Record turnout: Teens win Jolley Be Good 5K run
Published 12/02/2013 at 2:43 p.m.
Jolley Be Good Run 5K darws 380 partipants.
Country goes pigskin happyNaples site for Youth National Championships round
Updated 12/02/2013 at 2:58 p.m.
Youth football mania comes to Naples on Dec. 7 and as the Football Univsersity National Youth Championships begins.
Chalk flies to benefit Roger Raymond
Published 11/18/2013 at 2:49 p.m. 1 Comment
Runners got all chalked up over Roger Raymond in the Roger Raymond Chalk Run on Saturday.
Accident halts Marco's Roger Raymond's consecutive running streak at 3,954 days
Published 10/09/2013 at 3:52 p.m. 9 Comments
For 3,954 consecutive days, Roger Raymond had laced his running shoes for an average six-mile, early-morning run. It added up to 10.8 years. Last month, on Sept. 12, his streak came to a shattering end. Trying to get out of ...
Marco Island Triathlon: Cape crusader – Corredor takes his third Marco title
Published 09/30/2013 at 11:23 a.m.
Friendly skies, light breeze, perfect conditions for the Marco Island Triathlon on Sunday. Diego Corredor, 33, of Cape Coral, won again, and newcomer Katie Vann, 22, of Fort Myers, were the overall winners.More than 375 athletes competed in the quarter-
Good week brings 3 first-place ties in Swamiland
Published 09/19/2013 at 12:35 p.m.
Eagle NFL swamis score, leaving three tied for first place.
Recreation column: Triathlon, half marathon, unique fundraiser headline events
Published 09/19/2013 at 10:05 a.m.
In a true test of fitness, more than 350 athletes will compete in the Marco Island Triathlon on Sept. 29.
Youth column and calendar: 12-year-old first girl to score touchdown in football league
Published 09/18/2013 at 11:12 p.m. 3 Comments
Marco's Jessica Pierce sets record as first girl to score a touchdown, and did it on defense, in youth foogtball league.
Barron Collier girls win Tri-County golf title
Published 09/12/2013 at 11:31 a.m.
Barron Collier girls win the Tri-County Golf Championship.
Marco Eagles teams play tough: Youth football has plenty of action
Published 09/12/2013 at 11:30 a.m.
The Southwest Florida Yiouth Folotball League is kicking nito high gear with many competitive teams.
Raymond and Healy top first-week swami selections
Published 09/12/2013 at 11:20 a.m.
Hdaly, Raymond first week leaders,
Published 09/06/2013 at 3:33 p.m.
Sports and fun in area.
Marco Academy, Lely looking for big wins
Published 09/05/2013 at 12:37 p.m.
Marco Island Academy and Lely both looking for wins on Friday night.
Marco Optimist lacrosse has good startOptimist Eagles football teams at home Saturday
Published 08/27/2013 at 4:43 p.m.
The Marco Island Optimist Eagles host Golden Gate on Saturday at Winterberry Field in Southwest Florida Youth Football League action.
Football mania well served at ClassicsMarco Eagles open youth football season on Saturday
Published 08/22/2013 at 2:18 p.m.
Football maniad well served at SWFYFL Classics.
Lely travels to EsteroSt. Jean gets to see his team compete for the first time
Published 08/20/2013 at 7:08 p.m.
Lely travels to Estero
Marco Eagles in youth football classic
Published 08/14/2013 at 6:31 p.m.
Southwest Florida Kickoff Classic II is Saturday at Fleischman Park, with all local teams in the newly-formed league.
Patterson spreads his soccer passion through coaching academy
Published 07/31/2013 at 6:16 p.m.
John Patterson spreading his passion through soccer academy.
More than 20 teams strapping up for Kickoff Classic
Published 07/31/2013 at 11:09 a.m.
Many football teams, locall and around Florida will take part in the Southwest Florida Youth Football League Kickoff Classic.
7 marathons in 7 days Lefferts thrives on the extreme
Published 07/31/2013 at 11:07 a.m.
People may consider Peter Lefferts a fanatic. They would be right when it comes to going to the extreme. He just ran seven marathons in sven days.
LaMendolas celebrate 65th wedding anniversary
Published 07/30/2013 at 5:31 p.m.
Anthony “Bud” and Ruth LaMendola renewed their vows in celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary on Sunday at San Marco Catholic Church.
Youth: Naples Bombers advance to All-American games
Updated 07/26/2013 at 3:09 p.m.
Naples Bombers move on to USS13-14 Invitational at Orlando, while Little League teams lose in state championships.
Friends golf with, raise money for Disco Dave
Published 07/25/2013 at 3:06 p.m.
Disco Dave Bierbrauer was humbledby his friends,who raised funds for his canceer care at Lely Flamigo on Saturday.
Greater Naples Little League baseball team playing in championship round
Published 07/18/2013 at 1:27 a.m.
Greater Naple s 9-10 Little Legue team advances to state championship.
Change a tennis reality for Embree as she turns professional
Published 07/17/2013 at 1:46 p.m.
Sports life has deamatic change for Lauren Embnree, the college woman's tennis player of the yearas she begins her professionaol tennis road.
Marco Eagles join youth football league
Published 07/09/2013 at 12:20 p.m.
Marco Eagles joins Southwest Florida Youth Football League.
Marco Optimist Club offers new lacrosse program
Published 07/09/2013 at 12:04 p.m.
Marco Optimist Club adds lacrosse to its diverse sports program.
Marco Island miniature golf course closed; judge orders its removal
Updated 07/01/2013 at 8:50 a.m. 78 Comments
On Wednesday, June 19, Circuit Judge Hugh D. Hayes approved an order to halt operations at a miniature golf course, based on a request by the Marco Island Civic Association.
Entertainment friends to pay tribute to Bobby Gideons
Published 06/17/2013 at 11:49 a.m.
They'll be jamming at Erin's Isle Irish Pub, with a host of entertainerss remembering the late Bobby Gideons on Sunday.
Rookies outing to help 3-year-old battling Leukemia
Published 06/14/2013 at 4:28 p.m. 1 Comment
Rokkies Bar & Grill on Marco having golf outing to help 3-year-old Avery McCaskill of Naples in her battle with Leukemia.
Different expectations led to Stewart's resignation
Published 06/13/2013 at 10:21 a.m.
Different expectations lead to Stacey Stewart's resignation
Three tie for Eagle Lely Athlete of the Year
Published 06/07/2013 at 12:10 p.m.
In the most competitive year, three athletes tie fo ther Marco Eagle 7th annual Lely Athlete of the Year award.
Kit Fowler flattening out his rocky road in baseball
Published 06/05/2013 at 3:49 p.m.
Marco Island's Kit Fowler won big baseball games at Lely in 2012,then surprisinlyg sat back as no college offers came in.
Prep football: Marco Island Academy dominates Oasis in spring game
Updated 05/31/2013 at 4:47 p.m. 2 Comments
CAPE CORAL — Marco Island Academy’s spring game was a far cry from a 55-0 loss it suffered at the hands of Oasis Charter in their first-ever football game last August.
Prep football: Marco Island Academy playing spring game at Cape Coral-Oasis on Thursday
Published 05/29/2013 at 8:44 p.m.
A year ago, the Marco Island Academy football team played Oasis in its first-ever game, getting crushed, 55-0. Tonight, the two teams will get a preview for 2013 when they play their spring game at 7 p.m. at Storm Field ...
Spring game in Cape Coral: Manta Rays ready to sting Oasis Charter
Published 05/29/2013 at 10:40 a.m.
Marco Island Academy looking for improvment as it heads into its spring game at Oasis Charter School in Cape Coral.
Prep football: Lely's Perry, Germain to play at Florida A&M, Pace
Published 05/23/2013 at 7:12 p.m.
Lely defensive backs Malcolm Perry and Chrisnel Germain will be playing college football.
Truly Nolen transforms Marco ball field
Published 05/21/2013 at 2:31 p.m.
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Bobby Gideons, iconic entertainer, dies
Published 05/16/2013 at 2:38 p.m.
Bobby Gideons, an iconic entertainer for more than 40 years, died as a result of ALS on Wednesday.
Marco Sailing Center goes full sail at open house
Updated 05/16/2013 at 11:21 a.m.
The Marco Island Community Sailing Center is ready to set sail to advance new programs.
Former Erin's Isle Irish Pub to be demolished
Published 05/11/2013 at 6:44 p.m.
Erin's Isle restaurant was open nearly 30 years before being forced to close down last summer.
Gresham, Poling are Charter School's top student athletes
Published 05/11/2013 at 9:47 a.m.
Rosie Poling and Tyler Gresham named top student athletes for Marco Island Charter Middle School.
Lely Winged Foot Scholar-Athlete candidate: Brandon Black reaches goal, hopes for more
Published 05/08/2013 at 4:21 p.m.
In 2008 Brandon Black attended the 19th annual Winged Foot Scholar-Athlete Award banquet.
Prep girls lacrosse: Lely's Clara Bissell signs with Berry (Ga.)
Published 05/03/2013 at 4:48 p.m.
Lely High School senior Clara Bissell became the first school lacrosse player to earn a scholarship on Friday.
Prep baseball: Cypress Lake pounds Lely in 5A regional quarterfinal
Published 05/02/2013 at 11:08 p.m.
FORT MYERS — Cypress Lake pitcher Richie Lacell was too much for Lely, on the mound and at the plate, as the Panthers downed the Trojans 11-1 on Thursday night at Cypress Lake.
For the love for 'Miss Dottie': Marco Y honors the swim legend and her legacy
Published 04/29/2013 at 12:49 p.m. 2 Comments
It was tearful and joyful for "Miss Dottie" Weiner as the Greater Marco Family YMCA Aquatics Center was dedicated to her. Ceremonies were held Saturday next to the pool she helped design and raise the money to build. Age didn't ...
Prep baseball: Estero dominates Lely to win 5A-14 district title
Published 04/26/2013 at 10:55 p.m.
LEHIGH ACRES — Estero overwhelmed Lely in every facet of the game, winning easily, 14-1 to capture the Class 5A-District 14 championship on Friday night at Lehigh.
Former prime time AFL star, Dave Kocourek dies
Updated 04/28/2013 at 10:17 a.m.
Dave Kocourek, who won AFL championship rings with the San Diego Chargers and the Oakland Raiders, died at 75 on Wednesday night as a result of progressive dementia on Marco Island. He is survived by his wife, Mary Lee Kocourek, ...
NFL: Former tight end Dave Kocourek dies of dementia; brain donated for research
Published 04/25/2013 at 9:42 p.m. 2 Comments
Dave Kocourek, who won AFL championship rings with the San Diego Chargers and the Oakland Raiders, died at 75 on Wednesday night as a result of progressive dementia on Marco Island.
Lely baseball team advances to district title game
Published 04/25/2013 at 10 a.m.
Lely baseball team advances to district title game