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New players sought for season opener

The Men’s Over-39 Softball League — also known as the Jewfish League — begins a new season on Friday.Players are needed for the four-team league, which will play a 25-game season and will run well into spring of 2018.  Games are played at 7 and 8:30 p.m. each Friday night except for holidays, three-day weekends[…]

Cudas fall in opener, fire shutout in nightcap

The Lower Keys Barracudas Baseball team went 1-1 on Sunday, the opening day of action in the Cooperstown Dreams Park National Invitational Tournament at Cooperstown, New York. The Cudas faltered in the sixth inning of their opener and let the game slip away in the final frame, but came back with a power-infused, one-hit shutout[…]

Youth basketball camp open for registration

There are still slots open for the W.I.T.T.S. “Whatever It Takes to Succeed” Training youth basketball camp, which is set for Thursday and Friday at Sugarloaf Elementary. Camp organizer Demetrius Roach of the Key West Summer Basketball League INC. said the 7-13 year olds will train from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and the 14-18[…]

Senior Spotlight: Jair Torres

Q: How long have you been playing your sports? A: Soccer I’ve been playing for around 13 years and football I joined about a year ago. Q: Did you ever play any other sports? A: Used to play basketball and taekwondo for about 10 years when I was little, but I stopped to focus on[…]

REEF looking for survey volunteers

Last week, the Reef Environmental Education Foundation celebrated the 150,000th fish survey processed in the Tropical Western Atlantic survey region as part of the REEF Volunteer Fish Survey Project. Volunteer divers and snorkelers made this significant milestone possible.  More than 11,000 REEF volunteers have submitted surveys at more than 8,000 sites throughout Florida, the Caribbean,[…]

Knowing where to look to get some tail-tail-tail

One of the more unique fish found swimming about in our waters is the strange looking tripletail. Although they provide an outstanding dining experience, I don’t know of a fisherman in the Florida Keys who leaves the dock intent on pursuing this odd species. Tripletail, more often than not, are simply a target of opportunity[…]

Cudas jump into New York tourney

The Lower Keys Cudas began their week of baseball at the Cooperstown Dreams Park Invitational Tournament on Saturday with the opening ceremony along with 103 other teams. The highlight of the opening day was the skills competition, ending with the home run derby. At 8:30 a.m. today, the Cudas begin the games against a strong[…]

Health Notes

HIV TESTING — KEY WEST • Gordon Rollins Center, 1434 Kennedy Drive, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., appointments are strongly urged. 305-296-6196. • Florida Department of Health in Monroe County, Gato Building, 1100 Simonton St., walk-in Monday and Wednesday, from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. 305-809-5664 or[…]

Senior Spotlight: Mason Baker

Q: How long have you been playing your sports? A: Tennis I started when I was about 8 and cross country I started in sixth grade. Q: Did you ever play any other sports? A: I played baseball until seventh grade, but I fell in love with tennis and had to make a choice between[…]

Walker, Thommes, Wood, Jones take LKGA scramble

The Lower Keys Golf Association held its monthly scramble on Sunday, July 9, at the Key West Golf Club. The Low Gross score of  56.75  was posted by the team of Steve Walker, Brooks Thommes, Frank Wood and Tim Jones. The Low Net score of 61.45 was posted by the team of Mike Feltman, Janice[…]