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Local tennis column: World Tennis Center, Academia Sanchez-Casal busy across from one another
Published 12/05/2013 at 3:41 p.m.
The two facilities are only a little more than a lob apart on Airport-Pulling Road North in Naples. And both are keeping their dockets filled with on-court activities.
Local tennis column: Hannah Belsinger fundraiser taking place Saturday
Published 11/28/2013 at noon
Barron Collier High girls tennis coach Nancy Geiman knows when to put things into perspective. She is thankful that the teens on her teams form bonds that go way beyond the baseline.
Local tennis column: Fort Myers edges Naples in Challenge
Published 11/21/2013 at 5:13 p.m.
The balance of power has shifted on the Southwest Florida tennis scene — at least for the next year. It’s all because of one of the most hotly contested showdowns in the 33-year history of the Naples-Fort Myers Challenge.
Prep football: First Baptist Academy shuts out Carrollwood Day in 2A regional semifinal
Published 11/15/2013 at 11:51 p.m.
Three big plays on offense and a defense that put relentless pressure on the quarterback led the First Baptist Academy Lions to a 20-0 victory over visiting Tampa-Carrollwood Day in a Class 2A-Region 3 semifinal.
Local tennis column: Naples-Fort Myers Challenge set for Saturday
Published 11/14/2013 at 2:20 p.m.
Once again, the line has been drawn in the sand. It’s the line that separates the best tennis players from Collier County and the best from Lee County.
Lely enjoys Senior Night victory
Published 11/11/2013 at 2:18 p.m.
Lely Trojans played their hearts out in the final minutes of the Senior Night game against rival Barron Collier.
Prep football: Lely gets Senior Night win over Barron Collier
Published 11/08/2013 at 10:37 p.m.
A good old-fashioned goal-line stand in the final minutes of the game followed an explosive third quarter and made the difference in the outcome Friday night as the host Lely Trojans closed out their regular season with a 14-12 Senior ...
Prep football: Titans ride early lead to win over Sharks
Published 11/01/2013 at 10:57 p.m.
Despite a helter-skelter, fourth-quarter comeback bid by the host Gulf Coast Sharks, the Golden Gate Titans moved one victory closer to the school’s first-ever winning season Friday night, holding on for a 35-23 win.
Local tennis column: Barron grad Clark gets invite to indoor college championship
Published 10/31/2013 at 12:13 p.m.
Ever heard of a tennis “relay” event? Well, read on.
Prep football: First Baptist thumps Evangelical for second straight district title
Published 10/25/2013 at 11:33 p.m.
Taking advantage of turnovers and a short field most of the night, the First Baptist Academy Lions put the wraps on the Class 2A-District 6 championship Friday with a 52-16 homecoming victory over Evangelical Christian School of Fort Myers.
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