Watch out for flying objects: Disc golf a growing sport in Southwest Florida
Published 03/11/2014 at 10:01 a.m.
When Ken Hollenbach drives his "ball" into the water, it's not a problem. It can float, well, sometimes. That's because it's a disc and Hollenbach is playing disc golf at the Estero Recreation Center Disc Golf Course.
Marco Senior Softball: Players honored for class on and off the field
Published 03/10/2014 at 1:04 p.m.
Marco Senior Softball players show their class on and off the field.
Marco Half Marathon: Race committee looks to surpass previous runner numbers, money raised
Published 03/06/2014 at 9:55 a.m. 1 Comment
In its five years theMarco Island Half Marathon has consistently broken reords for dollars and competitors. In 2013 more than 500 raced and funds raised totaled $20,000, coming from running fees and sponsorships. ML Meade, a member of the Half ...
Special kids up to the challenge: Civitan Club giving children with disabilities the chance to play baseball
Updated 03/06/2014 at 12:32 p.m.
Charles DeMarco, 16, sees himself as one day pitching for the Boston Red Sox. On Saturday mornings, he takes to the mound in the Challenger Division Little League. His pitches are underhand.
11th Annual Midwinter Regatta: Kaighin wins 5th straight RC Laser championship on Marco Island
Published 03/03/2014 at 8:58 a.m.
Jim Kaighin of the Bahamas won his fifth straight Midwinter RC Laser Championship Regatta title on Sunday, on the lake at Mackle Park on Marco Island. His flight was delayed nearly three hours on Friday due to heavy rain in ...
Marco Island Academy: Coach Delgado begins season with many positives
Published 02/27/2014 at 10:02 a.m. 4 Comments
Marco Island Academy basbeall ball team shoots for .500 season and make Class 2A-District 10 playoffs.
Marco Senior Softball: Close games featured in week's highlights
Published 02/20/2014 at 11:30 a.m.
Marco Senior Sioftball League continues heated play in chilly weather.
'Softball heaven:' Collier County senior league has grown considerably over the years
Updated 02/20/2014 at 11:42 a.m.
As the softball arcs and spins downward, John Ketterman, 65, isn't thinking about the two stents placed in his arteries on Jan. 28. Instead, he readies to crack the ball for a base hit.
No traveling needed: Sports Club, Collier County bring basketball to Golden Gate kids
Published 02/13/2014 at 10:09 a.m.
For 72 Golden Gate area children, traveling is not necessary to play basketball. It comes to them.
Marco Academy falls to Seacrest in first district playoff game
Updated 01/31/2014 at 6:22 p.m. 1 Comment
Seacrest Country Day downed Marco Island Academy, 51-14, to reach its first Class 2A-District championship game in school history.
PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Emily Lines, First Baptist Academy
Published 01/29/2014 at 8:50 p.m.
Emily Lines honored for her play and leadership on the First Baptist Academy basketball team.
Marco Academy boys top seed in basketball tourney
Published 01/27/2014 at 11:42 a.m. 1 Comment
Marco Island Academy boys basketball team goes undefeated in Class 2A-District 10 to earn top seed in district tournament.
Prep boys basketball: Lely beats Naples in triple overtime thriller
Published 01/23/2014 at 8:21 p.m.
Lely wins barn burner over Naples in 3 overtimes.
Prep girls soccer: Freshman Claudia Lopez leads Estero into regional quarterfinals
Published 01/23/2014 at 12:33 p.m.
Estero’s Claudia Lopez stood on the sidelines at the Lady Wildcats soccer practice on Wednesday.
Marco Academy wins 2 of 3 games – Marco Charter teams win over Community School
Published 01/23/2014 at 9:31 a.m. 1 Comment
Marco Island Charter Middle School boys won a hotly-contested basketball game againmst Community School, 54-48, on Thursday.
Huffor back to living his professional basketball dream
Published 01/16/2014 at 9:29 p.m.
Danny Huffor back living his dream, playing professional basketball. In July, 2012, Huffor, a former Lely High standout, was capping off his first season in the British Basketball League by representing Team Scotland in the European Championships. In the first ...
Kit Fowler: JUCO walk on signs to play Div. I baseball
Published 01/09/2014 at 3:16 p.m.
Marco Island's Kit Fowler was dumbfounded when he did not receive a single baseball scholarship in 2012. That's over now. He feels much more wanted after signing with Division I Tennessee Tech before Christmas. He had passed up being the ...
Vanderjagts doing well in Scottsdale
Published 01/09/2014 at 3:13 p.m. 13 Comments
Mike Vanderjagt moved his family to Scottsdale, Ariz., last summer to help his son's athletic potential. It worked. For Jay and Mike. A freshman, Jay led the Saguaro High School freshman football team, and started one game for the junior ...
Naples Half Marathon readies for record competition
Published 01/02/2014 at 10:44 a.m.
When runners toe the starting line for the Naples Daily News Half Marathon on Sunday, Jan. 19, the sheer numbers alone will be incredible. Officials expect more than 2,500 competitors.
Area athletes shine in Flolrida Senior Games Championships
Published 12/19/2013 at 4:31 p.m.
Talent shines at Florida International Senior Games & State Championships.
Youth football: Southwest Florida team headed to national championship
Updated 12/19/2013 at 4:38 p.m.
Southwest Florida youth football has reached a very high perch as its eighth-grade all-star team has advanced to the Sweet 16 of the Football University National Youth Championship Series, being held this weekend at Buford, Ga.
In its third seasonMarco Island Academy wins first two district games
Published 12/12/2013 at 12:40 p.m. 6 Comments
Marco Island Academy ventures into its third year of basketball.
Naples Daily News Half Marathon: Tips before for the big day
Published 12/12/2013 at 10:42 a.m.
Here are tips for training to run in Naples Half Marathon in January.
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.