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Challenges with local water quality continuing

Beach closures, health advisories, more red tides, hundreds and hundreds of leaking boats still needing to be recovered, dare I even say flesh eating bacteria and lots of who knows what else still floating or submerged, moving around with the tides -- to say there are continuing challenges ...

Athletes of the Week – 1/27/23

Chris Minto Senior Wrestling Mariner Tritons Minto, a two-time defending state champion, finished in the top spot in the 160-lb weight class at the John Joyce Memorial tournament in North Port with a 5-0 winning decision. "I felt a lot better than earlier this year when I faced the same ...

Prep Report 1-26-23

Wednesday GIRLS SOCCER DISTRICT 5A-11 At higher seeds All matches 7 p.m. Wednesday North Fort Myers 15, Dunbar 0: Two freshmen had hat tricks for the Red Knights (10-2-3), including Hannah Busenbark's double hat trick of three goals and three assists. Kinsley Seidl scored three goals with ...

2023 Lee County Athletic Hall of Fame inductees announced

The School District of Lee County has announced the Lee County Athletic Conference Hall of Fame inductees for 2023. Five athletes, three coaches and one contributor are being recognized for their outstanding athletic accomplishments for their school or their students. The Lee County Athletic ...

Gaynor, Sierra returning to 2023 Mussels’ coaching staff

The Minnesota Twins announced the Mighty Mussels’ coaching and support staff for the 2023 season Thursday, with five staff members returning from last year’s First Half Division Championship team. <strong>Returning are Brian Meyer – manager, Jared Gaynor – pitching ...

Twins Celebrity Golf Classic Feb. 17

Registration continues for the 25th anniversary Minnesota Twins Celebrity Golf Classic Friday, Feb. 17, at Topgolf in Fort Myers This year, support for this event series will benefit Lee Health Regional Cancer Center, ensuring families can stay close to home for lifesaving cancer ...

Prep Report 1-25-23

Tuesday BOYS BASKETBALL North Fort Myers 88, Riverdale 56: Quentin Wimbush scorched the nets for 45 points Tuesday as North (7-12) rolled past Riverdale for its fifth January win. Wimbush, a senior guard, hit 20 of 27 shots from the field. The 45 points gave Wimbush 973 for his Red Knights ...

Prep Report 1-24-23

Monday GIRLS BASKETBALL Mariner 56, Oasis 29: Bryann Stambaugh scored 11 points and Emma Osinski added 10 for Oasis. The Tritons (5-8) dropped the Sharks to 6-12. Ida Baker 42, Canterbury 39: Make it a five-game winning streak for the Bulldogs (9-6), who picked up a road victory at ...

Prep Report 1-23-23

Saturday BOYS WRESTLING John Joyce Memorial At North Port Hight School Two Mariner wrestlers captured titles Saturday in the John Joyce Memorial tournament in North Port. Maximus Brady (126 pounds) and Christopher Minto (160) won their weight classes. Brady (36-1), who won a state ...

62nd annual Cracker Day Rodeo opens Friday

The 62nd annual Cracker Day Rodeo — one of the oldest annual events in North Fort Myers — will return to the Lee County Posse Arena this weekend. Set for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 27-29, the rodeo pays tribute to the tradition of working ranchers moving cattle throughout the ...