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Mussels complete comeback in 7-6 walk-off win

FORT MYERS – The Mighty Mussels erased a three-run deficit in the ninth inning Thursday, walking off with a 7-6 win in 10 innings over the Tampa Tarpons at Hammond Stadium. Fort Myers (32-15) trailed 6-3 entering the bottom of the ninth. Keoni Cavaco led off the inning with a home run to ...

Island Coast welcomes new athletic director, head footall coach

A changing of the guard is taking place at Island Coast, as the high school welcomes in a new athletic director and head football coach. Island Coast outgoing Athletic Director Michael Dubbelde announced on Thursday that Frank Sims would be taking over the role, while Chris Burnett takes ...

Pompano or permit? Both are fun to catch

If you’re not sure if you’ve just caught a large pompano or a small permit, just reach in its mouth and rub the fish’s tongue. If you feel “teeth” on its tongue, you’ve caught a juvenile permit. Pomps have toothless tongues. When young they sure look alike and are definitely some ...

Today’s Mussels-Tarpons game postponed

FORT MYERS - Today's game between the Mighty Mussels and Tampa Tarpons has been postponed due to inclement weather at Hammond Stadium. It will be made up as part of a doubleheader Sunday, June 5, that will begin at 12 p.m. Both games will be seven innings. Gates will open at 11 a.m. ...

Rodriguez continues tear in 2-1 loss to Tarpons

FORT MYERS – Emmanuel Rodriguez clubbed his third home run in the last eight days Wednesday, but the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels fell 2-1 to the Tampa Tarpons at Hammond Stadium. The Mussels (31-15) got the tying run into scoring position with nobody out in the ninth, but were unable to get ...

Tommy Bohanon Foundation to host sixth annual Youth Football Camp

The Tommy Bohanon Foundation sixth annual Youth Football Camp returns to Southwest Florida on June 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tommy and Katie Bohanon, founders of the nonprofit, are alumni of North Fort Myers High School where they will host 200 young athletes from grades one through eight, who ...

Fish license-free in Florida two weekends in June

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission invites residents and visitors to go fishing in Florida during two license-free weekends: June 4-5 for saltwater and June 11-12 for freshwater. License-free fishing days provide a fun opportunity for new anglers to try fishing for the ...

Paredes leads Mussels to third no-hitter in less than nine months

Mike Paredes tossed six no-hit innings Tuesday, leading the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels to their third no-hitter in less than nine months in a 5-0 win over the Tampa Tarpons at Hammond Stadium. Paredes set new career-highs in innings and pitches (69), making just his fifth career start since ...

51 Lee County fishing charters receive Angler’s Choice Awards

Fifty-one fishing charters in Lee County have received an Angler's Choice Award from an online booking platform that uses reader reviews to recognize charters worldwide. Every year, FishingBooker, which features over 30,000 fishing trips in more than 2,000 destinations worldwide, presents ...