Prep baseball: Seacrest falls in regional quarterfinals
Published 05/04/2013 at 6:32 p.m.
Even though Seacrest’s Class 3A-Region 3 quarterfinal game against North Palm Beach-Benjamin was twice postponed, Stingrays coach Mark Marsala felt his team was ready for Saturday’s matchup.
Prep track: Estero girls 4x800 relay team wins area's only 3A state title in soggy Jacksonville
Published 05/03/2013 at 10:23 p.m.
In Kacy Smith, Estero coach Jeff Sommer trusted.
Prep track and field: Naples' Tyler Byrd flying high into 3A state meet
Published 05/02/2013 at 11:27 p.m.
Naples High wide receiver Tyler Byrd will be soaring Friday but it won’t be on the football field.
Prep track: CSN's Stephanie Paul wins 1A state discus title, brother Dan takes second in boys discus
Published 04/26/2013 at 9:33 p.m.
Stephanie Paul is the baby in her family. At 6-foot and with a vibrant athletic build, no one would dare call her a baby.
Prep softball: Mariner ends Golden Gate's season, Shadley's high school career
Published 04/24/2013 at 10:34 p.m.
The Golden Gate softball team had its postseason hopes dashed on Wednesday when Cape Coral-Mariner scored five runs late in the game to win 6-2 in Class 5A-Region 3 quarterfinal action at the Titans home field.
Prep sports: Athletic directors worry legislation would encourage recruiting, kill FHSAA
Updated 04/24/2013 at 10:42 p.m.
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Prep sports: Golden Gate setting the bar with live-streaming sporting events
Published 04/23/2013 at 6:03 a.m.
The New York Yankees have their own network. So does the SEC and the Big Ten Conference.
Prep football: Dozens of area players use free camp at Lely to get ready for spring
Published 04/20/2013 at 9:31 p.m.
In football-mad Southwest Florida, there is no shortage of camps for local players to attend.
Prep track and field: Golden Gate's Cherisme leads area 2A state meet qualifiers
Published 04/18/2013 at 10:58 p.m.
“Incredible,” is all Golden Gate track and field coach Jordan Erickson had to say about Mirline Cherisme’s performance at the Class 2A-Region 3 championships at Astronaut High in Titusville on Thursday.
Prep track and field: Guerra leads Naples girls to 3A-12 district title
Updated 04/18/2013 at 11:46 p.m.
Behind Victoria Guerra’s repeat winning performances in the 100- and 200-meters, the Naples girls track team ran away with the Class 3A-District 12 title on Thursday at Palmetto Ridge High.
Prep track and field: Community School's Paul siblings lead area state qualifiers at 1A-Region 3 meet
Published 04/18/2013 at 10:07 p.m.
Community School freshman Stephanie Paul won the girls shot put and discus at the Class 1A-Region 3 meet hosted by St. Petersburg-Shorecrest Prep on Thursday.
2012-13 Wrestler of the year: Brady Pallante, Barron Collier
Published 04/13/2013 at noon
Before the season, Barron Collier’s Brady Pallante made it a goal to win the state heavyweight championship.
2012-13 Girls basketball player of the year: Emily Lines, First Baptist Academy
Published 04/13/2013 at noon
Before her high school career is done, First Baptist Academy’s Emily Lines has a great chance to become Collier County’s all-time leading scorer among girls.
Prep track: Immokalee boys win, Golden Gate's Cherisme, Titans girls take second at 2A-11 meet
Published 04/12/2013 at 10:25 p.m.
Golden Gate’s Mirline Cherisme knows all about hard work.
Prep girls tennis: Community School repeats as 1A-10 district champs
Published 04/03/2013 at 6:52 p.m.
On Tuesday, the first day of the Class 1A-District 10 girls tennis championships, Community School’s No. 1 player, Nicole Drab, lost.
Prep girls tennis: Old foes Barron Collier, Naples could make 3A-14 interesting
Published 04/01/2013 at 6:55 p.m.
Its postseason time in high school tennis and, as usual, the girls competition in Class 3A-District 14 is shaping up as battle between Barron Collier and Naples High.
Local youth column: Lely boys and girls repeat at freshman/sophomore meet
Published 04/01/2013 at 6 a.m.
The Collier County Freshman/Sophomore championships always provides a platform for younger track and field athletes to showcase their talents.
Prep track and field: Naples High boys, girls sweep CCAC titles
Updated 03/29/2013 at 5:02 p.m.
It was a golden night for the Golden Eagles at Golden Gate High School on Thursday night.
Boys Prep of the Week: Carlos Miranda, Palmetto Ridge track and field
Published 03/25/2013 at 9 p.m.
For the past four years, Palmetto Ridge distance runner Carlos Miranda has been one of the best in the state. Because of injury, however, Miranda doesn’t have any state championship trophies on his mantle.
Girls Prep of the Week: Johann Charelus, Lely track and field
Published 03/25/2013 at 9 p.m.
For most track and field programs, they are “teams” in name only. Outside of relay events, it’s mostly an individual sport.
Prep football: Immokalee's D'Ernest Johnson excited about winning honor at Rivals Camp
Published 03/25/2013 at 8:37 p.m.
In October, Immokalee High running back D’Ernest Johnson committed to play for the University of Florida. However, shortly after Johnson made his intentions known, Florida rejected his commitment.
Prep boys soccer: MaxPreps honors Gulf Coast 4A state champions
Updated 03/22/2013 at 8:07 p.m.
Things got so boisterous at a pep rally honoring the Gulf Coast boys soccer Class 4A state championship team even the National Guard was called in.
Prep basketball: Collier County Senior Showcase boys, girls games go down to the wire
Updated 03/11/2013 at 12:46 p.m.
What was supposed to be a fun night at the Collier County Senior Showcase basketball all-star games on Sunday turned serious — twice.
Urban Meyer dines with Tim Tebow during Naples visit
Published 03/10/2013 at 12:42 a.m. 1 Comment
Urban Meyer and Tim Tebow reunited on Saturday afternoon in Naples — for lunch. The former two-time BCS champion Florida coach caught up with his former star quarterback on those Gators teams.
Spring training: Saltalamacchia hoping to enrich Red Sox pitchers
Published 03/07/2013 at 7:46 p.m.
FORT MYERS — Behind free-agent signee Mike Napoli’s three-run homer, the Boston Red Sox defeated the Minnesota Twins 12-5 on Thursday at Hammond Stadium.
Prep boys soccer: Eric Miles replaces Ed Bradley as CSN coach
Published 03/06/2013 at 9:16 p.m.
Community School boys soccer coach Ed Bradley saved the best for last.
Prep track and field: Naples boys, Lely girls take titles at 49th annual Eagle Invitational
Published 03/02/2013 at 9:35 p.m.
In winning the last event of the day — the 4x400-meter relay — the Naples High boys track team put an exclamation point on its victory at the 49th annual Eagle Invitational on Saturday at the Staver Field track.
Prep boys basketball: First Baptist rolls over St. Pete-Canterbury in 2A regional quarterfinal
Published 02/14/2013 at 9:58 p.m.
With considerable size advantages at every position, the First Baptist Academy boys basketball team eased to a 68-29 victory over St. Petersburg-Canterbury on Thursday night in Class 2A regional quarterfinal action.
Prep wrestling: Barron's Pallante, Palmetto Ridge's Nadotti, Golden Gate's Warren lead area's state tourney title hopes
Published 02/14/2013 at 12:28 p.m.
Barron Collier's Brady Pallante and Fort Myers' Fequierson Charles are the two best Class 2A heavyweight wrestlers in the state. They are also archrivals.
Prep girls basketball: First Baptist handles Sarasota Christian to set up rematch with Grandview Prep
Published 02/12/2013 at 10:30 p.m.
First Baptist Academy's girls basketball team moved within one game of the state final four with a 66-51 victory over Sarasota Christian on Tuesday in the Class 2A-Region 3 semifinal.
Youth football: Area teams create FBU's Southwest Florida Youth Football League
Published 02/10/2013 at 8:59 p.m.
A few years back, when he was the president of the Naples Gators youth football league, Steve Quinn wondered how the sport may change for the better.
Prep boys basketball: Community School routs St. John Neumann for 3A-11 title
Published 02/08/2013 at 11:12 p.m.
The new year is only a few weeks old, but it has been a very good one for the Community School boys basketball team.
Prep wrestling: Area grapplers head to regionals today, Saturday
Published 02/08/2013 at midnight
With 12 wrestlers having advanced from the Class 1A-District 12 championship to this weekend's Region 3 tournament at Tampa Berkeley Prep, it's been a busy week of practice for Golden Gate.
Prep girls basketball: First Baptist routs St. Pete-Canterbury in 2A regional quarterfinal
Published 02/07/2013 at 10 p.m.
The First Baptist Academy girls basketball team dispatched St. Petersburg-Canterbury 53-21 on Thursday night at the Lions' gym.
Prep football: First Baptist's Corey Todd excited to walk on at Florida Atlantic
Published 02/06/2013 at 7:57 p.m.
The first time Corey Todd strapped on a football helmet, he was in the second grade.
Prep girls basketball: First Baptist routs SFCA for fourth straight district title
Published 02/01/2013 at 10:10 p.m.
Make it four-for-four for the First Baptist Academy girls basketball team.
Prep wrestling: Area teams head to districts Friday, Saturday
Published 01/31/2013 at 9:23 p.m.
For Lely High 220-pounder Claudel Alix, the road to the Class 2A state wrestling tournament starts Saturday at Naples High in the District 12 championships.
Prep boys soccer: Community School dominates Canterbury in 1A regional quarterfinal
Published 01/30/2013 at 10:28 p.m.
The Community School boys soccer team has had a pretty good formula working lately — let forward Scott Brooker score'em and the defense stop'em.
Prep girls soccer: Community School, Kastroll take care of Canterbury in 1A regionals
Published 01/23/2013 at 10:29 p.m.
Powered by sophomore Abby Kastroll's four goals, the Community School girls soccer team shut out Canterbury School 8-0 at the Seahawks home pitch in Class 1A regional quarterfinal action on Wednesday night.
Prep wrestling: Bears gain revenge, earn Titan Duals title; Pallante wins at Brandon
Published 01/19/2013 at 10:01 p.m.
Palmetto Ridge wanted this one bad.
Prep girls soccer: Community School rolls past Neumann for 1A-10 title
Published 01/18/2013 at 10:19 p.m.
The rosters of both the Community School and St. John Neumann girls soccer teams are filled with freshmen and sophomores.
Lely's Claudel; Alix wins title Palmetto wins 8th CCAC wrestling championship
Published 01/15/2013 at 3 a.m.
Palmetto Ridge wrestles its way to Collier County Athletic Conference title.
Prep wrestling: Wajner turns the tide as Palmetto Ridge wins CCAC
Published 01/12/2013 at 11:06 p.m.
Palmetto Ridge wrapped up its eighth Collier County Athletic Conference championship in nine years on Saturday at Golden Gate High School.
Prep football: Golden Gate's Carr makes mark on and off field at Massachusetts prep school
Published 01/10/2013 at 5:42 p.m.
Nine of Marquis Carr's teammates on the 2011 Golden Gate High School football team went on to play college football at one level or another.
Local youth column: Florida Fire Juniors ablaze with good wins
Published 01/07/2013 at 6 a.m.
The Florida Fire junior soccer program had success in tournaments and its camps recently.
Prep wrestling: Lely's Alix, Palmetto Ridge's Nadotti win titles at Buzz Hill Invitational
Published 01/05/2013 at 9:04 p.m.
Palmetto Ridge's Joey Nadotti might be just a freshman, but the 138-pound wrestler has more mat experience than most seniors.
Local youth column: Twins to hold free youth clinics
Published 12/31/2012 at 4 a.m.
Twins to hold free youth clinics
Naples Holiday Shootout girls basketball: North Gwinnett overwhelms First Baptist
Published 12/27/2012 at 11:42 p.m.
Things got real ugly, real fast for First Baptist Academy in its quarterfinal matchup against Suwanee (Ga.)-North Gwinnett on Thursday night at the Naples Holiday Shootout presented by Arthrex at Barron Collier High School.
Naples Holiday Shootout girls basketball: First Baptist knocks off Barron Collier
Published 12/26/2012 at 11:40 p.m.
When preparing for First Baptist Academy, most teams game plan to stop the Lions' super sophomore, Emily Lines. And rightly so. The 6-foot Lines is averaging more than 18 points per game this season.
Local youth column: Florida Fire Juniors warm hearts with toy drive
Published 12/24/2012 at 4 a.m.
Florida Fire Juniors warm hearts with toy drive