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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 ...

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

Yes, the game is mostly for fun. And yes, the high school football seniors in Wednesday's 30th Rotary South All-Star Classic already have plenty of game film for ...

You voted and The News-Press Game of the Week is...  The News-Press

Cypress Lake (3-2) at Bishop Verot (5-1) should be a great matchup for us to cover on Friday night.

Game of the Week: Bishop Verot picks off sixth win, tops Cypress Lake  The News-Press

For most of the season, it's been Bishop Verot's high-powered offense, which has led the way. Friday, the Vikings' defense made the key plays in their 33-20 ...

FHSAA football playoff points update: Naples slips, Bishop Verot climbs with month to go  The News-Press

It's a good thing there's four weeks left in the high school football regular season because playoff contenders are separated by razor-thin margins in the FHSAA ...

Business Briefs - | News, sports, community info.  Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Villanueva director of wellness for Juniper Village at Cape Coral Juniper Communities has announced that Dawne Villanueva, LPN, is the new director...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

The News-Press High School Football Week 9 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 ...

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,” ...

Week 8: The News-Press previews all 15 of Friday's area high school football games  The News-Press

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

High school football: 10 local teams in early position to make FHSAA playoffs  The News-Press

The postseason could be busy for local high school football teams. Ten of the 20 teams in The News-Press coverage area – of which 18 play football in the ...

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 ...

Irma update: 200 teens and volunteers roll up sleeves for Bishop Verot cleanup  The News-Press

Roaring chainsaws, the scraping of plastic-tipped rakes, and the voices of hundreds of volunteers rounded out the cacophony coming from Bishop Verot High ...

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.

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.

North Fort Myers downs LaBelle and Bishop Verot sweeps Naples in volleyball  The News-Press

Selina Pfuner notched 13 kills and Kenzie Leonard tallied 18 assists as Bishop Verot picked up a 25-16, 25-11, 25-10 over Naples. Senior libero Alyssa Collins ...

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 ...

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.

Who had the best performance? Vote for The News-Press Athlete of the Week Oct. 22-26  The News-Press

Athletes from Bishop Verot, South Fort Myers, Riverdale, Fort Myers, Canterbury, Dunbar and North Fort Myers are represented in this week's poll.

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

10 Bishop Verot athletes to sign letters of intent  The News-Press

Setter Teya Leonard and pitcher Drew Dwyer, who have led the Bishop Verot volleyball and baseball teams to state Final Fours in the last year, will join eight ...

Denny Denison named new Bishop Verot principal  The News-Press

Denison began his career in education at Bishop Verot High School in 1994 as a math teacher.

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 ...

Southwest Florida student-athletes sign letters of intent - NBC2 News  NBC2 News

It is a day that student athletes dream about their entire lives, National Signing Day.

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.

The News-Press High School Football Week 6 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 ...

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 –...

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

Collins, an FSU walk-on commit, missed most of the 2016 season with torn ligaments in her ankle.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is an interview conducted via questionnaire by The News-Press with Lee County election candidates for their respective races.

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 ...

NAPLESNEWS City of Palms basketball: Looking back at 22 years at Bishop Verot  Naples Daily News

FORT MYERS — The end of an era began Friday when the Culligan City of Palms Classic kicked off at Bishop Verot High School.

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.

Mull: Bishop Verot team manager makes lasting memory  The News-Press

Seventh inning. One out. Senior night for the Bishop Verot baseball team against Whitesville Trinity from Kentucky.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Hurricane Irma: Bishop Verot plans Wednesday morning cleanup at campus  The News-Press

School will not reopen until Monday at the earliest, and that will depend on whether the school regains power.

Whos the man that can end the drought?  The Northwest Florida Daily News

Picture it.The Baker football team was the class of 1A, and Walton hoisted a state championship banner.Niceville reached the mountaintop, too, as did Choctaw ...

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

Viktor Beach signs with Purdue after verbal commitment with UCF, flirt with Florida.

Verot building toward set goals - | News, sports, community info.  Cape Coral Daily Breeze

It's time for round two at Bishop Verot High School. Veteran head coach Bill Shields, who re-assumed the helm of the Vikings' football program last fall after a ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

Bishop Verot to challenge for district football title  USA TODAY High School Sports

Bishop Verot High broke through with its second winning season in five years in 2015. The Vikings finished 8-3 and pushed eventual district champion Avon ...

Southwest Florida Sports Awards: Destanni Henderson, Berrick Jeanlouis take top honors  The News-Press

Destanni Henderson, Berrick Jeanlouis, Sam Sirianni Jr. and Emily Javedan take top The News-Press honors at 2018 Southwest Florida Sports Awards.

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.

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.

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 ...

Irma update: Electricity back on at all Lee schools, with Cape Elementary on partial power  The News-Press

UPDATE: The electricity is back on at all the public schools in Lee County, with only one — Cape Elementary School — listed as having partial power, reports ...

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 ...

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.

Former in-state product Levi Kelly to begin professional baseball journey  West Virginia MetroNews

NITRO, W.Va. — Former in-state baseball product Levi Kelly is now getting set for his journey of professional baseball after completing his senior season at IMG ...

Marlins Brewhouse and Chronic Tacos make south Fort Myers debut  The News-Press

Marlins Brewhouse and Chronic Tacos open to the public tonight in south Fort Myers. Get a sneak peek at this unique tacos-and-craft-beer concept.

Final four nothing new for Bishop Verot baseball  The News-Press

Vikings are making 4th consecutive trip to the state semis; they won it all back in 2011.

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 ...

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 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 ...

Volleyball Announces 2018 Schedule

PDF Schedule TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State volleyball head coach Chris Poole announced the 2018 schedule on Tuesday (June 12). The slate features ...

Call being made for high school football officials  The News-Press

John Mantica's high school football officiating routine has developed over the last 31 years. He starts examining film of the teams he's going to referee Monday ...

Marlins Brewhouse, Chronic Tacos coming to south Fort Myers  The News-Press

Marlins Brewhouse and Chronic Tacos hope to create a dining destination in Fort Myers, EO Burgers closed, Divieto coming to Coconut Point and more.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Kids calendar: summer camps edition  The News-Press

Summer camps around Fort Myers, Naples beginning June 1.

Bishop Verot volleyball sweep sets up rematch with Berkeley Prep  USA TODAY High School Sports

Even before the Bishop Verot volleyball team put the finishing touches on its straight sets victory over Tampa Academy of the Holy Names on Tuesday night, the ...

Stephanie Peacock sets sights on 2016 Olympics  The News-Press

Former Bishop Verot High, University of North Carolina swimmer, returns home to train.

Golf: Estero's Kent, Fort Myers' Rodino top Drive, Chip, Putt qualifier in Estero  Naples Daily News

Noah Kent made up for disappointment and Talia Rodino simply got better.

Poole Brings in Elite Recruiting Class for 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State volleyball head coach Chris Poole announced the addition of seven players to the 2018 roster on Friday (March 23).

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'

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

City of Palms Top 10 players: Ben Simmons tops list  The News-Press

The 42nd Annual Culligan City of Palms Classic once again will showcase some of the nation's top high school basketball players. A fast number of standouts ...

Scouting Report on Atlanta Braves 3B prospect CJ Alexander  Talking Chop

The Braves got CJ Alexander in the 20th round of the 2018 MLB Draft, but this is in no way a 20th round talent.

Is Southwest Florida a basketball town?  The News-Press

Terry Thimlar remembers the high school boys basketball games in the 1970s and '80s between rivals Fort Myers and Cypress Lake that were so packed with ...

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 ...

2015 News-Press All-Area girls golf  USA TODAY High School Sports

Ida Baker's Brittany Shin, Bishop Verot's Hallianne Hobson and Cape Coral's Brooke Ciccone are the finalists for girls golfer of the year.

Lee County Hurricane Irma info  NBC2 News

October 4 The City of Fort Myers will resume bulk items and junk pickups on Thursday, October 5. Customers will be served on their regularly scheduled day ...

Commentary: Run 4 the Cause raises money to eradicate child sex trafficking  Naples Daily News

Christy's Cause is a nonprofit working to eradicate child sex trafficking through education, public awareness, projects and justice initiatives.

City of Palms Classic announces elite basketball tournament field  The News-Press

The top high school basketball tournament in the country has confirmed it will have the nation's top senior and sophomore players, 100 days before tipoff.

All-star softball: Green beats Blue 8-7  USA TODAY High School Sports

Playing one more time in their high school careers was a joyous occasion, but also bittersweet.

Joey's Custard on Sanibel is local, sweet and savory  The News-Press

A longtime islander opened Joey's Custard on Sanibel, and his mission is to serve a little something for everyone.

City of Palms Classic: Meet the teams playing in nation's top high school hoops tourney  The News-Press

Some of the top high school basketball teams and players in the nation will be in Southwest Florida for the 45th Annual City of Palms Classic.

Mariners activate Ryon Healy from the 10-day disabled list  KGMI

CLEVELAND, OH. – Seattle Mariners announced Thursday they've activated Ryon Healy from the 10-day disabled list and optioned Daniel Vogelbach to AAA ...

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, ...

ECS' Shane Reynolds repeats as district champ  The News-Press

Evangelical Christian junior golfer Shane Reynolds has seen the Whispering Oak course at Verandah more than any other competitor in District A-17 this ...

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