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PREP TRACK AND FIELD: Pedroza now on national stage after successful junior campaign

In just six simple laps around the track, Robert Pedroza changed his entire life. The rising Key West High senior went from a potential Division-II recruit to a legitimated D-I athlete by cutting a total of four seconds off his 800 meter time and six seconds off his 1,600, which made quite an impression at[…]

Nuff Said claims seventh annual Ladies Dolphin Tournament title

Seventy-eight anglers boarded 31 boats on Saturday, June 8, for what would be a great day of fishing in the Florida Keys Elks Lodge’s seventh annual Ladies Dolphin Tournament. The combined weight of three fish would determine the winners, in this one-day fishing event. “We had great weather and a fantastic turnout,” said tournament co-director[…]

Lady Conchs, Conch Town play before home crowds

After weeks of travel to South Florida destinations, three Key West Lady Conchs teams and the Key West Softball Academy Conch Town 12-and-Under team got to stay home for the annual Softball in Paradise Tournament at Key West. The Lady Conchs’ 8-andUnder team made it to the championship but could not pull off the title.[…]

Swimmers once again head ’round the rock on Saturday

Swimming enthusiasts, including those wearing mermaid tails, will attempt an epic swim around the island of Key West on Saturday, June 15, during a 12.5-mile open-water race for individuals and relay teams. Entrants in the annual Florida Keys Community College Swim Around Key West can register as solo competitors or in teams of two to[…]

MEN’S OVER-37 SOFTBALL: Morays take control of top seed, Snapper now one back of third

With one week remaining in the regular season, the T&W Chevron Auto Repair Morays took control of the top seed with a one-run victory against the Tommy Tiles FKWT Roncos, while the Breakfast Club Too Jaibas dropped a game back with a one-run loss to Rich’s Snappers. There are no games tonight, with the youth[…]

TAEKWONDO: Scepkova sisters garner invitations to Top 10 World Championships

There are two ways to garner an invitation to the taekwondo Top 10 World Championships: either by being ranked in the Top 10 of an age class by season’s end or by winning a district championship. In 2017, Emma Scepkova qualified for the annual event held yearly in Little Rock, and last year her younger[…]

On the fly: Hall of Famer Billy Pate changed the way anglers chase the big catch

Hanging behind the reel counter at the Worldwide Sportsman Bass Pro Shop in Islamorada is a mount of a 188-pound tarpon that was caught on 16-pound test tippet. The tarpon makes almost anyone ask when they see it, “How do you land a fish that big with a fly rod?” Billy Pate did it and[…]

5 Brothers extends lead without playing

Without even playing a gane last week, 5 Brothers (7-0 overall) padded its league lead as Conch Town (6-3) dropped Jolly’s (6-3) back into a tie for second after falling a game back due to a loss to Charlie Mac’s. The win for the Mac’s (2-4) kept them even with Key West Softball Academy (2-4),[…]

COED SOFTBALL: Standings tighten as season begins to wind down

The race for the top seed in the Key West Coed Softball league became really tight after last week’s action as Key West Health (6-3 overall) lost to T&W Chevron Auto Repair (7-4) to leave them tied atop the standing, just a half-game ahead of third-place Tropical Movers (6-4), but most importantly, just 2 1[…]

Celebrate Conch Pride

The Key West City Commission recently commended the Key West High School baseball and softball teams for ‘displaying extraordinary strength, discipline and determination throughout their 2019 seasons.’ Both programs earned district championship titles and advanced in the regional tournament, with the baseball team finishing in the top 16 teams of the state and the softball[…]