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Cypress Lake Panthers turning corner, aiming at winning season  NBC2 News

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Ever since Richie Rode took over the Cypress Lake High School football team in 2016, the Panthers have been on a relentless march to ...

Experience key in Cypress Lake's push to return to playoffs for first time in 16 years  The News-Press

In their push to make the playoffs for the first time since 2004, Cypress Lake should boast one of the more exciting offenses in Lee County. Senior quarterback ...

Cypress Lake student arrested for possession of a firearm at school  NBC2 News

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A Cypress Lake High School student was arrested for bringing a gun to school on Friday, deputies said. "It scares me, it really scares me ...

Elmer Tremont, Fort Myers and Cypress Lake High coaching icon, dies at 89  The News-Press

Elmer Tremont, an area coaching icon, a man who coached and won more games of any kind than anyone in Lee County high school athletics history, reclined ...

Cypress Lake High student arrested for bringing gun to school  The News-Press

Shane Humphrey, 16, was charged with disturbing the peace and possession of a firearm while on school property.

Appeals court orders new trial for Fort Myers man convicted in fatal Summerlin Road shooting  The News-Press

A Fort Myers man has been transferred from state prison to Lee County Jail after an appeals court vacated his July 2017 negligent manslaughter conviction and ...

Reinventing English  Florida Weekly

A WRITER NAMED EMMA FEIX Alberts, who was born in 1934 in Philadelphia and now lives in Port Charlotte with her husband, recently called a friend "dude.

Thursday's spring football roundup: Bishop Verot routs Mariner; North edges Cypress  The News-Press

North Fort Myers rallies from early 14-0 hole to beat Cypress Lake, while Bishop Verot has no problems with Mariner.

Tips sought in threats made in bathroom at Fort Myers school  Fox 4

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Investigators are seeking help from students and the public to identify the person responsible for writing a threat in two bathroom stalls at ...

Time and dates for Lee County graduation ceremonies  Wink News

High School graduations in Lee County are quickly approaching and we have compiled a list of dates and times for each graduation ceremony. The high ...

Who is Liam Ball? The 6-5, 240-pound Cypress Lake DE could have a big impact this season  The News-Press

Ball, who transferred to the school from the Pittsburgh area in 2017, gives Cypress another high-end threat on offense and defense.

Cypress Lake High School under investigation one day after student's death  Fox 4

UPDATE (3/22) -- The Lee County Sheriff's Office confirmed Wednesday that a death investigation has been initiated into the death of Ryan Farrell.

Eight to be inducted to Lee County Athletic Hall of Fame - | News, sports, community info.  Cape Coral Daily Breeze

The School District of Lee County has announced the Lee County Athletic Conference Hall of Fame inductees for 201.

30 finalists announced for Golden Apple teacher awards in Lee County schools  The News-Press

Joy Williams tried to fight off tears Friday when she learned she was one of the Lee County school district's 30 Golden Apple teacher finalists. A small group of ...

Snapchat video prompts concerns for Cypress Lake High School  NBC2 News

A South Carolina boy posted a terrifying video on Snapchat claiming that "Round 2 of Florida tomorrow" would happen. In the video, the word "Cypress" is ...

High school golf districts: Cypress Lake boys; Bishop Verot, North Fort Myers girls win titles  The News-Press

Fort Myers senior Josh Mesmer shot a 3-under 69 to take medalist honors and help the Green Wave finish second as a team at districts.

Lee County's high school graduation rates hit all-time high  NBC2 News

The school district said this year's graduating class has an overall graduation rate of 82.8%. That's 4% higher than last year.

Cypress Lake High School student arrested after social media post threatens shooting  The News-Press

A letter from the school principal thanked students for alerting the school about the information that was posted to Instagram.

Students praised for reporting potential threat at Cypress Lake High School  NBC2 News

Students at Cypress Lake High School are being praised by their principal for speaking up about a potential shooting threat.

South Fort Myers ceremony honors Cypress Lake HS grad who died in 2016 Marine exercise  The News-Press

Cpl. Thomas Jardas died along with 11 other Marines when two helicopters collided in a training exercise off Hawaii in January 2016.

Army JROTC program a shining example for Lee County schools  The News-Press

The quality of leadership and the engagement and motivation of cadets made The School District of Lee County the natural choice of US Army Cadet Command ...

Cape High principal named school district's chief academic officer - | News, sports, community info.  Cape Coral Daily Breeze

An educator who has been in the School District of Lee County for more than two decades will take the role of chief academic officer beginning Monday.

Atlanta Falcons LB De'Vondre Campbell returns to roots, hosts football camp at Cypress Lake  The News-Press

The smile on Atlanta Falcons linebacker De'Vondre Campbell never disappeared Saturday while showing boys and girls how to train like an NFL player.

South Fort Myers great Dallas Crawford thanks those who got him to the LCAC Hall of Fame  The News-Press

Dallas Crawford remembers South Fort Myers High School offensive coordinator Anthony Dixon drawing up the play during the final drive of a regional final in ...

Lee school district plans to hire safety attendants to monitor high school restrooms  The News-Press

The school district is having two problems in high school restrooms — students using them to vape and to write threatening messages, officials said.

Early estimates show cost to build Gateway school between $75M and $78M  The News-Press

The Lee County school district has received two early estimates on the cost to build a new school in Gateway, and the numbers are more than $2.6 million apart.

Lee County school board plans to approve teacher salary increase  Wink News

Teachers in Lee County turned out to demand more money. And it worked — almost. Teachers told WINK News they are struggling to support their families.

Southwest Florida Sports Awards Special Olympic Athlete of the Year Finalists  The News-Press

Athletes from Cypress Lake, Fort Myers, Immokalee, Lely and Palmetto Ridge up for the award.

Game of the Week: Bishop Verot picks off sixth win, tops Cypress Lake  The News-Press

For most of the season, it's been Bishop Verot's high-powered offense, which has led the way. Friday, the Vikings' defense made the key plays in their 33-20 ...

2018 News-Press Boys Golf All-Area team  The News-Press

Cypress Lake's Tyler Humphrey, Fort Myers' Josh Mesmer and Bishop Verot's Kyle Reece are finalists for Boys Golfer of the Year.

Cypress Lake High School principal resigns  NBC2 News

Big Changes are coming to Cypress Lake High School this year after long time principal Tracy Perkins submitted her resignation.

The News-Press 2018 Football All-Area Team: Defense  The News-Press

Cape Coral's Tre'shaun Clark, Lehigh's Quashon Fuller and Dunbar's Derick Hunter Jr. are finalists for Football Defense Player of the Year.

Seven arrested for fighting at Cypress Lake High  NBC2 News

Seven male students were arrested for fighting at Cypress Lake High School Thursday morning, according to a spokesperson for the Lee County School District.

For these eight high school students, summer is a time to give back  The News-Press

Whether it's helping families cope with loss or collecting books, toys and clothes, high school students are busy giving back to the community.

SWFL Special Olympics teams basketball competition  Fox 4

For the first time, Estero High School played Cypress Lake High School in a Special Olympics basketball game for students and faculty.

Estero High School promotes inclusion through Special Olympics basketball  Wink News

It was more than a game, as one basketball bout between Estero High School and Cypress Lake High School, this week, brought ESE students onto the court ...

Southwest Florida players earn accolades at Football University Top Gun Showcase  Naples Daily News

One player from Naples earned an invite to the Freshman All-American Bowl while others got invited to the National Combine.

Despite multiple arrests, Lee County students continue threats to shoot up schools  The News-Press

Two students were arrested last week, and SWFL Crime Stoppers is asking for the public's help to track down the student responsible for the latest threat.

Editorial: Lee schools' Army JROTC program a national leader  NBC2 News

The Lee County Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps enrolls 27%, or 7257 of our high school students.

Enduring roots: John Weber coaching tree spreads across Southwest Florida football  The News-Press

They call it a coaching tree: disciples of one coach begetting disciples of those coaches, and so on. This one may be more sprawling vine – fitting for Southwest ...

Cypress Lake High principal resigns after 11 years  The News-Press

Longtime Cypress Lake High Principal Tracy Perkins resigned Monday saying she would not serve political interests or allow herself to be bullied. The 11-year ...

Photos and videos from college and high school graduations around Southwest Florida  Naples Daily News

It's graduation time and the photo team of the Naples Daily News and The News-Press will be there to capture those memorable moments.

Dance 'mom' Patty Gair finally earns a Golden Apple  The News-Press

Patty Gair has been named a Golden Apple winner.

Attention Lee County students, apply for the Red Sox scholarship  NBC2 News

The Red Sox Foundation is looking to award 13 scholarships to Lee County seniors attending public high schools.

12 schools in Florida made the top 100 in U.S. News & World Report's national ranking of schools  Naples Daily News

According to U.S. News, 17245 public high schools out of more than 23000 reviewed were ranked.

High school football: Dunbar upends Fort Myers; North, Mariner, Canterbury post wins  The News-Press

at North Law Firm Stadium. • Albert Nunes and the Dunbar defense turned in a dominant effort to win the field position battle while the Tigers running game wore ...

Broadway hit 'Newsies' comes to Florida Rep with 51 actors from all over SWFL  The News-Press

(Photo: Joseph Herrera). It's the biggest musical Kody C. Jones has ever directed — and it might be one of the biggest to play Florida Repertory Theatre, too.

Photos: Lee County's newest sports hall of famers still 'got it'  The News-Press

Eight elite athletes are inducted in the Lee County Athletic Conference Hall of Fame on Thursday in Fort Myers.

Crime Stoppers wants to know about the dangerous students in your school  The News-Press

Crime Stoppers is asking Lee County students to come forward with any information that may identify students that make shooting threats.

CLHS Reunion, Restore Fort Myers Beach Arches fundraiser  Fort Myers Beach Observer

Cypress Lake High School graduates — 1970-1979 — are invited to attend a get together this weekend at Bonita Bills Waterfront Cafe to help raise...

Cypress Lake boys soccer hopes to return to district dominance  The News-Press

Anthony Chinchilla's vision for the Cypress Lake High boys soccer program stretches far past this year. The senior hopes to return to his alma mater in 10 years ...

Former Cypress Lake, Barron Collier coach Mark Ivey named interim coach at Appalachian State  The News-Press

Ivey took his first head coaching job at Cypress Lake and was there from 2002 to 2006 and led Barron Collier to a 36-19 overall record from 2007-11.

Fort Myers Police share Student Challenge Video  Fox 4

A Cypress Lake High School graduate decided to make a video honoring the Fort Myers Police Department.

The famous Shrimp Festival returns for its 61st year  Fort Myers Beach Talk

Parades, princesses, and shrimp galore. This weekend, the Lion's Club will host the 61st Annual Fort Myers Beach Lions Club Shrimp Festival, and the beach ...

Cypress Lake HS student arrested for Summerlin Road shooting death  The News-Press

Deputies arrested an 18-year-old Cypress Lake High School student for the death of a 43-year-old man who was killed almost six months ago as he drove along ...

Never forget: Memorial Day remembrances across Southwest Florida pay tribute to those who served their country  The News-Press

Memorial Day ceremonies across Southwest Florida put into perspective sacrifice, duty and honor for the men and women who served their country.

Lee County high school students walk out to support Parkland shooting victims  The News-Press

Lee County high school students walked out of class at noon Wednesday in support of the victims of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High ...

Riverdale's single-wing offense could be key to Raiders' first winning season since 2010  The News-Press

In the age of flashy spread offenses, Riverdale is a part of a small minority that runs the single wing.

The 19 most underrated high school football players in Lee County for the 2018 season  The News-Press

Lee County placed nine players on the annual The News-Press/Naples Daily News Big 15 list of top college football recruits in Southwest Florida. The rankings ...

Housing boom forces FDOT's hand: Colonial Blvd. set for a makeover  WZVN-TV

Massive, new developments in Fort Myers are now open for leasing, and while that's good news for home buyers, it's bad news for commuters.

Meet the 36 athletes to be honored at 33rd Rotary Scholar Athlete Banquet  The News-Press

The 33rd annual Rotary Scholar Athlete Banquet will honor 36 seniors nominated by all 18 Lee County schools for their academic and athletic accomplishments ...

Lee County football players begin heat illness prevention training by watching video  The News-Press

The Lee County School Districts expects all football players to complete the heat illness training video by the time school begins Aug. 10.

Dear Running: You're The Reason I Coach  MileSplit

Rob Strong is the head cross country and assistant track and field coach at Chillicothe High School in Ohio. He spent 10 years as a teacher and coach in Florida ...

High school football: Riverdale, Cape Coral remain unbeaten as North gets big district win  The News-Press

North Fort Myers pounds Port Charlotte; Dunbar edges Lely; Bishop Verot romps; Mariner gets past Clewiston; Oasis routs SFCA; Estero trims East Lee.

98-year-old WWII veteran tells tales at Cypress Lake High  The News-Press

Frank Golon, 98, gave Cypress Lake High School students a glimpse of living history.

Lee County graduation ceremonies to be streamed online  Fox 4

Lee County schools are planning on streaming the 2018 graduation ceremonies online. About 5000 seniors are expected to earn their diploma this year.

Lee, Collier prohibit backpacks, large bags at high school sports events  The News-Press

Lee and Collier counties prohibit backpacks and large bags at football games and other high school sports event after deadly Jacksonville shooting.

Your teen isn't getting enough sleep. Here's why that's a problem  NBC2 News

Your teenagers aren't getting enough sleep, and they're more likely to develop obesity, diabetes and mental health issues because of it.

High school football Week 6 roundup: Naples, Immokalee, Estero grab victories  Naples Daily News

Watch: Naples football shuts out Palmetto Ridge 42-0 James Kellerman,; 239-272-2822. Nevertesonne Lahens. Immokalee ...

Who ruled the diamond? The 2018 News-Press All-Area Baseball team  The News-Press

Canterbury's Giovanni DiGiacomo, SFCA's Max Rippl and Cypress Lake's Robert Wegielnik were selected as Baseball Player of the Year finalists.

Talented, resourceful, overachievers: Lee County public schools class of 2018  The News-Press

The Lee County school district's 2018 class is made up of roughly 5000 students.

Fort Myers school debuts sensory room for disabled students  Wink News

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Cypress Lake High School students with autism and other disabilities have a new space where they can address challenges like ...

Southwest Florida golf column: Yuengling Open set for March 2-3 at Fort Myers Country Club  Naples Daily News

The 2019 Yuengling Open will be held at Fort Myers Country Club on Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3.

Fort Myers defeats Cypress Lake 35-0  USA TODAY High School Sports

Had someone tried to tell Sam Sirianni Jr. when his head coaching tenure began in 2002 that in his 100th victory, his Fort Myers Green Wave football team ...

High school football Week 11 roundup: CSN, Gulf Coast, Naples, St. John Neumann win  Naples Daily News

Watch: Hardee football at Barron Collier James Kellerman,; 239-272-2822. Ndn 1102 Naples Piper Football 1814565002.

Lee County Students 'Asked' to Not Walk Out  WGCU News

A month after the mass shooting at a Parkland high school, students across the nation planned to walk out of class in solidarity with victims and survivors.

Cape Coral selects former Cypress Lake, Immokalee football coach Dale More to lead program  The News-Press

Dale More went 1-17 with Cypress Lake in 2012 and '13 and compiled a 6-6 mark with Immokalee in 2015, where he led the Indians to the playoffs.

Family says suspect has gotten away with murder for 14 years  Wink News

NOTE: Due to the length of the Judge Brett Kavanaugh Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, WINK News was unable to air exclusive interrogation video of Terry ...

Honoring those who have given all: Many ways to pay tribute to veterans who have fallen - | News, sports, community info.  Cape Coral Daily Breeze

While Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer, the day is designated to remember all who have made the ultimate sacrifice to their...

High school football players dream of following Lee county greats  Fox 4

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - The NFL Draft is on FOX 4. Lee and Collier counties have had their share of stars. Draft experts project a few more former high school ...

High school football practices kick off in SWFL  USA TODAY High School Sports

High school football teams began practice across Southwest Florida.

South Fort Myers High student arrested after bringing gun to campus  The News-Press

A 16-year-old South Fort Myers High student was arrested after taking a gun to school and fighting another student and making threats.

Cypress Lake High parts ways with athletic director  The News-Press

David Wasson, a 1991 Cypress grad, was informed he would no longer be needed.

Missing Fort Myers teen last seen near Rutenberg Park  The News-Press

A Fort Myers couple is frantic to find their 16-year-old daughter, missing since she was last seen on Thursday.

How does the Lee County school district turn around its failing schools?  The News-Press

Ashley La Mar is one of the Lee County School District's turn around principals. He brought Manatee Elementary from an F to a C. Fort Myers News-Press.

Jan Hooks, 'SNL' & Cypress Lake alumnus dies  The News-Press

Jan Hooks, a 1975 Cypress Lake High School graduate and former "Saturday Night Live" cast member has died. The 57-year-old Hooks died Thursday in New ...

Sanibel teacher named on Golden Apple finalist list  Sanibel-Captiva Islander

A new educator at The Sanibel School made the cut for this year's Golden Apple award finalists. On Jan.

Then and now: Visitors return, tourism industry recovers from tough 2018  The News-Press

Southwest Florida hotels, restaurants and roads are packed in March as businesses return to booming as usual with red tide in the rearview mirror.

South's Freddie Ward, Riverdale's Quantavius Brown take MVP honors in Rotary South All-Star Classic  The News-Press

With a pair of touchdowns each, Freddie Ward from South Fort Myers and Quantavius Brown from Riverdale were named MVPs of the 30th Rotary South All-Star ...

Fort Myers Beach arches to rise again?  The News-Press

The nonprofit group called Restore Fort Myers Beach Arches is ardently working to make sure the beach gateway rises again.

Lee County Golden Apple finalists announced  NBC2 News

The Foundation for Lee County Publics Schools has announced the finalists for the 30th Annual Golden Apple Teacher Award.

News-Press Luminary: Elmer Tabor is Mr. Cape Coral  The News-Press

Name the project in Cape Coral and Elmer Tabor's name is probably on it. He'll back away from any public acknowledgement of his impact on this city of 180000 ...

Build Your Future Lee County aims to bridge construction trades workforce gap  The News-Press

More than 500 high school and adult-education students spent a good part of the day sampling the building trades' occupational skills.

Dunbar's Seneca Milledge and Fort Myers' Maria Angelino named Rotary South Scholar winners  The News-Press

Top winners received $5000 scholarships while 12 others received $1000 *Service* Above Self scholarships.

In Fort Myers, SWFL parents, grandparents join students in March for Our Lives  The News-Press

More than 1000 gather in downtown Fort Myers. More than 800 events are around the world.

D'Alessandro: Why school district needs the sales tax to fix, build schools  The News-Press

This is the first of three commentaries appearing over the next three weeks from former Lee schools superintendent Bobbie D'Alessandro, who also is a citizen ...

Cypress Lake football seeing strides under Rode  USA TODAY High School Sports

Richie Rode's 'welcome to head coaching' moment arrived when a sea of paperwork landed on his desk just weeks into his new job at Cypress Lake High.

School board to investigate Perkins' resignation  The News-Press

A report cites Tracy Perkins for lack of urgency on student safety and weak leadership.

Cypress Lake lacrosse made huge strides this season  The News-Press

Panthers are 12-1 and have a chance to win their first District 26 championship next week.

Golden Apple award winners surprised in their classrooms  The News-Press

Six teachers are 2019 winners of the Golden Apple award. They are were surprised Friday with the news.

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