Exploring the 10,000 Islands by Boat


The 10,000 Islands span a vast majority of land and water, and without proper guidance, it is easy to become lost. The 10,000 Islands area is rich with mangrove islands and a variety of sea life and plant life to discover. When you charter a boat to discover the wonders this area has to offer, you will be granted the […]

Dashing Through Hideaway With the Kiwanis 5K

It’s hard to believe that December 1, 2018 marks the sixth year for the Marco Island Kiwanis 5K. The Kiwanis 5K is a family-friendly race that starts at the beautiful Tigertail Beach entrance and meanders through sections of Hideaway Beach, giving racers a view of the preserve, golf course, and prime Marco real estate. Proceeds from the 5K will fund […]

Back-to-Back Wins for Manta Rays

The Marco Island Academy (MIA) boys and girls’ soccer teams scored back-to-back wins against Southwest Florida Christian Academy at Winterberry Park. MIA girls defeated Southwest Florida Christian Academy with a score of 8-0. Hailey Cartwright (2021) had four goals and one assist. Morgan Malie (2021) had one goal, one assist and play goalie for half the game. Savannah Heimerl (2020) […]

Rays Suffer Defeat at the Hands of the King’s

The Marco Island Academy Rays girls and boys basketball teams faced the tough competitors of Southwest Florida Christian Academy (SFCA) on December 4. The Lady Rays were defeated with a final score of 10-49. Mary Vale was the top scorer for the Rays with five points. The competition continued to be fierce in the boys’ game. Both Johnny Watt and […]

Fishing Forecast for December


It is officially December, and with this fall/winter month, we will begin to see much milder weather patterns in the 10,000 Islands area. Alongside these milder weather patterns, we will also experience much lower humidity, minimal rain, lighter winds, and some pretty active species of fish. With winter on its way in, a lot of the more local fish are […]

Formula 1 Pickleball

Coach Wayne’s Corner

Many different sports correlate, relate and connect with one another. Whenever I compete in a sport, I like to compare and utilize knowledge which I have gained from other sports and apply those strategies to whatever game I am playing. While I have never had the privilege of being personally or professionally involved with Formula 1 racing, I have been […]

Local Support

Coach Wayne’s Corner

With all of the issues going on in the world today, it can be difficult to find positive and happy news. Every time you turn on the TV or pick up a newspaper, it seems to all be bad news. Hurricanes, green algae, red tide, mass shootings, sex scandals, international, national and let’s not forget about local politics! The left […]

Pro Watercross World Championships

The Pro Watercross World Championships returned to Sugden Regional Park in Naples, and once again, the Freestyle Event thrilled and amazed the crowds. The Freestyle Event featured athletes performing two-minute routines in an Olympic-style format for a panel of judges. Freestyle highlights the athletes’ acrobatic abilities and their watercraft; it is a crowd favorite, and spectators enjoy the chance to […]

6th Annual 13th Avenue South Skim Jam

The 6th Annual 13th Avenue South Skim Jam, hosted by Old Naples Surf Shop, brought excitement and thrills to the beach in Old Napes recently. The top three finishers in each division received prizes. All proceeds from the event benefitted Audubon of the Western Everglades. WINNERS LIST GIRLS: 1st Place – Jazzlyn Meja 2nd Place – Kaedyn Stoltzfus 3rd Place […]

Golf Tournament Benefits MIA Student Success Fund

The Squire’s Pro-Am Golf Tournament was held on October 28th with a shotgun start at 1 PM. Terry McCreanor hosts the event on an annual basis in honor of Gene Sarazen. Gene’s daughter, Mary Ann and his granddaughter, Pam Ilnicki were in attendance along with 18 full teams (72 players plus 18 pros). One Marco Island Academy (MIA) student was […]

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