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Hall of Famer Deion Sanders coaches up Lee County All-Stars ahead of showdown with Prime TRUTH  The News-Press

As Richard Fain watched his former North Fort Myers teammate on Wednesday coaching up the Lee County 7-on-7 All-Stars he couldn't help but see a little of ...

Area's best getting ready to face Deion Sanders' Texas Prime Truth 7-on-7 team  The News-Press

Lee County's top skill position football players will face some of the best from Texas and Mississippi in 7-on-7 competition with Deion Sanders keeping tabs on it ...

Deion Sanders to host 7v7 football game for Lee County all-stars  NBC2 News

SOUTHWEST Fla. - For the second time in as many months, North Fort Myers alum and NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders is set to return to Southwest Florida.

Lots of action despite Deion Sanders' Prime TRUTH 7-on-7 vs. Lee County game rainout  The News-Press

Deion Sanders' Prime TRUTH 7-on-7 football team was supposed to play a team of Lee County All-Stars Thursday night at Bishop Verot. Mother Nature decided ...

Deion Sanders returns to his Florida hometown to coach rising athletes  Naples Daily News

Hall of Famer and North Fort Myers alumnus Deion Sanders runs practice in June 2019 for the Lee County All-Stars at Dunbar High School in Fort Myers.

Governor ponders choice to fill Kiker seat on county board  The News-Press

Fourteen people have applied for commission seat of the late Larry Kiker.

What's your favorite? A look at some of May's best stories from News-Press journalists  The News-Press

From the Golden Apples Gala to high school graduations, May offered a wide variety of great stories to cover.

From a Southwest Florida deli to ATF chief in Washington  Florida Weekly

Although friends and family say they are not surprised, now, that Regina Lombardo's qualities led her to lead one of the big federal law enforcement agencies,

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 girls basketball has two 1,500-point scorers, but its team chemistry sets it apart  The News-Press

The opportunity to coach two 1,000-point scorers on the same team is one Mark Kramer knows doesn't come around often. Coaching two 1,500-point scorers is ...

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 ...

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.

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.

West Palm Beach Oxbridge Academy knocks out victory on Fort Myers Bishop Verot  Richland Source

West Palm Beach Oxbridge Academy collected a 4-1 victory over Fort Myers Bishop Verot in Florida high school softball action on May 14.

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?

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Deion Sanders comes back to Southwest Florida to host a community forum in Fort Myers  Fox 4

FORT MYERS, Fla. — This weekend, North Fort Myers graduate and pro football hall of famer Deion Sanders will be back in Southwest Florida. He's hosting a ...

Deion Sanders hosts youth football camp in Fort Myers  NBC2 News

FORT MYERS, Fla. - It's been a long time since Deion Sanders stepped foot on a football field in Southwest Florida, but Sunday that's just what he did, hosting a ...

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.

Southwest Florida golf: Fort Myers' Talia Rodino finishes 10th at Drive, Chip and Putt  Naples Daily News

Talia Rodino didn't leave Augusta National Golf Club with a trophy on Sunday. But she goes home to Stoneybrook Golf Club and Bishop Verot High School with ...

Playoffs: Canterbury, Mariner, Barron Collier take districts; Verot, Fort Myers softball win  Naples Daily News

Mariner, Barron Collier, Canterbury baseball win district titles, Fort Myers, Bishop Verot wins softball regional games.

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.

Students earn scholarships in ethics contest

Students from throughout Southwest Florida recently came to Florida Gulf Coast University to compete in Lutgert College of Business's third annual 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 ...

Collier high school roundup: Seacrest baseball advances to 2A-6 title game  Naples Daily News

The Seacrest Country Day baseball team beat Gulf Coast HEAT, 12-0, in the Class 2A-District 6 semifinals on Tuesday. The Stingrays advanced to the title game ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Meet the 36 athletes to be honored at 33rd Rotary Scholar Athlete Banquet  The News-Press

The 33rd annual Rotary Scholar Athlete Banquet will honor 36 seniors nominated by all 18 Lee County schools for their academic and athletic accomplishments ...

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.

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,” ...

Deputy presence along Summerlin Road leads to an arrest  Fox 4

Police have blocked off streets in the area of Summerlin Road and Matthews Drive. That's near Bishop Verot High School.

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 ...

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 ...

Collier high school roundup: Seacrest baseball routs Sarasota Christian for 2A-6 title  Naples Daily News

The Seacrest Country Day baseball team blew out Sarasota Christian, 13-1, in five innings for the Class 2A-District 6 title Thursday. The game was delayed by ...

Collier high school roundup: Gulf Coast baseball beats Palmetto Ridge in districts  Naples Daily News

The Gulf Coast High School baseball team jumped out to a 4-0 lead and went on to an 8-1 victory over Palmetto Ridge in the Class 7A-District 12 tournament ...

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.

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.

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.

Bishop Verot loses QB Korey Besse for the season  The News-Press

Besse was in mixed spirits after suffering a season-ending leg injury Friday at Lemon Bay.

Gold Jacket Deion Sanders apologizes to hometown in long-awaited return - General - News  Pro Football Hall of Fame

Story courtesy of Florida Times. Deion Sanders' return to Fort Myers, Florida, on Saturday was an effort at reconciliation with his hometown. The two-time Super ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 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 ...

Collier high school roundup: Immokalee boys lacrosse advances to district title game  Naples Daily News

The Immokalee High School boys lacrosse team beat Palmetto Ridge, 9-3, on Monday night at Golden Gate High School to advance to the District 19 ...

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 ...

Deion Sanders Issues ‘Long Overdue’ Apology to Hometown Fort Myers

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – FEBRUARY 03: Deion Sanders poses for photographs on the Red Carpet at NFL Honors during Super Bowl LII week on February 3, 2018 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Dunbar's Seneca Milledge and Fort Myers' Maria Angelino named Rotary South Scholar winners  The News-Press

Top winners received $5000 scholarships while 12 others received $1000 *Service* Above Self scholarships.

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 ...

'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.

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 ...

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 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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 –...

High school lacrosse: Naples, Gulf Coast girls, Barron boys cruise to district crowns  Naples Daily News

Naples, Gulf Coast girls take district lacrosse titles, as do Barron Collier boys.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Former Cape Coral resident now leading the ATF. She's the first woman to head the agency  The News-Press

The new acting deputy director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives — the first woman to head the federal agency — has her heart in ...

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. "I couldn't be more excited to join the ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

City of Palms Classic looks ahead to 2018 with Oak Hill Academy making long-awaited return  The News-Press

The 45th annual high school tournament ended with Davie University School defeating top-ranked Memphis East 77-72 with 2018 plans in the works.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Fr. Paul J. Campbell, pastor at St. Christopher's, has died  MyEasternShoreMD

WILMINGTON, Del. — The Reverend Paul J. Campbell, pastor of St. Christopher Church in Chester since 2015, died Feb. 3, 2019 after a short illness. He was ...

MLB Opening Day means more for Tommy Watkins of Minnesota Twins, Chad Epperson of Red Sox  The News-Press

For 30 Major League Baseball teams, Opening Day means renewed hope for a winning season, for fun in the sun, the end of winter and festivities for fans.

Women's basketball team romps to the Dance – again

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, ...

Kids calendar: summer camps edition  The News-Press

Summer camps around Fort Myers, Naples beginning June 1.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

FGCU's Ricky Doyle, Keri Jewett-Giles, Mark Matthews happy to return home  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 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 ...

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 ...

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