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Lehigh prep football teams gearing up

Last week, the coaches and the key players from Lehigh Senior, Riverdale and East Lee high schools participated in media day at the Lee County Public Schools building as the teams kicked off fall practice.The three teams had varying levels of success last season. with Riverdale having the ...

Copperhead Golf Club has closed

Copperhead Golf Club has closed, the second course in Lehigh Acres to close in the last 14 months.A course representative answering the phone confirmed Monday that the 18-hole course on Copperhead Drive has closed. She referred calls to the owners, Allen and Frances Collins.The Collins could ...

Local basketball teams compete in state tournament

The Lehigh Acres Blue Devils' third through eighth grade basketball teams recently competed in the US Amateur Basketball State Championship Tournament.The Devils' third-grade team won the state championship for their grade in their first season together. The team was led by head coach Jose ...

Football camps at North High coming

Football players throughout Lee County will make North Fort Myers High School a very busy place the next two weekends.Two North alums and NFL players, Tommy Bohanon and Tre Boston, will hold football camps and teach kids to train like a pro.Tommy Bohanon, who last season played for the ...

Lee schools gather for Unified Track meet

Eight Lee County high schools with some 170 athletes gathered at North Fort Myers High School on Friday for a competition featuring students with special needs alongside their more able-bodied partners.It was the inaugural Unified Track Event, which was put on by the Lee County Parks & ...

March 2 marks Little League opening day

The Lehigh Acres Little League season practices are under way, with the youngsters gearing up for opening day on March 2.Little League President Chris Vannote said they had tryouts and a draft week the third week of January closing registration for this season."Last year we had five major teams ...

Conservation 20/20 remains focused

Taxpayers who support Lee County's 20/20 Conservation program - and that, literally, is most of us- may see another 660 acres or so of environmentally fragile land added to the nearly 30,000 purchased thus far for preservation.The Lee County Board of County Commissioners agreed last Tuesday to ...

What would Martin Luther King Jr. say today?

To the editor:Well, we made it through another celebration. That is what I heard people say after the Martin Luther King Day celebration ended.Celebration of Martin Luther King Day this year is over. What is next?People are saying things like "Things are not better, in fact they are worse." ...

Misuse of social media

To the editor:The rising misuse and abuse of the "social media" have become high-level threats to Truth, Social Justice, Freedom and indeed even to Life itself.Ref: Recent confrontation of Catholic students with Native Americans.Any sort of scheme at all whereby enormous numbers - tens of ...