Photos by KEVIN JOHNSON

  • First Baptist Academy's Zach Williams (36) hugs quarterback Jonah Bueltel after the Lions' 27-13 loss to Dade Christian in a Class 2A state semifinal on Nov. 30 at Dade Christian School in Miami. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • The Estero High girls cross country team, second from right, starts the Class 3A-District 11 meet on Oct. 25, at Estero Community Park. It was their fifth straight district title on the way to their fourth straight state championship. Kevin Johnson/ Banner Correspondent
  • James Kales, then 95, of Bonita Springs, returns a shot during the Florida Senior Games State Championships in 2009 at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers. Now 99, Kales will defend his singles tennis, bowling and long jump titles.  Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • Sylvia Eisele of Fort Myers, competes in a swimming event during the Florida Senior Games in 2011. She set three age group records in the Games.  Now 84, she will be back in the water for the 2013 Florida International Senior Games & State Championships, beginning in Lee County on Dec. 7. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • Sylvia Eisele of Fort Myers, then 82, competes in a swimming event during the Florida Senior Games in 2011. She set three age group records in the Games.  Now 84, she will be back in the water for the 2013 Florida International Senior Games & State Championships, beginning in Lee County on Dec. 7. Kevin Johnson/Correspondent
  • James Kales, then 95 of Bonita Springs, returns a shot during the Florida Senior Games State Championships in 2009 at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers. Kales, now 95, will defend his titles in tennis, bowling and long jump at the Florida International Senior Games & State Championships that begin in Lee County on Dec. 7.  Kevin Johnson/Correspondent
  • Sylvia Eisele of Fort Myers, then 82, competes in a swimming event during the Florida Senior Games in 2011. She set three age group records in the Games.  Now 84, she will be back in the water for the 2013 Florida International Senior Games & State Championships, beginning in Lee County on Dec. 7. Kevin Johnson/Correspondent
  • James Kales, then 95 of Bonita Springs, returns a shot during the Florida Senior Games State Championships in 2009 at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers. Kales, now 95, will defend his titles in tennis, bowling and long jump at the Florida International Senior Games & State Championships that begin in Lee County on Dec. 7.  Kevin Johnson/Correspondent
  • Members of the Lely High dance squad cheer for the Trojans football team at a Class 5A regional quarterfinal on Nov. 15, 2013 at American Heritage School in Plantation.
  • Lely coach Culmer St. Jean receives an explanation from an official during a Class 5A regional quarterfinal on Nov. 15, 2013 at American Heritage School in Plantation.
  • Lely quarterback Karbiel Dirogene scrambles to the outside against American Heritage during a Class 5A regional quarterfinal on Nov. 15, 2013 at American Heritage School in Plantation.
  • Lely's Kendall Duckworth (20) battles for yards against American Heritage during a Class 5A regional quarterfinal on Nov. 15, 2013 at American Heritage School in Plantation. American Heritage won, 51-13.
  • After making a catch, Lely's Daniel Obidegwu (33) lunges for extra yards against American Heritage in a Class 5A regional quarterfinal at American Heritage School in Plantation on Nov. 15, 2013. American Heritage won, 51-13.
  • Members of the Lely High band cheer during a Class 5A regional quarterfinal on Nov. 15, 2013 at American Heritage School in Plantation. Lely's football season ended with a 51-13 loss against American Heritage.
  • Lely linemen Marcus Brown (71) and Jamal Durity enter the field to face American Heritage in a Class 5A regional quarterfinal on Nov. 15, 2013 at American Heritage School in Plantation.
  • Winning fish on " Grand Slam" with Lieutenant James Irwin USAF, Henry Irwin, Emma Johnson and Jeff Boyd.
  • South Fort Myers senior football players, from left, Luke Smith, Dallas Crawford and Sammy Watkins pose for photos during national signing day on Feb. 2, 2011 in the school gymnasium. Smith signed with Navy; Crawford signed with Miami and Watkins signed with Clemson. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • Despite having his helmet knocked off, South Fort Myers quarterback Dallas Crawford still looks for an open receiver on Sept. 24, 2010 against Bishop Verot. Officials stopped the play before it was completed. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • White team quarterback Dallas Crawford (4) fires a pass over Red team defenders Sean Stanislawski, left, and Devon Wrenn during South Fort Myers' Red-White game on May 21, 2010. Crawford threw one TD pass as the White team posted a 20-7 win. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • South Fort Myers senior football players, from left, Luke Smith, Dallas Crawford and Sammy Watkins pose for photos during national signing day on Feb. 2, 2011 in the school gymnasium. Smith signed with Navy; Crawford signed with Miami and Watkins signed with Clemson. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • South Fort Myers' Sammy Watkins (7) sheds Barron Collier's Curt Norris during a Class 3A regional quarterfinal on Nov. 19, 2010 at South Fort Myers High School. South's 33-2 victory lifted the Wolfpack into this Friday's regional semifinal at Naples. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • South Fort Myers' wide receiver Sammy Watkins eyes  open field while chased by Barron Collier's Ohio State-bound Jeff Heuerman, during a Class 3A regional quarterfinal on Nov. 19, 2010 at South Fort Myers High School. Watkins ran for three touchdowns and threw for one as South cruised to a 33-2 win. He verbally committed to Clemson University on Monday. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • South Fort Myers wide receiver Sammy Watkins eyes open field after making a catch against Fort Myers on Oct. 22, 2010. South won, 43-10. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • South Fort Myers senior Sammy Watkins carries the ball while Bishop Verot's Austin Brady moves in for a tackle during a Class 3A-District 11 game on Sept. 24, 2010 at Bishop Verot in Fort Myers. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • After making a catch, South Fort Myers wide receiver Sammy Watkins stiff arms Bishop Verot's D.J. Oceant in the second quarter of a Class 3A-District 11 game on Sept. 24, 2010 at Bishop Verot. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • South Fort Myers wide receiver Sammy Watkins eludes Bishop Verot defender Maxx Moore in the second quarter of a Class 3A-District 11 game on Sept. 24, 2010 at Bishop Verot. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • South Fort Myers senior Sammy Watkins (7) scores on an 83-yard kick return on the opening kickoff of the Wolfpack's game at Estero on Sept. 4, 2010. Watkins also caught a TD pass as South cruised to a 49-7 win. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • After making a catch, South Fort Myers senior wide receiver Sammy Watkins eludes Estero's John Johnson during the first quarter of a non-district game on Sept. 4, 2010 in Estero. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • South Fort Myers wide receiver Sammy Watkins leaves a Gulf Coast defender behind on his way to a 75-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter of a non-district game on Oct. 2, 2009 in Fort Myers. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • South Fort Myers junior Sammy Watkins takes a break during a practice on Aug. 17, 2009. Coming off an impressive sophomore season, the Wolfpack wide receiver, defensive back and kick returner has made MaxPreps.Com's Top 100 Watch List among the nation's Class of 2011. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • South Fort Myers returner Sammy Watkins tries to elude Riverdale's Jake Colton on the opening kickoff Thursday night in Fort Myers.
  • Estero coach Frank Turco talks to his players prior to their 3-2 win against American Heritage in a Class 5A regional final on May 10, 2013 at American Heritage School in Plantation. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • Estero coach Frank Turco waves in Wesley Pruitt (2) during the Wildcats' three-run fourth inning  in a Class 5A regional semifinal on May 7, 2013 at Estero High School. Estero advanced with a 3-0 win against Cypress Lake. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • Estero baseball coach Frank Turco smiles as he chats with spectators prior to a Class 5A regional final against American Heritage on May 10, 2013 at American Heritage School in Plantation. Estero won, 3-2. The Wildcats have been in regional tournaments 11 times in Turco's 13 years as head coach. This is the first time they have reached the state semifinal. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • Frank Turco, shown here chatting with umpires before a game in May 2012, is in his 13th season as Estero High's head baseball coach. This year's team features plenty of youth and inexperience. Banner file photo
  • The Class 3A state champion girls 4x800 relay team from Estero High School joins their coach for a photo on May 8, 2013. From left, sophomore Megan Slater, senior Katy G. Solis, coach and athletic director Jeff Sommer, freshman Daley Cline and senior Kacy Smith. The relay team finished first in the 3A state meet on May 3 at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. The girls also won the 3A state cross country championship last fall. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • American Heritage first baseman David Villar catches a foul ball near a fence in a Class 5A regional final against Estero on May 10, 2013 at American Heritage School in Plantation. Estero won, 3-2. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • Estero pitching coach Troy Beall and catcher Jason Moore visit pitcher Zeke Pietrzyk in the bottom of the seventh inning of the Wildcats' 3-2 win against American Heritage in a Class 5A regional final on May 10, 2013 at American Heritage School in Plantation. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • American Heritage first baseman David Villar catches a foul ball near a fence in a Class 5A regional final against Estero on May 10, 2013 at American Heritage School in Plantation. Estero won, 3-2. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • Nicknamed 'Dirty 30' by his teammates, Estero catcher Jason Moore didn't mind get getting dirty in Estero's 3-2 win against American Heritage in a Class 5A regional final on May 10, 2013 at American Heritage School in Plantation. Moore had a two-run double to open the scoring in the first inning. He had two of the team's six hits. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • Nicknamed 'Dirty 30' by his teammates, Estero catcher Jason Moore didn't mind get getting dirty in Estero's 3-2 win against American Heritage in a Class 5A regional final on May 10, 2013 at American Heritage School in Plantation. Moore had a two-run double to open the scoring in the first inning. He had two of the team's six hits. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • Sporting a black eye after getting hit by a ball in Estero's regional semifinal, Wildcat shortstop Ryan Keegan eyes a pitch during an at-bat in the Wildcats' 3-2 win in a Class 5A regional final on May 10, 2013 at American Heritage School in Plantation. Keegan had two of Estero's six hits. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • Estero pitching coach Troy Beall and catcher Jason Moore visit pitcher Zeke Pietrzyk in the bottom of the seventh inning of the Wildcats' 3-2 win against American Heritage in a Class 5A regional final on May 10, 2013 at American Heritage School in Plantation. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • American Heritage players erupt after CJ Chatham hit a home run to lead off the seventh inning in a Class 5A regional final against Estero on May 10, 2013 at American Heritage School in Plantation. American Heritage's rally fell short as Estero upset the Patriots, 3-2. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • American Heritage first baseman David Villar catches a foul ball near a fence in a Class 5A regional final against Estero on May 10, 2013 at American Heritage School in Plantation. Estero won, 3-2. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • Estero baseball coach Frank Turco smiles as he chats with spectators prior to a Class 5A regional final against American Heritage on May 10, 2013 at American Heritage School in Plantation. Estero won, 3-2. The Wildcats have been in regional tournaments 11 times in Turco's 13 years as head coach. This is the first time they have reached the state semifinal. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • Nicknamed 'Dirty 30' by his teammates, Estero catcher Jason Moore didn't mind get getting dirty in Estero's 3-2 win against American Heritage in a Class 5A regional final on May 10, 2013 at American Heritage School in Plantation. Moore had a two-run double to open the scoring in the first inning. He had two of the team's six hits. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • Estero first baseman Brian Boocock and American Heritage base runner Brandon Diaz focus on home plate during Estero's 3-2 win in a Class 5A regional final on May 10, 2013 at American Heritage School in Plantation. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • Estero's Braden Bradford safely dives back to the bag as American Heritage first baseman David Villar applies a tag during Estero's 3-2 win against in a Class 5A regional final on May 10, 2013 at American Heritage School in Plantation. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • Estero's Brooks Rohrman squares to bunt during the Wildcats' 3-2 win against American Heritage in a Class 5A regional final on May 10, 2013 at American Heritage School in Plantation. Kevin Johnson/Staff

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