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FMHS softball star wins historic Gatorade Player of the Year

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Fort Myers sophomore Julia Knowler capped off a dream season by being named the Florida Gatorade Player of the Year. Knowler became the only winner from Lee County in the award’s history and the youngest to ever win. Rewind back to the start of the spring softball season and if you asked Knowler to choose between a state title or the Gatorade player of the year she would have said she wanted the state championship. She checked that off the list as she helped the Greenies win their second state title in team history and a few weeks later she received...

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Mighty Mussels Announce Manager for Inaugural Season

FORT MYERS, Fla.– After over a year without baseball, the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels are two weeks away from their inaugural season. The team was already thrown a curve ball having to replace their new manager in March but yesterday the team announced his replacement. When new Mighty Mussels manager Aaron Sutton stepped down in March the next call went to hitting coach Bryan Meyer. “To be honest with you it was like a little giggle,” Meyer said. Meyer learning he would now be the man in charge of the leading the Mighty Mussels in 2021. “I walked into the kitchen and my wife...

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Everblades Duo Focusing on Wins over Goals

FORT MYERS, Fla.– If you haven’t been out to Hertz Arena for an Everblades game, you’re missing out as the team leads the league in goals by a wide margin, spearheaded by two veterans at the top of the league leaderboard. It doesn’t seem to matter how many games they play or how many goals they score. The horn blaring and the crowd cheering will never get old to Everblades forwards Michael Hunterbrinker and John McCarron. “That is why we play right, when you see the red light go on you know it still gets goosebumps even though it might’ve happened 23 times this year but I hope...

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Tom Brady in recovery from knee surgery ahead of June minicamp

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Tom Brady expects to be ready for June minicamp with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as he recovers from offseason knee surgery. During a fundraiser for Bucs coach Bruce Arians’ foundation, Brady said he is aiming to be back on the field relatively soon, reported the Associated Press. “I feel pretty good and I push myself pretty hard. … We we will see how things play out,” he said. “It is a long time between now and the beginning of the season. Just be smart about all these different things we have to do and fulfill. We all take a lot of pride in being ready to...

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Formula One racing coming to Florida next year

MIAMI (AP) — There will be two Formula One races in the United States next year with the new Miami Grand Prix added to the calendar from 2022. Next year’s race will be the first in a 10-year deal and is in addition to the existing grand prix at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas. “We are thrilled to announce that Formula 1 will be racing in Miami beginning in 2022,” F1 chief executive Stefano Domenicali said on Sunday. “The USA is a key growth market for us, and we are greatly encouraged by our growing reach in the US which will be further supported by this exciting second race.” The exact...

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Pickleball Championships back in SWFL after COVID-19 cancellations

NAPLES, Fla. – The atmosphere was electric Saturday at the Margaritaville Party in the Park for the 5th Annual Minto US Open Pickleball Championships. “Everybody missed it last year,” Co-Founder Chris Evon said. “This is like on their pickleball bucket list so just to get this started again has been fun.” With more than 2,200 competitors and 13,000 spectators anticipated this week, pros and amateur players were glad to be back doing what they love. Especially after the popular event was canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Pickleball started in Washington,...

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Ft. Myers Pro Teams Hopeful Capacity Stadiums will Return Soon

Since the beginning of the pandemic, stadiums have not looked like their usual packed selves. With more vaccinations taking place every day, seeing stadiums come back to life with capacity crowds could be closer than you think. It is tough to beat the roar of a crowd after a goal at an Everblades game or the collective ‘ooos’ and ‘ahhhs’ that follow a home run at CenturyLink. “We talk about it weekly. You know in this pandemic everything is changing,” Florida Everblades Executive VP of Business Development Chris Palin said. The Texas Rangers set the stage...

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Major sports return to Naples with US Open & Chubb Classic

NAPLES, Fla. – Two days before the US Open Pickleball Championships starts, preparations were being made at East Naples Community Park as the pros began practicing for the week-long event.  “This is one of the few international events in pickleball,” said Chris Evon, the event’s co-founder. “We draw from all over the world, but we’ve got to make the best of what this is this year.” Pros like world number one ranked Ben Johns were at center court Friday getting in some practice time for the event that was canceled a year ago due to the pandemic.   “The...

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Former ‘Cy Young’ winner Johan Santana makes coaching debut for Canterbury middle

The members of the Canterbury Middle School baseball team knew they were getting a new pitching coach this season but didn’t exactly know his resume.  “I had an idea of who he was. I had heard his name before. But the first time I met him, I did go look him up,” admitted infielder, Anthony Valenzuela.  On the contrary, the team’s head coach Spencer Stegemann knew the name Johan Santana very well.  “I’m not going to say no to a former big leaguer and Cy Young Award winner helping me out,” said Stegemann.   However, it’s taken...

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NCAA warns it will pull Florida championships if transgender sports bill is approved

LEE COUNTY, Fla. – The NCAA threatened to pull the plug on Florida championship games if lawmakers approve bills to ban transgender girls from playing girls’ sports. Republicans in the Florida House have already approved it, but Senate Republicans could be having second thoughts after the NCAA warning. That’s because the Senate paused its vote right after the NCAA warning.   The bill singles out transgender girls and makes no mention of transgender boys, but it has both sides fired up. “I feel like you shouldn’t be robbed of your high school experience or even your...

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