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Spring Training enters last week for Red Sox, Twins

In another week, the Spring Training scenes of families going to the ballpark together in the Fort Myers sunshine to see the Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins will be over and the Major League Baseball teams will return north to play games that will count. Spring Training, once meant to help ...

Prep Report 3-19-24

Monday BASEBALL Island Coast 12, Lake Placid 1 (5 innings): Isaac Lopez lit up the scoreboard with five RBI as the Gators (7-4) rolled past the Dragons. Lopez was 3-for-5 on the night. Anthony Ruiz (2-for-3) had two RBI. Bobby Wilenius allowed one hit and one unearned run over five ...

Prep Report 3-18-24

Friday BASEBALL Mariner 13, South Fort Myers 2 (5 innings): PJ Marino went 2-for-3 with a home run, double, two runs scored and three RBI. Mariner (4-7) also got two RBI each from DJ Dwire and Xavier Muentes. Dwire pitched all five innings. North Fort Myers 5, Fort Myers 1: Red Knights ...

Prep Report 3-15-24

Thursday BASEBALL North Fort Myers 9, Cape Coral 1: Junior Tome and Logan Divet had two RBI each as the Red Knights improved to 4-5. Estero 7, Ida Baker 5: Riley Byrd had two hits and two RBI for the Bulldogs (6-4). Mariner 7, LaBelle 5: The Tritons improved to 3-7. DJ Dwire doubled ...

Three-man team completes Okeechobee Waterway Crossing for Clean Water

On Sunday, March 10, Jake Portwood, Packet Casey and Blake Carmichael completed a dream to paddleboard for the good of the Okeechobee Waterway that’s been in the making for the past 15 years. According to Portwood, this adventure --the Okeechobee Waterway Crossing for Clean Water -- began ...

Prep Report 3-14-24

Wednesday BASEBALL Oasis 14, Seacrest Country Day 2 (5 innings): Aiden Bonagura, Charles Sipe, Brandon Bova-Cipolla and Noah Pinney drove in two runs each for the Sharks (4-3). SOFTBALL Seacrest Country Day 21, Oasis 8 (6 innings): Maddie Simison drove in two runs for the Sharks (1-7), ...

Bad news and good news for Red Sox

While the Boston Red Sox picked up a win Monday afternoon at JetBlue Park, a looming loss reared its head following the game via news from manager Alex Cora. It was confirmed Boston's biggest starting rotation pick up, Lucas Giolito, will require elbow surgery, with the procedure taking place ...

National judo competition comes to Cape

Competitors of all ages converged on Southwest Florida this past weekend for a day of hand-to-hand combat, grappling and taking their opponents down. Ida Baker High School was the site for the National Judo Championships on Saturday, where martial artists competed for points, medals and for ...

Prep Report 3-13-24

Tuesday BASEBALL North Fort Myers 12, Cape Coral 2 (5 innings): Jakob Wagner hit two home runs on a 3-for-3 night, scoring four times and collecting four RBI. Matthew Blasena tripled for two RBI, scoring twice as well, as the Red Knights improved to 3-5. Riverdale 5, Ida Baker 1: Charles ...