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Three Gulf Coast seniors attending Harvard this fall join nearly 3,000 receiving diplomas this weekend  Naples Daily News

Three Gulf Coast seniors are heading to Harvard this fall, but first they graduate this weekend.

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.

Gulf Coast celebrates 11 athletes at signing ceremony, including five to D-I schools  Naples Daily News

Eleven Gulf Coast student-athletes sign on the dotted line during ceremony at school's media center.

Prep basketball: Naples Holiday Shootout features top girls teams, players in nation  Naples Daily News

The 20th annual Naples Holiday Shootout returns to Gulf Coast High School for the second straight year. Sixteen teams — eight from Florida and eight from five ...

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 ...

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."

The Naples Daily News 2019 Baseball All-Area Team  Naples Daily News

Thomas Balboni, Johnny Long and Tobey McDonough are the Player of the Year finalists, heading the NDN baseball-all area team.

High school girls basketball: Talent, chemistry key to Gulf Coast's success  Naples Daily News

The Gulf Coast High School girls basketball team is trying to follow up a 25-3 season and a regional final appearance with a bigger goal in mind -- a state ...

Naples High School senior to study finance, play tennis at Emory University  Naples Daily News

Michael Moll is ready to join the team at Emory University, for school and tennis.

High school golf: Gulf Coast boys back to defend state title  Naples Daily News

Last year, the Gulf Coast High School boys golf team did something that's never been done in county history -- win a boys state golf title. Now they get to do ...

Gulf Coast High senior Elaine Kim has 'fighter's mentality'  Naples Daily News

Elaine Kim is Gulf Coast High School's Graduate of Distinction for 2018.

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 ...

High school golf regional roundup: Gulf Coast, Naples boys, Estero girls win crowns  Naples Daily News

The Gulf Coast High School boys golf team won a regional championship on Monday. The Sharks shot a 298 to win the Class 3A-Region 5 team title at Heritage ...

Youth football: FBU National Championships bring country's top talent to Naples  Naples Daily News

Some of the best middle school football players in the nation are taking over Naples this week. The Football University (FBU) National Championships return ...

Cross country roundup: Estero's Hugh Brittenham, Gulf Coast boys, Naples girls win titles  Naples Daily News

Estero High's Hugh Brittenham repeated as district champion Tuesday, holding off Gulf Coast's Nick Kamen down the stretch at the Class 3A-Distrct 12 meet at ...

2018 Naples Daily News All-Area Boys Cross Country 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 ...

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 ...

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.

Threat At Naples High School Prompts Some Students To Leave Early  WGCU News

Wednesday began with heightened tension for parents and students with social media threats throughout the state in the wake of the mass shooting exactly.

High school football: Aug. 6, 2018 notebook  Naples Daily News

Notes on area high school football teams in fall practice: Barron Collier. Cougars coach Mark Jackson has heard chatter around town that Barron Collier is in for ...

Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. to speak at Winged Foot banquet in Naples  Naples Daily News

Baseball's Iron Man will highlight the 30th anniversary banquet at the Ritz-Carlton on May 23.

12 schools in Florida made the top 100 in U.S. News & World Report's national ranking of schools  Naples Daily News

According to U.S. News, 17245 public high schools out of more than 23000 reviewed were ranked.

Man attacked by a bear has recovered but is wary around home in North Naples  Naples Daily News

Andrew Meunier took his dog outside and was surprised to find a black bear with cubs. The adult bear swatted him on the face, leaving a long cut.

The PrepZone Power Poll: Preseason rankings of all 11 Collier County teams  Naples Daily News

Who's the best high school football team in Collier County? Each week the Naples Daily News will help you figure it out. Our staff reporters and editors will put ...

Seven Collier County teachers surprised with Golden Apple awards  Naples Daily News

Champions For Learning celebrated teachers' best practices with the 29th annual Golden Apple awards.

Collier teachers given Golden Apple awards at dinner in North Naples  Naples Daily News

Seven Collier County teachers were presented with Golden Apples at the 29th annual Celebration of Teachers Dinner.

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.

Boil-water advisory affects three Collier County schools  Naples Daily News

The boil-water advisory will remain in effect until about 3 p.m. Thursday for Palmetto Ridge High School and Corkscrew Middle and Elementary schools.

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.

Signing Day: 11 Gulf Coast Sharks, including six state champs, commit to college  Naples Daily News

Gulf Coast's ceremony included four Division I signees and three Player of the Year Finalists.

No student is left behind when Eagles Gather

Inclusion is a hallmark of every registered student organization at Florida Gulf Coast University, and that acceptance can sometimes work in different ways.

Man accused of stalking Gulf Coast High student  Fox 4

A man is arrested after being accused of stalking his classmate from Gulf Coast High School, according to the Collier County Sheriff's Office.

Gulf Coast HS band gets a brass rock band benefit with something for all  Naples Daily News

The Hard Drive Horns concert in Gulf Coast High School's performing arts hall Wednesday is only missing a dance floor.

Prep Football: Gulf Coast promotes assistant Scalise to head coach  Naples Daily News

After coaching for 14 years as an assistant in Colorado, Tom Scalise has coached in SWFL the past four seasons.

A high school could be coming to North Naples  NBC2 News

An increase in population and overcrowding at schools has boosted a need for an additional high school in the Collier County School District.

High school football: Southwest Florida players invited to National Combine in San Antonio  Naples Daily News

Eleven players from Collier County and five from Lee have been selected to the elite talent showcase.

30th annual Winged Foot Scholar-Athlete Award winner to be revealed Thursday night  Naples Daily News

A Winged Foot Scholar-Athlete Award winner will be announced for the 30th time Thursday night.

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.

Prep tennis: Gulf Coast, Barron Collier girls to meet in 3A regional final  Naples Daily News

The Gulf Coast girls tennis team defeated Venice, 4-1, in the 3A regional semifinal on Tuesday.

A day to celebrate: North Naples seniors headed to Harvard, West Point, FSU  Naples Daily News

Some students at Gulf Coast High School have received academic scholarships to study at prestigious institutions.

Apology sought after GCHS students say what happened in assembly  NBC2 News

Students at Gulf Coast High School are asking for an apology to the entire class because of what an assistant principal allegedly said at a junior class assembly.

No kidding: Young entrepreneurs flex their business sense at Collier event  Naples Daily News

The fair, which ran from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., featured more than 104 student businesses and more than 150 students.

@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.

Naples march shows 'Women Leading the Way' as part of nationwide rally  Naples Daily News

The crowd attending the third annual Women's March on Saturday in Naples was smaller than in years past, but enthusiasm wasn't diminished for uniting and ...

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 ...

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 ...

1 student arrested for threatening a teacher, another taken into  NBC2 News

The Collier County Sheriff's Office announced that they arrested one student for threatening a teacher and took another student into protective custody.

Shooting threat towards Collier middle school deemed non-credible  NBC2 News

Collier County Sheriff's Office reports said a student posted a Snapchat Tuesday claiming someone wanted to shoot up Oak Ridge Middle.

@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 ...

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 ...

2018 Graduates of Distinction  Naples Daily News

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

Gulf Coast's Paula Gomes wins 2018 Winged Foot Scholar-Athlete Award  Naples Daily News

Paula Gomes came to America when she was 8, with her family looking for an opportunity. She will leave finishing in the top five of her class at her school, and ...

Prep Football: Catfish Bowl still a big deal to Barron Collier, Gulf Coast  Naples Daily News

The 20th annual rivalry game means just as much as it did when it started.

2018 Naples Daily News All-Area Baseball Team  Naples Daily News

BASEBALL Player of the Year finalists. Gulf Coast High School senior and baseball player Collin Buy Photo. Gulf Coast High School senior and baseball player ...

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 ...

Demanding gun reform, Collier students walk out on Columbine anniversary  Naples Daily News

Just after 10 a.m. Friday as Collier students headed to class, others took a more defiant route. They walked out onto their schools' football fields, where they held ...

North Naples man recovering from bear attack in his backyard  Naples Daily News

Andrew Meunier is the first person who was attacked by a bear in South Florida in at least the last 40 years. The bear attacked him in his yard after he took his ...

2018 Naples Daily News Boys Soccer All-Area Team  Naples Daily News

Click here to see the 2018 Naples Daily News Wrestling All-Area Team. BOYS SOCCER. Player of the Year Finalists. Raymundo Cervantes in the Naples Daily ...

Violent Threats Against Schools Across Southwest Florida  WGCU News

Threats of violence against schools have been reported all across Southwest Florida recently. Below is what we know so far. All the stories are developing,

2018 Naples Daily News Boys Basketball All-Area Team  Naples Daily News

Click here to see the 2018 Naples Daily News Girls Basketball All-Area Team. BOYS BASKETBALL. Player of the Year Finalists. Ricky Jean-Baptiste in the ...

Five Collier County teachers honored with Golden Apple awards  Naples Daily News

Five Collier County teachers were surprised in their classrooms Friday with a Golden Apple award to recognize best practices in teaching.

2017 Graduates of Distinction  Naples Daily News

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

MLB Draft: Gulf Coast alums Marshall, Stone, Leon could be selected  Naples Daily News

Gulf Coast has seen four players get drafted since 2011. That number could increase this year, with three former Sharks being looked at by scouts.

FHSAA approves new classification system and playoff format using MaxPreps rankings  Naples Daily News

The new system will group schools by enrollment but also use MaxPreps rankings to determine district seeding and at-large playoff berths.

Teachers with sordid pasts slip into Southwest Florida schools  The News-Press

A look at some of the other teachers with dark pasts who have made their way past background checks and were hired into local schools.

Prep football: Gulf Coast rallies to shock Riverdale in overtime  Naples Daily News

After not playing for almost a month due to Hurricane Irma, it seemed to take the Gulf Coast High School football team just about forever to get untracked on ...

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 ...

Prep Football: Tops from Naples compete in U.S. All-American Bowl, National Combine  Naples Daily News

Two Collier County players competed in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, while at least a dozen local underclassmen were in the National Combine.

Sharks shut out Charlotte | Area Preps

NAPLES - All season long, Charlotte High School baseball coach Lavell Cudjo preached about hitting in the clutch for a team that had trouble all season doing it ...

Bear attacks man in Naples near high school  ABC Action News

A bear attacks a man after letting his dog out of his apartment in Naples.

Youth Football: FBU National Championships will return to Naples in 2018  Naples Daily News

The Freshman All-American Game also will be played in Naples this year, which could be the last before moving to a new stadium in 2019.

Prep golf: Remi Chartier leads Gulf Coast boys to Collier County Athletic Conference title  Naples Daily News

Matt Ariza waited two years to hold the Collier County Athletic Conference boys golf trophy. Teammate Remi Chartier made sure that happened for the senior.

Collier County students to see more security personnel on campus  NBC2 News

Collier County deputies are investigating threats made recently on social media against multiple schools in the county.

Summer school programs announced in Collier County  NBC2 News

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

Gulf Coast graduates thrive at military academies  Naples Daily News

Three motivated graduates of Gulf Coast High School are proving they have an awful lot in common — on the rugby field, in military *service* and in academic ...

St. Matthew's House graduates show what's possible after addiction recovery  Naples Daily News

The homeless shelter's addiction recovery program has graduated 470 former substance abusers since 2010.

Southwest Florida golf: Weather wreaks havoc with U.S. Open local qualifier at Eagle Creek  Naples Daily News

As is the possibility this time of year, Mother Nature had its way with the U.S. Open local qualifier at Eagle Creek Golf & Country Club on Thursday.

2018 Naples Daily News Girls Track All-Area Team  Naples Daily News

Click here to see the 2018 Naples Daily News Boys Track All-Area Team. GIRLS TRACK. Player of the Year Finalists. First Baptist Academy student and Track ...

Rubber duck race Saturday in North Naples will raise money to prevent child drownings  Naples Daily News

Do you have your ducks yet? The Great Naples Duck Race is set for Saturday at Sun-N-Fun Lagoon in North Naples, where thousands of yellow rubber ducks ...

Family, friends remember Collier teen  NBC2 News

A rare disease has taken the life of a teenager going into her junior year at Gulf Coast High School.

Collier students return to more secure schools on first day back  Naples Daily News

New security systems have been installed on each school's front door, and all high school students will be issued ID badges.

Prep Football: Gulf Coast coaches helping Team USA in International Bowl  Naples Daily News

Two coaches from Gulf Coast High School get a chance this week to teach some of the best youth football players in the country – and coach against some of the ...

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 ...

More bears seen in North Naples, residents say; FWC hears concerns  Naples Daily News

Florida's black bear population rose 53 percent between 2002 and 2014-15, the state wildlife agency said. Florida now has about 4000 black bears.

Former band director Hamberg receives 30 years in prison for sex with student  Naples Daily News

A judge sentenced former Gulf Coast High School band director Robert Hamberg to 30 years in prison on Thursday, concluding a two-year sexual battery case ...

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.

Football ref, baseball umpire from Naples awaits kidney transplant  Naples Daily News

Fundraiser planned for Little League coach on kidney transplant list.

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma kept 1 in 6 students in the USA out of school  USA TODAY

As many as 8.5 million students, or about one in six nationwide, lost school days to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

Hurricane Irma: Facebook post leads to outpouring of PB&J support  Naples Daily News

Margaret Jackson put out a simple Facebook post asking for some volunteers to donate peanut butter and jelly, some snacks and prepare food bags for victims ...

Report on Collier teen's death released  NBC2 News

We obtained the autopsy report Monday for the death of Christian Castaldo, 16, who was found lifeless in an Island Walk Community lake in July. The teen's ...

Pro lacrosse player coaches Southwest Florida youth  Naples Daily News

The 23 Lacrosse youth program is intended to educate young people about the game in Collier and Lee counties.

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 ...

Prep girls basketball: Gulf Coast falls to Winter Haven in 8A state semifinals  Naples Daily News

The Gulf Coast High School girls basketball team advanced to its first Final Four in school history with a deep, talented roster.

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.

Former GCHS baseball player found dead in Florida Keys  NBC2 News

A 30-year-old man from Naples, Florida was found dead offshore of Big Pine Key Sunday. Detectives from the Monroe County Sheriff's Major Crimes Unit say ...

SW Florida law enforcement agencies offer free active shooter training to communities  Naples Daily News

Sheriff's offices and police departments in Collier and Lee counties offer free active shooter training to groups in their communities.

Editorial: New development typically draws objections, but let’s listen first  Naples Daily News

In about a month, a long-expected new town of 10000 homes between Golden Gate Estates and Ave Maria will begin to come into the community's focus.

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 ...

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.

Celebrate the season: A list of holiday events and happenings in Southwest Florida  Naples Daily News

A complete guide to holiday happenings in Collier and south Lee counties.

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