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Pop Warner football, cheer start workouts

The 2020 North Fort Myers Pop Warner football and cheer season is going to be unlike anything anyone has seen in the association's 56-year history.Then again, the 2020 season will be so for nearly every other program in the country.With COVID-19 pandemic continuing nationwide and with Florida ...

Summer camp extended four more weeks

Friday was supposed to be the day where the traditional and middle school campers got together for the final time before the start of school, usually for a talent show or for one last snow cone.But with the opening of school pushed back until Aug. 31, Lee County decided to extend the camp ...

Bohannon football camp held despite COVID concerns

The football field at North Fort Myers High School on Saturday had a little more open space than it did in the past for the annual Tommy Bohannon Foundation's annual football camp.However, the good news is that they were able to hold the camp after several postponements and doubts it could take ...

Summer camp kicks off with a twist

After spending the last three months being cooped up in the house, kids from grades 1 through 8 were able to finally get away and go to summer camp on Monday, starting a seven-week program of fun and games.But it's going to be a very different camp than other years, due to the pandemic and ...

Nine to be inducted into Lee County Athletic Conference Hall of Fame

While their night of recognition has been cancelled due to coronavirus, members of the 2020 Lee County Athletic Conference Hall of Fame will be honored during next year's ceremony with the 2021 class.The Class of 2020 was set to be enshrined last week and the members were notified of the ...

Local coaches to hold virtual clinics for youth program peers

Football coaches across Southwest Florida are getting creative during this shelter-in-place order when it comes to saying connected and will share their knowledge about the game they all love on a virtual platform.High school coaches in the 239 area code will offer their wisdom to youth coaches ...

Thousands attend rodeo at Posse Arena

Over the past eight years, the PRCA Fort Myers Rodeo has grown every year, drawing a packed-house for many.This year, for the first time, after several years of standing-room-only crowds at the Lee County Posse Arena, organizers slated the rodeo over three days in hope of meeting the ...

North Fort Myers Babe Ruth league gets started

In the game of baseball, there is not a phrase more endearing than Opening Day. There is a sense of renewal, that everyone has a chance to win and a hope that this year will be the year.That is likely what was running through the minds of 199 kids and their coaches from the 16 teams as they ...

Dock Dogs return to the Shell Factory

Hundreds of dogs and their handlers will converge upon the Shell Factory this weekend for one of the first big events of the Dock Dog season.The 2020 Tailwagger Classic Wild Card Double Header will happen this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Dock Diving pool along New 41, where the best dogs ...

Wiffle Ball tourney scores fundraising haul

The football field at the North Fort Myers Community Park on Saturday was filled with athletes armed with plastic bats, trying to hit a drastically curving ball to become the Wiffle Ball champs.The North Fort Myers Civic Association presented its second-annual Wiffle Ball Bash, its way of ...