for state semifinal Friday
Published 02/08/2013 at midnight
The Gulf Coast boys soccer team started the season with a lot of big talk.
Prep girls basketball: Barron Collier rolls past Ida Baker in 6A regional quarterfinal
Published 02/07/2013 at 9:59 p.m.
Like any good basketball team, the Barron Collier girls play to their strengths.
Prep football: Barron Collier buddies Jake Berman, Mike Heuerman sign with UCF, Notre Dame
Published 02/06/2013 at 8 p.m.
After growing up together on the football field the past eight years, not even 1,200 miles was going to keep Jake Berman and Mike Heuerman apart on the biggest day of their lives.
Prep football: Mackensie, Mackenro Alexander lead Immokalee's signing class
Published 02/06/2013 at 7:05 p.m.
IMMOKALEE — Following months of keeping his recruitment quiet, leaving many experts to wonder where one of the nation's top players would land, Mackensie Alexander finally let his personality shine on National Signing Day.
Prep girls basketball: Community School leads five area teams into regional quarterfinals Thursday
Published 02/06/2013 at 7:01 p.m.
The Community School girls basketball team has reloaded once again, and the Seahawks are riding a wave of momentum heading into the state tournament.
Immokalee's Mackensie Alexander picks Clemson
Updated 02/06/2013 at 11:56 a.m.
The No.4-rated recruit in the nation will be a Tiger.
Prep football: First Baptist's Corey Todd headed to Florida Atlantic
Published 02/06/2013 at midnight
First Baptist Academy senior Corey Todd had scholarship offers, but he couldn't pass up the chance to play football on the big stage.
Prep boys soccer: Community School, Gulf Coast, Immokalee looking to make history Tuesday
Published 02/04/2013 at 3:31 p.m.
Three Collier County boys soccer teams have a chance to make program history tonight.
Prep football: Immokalee twins Mackensie and Mackenro Alexander keep college coaches guessing heading into Signing Day
Published 02/02/2013 at 6 p.m.
Wednesday promises to be one of the biggest days in the history of Immokalee High School sports, yet no one knows exactly what to expect.
Prep girls basketball: Pagkanlungan's free throws give Barron 6A-14 title over Gulf Coast
Published 02/01/2013 at 9:45 p.m.
If Elizah Pagkanlungan was nervous as she attempted the biggest free throws of her career, she sure didn't show it.
Prep boys soccer: Pair of rematches highlight Saturday's regional semifinals
Published 02/01/2013 at 9:20 p.m.
Three teams will be out for revenge Saturday night in the boys soccer regional semifinals.
Prep football: Neumann's Kendrick Mouton to join brother at Navy
Published 02/01/2013 at 9:17 p.m.
After a year apart, Kendrick and Kenneth Mouton will get another chance to share a backfield.
NFL Locals: Naples grad Spencer Adkins was ready when Ravens came calling
Published 01/31/2013 at 3:54 p.m.
Spencer Adkins always knew he was going to get another shot at his NFL dream.
Seacrest getting softball boost from three huge baseball names
Published 01/31/2013 at 1:28 p.m.
Seacrest having fundraiser featuring Mike Schmidt, Buck Showalter and John Kruk.
Prep football: Naples' Morgan, Immokalee's Senat make verbal commitments; South's Fennell switches back
Published 01/30/2013 at 10:07 p.m.
Two of Southwest Florida's biggest high school football stars have made their college choices a week ahead of National Signing Day.
Prep baseball: Seacrest's Gonzalez verbally commits to Palm Beach Atlantic
Published 01/30/2013 at 3:51 p.m.
Yet another Seacrest baseball player has committed to continue his sport in college.
Prep boys soccer: Six area teams hit the pitch in regionals beginning Wednesday
Published 01/30/2013 at midnight
The Barron Collier boys soccer team has played its way back to prominence. Now the Cougars want to end a postseason drought.
Prep basketball: Golden Gate girls looking to make more history
Published 01/28/2013 at 8:02 p.m.
Golden Gate's quest to rewrite its girls basketball history started well before this year's record-breaking season.
Prep girls soccer: Rivals Community School, Evangelical Christian meet with 1A regional final berth on line
Published 01/25/2013 at 5:30 p.m.
Almost a year to the day later, the Community School girls soccer team is in the exact same spot it was last season.
Prep girls soccer: Venice outlasts Barron Collier in double overtime in 4A regional quarterfinals
Published 01/23/2013 at 10:28 p.m.
As his players walked slowly off their home field, arms draped around each other in hugs of consolation, Barron Collier girls soccer coach John Winfield was able to reflect on the season that just ended.
Prep girls soccer: Barron Collier, Community School, Naples, St. John Neumann ready for regionals
Published 01/23/2013 at 4 a.m.
The Barron Collier girls soccer team has started a new run of district titles after seeing a lengthy streak snapped last year. Now the Cougars want to re-establish a similar streak in the regional playoffs.
Prep boys soccer: Gulf Coast, Barron Collier could face off for 4A-12 title
Published 01/22/2013 at 4 a.m.
Barron Collier and Gulf Coast are on a collision course for an epic rematch in the Class 4A-District 12 boys soccer finals.
Prep boys basketball: Barron Collier's Gilbert recovering from concussion
Published 01/21/2013 at 5:50 p.m.
Barron Collier boys basketball player Andrew Gilbert is recovering after suffering a serious concussion in the Cougars' game against Naples High on Friday night.
NDN HALF MARATHON: Kenya's Kurgat breezes to men's title in 25th anniversary race
Updated 01/20/2013 at 10:56 a.m.
With his closest rival still coming back from injury, Kiprono Kurgat wasted no time breaking away from the pack in the Naples Daily News Half Marathon.
Prep girls soccer: Naples High shut out by Riverdale in 3A-12 title match
Published 01/18/2013 at 10:19 p.m.
The Naples High girls soccer team didn't get revenge Friday night, or a coveted district title, but the Golden Eagles are back in the playoffs nonetheless.
Prep football: Former Immokalee coach Weber saw Ackley's resignation coming; Players not surprised
Published 01/14/2013 at 10:25 p.m.
News of Immokalee football coach Jerrod Ackley's resignation Monday did not surprise John Weber. After the tumultuous season Ackley spent trying to get along in the small rural town, Weber saw this coming.
Collier schools sweep Lee/Collier Bash
Published 01/09/2013 at 12:24 p.m.
Collier schools sweep Lee schools in Lee/Collier (Basketball) Bash on Saturday
Prep football: Locals represent area well at Army All-American Bowl activities
Published 01/08/2013 at 5:35 p.m.
Several local football players earned acclaim in San Antonio over the weekend at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and its related events.
Prep basketball: St. John Neumann boys, girls take in 9/11 memorial on NYC trip
Published 01/07/2013 at 6:08 p.m.
While his players barely remember snippets of news coverage from 9/11, St. John Neumann boys basketball coach John Wholihan has tragic firsthand memories from the terrorist attacks.
College football: Notre Dame commit Mike Heuerman of Barron Collier pumped about Fighting Irish
Published 01/07/2013 at 4 a.m.
When Mike Heuerman committed to Notre Dame in the spring, the Barron Collier senior had faith the Fighting Irish football team would return to national significance.
Prep boys basketball: Collier County sweeps Lee/Collier Bash
Published 01/05/2013 at 9:54 p.m.
Naples got revenge on its neighbors to the north Saturday in the third annual Lee/Collier Bash at Lely.
Prep wrestling: Buzz Hill Invitational draws best grapplers in Florida
Published 01/03/2013 at 9:03 p.m.
After wrapping up practice with his Palmetto Ridge wrestling team Thursday, Bears coach Laz Rua turned his attention to the Buzz Hill Invitational set to start in less than 18 hours.
Prep boys basketball: Cincinnati-Moeller makes most of its non-Gulfshore trip to Naples
Published 12/31/2012 at 8:59 p.m.
Although it's located 1,000 miles north on Interstate 75, Cincinnati's Moeller High School would be right at home in Naples.
PrepZone: Naples Holiday Shootout girls tournament, area boys tournament plot different futures
Published 12/31/2012 at 8:52 p.m.
Moments before Saturday's third-place game at the Naples Holiday Shootout presented by Arthrex, B.A. Crawford and Troy Costain sat against a wall in the Barron Collier gym already strategizing for next year.
Prep football: Community School, Estero to petition for changes after latest FHSAA reclassification
Published 12/31/2012 at 8:45 p.m.
The Florida High School Athletic Association recently announced the tentative football districts for the next two seasons, and "tentative" is the key word for two local coaches.
Naples Holiday Shootout girls basketball: North Gwinnett beats Hathaway Brown for title
Published 12/29/2012 at 11:42 p.m.
The North Gwinnett girls basketball team had one of its worst starts of the season in the final of the Naples Holiday Shootout present by Arthrex.
Naples Holiday Shootout girls basketball: Hathaway Brown, North Gwinnett pull off semifinal upsets
Published 12/28/2012 at 11:57 p.m.
Two of the top-ranked teams in the country went down Friday in the semifinals of the Naples Holiday Shootout presented by Arthrex. As a result, the girls basketball tournament at Barron Collier will have a new champion.
Prep boys basketball: Massachusetts school making most of trip to Naples after cancellation of Gulfshore Invitational
Published 12/28/2012 at 8 p.m.
Wilbraham and Monson Academy boys basketball coach Chris Sparks has had one thing on his mind since his team arrived in Naples this week. It hasn't been beaches or sunshine.
Naples Holiday Shootout girls basketball: North Gwinnett has top-notch talent, without egos
Published 12/28/2012 at 7:45 p.m.
Any team would love to have a potential All-American on its roster. The North Gwinnett girls basketball team has two.
Naples Holiday Shootout girls basketball: Hathaway Brown meshes talent on court, in classroom
Published 12/27/2012 at 10:20 p.m.
The Hathaway Brown girls basketball team could win the Naples Holiday Shootout based on talent alone. The school from suburban Cleveland, Ohio, returns all five starters from last year's team that won its fourth state championship in a row.
2012 NDN FOOTBALL OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Jonah Bueltel, First Baptist Academy
Published 12/25/2012 at 7 p.m.
First Baptist Academy football coaches preached to their players every day that success is where preparation meets opportunity.
2012 NDN FALL COACH OF THE YEAR: Billy Sparacio, First Baptist Academy football
Published 12/25/2012 at 7 p.m.
Billy Sparacio's best coaching didn't come on Friday nights, and it had nothing to do with schemes or techniques.
2012 NDN BROXSON AWARD WINNER: Manny Morgan, Naples High
Published 12/25/2012 at 7 p.m.
When Manny Morgan sets his mind to something, he gets it done.
Prep basketball: Lely boys, St. John Neumann boys, girls head to New York for holidays
Published 12/25/2012 at 4 a.m.
Two Collier County coaches are going home for the holidays, and they're taking their teams with them.
Prep girls basketball: Naples Holiday Shootout attracts elite field once again
Published 12/25/2012 at 4 a.m.
B.A. Crawford knows how to put on a top-notch tournament. He started a local baseball tournament 25 years ago in his hometown that has blossomed into one of the largest amateur events in the country.
City of Palms prep basketball: Never too young to recruit, even 6th graders get ranked
Updated 12/22/2012 at 1:56 a.m.
As the nation's top players are scouted at a younger and younger age thanks to the proliferation of recruiting websites, it takes maturity and a level-head to be a star.