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Lely High School senior inspired by late father to pursue career in car industry  Naples Daily News

Editor's note: This is one in a series of Naples Daily News stories on Graduates of Distinction, who are selected by staff at the high school. Francisco Antunez's ...

'It almost makes me cry.' Lely High School coach Mark McGarity to retire after state track meet  Naples Daily News

The Lely High School track and field teams will compete at the Class 2A championships on Friday and Saturday in Jacksonville. After the last racer crosses the ...

High school football: J.J. Everage brings experience to Lely head coaching job  Naples Daily News

Everage has almost 30 years of coaching experience on both sides of the ball. He will be the Trojans' seventh coach in 11 seasons.

High school football: Fritz Jacques no longer Lely coach  Naples Daily News

A former Lely player, Jacques went 4-16 in two seasons. The Trojans now are looking for their seventh coach in 10 years.

Congrats! Here are all of the 2019 Graduates of Distinction  Naples Daily News

The Naples Daily News presents the community's 2019 "Graduates of Distinction."

CCSO: Lely High School student arrested, accused of making 'disturbing statement'  Naples Daily News

Deputies on Friday arrested a Lely High School student accused of making a "disturbing statement" at school, according to the Collier County Sheriff's Office.

U.S. News & World Report: Three Collier high schools rank in top 75 in Florida  Naples Daily News

The U.S. News & World Report annual high school rankings released Tuesday placed three Collier County high schools in the top 75 schools statewide.

The Naples Daily News 2019 Girls Soccer All-Area Team  Naples Daily News

Lely's Alondra Castillo, Naples' Jill Kinstler, First Baptist's Malaya Melancon are finalists for Girls Soccer Player of the Year.

Rumor teen had gun at Lely High School in East Naples prompts lockdown  Naples Daily News

Lely High School went into lockdown Wednesday after staff caught wind of a rumor that a student had brought a gun to the campus, according to a Collier ...

Collier County School District lauds update, vision for new high school  Naples Daily News

The Collier County School Board praised a presentation by architects designing the district's new high school, which is set to open in 2023.

Three Lely High School students accused of East Naples home invasion robbery  Naples Daily News

An arrest report states the three students knocked on the front door of a classmate's home in Naples Manor, pointed guns at him and demanded money.

Photos: Dwyane Wade's son Zaire, American Heritage beat CSN in Naples  Naples Daily News

American Heritage's Zaire Wade, the son of Heat star Dwyane Wade, drives against Community School's Jacob Siegel during the Don Stewart Shootout at Lely ...

Site for new high school lauded by Collier County School Board  Naples Daily News

The Collier County School Board did not vote or come to a formal consensus on a site for a new high school during its meeting Tuesday, but all board members ...

Brent Batten: Site for new high school in northern Collier could be decided Tuesday  Naples Daily News

Twenty-three rhymes with triple G. That might have the makings of a great senior class slogan if the next high school in Collier County keeps its present name.

Friends of Lely High School graduate found shot in Naples distraught over violent death  Naples Daily News

Friends of an 18-year-old who was found shot to death along with another man in a heavily wooded area in Naples are baffled and grief-stricken with the violent ...

High school football notebook: Naples DB Devin Moore named to Freshman All-American Bowl  Naples Daily News

Naples High DB Devin Moore was named to the Freshman All-American game on Monday, three days after his first career interception.

Photos: See all of the 2019 Graduates of Distinction in Collier County  Naples Daily News

It's that time of the year! Here's a look at all of the students featured in a series of Naples Daily News stories on Graduates of Distinction, who are selected by staff ...

Prep football: Who are the five most underrated football players in Collier County?  Naples Daily News

A look at five players who aren't getting big-time recruiting love, but will be vital to his team's success on the field in 2018.

Naples celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day with parade, events focusing on leader's call for inclusion  Naples Daily News

Each year the holiday celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. helps keep his memory alive, a tradition that continued Monday as Naples celebrated the theme ...

Threat toward Collier school deemed not credible, but district's response serious  Naples Daily News

After a threat made against Oakridge Middle was investigated and deemed not credible, Collier County school district officials are continuing to warn parents ...

Jury finds former Lely High School student guilty of murder  NBC2 News

Prosecutors say Juan Jose Barrientos, Jr., and his friend Jesus Garza robbed and killed Roberto Avalos Jasso in East Naples in 2008.

2011 Lely High School graduates  Naples Daily News

Lely High School Principal Ken Fairbanks and Collier County School District Chief Administrative Officer Mary Ann Gemmill congratulated Lely High School ...

2018 Naples Daily News All-Area Girls Swimming and Diving Team  Naples Daily News

HOW WE SELECT THE ALL-AREA TEAMS At the conclusion of each high school season, the Naples Daily News staff sends area coaches a nomination form to ...

North Point Basketball dominates Florida Competition |  Bay Net

Waldorf, MD- The North Point High School's boys basketball team dominated its Florida visitors, Lely High School from Naples, FL, 72-52. The game took place ...

Teachers of Distinction named in Collier County  Naples Daily News

On Tuesday, 59 teachers in Collier County were recognized with a Teachers of Distinction award from Champions For Learning.

Hurricane Irma: Thousands flock to Collier evacuation shelters  Naples Daily News

Thousands are flocking to Collier County's nine shelters now that all homes west and south of U.S. 41 have been ordered to evacuate. Lely High School opened ...

Collier deputies looked at 27 possible threats to schools in 12 days after Parkland attack  Naples Daily News

Collier County deputies investigated 27 possible threats to schools in the 12 days after the Feb. 14 shooting attack in Parkland in Broward County.

In Memory of William Reeves Gaston, Sr.

It is with great sadness that the family of William "Bill" Reeves Gaston, Sr announces his unexpected passing on May 11, 2019, while doing what he most ...

2018 Graduates of Distinction  Naples Daily News

The Naples Daily News presents the community's 2018 "Graduates of Distinction."

East Naples’ Foxboro Sports Tavern to open a Bonita Springs location  Naples Daily News

Popular New England-themed restaurant and bar in East Naples is set to open a second location and replace a Buffalo Wild Wings on U.S. 41.

Photos and videos from college and high school graduations around Southwest Florida  Naples Daily News

It's graduation time and the photo team of the Naples Daily News and The News-Press will be there to capture those memorable moments.

Marco Island's DAR focuses on Rookery Bay and scholarships  Marco News

Every year, the Marco Island Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) awards certificates of excellence and monetary scholarships to ...

Student disturbed by former teacher kissing 16-year-old  NBC2 News

Students at Lely High School are disturbed that a former teacher and coach at the school admitted to kissing one of their peers.

13 Collier County schools will have new principals in fall  Naples Daily News

All 13 thirteen principals-to-be currently hold positions in the district; five are principals who will be transferred to different schools, and eight will be promoted.

Winged Foot Scholar-Athlete Award: St. John Neumann's Jensen Jones wins 2019 award  Naples Daily News

Thursday, May 23, 2019 will go down as a pretty big night for Jensen Jones. Hours after graduating at St. John Neumann Catholic High School, Jones was ...

Collier schools report more than 9,000 students absent from disputed MLK Day classes  Naples Daily News

More than 9000 students – 20 percent of CCPS's student body – were absent Monday. On a typical day CCPS sees about 1800 absences.

Ave Maria football player arrested, accused of pointing gun at teammate outside party  Naples Daily News

Cory del Prado, 18, is accused of holding a pellet gun to a teammate's head at a Halloween party. He said a “black BB gun” was part of his costume.

PrepZone: Twelve Golden Gate High School athletes commit to colleges  Naples Daily News

The eight Titans came from six different sports, with one of the signing with a Division I program.

High school basketball coach charged with battery  Fox 4

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. -- Families in Naples are in shock over the arrest of their kids' basketball coach. 31-year-old Fritz Jacques is not allowed contact with ...

Naples boy, 14, accused of taking teacher to floor in choke hold  Naples Daily News

The Gulfview Middle School student was arrested Friday on suspicion of battery on a public education employee, a felony.

New Naples shelter for homeless teens offers more than housing  Naples Daily News

Youth Haven opened Rob's Cottage, a shelter dedicated to housing teens who need help as they transition to adulthood.

Oasis boys suffer second loss in Smoky Mountain Shootout - | News, sports, community info.  Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Saturday. Boys basketball. Eastside (VA) 72, Oasis 51: The Sharks fell to Eastside in the fifth-place game of the Yellow Bracket in the Smoky Mountain Shootout ...

Marco Island's DAR Focuses on Rookery Bay and Scholarships for Local Studentsby Chris Curle

Every year, the Marco Island Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) awards certificates of excellence and monetary scholarships to.

Wrestling coach openings/changes for 2019-20 season  Orlando Sentinel

A listing of high school wrestling head coaching jobs that are open - and have been filled - in the state of Florida.

Former Lely High football coach Merv Ward dies at age 68  Naples Daily News

Collier County has lost a prep football legend. Merv Ward, architect of the Lely program and the first to coach an area school to a state championship game, ...

When Will Irma Hit Naples, Florida? [Sept. 10 Update]

With Hurricane Irma increasingly threatening western Florida, a lot of people are wondering: When will Irma hit Naples, Florida? By 5 p.m., the hurricane had ...

Boys basketball: First Baptist coach gets into event named for his legendary coach father  Naples Daily News

First Baptist coach Scott Stewart recalls playing for his dad, Don Stewart, at Lely in the 1980s.

FGCU_Softball Falls To UNF In ASUN Tournament, 3-2  FGCU Athletics

PITCHING: W: MATZKO, Sydney (14-11) L: RANDOLPH, Riley (17-9) S: BLOURNE, Morgan (2). UNF Logo. UNF. BATTING: 3B: BRYANT, Rindy 1. SH: LOWER ...

A look at the law: Mock trial gives high schoolers courtroom experience  Naples Daily News

We will never know how the jury ruled in the matter of Frances Mallory, as the personal representative of the estate of Sammy Mallory v. Taylor Smith.

@FGCU_Softball Defeats KSU, Game Against UNF Will Resume Saturday Morning  FGCU Athletics

FORT MYERS, Fla. – The No. 3-seeded FGCU softball team (29-21) defeated No. 5 seed Kennesaw State (26-29), 2-0, Friday afternoon to head into the loser's ...

SWFL High School football: Scores, photos, videos for Preseason Kickoff Classics  The News-Press

Participate in a live chat with Naples Daily News and News-Press sports journalists as we break down the action from tonight's preseason games.

@FGCU_Softball Hosts Stetson, Senior Day On Tap Sunday  FGCU Athletics

FORT MYERS, Fla. – The FGCU softball team enters its final two weeks of regular season play hosting Stetson for a three-game series Saturday-Sunday.

Hurricane Irma: Timeline told in stories, photos, videos before, during and after the big storm hit  Naples Daily News

A timeline of events and how the Daily News captured Irma, the second major hurricane to make landfall in the county in the past dozen years.

2017 Naples Daily News All-Area Boys Track Team  Naples Daily News

BOYS TRACK. Player of the Year Finalists. 2017 Spring Player of the Year finalist Kane Aldrich, Buy Photo. 2017 Spring Player of the Year finalist Kane Aldrich, ...

K is for Kids teen fashion show a success  Naples Daily News

Thousands of Collier County students will have more books to read thanks to the hardworking volunteers from K is for Kids. More than 130 students of all ages, ...

Dual Enrollment Classes from Gaetz Aerospace Institute Expand at High Schools Across the State and Beyond  ERAU News

Thousands of students in Florida have received a head start on college by taking courses in their high schools through Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's ...

Social Scene: AAUW spring luncheon  Marco News

The AAUW held their spring luncheon at Bistro Soleil. At the event, the ladies awarded scholarship money to eight deserving Marco Island women.

Founders Fund awards $370,000 in scholarships to Collier students  Naples Daily News

Each spring, local students are awarded scholarships from various organizations and businesses. Among those organizations is The Founders Fund, a local ...

Summer school programs announced in Collier County  NBC2 News

Collier County Public Schools will be offering summer programs for eligible CCPS students.

Naples family mourns loss of son who fought for five years after crash  Naples Daily News

A retired Air Force veteran and 2000 graduate of Lely High School died with his family by his side.

City of Marco Island issues mandatory evacuation for Hurricane Irma  Naples Daily News

The City of Marco Island has issued a mandatory evacuation order effective immediately.

Students, parents demand to know why middle school principal was removed  Fox 4

A popular principal at a Collier County middle school is off the job - and students, parents and teachers are demanding that the school district tell them why.

CCSO investigating how a theft of over $100K occurred over two years at Naples Botanical Garden  Naples Daily News

Donna McGinnis, the Botanical Garden president and CEO, said the theft was in the "low six figures" and took place over about 2½ years.

Town Hall: Q&A becomes heated at Fiala’s constituent forum  Naples Daily News

They came to listen – but also to talk. Collier County District 1 Commissioner Donna Fiala held another edition in her long-running series of Town Hall meetings ...

Circumstances surrounding Naples double homicide still unclear  Naples Daily News

Naples police are exploring the possibility the two men whose bodies were found in a wooded area last month might have caused each other's deaths.

Bear sightings alarm residents in wake of attack  Fox 4

Residents in the Naples Manor neighborhood are on edge after sightings of a large bear getting into trash, just a week after a bear attacked a man in North ...

UPDATED: Ave Maria Prepares as Irma Bears Down on Florida  The Ave Herald

Many Ave Maria residents have already departed for points north as powerful Hurricane Irma continues to threaten south Florida. Others are holding off on a ...

Prep Football: Lely QB Jacquez Carter wins Broxson Trophy as area's best player  Naples Daily News

Coming into this football season, Jacquez Carter was an unknown commodity. As a sophomore in 2015, the quarterback showed flashes of promise but injury ...

Gulf Coast boys basketball team emerging as one of area's best  Naples Daily News

With how successful the Gulf Coast High School girls basketball program has become in the last two years, the boys team has been flying somewhat under the ...

CCSO: 2 men, 2 juveniles arrested after East Naples armed home invasion reported  Naples Daily News

Two men and two juveniles were arrested Wednesday after an armed home invasion in East Naples was reported, deputies said.

Former Miami Dolphin speaks to students about prescription drug addiction  Naples Daily News

Drug Free Collier is teaming up with retired NFL player Ikaika "Ike" Alama-Francis to help tackle substance abuse.

Bradenton man was charged with punching his ex. Now he’s wanted on a murder charge  Bradenton Herald

A Bradenton man facing a domestic battery charge for allegedly punching his ex-girlfriend is wanted in the shooting death of the woman's new boyfriend.

PrepZone: 2018 Winged Foot Scholar-Athlete finalists announced  Naples Daily News

The names of 13 finalists for the 29th annual Winged Foot Scholar-Athlete Award were released Monday night.

Hurricane shelter space shortage in Collier second largest in Florida, report says  Naples Daily News

Less than a year ago, one of the most ferocious storms in recent memory ripped through Southwest Florida, shredding trailers, flooding homes and triggering the ...

2017 Graduates of Distinction  Naples Daily News

The Naples Daily News continues presenting the community's "Graduates of Distinction."

HOLIDAY LOG: Your guide to Christmas events and more in Naples and Southwest Florida  Naples Daily News

In case you haven’t noticed, it’s beginning to look and sound a lot like Christmas and Hanukkah. On the radio. On TV. In the stores. So now is a good ...

A Look Back at When Hurricane Andrew Hit Southwest Florida  Gulfshore Life

This week marks the 25th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew. The storm ripped across Florida, its 175-hour winds devastating communities. More than $1 billon ...

Southwest Florida tennis column: Tom Manring Foundation for 2018 already scheduled  Naples Daily News

Mission accomplished – and then some. That's the report from Eric Manring, who says last weekend's Tom Manring Foundation Calcutta Tournament was a ...

Stamping out hunger: Letter carrier food drive a success  Naples Daily News

The haul of donated food was not a record but it beat out last year. The annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive brought in 266300 pounds of donated food.

Sister arrested, accused of killing one of two men shot in Naples in 2016  Naples Daily News

The sister of one of the two men who were killed in an undeveloped area faces a second-degree murder charge in the death of Xavier Sierra, 18.

'He was crying and moaning in agony': Public health crisis looms after Irma  USA TODAY

Crisis feared as families spend days in the mud, mold and water left by Hurricane Irma's storm surge, which destroyed hundreds of Florida homes.

Great Falls native after Hurricane Irma: It was like the Wizard of Oz outside the window  Great Falls Tribune

Great Falls natives' home in Naples survives Irma with minimal damage.

Naples Bay beauty  The News-Press

Jason and Kelly Stephens open the doors of their home to Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest supporters.

NAPLESNEWS Family: Man killed in canal crash had plans to start anew near mountains  Naples Daily News

Jeremiah Hernandez had plans to leave Florida, to make a new start somewhere near the Appalachian mountains with his family and escape the demons that ...

Collier's Golden Apple teachers celebrated at awards dinner  Naples Daily News

Editor's Note: The Golden Apple Celebration of Teachers award ceremony is scheduled to air on NBC-2 at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 22. Taking the podium at the ...

Naples couple's exotic car business booming  Naples Daily News

The Krukows recently held an open house for their customers, many of whom praised the couple.

Local engagements, weddings, anniversaries: Nov. 12  Naples Daily News

Engagement: Johnson-Rogers. Barbara Newmyer Johnson of Chevy Chase, Md., announces the engagement of her daughter, Emily Edith, to Eric Bruce Rogers ...

Tomorrow’s attorneys: Mock trial gives courtroom experience to teams of high school lawyers  Naples Daily News

Tragically, Gulf Breeze University student Emily Young died during the hazing rituals of a college initiation at Delta Omicron Delta. Luckily, though, neither Emily, ...

Gang member gets break, judge cuts prison term in half  Naples Daily News

A 24-year-old Naples gang member sent to prison for 20 years for breaking a man's jaw with a golf club while on probation for a baseball bat attack now will only ...

Profiles in Leadership: Stefan Bolsen  Marconews

Stefan Bolsen, managing broker with Coldwell Banker, is a member of this year's Leadership Marco class.

A Natural Way to Ease Pain

Alex Popoff is among the many that have rejected pharmaceuticals for the relief offered by medical marijuana. The former Marco-ite was prescribed a 17-21-pill.

Hurricane Irma: Naples residents wake to downed trees, trucks, debris, water  Naples Daily News

owned trees, lost shingles and standing water around Naples were the initial damage reported Monday morning after Hurricane Irma.

Palmetto Ridge High student stabbed to death after getting off school bus - PHOTOS/VIDEO  Naples Daily News

What may have started as a spitball fight between two teens escalated into a stabbing death at a bus stop on Monday afternoon. A 14-year-old is accused of ...

Five things to know about Lee’s student enrollment results  The News-Press

Here are five things parents may want to know about Lee County's student enrollment lottery.

Best of 2016 photos: Naples Daily News photographers  Naples Daily News

Naples Daily News photographers have chosen their best photos of 2016. View their photos here. David Albers. Chief photographer David Albers spent a ...

State Attorney won't pursue fraud case against contractor, ex-county employee  Naples Daily News

State prosecutors will not pursue criminal charges against a former Collier County employee and an embattled county contractor who were each accused of ...

Hurricane Irma: Crumpled car ports, shin-deep water, prayers in East Naples  Naples Daily News

The morning after Hurricane Irma crushed East Naples, evacuees returned Monday to find endless piles of crumpled car ports, shin-deep water and mobile ...

3 To Know: Goodland restaurants making plans for the future  Marconews

Owners of waterfront eateries are making plans for the future in Goodland, one of the hardest-hit areas near Irma's landfall on the Florida mainland.

‘You Will Show Absolutely No Disrespect:’ Florida Students Ordered To Stand During National Anthem  News One

Fla. Orange County Public Schools are requiring students to obtain parental permission if they want to kneel during the national anthem.

Irma chases fleeing Florida family, catches them in Georgia  USA TODAY

A Fort Myers couple with three young daughters left Florida just in time to beat Irma, only to be caught by the much-weakened storm's remnants.

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