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Tampa Brooks-Debartolo knocks out victory on Fort Myers Bishop Verot  Richland Source

Tampa Brooks-Debartolo trucked Fort Myers Bishop Verot on the road to a 58-39 victory during this Florida girls high school basketball game.

Deion Sanders to return to Fort Myers for Prime Underclassmen Camp, community forum  The News-Press

Deion Sanders will bring the Prime Underclassmen Camp to Fort Myers on May 5. In addition, Sanders will speak at a free community forum May 4 at Fort Myers ...

Southwest Florida golf: Fort Myers' Talia Rodino excited for Drive, Chip and Putt Finals  Naples Daily News

It was just another day for Warren Zink at the driving range on Williams Road in Estero. The instructor was walking the line of golfers hitting balls when he came ...

All-Star Basketball: Southwest Florida's top seniors will take the court one last time  The News-Press

Six counties will be represented their respective coasts on Saturday night; Boys and Girls Southwest Florida All-Star teams face off Sunday.

High school football: Bishop Verot shows no signs of rust in playoff rout of LaBelle  The News-Press

Bishop Verot High School answered any questions about whether a long layoff would hurt the Vikings within the first five minutes of their 45-17 victory over ...

Bishop Verot 'confident' despite monumental task ahead of it in powerhouse Cocoa in regional final  The News-Press

As soon as Bishop Verot High School finalized its 45-17 win over rival LaBelle last week, its first postseason win in 16 years, the Vikings became a significant ...

Bishop Verot girls soccer team uses last season's close call as fuel for state title run  The News-Press

The difference between the Bishop Verot girls soccer team competing for a state championship last season and having to wait for next year came down to Inches ...

Hard year for hoops

The Mid-March scene in Alico Arena was so familiar as to look like a recording: thousands of FGCU basketball fans rising to their feet in heartfelt applause, ...

Bishop Verot hires Andy Potts to lead girls hoops; Will daughter, top recruit Addison Potts, join him?  The News-Press

Andy Potts won a district championship with Gateway Charter in 2018 and his daughter, Addison Potts, is a rising sophomore committed to Missouri.

Game of the Week: Bishop Verot beats LaBelle physically, mentally in high school football win  The News-Press

Joslyn Mira and Terry Lindsey go over 100 yards rushing each as Vikings beat Cowboys physically and mentally, by LaBelle's own assessment.

High school golf districts: Cypress Lake boys; Bishop Verot, North Fort Myers girls win titles  The News-Press

Fort Myers senior Josh Mesmer shot a 3-under 69 to take medalist honors and help the Green Wave finish second as a team at districts.

High school volleyball regionals: Bishop Verot advances; Estero, Riverdale fall  The News-Press

For the first time in four years, Tampa Berkeley Prep won't be waiting for the Bishop Verot High School volleyball team in a regional semifinal. Senior outside ...

Bishop Verot hires dad of star freshman Addison Potts; will she transfer to join him?  USA TODAY High School Sports

Addison Potts committed to Missouri in eighth grade. Her dad took a job at Bishop Verot. Could she transfer from Sarasota Impact Academy?

Collier, Lee private high school athletic programs unite to form Private 8 Conference  The News-Press

Within a few hours of Lee and Collier County's private high school athletic directors meeting on Tuesday, the brand new Private 8 Conference had its own Twitter ...

The News-Press High School Football Week 8 Power Rankings of all 20 area teams  The News-Press

Who are the best high school football teams in the area? Each week The News-Press will rank all 20 teams in Lee County and LaBelle. The power rankings are ...

The News-Press 2018 Football All-Area Team: Defense  The News-Press

Cape Coral's Tre'shaun Clark, Lehigh's Quashon Fuller and Dunbar's Derick Hunter Jr. are finalists for Football Defense Player of the Year.

Photos: Bishop Verot vs. Cypress Lake high school football  The News-Press

Bishop Verot takes on Cypress Lake in high school football on Friday, October 5, 2018, at Bishop Verot High School.

Vandals cause damage at Bishop Verot High School media center, concession area  The News-Press

Vandals damaged computers and televisions in the Cecilia Hughes Smith Media Center and threw garbage around the football field concession area at Bishop ...

High school football player finds a fan in state representative  NBC2 News

Junior running back Terry Lindsey is getting the attention of state representative Heather Fitzenhagen.

Novice runners from soccer lead Bishop Verot girls, LaBelle boys to cross country district titles  The News-Press

Sophomore soccer players Jose Salgado and Hailey Albrecht won their first races in their first year running cross country for LaBelle and Bishop Verot.

High school basketball: Bishop Verot coach Matt Herting denied career win 400 - for now  The News-Press

Gruff though he can be, Bishop Verot High School boys basketball coach Matt Herting never has trouble admitting harsh truths, such as this one: “I'm getting old,” ...

2018 Hero of the Year: The finalists  The News-Press

The 2018 Hero of the Year finalists are CROW, the Harry Chapin Food Bank and Megan O'Grady.

Bishop Verot students investigated for sending racy photos of classmates  NBC2 News

We have learned at least 20 male students at Bishop Verot High School are under investigation after parents say the boys sent scantily clad photos of several ...

Bishop Verot looks to send coach Nelson off with state title  The News-Press

Ever since Bishop Verot High School baseball coach David Nelson announced early last month he was resigning his post he's been constantly reminded why ...

FHSAA reclassification changes the landscape of high school football in Lee, Collier counties  The News-Press

A week after Florida crowned its 2018 state champions, the Florida High School Athletic Association turned the page on this season and announced new district ...

Edison Festival of Light parade: Everything you need to know about the 2019 event  The News-Press

“Jeopardy” champion Claire Sattler has never seen the Edison Festival of Light Grand Parade. Yet there she'll be on Feb. 16, waving from a car as the popular ...

Teen 'Jeopardy!' champion overcomes internet bullying to win $100,000 grand prize  Naples Daily News

Bonita Springs' Claire Sattler says she won the teen tournament with her careful strategy and support from her family and friends.

Baseball brothers Blaze, C.J. Alexander off to roaring debuts with Diamondbacks, Braves  The News-Press

Former Bishop Verot High brothers are drawing major notice for fast minor-league debuts after going lower in June's draft than expected.

Bishop Verot parents question school's handling of threat  NBC2 News

Although both Lee County deputies and the Diocese of Venice say the threat wasn't credible, parents are left concerned why punishment was still handed down.

There is no ball Bishop Verot's Alyssa Collins can't get to on the volleyball court  The News-Press

Just by watching Alyssa Collins play last week, it wasn't clear whether the Bishop Verot High senior understood the difference between a preseason and a ...

Week 6: The News-Press previews all 13 of Friday's area high school football games  The News-Press

Lehigh at Fort Myers is The News-Press Readers' Choice Game of the Week.

Pre-med club helps Bishop Verot students learn about possibilites  The News-Press

Junior Gabrielle Magnant started the program, which has drawn impressive list of speakers.

Bishop Verot students raise money in honor of Holocaust survivor  Florida Weekly

"Thou shalt not be a victim, thou shalt not be a perpetrator, but, above all, thou shall not be a bystander." — Yehuda Bauer A group of students at Bishop Verot.

Salvation Army hosts 'Most Amazing Race' fundraiser  Fox 4

The Salvation Army hosted an event called The Most Amazing Race in Fort Myers Saturday. It was a competition that helped raise money for people in the ...

Bishop Verot girls bound for state for first time  The News-Press

BRADENTON — For the first time in history, the Bishop Verot girls golf team is headed to the state tournament. The Vikings took second place in the Region A-6 ...

Golf: Fort Myers’ Talia Rodino qualifies for Drive, Chip, Putt National Finals  Naples Daily News

Fort Myers' Talia Rodino made it to the Drive, Chip and Putt Finals.

Bishop Verot hires Austin Flores as baseball coach  The News-Press

Bishop Verot High School has turned to a graduate to guide its baseball program.

Verot baseball falls 6-1 to American Heritage in state playoff opener  The News-Press

Competing without ace Levi Kelly available, the Bishop Verot baseball team saw its season come to an end perhaps earlier than expected at home in ...

The 19 most underrated high school football players in Lee County for the 2018 season  The News-Press

Lee County placed nine players on the annual The News-Press/Naples Daily News Big 15 list of top college football recruits in Southwest Florida. The rankings ...

Bishop Verot names John Gulley athletic director  The News-Press

The new athletic director at Bishop Verot High School is no stranger to *service* or to Southwest Florida. John Gulley, 36, graduated in 1996 from St. John ...

Future NBA stars, icons fill Classic lore at Bishop Verot  The News-Press

More than 300 high school basketball teams from more than half the 50 states, five countries and the District of Columbia will have been competed at the ...

High school football recruiting update: Who is going where from Rotary South All-Star Classic  The News-Press

Quashon Fuller, Derick Hunter Jr., Tre'shaun Clark and others update recruiting status entering Lee County high school football all-star game.

3 Bishop Verot students disciplined for drug possession  The News-Press

Three Bishop Verot High School students were disciplined for having “an illegal substance" on campus last week.

Regional playoffs: The News-Press previews all 8 of Friday's area high school football games  The News-Press

Barron Collier at Fort Myers headlines the slate of eight high school football regional quarterfinal games in Lee County on Friday.

Lee County to host state volleyball championships for next 3 years at Florida SouthWestern  The News-Press

Florida's high school state volleyball championships will run through Lee County for the next three years. The Florida High School Athletic Association and Lee ...

Bishop Verot's Shae Clifton not intimidated in the pool  The News-Press

Bishop Verot junior swimmer Shae Clifton exits the water seven-days-a-week with purpose.

'Jeopardy!': Bonita Springs teen plays in final round of annual Teen Tournament tonight  The News-Press

Bonita Springs teen Claire Sattler squeaked by and won 'Jeopardy!' Teen Tournament semifinals by just one dollar. Tonight, she's going to the finals.

North Fort Myers School hires new coach  Fox 4

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. ---The North Fort Myers High School boys basketball team has a new coach, Leland Clifford.

Estero defeats Bishop Verot in a preseason high school football game despite lack of offense  USA TODAY High School Sports

In a high school football game that featured more than a handful of defensive plays in the backfield and little offense to show, it was a special teams play that ...

Canterbury's Berrick Jeanlouis reunites with Lehigh teammates at SFABC All-Star Classic  The News-Press

For Canterbury School senior Berrick Jeanlouis, the chance to play alongside former Lehigh Senior High teammates Bershard Edwards, Quan Martin and Mo ...

Bishop Verot boys LAX claims fourth straight district title  USA TODAY High School Sports

Once Bishop Verot broke the scoring seal four minutes into the first quarter, there was little the Fort Myers boys lacrosse team could do on Friday in the District 18 ...

Deion Sanders has strained relationship with Fort Myers  The News-Press

A disconnect exists between Fort Myers native Deion Sanders and the hometown that helped fuel him to achieve Pro Football Hall of Fame glory.

Local basketball talent shines in SWFL All-Star game  NBC2 News

The top boys and girls basketball players from around Southwest Florida gathered at Bishop Verot High School for one last game.

Evangelical Christian's Brendan Peacock chasing high school swimming state championships  The News-Press

Brendan Peacock learned to tune out all of the outside noise at a young age. Any expectations heaped upon the Evangelical Christian School junior swimmer ...

Florida high school baseball team manager gets his shot, makes lasting memory  USA TODAY High School Sports

FORT MYERS, Fla.—Seventh inning. One out. Senior night for the Bishop Verot baseball team against Whitesville Trinity from Kentucky. Jaret Rusnell steps to ...

FHSAA approves new classification system and playoff format using MaxPreps rankings  Naples Daily News

The new system will group schools by enrollment but also use MaxPreps rankings to determine district seeding and at-large playoff berths.

Bishop Verot to hold garage sale for student with bone cancer  Wink News

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Students and faculty at Bishop Verot High School are hosting, what they're calling, Southwest Florida's largest garage sale to help a ...

Meet the 2019 Shrimp Festival Princesses  Fort Myers Beach Observer

By JESSE MEADOWS. Eight local girls will compete this weekend for the title of Shrimp Queen at the 61st Annual Fort ...

Parade highlight of Edison festival  Florida Weekly

As many as 200000 people are expected to fill the downtown Fort Myers area Saturday, Feb. 16, for the 81st Edison Festival of Light Grand Parade. One of the.

Bishop Verot girls tennis falls to Lemon Bay  USA TODAY High School Sports

Lemon Bay served as a season-ending roadblock in the Bishop Verot girls tennis team's quest to get to state for the last six years. And this season was no ...

City of Palms Classic returns to new, old home  The News-Press

The 44th Annual Culligan City of Palms Classic returned to its past while forging its future.

Bishop Verot's Alyssa Collins named District 18 volleyball player of the year  The News-Press

Bishop Verot senior libero Alyssa Collins was named the District 18 Player of the Year and three other Lee County volleyball players were honored by the ...

Verot player's recruitment is no day at the beach  The News-Press

While on his visit to Purdue, Bishop Verot High offensive lineman Viktor Beach found out about the natural wind tunnel that flows from the school's football ...

Father Paul J. Campbell | Obituaries  The Star Democrat

CHESTER — The Reverend Paul J. Campbell, Pastor of St. Christopher Church in Chester, MD passed away on the evening of February 3, 2019, as a result of ...

Dane Eagle: Candidate for Florida State Rep, District 77  The News-Press

Eagle: "I love my hometown and the people in it. I want to see it prosper and believe I have the best passion, experience, and work ethic to be an effective ...

Pioneer Club of Lee County to hold 69th annual picnic April 28 at Lee Civic Center - | News, sports, community info.  Cape Coral Daily Breeze

The Pioneer Club of Lee County will hold its 69th annual picnic on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at the Lee County Civic Center – Tinsley Pavilion –...

Lee County school district's graduation rate hits 82 percent — its highest level ever  The News-Press

The Lee County school district's graduation rate has been steadily increasing the past few years.

Verot catcher's intangibles are second to none  The News-Press

Having just finished the recruiting process, Jennie Boisvert understands what the majority of college softball coaches are looking for in an athlete.

UPDATE: Services set for Father Paul J. Campbell, pastor of St. Christopher parish in Chester, Md.  The Dialog

Father Paul J. Campbell, pastor of St. Christopher Church in Chester, Md., since 2015, died Feb. 3 after a brief illness. He was 66. Father Paul J. Campbell.

Hoopschool offers summer basketball camp at Lee County school  Wink News

FORT MYERS, Fla. Southwest Florida kids can work on their double dribble this summer at Matt Herting's Hoopschool. The basketball camps take place from 9 ...

News-Press People of the Year awards: FGCU President Dr. Michael Martin named 2018 Person of the Year  The News-Press

When Nadege Borgat walked on stage Friday morning to accept the News-Press Young Professional of the Year Award, she was beaming with pride. And she ...

Hurricane Irma update: Catholic churches, schools suffer damage from storm  The News-Press

Schools, churches in Fort Myers, Estero, Bonita Springs, Clewiston, Moore Haven and Buckhead also hit hard.

2016 News-Press All-Area Boys Lacrosse  USA TODAY High School Sports

At the conclusion of each high school season, The News-Press staff sends area coaches a nomination form to select and rank players for our All-Area first teams ...

Cape Coral tennis sweeps 2A-12 championships  The News-Press

Thursday's District A-12 boys and girls tennis championships was a banner day for Cape Coral High School as a senior-laden boys team led by No. 1 singles ...

Daniel Vogelbach being called up by Seattle Mariners  The News-Press

Bishop Verot High School graduate Daniel Vogelbach is bound for the big leagues.

2016 News-Press All-Area baseball  USA TODAY High School Sports

At the conclusion of each high school season, The News-Press staff sends area coaches a nomination form to select and rank players for our All-Area first teams ...

Fort Myers architect Owens receives highest AIA honor  Florida Weekly

A local architect has been named firm of the year. The AIA Florida Southwest, a chapter of the American Institute of Architects, chose Architecture Joyce Owens.

Kids calendar: summer camps edition  The News-Press

Summer camps around Fort Myers, Naples beginning June 1.

Santiago Corredor Transferring to USC after 2 Years at Florida  SwimSwam

Santiago Corredor has announced he will be transferring to the University of Southern California from the University of Florida. He told SwimSwam that he was ...

New coach, style might spark Verot - | News, sports, community info.  Cape Coral Daily Breeze

High school football is a way of life for many in Southwest Florida. That life enthusiastically continues with the return of Bill Shields as the head football coach at ...

Longtime volunteer Donny Overholser receives dream car  The News-Press

Longtime Bishop Verot and Fort Myers American Little League volunteer Donnie Overholser received his dream car.

3 Bar, empty house in St. Pete evoke memories of Kerouac  Florida Weekly

ST. PETERSBURG – Art teacher Leo Johnson, 62, began a two-year hitchhiking odyssey around the country in 1972, right after his graduation from Bishop Verot ...

2017 The News-Press All-Area Boys Soccer  The News-Press

HOW WE SELECT THE ALL-AREA TEAMSAt the conclusion of each high school season, The News-Press staff sends area coaches a nomination form to select ...

UPDATE: South Fort Myers student pleads not guilty  The News-Press

UPDATE: William Scott, the South Fort Myers High School student arrested for his alleged role in the school's bathroom sex incident, pleaded not guilty to ...

Hannah VanDress Lends In-State Verbal to Florida Gulf Coast  Swimming World Magazine

Agon is the proud sponsor of all high school coverage (recruiting, results, state championships, etc.) on For more information about Agon, ...

Live Coverage: City of Palms Classic  USA TODAY High School Sports

Coverage of the 43rd Annual Culligan City of Palms Classic:

Lee County basketball stars Doyle, Jewett-Giles, Matthews thriving after transfers to FGCU  The News-Press

Former Bishop Verot, Dunbar, Fort Myers basketball stars starting to thrive again after two years away for college.

2016 News-Press All-Area softball  USA TODAY High School Sports

At the conclusion of each high school season, The News-Press staff sends area coaches a nomination form to select and rank players for our All-Area first teams ...

Former Verot, FGCU star travels back to SW Florida  The News-Press

Reed Baker works with young basketball players to help them improve their games.

Bartley's baseball, softball all-star games to be played Tuesday  The News-Press

The Bartley's Sporting Goods Baseball All-Star Game and Softball All-Star Game will be played Tuesday at City of Palms Park.

Bishop Verot baseball: Third state title within reach  USA TODAY High School Sports

The Bishop Verot High School baseball team will attempt to become the third in the school's history to win a state baseball championship when the Vikings take ...

Old Florida Festival among things to do with kids this weekend in Southwest Florida  The News-Press

The weekend's lineup includes the Old Florida Festival, Horse Interaction Day, the SW-Florida Comic Con and 'Shrek the Musicl'

Fort Myers rallies around boy with cancer  The News-Press

A Fort Myers youth baseball league rallies around 8-year-old Jayden Salazar and his cancer battle.

Summer camps in Southwest Florida  The News-Press

Summer break is about eight weeks long this year, depending on the school one attends. Here are a few local summer camps to help make the days more ...

UPDATE: Seattle Mariners and Bishop Verot grad Dan Vogelbach CRUSHES second MLB homer  The News-Press

The 25-year-old slugger has hit both home runs in Mariner victories over the Oakland A's.

Sunburn — The morning read of what's hot in Florida politics — 2.5.19  Florida Politics

Happy year of the Pig — Today marks the Lunar New Year (or Chinese New Year). This annual celebration represents a different animal in the Zodiac calendar.

Lee's Academic All-Stars find success with grit, dedication  The News-Press

Overcoming life's challenges is the theme of this year's Academic All-Stars.

2015 News-Press All-Area girls golf  The News-Press

At the conclusion of each high school season, The News-Press staff sends area coaches a nomination form to select and rank players for our all-area first teams ...

Former Red Sox bat boy Thad Ward is living the dream

Thad Ward's Red Sox journey began on a field in Fort Myers, Fla. Long before his name was called in the Major League Baseball Draft, before he had ...

Verot wins, plays for title Saturday  USA TODAY High School Sports

Vikings will face Calvary Christian at 4 p.m. Saturday for Class 4A crown.

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