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PREP BOYS SOCCER: Conchs provide coach with first victory against Gulliver

Walking off the pitch on Saturday afternoon with Key West High School boys soccer Coach Marc Pierre after his Conchs topped Gulliver Prep, 2-0, in an all-important District 16-2A match, the coach said he finally reached a long-term goal — to beat the Raiders. As a prep player for Key West and now in his[…]

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: ‘Canes blow lead in fourth, bow to Grace

Taking a double-digit lead into the fourth quarter, the inexperience of the Coral Shores High boys basketball team reared its ugly head Friday night as the ’Canes could not hold the lead against Grace Academy, which took advantage of several late miscues for a 59-57 victory in Tavernier. “It’s a learning experience and I know[…]

COED SOFTBALL: League says goodbye to year with playoffs early in 2019

The final games of the 2018 Key West Coed Softball League will be contested tonight at Pepe Hernandez Field. In the 7 p.m. soiree, Tropical Movers and T&W Chevron Auto Repair will meet in a matchup between the first- and last-place teams. The nightcap features The Roost and Key West Health in the meeting of[…]

Conchs get much-needed experience close at home

The focus was not necessarily on winning its home opening tri-meet for the Key West High wrestling team — although it was an added bonus topping Coral Shores 54-24 and South Miami by a point 27-26 — but more about more about gaining experience and getting the crowd out to watch Friday’s matches at Bobby[…]

Lady Canes drop Dolphins in non-conference outing

A pair of first-half free kicks put the Coral Shores High School girls soccer team on the winning track with a 5-1 victory over host Marathon on Friday night. Freshman Carlie Stanley was enthused with her team’s progress and outlook for the future. “It was a good game with Marathon and some amazing shots from[…]

Dolphins tie Canes in friendly Keys rivalry

With five minutes left in the friendly between Monroe County rivals Marathon and the Coral Shores high school boys soccer teams, the Dolphins scored late to knot the match 1-1, which how it ended on Friday evening at the Middle Keys campus. Longtime Hurricanes coach Jorge Bosque said try as Coral Shores might, it could[…]

Canes shut down pair of visitors

Seven points. That is all Coral Shores High girls basketball team allowed in the first quarter against Monroe County rivals Key West and Marathon on back-to-back night at its home court in Tavernier. By halftime, the Lady Conchs and Lady ‘Fins could muster up a combined 21 points against the Lady ‘Canes, who staked their[…]

THE CITIZEN’S PREP FEMALE SWIMMER OF THE YEAR: Marchetti grew up with championship aspirations

Swimming is more than a family affair for Coral Shores sophomore Zoe Marchetti — it is a way of life. Her parents, Sue and Tony Marchetti, swam competitively in college and now assist Olympic medalist Jon Olsen coaching the Florida Keys Swim Club. Brother Zybo Marchetti had a successful career with the Hurricanes and was[…]

PREP GIRLS SOCCER: Lady Conchs skin Crocs with mercy-run victory

Eight first-half goals by the Key West High School girls soccer team was all they needed in their District 16-2A match with Pinecrest Prep, which was held scoreless by the Lady Conchs on Thursday afternoon at the Homestead campus. The Conchs’ 8-0 mercy-rule victory added to Pinecrest’s winless season. Key West improved to 7-2 on[…]

PREP BOYS SOCCER: Conchs pull off comeback to remain in playoff pursuit

Down 2-0 well into the second half, the Key West High School boys soccer team rallied late in the District 16-2A match with Keys Gate to notch a 2-2 tie in an extremely important game with postseason implications. The Conchs and Knights both have 3-0-1 records in district play. Key West has a must-win home[…]