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Florida manatees on the move; awareness makes the difference

People who remember in November to watch out for manatees as they begin migrating to warmer waters are making a difference in the species’ survival. Florida is home to more than 6,600 manatees. With the arrival of Manatee Awareness Month, people again are slowing down and looking out for these large aquatic mammals in waterways[…]

Despite setback Kevin Cowan never lost sight of record-setting goal

Going into his senior season for the Key West High School swim team, Kevin Cowan had one goal in mind ­— break the school record for the boys’ 100-yard butterfly en route to a berth in the Class 2A State Championships. Months of preparation for his senior year were upended when the season was nearly[…]

Carbone followed brother’s course to successful season

Swimming is a family affair for Key West High School junior Francesca Carbone. Her brother, T.J. Carbone, graduated from Key West High in 2015 with a school record in the 200-yard freestyle, two trips to the Class 2A Championships, and he was named the 2015 Citizen’s Male Swimmer of the Year. The younger Carbone said[…]

Recart, Lady ‘Fins open preseason with victory against rival Lady Conchs

Just weeks before the start of the season, the Marathon High girls basketball team made a coaching change, but it did not affect the team on the court as Lady ‘Fins were able to open the preseason with a 37-25 victory against Monroe County rival Key West on Wednesday night in Dolphins Country. “I am[…]

‘Fins open season with mercy shutout over Bulldogs

The season opener for the Marathon High School girls’ soccer team was very successful. The Lady Dolphins logged an 8-0 mercy rule shutout over District 16-1A opponent Archbishop Coleman F. Carroll on Tuesday night at the Miami campus. Second year Marathon coach Kelly Struyf said several of her players had highlights against the Bulldogs, but[…]

No Lollygagging: Welzien completes 96th swim around Key West

With time running out on accomplishing his goal of reaching the century mark of swims around Key West this year, Bill Welzien completed No. 96 on Nov. 2 in 6 hours and 11 minutes with his daughter, Jane Welzien, riding shotgun as his support kayaker from and to Smathers Beach. “This was an uncomfortable venture,”[…]

Morays, Jaibas handle foes with early outbursts

The T&W Chevron Auto Repair Morays motored to nine runs in the first, nine more in the fourth and they stepped on the gas in the bottom of the fifth for 10 more runs en route to a 31-15 win over the Tommy Tiles/FKWT Roncos on Friday night in Men’s Over-39 Softball League action at[…]

Dolphins begin season with convincing mercy victory

Despite not being able to play on their home pitch, the Marathon High boys soccer team was still able to open the season with an 8-0 mercy-rule victory against Colonial Christian on Monday afternoon at Marathon Community Park. “It was a great first game of the season,” said first-year coach Jeff Cox. “We expect to[…]

Ayala helped lead Lady Canes’ rebuild

ISLAMORADA — In what had to be considered a rebuilding year for the Coral Shores High School volleyball team, during which the Lady Canes had only four upperclassmen on the roster, senior libero Tatiana Ayala stepped into the leadership role and set a foundation for the future of the program en route to becoming The[…]

Week’s worth of racing action ends with two new champions, four repeat winners and Miss Geico returning to the top

Four titles were defended by the Performance Boat Center, AMH Construction, 2nd Amendment and LSB Hurricane of Awesomeness, while the Miss Geico returned to the top of the podium and two more first-time champions, Team Allen Lawn and Landscape and Shadow Pirate, raced to victory during the final day of action at Superboat International’s 37th[…]