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Prep Report 4-8-21

Wednesday Baseball Mariner 7, Ida Baker 0: Michael Scalese pitched a two-hit shutout, striking out 12. Matt Morales and William Wilson had two RBI each for the Tritons (11-8), with Jeff Mackey and Nick Mackey driving in a run apiece. The loss dropped the Bulldogs to 4-16. Bishop Verot 8, ...

Outboard motors keep growing

Every time I open a boating magazine the outboard motors keep growing. I can remember when a 200 HP was a big deal, now 300 and 400 HP V6 outboards are common. The 300 Yamaha is a big seller in this area, especially in the single engine bay boat market and like other motors of this size, the ...

Prep Sports Report 4-7-21

Tuesday Baseball Island Coast 5, North Fort Myers 3: The Gators held off a seventh-inning rally by the Red Knights for the win. Jake Mueller was 3-for-3 with two RBI for Island Coast (14-4). AJ Finco, Emilo Gonzales and Kevin Martinez drove in a run each. Logan Smith, Brady Grados and Aiden ...

Ida Baker softball team ends skid with 18-3 win over Mariner

The Ida Baker softball team snapped a five-game skid Tuesday night at home, defeating Mariner 18-3 in a shortened affair. The strong offensive output from the Bulldogs was backed by two homers from freshman twins Julianna and Makayla Nieves. Freshman Oliviah Sylwestrak was solid in the ...

Champion para-cyclist trains on Pine Island

Eight-time World Champion snowbird Shelley Gautier is a Canadian Paralympic medalist in para-cycling who has been racing competitively for 11 years. In the 2016 Rio De Janeiro Paralympics, she won the bronze for Canada. Since the 2020 Olympics have been postponed until 2021, she’s now ...

Big first inning helps North roll over Ida Baker, 15-0

By time the top of the first inning ended, the North Fort Myers High School baseball team had sent 13 batters to the plate and pushed across 8 runs on the road against Ida Baker Thursday night.   The Red Knights, behind an explosive offensive output and dominant pitching performance from ...

Mariner baseball team holds on to beat Cape, 8-5

Thursday Baseball Mariner 8, Cape Coral 5: Jeffrey Mackey, Anthony Pimentel, Matthew Morales and Drew Gifford drove in two runs each to give the Tritons (8-8) their eight runs. Pimentel had three hits. John Ohime allowed only one hit and an unearned run in five innings. Down 8-1 going to ...

Freshwater license-free fishing Saturday and Sunday, April 3-4

Try your hand at freshwater fishing this weekend on Saturday, April. 3 and Sunday, April 4, without needing a freshwater fishing license. License-free fishing days are a great way for Florida residents and visitors to get out on the water and find out why Florida is known as the "Fishing ...

Mytnik leads Seahawks past Griffins, 13-3

Wednesday Softball Cape Coral 13, Gateway Charter 3 (5 innings): Avery Mytnik was 3-for-3 with two doubles, driving in four runs and scoring twice as the Seahawks (7-8) downed the Griffins (5-11). Rachel Manes homered, tripled, scored three runs and had three RBI. Abby Gonzalez had two RBI, ...

It’s a good time to be an angler

Over the years, the classic live shrimp or plastic imitation, suspended a foot or two below a popping cork or float, has proven to be a deadly rig featuring both sound and sight attraction and also a great flats and shallow bay search rig this time of year, catching everything from trout to ...