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Florida Tugs event set for March 10

March 7, 2018 In January, nearly 1,000 spectators braved the cold and filled the stands at the Lee County Posse Arena for an evening of trucks battling for tug-of-war supremacy. more »»

NFM’s Taylor wins regional title on mat

February 28, 2018 The job was simple for Adolphus Taylor. Hang on for two minutes and become a regional champion. more »»

Hancock Little League opens season

February 14, 2018 They’ve held tryouts, drafted players and practiced for the last few weeks. more »»

Pros from Minnesota hold baseball clinic at NFM Babe Ruth

February 7, 2018 North Fort Myers Babe Ruth athletes tricked out for picture day got to break in those new jerseys in a big way Saturday when the Minnesota Twins fielded their annual youth clinic at the North Fort... more »»

Rec center moves to attract young families

February 7, 2018 The North Fort Myers Recreation Center has been a huge hit for community residents. The only demographic they have seem to a little weak on drawing are  young families with pre-school children. more »»

Twins’ youth clinic returns to NFM

January 31, 2018 For more than 15 years the Minnesota Twins have done youth camps throughout Southwest Florida as a way to give back to the community and teach the game to a new generation of players. more »»

Cracker Day Rodeo postponed due to hurricane damage

January 24, 2018 This past weekend, there should have been bull riders, barrel racers and calf ropers converging on the Lee County Posse Arena for the annual Cracker Day Rodeo, one of the oldest annual events in... more »»

NFM wrestlers looking forward to good season

January 24, 2018 The North Fort Myers High School wrestling team over the past few seasons has been living proof that filling out a roster is half the battle on the ma. more »»

Thousands brave cold for truck tugs

January 17, 2018 It is an event near and dear to the hearts of North Fort Myers residents, and on Saturday, a nearly packed house came to see an old-fashioned tug-o-war, country style. more »»

North Babe Ruth readies for season

January 17, 2018 Kids lined up alongside the outfield wall waiting for their opportunity to catch and throw. Coaches hit fungoes in the outfield to each player, who then made their throws to second, then home. more »»

North boys hoops playing catch up

December 6, 2017 The North Fort Myers High School football team made a habit this season out of pounding the ball up the middle, gaining valuable yardage while eventually beating down their opposition. more »»

North girls learn to overcome adversity

December 6, 2017 In what has been a learning experience for the North Fort Myers High School basketball team, the girls perhaps learned the best lesson of all: how to come from behind a steal on. more »»

North JROTC Raiders repeat as champions

November 22, 2017 Last year the North Fort Myers High School JROTC Raiders set the bar at the JROTC Raider National Championships. This year they lifted it higher. more »»

NFMHS soccer team in rebuilding mode

November 22, 2017 Doug Palow remembers a time when the North Fort Myers High School boys soccer team was known for greatness. He was the coach when the Red Knights had some of their greatest moments on the pitc. more »»

Red Knights beat Clearwater in playoff opener

November 15, 2017 The North Fort Myers High School football team hadn’t played in a postseason game in a decade, but they didn’t look the least bit nervous in the first of what could be as many as four home playoff... more »»

North Pee-Wees win shootout to advance

November 15, 2017 The North Fort Myers Pee-Wee Pop Warner football team and their fans went through quite a roller-coaster in their first-round Southeast Regional playoff game against Manatee on Saturda. more »»

North Pee-Wees capture conference crown

November 8, 2017 For some, it was a perfect redemption. For others, it was taking care of business as they always have. And for others still, it was their first foray into the world of football. more »»

North completes perfect regular season

November 1, 2017 Four years ago, head coach Earnest Graham took over a North Fort Myers High School football program that was clearly in the doldrums. Changing the culture wasn’t easy. more »»

North cross-country steps up the pace

November 1, 2017 Kayla Easterly may have moved on, but the North Fort Myers High School girls track team has done a good job of competing nonetheles. more »»

Peete tournament a rousing success

October 25, 2017 It’s safe to say the North Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce Foundation will have lots of scholarships to give to high school seniors when it’s time for them to graduate. more »»

Peetes the real stars of golf tourney

October 25, 2017 Pepper Peete said her late husband was more than just “The greatest African-American golfer in the history of the PGA before Tiger Wood. more »»



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