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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.

Deputies investigating social media post 'causing concern' at Gulf Coast, Palmetto Ridge High  Naples Daily News

Deputies are investigating a social media post referencing Gulf Coast High School and Palmetto Ridge High School that is "causing concern," a CCSO ...

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.

High school football 2018: The Naples Daily News previews all Week 2 games  The News-Press

Miami-Palmetto at Naples High is the Game of the Week, while Barron Collier and Golden Gate host big games.

PrepZone: Six Gulf Coast athletes sign with Division I schools  Naples Daily News

Gulf Coast High School has had ceremonies with more athletes, but it would be hard to find a bigger signing day than what the Sharks had Monday. Six Gulf ...

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 ...

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 ...

Palmetto Ridge, Gulf Coast high school choirs learn on stage at Carnegie Hall  Naples Daily News

Standing on stage in front of 2,800 red velvet chairs beneath soaring gold-plated arches Monday, Palmetto Ridge High School senior Meaghan Lake couldn't ...

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.

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.

2018 Graduates of Distinction  Naples Daily News

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

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

CCSO: Collier student accused of threatening teacher, another student in protective custody  Naples Daily News

She used another student's e-mail account Sunday to send an e-mail to a teacher that said, "Shooting you and the school Tuesday," authorities said.

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.

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 ...

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 deputies investigating concerning social media post  NBC2 News

The Collier County Sheriff's Office is investigating a social media post said to threaten Gulf Coast High School and Palmetto Ridge High School.

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 golf: Gulf Coast boys, girls headed to 3A state tournament  Naples Daily News

The Gulf Coast High School boys and girls golf teams are going to the Class 3A state tournament.

Prep football: Pete Fominaya leaving Gulf Coast for coaching job in Georgia  Naples Daily News

Pete Fominaya led a revival of the Gulf Coast High School football program the last six years. Before that, he did the same at Lehigh Senior High. He'll now be ...

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 ...

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.

U.S. News & World Report rankings: Mixed results for Collier's high schools  Naples Daily News

Correction: The data U.S. News & World Report provided to the Daily News did not include Gulf Coast High School. Updated data shows the school ranked 713 ...

Gulf Coast High School code yellow lockdown lifted  NBC2 News

Gulf Coast High School is on a code yellow lockdown - that means classes go on as usual - but no one can leave or enter the 'perimeter', according to the Collier ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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,

Prep Football: Still plenty of signing left to do on National Signing Day  Naples Daily News

This year's National Signing Day might not have the pomp and pageantry that usually comes with it each February. However, plenty of high school football ...

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.

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 ...

Southwest Florida Social Calendar 2018-19  Gulfshore Life

The fundraisers, balls, galas, tournaments, luncheons and other charity events of the social season.

Bear injures man outside Naples home, neighbors on alert  Wink News

One man got more than he expected when he opened up his front door Tuesday night. Andrew Meunier was letting his dogs outside when a large bear attacked ...

Milestone Moments: Gulf Coast High grad completes Air Force boot camp  Naples Daily News

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Ashley D. Mausen, a 2008 Gulf Coast High School graduate, finished basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, ...

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

Steve and Patti Coffin first saw black bears near their home in North Naples during last year's solar eclipse. Patti went outside shortly before the moon moved in ...

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, ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

Palmetto Ridge football aims for playoffs after adding transfers  Naples Daily News

Despite ending last season on a six-game losing streak, no Collier County high school football team received more attention this offseason than Palmetto Ridge.

Girls Prep of the Week: Jordan Cloutier, Gulf Coast basketball  Naples Daily News

With less than two seconds remaining and down by one point against a New York playoff-caliber team, Gulf Coast High School girls basketball coach Mark ...

21 pepper-sprayed, 3 arrested after Collier senior prank  NBC2 News

Twenty-one students at Gulf Coast High in Collier County were hit by pepper spray when a Collier County deputy used the chemical to break up a fight on ...

2 Naples students selected to march in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade  Naples Daily News

Alexis Anand and Luis Nicacio grew up watching the parade on TV. Now they'll have a chance to live their dream.

Summer school programs announced in Collier County  NBC2 News

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

From Naples to Nashville: Joshua Hedley makes country music's big time  Naples Daily News

Joshua Hedley, who grew up in Golden Gate Estates, recorded his first album on a label founded by Jack White and will perform Friday at the Opry.

Youth football: FBU National Championships return to Naples starting Sunday  Naples Daily News

In 2014, the FBU National Championships hosted the semifinals and finals of the sixth, seventh- and eighth-grade national championships in Naples.

Southwest Florida golf column: First Tee locals to play in PURE Insurance Championship  Naples Daily News

The First Tee of Naples/Collier will have three representatives playing in the PURE Insurance Championship Impacting The First Tee in September.

Teens arrested, accused of stealing soccer star Abby Wambach’s car in Naples  Naples Daily News

Naples police reported they recently arrested three juveniles in connection with the burglary and theft of a car belonging to former soccer star Abby Wambach, ...

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.

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 ...

FBU National Championship is a win for Collier County's economy  Naples Daily News

As the Football University championship event grows, so does its impact on Collier County.

Immokalee, Naples students learn entrepreneurship together  Naples Daily News

Students from opposite ends of Collier County are learning entrepreneurship during a vulnerable time — when the company is rebranding itself.

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 ...

2016 NDN Girls Tennis Player of the Year: Viva Laas, Gulf Coast High School  Naples Daily News

Sophomore Viva Laas made her debut as a high school tennis player at Gulf Coast during the 2016 season. She had plenty of experience playing individual ...

PrepZone: 2017 Daily News Coach of the Year finalists for Southwest Florida Sports Awards  Naples Daily News

The finalists for the inaugural Naples Daily News Coach of the Year Award took their teams to new heights this year, and they did in in their own style.

Drug trend played possible role in Collier teen's death  NBC2 News

A drug trend may have played a role in the death of a Collier County teen this summer. It involves something that most people have in their medicine cabinet ...

Youth football: Lee County teams bring local flair to FBU National Championships  Naples Daily News

The Gulf Coast Mustangs and the Cypress Lake Hornets compete at FBU National Championships new 9U and 10U invitational.

Naples brothers invent valve to prevent toilets overflowing  Naples Daily News

Water leaks can not only cost money but also damage property. Two brothers who graduated from Gulf Coast High hope to change that with a simple device they ...

Future leaders: Sons of the American Revolution chapter honors JROTC cadets  Naples Daily News

Thais Martinez, 17, knows what it takes to be a model citizen. She credits her school's JROTC program for that.

Longtime Naples youth football ref, baseball umpire awaiting kidney transplant dies  Naples Daily News

Carmine DeCianni, youth football referee and baseball umpire, died Sunday morning of an apparent heart attack while awaiting a kidney transplant.

2016 Naples Daily News All-Area Girls Swimming Team  Naples Daily News

GIRLS SWIMMING. Swimmer of the Year Finalists. 2016 Fall Player of the Year finalist Emma Feehery, Buy Photo. 2016 Fall Player of the Year finalist Emma ...

Retired educator Kathy Ryan to run for Collier County School Board for fourth time  Naples Daily News

North Naples resident Kathy Ryan will run for the District 3 seat, which is currently held by board vice chair Erika Donalds. Two other seats are up for election in ...

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 ...

Naples student one of 18 worldwide to receive perfect score on AP Calculus exam  Naples Daily News

If Jay-Z has 99 problems — as he raps about in his song — Naples native Noah Zinn could probably solve them all.

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.

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 man arrested for allegedly stalking neighbor  Wink News

NAPLES, Fla. An 18-year-old man is accused of stalking his neighbor and fellow student from Gulf Coast High School, the Collier County Sheriff's Office said.

Southwest Florida golf column: First Tee's Ariza, Nunner picked for Champions Tour event  Naples Daily News

The First Tee of Naples/Collier is sending Matt Ariza and Sam Nunner to the PGA Tour Champions' PURE Insurance Championship at Pebble Beach from Sept.

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 ...

School Board 2018: Second candidate vying for Erika Donalds’ seat  Naples Daily News

Former Naples Park Elementary teacher and mother of four Jen Mitchell filed for candidacy in the 2018 election Monday, following in the footsteps of repeat ...

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 ...

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 ...

High-energy New Naples bands with brass vie for the big jobs  Naples Daily News

At one time, Naples imported all its large-format bands, but now there are at least three in town, ready for big events.

Mother-in-law of embattled band director speaks of past student affair  Naples Daily News

Kathleen Hancock remembers her daughter Dianne as a sweet girl and a good student who loved music. And Jacqueline Rush, the ex-wife of the band director ...

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 ...

Southwest Florida golf: Dudley Hart warming up for Champions Tour at Yuengling Open  Naples Daily News

Dudley Hart is ready to be a rookie again. But first, he's playing in the Yuengling Open at Fort Myers Country Club this weekend.

Addison Place by Barron Collier Companies and CC Residential unveiled  Naples Daily News

Barron Collier Companies and CC Residential announced a new multi-family residential project, Addison Place, on the northwest corner of Immokalee Road ...

Size doesn't matter: Virginia Tech wide receiver, Naples resident defying doubters  Naples Daily News

Virginia Tech wide receiver C.J. Carroll wasn't recruited by any Division I schools, who thought he was too small. He's now a starter in the ACC.

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.

Veteran's Day events in Southwest Florida - NBC2 News  NBC2 News

A list of events in Southwest Florida honoring and recognizing veterans.

Photos from Ida Baker at Estero high school football game  The News-Press

Estero's Marcos De la Cruz almost strips the ball loose from Bulldog quarterback Evan Hubbard as he tackles him from behind. Subscribe Now.

West-East Collier internships bring social, business lessons for Naples, Immokalee teens  Naples Daily News

Kids reflect on their interships that brought together Naples, Immokalee teens to help build a business.

Eight Lee, six Collier schools make U.S. News rankings  The News-Press

Eight Lee County schools and six Collier County Schools received gold, silver or bronze medals in the U.S. News Best High School rankings. Lee County ...

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 ...

Teens seen breaking into cars inside Naples community  NBC2 News

Deputies with the Collier County Sheriff's Office are heavily present in the Ibis Cove gated community after one deputy saw a pair of teens breaking into cars.

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.

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