After completing the interview process, involving both in-state and out-of-state candidates, East Lee County High is proud to announce that internal candidate, David Smith, has been selected as the school’s next Head Varsity Football Coach. Coach Smith will be replacing Coach Scott Jones, who announced his resignation following his team’s first-ever District Championship this past season. (more…)
The Lee County Athletic Conference is proud to announce the names of the individuals who will be inducted into the 2013 Lee County Athletic Conference Hall of Fame. The 2013 class is composed of six high school student-athletes and two athletic contributors.
The following individuals will be honored and inducted:
- Phillip Buchanon, nominated from Lehigh Senior High School
- Glen Cary, nominated from Fort Myers High School
- Terrence Cody, nominated from Riverdale High School
- Ron Hoover, nominated from North Fort Myers High School
- Johnny Long, nominated from North Fort Myers High School
- Anthony McKenna, nominated from Mariner High School
- Tommy Toles, nominated from Cape Coral High School
- Elmer Tremont, nominated from Fort Myers High School
The induction banquet will be held April 7 at 7 p.m. at the Crown Plaza Hotel and Resort, at 13051 Bell Tower Drive, Fort Myers.
For tickets or information, contact David Burns at (239) 334-2167.
Lehigh girls’ basketball team won its first district championship in 14 years, holding off East Lee County 43-33 in the District 5A-14 final. Both the Lightning and the Jaguars will play next week in the state playoffs.
The Lightning will play at home in the region quarterfinals next week against either Cape Coral or Lemon Bay from the 5A-13 finale. And the Jaguars will go on the road to face either the Seahawks or Manta Rays. East Lee County is in the postseason for the first time ever.
East Lee County High School football head coach Scott Jones resigned after five seasons with the Jaguars.
Jones, said health and family concerns prompted his decision.
According to Jones, It’s the kids I’m going to miss the most, but he will be continuing teaching at East Lee County.
The Jaguars posted one winning season in Jones’ first four years before breaking out in 2012, winning their first state playoff victory. For Jones efforts, Jones was named the Florida Athletic Coaches Association District 18 Coach of the Year. (more…)
East Lee County Wins, Immokalee HS 2nd place and Community School of Naples 3rd place. The tournament had sixteen teams with 8 teams from out of the area.
All-Tournament team awards Natrone Means – Immokalee, Tshumbi Johnson – Immokalee, Winfred Ward – East Lee, Michael Yepes –East Lee, and Jeff Merton – Community School of Naples
Tournament MVP Gerard Tarin – East Lee
3-point Contest Winner – Maurid Murphy – Largo
Slam Dunk Contest Donavan Hale – Largo
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Game 17: 9:30am Lehigh Sr. 70 vs. Inlet Grove 53
Game 18: 11:00am Riverdale 37 vs. San Antonio (PR) 48
Game 19: 12:30pm Dunbar 59 vs. G. Holmes Braddock 57
Game 20: 2:00pm Palmetto Ridge 43 vs. American Sr. 60
Game 21: 3:30pm Naples 68 vs. Palm Beach Gardens 57
Game 22: 5:00pm Largo 84 vs. Walton (GA) 67
Game 23: 6:30pm Community School of Naples 47 vs. East Lee 50
Slam Dunk Contest Immediately After 6:30pm Game
Game 24: 8:30pm Immokalee 76 vs. Saint Xavier (KY) 58
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Game 9: 9:30am Lehigh Sr. 62 vs. Naples 68 OT
Game 10: 11:00am Palm Beach Gardens 83 vs. Inlet Grove 52
Game 11: 12:30pm Largo 80 vs. Riverdale 36
Game 12: 2:00pm San Antonio (PR) 51 vs. Walton (GA) 59
Game 13: 3:30pm Community School of Naples 62 vs. Dunbar 53
Game 14: 5:00pm G. Holmes Braddock 47 vs. East Lee 60
Game 15: 6:30pm Palmetto Ridge 62 vs. Immokalee 68 *
3 Point Shoot Out Contest – Winner Maurid Murphy Senior at Largo High School shooting nineteen 3 point shots in one minute
Game 16: 8:30pm American Sr. 59 vs. Saint Xavier (KY) 87
Please click the more button to see Fridays schedule and photos of the event. (more…)
Today was day one of the Holiday Madness Basketball Tournament at East Lee County High School. Game recaps
Game 1: Lehigh Sr. 53 Community School of Naples 66
Game 2: Dunbar 65 Naples 56
Game 3: Palm Beach Gardens 53 G. Holmes Braddock 63
Game 4: Inlet Grove 57 East Lee 71
Game 5: Palmetto Ridge 66 Largo 63
Game 6: Immokalee 57 Riverdale 29
Game 7: American Sr 63 San Antonio (PR) 49
Game 8: Walton (GA) 65 Saint Xavier (KY) 78
Game 1: 9:30am Lehigh Sr. vs. Naples
Game 2: 11:00am Palm Beach Gardens vs. Inlet Grove
Game 3: 12:30pm Largo vs. Riverdale
Game 4: 2:00pm San Antonio (PR) vs. Walton (GA)
Game 5: 3:30pm Community School of Naples vs. Dunbar
Game 6: 5:00pm G. Holmes Braddock vs. East Lee
Game 7: 6:30pm Palmetto Ridge vs. Immokalee
*3 Point Shoot Out Contest Immediately After 6:30 Game
Game 8: 8:30pm American Sr. vs. Saint Xavier (KY)
This is the fourth year that East Lee County High School has put on this basketball tournament, and the third year Lehigh Regional Medical Center has been the Naming Sponsor of the event. This year Teresa Goodlad State Farm Insurance will be the Presenting Sponsor of the tournament.
The first year ELCHS had 4 teams, second year 8 teams, third year 12 teams, and this year we have expanded to 16 teams. ELCHS is excited this year to have a team from Kentucky, Georgia, and Puerto Rico participating in the event this year. In addition we have great talent from the state of Florida coming to play in the event and it will be the most competitive field ELCHS has ever put together. (more…)
Story about Dean McNew at http://lehighacresgazette.info/news/mcnews-life-to-be-remembered-friday-night/
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