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Social media threat leads to law enforcement response at Bishop Verot High School Wednesday  The News-Press

A release from the Diocese of Venice, which administers Catholic schools such as Bishop Verot, confirming the threatening message but not the *content*.

Bishop Verot's 'No-Name Defense' is out to shut out opponents, silences haters  The News-Press

The Vikings grasp at any bulletin board material they can find to maintain their dominance that carried them to a 4-0 start this season.

Week 4: The News-Press previews all 13 Lee County, LaBelle area high school football games  The News-Press

The 52nd playing of the Caloosahatchee Rivalry between North Fort Myers and Fort Myers is The News-Press Game of the Week.

The News-Press High School Football Week 2 Power Rankings of all 21 area teams  The News-Press

Who are the best high school football teams in the area? Each week The News-Press will rank all 21 teams in Lee County and LaBelle. The power rankings are ...

Bishop Verot has some new faces but won't change high-flying style  The News-Press

Many familiar faces sprinkled in with new ones will feature prominently for Bishop Verot after one of its best seasons in program history.

The News-Press High School Football Week 4 Power Rankings of all 21 area teams  The News-Press

Who are the best high school football teams in the area? Each week The News-Press will rank all 21 teams in Lee County and LaBelle. The power rankings are ...

Five things to know: Bishop Verot manages to save football game against Lely tonight  The News-Press

South Gulf Football Officials Association and Lee Schools had not come to a deal to end the officials work stoppage as of 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

Lee County Week 5 analysis: Verot, Dunbar, Fort Myers, North, ECS, Oasis, Riverdale, Canterbury, Cypress Lake win  The News-Press

Second-half surge: Coming of a dominant 45-point win over Lee County's top-ranked team last week, Fort Myers (3-2, 2-0 Class 6A-District 13) did anything but ...

Bishop Verot High School pre-season football practice  The News-Press

The Bishop Verot High School football team practices on Thursday, August 1, 2019.

Lee County Bar appoints new executive director  Florida Weekly

Lauren Baugh is passionate about connecting people with the resources they need. As the new executive director of the Lee County Bar Association, she says.

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 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 ...

The 18 most underrated high school football players in Lee County  The News-Press

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

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.

Bishop Verot basketball reloads with transfers, featuring Missouri commit Addison Potts  The News-Press

Southwest Florida got a sneak peek at the revamped Bishop Verot High School girls basketball team over the last couple of weeks during summer league ...

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

NFL Hall of Fame legend Sanders will be hosting a seven on seven football game on June 13 at Bishop Verot High School.

Preseason football games canceled in Lee County in wake of officials work stoppage  The News-Press

Lee County public high schools will not play host to preseason football games Thursday and Friday nights because of an ongoing pay dispute with its football ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

High school football: Week 1 previews, predictions for Collier County games  Naples Daily News

Bishop Verot at Barron Collier. Time: 7 p.m.. What to watch for – Bishop Verot: The Vikings were the only Lee County team to host a preseason game last week ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 High School Football Preseason Power Rankings of all 21 area teams  The News-Press

Who are the best high school football teams in the area? Each week The News-Press will rank all 21 teams in Lee County and LaBelle. The power rankings are ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Donny Overholser honored by Fort Myers American Little League for 50 years of service with bronze bust  The News-Press

Overholser has served as an ambassador for children in Southwest Florida volunteering with the Fort Myers Rebels Youth Football, the Bishop Verot Booster ...

Lee football officials, schools still working on a deal to officiate games this season  The News-Press

The local referees' group believes it is close to a deal with Lee Schools to return to work this week, SGFOA president said.

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.

Photos: Rain — no problem for Deion Sanders' prime truth football game  The News-Press

Scenes from Deion Sanders' PRIME TRUTH 7-on-7 football game at Bishop Verot High School in Fort Myers.

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 ...

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

There aren't normally many opportunities at all to see the best basketball players in the area all on one floor at once, let alone from six different counties.

Retired NFL star Deion Sanders' long-awaited return to Fort Myers leads to reconciliation  The News-Press

Deion Sanders' return to Fort Myers on Saturday was an effort at reconciliation with his hometown. The two-time Super Bowl winner and World Series player was ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Deion Sanders gives Lee County All-Stars ultimate opportunity at 7V7 National Championship  The News-Press

Deion Sanders gives big chance for Lee County 7-on-7 stars to play at IMG and National 7V7 Championship.

Fort Myers High School student, 17, arrested for sending text threats at basketball game  The News-Press

During a Fort Myers High School basketball game a Fort Myers Police Department school resource officer became aware of the threatening text messages.

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,” ...

New football 'super team' coming together at Evangelical Christian School  NBC2 News

The talk this off-season around southwest Florida's football community has been about the new "super team" developing in Fort Myers at Evangelical Christian ...

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.

ECS, with its new additions, hit the field for the first football practice of 2019  The News-Press

First-year Evangelical Christian coach Earnest Graham knew exactly what to expect once the transfers of Immokalee's R.J. Rosales, Bishop Verot's Terry ...

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 ...

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 ...

Lee County high school football midseason report: Surprises, disappointment, awards  The News-Press

Midway through the 2018 high school football season in Lee County, a few traditions remain intact while several upstart programs are challenging the norm.

Former Lee County deputy who rejoined agency in March has been placed on leave  The News-Press

Lee County deputy who challenged former Sheriff Mike Scott in the 2016 election and rejoined the agency in 2019 has been placed on leave.

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 ...

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 ...

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

First-year Bishop Verot coach Josh Vogelbach couldn't begin to understand what senior quarterback Korey Besse was going through as he was taken off the ...

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.

Nine arrested in Fort Myers undercover police prostitution sting  The News-Press

An undercover prostitution sting Friday by the Fort Myers Police Department's Vice and Narcotics Unit netted nine arrests of men and women ranging in age from ...

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.

'He is contagious': Daniel Vogelbach's high school coach on bat flips and Vogey fever  The Athletic

Tom LoSauro still can't believe it: Daniel Vogelbach, a player he coached at Bishop Verot High School in Fort Myers, Fla., will be a part of the American League ...

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 ...

Southwest Florida grad on All-Star Game roster  Fox 4

Monday night's Home Run Derby was just the warm up act to Tuesday night's star-studded All-star Game.

A hurricane shelter could be in the future for Dunbar at the STARS Complex  The News-Press

Renovations are planned for the STARS Complex on Edison Avenue. The city has enlisted consultants to try to turn it into a hurricane shelter.

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 ...

Fort Myers among the best places to live near the beach, U.S. News & World Report says  The News-Press

The top close-by-the-beach locations were gleaned from the magazine's report "The 20 Best Places to Live Near the Beach in the U.S."

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.

Cold case update? New technology could help crack unidentified body found off Pine Island  The News-Press

Lee County sheriff's office investigators hope high-tech imaging will help identify a woman found dead in the water south of St. James City in 1995.

Academic All-Star: Ally Fraser of Bishop Verot Catholic High School  The News-Press

All Fraser graduated at the top of her class from Bishop Verot Catholic High School, and she is heading off to the University of Florida to study biology.

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.

Fort Myers police captain under investigation for alleged sex act during prostitution sting  The News-Press

Fort Myers police Capt. Jay Rodriguez is under investigation for engaging in a sex act with a woman who was the target of an undercover sting operation.

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 ...

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 ...

1 year after Parkland mass shooting: Lee County schools focused on safety, mental health  The News-Press

A gunman went on a shooting spree at a Florida school on Feb. 14, 2018. The shooting put a renewed spotlight on school safety in Lee County.

Fort Myers TRUTH's strong Sunday at NFA 7v7 championship doused by bad weather  The News-Press

Deion Sanders' assessment of the Lee County All-Star 7-on-7 players was right. "I think (the Fort Myers TRUTH) will be able to handle it. If nothing else, they'll ...

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 ...

Forecasters expect tropical depression to form in the Gulf of Mexico later this week  The News-Press

NHC giving system 80% chance of forming into tropical depression later this week. Heavy rains are the only concern in Southwest Florida.

Fort Myers police solve case of the unopened envelope with a 'powdery' substance inside  The News-Press

A Fort Myers police spokesman said a Cape Coral resident brought an unopened envelope addressed to her containing a powdery substance.

Bishop Verot boys LAX claims fourth straight district title  The News-Press

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 ...

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.

FPL working to restore power outage east of McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers  The News-Press

Hundreds of Florida Power and Light customers off McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers were without power Saturday afternoon due to an outage. The outage was ...

In the Know: First Street Executive Suites offices coming to downtown Fort Myers  The News-Press

Real estate broker Jason Fiore and business owner Pat Castleberry hope to have First Street Executive Suites office space up and running by November.

FHSAA says it has a contingency plan if football associations strike, but won't reveal it  TCPalm

Editor's note: A pay raise for officials was brought up by the FHSAA at its athletic directors advisory committee meeting in April. The previous version of this story ...

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.

Southwest Florida golf column: Claire Sattler awarded South Florida PGA Scholarship  Naples Daily News

Bonita Springs' Claire Sattler has been named the 2019 South Florida PGA Foundation Scholarship recipient.

Man suffers head injury after jump from second-story balcony, hits side of swimming pool  The News-Press

A man attempting to jump from a second-story balcony into a pool instead missed and struck their head, according to a report from the Lee County Sheriff's Office ...

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.

Market Watch 2019 speakers: It's time to face change  The News-Press

The real estate market in Southwest Florida is changing. But there's no sign of a recession.

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.

Teenage boy dead after shooting over sale in Lehigh Acres Saturday night  The News-Press

One teen boy was killed and another person suffered non-life-threatening wounds after an arranged meet-up in Lehigh Acres for the possible purchase of a ...

1 From a Cape Coral 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,

Mayor's Scholarship - | News, sports, community info.  Cape Coral Daily Breeze

A record number of Cape Coral students were recipients of the Cape Coral Mayors Scholarship on Thursday, and an high amount of those recipients came...

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 ...

MLB: Catholic high school grads shine at MLB All-Star Game  Angelus News

Catholic high schools from the U.S. and abroad were well represented among the participants in the 2019 Major League Baseball All-Star Game on July 9 in ...

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.

Collier high school roundup: Gulf Coast baseball edges Naples to advance to title game  Naples Daily News

The top-seeded Gulf Coast High School baseball team scored a run in the bottom of the seventh to beat Naples, 4-3, in the semifinals of the Class 7A-District 12 ...

Arrest made in connection to hit-and-run death of 8-year-old Layla Aiken  The News-Press

The driver in a fatal hit-and-run crash that killed an 8-year-old girl on March 25 has been arrested, according to Cape Coral Police.

Biologists, officers, firefighters team up to rescue manatee from shallow south Fort Myers ditch  The News-Press

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission responded to a manatee that was stuck in a drainage ditch along Brantley Road in south Fort Myers.

Lee County school board settles racial discrimination complaint for $75,000  The News-Press

Former Lee County school district employee Ranice Monroe filed a racial discrimination complaint against the school board last year.

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 ...

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.

The Luminary Hotel will move forward in downtown Fort Myers after land issue is settled  The News-Press

The long-planned $92 million Luminary Hotel in downtown Fort Myers will move forward after the city settled a land issue with descendants of the property ...

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