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Key West athletes branch out with future at college, beyond

Three notable Key West seniors inked their college letters-of-intent on Wednesday afternoon to play their sport at the next level. Softball player Jade Castillo signed with Tallahassee Community College. She got a full ride to study and play at TCC with the hope of a spot on the National Championship Florida State squad in two[…]

Triumph moves Roncos to No. 1; Snappers nab victory, new name

A pair of new sponsors was added over the past week for the now Riches Snappers and Breakfast Club Too Jaibas of the Key West Men’s Over-37 Softball League. In league action last week at DeWitt Roberts Field, the Tommy Tiles FKWT Roncos took control of the standings with a win over the T&W Chevron[…]

Guyet gave up football for boxing, hooked way to state championship

At the urging of local Police Athletic League President Alfredo Vasquez Jr., PAL boxing coach Ricky Jackson entered 11-year-old newcomer Teak Guyet in the recent PAL Boxing State Championship and he brought home a state championship in the junior bantamweight class. It is a first time in the local PAL chapter a local boxer has[…]

Child, Allen set to run with top seniors in state Florida

Keys senior cross country runners Aydan Child of Marathon and Key West’s Owen Allen will compete in the FACA Senior All-Star Classic on Saturday, Nov. 17, at Holloway Park in Lakeland. The Keys harriers will run for the South team as runners from the North, East and West will run in the four-team competition. Marathon[…]

‘Canes open with pair of wins, facing hard stretch

The next seven matches for the Coral Shores High boys soccer team will in essence determine where the Hurricanes stand come postseason time, starting with tonight’s District 16-2A contest against Everglades Prep, so to already have a pair of wins and 10 goals in the first week of the season, for Hurricanes coach Jorge Bosque,[…]

PREP GIRLS SOCCER: Lady Conchs pounds Patriots to start season with, 4-1, victory

What a difference a season makes. In 2017, Tom Bellingham took over the Key West High School girls soccer program as head coach and the transition was a little rocky over the course of the season. On Tuesday afternoon at Tommy Roberts Memorial Stadium, it was a whole different team. The Conchs outplayed Florida Christian[…]

PREP CROSS COUNTRY: Keys distance runners add to record tallies during FHSAA State Finals

It was an historic finish for Marathon and Key West boys distance runners at the Florida High School Cross Country State Championships Saturday in Tallahassee. Marathon sophomore Jon Pitchford ran to an unprecedented second-place finish in the Class 1A boys finals with a Keys-best time this season of 15:58.93 and a school record. The Key[…]

Monroe County collects four medals at state games

Fourteen athletes, 10 unified partners, six coaches. That was the roll call from Monroe County during the 2018 Special Olympics Florida Fall Classic on Nov. 2-3 at ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando. They competed in four sports: unified flag football, unified cheerleading, powerlifting and senior athletic games and, supported by parents and chaperones[…]

Hurricanes’ Zoe Marchetti, Conchs’ Sweeney, Cowan garner berth in state finals

A trio of Keys swimmers qualified for the Florida High School Swimming and Diving State Championships set for Friday and Saturday, Nov. 16-17, at the Sailfish Splash Waterpark and Aquatics Center in Stuart, Florida. Key West senior Cruse Sweeney advanced in two events, and in the process broke the school records in both events. Sweeney[…]

T&W Chevron, Roost take care of business

Heading into week seven of the Key West Coed Softball League, T&W Chevron Auto Repair remained unbeaten with a win over the second-place Blind Squirrels. The Roost improved to 3-3 with a victory against Tropical Movers. On the schedule for tonight, T&W Chevron Auto Repair takes on Tropical Movers in the 7 p.m. game. At[…]