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New gym set to open at Publix Plaza

news@breezenewspapers.com The workout equipment hasn’t been moved in yet and the space completely empty but, by the beginning of next month, area residents will have a new place to work out with the help of certified trainers. Blitz 45, at the Publix Plaza on Hancock Bridge Parkway, is ...

NFMHS Girls soccer team sees first loss

news@breezenewspapers.com The North Fort Myers High School girls soccer team has played like its typical self through the first half of the season — like world beaters. However, no season happens without a bump in the road or two, which is just what the Red Knights faced when it battled ...

Unique rodeo to feature Mexican culture

news@breezenewspapers.com The rodeos most people are familiar with here in the United States feature a lot of competition with a little entertainment. In Mexican tradition, a rodeo is exactly the opposite — a lot of entertainment and a little competition with the latter optional. This ...

Posse Arena gets ready for busy season

news@breezenewspapers.com The Lee County Posse Arena has had its share of challenges over the past few years and, following a hurricane in 2017 that nearly destroyed the arena, this year’s COVID-19 pandemic easily could have thrown them for a loop again. Remarkably, the arena got let ...

North boy hoops looks to build momentum

news@breezenewspapers.com There was a lot of celebration after the North Fort Myers boys basketball team won its season opener last week over Gateway, with many thinking that this young team was about to turn the corner. And then reality set in. This is a young team with some growing to ...

Lee County shuffleboard gets under way

news@breezenewspapers.com Everyone is doing their part to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and that goes for the recreational leagues throughout North Fort Myers and Lee County. The Lee County Shuffleboard Club, located at the North Fort Myers Community Park, is among those making ...

North bowler captures state championship

news@breezenewspapers.com The North Fort Myers High School boys and girls bowling teams had yet another great season, advancing to the third round of the recent FHSAA state championship in Orlando. They also brought home a state championship. Brandon Rucker, captain of the boys bowling team, ...

North captures three Pop Warner titles

news@breezenewspapers.com What a difference two years makes. On Saturday, in South Naples, the Red Knights won three Peace River Conference championships in the 10U, 12U and 14U divisions, allowing them to advance to regionals this Saturday in Tampa. The 10U team thrashed Cape Youth 40-7, ...

North Fort Myers bests Island Coast 48-7

news@breezenewspapers.com The North Fort Myers High School football team has a luxury not many teams have — a great placekicker. And they certainly needed him Friday. Brandon Bush kicked four field goals in the first half and Tavin Ward took over in the second half to lead the Red ...

North Pop Warner finishes up improbable regular season

news@breezenewspapers.com If you had asked anyone associated with the North Fort Myers Pop Warner program on July 15 if there was going to be a season, many of them said no. Well at the end of October, they not only got the season started, but also finished it, with three football teams ...