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Giana Ancheta Spotlight

Q: How long have you been playing your sports? A: I’ve been playing volleyball since fifth grade. I just tried swimming my junior year and then I did track my freshman and sophomore years. Q: Did you ever play any other sports? A: Nope. Q: Why did you get started with volleyball in fifth grade[…]

Never say never attitude lands Sullivan in first

KEY WEST — Eight is now Eric Sullivan’s lucky number. That’s how many times the Miami resident has entered the 12.5-mile Swim Around Key West. Three times he was runner-up, but never winner, and was third a few more times. On Saturday morning, Sullivan, 51, was not to be denied. He stayed well ahead of[…]

HEADS UP Locals focus on education, certified helmets to reduce traumas

The National Football League and the National Collegiate Athletic Association are taking gigantic steps to prevent head traumas by reducing head-to-head contact and providing state of the art headgear that is thoroughly scrutinized, tested and retested at all levels — down to youth football in Key West. Key West Junior Football League President Peter Estevez[…]

Senior Spotlight: Frisone

Q: How long have you been playing your sports? A: Football, I’ve been playing since seventh grade, so about five years. Track has always been on and off. I did it my sophomore year, but didn’t do it my junior year to keep my grades up and I plan on competing next year. Q: Did[…]

Nearly 175 to follow in the strokes of Fugina

KEY WEST — In 1977, Anna Fugina swam her first circumference of the island as part of a therapy program to help in her recovery from a car accident. Without the knowledge of tides and currents, it would take her 12 hours and 59 minutes to complete the 12.5-mile course. But it started a trend[…]

Conch Town U10 has to settle for second place

Just three teams from Key West entered the Boca I [Heart] Dad Father’s Day Classic Softball Tournament over the weekend in Boca Raton. The Key West Softball Academy’s Conch Town Under 10  team took second place with a 5-1 record. The U10 team had to settle for second due to rain washing out the championship[…]

Regular season winding down, playoffs slated for Saturday

Indians, Twins to play in San Juan on April 17-18 next year AP-BBA–Indians-Twins-Puerto Rico 06/21/2017 4:52PM – 189 words Eds: APNewsNow. With AP Photos. NEW YORK (AP) — Cleveland and Minnesota will play a two-game series at San Juan on April 17-18, Major League Baseball’s first regular-season games in Puerto Rico since 2010. The commissioner’s[…]

Wilson earns top pro honors at USPTA Florida banquet

Brock Wilson co-owner of Paradise Tennis in Key West at 1800 Atlantic was recently awarded the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), District 19 Pro of the Year at the USPTA Florida Conference in Naples on June 1st. According to the press release, Wilson created tennis opportunities for juniors and adults throughout the Keys. He[…]

Struyf powers Runner Ups to opening-night victory

The Key West Coed Softball League began the summer season on Tuesday night at Pepe Hernandez Softball Field. Ten teams are entered the fray for the campaign which is scheduled to run through mid-August — weather permitting. Game schedules, stats and team rosters can be found on the league web site at: http://www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=kwces. Runner Ups[…]

Senior Spotlight: Z. Jackson

Q: How long have you been playing soccer? A: I think about 10 or 11 years. Q: Did you ever play any other sports? A: I tried volleyball and track my freshman year. Q: What was it about soccer that made you decide to stick with just that? A: My dad played it growing up,[…]