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North boys hoops team putting it together

After losing its first six games of the season, the North Fort Myers High boys basketball team has gotten its players back from football and starting to play like a team going places.The Red Knights won two of their next three (with the loss coming in overtime), including the first game of its ...

Fort Myers Miracle renamed Mighty Mussels

Fans attending Florida State League baseball games at Hammond Stadium next year can expect to see the same great talent, but with a new look.The Fort Myers Miracle is now the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels, announced the owner of the club, Andrew Kaufmann, Tuesday at the ballpark. The team will ...

North wins state crown in Unified bowling

North Fort Myers High School has been in existence for nearly 60 years, and in all that time it has never won a state championship in a team sport.On Nov. 7, that long drought ended when the school's Unified bowling team took home the first-ever Florida High School Athletic Association state ...

Barrel race honors Posse Arena legend

Pretty much since the Lee County Posse Arena opened in the early '60s, Terri Brantley was a fixture there. She ran barrels at a very early age, competed at the arena her entire childhood, and even helped her own daughters become barrel racers as well, hauling them throughout the country so they ...

North girl qualifies for Junior NFR

A 12-year-old North Fort Myers girl is fast becoming one of the top barrel racers in the country.Next month, Madison Murphy will make her second trip to the Junior National Finals Rodeo.Murphy qualified by placing third in a qualifier in Jackson, Miss., in June that included 150 riders ...

North High earns national champion status

North Fort Myers High School has been named one of the elites in the nation on the field of play.The school, in just its second year of offering the program for boys and girls, including those with special needs, was named as a National Banner Unified Champion School through Special Olympics.A ...

Fort Myers dashes North’s playoff hopes, 49-28

The North Fort Myers High School football season came to an end Friday night at Sam Sirianni Field at Edison Stadium, as the Red Knights dropped their first round playoff matchup with Fort Myers, 49-28.The immensely talented backfield of the Greenies was on display all night, as three different ...

Stingrays football starts stock program

If it's good enough for the Green Bay Packers, it's good enough for a local semi-pro football team looking to represent Southwest Florida and take its program to the next level.The Florida Stingrays, a semi-pro football team that will play its games this season at North Fort Myers High Schools, ...

North Pop Warner Varsity cheer squad springs to regionals

The North Fort Myers Red Knights Pop Warner program will have one cheer squad represent them for the upcoming regional cheer off in Orlando Thanksgiving weekend.The varsity squad was the lone North program to get out of Peace River Conference competition, winning the Level 3 cheering ...

Posse Arena to hold charity race

For the Lee County Posse Arena, barrel racing is the bread and butter of what it does for the youth and horse lovers of Lee County.The month of November will be proof of this, with no less than five barrel races being done at the arena, several of which are being run for charity.On Saturday, a ...