Photos by SCOTT BUTHERUS

  • University of Southern Missippi graduate student Alex Fogg logs the size and stomach contents of culled lionfish during the weigh-in for the first Southwest Florida Lionfish Derby on Sunday, April 13, 2014. Fogg is conducting research on the invasive species that is overtaking local underwater ecosystems in the Gulf of Mexico. Scott Butherus/Staff
  • Team Reef Pirates' Lawren McCaghren shows off his 15.24 inch lionfish he caught during the weigh-in for the first Southwest Florida Lionfish Derby on Sunday, April 13, 2014. It was the biggest of the 269 fish caught during the tournament. Scott Butherus/Staff
  • A look at the haul of lionfish, an invasive species that is overtaking local underwater ecosystems, during the weigh-in for the first Southwest Florida Lionfish Derby on Sunday, April 13, 2014. Overall, 269 fish were caught during the tournament. Scott Butherus/Staff
  • A look at the haul of lionfish, an invasive species that is overtaking local underwater ecosystems, during the weigh-in for the first Southwest Florida Lionfish Derby on Sunday, April 13, 2014. Overall, 269 fish were caught during the tournament. Scott Butherus/Staff
  • Naples' Nikki Kallenberg serves against Barron Collier during her match in the 3A regional girls tennis tournament at Vineyards Golf & Country on Thursday, April 10, 2014. Scott Butherus/Staff
  • Barron Collier's Emily Wyman serves her match against Naples at the 3A regional girls tennis tournament at Vineyards Golf & Country on Thursday, April 10, 2014. Scott Butherus/Staff
  • Barron Colier's Emily Wyman returns serve during her match against Naples in the 3A regional girls tennis tournament at Vineyards Golf & Country on Thursday, April 10, 2014. Scott Butherus/Staff
  • Barron Collier's Hannah Belsinger slaps a backhand during her match against Naples in the 3A regional girls tennis tournament at Vineyards Golf & Country on Thursday, April 10, 2014. Scott Butherus/Staff
  • Naples' Gaby Graziani eyes her shot during her match against Barron Collier in the 3A regional girls tennis tournament at Vineyards Golf & Country on Thursday, April 10, 2014. Scott Butherus/Staff
  • Krystal, a 6-year old Bedlington Terrier, was reunited with her owner, Ron Lundin, on Monday, April 7, 2014 after a scurrilous and litigious battle between Lundin and a local breeder. Scott Butherus/Staff
  • Basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal and college basketball analyst Dick Vitale share a conversation about their favorite sport during the Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year Celebration at Artis-Naples on Monday, March 24, 2014. SCOTT BUTHERUS/Staff
  • Basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal greets donors during the Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year Celebration at Artis-Naples on Monday, March 24, 2014. SCOTT BUTHERUS/Staff
  • Basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal and college basketball analyst Dick Vitale share a conversation about their favorite sport during the Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year Celebration at Artis-Naples on Monday, March 24, 2014. SCOTT BUTHERUS/Staff
  • Basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal and college basketball analyst Dick Vitale share a laugh during the Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year Celebration at Artis-Naples on Monday, March 24, 2014. SCOTT BUTHERUS/Staff
  • Basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal and college basketball analyst Dick Vitale share a conversation about their favorite sport during the Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year Celebration at Artis-Naples on Monday, March 24, 2014. SCOTT BUTHERUS/Staff
  • Basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal during the Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year Celebration at Artis-Naples on Monday, March 24, 2014. SCOTT BUTHERUS/Staff
  • Basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal and college basketball analyst Dick Vitale share a conversation about their favorite sport during the Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year Celebration at Artis-Naples on Monday, March 24, 2014. SCOTT BUTHERUS/Staff
  • Scenes before the start of the FGCU-Mercer A-Sun championship game Sunday afternoon at Alico Arena.
  • Boston starting pitcher John Lester addresses the media at the Fenway South complex in Fort Myers on Feb. 17, 2013. Monday was was the first official spring training workout for Red Sox pitchers and catchers. Scott Butherus/Staff
  • Veteran catchers A.J. Pierzynski and David Ross share a laugh while having their 40-yard dash times recorded at the Fenway South complex in Fort Myers on Feb. 17, 2013. Monday was was the first official spring training workout for Red Sox pitchers and catchers. Scott Butherus/Staff
  • Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia works on infield drills at the Fenway South complex in Fort Myers on Feb. 17, 2013. Monday was was the first official spring training workout for Red Sox pitchers and catchers. Scott Butherus/Staff
  • Boston catchers A.J. Pierzynski and David Ross take a break from catching bullpen sessions at the Fenway South complex in Fort Myers on Feb. 17, 2013. Monday was was the first official spring training workout for Red Sox pitchers and catchers. Scott Butherus/Staff
  • Boston outfielder Grady Sizemore signs autographs at the Fenway South complex in Fort Myers on Feb. 17, 2013. Monday was was the first official spring training workout for Red Sox pitchers and catchers. Scott Butherus/Staff
  • Boston pitchers throw a bullpen session at the Fenway South complex in Fort Myers on Feb. 17, 2013. Monday was was the first official spring training workout for Red Sox pitchers and catchers. Scott Butherus/Staff
  • Boston players take infield practice at the Fenway South complex in Fort Myers on Feb. 17, 2013. Monday was was the first official spring training workout for Red Sox pitchers and catchers. Scott Butherus/Staff
  • Boston catcher .J. Pierzzynski is measured in the 40-yard dash at the Fenway South complex in Fort Myers on Feb. 17, 2013. Monday was was the first official spring training workout for Red Sox pitchers and catchers. Scott Butherus/Staff
  • Barron Collier's Emily Browne and Venice's Kaylee McCutcheon get tangled up for a loose ball during the 6A regional quarterfinals at Barron Collier High School on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. Scott Butherus/Staff
  • Venice's Emma Hanewinckel tries to guard Barron Collier's Olivia Ferrucci from her knees during the 6A regional quarterfinals at Barron Collier High School on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. Scott Butherus/Staff
  • Barron Collier's Elizah Pagkanlungan drives to the hoop as Kacie Frost looks on during the 6A regional quarterfinals against Venice at Barron Collier High School on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. Scott Butherus/Staff
  • Barron Collier's Elizah Pagkanlungan dives for the loose ball against Venice during the 6A regional quarterfinals at Barron Collier High School on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. Scott Butherus/Staff
  • Barron Collier's Jakella Davis puts up a shot against Venice during the 6A regional quarterfinals at Barron Collier High School on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. Scott Butherus/Staff
  • Barron Collier's Jakella Davis drives the lane against Venice's Maggie Flynn during the 6A regional quarterfinals at Barron Collier High School on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. Scott Butherus/Staff
  • Barron Collier's Kacie Frost drives to the lane against four Venice defenders during the 6A regional quarterfinals at Barron Collier High School on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. Scott Butherus/Staff
  • Barron Collier's Jakella Davis attempts a layup against Venice during the 6A regional quarterfinals at Barron Collier High School on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. Scott Butherus/Staff
  • Venice's Taira Ward puts up a shot against Barron Collier's Jakia Davis during the 6A regional quarterfinals at Barron Collier High School on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. Scott Butherus/Staff
  • Barron Collier's Jakella Davis goes to the rim against Venice's Taylor Angelo during the 6A regional quarterfinals at Barron Collier High School on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. Scott Butherus/Staff
  • Barron Collier's Jakella Davis drives to the basket against Venice during the 6A regional quarterfinals at Barron Collier High School on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. Scott Butherus/Staff
  • Estero's quarterback Cody Long is hit as he delivers a pass by a Cape Coral defender in the second quarter of the Wildcat's game against the Seahawks on Sept. 7. Long led Estero to a state playoff appearnce.
  • Scenes from the Oak Ridge-Greenforest Christian game Wednesday at the City of Palms Classic.
  • Scenes before the start of the Naples-Bayside football game Friday at Naples High School.
  • Scenes before the start of the Scheck Hillel Community Day School-Community School football game Thursday night at Community School of Naples.
  • Calusa Ghost Tour's John Paeno paddles out of a small alcove of Mound Key State Park and into Estero Bay. Paeno leads guided tours of the archaeological site which once served as the center of the Calusa civilization until the mid-1700s. Scott Butherus/Staff
  • A yellow orb weaver spider constructs a web along one of the trails of Mound Key State Park. Calusa Ghost Tours leads guided tours of the archaeological site which once served as the center of the Calusa civilization until the mid-1700s. Scott Butherus/Staff
  • Calusa Ghost Tour's John Paeno navigates a path down the side of an ancient pyramid on Mound Key State Park. Paeno leads guided tours of the archaeological site which once served as the center of the Calusa civilization until the mid-1700s. Scott Butherus/Staff
  • Calusa Ghost Tour's John Paeno navigates a path through a cypress canopy on Mound Key State Park. Paeno leads guided tours of the archaeological site which once served as the center of the Calusa civilization until the mid-1700s. Scott Butherus/Staff
  • Mangrove mazes are still present at the archaeological site which once served as the center of the Calusa civilization until the mid-1700s. Scott Butherus/Staff
  • A freshwater aquifer from the 19th century still exists on Mound Key State Park. Calusa Ghost Tours leads guided tours of the archaeological site which once served as the center of the Calusa civilization until the mid-1700s. Scott Butherus/Staff
  • Calusa Ghost Tours offers guided tours of the Mound Key archaeological site which once served as the center of the Calusa civilization until the mid-1700s. Scott Butherus/Staff
  • Scenes from the Naples-Barron Collier Crosstown Showdown game Friday night at Barron Collier High School.
  • Scenes from the Naples-Barron Collier Crosstown Showdown game Friday night at Barron Collier High School.

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