Tom Hanson: Kilton Anderson's move will benefit his career, more than his father's
Published 05/06/2013 at 5:45 a.m.
Anderson admits the move and Skyline’s quarterback reputation will showcase his cannon arm and enhance his chance for a scholarship to a contending BCS school.
Tom Hanson: Remembering the courage of first pro golfer to come out
Published 05/03/2013 at 6:30 a.m.
Twenty years ago, during a five-hour drive between LPGA Tour stops, Muffin Spencer-Devlin discussed her deepest secret.
Concert review: Was it Willie Nelson's birthday or not? Fans didn't care
Published 05/01/2013 at 12:50 p.m.
Willie Nelson’s voice wasn’t pitch perfect. His guitar playing, at times, sounded like an acoustical train wreck. He didn’t sing the melody to many of his hits. But as his new song says, “He isn’t Superman.”
Mixed-martial arts: Former Immokalee football star wins UFC debut
Published 04/28/2013 at 10:25 p.m.
Ovince St. Preux said he learned “the meaning of hard work” playing football at Immokalee High School.
Men's basketball: Former FGCU coach a hit on "The Tonight Show" with jokes, funny stories
Published 04/11/2013 at 1:29 a.m.
Andy Enfield looked comfortable in the chair between actor Charlie Sheen and host Jay Leno on “The Tonight Show.”
Men's basketball: USC confirms FGCU's Andy Enfield as new head coach
Updated 04/02/2013 at 1:03 a.m.
USC athletics announced via its Twitter account that FGCU's Andy Enfield is its new head coach.
Reports: USC, Minnesota bidding to lure Andy Enfield from FGCU
Updated 03/30/2013 at 9:21 p.m.
The 43-year-old who led the Eagles to the Sweet 16 it their first NCAA appearance is being linked to coaching vacancies at the USC (University of Southern California) and University of Minnesota.
Key moments from FGCU vs. Florida, NCAA South Regional semifinal
Updated 03/29/2013 at 2:02 a.m.
Here are the key moments from Friday’s Sweet 16 matchup between No. 15 seed Florida Gulf Coast University and No. 3 seed University of Florida at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington Texas.
PHOTOS/Review: Luke Bryan shakes, rocks Germain as true country headliner
Published 01/26/2013 at 9:59 a.m.
Bryan didn’t just sell out Germain Arena. He kept the fist-pumping, booty-shaking crowd in a two-hour frenzy. With an energy level of a 4-year-old on a cotton-candy high and a fusion of pop and rock hits into his chart-topping country ...
Dig this: Community comes together to connect Clam Pass
Published 01/02/2013 at 5:30 a.m. 1 Comment
A father and son with a couple of shovels started something much more than the water flowing from the Gulf of Mexico to the parched mangroves at Clam Pass.
City of Palms prep basketball: No. 1 player Andrew Wiggins wows, Huntington Prep rolls
Published 12/23/2012 at 2:14 a.m.
The City of Palms Classic fans were not disappointed with a lopsided victory by Huntington (W.Va.) in the Signature Series final.
City of Palms Prep basketball: Mighty Montverde manhandles Lone Peak for title
Updated 12/23/2012 at 2:28 a.m.
Fort Myers — There's no longer a debate. The Eagles of Montverde Academy, from Orlando, proved Saturday night they are the best high school boys basketball team in the nation.
Poll/Prep football: Which Immokalee High football team is the best of all-time?
Published 12/16/2012 at 7 a.m.
The 2012 team — despite coming up one-point shy in the state championship — is considered one of the best teams in the history of Immokalee High School football. But who is the best? This starts a good thedebate.Here is ...
Prep basketball: Gulfshore Invitational officially canceled
Published 12/14/2012 at 11:26 p.m. 2 Comments
For the first time in 16 years Naples will not host a boys basketball tournament as attempt to go national fails.
Prep football: Edgerrin James reacts to Immokalee's state semifinal victory
Published 12/07/2012 at 11:36 p.m.
The most famous Immokalee High graduate watched the Indians' 29-21 victory over Miami Jackson with about a dozen college scouts surrounding him.
Retailers turn back the clock on Black Friday
Updated 11/22/2012 at 9:52 p.m.
Christmas shopping came early. Retailers turned back the prices and the clocks. The traditional Black Friday frenzy crept into Thanksgiving with chain box-stores such as Walmart and Target opening on Thursday evening.
Golf: LPGA's past, present match up in free ISPS Handa Heroes at TwinEagles on Monday
Published 11/18/2012 at 9:33 p.m.
Paula Creamer considers LPGA legend Nancy Lopez, a second mom.
LPGA CME GROUP TITLEHOLDERS NOTEBOOK: Inbee Park wraps up money title, Vare Trophy
Published 11/18/2012 at 9:31 p.m.
Heading into Sunday's final round, Inbee Park had all but wrapped up the LPGA scoring and money titles.
Tom Hanson: LPGA Tour high on talent, low on rivalries
Published 11/17/2012 at 9:32 p.m.
It needs a little love and hate. It needs Yankees v. Red Sox. It needs a little mano-a-mano. It needs Jack Nicklaus v. Arnold Palmer. It needs a Dottie Pepper glare at anyone for any reason. It needs Annika Sorenstam ...
LPGA CME Group Titleholders: Stacy Lewis a longshot to win scoring title
Published 11/17/2012 at 8:09 p.m.
Lewis has already clinched the Player of the Year title and has an outside chance to win the Vare Trophy, given for the yearlong scoring title.
Classic Stevie Nicks ends solo tour with heartfelt show at Germain Arena
Published 09/28/2012 at 4:48 a.m.
Stevie Nicks called the final stop of her “In Your Dreams” tour bittersweet. For her fans, the two-hour performance was just sweet.
Life after the NFL: Edgerrin James finds meaning as father, mentor
Published 09/23/2012 at 5:45 a.m.
At 34, he's retired. But James doesn't lounge around all day. Instead, the former Immokalee High standout will be father to more than his children, whose mother died three years ago.
Hurricane Isaac makes landfall in southeast Louisiana
Updated 08/29/2012 at 5:06 a.m. 3 Comments
Hurricane Isaac has made landfall in southeast Louisiana with winds near 80 mph. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the storm's center reached land at 6:45 p.m. in Plaquemines Parish, about 90 miles southeast of New Orleans.
Hollywood star Tyler Perry seeks answers in disappearance of Collier man
Published 03/01/2012 at 6:28 p.m. 4 Comments
Tyler Perry, best known for his Madea movies, appeared with Al Sharpton on MSNBC on Monday to bring attention to Terrance Williams' disappearance. Williams and another man — Felipe Santos — disappeared within months after separate encounters with a Collier ...
Mother of 3 to burglary suspect: 'You better run fast'
Published 02/24/2012 at 2:34 p.m.
When Betsy Stibler went to bed in a T-shirt from a recent 5K race in Hawaii she didnt expect to run down a burglary suspect. The 41-year-old mother of three had been awakened by her youngest around 2 a.m.
Bonita Springs hopes historic Shangri-La jump-starts business corridor
Published 12/06/2011 at 5:40 p.m.
The city of Bonita Springs is hoping a historic property can invigorate the downtown area.
Casey Weston to show off her voice on ‘The Voice’ national tour
Published 06/28/2011 at 9:29 p.m.
“This would be an exciting experience,” said Weston, who is still in Los Angeles. “It would be a great way to get my career started.”
Casey Weston knocked off 'The Voice'
Published 06/22/2011 at 8:47 p.m.
Casey Weston has been silenced but it won't be the last we hear from the 18-year-old, according to her celebrity coach on "The Voice."
Movin’ on? Casey Weston to learn if she will sing another day on ‘The Voice’
Published 06/20/2011 at 6:22 p.m.
Local singer Casey Weston tasted stardom as her performance last week on NBC’s “The Voice” soared up the music charts. Yet, the 18-year-old will find out Tuesday night (9 p.m.) if she is enough of a fan favorite to move ...
Local singer Casey Weston takes 'Voice' on next journey tonight
Published 06/11/2011 at noon
With the beat of Pomp and Circumstance still giving her a reason to tap her feet, the 18-year-old embarked on the next journey of her career. Nine days ago, Weston graduated with her 2011 classmates at Gulf Coast High. The ...
Secret out: Naples' Casey Weston lands in top 16 on NBC’s ‘The Voice’
Published 05/11/2011 at 9:08 p.m.
By advancing to the final 16 and the live performances on NBC’s new talent show “The Voice,” Casey Weston showed she can sing. The 18-year-old Gulf Coast High senior also proved she can keep a secret. The first few episodes ...
Still standing: Local singer Casey Weston continues to battle on 'The Voice'
Published 05/09/2011 at 8:30 p.m.
The 18-year-old Gulf Coast High senior had a spill taking the stage for her second audition on NBC’s “The Voice.” The mishap didn’t rattle her. She impressed Maroon 5 lead-man Adam Levine enough to be selected to his team and ...
WATCH VIDEO: Coastland mall crowd surprised by impromptu Christmas carol from Seacrest students
Published 12/15/2010 at 10:53 a.m.
The shoppers at the Coastland mall were treated to an impromptu Christmas serenade from a flash mob on Sunday afternoon.
John Dolan says he enjoyed World Series of Poker run
Published 11/07/2010 at 5:25 p.m.
The chants of “Dolan, Dolan, Dolan” continued Saturday night in Las Vegas even after the 24-year-old Bonita Springs resident got knocked out of the World Series of Poker. John Ryan Dolan’s run at the ultimate no-limit Texas Hold ‘em tournament ...
Bonita Springs' John Dolan hopes to continue World Series of Poker run
Published 11/05/2010 at 7 a.m.
His eyes get big when he talks about being part of the November Nine – the players remaining at the final table of the 2010 World Series of Poker to resume on Saturday. Yet, Dolan gets serious again, raising his ...
POLL: Legislators ask to introduce illegal immigration bill at special session next week; Grady proposes separate bills
Updated 07/14/2010 at 8:35 p.m.
Two state legislators filed three immigration bills that may trump Charlie Crist’s call to ban oil drilling in the Gulf. Rep. Kevin Ambler, R-Tampa, and Sen. Paula Dockery, R-Lakeland, jointly announced Wednesday morning that the bills, modeled after Arizona’s immigration ...
Still going country: Alan Jackson solid in delivering classics at Germain sold-out show
Updated 04/09/2010 at 9:41 a.m.
The conductor saying “All Aboard” wasn’t needed. Alan Jackson’s new album and tour might be labeled the “Freight Train” but this hit machine has been rolling along for over two decades. He emphasized it with his performance on Thursday night ...
VIDEO/PHOTOS: Idol's Simon Cowell to Naples' Paige Miles: 'Out of all of the girls, you have the best voice'
Updated 02/23/2010 at 8:52 p.m.
“I think out of all of the girls you have the best voice, I genuinely do think that,” said Simon Cowell which caused Miles to open-mouth gasp in disbelief.
American Idol: Naples' Paige Miles comfortable on stage, in Top 24
Updated 02/18/2010 at 6:17 p.m.
She might be scared of the dark but she has no fear of being in the limelight. This why the former Community School grad believes she has been picked as one of the final 12 women in the competition.
POLL: American Idol blog: Naples' Paige Miles in Top 24 for Season 9
Updated 02/17/2010 at 11:09 p.m.
It’s official: Paige Miles is in the Top 24 for Season 9 of American Idol.
American Idol blog: Naples' Page Miles left waiting; makes Top 50
Published 02/16/2010 at 10:34 p.m.
Community School grad Paige Miles made the Top 50 but we will have to tune in Wednesday night to see if the 23-year-old is continuing on. Some spoiler reports on the Internet have Miles making the final two dozen.
American Idol blog: Paige Miles' Neapolitan clashes with Destiny's Wild
Published 02/10/2010 at 10:24 p.m.
Wednesday marked the first televised appearance of Community School grad Paige Miles, a Community School grad, and it didn’t lack drama. Her group, Neapolitan, clashed with another group, Destiny Wild. They both chose the same song, Lady Gaga’s Bad Romance.
American Idol blog: No Paige Miles, no smiles. Community School grad not featured yet.
Published 02/09/2010 at 10:16 p.m.
Tuesday night marked the first night of what American Idol calls Hollywood week. It’s the week, which happened last month and is now shown on tape, when the 184 contestants are whittled down to what is believed to be 24. ...
American Idol Blog: A sassy Katy Perry is highlight of 5th episode
Published 01/27/2010 at 6 a.m.
American Idol is either, holding out and not showing the talent or the show has jumped the shark. The fifth episode had only a couple of people who could actually carry a tune. And actually none of were in the ...
American Idol Blog: Local performer, Shelby Dressel, makes it to Hollywood
Published 01/20/2010 at 10:48 p.m.
The Orlando American Idol auditions will be memorable. From a rehabilitated bank robber to a man splitting his pants, the home of Mickey and Goofy provided both talent and laughs.
American Idol Blog: Familiar face turns up in Chicago
Published 01/20/2010 at 9:07 a.m.
The Windy City didn’t blow in much talent on the third episode of American Idol Season Nine. It may be “My Kind of Town” but it wasn’t an Idol town, as only 13 golden tickets to Hollywood were given out.
American Idol Blog: Jermaine Sellers emerges in Atlanta
Published 01/14/2010 at 7:03 a.m.
It’s known as Hot-lanta but there was nothing scorching about the second night of American Idol Season Nine. In the past, Idol has found such talent as Clay Aiken, Fantasia, and Kimberly Locke in Atlanta, but not this year.
Local group collecting aid for Haiti earthquake victims
Published 01/13/2010 at 9 a.m.
When Elizabeth Davison, the executive director for Hope for Haiti, heard the news of Tuesday’s devastating earthquake on the island national she cried.
American Idol Blog: Simon's last season kicks off with little flair in Boston
Published 01/12/2010 at 10:23 p.m.
Season Nine of American Idol opened with drama at the forefront. The departure of Paula Abdul, the entrance of Ellen DeGeneres and the announcement that this will be Simon Cowell’s last season, overshadowed the search for the next great talent.
Reversible I-75 lane could be middle-of-the-road solution
Published 03/17/2008 at 9:07 p.m.
No traffic because vehicles only slow down to get off the highway. No rubbernecking at accidents because there aren’t any accidents. A free flowing thoroughfare with commuters using the same road to go to work and then return home. Sound ...