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Mariner wins regional; Island Coast, North Fort Myers ousted

Tuesday Baseball Region 4A-3 Semifinal Mariner 6, Lemon Bay 3: The Tritons (17-12) had to fend off a bases-loaded, no-outs jam in the top of the seventh inning, but held on to advance to the regional final. Mariner led 6-2 and had not given up a hit until the seventh. Despite the ...

Mussels fall to Threshers 10-2 in Hammond Stadium opener

In the first minor league game at Hammond Stadium in 620 days, the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels revealed their new identity to the home faithful in a 10-2 loss to the Clearwater Threshers Tuesday. Fort Myers (3-4) starter Hunter McMahon (1-1) was excellent early, putting up four scoreless ...

Mussels finish series in Bradenton with 3-3 record

BRADENTON, Fla. – The Fort Myers Mighty Mussels lost two of the final three games at LECOM Park, finishing their season-opening series with a 3-3 record. Friday Mussels 2, Marauders 1 Brent Headrick set the tone early, striking out seven Bradenton hitters while allowing just two hits ...

North boy’s tennis doubles team goes to states

The North Fort Myers High School boys tennis team had one of its best seasons in years. The Red Knights made it to regionals as a team after a runner-up finish in districts and, most important, sent its No. 1 doubles team to states in a bit of an upset. North finished second to Fort ...

Verot’s Herrera earns silver at state track meet

Saturday Track and Field FHSAA Class 2A Championships At Jacksonville Viking garners silver: Bishop Verot sophomore Geraldine Herrera earned the silver medal in the girls' 200-meter dash on Saturday in the state meet at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville.  Herrera's time ...

Mariner advances in regional baseball tournament

The Mariner High School baseball team turned in a solid performance in the opening round of the FHSAA 4A State Championships Thursday night, defeating Hardee High School, 3-1, in Region 3 action.   Triton starter Michael Scalise was sharp over five innings of work in the win, allowing just ...

Looking for snook? Now’s the time to try your luck

Hit the beaches for an early morning snook fight. On foot or by boat, now’s the time, as these fish are in the mood for love and food, and will spend the summer in the surf, in and around the passes, even offshore, before heading inland again this fall. Try to plan your trip when the tide ...

Island Coast advances in baseball regional; Verot falls

Thursday Baseball State Playoffs Region 5A-3 Island Coast 4, St. Petersburg 3 (9 innings): The Gators (20-7) scored two runs in the top of the seventh to stay alive, then got the game-winner in the ninth. AJ Finco's single scored Kevin Rodriguez to give Island Coast the victory. Finco had ...

Mussels suffer first loss 3-1 in Bradenton

BRADENTON – The Fort Myers Mighty Mussels managed just two hits Thursday night, dropping their first game of the season 3-1 to the Bradenton Marauders at LECOM Park.   The Mighty Mussels (2-1) got runners into scoring position in each of the final three innings, but were only able to push ...

North rallies past Hollins in regional opener

Taylor Rosciti hit an inside-the-park home run to highlight a three-run fifth inning as the North Fort Myers High School softball team rallied to defeat Dixie-Rollins 7-5 in the first round of the Region 5A-2 championship Thursday. North will go on to host Palmetto in the regional semifinals ...