Hurricane Charley: Blessing in disguise for athletic program

Updated 2 weeks ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

PUNTA GORDA -- Ten years ago, to the day, Hurricane Charley took the roof off Charlotte High School. It destroyed the football field and ruined the scoreboard. "The football field...
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Mourners gather for driver hit by Stewart's car

Updated 2 weeks ago   
By: Chel Bell

TURIN, N.Y. (AP) - Mourners are streaming into the upstate New York high school where funeral services are being held for Kevin Ward Jr., the dirt-track racer killed by NASCAR cham..
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Dunbar football expecting to get back to the playoffs

Updated 2 weeks ago   
By: Bill Halter

Dunbar Football Schedule 8/29: at Naples 9/5: vs South Fort Myers 9/12: at Riverdale 9/26: at Lemon Bay 10/3: vs Mariner 10/10: at Cypress Lake 10/17: vs Cape Coral 10/24: vs Islan..
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Twitter campaign backfires on Florida St, Winston

Updated 3 weeks ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida State social media campaign turned ugly when the university's athletic department asked the public to pose questions to Heisman-winning quarterba..
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NASCAR's Stewart hits, kills driver on NY track

Updated 3 weeks ago   
By: Haley Hinds

CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say NASCAR driver Tony Stewart struck and killed a driver who was walking on a dirt track during a race in upstate New York.    ..
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Former NFL player hosts local football tournament

Updated 3 weeks ago   
By: Morgan Frances

FORT MYERS -- Some hometown former professional and college athletes hosted flag football today. "Battle of the 239" put the athletes in the stands while other guys and gals took t..
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Team preview: Cape Coral Football

Updated 3 weeks ago   
By: Morgan Frances

CAPE CORAL - The Cape Coral Seahawks were second in the district last year behind Island Coast. They lost their leading rusher from last season, Eamon Smart. They also lost most of..
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McIlroy shoots 67 to maintain 1-shot lead at PGA

Updated 3 weeks ago   
By: Morgan Frances

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Rory McIlroy made an 8-foot birdie putt at the 18th hole to maintain a one-shot lead at the PGA Championship. Going for back-to-back major wins, McIlroy bird..
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Team Preview: Bishop Verot Football

Updated 3 weeks ago   
By: Bill Halter

Bishop Verot Football Schedule 08/29: vs Fort Myers 09/05: vs Lemon Bay 09/19: at Doral Academy 09/26: at LaBelle 10/3: vs Out-of-Door-Academy 10/10: vs Clewiston 10/17: at S..
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Judge rules against NCAA

Updated 3 weeks ago   
By: Bill Halter

    A federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA can't stop college football and basketball players from selling the rights to their names and likenesses, opening the ..
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Immokalee football team preview

Updated 3 weeks ago   
By: Bill Halter

Immokalee Football Schedule 8/29: at Park Vista (8-A School) 9/5: Clewiston 9/12: Westminster Christian 9/19: Barron Collier 9/26: Gulf Coast 10/2: Golden Gate 10/10: at Naples 10/..
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FGCU women's soccer picked to win A-Sun title again

Updated 3 weeks ago   
By: Bill Halter

The Atlantic Sun coaches picked the Florida Gulf Coast women's soccer team to win a fifth straight regular season championship. The Preseason Poll and All-Conference awards were an..
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Estero girl trying to earn starting spot on football team

Updated 3 weeks ago   
By: Bill Halter

Wink Sports reporter Chelsa Messinger features Emily Culvahouse who's trying to make the varsity football team despite using a different locker room than her teammates.
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Landon Donovan announces retirement

Updated 3 weeks ago   
By: Bill Halter

CARSON, Calif. (AP) - Landon Donovan says he will retire from professional soccer at the end of the MLS season.    The LA Galaxy forward is widely considered the bes..
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Charlotte High School Football Preview

Updated 3 weeks ago   
By: Bill Halter

Charlotte Football Schedule 8/29: vs North Port 9/5: at Barron Colliers 9/19: vs Venice 9/26: at Lakewood Ranch 10/3: vs Riverdale 10/10: American 10/17: vs Fort Myers 10/24: vs Id..
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Tiger Woods will play PGA Championship

Updated 3 weeks ago   
By: Bill Halter

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Bad back and all, Tiger Woods has arrived in Louisville for the PGA Championship. The four-time champ played a nine-hole practice round at Valhalla and prono..
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Tebow will work as analyst while waiting for NFL call

Updated 3 weeks ago   
By: Bill Halter

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Tim Tebow still wants - and trains for - another NFL opportunity.    Still, while the 26-year-old free agent quarterback waits for another cha..
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Smesko puts doubt about future to rest

Updated 3 weeks ago   
By: Bill Halter

Florida Gulf Coast women's basketball coach Karl Smesko received interest from the University of Indiana for the second time in two years but once again he will stay in Fort Myers...
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Veteran Fort Myers team hunting the playoffs

Updated 3 weeks ago   
By: Bill Halter

Fort Myers battled through an injury plagued season last year to finish 7-3. "In all my 27 years I've never had a year where we lost so many man-power hours" said head coach Sammy ..
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Spurs make Hammon NBA's 1st female coach

Updated 3 weeks ago   
By: Chel Bell

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The San Antonio Spurs have hired WNBA star Becky Hammon as an assistant coach, making her the first woman to join an NBA coaching staff.    The Sp..
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